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Subject: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 5:52 pm

I was thinking just recently about everything that changed in the later portion of 2006,
no one really talks about this mini change that happened. What is everyone's thoughts
on the classic 2000s decade taking a change  (abeit it being a small shift)



Last Episode of Malcolm  in the Middle airs

http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/gallery/data/916/medium/Malcolm-in-the-Middle-7x22-Graduation-MITMVC-3.jpg


The WB changes to the CW

http://hub.tv-ark.org.uk/images/International/usa/cw/cw_images/cw_prelaunch_promo_2006a.jpg

Last Episode of that 70s show airs

http://cdn5.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/scale_crop_768_433/2013/10/that_70s_show_cast_a_l.jpg


Sprint buys out NEXTEL


Sam Goody closes down

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7053/6781010128_07d8461b46.jpg


Ps3 and Wii start the new gen of gaming (Xbox360 gets a head start)

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Sony-Rep-We-Made-PS3-Kiosks-Freeze-Up-on-Purpose-2.jpg


Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 5:57 pm

I definitely noticed it.  I have always considered this shift you speak of the final nail in the coffin for 90s culture.  The shift from '90s to '00s was much more gradual than '00s to '10s.  While the late '90s zeitgeist was gone ca. 2002, some residual things held on until late 2006.  I consider the summer of 2006 to be the last summer of my adolescence (I was 20 that year but didn't feel much different from a teenager).  I consider that period from the fall of 2006 to the summer of 2008 to be the peak of '00s culture.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:01 pm


I definitely noticed it.  I have always considered this shift you speak of the final nail in the coffin for 90s culture.  The shift from '90s to '00s was much more gradual than '00s to '10s.  While the late '90s zeitgeist was gone ca. 2002, some residual things held on until late 2006.  I consider the summer of 2006 to be the last summer of my adolescence (I was 20 that year).  I consider that period from the fall of 2006 to the summer of 2008 to be the peak of '00s culture.


The shift wasnt as huge but you  noticed it, I did at the time of late 2006 and had this feeling of like things were changing we were entering a new era.
Nelly Furtardos new song Promiscuous Girl was on the air all summer & you could tell that was going to be the direction music was headed.  When PS3 came
out I was legit amazed. It had this demo of ATV, there were legit riots outside of best buy to cop one.  I was sad that Sam Goody was gone as it was a staple
of any kids 2000s mall experience.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 6:05 pm


The shift wasnt as huge but you  noticed it, I did at the time of late 2006 and had this feeling of like things were changing we were entering a new era.
Nelly Furtardos new song Promiscuous Girl was on the air all summer & you could tell that was going to be the direction music was headed.  When PS3 came
out I was legit amazed. It had this demo of ATV, there were legit riots outside of best buy to cop one.  I was sad that Sam Goody was gone as it was a staple
of any kids 2000s mall experience.


Yeah, I remember when my local Sam Goody closed.  Wherehouse Music and Camelot Music were soon to follow.  Suncoast Motion Picture shuttered also.  At the time it was a pretty big loss, as we had not fully entered the age of streaming and cloud media storage.  I believe piracy more than technology advancement contributed to the loss of those businesses in 2006 and 2007.  Otherwise they probably would have hung around until at least the recession.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:09 pm


Yeah, I remember when my local Sam Goody closed.  Wherehouse Music and Camelot Music were soon to follow.  Suncoast Motion Picture shuttered also.  At the time it was a pretty big loss, as we had not fully entered the age of streaming and cloud media storage.  I believe piracy more than technology advancement contributed to the loss of those businesses in 2006 and 2007.  Otherwise they probably would have hung around until at least the recession.


Yeah it was weird AF because all we really had was Limewire and the Itunes store. And lets be honest for a second, we only used Itunes store
for podcasts  (which also was a new thing in 2006)  In 2006 HD tvs were becoming the new norm. I miss suncoast I forgot to mention that.
Suncoast would have any VHS or DVD you needed from Dragon Ball lol Remember those orange brick VHS sets?

I found some video on youtube of Best Buy in 2006 when PS3 launched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMzz0kFjJsE

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/02/15 at 6:11 pm

Woah, awesome thread! I know Eazy-E-Man-1995 will be hyped all over this topic! So get ready! Anyways, everything you said is so true. Although to me the final nail in the coffin for late 90's influences/culture was by the time 2004 came along, but you're right that throughout 2006 it felt like we started entering a modern era and it no longer felt like classic 2000's, and pretty much all early 2000's influences were extinct by this point as well. This was the last full year of 6th generation gaming and the start of 7th generation gaming and online getting real big. Looking back at 2006 being 10 years old at the time, it was the best year of my personal life, that summer specifically due to trips to Savannah, GA, Disney World in Orlando, FL for a whole week, YMCA camp, and my first Family Reunion. Pop culturally though 2006 was a terrible year IMO with the stuff that came out at the time, shows that ended, few stores that got shutdown, and I remember it being so bland for movies. This was probably my least favorite year of the 2000's on a pop cultural standpoint. 2005 was 100000x miles better for that and it's not even close. Also, here's a couple of things that also ended/started in 2006 as well that I remember myself.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/09/mnflogo2011.jpg

http://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/m_wii_console.jpg

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PS3-New-590x330.jpg





Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 6:12 pm


Yeah it was weird AF because all we really had was Limewire and the Itunes store. And lets be honest for a second, we only used Itunes store
for podcasts  (which also was a new thing in 2006)  In 2006 HD tvs were becoming the new norm. I miss suncoast I forgot to mention that.
Suncoast would have any VHS or DVD you needed from Dragon Ball lol Remember those orange brick VHS sets?

I found some video on youtube of Best Buy in 2006 when PS3 launched


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMzz0kFjJsE

I HATED the remastered DBZ sets!! they SUCKED!! >:(  It reminded of the Star Wars special editions!! YUCK! 8-P 8-P 8-P
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o5xN9qsLGoo/TsGVTGTTQaI/AAAAAAAAAfw/oN47DEZPQjA/s1600/Orange+Bricks.png

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 6:17 pm


Yeah it was weird AF because all we really had was Limewire and the Itunes store. And lets be honest for a second, we only used Itunes store
for podcasts  (which also was a new thing in 2006)  In 2006 HD tvs were becoming the new norm. I miss suncoast I forgot to mention that.
Suncoast would have any VHS or DVD you needed from Dragon Ball lol Remember those orange brick VHS sets?

I found some video on youtube of Best Buy in 2006 when PS3 launched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMzz0kFjJsE

Ironically I still played my PS2 and XBOX in 2006 and even early 07. Even though we begun transitioning into the 7th gen with Wii and PS3's release.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:21 pm


Woah, awesome thread! I know Eazy-E-Man-1995 will be hyped all over this topic! So get ready! Anyways, everything you said is so true. Although to me the final nail in the coffin for late 90's influences/culture was by the time 2004 came along, but you're right that throughout 2006 it felt like we started entering a modern era and it no longer felt like classic 2000's, and pretty much all early 2000's influences were extinct by this point as well. This was the last full year of 6th generation gaming and the start of 7th generation gaming and online getting real big. Looking back at 2006 being 10 years old at the time, it was the best year of my personal life, that summer specifically due to trips to Savannah, GA, Disney World in Orlando, FL for a whole week, YMCA camp, and my first Family Reunion. Pop culturally though 2006 was a terrible year IMO with the stuff that came out at the time, shows that ended, few stores that got shutdown, and I remember it being so bland for movies. This was probably my least favorite year of the 2000's on a pop cultural standpoint. 2005 was 100000x miles better for that and it's not even close. Also, here's a couple of things that also ended/started in 2006 as well that I remember myself.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/09/mnflogo2011.jpg

http://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/m_wii_console.jpg

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PS3-New-590x330.jpg


For movies as you have stated 2006 did not have anything good.  I don't knw why everything started changing in 2006 tho.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:22 pm


Ironically I still played my PS2 and XBOX in 2006 and even early 07. Even though we begun transitioning into the 7th gen with Wii and PS3's release.

Oh I feel you, ps3 was like 700 dollars or something when it launched AHA

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/02/15 at 6:25 pm


For movies as you have stated 2006 did not have anything good.  I don't knw why everything started changing in 2006 tho.


I was blessed that my parents took me on all those vacations throughout 2006 including me getting a Nintendo DS at the time, that probably saved 2006 for me. At least most of my peak childhood was spent before that year.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 6:28 pm


For movies as you have stated 2006 did not have anything good.  I don't knw why everything started changing in 2006 tho.


I think 2006 had some great movies.  A lot of good horror movies came out that year.  Plus, there was Borat, which to me is one of the more iconic '00s movies, really capturing the social and political zeitgeist of the era and satirizing it.  Idiocracy also came out that year, which was another classic.

I think music for the most part was bland that year, until the fall that is.  That was when hip-hop started to emphasize synth melodies (a very "late '00s" thing) and scene rock was beginning to peak.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:28 pm


I was blessed that my parents took me on all those vacations throughout 2006 including me getting a Nintendo DS at the time, that probably saved 2006 for me. At least most of my peak childhood was spent before that year.


Yeah you kept yourself busy AF. I think a big reason why 2006 was dry for movies was because 2005 had hits every single month.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/02/15 at 6:29 pm


The WB changes to the CW

http://hub.tv-ark.org.uk/images/International/usa/cw/cw_images/cw_prelaunch_promo_2006a.jpg


Oh no.... the OFFICIAL DEATH of the WB and my beloved Kids WB itself. Happened during this time. Although IMO Kids WB was already jumping the shark as early as late 2005 IMO, but when it moved to the CW that was the final nail in the coffin for the block, and in the Atlanta, GA area it was moved to Sunday mornings whether than Saturday mornings like it was on the WB. So I couldn't watch it anymore anyways. My 5th grade year (late 2006/early 2007) in general was around the time I had started losing interest in a lot of kid stations for some reason, meaning that I stopped watching it exclusively.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:29 pm


I think 2006 had some great movies.  A lot of good horror movies came out that year.  Plus, there was Borat, which to me is one of the more iconic '00s movies, really capturing the political zeitgeist of the era and satirizing it.  Idiocracy also came out that year, which was another classic.

I think music for the most part was bland that year, until the fall that is.  That was when hip-hop started to emphasize synth melodies (a very "late '00s" thing) and scene rock was beginning to peak.


I forget to add skinny jeans came in late 2006

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/02/15 at 6:32 pm

Yeah late 2006 was also time when Social media was getting really big. I think this was the peak of the MySpace era and YouTube was now unstoppable. On top of that the rest of the 7th generation consoles came out, HD tvs were now becoming more common, DVD was at it's peak and Blu Ray first came onto the scene etc.

I think late 2006 was the 90's equivalent to late 1996, especially technology wise

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 6:33 pm


I forget to add skinny jeans came in late 2006


Oh yeah, I forgot about them, probably because I never wore them.  They were everywhere though from late 2006 until around 2010.  I remember 2006 was the year cargo pants for guys became completely unfashionable.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:42 pm


Yeah late 2006 was also time when Social media was getting really big. I think this was the peak of the MySpace era and YouTube was now unstoppable. On top of that the rest of the 7th generation consoles came out, HD tvs were now becoming more common, DVD was at it's peak and Blu Ray first came onto the scene etc.

I think late 2006 was the 90's equivalent to late 1996, especially technology wise


although the HD tvs that were sold in 2006 were like 2,000 and the quality on the screens SUCKED, Facebook was released
to the public without a school e-mail in the fall of 2006 as well.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 6:42 pm


Yeah late 2006 was also time when Social media was getting really big. I think this was the peak of the MySpace era and YouTube was now unstoppable. On top of that the rest of the 7th generation consoles came out, HD tvs were now becoming more common, DVD was at it's peak and Blu Ray first came onto the scene etc.

I think late 2006 was the 90's equivalent to late 1996, especially technology wise


HDTVs were starting to become more popular but they aren't quite "there" yet.  They were still pretty clunky by today's standards and the picture quality wasn't that great.  Most people I knew still had CRT TVs until the early '10s.  It definitely was the peak of DVD.  Blu-ray had come out but it was slow to catch on at first as there really wasn't any need for it if you didn't have an HDTV.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 6:46 pm

Yup guys. 2006!!!!!!! The time is finally here, to discuss the final full year of my childhood!!!! This year was the end of the classic 00s. The modern 00s came as SOON as the fall of 2006 rolled around! Nelly Furtado and Timbaland changed the music scene. Music was SLOWLY becoming more poppy. Rock and Rap still sounded the same to me  as it did in the early 00s though.  Many things from early 00s came to an end such as the 6th gen of video gaming, tv shows like The West Wing, Malcolm in the Middle, the Bernie Mac Show, That's 70 Show, Will&Grace. MNF premiered on ESPN. Hannah Montana and HSM became the faces of Disney Channel. In politics the hatred for Bush REALLY started growing during the year!! Our brothers and sisters were losing the fight in Iraq. :\'(  RAW and Smackdown changed their logos. :(  Wii and XBOX 360 came out during the year. While I still played my PS2!! I got the original XBOX for Christmas of 2006 HELLA LATE, don't asky why!! ;D ;D ;D  It's the last console I associate with my childhood!! If I had gotten the Wii it would have been a different story!! ::)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/02/15 at 6:48 pm


HDTVs were starting to become more popular but they aren't quite "there" yet.  They were still pretty clunky by today's standards and the picture quality wasn't that great.  Most people I knew still had CRT TVs until the early '10s.  It definitely was the peak of DVD.  Blu-ray had come out but it was slow to catch on at first as there really wasn't any need for it if you didn't have an HDTV.


2008 was the first full year I noticed HD-TV's in a lot of places and it being advertised on TV constantly on commercials. Even throughout most 2008 Youtube wasn't HD yet, it wasn't until the very end of that year when it added the HD feature to the site. 2007 was like the last full year CRT-TV's or Flat Screen TV's that weren't HD were the norm in most people's homes. Even though HD was already available and out.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 6:51 pm


Yup guys. 2006!!!!!!! The time is finally here, to discuss the final full year of my childhood!!!! This year was the end of the classic 00s. The modern 00s came as SOON as the fall of 2006 rolled around! Nelly Furtado and Timbaland changed the music scene. Music was SLOWLY becoming more poppy. Rock and Rap still sounded the same to me  as it did in the early 00s though.


I am going to have to disagree on the music becoming more poppy, unless you consider Rihanna to be pop (which compared to today's teen pop it hardly is).  Hip-hop was nearing its peak and rock had a distinct sound during the era.  Remember this song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6vs-l5dkc

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/02/15 at 6:56 pm


I am going to have to disagree on the music becoming more poppy, unless you consider Rihanna to be pop (which compared to today's teen pop it hardly is).  Hip-hop was nearing its peak and rock had a distinct sound during the era.  Remember this song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6vs-l5dkc


It was becoming more poppy tho, it was the start

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 7:02 pm


I am going to have to disagree on the music becoming more poppy, unless you consider Rihanna to be pop (which compared to today's teen pop it hardly is).  Hip-hop was nearing its peak and rock had a distinct sound during the era.  Remember this song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6vs-l5dkc


Chris, Thank you for bringing back summer of 2006 memories!! :D

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 7:04 pm

A video showing a recap of the year!
1ZB4e4-2io0

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 7:41 pm

The things that changed throughout the year!!
http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/cartoonnetworkcn/images/e/e7/468px-CN_City.png/revision/latest?cb=20120113160559&path-prefix=pt


http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05f5053/2147483647/thumbnail/325x227%3E/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fe3%2F36%2F959f4879459086b2b4f0962dc7ea%2Fupn.svg.png


http://www.elec-intro.com/EX/05-15-20/wbCAL0506n.jpg


https://coxrare.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/nbc.jpg


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/BlLUG1YO-bw/hqdefault.jpg


http://static3.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/gamespot/images/2004/features/monthinsports/617741-monthinsports_001.jpg


http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/7/1007/full/6377.gif
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120301005054/logopedia/images/f/fb/500px-NBA_on_ABC_svg.png
http://espn.go.com/i/abcsports/header_ABCstory_new.gif

Later in the year!!
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http://images.fashionnstyle.com/data/images/full/124653/heroes.jpg


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http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTYwNjIyMTYwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTA2MDU1MQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg


http://nice-cool-pics.com/data/media/18/30_rock__comedy_tv_show___2006__tina_fey__alec_baldwin.jpg


http://gambitcon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/100_81_1418876866398_7thGenerationConsoles.jpg


http://static.sportskeeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/756299wwe-raw-smackdown-superluchas1-1417328709.jpg


http://bloguin.com/awfulannouncing/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2013/10/ESPN_MNF.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Sunday_Night_Football_on_NBC.png
http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/images/Fall09_Sharma_1.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/02/15 at 7:51 pm


The things that changed throughout the year!!
http://orig09.deviantart.net/b61c/f/2013/056/f/e/cartoon_network_city___in_the_city__13__by_cartoonnetworkcity-d5w6ifx.png >>>> http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/cartoonnetwork/images/c/cf/FRED_FREDBURGER_-yes.-1172523237fredfredburger.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110506214812


http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05f5053/2147483647/thumbnail/325x227%3E/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fe3%2F36%2F959f4879459086b2b4f0962dc7ea%2Fupn.svg.png http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/looneytunes/images/b/b1/TheWBfrogMedium.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140823003009 >>>>>>>> http://www.eugenecomiccon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cw2.png


Finished, and from your previous post I noticed a lot of logos from franchises that changed too.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/02/15 at 9:30 pm


The things that changed throughout the year!!
http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/cartoonnetworkcn/images/e/e7/468px-CN_City.png/revision/latest?cb=20120113160559&path-prefix=pt


http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05f5053/2147483647/thumbnail/325x227%3E/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fe3%2F36%2F959f4879459086b2b4f0962dc7ea%2Fupn.svg.png


http://www.elec-intro.com/EX/05-15-20/wbCAL0506n.jpg


https://coxrare.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/nbc.jpg


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/BlLUG1YO-bw/hqdefault.jpg


http://static3.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/gamespot/images/2004/features/monthinsports/617741-monthinsports_001.jpg


http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/7/1007/full/6377.gif
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120301005054/logopedia/images/f/fb/500px-NBA_on_ABC_svg.png
http://espn.go.com/i/abcsports/header_ABCstory_new.gif

Later in the year!!
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http://images.fashionnstyle.com/data/images/full/124653/heroes.jpg


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http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTYwNjIyMTYwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTA2MDU1MQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg


http://nice-cool-pics.com/data/media/18/30_rock__comedy_tv_show___2006__tina_fey__alec_baldwin.jpg


http://gambitcon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/100_81_1418876866398_7thGenerationConsoles.jpg


http://static.sportskeeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/756299wwe-raw-smackdown-superluchas1-1417328709.jpg


http://bloguin.com/awfulannouncing/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2013/10/ESPN_MNF.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Sunday_Night_Football_on_NBC.png
http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/images/Fall09_Sharma_1.jpg


This is so true! 2006 was literally the last Classic 2000's Year. I feel 2007 or even late 2006, through 2008 was the Modern 2000's.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/02/15 at 9:35 pm

The second half of 2006 was definitely a turning point for popular culture, and pretty much where I'd mark the beginning of the late 2000s.  The overall vibe was not especially different, as it had been in the late 90s versus the mid-90s, but several breakthroughs around that time signified that we had just fully entered the digital age, even with the 2010s zeitgeist still pretty distant.

Some of the songs that brought us into the late 2000s period of pop music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQBx4PFfzxk
This song isn't that different from, say, Hollaback Girl from the previous year, but it established Fergie as the premier pop diva of the late 2000s, alongside other figures like Rihanna and Beyoncé.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J3vgcE5i2o
Though Timbaland had already been a significant producer for almost a decade, this was the song that heralded in his golden era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOHvDP_vCs
Like Nelly Furtado's Loose, Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds was one of the definitive albums of the late 2000s, produced by Timbaland and spawning no less than six top 20 hits (three of which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100).

In addition to music, pop culture also changed on several other notable fronts, including:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjUz8IT0CYg
James Rolfe was one of the first YouTubers to establish a career off of the site.  Sure, there had been other popular videos before him, but the Angry Video Game Nerd episodes were among the first that established credibility in YouTube as a viable hub of video series of actual substance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCd_i7wW87Q
Along with AVGN, Smosh was one of the first YouTube shows popular enough to establish careers for its hosts.  2006 was about the time people first really knew about both channels; by 2007, YouTube shows of all varieties were sprouting everywhere, giving the period's video media a drastically different structure and appeal than had been the case during the age of Numa Numa and Tunak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2T2fIysuhk
This show premiered in the spring of 2006 and quickly cemented Miley Cyrus as Disney's new teenybopper princess for the late 2000s, following the full maturing of Hillary Duff and decline of That's So Raven.

http://www.wtfgamersonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/wiiwiisportspq1.png
Along with the release of the PS3, the Wii's launch in November 2006 kicked off the 7th generation of video gaming into full motion after its mid-2000s origins with the Nintendo DS and XBOX 360.  Though Twilight Princess was a significant title at the time, it was really Wii Sports that most revolutionized the gaming industry, introducing it to non-gaming communities and indirectly paving the way for the Android and iPhone games of the near future.

http://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/facebook-profile-2006.jpg?quality=65&strip=color&w=587
After its humble origins in the mid-2000s, Facebook first became a significant cultural force around 2006.  Though MySpace was still more popular during the late 2000s, autumn of 2006 was really the earliest time that a substantial number of my Facebook friends and their friends had registered with the site.

https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/9/9f/WhiteNerdyYOUSUCK.JPG
Wikipedia was also a ubiquitous presence by 2006.  I distinctly remember understanding Weird Al's reference to the site in his White & Nerdy music video from that year.  This breakthrough occurred a bit sooner than the rest I listed, but it definitely played a key part in late 2000s culture, regardless.

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With the 2006 Congressional Elections in the United States, the Democrats took over both the House and Senate, electing the first female Speaker of the House in the process.  Especially with Saddam Hussein executed at the end of the year, the backlash against the Bush '43 administration had reached its peak.

On top of the new culture from mid-late 2006, the year also saw the death or decline of other trends, which were more prevalent during the earlier parts of the decade.  Among them:

+ "Thug" rap disappears completely from the charts, leaving only snap and other forms of pop rap in its place.  Aftermath began to decline in the 2004-2005 school year, but finally fell off for good in 2006.  50 Cent attempted one last stand in 2007, but fell short to Kanye West's Graduation album.  In my opinion, the last hip hop song of a truly mid-2000s nature was Ridin' by Chamillionaire.
+ Lil' Jon disappears as the forbearer of crunk/snap music, due to the delay of his Crunk Rock album.  He had scored a notable hit in the spring with Snap Yo Fingers, but was quickly overtaken by T-Pain as the king of the snap style after his inability to follow that song up with another single.
+ The end of Malcolm in the Middle, as stated earlier in this thread.
+ This was about the time Paris Hilton began to decline in popularity.  She was arrested for a DUI around that time, and her various forms of media were drastically losing viewership.
+ The cancellation of Teen Titans, as well as the end of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series (though the latter had long since fallen from mainstream popularity), leaving shows like Ben 10 and Naruto in their place.
+ The release of the Casino Royale remake, kickstarting the Daniel Craig era of James Bond movies.
+ This was the last full year that Lindsay Lohan was still really popular.  Her music career had already reached a dead end, and Just My Luck "marks the end of Lohan's teen queen phase" and earned the actress her first Razzie.  By 2007, with her legal problems dominating the press and the release of I Know Who Killed Me, one of the biggest flops of the decade, Lilo's fall from grace was official.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 80sfan on 10/02/15 at 10:31 pm

By 2006 social media had become HUGEE!!!

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 10:59 pm


The second half of 2006 was definitely a turning point for popular culture, and pretty much where I'd mark the beginning of the late 2000s.  The overall vibe was not especially different, as it had been in the late 90s versus the mid-90s, but several breakthroughs around that time signified that we had just fully entered the digital age, even with the 2010s zeitgeist still pretty distant.
+ The cancellation of Teen Titans, as well as the end of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series (though the latter had long since fallen from mainstream popularity), leaving shows like Ben 10 and Naruto in their place.

Yeah, teen titans last season felt pretty lackluster! Justice League Unlimited also ended too. :\'(  As a matter of fact the DC Animated Universe ended that year too. :\'(  and yeah, Yu Gi Oh even in 2003-04 was NOWHERE NEAR popular like it was in 2002-03. It REALLY started declining in the 04-05 school year. So yeah Yu Gi Oh was definitely a true early 00s fad. But my goodness what did not end and begin in 2006!! :o  Jeez!!

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 11:00 pm


I definitely noticed it.  I have always considered this shift you speak of the final nail in the coffin for 90s culture.  The shift from '90s to '00s was much more gradual than '00s to '10s.  While the late '90s zeitgeist was gone ca. 2002, some residual things held on until late 2006.  I consider the summer of 2006 to be the last summer of my adolescence (I was 20 that year but didn't feel much different from a teenager).  I consider that period from the fall of 2006 to the summer of 2008 to be the peak of '00s culture.

I wouldn't necessarily say 90s culture, but 2002 like culture.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/03/15 at 12:01 am


Yeah, teen titans last season felt pretty lackluster! Justice League Unlimited also ended too. :\'(  As a matter of fact the DC Animated Universe ended that year too. :\'(  and yeah, Yu Gi Oh even in 2003-04 was NOWHERE NEAR popular like it was in 2002-03. It REALLY started declining in the 04-05 school year. So yeah Yu Gi Oh was definitely a true early 00s fad. But my goodness what did not end and begin in 2006!! :o  Jeez!!


Lawd have mercy on 2006!? and for the longest time I thought people always made a big deal about the year 2004 being the biggest shift year of the 2000's due to a lot of fad's from 2000-2003 coming to an end that year, but NO, look at how big of a change and transition 2006 was!? Pop culturally and musically!!! I forgot that Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited ended in 2006 and I believe that was around the time I had lost interest in Toonami, although Teen Titans still played reruns on Toonami until 2007, I had stopped watching Cartoon Network exclusively by the middle of 5th grade year, and since then it's only been on rare occasions for a good show that comes on here and there. I think I've come to conclusion that the majority of my kid culture transitioned out throughout 2006 in general, but when it comes to my personal life and the video game industry 2006 was still a pretty kickass laid back year for me.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 12:19 am


Oh I feel you, ps3 was like 700 dollars or something when it launched AHA

Yeah just like I still played N64 and gameboy color in 2001 and even in early 2002!!
Yep, it was RIDICULOUS, Sony shot themselves in the frigging foot for that! Due the PS3 being overpriced and being marketed badly, it took them a LONG time to recover and become the kings of video gaming again.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 12:23 am


Lawd have mercy on 2006!? and for the longest time I thought people always made a big deal about the year 2004 being the biggest shift year of the 2000's due to a lot of fad's from 2000-2003 coming to an end that year, but NO, look at how big of a change and transition 2006 was!? Pop culturally and musically!!! I forgot that Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited ended in 2006 and I believe that was around the time I had lost interest in Toonami, although Teen Titans still played reruns on Toonami until 2007, I had stopped watching Cartoon Network exclusively by the middle of 5th grade year, and since then it's only been on rare occasions for a good show that comes on here and there. I think I've come to conclusion that the majority of my kid culture transitioned out throughout 2006 in general, but when it comes to my personal life and the video game industry 2006 was still a pretty kickass laid back year for me.

IKR. Speaking of kid culture, I feel like the 1998/99 school year was the beginning of my kid culture because that's when DBZ came to Toonami, Pokemon debuted in the US, Powerpuffgirls, Ed Edd n Eddy debuting on CN, Zoog Disney, Dil debuting on Rugrats, Catdog,The Wild Thornberries,Spongebob, WWF atttiude era and the nail in the coffin of my overall kid culture was during the 2005-06 school year, ultimately cause of CN city era ending and Disney becoming Hannah Monatana and HSM like.
Also, I feel the 05-06 school year was the end of kid Y culture and beginning of Z kid culture. What do you think?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/03/15 at 5:02 am

Also, I feel the 05-06 school year was the end of kid Y culture and beginning of Z kid culture. What do you think?

That depends on age.  I think the 2006-2007 year is actually a more appropriate starting point for Z kid culture because although Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon had both jumped the shark in 2004, it took a couple more years before the pop culture of the day had fully transformed.  YouTube shows and the Wii are probably the most significant innovations separating the youth culture of Generation Y and that of Generation Z.  Early 2000s kids who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh!, early Codename:  Kids Next Door, GameCube, and the like can be reasonably compared to Bush '41-era kids who watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, collected Garbage Pail Kids cards, played NES, and owned an Apple II or Commodore 64 at home; though the shows and quality of technology had evolved drastically, the overall structure of childhood was quite similar - a mix between edgy cartoon shows, mascot-driven video game consoles, and a mild dose of digital technology.  Kids growing up in the late 2000s, however, during the era of Phineas & Furb, Hannah Montana, YouTube, Wii, and eventually mobile apps, lived primarily digital lives while still children.  I can easily relate to the videos posted by James Rolfe (born July 1980, at the very beginning of Generation Y), even though I'm over a decade younger than him, because I played a lot of side-scrolling video games and mostly read game manuals for guidance as opposed to googling everything.  Though I was first introduced to the Nintendo vs. Sega console wars through him (I don't remember Sega at all growing up except for my friend owning a Dreamcast with a snowboarding game), but I still feel closer to his gaming generation than anybody who grew up with the Wii and up.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/03/15 at 7:20 am

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PS3-New-590x330.jpg

I own the big bulky version.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/03/15 at 8:26 am


IKR. Speaking of kid culture, I feel like the 1998/99 school year was the beginning of my kid culture because that's when DBZ came to Toonami, Pokemon debuted in the US, Powerpuffgirls, Ed Edd n Eddy debuting on CN, Zoog Disney, Dil debuting on Rugrats, Catdog,The Wild Thornberries,Spongebob, WWF atttiude era and the nail in the coffin of my overall kid culture was during the 2005-06 school year, ultimately cause of CN city era ending and Disney becoming Hannah Monatana and HSM like.
Also, I feel the 05-06 school year was the end of kid Y culture and beginning of Z kid culture. What do you think?


Yeah, as somebody else already stated, 2004 was the year a lot of kid culture and kid stations started making big changes. Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and even Toon Disney too, all make its big changes throughout 2004, it was a transitional year, however, Disney Channel and Kids WB wouldn't make its big changes until 2006. So it's debatable when the Z kid culture started. I'd say that the 2003-2004 was the last FULL Y kid culture school year. The last school year of Cartoon Network's golden age (Powerhouse), the last school year Toon Disney had Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning reruns before Jetix debuted, and the last school year Nickelodeon was in it's Klasky Csupo era of nicktoons. The last year Toonami was on weekdays. But there's a lot more too.

The 2004-2005 school year & the 2005-2006 school year were the transitions, like the Y/Z cusp kid cultural school years. By this time Cartoon Network was in its silver age in the City, Jetix had already debuted on Toon Disney and taken over half of Toon Disney, and Nickelodeon was in a new era with Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified, however it still had some nicktoons and a few game shows but the majority of the classic nicktoons had already left. However, during this time Kids WB was still around Saturday mornings and weekdays including the shows that debuted in the early 2000's, and Disney Channel still had a balance of sitcoms and movies that didn't predominantly focus on the teenybopper phase, although it was sorta already heading in that direction a little bit but not fully, plus Disney Channel still had a lot of cartoons at the time as well.

Then by the 2006-2007 school year the changes were done to all the networks, so that's the first full Z kid culture school year. Cartoon Network got rid of CN City and went onto the YES! slogan with red backgrouunds, and by then, a lot of the newer original shows from that age had taken over and there were pretty much no more Cartoon Cartoon reruns, including the end of Teen Titans & Justice League Unlimited as someone already stated. Nickelodeon got rid of Nickelodeon studios although earlier, all the game shows were cancelled and a lot of mediocre Nicktoons started debuting around this time. Disney Channel had already jumped the shark with Hannah Montana & High School Musical while the rest of the sitcoms and cartoons were on its way out.

When it comes to the kid shows or cartoons itself, I'd say that the shows that had the majority of it's run in 2004 & before are Y, however, the shows that had the majority of its run in 2005 & after are Z. If show had a mixture of it's run before 2005 & after 2004, then it's it Y/Z cusp show.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 8:34 am


That depends on age.  I think the 2006-2007 year is actually a more appropriate starting point for Z kid culture because although Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon had both jumped the shark in 2004, it took a couple more years before the pop culture of the day had fully transformed.  YouTube shows and the Wii are probably the most significant innovations separating the youth culture of Generation Y and that of Generation Z.  Early 2000s kids who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh!, early Codename:  Kids Next Door, GameCube, and the like can be reasonably compared to Bush '41-era kids who watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, collected Garbage Pail Kids cards, played NES, and owned an Apple II or Commodore 64 at home; though the shows and quality of technology had evolved drastically, the overall structure of childhood was quite similar - a mix between edgy cartoon shows, mascot-driven video game consoles, and a mild dose of digital technology.  Kids growing up in the late 2000s, however, during the era of Phineas & Furb, Hannah Montana, YouTube, Wii, and eventually mobile apps, lived primarily digital lives while still children.  I can easily relate to the videos posted by James Rolfe (born July 1980, at the very beginning of Generation Y), even though I'm over a decade younger than him, because I played a lot of side-scrolling video games and mostly read game manuals for guidance as opposed to googling everything.  Though I was first introduced to the Nintendo vs. Sega console wars through him (I don't remember Sega at all growing up except for my friend owning a Dreamcast with a snowboarding game), but I still feel closer to his gaming generation than anybody who grew up with the Wii and up.

Ehh... I still consider James(AVGN) to be a VERY late Xer!! I mean he feels A LOT more old school than me. ESPECIALLY when I first watched him back when I was 12/13. 1980ers and even early 81ers to a degree don't feel like early Yers to me.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 8:36 am

Overall yes Mq and infinity, I agree the 04-05 and 05-06 school year was Y/z cusp kid culture. with the changeful 06-07 school year(modern 00s) being the first plain z kid culture year.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/03/15 at 8:45 am


That depends on age.  I think the 2006-2007 year is actually a more appropriate starting point for Z kid culture because although Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon had both jumped the shark in 2004, it took a couple more years before the pop culture of the day had fully transformed.  YouTube shows and the Wii are probably the most significant innovations separating the youth culture of Generation Y and that of Generation Z.  Early 2000s kids who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh!, early Codename:  Kids Next Door, GameCube, and the like can be reasonably compared to Bush '41-era kids who watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, collected Garbage Pail Kids cards, played NES, and owned an Apple II or Commodore 64 at home; though the shows and quality of technology had evolved drastically, the overall structure of childhood was quite similar - a mix between edgy cartoon shows, mascot-driven video game consoles, and a mild dose of digital technology.  Kids growing up in the late 2000s, however, during the era of Phineas & Furb, Hannah Montana, YouTube, Wii, and eventually mobile apps, lived primarily digital lives while still children.  I can easily relate to the videos posted by James Rolfe (born July 1980, at the very beginning of Generation Y), even though I'm over a decade younger than him, because I played a lot of side-scrolling video games and mostly read game manuals for guidance as opposed to googling everything.  Though I was first introduced to the Nintendo vs. Sega console wars through him (I don't remember Sega at all growing up except for my friend owning a Dreamcast with a snowboarding game), but I still feel closer to his gaming generation than anybody who grew up with the Wii and up.


Yeah I agree 100%. There was a definite shift during the 2006-2007 school year.

Anyways looking back on my childhood and studying this shut intensely I've come to the conclusion that 2003-2004 was the last True Y Kid Culture Year. It was the tail end of the Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), Fairly Odd Parents, Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.

Now I am not suggesting some of these trends didn't survive past 2004, but they surely were at their very peak for the last time from late 2003/early 2004

The 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 school years were truly transitional years for Gen Y kid culture and I agree wth you guys that 2006-2007, was probably the first true Gen Z kid Culture Year. Maybe that's the reason why a lot of us stopped watching kid channels in or around this time

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 10/03/15 at 9:56 am


I definitely noticed it.  I have always considered this shift you speak of the final nail in the coffin for 90s culture.  The shift from '90s to '00s was much more gradual than '00s to '10s.  While the late '90s zeitgeist was gone ca. 2002, some residual things held on until late 2006.  I consider the summer of 2006 to be the last summer of my adolescence (I was 20 that year but didn't feel much different from a teenager).  I consider that period from the fall of 2006 to the summer of 2008 to be the peak of '00s culture.


Oddly, it was sort of the same way for me, too. I was also in college in 2006, and I've come to see it as the "last summer of my adolescence" as well.

For one, the summer of '06 was the last where I was fully immersed into the current musical scene. I can easily recall easily recall most of the big songs of 2006 off the top of my head (like "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs, "Rockstar" by Nickleback, "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake, "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder, etc.), whereas, when I look back at 2007 or 2008, I actually find myself having to go online and look up what the top hits from those years are. I'm not really sure why my interest in music began to drop off after '06, but it's undeniable that it did.

I think the main reason that 2006 feels like the end of adolescence for me in hindsight is because it was around that time that all of the massive advancements in technology were making it obvious that the era I had grown up in was coming to an end. 2006 was the year I found YouTube and online streaming video, the year I downloaded my first song off iTunes, the year I created my original MySpace account, and the year I started regularly playing video games with my friends online. By the time January 2007 came along, it was pretty clear that the CD store shopping, Yahoo messaging, Halo LAN partying days that marked my high school years were over.


Ehh... I still consider James(AVGN) to be a VERY late Xer!! I mean he feels A LOT more old school than me. ESPECIALLY when I first watched him back when I was 12/13. 1980ers and even early 81ers to a degree don't feel like early Yers to me.


Yeah, I think '80ers and '81ers are right on the cusp of the two generations. A kid born in 1980 would've been 11-years-old when Nevermind was released, and 14-years-old when Kurt Cobain died, certainly old enough to have gotten heavily into the whole "Grunge movement" if they so chose. On the flipside, an '80er would've been in college during the Y2K music scene, an could possibly have been a fan of groups that had big "early Yer" followings like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park.

As far as video games go, the AVGN and I have similar taste. Rolfe is seven years older than me (almost exactly to the day), but video gaming did not advance quite as quickly in the late '80s/early '90s, so many of his favorite NES games growing up were also some of the first ones I cut my gaming teeth on in the early '90s (like TMNT, SMB 1, SMB 3, Contra, etc.)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek on 10/03/15 at 10:41 am

To me:
2000-mid 2006 awesome
Late 2006-2009 sucked

Simples.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/03/15 at 10:43 am


Oddly, it was sort of the same way for me, too. I was also in college in 2006, and I've come to see it as the "last summer of my adolescence" as well.

I think the main reason that 2006 feels like the end of adolescence for me in hindsight is because it was around that time that all of the massive advancements in technology were making it obvious that the era I had grown up in was coming to an end. 2006 was the year I found YouTube and online streaming video, the year I downloaded my first song off iTunes, the year I created my original MySpace account, and the year I started regularly playing video games with my friends online. By the time January 2007 came along, it was pretty clear that the CD store shopping, Yahoo messaging, Halo LAN partying days that marked my high school years were over.


Great points.  I do think the changing technology has a lot to do with it.  After 2006, LAN parties did become less of a thing.  There wasn't as much of a need as everyone had broadband.  I miss the social aspect of LAN parties however.  I also consider that year the last Web 1.0 year.  Limewire was big that year for pirating music.  I didn't like iTunes at the time because you couldn't get a DRM-free MP3 like you can today.  The music industry encouraged pirating by making it so difficult to legally download music.  For most people, it was either buy the CD or use Limewire.  If you just wanted a song and not an entire album, Limewire it was.  Finally, Amazon wised up and started offering MP3 downloads.  That was the beginning of the end of P2P file sharing.

I remember explicitly in 2006 thinking to myself about how we were over halfway through the '00s and they weren't that different from the '90s.  By 2007 I no longer thought that.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/15 at 11:21 am

I don't think everything changed around late 2006.

What about the series finale of The Sopranos in June 2007?

http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/795/795526/made-in-america-20070611105219660.jpg

Or the series finale of The Wire in early 2008?

http://www.civin.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/the-wire-season-5.jpg

Just because your favorite shows like Malcolm In The Middle ended around 2006, that doesn't mean the most popular ones end in the same time.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/03/15 at 11:33 am


I don't think everything changed around late 2006.


Of course not everything literally changed overnight in 2006, but a lot of things for a fact did change a lot pop culturally in 2006, which was the final nail in the coffin for a lot of culture or influences that had been relevant since the earlier 2000's. Just look through the photos and comments on this thread, there was so many changes that happened in 2006, heck even more than 2004 which stunned me myself. As for 2007, I don't remember that many things changing that year, the Sopranos series finale and a couple other things is just not enough compared to 2006.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 11:47 am


I don't think everything changed around late 2006.

What about the series finale of The Sopranos in June 2007?

http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/795/795526/made-in-america-20070611105219660.jpg

Or the series finale of The Wire in early 2008?

http://www.civin.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/the-wire-season-5.jpg

Just because your favorite shows like Malcolm In The Middle ended around 2006, that doesn't mean the most popular ones end in the same time.

Sopranos and The Wire ending during the 2007-08 school year, was INDEED one of the things that put an end to the core 00s, but NOT the classic 2000s.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 10/03/15 at 12:32 pm


Great points.  I do think the changing technology has a lot to do with it.  After 2006, LAN parties did become less of a thing.  There wasn't as much of a need as everyone had broadband.  I miss the social aspect of LAN parties however.  I also consider that year the last Web 1.0 year.  Limewire was big that year for pirating music.  I didn't like iTunes at the time because you couldn't get a DRM-free MP3 like you can today.  The music industry encouraged pirating by making it so difficult to legally download music.  For most people, it was either buy the CD or use Limewire.  If you just wanted a song and not an entire album, Limewire it was.  Finally, Amazon wised up and started offering MP3 downloads.  That was the beginning of the end of P2P file sharing.

I remember explicitly in 2006 thinking to myself about how we were over halfway through the '00s and they weren't that different from the '90s.  By 2007 I no longer thought that.


Oh yeah, LAN parties were awesome. I live in a small town, so there was really only one guy in my school who had a setup that could support them, but he was always inviting guys over on weekends to play. The best LAN party we ever had was back in November 2004 just after Halo 2 came out. Like ten or fifteen guys came over and we had four TVs set up with window drapes in between them so we couldn't look over at the other player's screens. I guess, looking back, the LAN party is kind of like to '00s teens what those 1-900 "party lines" were to '80s teens. Just like chat rooms killed party lines, broadband internet killed LAN parties.

iTunes was a hassle early on. I started downloading songs off of it in 2006 because that's when I got my first iPod, but I also still used stuff like Limewire and Aries to put songs on my PSP (another forgotten mid '00s relic). Not only were P2P services easier to use, but they also had quite a few songs available that had not been added to iTunes yet.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/03/15 at 3:19 pm


Ehh... I still consider James(AVGN) to be a VERY late Xer!! I mean he feels A LOT more old school than me. ESPECIALLY when I first watched him back when I was 12/13. 1980ers and even early 81ers to a degree don't feel like early Yers to me.


I consider James to be from the VERY beginning of Generation Y because he didn't graduate from college until 2004, remained a loyal Nintendo player well into his teens (he bought Nintendo 64 when it was new, though he strongly prefers Super Nintendo), was fully immersed in Turtlemania, and, mostly importantly, has established a career for himself as an INTERNET VIDEO CELEBRITY. Sure, some of his tastes are a little antiquated compared to late Y-ers, but as a whole, I think he better represents the beginning of the millennial generation than the end of the MTV generation.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/03/15 at 4:12 pm


Of course not everything literally changed overnight in 2006, but a lot of things for a fact did change a lot pop culturally in 2006, which was the final nail in the coffin for a lot of culture or influences that had been relevant since the earlier 2000's. Just look through the photos and comments on this thread, there was so many changes that happened in 2006, heck even more than 2004 which stunned me myself. As for 2007, I don't remember that many things changing that year, the Sopranos series finale and a couple other things is just not enough compared to 2006.


I also think the shift in 2006 were more felt by '90s kids than '00s kids and it was focused more on old trends dying out than new trends coming in.  The real cultural shift wouldn't begin until two years later, in the fall of 2008. 

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 4:16 pm


I also think the shift in 2006 were more felt by '90s kids than '00s kids and it was focused more on old trends dying out than new trends coming in.  The real cultural shift wouldn't begin until two years later, in the fall of 2008. 

I mainly grew up in the 00s. But the shift felt HUGE for me as well.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 4:44 pm


I consider James to be from the VERY beginning of Generation Y because he didn't graduate from college until 2004, remained a loyal Nintendo player well into his teens (he bought Nintendo 64 when it was new, though he strongly prefers Super Nintendo), was fully immersed in Turtlemania, and, mostly importantly, has established a career for himself as an INTERNET VIDEO CELEBRITY. Sure, some of his tastes are a little antiquated compared to late Y-ers, but as a whole, I think he better represents the beginning of the millennial generation than the end of the MTV generation.

I just always considered the 1999 class to be the final Gen X class. But hey that's just me!! and also turtlemania was BOTH a late Gen x and early Gen Y thing.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/03/15 at 5:01 pm


I just always considered the 1999 class to be the final Gen X class. But hey that's just me!! and also turtlemania was BOTH a late Gen x and early Gen Y thing.


I think it depends on the person; I'd agree that 1980, for the most part, was a Gen-X birth year, but James being old for his class and having pioneered a strictly digital age movement puts him more in the category of Y than X. It seems like he grew up with mostly the same stuff as Doug Walker, who was born in late 1982 and graduated high school in 2000. Also, James would have already been 10 when the first Ninja Turtles movie came out and had been anticipating the ill-fated third movie when he was 12 and a half. Most people born in the late 70s would likely have been relatively disinterested in TMNT by the peak of Turtlemania. James, on the other hand, pretty faithful to his childhood icons throughout his teens.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 5:09 pm


I think it depends on the person; I'd agree that 1980, for the most part, was a Gen-X birth year, but James being old for his class and having pioneered a strictly digital age movement puts him more in the category of Y than X. It seems like he grew up with mostly the same stuff as Doug Walker, who was born in late 1982 and graduated high school in 2000. Also, James would have already been 10 when the first Ninja Turtles movie came out and had been anticipating the ill-fated third movie when he was 12 and a half. Most people born in the late 70s would likely have been relatively disinterested in TMNT by the peak of Turtlemania. James, on the other hand, pretty faithful to his childhood icons throughout his teens.

About Doug(NC), yes he is without question an early millennial. They are both in kinda the same age range with James being the VERY late Xer and Doug being the early millenial. James said he lost interest in TMNT after the first movie. Regarding the ''kid'' culture between the two, NC not only does some of his cartoon reviews from the late 80s and very early 90s, but from the 1992-1996 years as well. While James on the other hand doesn't really discuss that. Every ''kid'' thing I always see James discuss is MAINLY, strictly from the 80s and 1990/1991ish. NC seems like a hybrid of that era. While James seems like a strictly 80s and VERY early 90s kid.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/03/15 at 5:58 pm


About Doug(NC), yes he is without question an early millennial. They are both in kinda the same age range with James being the VERY late Xer and Doug being the early millenial. James said he lost interest in TMNT after the first movie. Regarding the ''kid'' culture between the two, NC not only does some of his cartoon reviews from the late 80s and very early 90s, but from the 1992-1996 years as well. While James on the other hand doesn't really discuss that. Every ''kid'' thing I always see James discuss is MAINLY, strictly from the 80s and 1990/1991ish. NC seems like a hybrid of that era. While James seems like a strictly 80s and VERY early 90s kid.


I thought James lost interest in TMNT after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III?  In his review of the movie, he said he had "dreams about going to see Turtles III and then waking up and being pissed off that it wasn't real" and that the wait was "f**king killing" him.  He said in the same review that he loved The Secret of the Ooze as a kid, even though it had Tokka and Razar instead of Bebop and Rocksteady.  I know he was lamenting over the scarring effect Ninja Turtles III left on his childhood as part of the AVGN show (or "The Angry Movie Nerd," in this case), but the fact that this was the first and only movie he reviewed as the Nerd (besides the obscure Ricky 1 for the Nostalgia Critic feud) speaks a lot both to his fandom of Ninja Turtles, as well as that of everyone else.  Doug Walker says he won't fully review Ninja Turtles III as part of Nostalgia Critic because he thought James' review reflected his own experience with the movies perfectly.

I guess I just see James Rolfe as being from the Y side of 1980 births because his primary interests were either more cutting edge than most late X-ers; he was always pretty geeky growing up, and as such was interested in things like video games, as well as the art of filmmaking, as opposed to the Gen-X trends his older contemporaries were pushing (although he apparently likes Alice in Chains, not to mention the AVGN theme song sounds like Smells Like Teen Spirit).  He grew up with Nintendo and edgy cartoon shows, just as I did over a decade later, and has now established himself through the medium of YouTube, becoming popular before the site had even fully taken off.  Due to his being born in 1980, it's hard to pinpoint exactly where he lies, but at the very least, he's Gen-Y enough that I can generally relate to him as a late millennial.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 6:00 pm


Of course not everything literally changed overnight in 2006, but a lot of things for a fact did change a lot pop culturally in 2006, which was the final nail in the coffin for a lot of culture or influences that had been relevant since the earlier 2000's. Just look through the photos and comments on this thread, there was so many changes that happened in 2006, heck even more than 2004 which stunned me myself. As for 2007, I don't remember that many things changing that year, the Sopranos series finale and a couple other things is just not enough compared to 2006.


its funny a thing we associate the 2010s with  Facebook
came out in 2006 and people were using it slowly  (similar to how Youtube got popular in 2006)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 6:02 pm


I consider James to be from the VERY beginning of Generation Y because he didn't graduate from college until 2004, remained a loyal Nintendo player well into his teens (he bought Nintendo 64 when it was new, though he strongly prefers Super Nintendo), was fully immersed in Turtlemania, and, mostly importantly, has established a career for himself as an INTERNET VIDEO CELEBRITY. Sure, some of his tastes are a little antiquated compared to late Y-ers, but as a whole, I think he better represents the beginning of the millennial generation than the end of the MTV generation.


I atcually fell out of videos games around 2006, sheesh got boring tbh, I was way busier with working @ the mall at the time.
Alot of teens worked at the mall then.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 6:04 pm


Oh yeah, LAN parties were awesome. I live in a small town, so there was really only one guy in my school who had a setup that could support them, but he was always inviting guys over on weekends to play. The best LAN party we ever had was back in November 2004 just after Halo 2 came out. Like ten or fifteen guys came over and we had four TVs set up with window drapes in between them so we couldn't look over at the other player's screens. I guess, looking back, the LAN party is kind of like to '00s teens what those 1-900 "party lines" were to '80s teens. Just like chat rooms killed party lines, broadband internet killed LAN parties.

iTunes was a hassle early on. I started downloading songs off of it in 2006 because that's when I got my first iPod, but I also still used stuff like Limewire and Aries to put songs on my PSP (another forgotten mid '00s relic). Not only were P2P services easier to use, but they also had quite a few songs available that had not been added to iTunes yet.


dont forget you could listen to a bands myspace song for free on their myspace

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/03/15 at 6:08 pm


its funny a thing we associate the 2010s with  Facebook
came out in 2006 and people were using it slowly  (similar to how Youtube got popular in 2006)


I don't know.  If you were in college, you might have used Facebook in 2004 or 2005.  2006 was the year it opened up to everyone.  That was when Facebook officially became uncool, because now it was a tool for helicopter parents to spy on their adult children (at least for me it was).  MySpace held out as the most popular social networking site for a few more years after that.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 6:11 pm


I don't know.  If you were in college, you might have used Facebook in 2004 or 2005.  2006 was the year it opened up to everyone.  That was when Facebook officially became uncool, because now it was a tool for helicopter parents to spy on their adult children (at least for me it was).  MySpace held out as the most popular social networking site for a few more years after that.


Facebook was never a place to spy on kids in 2006,
2010 2011 is when parents got ahold of it.

And yes I agree myspace was more popular then, facebook was like
this weird site that people were confused on what the purpose was.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/03/15 at 6:16 pm


I atcually fell out of videos games around 2006, sheesh got boring tbh, I was way busier with working @ the mall at the time.
Alot of teens worked at the mall then.


My peak PC gaming years were probably 2003-2006.  I started to slowly fall out of it in 2007.  7th Gen consoles completely changed video gaming and in my opinion, were also responsible for the decline of PC gaming.  I am not sure what changed, but in terms of multiplayer I used to love games like Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Counter Strike Source.  I really can't stand Battlefield 3 or later, any Call of Duty, or any games similar to them.  I just find them boring.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 6:28 pm


My peak PC gaming years were probably 2003-2006.  I started to slowly fall out of it in 2007.  7th Gen consoles completely changed video gaming and in my opinion, were also responsible for the decline of PC gaming.  I am not sure what changed, but in terms of multiplayer I used to love games like Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Counter Strike Source.  I really can't stand Battlefield 3 or later, any Call of Duty, or any games similar to them.  I just find them boring.


OMG call of duty ruined video games
even tho it got popular in 2005

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/03/15 at 7:00 pm

late 2006 screams this

http://prochefblog.com/public_pics/vtwin/pillion/whale_tail_005.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 7:28 pm


I thought James lost interest in TMNT after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III?  In his review of the movie, he said he had "dreams about going to see Turtles III and then waking up and being pissed off that it wasn't real" and that the wait was "f**king killing" him.  He said in the same review that he loved The Secret of the Ooze as a kid, even though it had Tokka and Razar instead of Bebop and Rocksteady.  I know he was lamenting over the scarring effect Ninja Turtles III left on his childhood as part of the AVGN show (or "The Angry Movie Nerd," in this case), but the fact that this was the first and only movie he reviewed as the Nerd (besides the obscure Ricky 1 for the Nostalgia Critic feud) speaks a lot both to his fandom of Ninja Turtles, as well as that of everyone else.  Doug Walker says he won't fully review Ninja Turtles III as part of Nostalgia Critic because he thought James' review reflected his own experience with the movies perfectly.

I guess I just see James Rolfe as being from the Y side of 1980 births because his primary interests were either more cutting edge than most late X-ers; he was always pretty geeky growing up, and as such was interested in things like video games, as well as the art of filmmaking, as opposed to the Gen-X trends his older contemporaries were pushing (although he apparently likes Alice in Chains, not to mention the AVGN theme song sounds like Smells Like Teen Spirit).  He grew up with Nintendo and edgy cartoon shows, just as I did over a decade later, and has now established himself through the medium of YouTube, becoming popular before the site had even fully taken off.  Due to his being born in 1980, it's hard to pinpoint exactly where he lies, but at the very least, he's Gen-Y enough that I can generally relate to him as a late millennial.

oops I meant to say that he felt the SERIES jumped the shark after the first movie! Yeah he was into it until that AWFUL third movie!

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/03/15 at 7:34 pm


I think it depends on the person; I'd agree that 1980, for the most part, was a Gen-X birth year, but James being old for his class and having pioneered a strictly digital age movement puts him more in the category of Y than X. It seems like he grew up with mostly the same stuff as Doug Walker, who was born in late 1982 and graduated high school in 2000. Also, James would have already been 10 when the first Ninja Turtles movie came out and had been anticipating the ill-fated third movie when he was 12 and a half. Most people born in the late 70s would likely have been relatively disinterested in TMNT by the peak of Turtlemania. James, on the other hand, pretty faithful to his childhood icons throughout his teens.


I always saw 1980 babies as a mix bag when it came to which Generation they belong to. For instance they were kids during the mid-late 80's during the tail end of the X Era and the Vey Beginning of the Y Era. They were teens during the core 90's during the Gen X Era but graduated high school in 1998 during the Y Era and were in college during the Y Era as well. So it really all boils down on a person to person basis in all honesty. However if I had to make a divided line I guess those born in early-mid 1980 (aka Class of 98) would be the last of X while Late 1980 (Class of 99') would be the beginning of Y. But once again since they are on that borderline it's really up to how each person born around that identifies with better

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: sonic2005 on 10/03/15 at 9:56 pm


To me:
2000-mid 2006 awesome
Late 2006-2009 sucked

Simples.

agreed

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 10:02 pm


agreed

Do you think today is better or  late 06-09?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/03/15 at 10:13 pm


Do you think today is better or  late 06-09?


I would say (minus music and some tv shows) its better today than it was late 2006-2009. Remember this was the Great Recession & Subprime Mortgage Crisis Era.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 10:21 pm


I would say (minus music and some tv shows) its better today than it was late 2006-2009. Remember this was the Great Recession & Subprime Mortgage Crisis Era.

True, but I liked 2006 and even 08.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/03/15 at 10:23 pm


late 2006 screams this

http://prochefblog.com/public_pics/vtwin/pillion/whale_tail_005.jpg


:D :D :D :D :D :D ;) 8)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/03/15 at 11:09 pm


I would say (minus music and some tv shows) its better today than it was late 2006-2009. Remember this was the Great Recession & Subprime Mortgage Crisis Era.


2006 was the calm before the storm economically.  From my memory, the economy was humming along nicely that year.  That was also the year Bush really started to lose popularity due to the war in Iraq. 

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/05/15 at 5:58 pm


2006 was the calm before the storm economically.  From my memory, the economy was humming along nicely that year.  That was also the year Bush really started to lose popularity due to the war in Iraq.


2006 was the last year with a strong economy

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: batfan2005 on 10/11/15 at 5:47 pm

I didn't see much of a shift in 2006 as I saw in late 2005 (the '05/'06 school year). 2006 was a bland year culturally, and any change that it tried was not for the better and didn't work out too well.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/12/15 at 12:40 pm


I didn't see much of a shift in 2006 as I saw in late 2005 (the '05/'06 school year). 2006 was a bland year culturally, and any change that it tried was not for the better and didn't work out too well.


I would say it probably was the blandest year of the '00s if you talk about music.  There wasn't a lot that was super memorable that year in Top 40.  A lot of it had to do with the fact music had not changed much since 2002-03 and the sounds/genres of the era were starting to get tired.  However, I disagree that it was a bland year when talking about other aspects of culture like fashion, TV, movies, video games, and technology.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/14/15 at 12:26 pm


Yeah I agree 100%. There was a definite shift during the 2006-2007 school year.

Anyways looking back on my childhood and studying this shut intensely I've come to the conclusion that 2003-2004 was the last True Y Kid Culture Year. It was the tail end of the Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), Fairly Odd Parents, Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.

It was also the last year Kobe/Shaq were still teammates, Kurt Warner was still with my Rams, the last year Stone Cold Steve Austin and The rock were still featured heavily on WWE programming(Even though HHH and Brock Lesnar were the focal points of RAW and Smackdown), last year of The Practice, Friends, Frasier,Animated movies in 2D were still being released(even though pixar and dreamworks had already made cgi animated films) etc.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/14/15 at 12:34 pm


2006 was the last year with a strong economy


Yeah looking back thats actually true! I think that was the absolute peak of the Housing Bubble before it started to go downhill in 2007

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 10/14/15 at 12:42 pm


It was also the last year Kobe/Shaq were still teammates, Kurt Warner was still with my Rams, the last year Stone Cold Steve Austin and The rock were still featured heavily on WWE programming(Even though HHH and Brock Lesnar were the focal points of RAW and Smackdown), last year of The Practice, Friends, Frasier,Animated movies in 2D were still being released(even though pixar and dreamworks had already made cgi animated films) etc.


Thats very true! Looking back, the 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 were transitional school years from very Late Y Kid Culture like Pokemon, Early Spongebob, Furbys, Tamogotchis, Bop Its, Dial Up internet and sites like Yahoolagins, Late Gameboy Era, VHS/DVD, Klasky Csupo Nick, Powerhouse Era CN, & tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens

To the very Early Z Kid Culture like Post Misty Pokemon, Post Movie Spongebob, Bionicle, Webkinz, Guitar Hero, Broadband Internet and sites like Club Penguin, Early DS Era, DVD, Bronze Age Nick, City Era CN, & tween shows like Hannah Montana & The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/14/15 at 3:00 pm

the last year Stone Cold Steve Austin and The rock were still featured heavily on WWE programming(Even though HHH and Brock Lesnar were the focal points of RAW and Smackdown

Brock Lesnar wasn't a focal point until a few years later, It was more Triple H. Are you referring to after 2006? ???

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/14/15 at 10:41 pm


Brock Lesnar wasn't a focal point until a few years later, It was more Triple H. Are you referring to after 2006? ???

I'm talking 2003/04ish. Rock and Austin were still on RAW and Smackdown, but HHH & Evolution were ruling RAW, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, and Undertaker were running Smackdown

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/15/15 at 7:23 am


I'm talking 2003/04ish. Rock and Austin were still on RAW and Smackdown, but HHH & Evolution were ruling RAW, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, and Undertaker were running Smackdown


Yeah that part I know, that what was when wrestling was still good.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Shemp97 on 10/21/15 at 3:28 pm

2006-2008. The pinnacle years of the decade and the last of the classic '00s. The best music, best TV shows, best fashion, decent economy and social media 1.0.

Where 720p youtube videos were as rare and luxurious as a flawless politician and where pluto became a dwarf planet.

I remember how early youtube was in the late 00s with the great but limited entertainment. You had the handful of established entertainers like Smosh, Avgn and Nigahiga as well as funny clips and music videos. The Internet really took over TV as a source for music video viewing. The last time I saw Much Music or MTV devote and entire block to music videos was 2008/early 2009. 2006 saw the end of TV shows like Teen titans and Invader zim but it saw the emergence of more dramatic shows like Digata, Avatar and Supernatural.

Music took a pretty big shift as the general sound went from acoustic and worn out  gangsta rap to electronic and more "speaking-out" type music. There was also alot of mellow tunes as well like 1,2,3,4 by Fiest and foreign language songs began taking presence too.
As someone else here mentioned, Hiphop shifted from the popularity of 50 towards the likes of Kanye West. This was the emergence of Alternative rap which came to dominate the last 00s. Emo really exploded thanks to Myspace.

Gaming saw the death of the 6th gen and the emergence of the 7th gen, the last gen where I really cared about wholly and didn't feel ripped off with DLC and micro transactions. The iPhone came out a year later but wasn't advanced enough to stand on it's own as a contender like it can today.

Politics between 2005-06 had many countries reelect their leaders. I think Bush was reelected this year. The war on terror machine was declining as the last few people whom were on the fence about Bush's policies began developing apathy to the whole thing. Coverage was virtually non existent by 2008.

For me, I switched elementary schools in 2006 and ended up liking my new school much better than my old one. It seemed like the kids of my old school put alot of attention into reality shows and publicity stunts while my new school was more into scripted programs and deep music. I really picked up on the parts of pop culture that really mattered that year.

All in all, I liked 2006 more than 2005. '05 had this stale '90s overstayed welcome to it and needed something fresh. 2006 brought freshness to pop culture.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/21/15 at 5:00 pm


2006-2008. The pinnacle years of the decade and the last of the classic '00s. The best music, best TV shows, best fashion, decent economy and social media 1.0.

Where 720p youtube videos were as rare and luxurious as a flawless politician and where pluto became a dwarf planet.

I remember how early youtube was in the late 00s with the great but limited entertainment. You had the handful of established entertainers like Smosh, Avgn and Nigahiga as well as funny clips and music videos. The Internet really took over TV as a source for music video viewing. The last time I saw Much Music or MTV devote and entire block to music videos was 2008/early 2009. 2006 saw the end of TV shows like Teen titans and Invader zim but it saw the emergence of more dramatic shows like Digata, Avatar and Supernatural.

Music took a pretty big shift as the general sound went from acoustic and worn out  gangsta rap to electronic and more "speaking-out" type music. There was also alot of mellow tunes as well like 1,2,3,4 by Fiest and foreign language songs began taking presence too.
As someone else here mentioned, Hiphop shifted from the popularity of 50 towards the likes of Kanye West. This was the emergence of Alternative rap which came to dominate the last 00s. Emo really exploded thanks to Myspace.

Gaming saw the death of the 6th gen and the emergence of the 7th gen, the last gen where I really cared about wholly and didn't feel ripped off with DLC and micro transactions. The iPhone came out a year later but wasn't advanced enough to stand on it's own as a contender like it can today.

Politics between 2005-06 had many countries reelect their leaders. I think Bush was reelected this year. The war on terror machine was declining as the last few people whom were on the fence about Bush's policies began developing apathy to the whole thing. Coverage was virtually non existent by 2008.

For me, I switched elementary schools in 2006 and ended up liking my new school much better than my old one. It seemed like the kids of my old school put alot of attention into reality shows and publicity stunts while my new school was more into scripted programs and deep music. I really picked up on the parts of pop culture that really mattered that year.

All in all, I liked 2006 more than 2005. '05 had this stale '90s overstayed welcome to it and needed something fresh. 2006 brought freshness to pop culture.


Mostly agree with this.

I do find it interesting though that you find 2005 more stale than 2006.  Most people agree that 2006 probably was the most stale year of the entire '00s musically.  I remember 2005 specifically for the prominence of "crunk" that year as well as post-grunge and Green Day's resurgence.  2006, until the final three months, didn't really have anything fresh.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 11:38 am


2006-2008. The pinnacle years of the decade and the last of the classic '00s. The best music, best TV shows, best fashion, decent economy and social media 1.0.

Where 720p youtube videos were as rare and luxurious as a flawless politician and where pluto became a dwarf planet.

I remember how early youtube was in the late 00s with the great but limited entertainment. You had the handful of established entertainers like Smosh, Avgn and Nigahiga as well as funny clips and music videos. The Internet really took over TV as a source for music video viewing. The last time I saw Much Music or MTV devote and entire block to music videos was 2008/early 2009. 2006 saw the end of TV shows like Teen titans and Invader zim but it saw the emergence of more dramatic shows like Digata, Avatar and Supernatural.

Music took a pretty big shift as the general sound went from acoustic and worn out  gangsta rap to electronic and more "speaking-out" type music. There was also alot of mellow tunes as well like 1,2,3,4 by Fiest and foreign language songs began taking presence too.
As someone else here mentioned, Hiphop shifted from the popularity of 50 towards the likes of Kanye West. This was the emergence of Alternative rap which came to dominate the last 00s. Emo really exploded thanks to Myspace.

Gaming saw the death of the 6th gen and the emergence of the 7th gen, the last gen where I really cared about wholly and didn't feel ripped off with DLC and micro transactions. The iPhone came out a year later but wasn't advanced enough to stand on it's own as a contender like it can today.

Politics between 2005-06 had many countries reelect their leaders. I think Bush was reelected this year. The war on terror machine was declining as the last few people whom were on the fence about Bush's policies began developing apathy to the whole thing. Coverage was virtually non existent by 2008.

For me, I switched elementary schools in 2006 and ended up liking my new school much better than my old one. It seemed like the kids of my old school put alot of attention into reality shows and publicity stunts while my new school was more into scripted programs and deep music. I really picked up on the parts of pop culture that really mattered that year.

All in all, I liked 2006 more than 2005. '05 had this stale '90s overstayed welcome to it and needed something fresh. 2006 brought freshness to pop culture.



2006 was suppose to be the finale of the 2000s, however it lingered on until late 2008  thats the feeling most people get here

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 11:39 am


Yeah that part I know, that what was when wrestling was still good.


Raw was sheesh until late 2004  (RA era)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 11:40 am


Yeah looking back thats actually true! I think that was the absolute peak of the Housing Bubble before it started to go downhill in 2007


malls were packed in 2006, it seemed that was the last year before mall culture died

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/23/15 at 11:47 am


Raw was sheesh until late 2004  (RA era)

Nah, Raw became better than SD when Benoit joined after the Royal Rumble.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/23/15 at 12:16 pm

I have come down to a new conclusion of how I divide the cultural 2000's, after thinking about it for awhile. Here's my updated chart, however, there might be some mistakes in here, so it's not official yet.

late 1997-mid 2000: LATE 90's
1999: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2000-mid 2001: transition from LATE 90's to EARLY 2000's

late 2001-mid 2003: EARLY 2000's
2002: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2003-mid 2004: transition from EARLY 2000's to MID 2000's

late 2004-mid 2006: MID 2000's
2005: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2006-mid 2008: transition from MID 2000's to LATE 2000's

late 2008-mid 2011: LATE 2000's
2009: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2011-mid 2012: transition from LATE 2000's to EARLY 2010's

late 2012-early 2014: EARLY 2010's
2013: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR


Now honestly, I think we have to see how 2016 looks, that will be big. Looking at what's been going in 2015 so far, it's been pretty bland pop culturally IMO with the exception of some great movies, then you have Gay Marriage being legalized, all these shootings, and all these cases with riots too. We might be in a transitional period into mid 2010's culture, or we might already be there right now without us realizing it.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 12:26 pm


I have come down to a new conclusion of how I divide the cultural 2000's, after thinking about it for awhile. Here's my updated chart, however, there might be some mistakes in here, so it's not official yet.

late 1997-mid 2000: LATE 90's
1999: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2000-mid 2001: transition from LATE 90's to EARLY 2000's

late 2001-mid 2003: EARLY 2000's
2002: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2003-mid 2004: transition from EARLY 2000's to MID 2000's

late 2004-mid 2006: MID 2000's
2005: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2006-mid 2008: transition from MID 2000's to LATE 2000's

late 2008-mid 2011: LATE 2000's
2009: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR

late 2011-mid 2012: transition from LATE 2000's to EARLY 2010's

late 2012-early 2014: EARLY 2010's
2013: QUINTESSENTIAL YEAR


Now honestly, I think we have to see how 2016 looks, that will be big. Looking at what's been going in 2015 so far, it's been pretty bland pop culturally IMO with the exception of some great movies, then you have Gay Marriage being legalized, all these shootings, and all these cases with riots too. We might be in a transitional period into mid 2010's culture, or we might already be there right now without us realizing it.


we been in the mid 2010s since 2013

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 12:27 pm


I didn't see much of a shift in 2006 as I saw in late 2005 (the '05/'06 school year). 2006 was a bland year culturally, and any change that it tried was not for the better and didn't work out too well.


the 2006/2007 year there was def a shift

nothing much changed in the 05/06 school year other than xbox 360 and HD tv

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/23/15 at 12:56 pm


malls were packed in 2006, it seemed that was the last year before mall culture died


There was a pretty big shakeout nationwide for malls around that time.  Upscale ones remained popular but a lot of the smaller and older malls began to decline around then.  The 2008 recession really did them in.  I think the trend has somewhat stabilized at this point.  A lot of the malls that I am familiar with seem to be doing okay.  Teen mall culture is dead though and has been since the record stores and mall arcades closed.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 1:52 pm


There was a pretty big shakeout nationwide for malls around that time.  Upscale ones remained popular but a lot of the smaller and older malls began to decline around then.  The 2008 recession really did them in.  I think the trend has somewhat stabilized at this point.  A lot of the malls that I am familiar with seem to be doing okay.  Teen mall culture is dead though and has been since the record stores and mall arcades closed.


Well for the east coast around 2006, Virgin megastore got the shafted as well as Sam Goody, from late 2006- late 2008/09 stores were closing month after month,
we just did not notice it. Circuit City, Sharper Image, Warner Bro store, KB toy store, Walden Books. The collapse in 2008 made this transition happen faster than it was suppose to.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/23/15 at 2:43 pm

I still don't understand how anybody could categorize the first half of 2011 and all of 2010 as distinctly "2000s" as opposed to the decade we're in now.  Were the overall societal changes that occurred in 2011 and 2012 really more monumental than those from around the 2008/2009 school year?  iPhones were already pretty popular by 2010, and the overall tone of popular culture had already shifted pretty dramatically from the Bush '43/War on Terror era.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 10/23/15 at 2:55 pm


I still don't understand how anybody could categorize the first half of 2011 and all of 2010 as distinctly "2000s" as opposed to the decade we're in now.  Were the overall societal changes that occurred in 2011 and 2012 really more monumental than those from around the 2008/2009 school year?  iPhones were already pretty popular by 2010, and the overall tone of popular culture had already shifted pretty dramatically from the Bush '43/War on Terror era.


What's confusing to me is that when we think of when think of the last year of the core 2000's, which is 2007, then by the time we get to 2008, we consider that as the start of early 2010's culture, instead of the start of late 2000's, however, go back to the last year of the core 90's, which is 1996, then the next year we pick 1997 as the start of the late 90's, but not early 2000's because that didn't start until 2001, while the core 2000's started in 2004. See with the 2010's we pick 2013 as the first year of the core 2000's, or mid 2010's, but then where would the late 2000's culture be? I wonder if the core 90's stands for mid 90's culture only, or both early/mid 90's culture. While the core 2000's stands for mid 2000's culture only, or both mid/late 2000's culture?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 3:09 pm


What's confusing to me is that when we think of when think of the last year of the core 2000's, which is 2007, then by the time we get to 2008, we consider that as the start of early 2010's culture, instead of the start of late 2000's, however, go back to the last year of the core 90's, which is 1996, then the next year we pick 1997 as the start of the late 90's, but not early 2000's because that didn't start until 2001, while the core 2000's started in 2004. See with the 2010's we pick 2013 as the first year of the core 2000's, or mid 2010's, but then where would the late 2000's culture be? I wonder if the core 90's stands for mid 90's culture only, or both early/mid 90's culture. While the core 2000's stands for mid 2000's culture only, or both mid/late 2000's culture?


core is mid years only

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Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 4:06 pm


Raw was sheesh until late 2004  (RA era)


I definitely agree.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 4:06 pm


malls were packed in 2006, it seemed that was the last year before mall culture died


What's mall culture?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 4:07 pm


Nah, Raw became better than SD when Benoit joined after the Royal Rumble.


It became the A show.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 4:12 pm


What's mall culture?


emo teens hanging at the mall, and just mainly highschool kids
needing a place to all group up after school.
If you went to a mall in late 2005- 2006 it would look like this

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/71/177804317_bbfbe330a3_n.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/82/212049547_4527700e20.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3263/2654221760_5d35117bb5.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/25/43998411_dd2fadb059.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/122/296936192_7d5f6b8377.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1072/1323513132_19d138bc29.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/20/71704428_cf77e895ca.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 10/23/15 at 4:13 pm


What's confusing to me is that when we think of when think of the last year of the core 2000's, which is 2007, then by the time we get to 2008, we consider that as the start of early 2010's culture, instead of the start of late 2000's, however, go back to the last year of the core 90's, which is 1996, then the next year we pick 1997 as the start of the late 90's, but not early 2000's because that didn't start until 2001, while the core 2000's started in 2004. See with the 2010's we pick 2013 as the first year of the core 2000's, or mid 2010's, but then where would the late 2000's culture be? I wonder if the core 90's stands for mid 90's culture only, or both early/mid 90's culture. While the core 2000's stands for mid 2000's culture only, or both mid/late 2000's culture?


The late '00s commonly gets lumped in with the '10s on this board.  Older members seem more apt to do so than younger members.

I think a lot of it will depend on how the rest of the decade plays out, but by the time we get to 2020, most people may be in agreement that the recession era (2008-11) fits in more with the '00s than it does the '10s.  Time will tell.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 4:19 pm


emo teens hanging at the mall, and just mainly highschool kids
needing a place to all group up after school.
If you went to a mall in late 2005- 2006 it would look like this

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/71/177804317_bbfbe330a3_n.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/82/212049547_4527700e20.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3263/2654221760_5d35117bb5.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/25/43998411_dd2fadb059.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/122/296936192_7d5f6b8377.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1072/1323513132_19d138bc29.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/20/71704428_cf77e895ca.jpg


God I feel so old looking at these pictures of mall kids now compared to what malls used to be back then 30 years ago. :o

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 10/23/15 at 4:59 pm


God I feel so old looking at these pictures of mall kids now compared to what malls used to be back then 30 years ago. :o


these arent mall kids now tho
this is from 2005-2006

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: tv on 10/24/15 at 6:50 pm


I always saw 1980 babies as a mix bag when it came to which Generation they belong to. For instance they were kids during the mid-late 80's during the tail end of the X Era and the Vey Beginning of the Y Era. They were teens during the core 90's during the Gen X Era but graduated high school in 1998 during the Y Era and were in college during the Y Era as well. So it really all boils down on a person to person basis in all honesty. However if I had to make a divided line I guess those born in early-mid 1980 (aka Class of 98) would be the last of X while Late 1980 (Class of 99') would be the beginning of Y. But once again since they are on that borderline it's really up to how each person born around that identifies with better
I'm there but I identify more as late X though. I did follow music till maybe early 2008 though.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: tv on 10/24/15 at 7:01 pm


.
+ This was the last full year that Lindsay Lohan was still really popular.  Her music career had already reached a dead end, and Just My Luck "marks the end of Lohan's teen queen phase" and earned the actress her first Razzie.  By 2007, with her legal problems dominating the press and the release of I Know Who Killed Me, one of the biggest flops of the decade, Lilo's fall from grace was official.
I guess Lindsay goes down the path of 80's Teen Star Molly Ringwald in that she is a successful Teen Movie Star but once she exits The "Teen Movie Genre" her career completely stalls. Of course the legal problems didn't do her any favors either as you mentioned.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: d90 on 10/24/15 at 10:17 pm

2006 was the year Blu Ray led to the already declining Vhs formats death.rip vhs. It was also the last year Windows 98 and Windows Me had extended support. This was also i believe the last year Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Micro had a major game release. Though these were 2000s handhelds, these were the last major 2d gaming handhelds.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/25/15 at 11:49 am


I guess Lindsay goes down the path of 80's Teen Star Molly Ringwald in that she is a successful Teen Movie Star but once she exits The "Teen Movie Genre" her career completely stalls. Of course the legal problems didn't do her any favors either as you mentioned.


Same applies for the 90s with Alicia Silverstone, whose film career evaporated after she starred as Batgirl in Batman & Robin.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: tv on 10/25/15 at 10:13 pm


Same applies for the 90s with Alicia Silverstone, whose film career evaporated after she starred as Batgirl in Batman & Robin.
Alicia was still popular in early 1999 because I remember seeing her(In January of 1999) on MTV but after Britney Spears became popular Alicia was totally forgotten about. I think Alicia's last big role was in 2005's "Beauty Shop" with Queen Latifah in the movie.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 10/25/15 at 10:42 pm


Alicia was still popular in early 1999 because I remember seeing her(In January of 1999) on MTV but after Britney Spears became popular Alicia was totally forgotten about. I think Alicia's last big role was in 2005's "Beauty Shop" with Queen Latifah in the movie.


Her heyday was definitely the mid-90s Clueless era, though. People were already far more into Sarah Michelle Gellar by late 1997, once Buffy the Vanpire Slayer premiered on television.  Not to mention, Silverstone didn't even reprise her iconic role as Cher for the Clueless TV series.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/02/15 at 11:06 pm

Here were a few more changes, from the first half...
http://www.niashf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Paul-Tagliabue.jpg

http://cp91279.biography.com/BRAND_BIO_BSFC_155546_SF_2997_005_20140207_V1_HD_768x432-16x9.jpg 

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/news/060710a/charles_gibson.jpg

http://cdn2-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2013/04/Ebert-and-Roeper.jpg

http://www.toledoblade.com/image/2015/05/29/800x_b1_cCM_z_cT/Bob-Schieffer-CBS-News-retirement.jpg

http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/ap/nykw10212052115.grid-6x2.jpg

To the second half....
http://sav-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/superphoto/11932660.jpg

http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpmuboDpke1qmgtz9o1_1280.jpg

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/files/original/GMA_11.9.jpg

http://cache.reelz.com/assets/content/repFrame/33992/atmovies_ironman02.jpg

http://media.trb.com/media/photo/2011-05/258594800-18122558.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/World-news_charles-gibson.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 11/03/15 at 3:47 am


http://sav-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/superphoto/11932660.jpg


Roger Goodell....  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 11/03/15 at 4:37 pm


2006 was the year Blu Ray led to the already declining Vhs formats death.rip vhs. It was also the last year Windows 98 and Windows Me had extended support. This was also i believe the last year Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Micro had a major game release. Though these were 2000s handhelds, these were the last major 2d gaming handhelds.


lol hd dvd was poverty

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 11/16/15 at 10:09 am


emo teens hanging at the mall, and just mainly highschool kids
needing a place to all group up after school.
If you went to a mall in late 2005- 2006 it would look like this

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/71/177804317_bbfbe330a3_n.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/82/212049547_4527700e20.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3263/2654221760_5d35117bb5.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/25/43998411_dd2fadb059.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/122/296936192_7d5f6b8377.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1072/1323513132_19d138bc29.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/20/71704428_cf77e895ca.jpg


OMG The nostalgia  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 11/16/15 at 10:12 am


2006 was the year Blu Ray led to the already declining Vhs formats death.rip vhs. It was also the last year Windows 98 and Windows Me had extended support. This was also i believe the last year Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Micro had a major game release. Though these were 2000s handhelds, these were the last major 2d gaming handhelds.


Yeah I agree! Everybody seems to forget that the Gameboy brand was still very prominent in the mid 2000's, despite the DS already being out. I vividly remember playing my Gameboy Advance in the Summer of 2005 & 2006, some of my favorite games being Super Mario Advance 4 (based on Super Mario Bros 3.) and Donkey Kong Country 3. I eventually got a DS Lite in August of 2006 and that was around when I noticed more kids my age playing with the DS rather than the GBA

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 11/18/15 at 11:21 am


late 2006 screams this

http://prochefblog.com/public_pics/vtwin/pillion/whale_tail_005.jpg


Man I loved the slutty fashion back then. As a horny 16 year old I wish I got my dick wet back then.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 1:57 pm


Yeah I agree! Everybody seems to forget that the Gameboy brand was still very prominent in the mid 2000's, despite the DS already being out. I vividly remember playing my Gameboy Advance in the Summer of 2005 & 2006, some of my favorite games being Super Mario Advance 4 (based on Super Mario Bros 3.) and Donkey Kong Country 3. I eventually got a DS Lite in August of 2006 and that was around when I noticed more kids my age playing with the DS rather than the GBA


nah DS took over in 2004

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 11/19/15 at 2:54 pm


nah DS took over in 2004


The Game Boy Advance was still relevant for about another year after the DS came out, especially with Pokemon Fire Red & Leaf Green, Pokemon Emerald, and Donkey Kong Country 2 & 3 GBA.  Both handhelds had roughly equal popularity during the 2004/2005 school year.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 11/19/15 at 2:58 pm


nah DS took over in 2004


Nahhh, the original DS debuted in November 2004, that's the first 10 months of 2004 without the Nintendo DS, when the Gameboy Advance SP had already came out in 2003. Gameboy Advance was still relevant throughout all of 2004 and 2005. Plus, the Nintendo DS didn't start having big titles until late 2005 and 2006. It wasn't until maybe Mario Kart DS and a few others debuted around mid/late 2005ish when everybody started getting interested in more DS games. By 2006 I could see the Nintendo DS clearly being more popular than the Gameboy Advance. So 2004 was still clearly a Gameboy Advance year. 2005 was equally Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS in popularity. I already told you about 2006.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 11/19/15 at 3:11 pm


Yeah I agree! Everybody seems to forget that the Gameboy brand was still very prominent in the mid 2000's, despite the DS already being out. I vividly remember playing my Gameboy Advance in the Summer of 2005 & 2006, some of my favorite games being Super Mario Advance 4 (based on Super Mario Bros 3.) and Donkey Kong Country 3. I eventually got a DS Lite in August of 2006 and that was around when I noticed more kids my age playing with the DS rather than the GBA


Yeah, from my experience, I'd say that the absolute peak years of the Nintendo DS were definitely 2006 or 2007, or the 2005-2006 school year to the 2007-2008 school year.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 11/19/15 at 4:02 pm


Yeah, from my experience, I'd say that the absolute peak years of the Nintendo DS were definitely 2006 or 2007, or the 2005-2006 school year to the 2007-2008 school year.


Yeah I agree with this. Especially the 2007-2008 school year, that was the peak from what I remember

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/19/15 at 4:15 pm

It seems a lot of people forgot about the Gameboy SP. It stayed in 2004, but it was still a hype worthy handheld.

As far as the late 2006 shift, I didn't notice it.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 11/19/15 at 5:58 pm


Yeah I agree with this. Especially the 2007-2008 school year, that was the peak from what I remember


2006-2007 school year would probably be more of the peak IMO. That's when Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros were in its prime. By the 2007-2008 school year more people had gotten the Wii, and Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii were big titles that shifted it over a little bit.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 6:00 pm


2006-2007 school year would probably be more of the peak IMO. That's when Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros were in its prime. By the 2007-2008 school year more people had gotten the Wii, and Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii were big titles that shifted it over a little bit.


2006-2007 was pretty good transition tho

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 12/13/15 at 3:03 pm

bumping this for  sonic2005

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 2:25 pm

Now, I'm *not* saying that 2004-2006 are Y2K era, because they're not. But I would agree with this thread, that late 2006 is when the influences and the *remnants* of the Y2K era were washed away.

Last big year for sixth generation gaming (PS2/GCN/Xbox). After this, those consoles kinda faded into the background.
Last year before the economy started crashing.
Last year of the iPod being a huge status symbol (replaced by the iPhone).
AOL dropped their full name "America Online", stopped shipping floppy disks to customers, and saw a huge downturn in subscribers.
"Ask Jeeves" was rebranded to "Ask.com".
PRISM program hadn't started, Internet wasn't yet monitored by the NSA.
Y2K era shows like That '70s Show, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Alias, Will & Grace, Everwood, Bernie Mac Show said their farewells.
Last year of MNF on ABC and original ABC sports
Last year of WWE Raw and Smackdown's logos and entrances
Last year with Paul Tagliabue as NFL commissioner
Probably the year where anime such as Dragon ball z and Pokemon ended their "first wave" of popularity
The WB/UPN became The CW
Roger Ebert left At the Movies
Pluto stopped being a planet
ABC Family stopped being just being family orientated
End of old style NBA on ABC


Question for Jordan: did you cry when you saw all these x-treme things disappear forever? :\'( I know the "real, wussy 00s" became the life of the party by 2003-2004, but late 2006 was like when the Y2K era stopped even standing in the corner at parties drinking beer, and just left the house altogether. ;D

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/14/16 at 3:18 pm


Now, I'm *not* saying that 2004-2006 are Y2K era, because they're not. But I would agree with this thread, that late 2006 is when the influences and the *remnants* of the Y2K era were washed away.

Last big year for sixth generation gaming (PS2/GCN/Xbox). After this, those consoles kinda faded into the background.
Last year before the economy started crashing.
Last year of the iPod being a huge status symbol (replaced by the iPhone).
AOL dropped their full name "America Online", stopped shipping floppy disks to customers, and saw a huge downturn in subscribers.
"Ask Jeeves" was rebranded to "Ask.com".
PRISM program hadn't started, Internet wasn't yet monitored by the NSA.
Y2K era shows like That '70s Show, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Alias, Will & Grace, Everwood, Bernie Mac Show said their farewells.
Last year of MNF on ABC and original ABC sports
Last year of WWE Raw and Smackdown's logos and entrances
Last year with Paul Tagliabue as NFL commissioner
Probably the year where anime such as Dragon ball z and Pokemon ended their "first wave" of popularity
The WB/UPN became The CW
Roger Ebert left At the Movies
Pluto stopped being a planet
ABC Family stopped being just being family orientated
End of old style NBA on ABC


I see most of those as just early 2000s culture, although some, like Roger Ebert on At the Movies, really aren't confined to a single sub-period. I'll accept early 2000s things as "late Y2K" (in the same way new stuff from late 1996 to mid-1998 is "early Y2K"), but just because something came out at the start of the cultural 2000s doesn't make it more Y2K than just classic 2000s. The PlayStation 2 and The Wire, for example, were pretty significant for the whole decade. Stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Lizzie McGuire, Game Boy Advance, and post-9/11 patriotism (as opposed to Iraq War backlash), were really only significant during the early 2000s and had declined by the time the mid-2000s began.

That said, there were a fair amount of late 90s shows that ended with the mid-2000s. In addition to the ones you mentioned, there were also the conclusions of 7th Heaven, Stargate SG-1, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Crocodile Hunter (R.I.P., Steve Irwin).

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 3:34 pm

I'd say post-9/11 patriotism lasted from about 2001-2004, and Iraq War backlash was from 2004-2008.

Already by the 2004 election, many people were mocking Bush, and his public image as "a fool" had set in. My grandma even sent me this video during the election:
VBExBucLRgU

(I know you're going to say "But the upload date says 2006", so I'll clarify: I saw the video on another site before this, StupidVideos maybe?)

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 3:38 pm


The PlayStation 2 and The Wire, for example, were pretty significant for the whole decade.

The PS2 basically "died" in 2007 I think. After that, it became a secondhand option for gamers who were too poor to afford 7th gen consoles, before Sony "officially" discontinued it in 2013.

I think all of the 6th gen consoles had their last "big" years in 2006, even if they hadn't been discontinued yet.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/14/16 at 4:02 pm


The PS2 basically "died" in 2007 I think. After that, it became a secondhand option for gamers who were too poor to afford 7th gen consoles, before Sony "officially" discontinued it in 2013.


A lot of people still played with their PS2's during the late 2000s, though. Despite a lot of significant titles from 2007, the PS3 was slow out the gates, due to is outrageous price and, so far, a lack of compelling exclusives. Like the PS1 and NES, a lot of games continued to be released on the PS2, even after the next system had hit shelves. The Madden franchise, for example, continued to release ports for the PS2, and the PS2 remained the standard platform for the main series of Dance Dance Revolution games all the way through 2010 (although Hottest Party for Wii was also particularly successful during the late 2000s). There's a reason the PS2 was still available for retail until the beginning of 2013, unlike the GameCube and original XBOX, both of which were discontinued in 2007.

This video from late 2007 showcases pretty accurately how a lot of gamers felt about the PS3 back when it was still brand new:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8R5Rp09pxc

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/14/16 at 4:23 pm


Now, I'm *not* saying that 2004-2006 are Y2K era, because they're not. But I would agree with this thread, that late 2006 is when the influences and the *remnants* of the Y2K era were washed away.

Last big year for sixth generation gaming (PS2/GCN/Xbox). After this, those consoles kinda faded into the background.
Last year before the economy started crashing.
Last year of the iPod being a huge status symbol (replaced by the iPhone).
AOL dropped their full name "America Online", stopped shipping floppy disks to customers, and saw a huge downturn in subscribers.
"Ask Jeeves" was rebranded to "Ask.com".
PRISM program hadn't started, Internet wasn't yet monitored by the NSA.
Y2K era shows like That '70s Show, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Alias, Will & Grace, Everwood, Bernie Mac Show said their farewells.
Last year of MNF on ABC and original ABC sports
Last year of WWE Raw and Smackdown's logos and entrances
Last year with Paul Tagliabue as NFL commissioner
Probably the year where anime such as Dragon ball z and Pokemon ended their "first wave" of popularity
The WB/UPN became The CW
Roger Ebert left At the Movies
Pluto stopped being a planet
ABC Family stopped being just being family orientated
End of old style NBA on ABC


Question for Jordan: did you cry when you saw all these x-treme things disappear forever? :\'( I know the "real, wussy 00s" became the life of the party by 2003-2004, but late 2006 was like when the Y2K era stopped even standing in the corner at parties drinking beer, and just left the house altogether. ;D


I was way past jaded in 2006 (post-Warped 2005 times, man... :\'() so I didn't really notice anymore changes since 2004-ish but I was pretty upset when shows like Malcolm in the Middle went off the air. One thing is I wouldn't call the iPod of the Xtreme! times (despite existing then) since it didn't catch on and become some status symbol until 2004 (the wussy real 2000s). The mighty Discman, on the other hand, was done by 2004. R.I.P. Discman...



Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 4:36 pm

I'm curious: what happened with the Warped Tour 2005 that was so bad? Was it when "wussy emo bands" started performing more than the fun, wacky Y2K ones?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 4:40 pm

Also, it's been a while since I watched Malcolm in the middle, so I don't remember this exactly, but did they still keep the Y2K-era props (PS2, N64, frosted tips, Discman, etc.) during the 2004-2006 seasons?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/14/16 at 4:52 pm


Also, it's been a while since I watched Malcolm in the middle, so I don't remember this exactly, but did they still keep the Y2K-era props (PS2, N64, frosted tips, Discman, etc.) during the 2004-2006 seasons?


The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in 2003 and had almost no new games after the release of the GameCube. The PS1 was still on sale until 2006 and continued to receive ports for a lot of franchises even after the PS2 came out. Discmans were declining but still somewhat relevant in the mid-2000s, as the iPod did not peak until the late 2000s. Having gone through my middle school yearbooks representing the period from September 2004 to June 2007, I can say that frosted tips were actually still very common during the 2004-2005 school year, but were basically gone by the 2005-2006 school year. Part of this could be due to middle schoolers adopting newer general trends a bit slower than high school and college students (social media and touchscreen phones are one major example of this), as well as the fact that a place like San Diego is more likely to foster frosted tip hairstyles than other parts of the Western world, but it definitely still counts for something.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/14/16 at 5:47 pm


I'm curious: what happened with the Warped Tour 2005 that was so bad? Was it when "wussy emo bands" started performing more than the fun, wacky Y2K ones?


Yeah. Warped Tour 1996-2002 was probably the peak of the Warped Tour era to most people. Both goofy mid-90's style Skate Punk bands (during the entire warped peak) and wacky 1998-2002 style Pop Punk bands (from 1998-2002). Frosted tips, dickies, spiky hair, chain wallets etc. Funny thing is, during the 1998-2002 warped tours, there were also a TON of Nu Metal bands because it was so huge with young kids of the time. A lot of them would pick fights with the Pop Punk kids and vice versa. I think the decline was roughly around 2003-2005. 2003 wasn't bad but it was very bland and had an uneventful lineup and this just continued on through the next few years. I dunno why I didn't quit at 2004 because that and 2005 were the same thing but when I got to 2005, I looked around and saw the neo-faux-emo kids who looked exactly like Justin Pearson and decided "this sh!t sucks. I'm outta here."


Also, it's been a while since I watched Malcolm in the middle, so I don't remember this exactly, but did they still keep the Y2K-era props (PS2, N64, frosted tips, Discman, etc.) during the 2004-2006 seasons?


It did! That's why I always say it was a late 90's/early 00's nostalgia show.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 8:50 pm

Would you agree with my analogy, that while the "wussy 00s" became the life of the party in 2004, late 2006 is when the Y2K stopped hanging out in the corner and just left the party altogether? ;D

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/14/16 at 11:05 pm


Would you agree with my analogy, that while the "wussy 00s" became the life of the party in 2004, late 2006 is when the Y2K stopped hanging out in the corner and just left the party altogether? ;D


Yeah, maybe as a very small afterthought. The only cool guy at a party full of lame real 00's wusses. ;D

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/14/16 at 11:19 pm

Adding to  theme of everything changing in  2006, I'd  like to post this graph of  AOL  subscribers.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Aol_subscribers_Q201-Q407.png

I've always wondered why they just suddenly cratered in Spring 2006. ???

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/15/16 at 12:09 am


Adding to  theme of everything changing in  2006, I'd  like to post this graph of  AOL  subscribers.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Aol_subscribers_Q201-Q407.png

I've always wondered why they just suddenly cratered in Spring 2006. ???


AOL, the most 90's/early 00's internet thing in existence, peaked in the mighty early 00's (of course) and just started dropping and dropping until  falling off the face of the earth in 2006. R.I.P. AOL... :\'(

All good things still ended in 2004, though.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/15/16 at 12:52 am


Adding to  theme of everything changing in  2006, I'd  like to post this graph of  AOL  subscribers.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Aol_subscribers_Q201-Q407.png

I've always wondered why they just suddenly cratered in Spring 2006. ???


Oh wow. I didn't know AOL peaked in 2001-2002. Funny to see it decline by the mid '00s yet was really popular just a few years earlier.


AOL, the most 90's/early 00's internet thing in existence, peaked in the mighty early 00's (of course) and just started dropping and dropping until  falling off the face of the earth in 2006. R.I.P. AOL... :\'(

All good things still ended in 2004, though.


I do miss the AOL Dial Up surprisingly, but then again I always found the late 90's/early 00's internet days to be very interesting. AOL Dial Up, Web 1.0, Windows 98/2000, and the crazy early 00's internet fads. It's why I love the Wayback Machine as it allows me to see what the internet was like back then.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/15/16 at 12:57 am


Oh wow. I didn't know AOL peaked in 2001-2002. Funny to see it decline by the mid '00s yet was really popular just a few years earlier.


I bet all the Sum 41 fans got into huge arguments with the KoRn fans in 2000-2002 during the peak of AOL while the emo kids would cry into their sweater vests and complain on MakeOutClub and LiveJournal about how mean everyone is to them. I wouldn't have it any other way.


I do miss the AOL Dial Up surprisingly, but then again I always found the late 90's/early 00's internet days to be very interesting. AOL Dial Up, Web 1.0, Windows 98/2000, and the crazy early 00's internet fads. It's why I love the Wayback Machine as it allows me to see what the internet was like back then. 



It was like a crazy adventure back then! All those gifs, Bonzi Buddy (the worst virus!!), abusive AOL chats, awful MakeOutClub clones (OnlyUndiesClub is probably the worst thing ever from the web 1.0 era), Rotten.com scares (probably the other worst thing), etc. I'm always on the Wayback Machine looking up stuff. It's a trip man! 

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/15/16 at 1:22 am


I bet all the Sum 41 fans got into huge arguments with the KoRn fans in 2000-2002 during the peak of AOL while the emo kids would cry into their sweater vests and complain on MakeOutClub and LiveJournal about how mean everyone is to them. I wouldn't have it any other way.



It was like a crazy adventure back then! All those gifs, Bonzi Buddy (the worst virus!!), abusive AOL chats, awful MakeOutClub clones (OnlyUndiesClub is probably the worst thing ever from the web 1.0 era), Rotten.com scares (probably the other worst thing), etc. I'm always on the Wayback Machine looking up stuff. It's a trip man!


Actually makes me upset that I wasn't on the internet very often in the early '00s. I find that era of the internet to be interesting. With the wayback machine I can look up old forums and see the latest trends. Thank god for the Wayback machine. We talk about early 00's things as these old/outdated things. While on Wayback machine I'd find old forum posts where people see them as pretty recent stuff. It's like going through a time machine on the internet. People insulting each other over Everquest or arguing over cartoons like Invader Zim or Sheep in the Big City. I even found an old forum post where everyone was talking about Toon Disney (back in its 1998-2002 days) and they were mentioning how they loved that the Disney Afternoon shows were on there. Heck I'd even see posters who're like "Man, I just scored myself some free AOL subscription!" which sounds very old fashion/outdated to me.  ;D

I remember when there was the end of the internet.
_uXtWIg_A7M

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/15/16 at 1:42 am


Actually makes me upset that I wasn't on the internet very often in the early '00s. I find that era of the internet to be interesting. With the wayback machine I can look up old forums and see the latest trends. Thank god for the Wayback machine. We talk about early 00's things as these old/outdated things. While on Wayback machine I'd find old forum posts where people see them as pretty recent stuff. It's like going through a time machine on the internet. People insulting each other over Everquest or arguing over cartoons like Invader Zim or Sheep in the Big City. I even found an old forum post where everyone was talking about Toon Disney (back in its 1998-2002 days) and they were mentioning how they loved that the Disney Afternoon shows were on there. Heck I'd even see posters who're like "Man, I just scored myself some free AOL subscription!" which sounds very old fashion/outdated to me.  ;D


Oh man, it was funny. I remember all the Nu Metal jokes being made and how upset kids would be over the "defacing of the great Fred Durst" or the "total disrespect for the mighty KoRn" (mostly directed towards me), those proto-memes like Spase People or "Hello, My Future Girlfriend", stuff like GeoCities, Angelfire and browsing the web on NetScape or IE. Back when making fun of Emo kids meant making fun of their thick rimed glasses (with the lenses popped out, of course), gap jeans and sweater vests (i.e. Home Grown's You're Not Alone video and the Nothing Nice 2 Say web comic with Philip the Emo kid) or how people would write on their blogs: "every douchebag ever has stupid square jaws and frosted tips!!!" Social media was in it's infancy but the sites that existed were extremely cliquish, and probably the worst things anyone ever saw back then. Those AOL discs were... Man, they were everyone's dream. I remember it was basically like this for everyone: "AAAHHH YESSS... *sips some Pepsi Blue* SCORED MYSELF SOME SWEET AOL DISCS! NOW I CAN MESSAGE MY INTERNET GIRLFRIEND FROM NEW ZEALAND!"

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 04/15/16 at 7:27 am


The PS2 basically "died" in 2007 I think. After that, it became a secondhand option for gamers who were too poor to afford 7th gen consoles, before Sony "officially" discontinued it in 2013.

I think all of the 6th gen consoles had their last "big" years in 2006, even if they hadn't been discontinued yet.


and after that they brought in the PS3.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/15/16 at 1:53 pm

Even though things began changing in 2006, I still think 2007 could be seen as a "mid 2000s" year in some ways.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/15/16 at 3:48 pm

It was like a crazy adventure back then! All those gifs, Bonzi Buddy (the worst virus!!), abusive AOL chats, awful MakeOutClub clones (OnlyUndiesClub is probably the worst thing ever from the web 1.0 era), Rotten.com scares (probably the other worst thing), etc. I'm always on the Wayback Machine looking up stuff. It's a trip man!


Haha, wow, I never realized BonziBuddy was a piece of adware/spyware! That purple gorilla appeared on quite a few of the computers at my elementary school in the early 2000s, and frankly, I thought he was so cute! I wished I had him on my computer! It looked like having a pet on your computer, and this was the age of Pokémon, Tamagotchis, and Neopets! Too bad that cute violet ape was secretly a double agent working for the greedy executives at Bonzi Software, stealing information and serving as an advertisement.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/15/16 at 5:08 pm


Haha, wow, I never realized BonziBuddy was a piece of adware/spyware! That purple gorilla appeared on quite a few of the computers at my elementary school in the early 2000s, and frankly, I thought he was so cute! I wished I had him on my computer! It looked like having a pet on your computer, and this was the age of Pokémon, Tamagotchis, and Neopets! Too bad that cute violet ape was secretly a double agent working for the greedy executives at Bonzi Software, stealing information and serving as an advertisement.


I was surprised as well. Maybe that's why it only lasted from 1999-2004. I never would have guessed that it was Spyware/Trojan as I remember seeing it on tons of school computers back in the early '00s.

http://www.angelfire.com/apes/bonzi_buddy/bbabilities2.gif

Bonzi Buddy, why didn't you tell me you were evil?!  :\'( :(

Speaking of Bonzi Buddy I would love to have this.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/116619233_ba891ee590_o.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/15/16 at 5:22 pm

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m56n10flrV1qze2pho1_500.gif

Bonzi Buddy will wreck your computer.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/15/16 at 10:30 pm


Haha, wow, I never realized BonziBuddy was a piece of adware/spyware! That purple gorilla appeared on quite a few of the computers at my elementary school in the early 2000s, and frankly, I thought he was so cute! I wished I had him on my computer! It looked like having a pet on your computer, and this was the age of Pokémon, Tamagotchis, and Neopets! Too bad that cute violet ape was secretly a double agent working for the greedy executives at Bonzi Software, stealing information and serving as an advertisement.


Haha, yep! It was a common trap for a lot of people. I remember the advertisements for how overtime he would learn from you a get better interactions but all he really did was make your computer extra slow, spy on you and steal your credit card info. Oh man... And he had the MS Sam voice, too! The horror!! :o I forgot how sneaky virus software was back then.


I was surprised as well. Maybe that's why it only lasted from 1999-2004. I never would have guessed that it was Spyware/Trojan as I remember seeing it on tons of school computers back in the early '00s.

http://www.angelfire.com/apes/bonzi_buddy/bbabilities2.gif

Bonzi Buddy, why didn't you tell me you were evil?!  :\'( :(

Speaking of Bonzi Buddy I would love to have this.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/116619233_ba891ee590_o.jpg


Haha, a Nokia would be so fitting with him.


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m56n10flrV1qze2pho1_500.gif

Bonzi Buddy will wreck your computer.


Stealin' all the files... Judge Jeremy will see him in court! >:(

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/16/16 at 4:00 pm

I know Jordan probably never watched these shows because he thought they were lame, but there's another thing that changed by late 2006.

In September 2006, Disney stopped showing their Y2K era sitcoms Lizzie mcguire and Even stevens (though they were reruns at this point), selling them off to WGN superstation, and newer shows like Hannah Montana and High school musical became the face of the channel.

Again, I know Jordan probably never watched these "lame" shows, ;D but they were a part of childhood for some members here, including Eazy e-man, mqg, and occarinafan.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 4:21 pm


I know Jordan probably never watched these shows because he thought they were lame, but there's another thing that changed by late 2006.

In September 2006, Disney stopped showing their Y2K era sitcoms Lizzie mcguire and Even stevens (though they were reruns at this point), selling them off to WGN superstation, and newer shows like Hannah Montana and High school musical became the face of the channel.

Again, I know Jordan probably never watched these "lame" shows, ;D but they were a part of childhood for some members here, including Eazy e-man, mqg, and occarinafan.


I probably heard of Lizzie McGuire in my childhood. There was a CD game that was on Windows XP (I think), that led me into knowing about the show. I didn't watch the episodes, but the purpose was alright.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/16/16 at 4:29 pm


I probably heard of Lizzie McGuire in my childhood. There was a CD game that was on Windows XP (I think), that led me into knowing about the show. I didn't watch the episodes, but the purpose was alright.


My younger sister was totally obsessed with that show back in the early 2000s! I forget when you were born, but she was born in late 1994 so she's just a bit older than Eric.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 4:44 pm


My younger sister was totally obsessed with that show back in the early 2000s! I forget when you were born, but she was born in late 1994 so she's just a bit older than Eric.


I was born in late 1999. December, to be exact.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 04/16/16 at 4:47 pm


I was born in late 1999. December, to be exact.


Oh wow, I didn't realize you were still so young! In that case, you probably would've been much more familiar with Hannah Montana than Lizzie McGuire!

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/16/16 at 4:47 pm


I know Jordan probably never watched these shows because he thought they were lame, but there's another thing that changed by late 2006.

In September 2006, Disney stopped showing their Y2K era sitcoms Lizzie mcguire and Even stevens (though they were reruns at this point), selling them off to WGN superstation, and newer shows like Hannah Montana and High school musical became the face of the channel.

Again, I know Jordan probably never watched these "lame" shows, ;D but they were a part of childhood for some members here, including Eazy e-man, mqg, and occarinafan.


Disney Channel started to go downhill by 2006 to me. I enjoyed the Pre-Hannah Montana shows like That's So Raven, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek, and Lizzie Mcguire. They were some pretty nice shows to me.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 4:54 pm


Oh wow, I didn't realize you were still so young! In that case, you probably would've been much more familiar with Hannah Montana than Lizzie McGuire!


Honestly, I haven't been watching Disney Channel regularly since 2007, because I was into Toon Disney at the time. But yeah, I haven't even watched the episodes, as I was only four years and two months old when the show ended.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/16 at 5:32 pm


Disney Channel started to go downhill by 2006 to me. I enjoyed the Pre-Hannah Montana shows like That's So Raven, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek, and Lizzie Mcguire. They were some pretty nice shows to me.



Honestly, I haven't been watching Disney Channel regularly since 2007, because I was into Toon Disney at the time. But yeah, I haven't even watched the episodes, as I was only four years and two months old when the show ended.


I must be in the minority as I stopped watching Disney before the mid 2000s: however, I agree with both of you that the shows on there at the time were still great.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Howard on 04/16/16 at 5:50 pm


I was born in late 1999. December, to be exact.


I was born in March 1974.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 6:00 pm


I must be in the minority as I stopped watching Disney before the mid 2000s: however, I agree with both of you that the shows on there at the time were still great.


How come you stopped watching Disney before the mid 2000s?

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/16 at 6:17 pm


How come you stopped watching Disney before the mid 2000s?
I was getting older and that the logo had changed making it the modern Disney channel (which would change later in 2014); however, there are two eras to the Modern DC. The first one was from 2002-2006 while the second is from 2006 to today. Despite not watching the channel much anymore by the mid 2000s, I would watch it occasionally with my younger cousins whenever they were watching it during the first modern era.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 6:29 pm


I was getting older and that the logo had changed making it the modern Disney channel (which would change later in 2014); however, there are two eras to the Modern DC. The first one was from 2002-2006 while the second is from 2006 to today. Despite not watching the channel much anymore by the mid 2000s, I would watch it occasionally with my younger cousins whenever they were watching it during the first modern era.


Okay then. I could probably tell since you were born in late 1995.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/16 at 6:51 pm


Okay then. I could probably tell since you were born in late 1995.
;D more like 1993.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 6:55 pm


;D more like 1993.


Oh, sorry. I've mistaken you for Eazy-EMan1995. He hasn't been on this forum for a while now.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/16 at 7:05 pm


Oh, sorry. I've mistaken you for Eazy-EMan1995. He hasn't been on this forum for a while now.

it's alright. As for Eric, he was on here Thursday. I think he's on here mostly during either the afternoon or the evening.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 04/16/16 at 7:47 pm


Disney Channel started to go downhill by 2006 to me. I enjoyed the Pre-Hannah Montana shows like That's So Raven, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek, and Lizzie Mcguire. They were some pretty nice shows to me.


2006 was the LAST good year for Disney Channel but at the same time the downfall year. It's when a lot of the good shows were ending and the start trend of the bad shows premiering. 2006 was like half good and half bad for Disney Channel. It was on the cusp between the best years from 2002-2005 and the bad years from 2007-present. The good being season 4 of That's So Raven (my least favorite), season 2 of Suite Life of Zack & Cody (which was awesome), Leroy & Stitch (Lilo & Stitch finale), the final episodes of Phil of the Future, season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long, season 2 of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Kim Possible reruns, The Emperior's New School, etc. The bad being the start of Hannah Montana and The Replacements. Hannah Montana may have been only one bad sitcom in 2006, but it quickly affected Disney Channel's future in the long run, and as a result, look at how much of a disaster 2007-2010 was for Disney Channel. 2011-present it's only gotten worse ever since.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 04/16/16 at 7:53 pm


In September 2006, Disney stopped showing their Y2K era sitcoms Lizzie mcguire and Even stevens (though they were reruns at this point), selling them off to WGN superstation, and newer shows like Hannah Montana and High school musical became the face of the channel.


House of Mouse reruns were also removed from Disney Channel around the time too. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse premiered on Disney Channel (Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior) that same year which was considered as an insult to all of the previous Mickey Mouse TV shows. However, reruns of House of Mouse were still on Toon Disney regularly until Disney XD premiered in 2009.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/16 at 8:31 pm


2006 was the LAST good year for Disney Channel but at the same time the downfall year. It's when a lot of the good shows were ending and the start trend of the bad shows premiering. 2006 was like half good and half bad for Disney Channel. It was on the cusp between the best years from 2002-2005 and the bad years from 2007-present. The good being season 4 of That's So Raven (my least favorite), season 2 of Suite Life of Zack & Cody (which was awesome), Leroy & Stitch (Lilo & Stitch finale), the final episodes of Phil of the Future, season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long, season 2 of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Kim Possible reruns, The Emperior's New School, etc. The bad being the start of Hannah Montana and The Replacements. Hannah Montana may have been only one bad sitcom in 2006, but it quickly affected Disney Channel's future in the long run, and as a result, look at how much of a disaster 2007-2010 was for Disney Channel. 2011-present it's only gotten worse ever since.


Even as a mid-late 2000s kid, I just thought Disney Channel was boring after 2006 because they got rid of Lilo and Stitch: The Series, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and Kim Possible. It was f*cking amazing back before 2007 (even though I only watched it in the mid 2000s). After that, I just stopped watching Disney Channel regularly, because it was really boring with Hannah Montana being one of Disney's cash cows. Toon Disney was alright with Pucca, and Yin Yang Yo still airing until they ended in 2008/2009. It just made the mid '00s (to me) slightly better than the late '00s because of that.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/16 at 10:18 pm


Disney Channel started to go downhill by 2006 to me. I enjoyed the Pre-Hannah Montana shows like That's So Raven, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek, and Lizzie Mcguire. They were some pretty nice shows to me.

Disney Channel decline RIGHT WHEN 2006 hit! It kinda changed overnight for me. and then in late 2006 I stopped watching regularly.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/16 at 10:22 pm


2006 was the LAST good year for Disney Channel but at the same time the downfall year. It's when a lot of the good shows were ending and the start trend of the bad shows premiering. 2006 was like half good and half bad for Disney Channel. It was on the cusp between the best years from 2002-2005 and the bad years from 2007-present. The good being season 4 of That's So Raven (my least favorite), season 2 of Suite Life of Zack & Cody (which was awesome), Leroy & Stitch (Lilo & Stitch finale), the final episodes of Phil of the Future, season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long, season 2 of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Kim Possible reruns, The Emperior's New School, etc. The bad being the start of Hannah Montana and The Replacements. Hannah Montana may have been only one bad sitcom in 2006, but it quickly affected Disney Channel's future in the long run, and as a result, look at how much of a disaster 2007-2010 was for Disney Channel. 2011-present it's only gotten worse ever since.

More like 2005 was the last REAL good one, cause I felt 06 thing started to fall apart. Hannah Montana and HSM premiering, the network REALLY started getting more teeny bopper at that point. Brandy and Mr Whiskers and Jake Long both jumped the shark during their second seasons and I thought emperors new school wasn't that great.  It left a not so good taste in my mouth.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/16 at 11:30 pm


I know Jordan probably never watched these shows because he thought they were lame, but there's another thing that changed by late 2006.

In September 2006, Disney stopped showing their Y2K era sitcoms Lizzie mcguire and Even stevens (though they were reruns at this point), selling them off to WGN superstation, and newer shows like Hannah Montana and High school musical became the face of the channel.

Again, I know Jordan probably never watched these "lame" shows, ;D but they were a part of childhood for some members here, including Eazy e-man, mqg, and occarinafan.


Isn't that Zac Afron dude in High School Musical? He's a dweeb.

And yeah, I never saw those shows but I like the promo photos because they're bright, colorful and remind me of the good ol' 1998-2002 days...

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 04/17/16 at 12:04 am


Disney Channel decline RIGHT WHEN 2006 hit! It kinda changed overnight for me. and then in late 2006 I stopped watching regularly.


2006 I just didn't care for Disney Channel as well. Ever since Hannah Montana I've noticed that Disney was having a new style in their sitcoms. It almost got to the point where all the Post-Hannah Montana shows started to feel very samey. The shows from 2006 onward didn't have the same vibe as the shows from 2000-2005. By 2006 I didn't care for Disney Channel, but 2006 was also the time that I stopped caring for Toon Disney as it was getting worse by that point. I didn't get back into Disney until 2009 with Disney XD.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/17/16 at 1:46 am


2006 was the LAST good year for Disney Channel but at the same time the downfall year. It's when a lot of the good shows were ending and the start trend of the bad shows premiering. 2006 was like half good and half bad for Disney Channel. It was on the cusp between the best years from 2002-2005 and the bad years from 2007-present. The good being season 4 of That's So Raven (my least favorite), season 2 of Suite Life of Zack & Cody (which was awesome), Leroy & Stitch (Lilo & Stitch finale), the final episodes of Phil of the Future, season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long, season 2 of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Kim Possible reruns, The Emperior's New School, etc. The bad being the start of Hannah Montana and The Replacements. Hannah Montana may have been only one bad sitcom in 2006, but it quickly affected Disney Channel's future in the long run, and as a result, look at how much of a disaster 2007-2010 was for Disney Channel. 2011-present it's only gotten worse ever since.

I remember you saying that show was a good a while back, but maybe you changed your mind since then.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/17/16 at 1:54 am

I don't know what the show is about but The Replacements are a good Punk Rock band.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/The_Replacements_-_Sorry_Ma,_Forgot_to_Take_Out_the_Trash_cover.jpg

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 04/17/16 at 8:08 am


More like 2005 was the last REAL good one, cause I felt 06 thing started to fall apart. Hannah Montana and HSM premiering, the network REALLY started getting more teeny bopper at that point. Brandy and Mr Whiskers and Jake Long both jumped the shark during their second seasons and I thought emperors new school wasn't that great.  It left a not so good taste in my mouth.


Of course, 2005 was the last real good year, because 2005 is considered as in the peak years for Disney Channel just like 2002-2004, however, when I say 2006 was the last good year, I don't mean 2006 was a great year (it was the downfall year) I meant it was the last time it was watchable for the good shows that were still around. Just because Hannah Montana and HSM premiered throughout January-March 2006 didn't mean the whole channel completely died in one day, the entire year of 2006 was transitional for Disney Channel, and by the time 2007 hit the changes felt noticeable. I stopped watching Disney Channel around the same school year as you, early 2007 to be exact. The last episodes of American Dragon and Phineas & Ferb were the only shows I tuned into afterwards, but I was no longer a true Disney Channel watcher by then.

I agree with what you're saying though. My definition of good isn't the same definition as "great" or "best". A good year can be a mediocre year. 2005 for Disney Channel certainly wasn't mediocre, it was still great IMO along with 2002-2004. 2006 was a good year for the positive stuff leftover, but mediocre for the bad that started coming in, and it was the decline year. BTW, the only big flaw about American Dragon Jake Long season 2 was the animation change, but other than that I still tuned in for the story line, I was really excited to catch season 2 because I wanted to see how Rose would react to finding out Jake was the American Dragon and how she would handle it. Now when I think about it, the writing, story-line and action for season 2 was a lot better than season 1, it was just the animation that stunk that's all, and yeah, Emperor's New School wasn't that great for me either, but it was ok, not my favorite obviously.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: mqg96 on 04/17/16 at 8:09 am


I remember you saying that show was a good a while back, but maybe you changed your mind since then.


If I did, then I was lying to you. It may have been a typo or mistake. I found nothing special about the plot.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/07/16 at 3:08 pm

IDK if I listed this already, but another change in 2006 was that Pluto was redefined to no longer be a planet, but rather a dwarf planet.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 3:12 pm


IDK if I listed this already, but another change in 2006 was that Pluto was redefined to no longer be a planet, but rather a dwarf planet.


:\'( I remember this. I was furious! Those scientist bullies.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/07/16 at 3:57 pm

tbh, I think Pluto shouldn't really be a planet, nostalgia aside. Not only is it WAY smaller than the other 8, but its orbit around the sun is different from the rest of the planets.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 4:03 pm


tbh, I think Pluto shouldn't really be a planet, nostalgia aside. Not only is it WAY smaller than the other 8, but its orbit around the sun is different from the rest of the planets.
Well, obviously it's not a planet, but still. We still haven't been able to replace My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. What do they teach at school now? My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing? Sad!  :\'(

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 4:11 pm


Well, obviously it's not a planet, but still. We still haven't been able to replace My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. What do they teach at school now? My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing? Sad!  :\'(


2005: "Kids, Pluto is the 9th Planet"
2006: "Kids, Pluto isn't a Planet"

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/07/16 at 4:13 pm


2005: "Kids, Pluto is the 9th Planet"
Since 2006: "Kids, Pluto isn't a Planet"


Ten years we haven't seen Pluto as a planet. Time has passed, even though I find 10 years to be a long time for me.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 4:18 pm


Ten years we haven't seen Pluto as a planet. Time has passed, even though I find 10 years to be a long time for me.


That's because 10 years IS a long time. I'll punch anyone who says that whatever happened 10 years ago can be seen as recent. 2006 certainly isn't like 2016.  Seemed like forever since Pluto lost it's "Planet Status". Now for the past 10 years it's been nothing more than this rock that is just floating in space. Lost, rejected, and lonely............oh well  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  We don't need no tiny faux-planet rocks messing up our precious solar system.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 4:21 pm


That's because 10 years IS a long time. I'll punch anyone who says that whatever happened 10 years ago can be seen as recent. 2006 certainly isn't like 2016.  Seemed like forever since Pluto lost it's "Planet Status". Now for the past 10 years it's been nothing more than this rock that is just floating in space. Lost, rejected, and lonely............oh well  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  We don't need no tiny faux-planet rocks messing up our precious solar system.


Being in Grade 9 Physics class and learning of Pluto's demise is still fresh in my mind. The pain, the hurt, the suffering.  :\'( I'm pretty sure I changed my MSN status message in solidarity with Pluto.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/07/16 at 4:24 pm


That's because 10 years IS a long time. I'll punch anyone who says that whatever happened 10 years ago can be seen as recent. 2006 certainly isn't like 2016.  Seemed like forever since Pluto lost it's "Planet Status". Now for the past 10 years it's been nothing more than this rock that is just floating in space. Lost, rejected, and lonely............oh well  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  We don't need no tiny faux-planet rocks messing up our precious solar system.


Well, there could be people who think that 10 years ago is a bit recent. *cough* old people *cough*

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 4:27 pm


Being in Grade 9 Physics class and learning of Pluto's demise is still fresh in my mind. The pain, the hurt, the suffering.  :\'( I'm pretty sure I changed my MSN status message in solidarity with Pluto.


I didn't find out that Pluto was no longer considered a planet until sometime in 2007. Crazy how scientists can just claim and deny on what can be a planet and what can't. Wonder if we'll find another "planet" in this solar system.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 4:30 pm


I didn't find out that Pluto was no longer considered a planet until sometime in 2007. Crazy how scientists can just claim and deny on what can be a planet and what can't. Wonder if we'll find another "planet" in this solar system.
Haha, well, it's not really that crazy, the conference was actually about what defines a planet, and Pluto simply didn't meet most criteria.

According to some mathematical models, a Planet X exists, but it hasn't been found yet. I think that discovery was a while ago though, I have not kept up with it.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 4:33 pm


Haha, well, it's not really that crazy, the conference was actually about what defines a planet, and Pluto simply didn't meet most criteria.

According to some mathematical models, a Planet X exists, but it hasn't been found yet. I think that discovery was a while ago though, I have not kept up with it.


Wait wait wait...hold on! They define what  is considered a planet and that Pluto didn't fit the criteria? Pluto was considered a planet for years and it took up to 2006 for them to now realize that it wasn't a planet? What took so long? When did they come up with the ideas on what defines a planet? Why aren't my questions being answer?!

Planet X? Hasn't been found yet? Then how can tell if it's an actual planet or not? Was there a conference for this? Damn scientists.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/07/16 at 5:08 pm

Going off topic, while I do believe late 2006 marked a foreshadowing to some late 00s culture, I'd still say 2007 felt like a "mid 2000s" year (emo music, flip phones, snap rap, etc.). The economic crash didn't even happen until the very-end of that year.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 5:10 pm

2007 felt similar to 2006 to me. At least in my personal life anyways.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 5:13 pm


Going off topic, while I do believe late 2006 marked a foreshadowing to some late 00s culture, I'd still say 2007 felt like a "mid 2000s" year (emo music, flip phones, snap rap, etc.). The economic crash didn't even happen until the very-end of that year.


You're thinking core 2000s. 2007 is late 2000s, but core 2000s. Same with the first two thirds of 2008.

I first heard of the recession sometime late in the summer of 2008. We had an election here in Canada, and I thought the Prime Minister did a good job with the economy and he reduced sales tax, so I was okay with him winning again. I didn't discover financial meltdown until very late in the year, like maybe September. By October when the oil price crash happened (I remember the exact day, October 13, 2008), I knew sh*t had just hit the fan.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 5:22 pm


You're thinking core 2000s. 2007 is late 2000s, but core 2000s. Same with the first two thirds of 2008.

I first heard of the recession sometime late in the summer of 2008. We had an election here in Canada, and I thought the Prime Minister did a good job with the economy and he reduced sales tax, so I was okay with him winning again. I didn't discover financial meltdown until very late in the year, like maybe September. By October when the oil price crash happened (I remember the exact day, October 13, 2008), I knew sh*t had just hit the fan.


Most of us didn't hear about it until 2008. It happened in 2007, but in December of 2007. Out of all the previous recessions the late '00s one is considered the 2nd worst. The 1st worst is the Great Depressions since it lasted for an entire decade and not just 2.5 years.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: 2001 on 05/07/16 at 5:28 pm


Most of us didn't hear about it until 2008. It happened in 2007, but in December of 2007. Out of all the previous recessions the late '00s one is considered the 2nd worst. The 1st worst is the Great Depressions since it lasted for an entire decade and not just 2.5 years.


Great Depression actually consists of many recessions. There's the 1929 stock market crash, then the 1931-1933 recession, and then the 1938 recession. Then there was another recession in 1946 I believe, but it is not usually included.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: Toon on 05/07/16 at 5:40 pm


Great Depression actually consists of many recessions. There's the 1929 stock market crash, then the 1931-1933 recession, and then the 1938 recession. Then there was another recession in 1946 I believe, but it is not usually included.


Usually they mention that the Great Depression takes place in the 1930s. Great Depression consist of many different things which is why is probably why they don't call it a normal recession like all the other. I'm just hoping that we don't run into another Great Depression.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: the2001 on 05/08/16 at 11:39 am


Going off topic, while I do believe late 2006 marked a foreshadowing to some late 00s culture, I'd still say 2007 felt like a "mid 2000s" year (emo music, flip phones, snap rap, etc.). The economic crash didn't even happen until the very-end of that year.


Crash didnt happen til 2008

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: #Infinity on 05/08/16 at 9:42 pm


Crash didnt happen til 2008


Technically, the Great Recession had its origins in mid-2006, once the housing bubble busted, and late 2007 was the first time the market was showing more obvious signs of ailment. It's just that September 15, 2008 was the absolute crux of the Great Recession, since that was when you had the Lehman Bros. bailout, and from that point on, the unemployment rate began to really skyrocket.

Subject: Re: The Late 2006 Shift ( Everything that changed in the later half of 2006)

Written By: bchris02 on 05/10/16 at 12:44 pm


Technically, the Great Recession had its origins in mid-2006, once the housing bubble busted, and late 2007 was the first time the market was showing more obvious signs of ailment. It's just that September 15, 2008 was the absolute crux of the Great Recession, since that was when you had the Lehman Bros. bailout, and from that point on, the unemployment rate began to really skyrocket.


It took a while for the housing market issues to start affecting the broader economy.  In 2006 and most of 2007, consumer spending remained strong, the stock market kept rising, and job growth remained steady, despite the issues in the banking sector.  That all changed in 2008.  The fundamentals of the Bush economy were probably the strongest in late 2005/early 2006 but it was always a house of cards.  The housing bubble was actually the only reason the U.S. economy was able to recover from the early 2000s recession so quickly, which could have and should have been much worse.  Greenspan basically kicked the can down the road and the result was the Great Recession.

I encourage everybody to watch the movie 'The Big Short.'  It's an eye opening account of exactly what happened that lead to the Great Recession.

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