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Subject: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: bchris02 on 07/17/13 at 11:26 pm

This is a spin on the thread in the '90s forum.  What part of the '00s will be the most remembered as their defining years?

I will say the late '00s.  2007-09 specifically.  The Great Recession, Obama, and Lady Gaga will define the '00s for future generations.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jquar on 07/17/13 at 11:35 pm

9/11, Iraq War, Bush/Obama, The Recession, Internet growth

Kind of spread out throughout the decade, but 9/11 was easily the biggest news story and should stand out the most when looking back.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Brian06 on 07/17/13 at 11:40 pm

LOL Obama will be president overall from 2009-2017. That's only 1 year in the '00s, almost all his presidency is in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Emman on 07/18/13 at 12:46 am


This is a spin on the thread in the '90s forum.  What part of the '00s will be the most remembered as their defining years?

I will say the late '00s.  2007-09 specifically.  The Great Recession, Obama, and Lady Gaga will define the '00s for future generations.


Obama will define the '00s even though Bush was president for the majority of the decade I mean wtf!!!! That sounds incredibly stupid right there, ONE FREAKING YEAR IN The 2000s VERSUS 7 YEARS OF PRESIDENCY IN THE 2010s. The stuff you say is getting more and more ridiculous all the time.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Red Ant on 07/18/13 at 1:11 am

Obama did more damage in one year than bush did in 8. What part will I remember the most? sheeshty economy, high fuel prices and sheeshty music.

Ant

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Brian06 on 07/18/13 at 1:30 am

The biggest thing that stuck out about the '00s was the end of the economic boom of the '90s, 9/11 and the wars, and the gas prices. In 1999 all the talk was how America was more prosperous than ever, and that we were in amazing shape heading into the new millennium, by 2002 only 3 years later we were at war, the "surplus" was gone, and the economy was in the toilet. I remember when my dad put gas in our car in the '90s when gas was only ~1.00-1.10 a gallon, 10 bucks would like fill up our tank, today I put 10 bucks in my car and I get what seems like a drop ROFL. We did recover some shortly in the mid '00s, but gas kept rising, and then the great recession happened and the recovery has been slow and pessimism is still very high. Gas remains 3.50-4.00 a gallon and the war in afghanistan still drags on.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jquar on 07/18/13 at 2:26 am


LOL Obama will be president overall from 2009-2017. That's only 1 year in the '00s, almost all his presidency is in the 2010s.


It may seem difficult to believe right now, but his election was a very big deal back in 2008. Enough so that it was a decade defining event.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Starde on 07/18/13 at 3:37 am

Yeah, when I think of what I'll remember the most from the 00's I definitely don't immediately think much from 2007-2009, although there are some important events. I tend to mostly think of the early to mid 00's. Here's topics that immediately come to mind:

9/11
The Bush Administration
Iraq War and the whole War on Terror
2000, 2004
2008 Presidential Elections and Obama becoming the first biracial POTUS
2004 Bush vs. Kerry Presidential Election
Capture of Saddam Hussein
Hurricane Katrina
2004 Tsunami
Recession
Birth of social media
The iPod and online downloading further changing the music industry
Growth of the internet and technology


Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Mat1991 on 07/18/13 at 6:54 am

I think a lot of people will be talking about those flip phones ('00s equivalent of those '90s brick phones). People today even talk about them, but not necessarily with fondness ("Remember those ugly flip phones?"). I remember when I got a flip phone for the first time and I was so excited because they were all the rage (and it could take pictures, too!).  :P

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/18/13 at 6:59 am


Yeah, when I think of what I'll remember the most from the 00's I definitely don't immediately think much from 2007-2009, although there are some important events. I tend to mostly think of the early to mid 00's. Here's topics that immediately come to mind:

9/11
The Bush Administration
Iraq War and the whole War on Terror
2000, 2004
2008 Presidential Elections and Obama becoming the first biracial POTUS
2004 Bush vs. Kerry Presidential Election
Capture of Saddam Hussein
Hurricane Katrina
2004 Tsunami
Recession
Birth of social media
The iPod and online downloading further changing the music industry
Growth of the internet and technology


What you mentioned certainly sums it up. ^

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/18/13 at 9:02 am

If there was a president that defined the 00s it's nobody else than George W. Bush.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/18/13 at 3:40 pm

The original post has poor logic. Sorry bchris02, but I just have to agree with the comments by the majority of people here.

* The Great Recession was harder for people in the early '10s than the late '00s
* Obama spent 1 year in the '00s and his presidency may have been a big deal but you could say that about many elections. If you argue that it was a milestone to have a black president, I'd say that Martin Luther King's speech is more historically significant. The government still had black people in politics before 2008
* Lady Gaga represents a transition from one decade to the next. Lady Gaga doesn't represent the '00s.

It would make more sense like this:

* 9/11 has had such a strong impact on society that is still felt today, and is such a large part of what living through the decade meant that to say it won't be a highlight moment of the '00s is plain ridiculous
* Bush wasn't only president for 9/11 but he was also president during the 2003 Iraq invasion. Bush won the 2000 election and was still officially president at the very beginning of 2009. He was therefore relevant for the whole decade, not just the late '00s.
* What Eminem did for hip hop is just as significant if not moreso than Lady Gaga. Not only that, but Eminem was the best-selling artist overall, which isn't surprising because he was there for the whole thing.

I'd also like to add:

* 2000/2001 wasn't just the dawn of a new decade, it was the dawn of a new century, even new millenium. Do you not think future generations will wonder what it was like when it all started?

I would therefore say the early-mid 2000s.

You only think the late '00s will be easier to remember because it's more recent and therefore fresher in the mind.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/18/13 at 6:20 pm


Yeah, when I think of what I'll remember the most from the 00's I definitely don't immediately think much from 2007-2009, although there are some important events. I tend to mostly think of the early to mid 00's. Here's topics that immediately come to mind:

9/11
The Bush Administration
Iraq War and the whole War on Terror
2000, 2004
2008 Presidential Elections and Obama becoming the first biracial POTUS
2004 Bush vs. Kerry Presidential Election
Capture of Saddam Hussein
Hurricane Katrina
2004 Tsunami
Recession
Birth of social media
The iPod and online downloading further changing the music industry
Growth of the internet and technology


Don't forget the explosion of reality TV

And to answer the OP's question, I think the first half will be most remembered.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/18/13 at 7:35 pm


If there was a president that defined the 00s it's nobody else than George W. Bush.


I agree, George W.Bush will be remembered during the 00's era.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/18/13 at 7:37 pm

Don't forget the explosion of reality TV

That started in 2000 with Survivor & Big Brother.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/18/13 at 7:59 pm


That started in 2000 with Survivor & Big Brother.


Correct, and it was in the first half of the decade that Survivor was the top-rated show in America. Most of the big shows like American Idol, The Amazing Race and Fear Factor began in the first half of the decade.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: bchris02 on 07/18/13 at 9:38 pm


LOL Obama will be president overall from 2009-2017. That's only 1 year in the '00s, almost all his presidency is in the 2010s.


Obama's election was in 2008.  I think it was one of the biggest events of the decade.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: bchris02 on 07/18/13 at 9:40 pm


Obama will define the '00s even though Bush was president for the majority of the decade I mean wtf!!!! That sounds incredibly stupid right there, ONE FREAKING YEAR IN The 2000s VERSUS 7 YEARS OF PRESIDENCY IN THE 2010s. The stuff you say is getting more and more ridiculous all the time.


See my comment above.  Obama's election was one of the biggest events of the '00s decade.  Probably only 9/11 was bigger.  Also, why is it such a bad thing if a decade gets defined by its later years, which I think will be the case for the '00s?

When people think of 'The Sixties' most of what comes to mind are things from the second half of the decide, specifically 1968 and 1969.  Even the early 1970s gets lumped in with 'The Sixties.'  The majority of the real 1960s was simply an extension of the 1950s.  I think the '00s will be the same.  I'll even go as far as to say the '10s will be mostly defined by events from 2015-2019.  Right now, we are in the waning era of '00s culture in my opinion.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/18/13 at 10:13 pm


See my comment above.  Obama's election was one of the biggest events of the '00s decade.  Probably only 9/11 was bigger.  Also, why is it such a bad thing if a decade gets defined by its later years, which I think will be the case for the '00s?

When people think of 'The Sixties' most of what comes to mind are things from the second half of the decide, specifically 1968 and 1969.  Even the early 1970s gets lumped in with 'The Sixties.'  The majority of the real 1960s was simply an extension of the 1950s.  I think the '00s will be the same.  I'll even go as far as to say the '10s will be mostly defined by events from 2015-2019.  Right now, we are in the waning era of '00s culture in my opinion.


Only 9/11 was bigger? What about the 2003 Iraq invasion or the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami?

It's not bad for a decade to be "defined" by its later years, but if you read all the comments here your thoughts about the '00s are in the minority. It doesn't matter what the second half of the 10s will be like because it hasn't happened yet. All we can do is look at 2000-2013 and the late 00s is culturally more in tune with the culture of the entire '10s so far and previous comments reflect this.

You may be right about the 60s, but not the 00s. Again, read the comments.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: warped on 07/19/13 at 6:39 am

The 1950s  January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959
The 1960s: January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969
The 1970s: January 1, 1970 to December 31, 1979
The 1980s: January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
The 1990s: January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999
The 2000s: January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009

Why is it that everywhere else on planet earth, and everyone I have ever spoken with...this is so easy to understand.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/19/13 at 2:33 pm


The 1950s  January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959
The 1960s: January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969
The 1970s: January 1, 1970 to December 31, 1979
The 1980s: January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
The 1990s: January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999
The 2000s: January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009

Why is it that everywhere else on planet earth, and everyone I have ever spoken with...this is so easy to understand.


I don't know if you understand the topic. This isn't "what years were the '00s" this is "which part will be the most remembered"

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/19/13 at 3:22 pm


Correct, and it was in the first half of the decade that Survivor was the top-rated show in America. Most of the big shows like American Idol, The Amazing Race and Fear Factor began in the first half of the decade.


I did watch Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race and Fear Factor but after a while I lost interest in all of them. That was just me.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Tashlovglit on 07/19/13 at 3:50 pm


I did watch Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race and Fear Factor but after a while I lost interest in all of them. That was just me.

I never got into Survivor or Amazing Race.  I only watched some of American Idol in the beginning years.  I liked Fear Factor but after several years have passed I watched repeats and they weren't as good as I remembered. 

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/19/13 at 5:17 pm

I'm fascinated by the game of Survivor. The seasons are really hit or miss. When it's good, it's good. But when it's a blah season, they lose viewers. It's impressive that the ratings have remained strong though 13 years later. It's been renewed for the 2013-14 television season and these will be their 27th and 28th cycles!

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/19/13 at 8:01 pm


I did watch Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race and Fear Factor but after a while I lost interest in all of them. That was just me.


This is why the reality show explosion is more related to the first half of the decade. Survivor was the top-rated show around 2001 and until 2006 it was always in the top ten most-watched shows. It still does well in the ratings, but they're hardly comparable to the ratings it once had. But in the early 2000s it was fresh, new and exciting for many and I think that's why reality shows will be associated more with the first half.

Even The Biggest Loser and Hell's Kitchen (if you count the British version) began in the first half.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/20/13 at 3:46 pm


I never got into Survivor or Amazing Race.  I only watched some of American Idol in the beginning years.  I liked Fear Factor but after several years have passed I watched repeats and they weren't as good as I remembered.


These shows go over the top and push the envelope a bit just like in Survivor where that guy Richard Hatch got naked in one of the shows, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rspFsbq62yA

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Starde on 07/22/13 at 4:27 pm


I never got into Survivor or Amazing Race.  I only watched some of American Idol in the beginning years.  I liked Fear Factor but after several years have passed I watched repeats and they weren't as good as I remembered.


Exact same here. Never watched Survivor or The Amazing Race, but I watched some of the early years of American Idol and Fear Factor. I even watched some of Dancing with the Stars when it first came out.


By the way, it'll be interesting to see how little or how much these answers might change once the 00's as a whole is 20-30 years old.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/22/13 at 4:55 pm


Exact same here. Never watched Survivor or The Amazing Race, but I watched some of the early years of American Idol and Fear Factor. I even watched some of Dancing with the Stars when it first came out.


By the way, it'll be interesting to see how little or how much these answers might change once the 00's as a whole is 20-30 years old.


Probably the early half. Remember, the late 00s is still quite recent so it is fresher in people's minds than the first half which is 9-13 years ago.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: popguru85 on 07/26/13 at 2:47 am

Politcally the decade will be remembered as 9-11 and it's aftermath leading to the War on Terror.
Tech wise the rise of the Cell Phone/ipod/internet. Social Media like MySpace/Facebook could be lumped into here too
Muscially you had the teen pop craze for 2000-2002, Hip hop becoming dominant in 2003-2007, Electropop form 2008-present
The rise of Reality tv competitions like American Idol, Survivor, The Apprentice, etc. and Reality TV series like The Osbournes, The Simple Life, The Kardashians, etc.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: XYkid on 07/26/13 at 3:05 pm

Politically, the 00s will be remembered for Bush, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Most of these things happened in the early-to-mid part of the decade.
However, I don't think pop culture in the 00s was really defined until about 2004/2005, because most of the stuff before that seemed to get lumped with the 90s. At the same time, '08 and '09 saw the rise of electropop and smartphones, which would then become a staple part of the '10s culture.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Howard on 07/26/13 at 3:48 pm


Politcally the decade will be remembered as 9-11 and it's aftermath leading to the War on Terror.
Tech wise the rise of the Cell Phone/ipod/internet. Social Media like MySpace/Facebook could be lumped into here too
Muscially you had the teen pop craze for 2000-2002, Hip hop becoming dominant in 2003-2007, Electropop form 2008-present
The rise of Reality tv competitions like American Idol, Survivor, The Apprentice, etc. and Reality TV series like The Osbournes, The Simple Life, The Kardashians, etc.


I agree with that.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Starde on 07/26/13 at 4:51 pm


Politically, the 00s will be remembered for Bush, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Most of these things happened in the early-to-mid part of the decade.
However, I don't think pop culture in the 00s was really defined until about 2004/2005, because most of the stuff before that seemed to get lumped with the 90s. At the same time, '08 and '09 saw the rise of electropop and smartphones, which would then become a staple part of the '10s culture.


What stuff exactly? ???

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: XYkid on 07/27/13 at 2:48 am


What stuff exactly? ???
Mostly the music and fashion. The early 2000s tends to get lumped with the late 90s a lot in that respect.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/27/13 at 8:41 pm


Mostly the music and fashion. The early 2000s tends to get lumped with the late 90s a lot in that respect.


How does stuff like this get "lumped with the late 90s"?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d020hcWA_Wg

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: bchris02 on 07/30/13 at 1:23 am


How does stuff like this get "lumped with the late 90s"?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d020hcWA_Wg


Coldplay could have easily been '90s.  May not have been as popular, but there were many bands around 1998ish that sounded like them.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: XYkid on 07/30/13 at 3:03 am


Coldplay could have easily been '90s.  May not have been as popular, but there were many bands around 1998ish that sounded like them.
Exactly, if the teen pop crazy of the late 90s hadn't happened they may have gotten popular sooner.
And even so, they DID form in the 90s. :P

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 07/30/13 at 12:48 pm


Exactly, if the teen pop crazy of the late 90s hadn't happened they may have gotten popular sooner.
And even so, they DID form in the 90s. :P


The decade a band forms in doesn't mean that much. For example, Nirvana formed in the 80s but are still considered a 90s group.

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: valleyroads on 08/02/13 at 1:04 am

9/11
Chandra Levy's murder
G.W. Bush declaring a War on Terror
The foreclosure boom
Apple hitting a home run with awesome technology like the iPod, iPhone, Mac Mini and MacBook Air
Chrysler being taken over by Fiat
Michael Jackson dying
Larry Craig scandal

Subject: Re: What part of the '00s will be most remembered?

Written By: Jeff on 08/02/13 at 1:18 pm


9/11
Chandra Levy's murder
G.W. B