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Subject: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: bchris02 on 05/12/16 at 2:58 pm

There seems to be a stark divide on the 2000s between people who experienced the era as a child and people who experienced it as a teen/adult.

I was 15 in 2000 and 25 in 2010.  I was a teen and young adult during the entire decade.  Personally I loved the late 2000s.  The early 2000s were a mixed bag and the mid 2000s were flat out "bleh."

If you were a teen and adult, the 2000s was the decade of conformity, homophobia, terrible fashion, George W. Bush, terrorism scares, Iraq, a bad economy, etc.  Not being a child then I can't really comment on the kid culture of the decade but from what I've read, it was a great time to be a kid and people who grew up in the 2000s remember it just as fondly if not moreso as 90s kids remember the 1990s.

Thoughts?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/12/16 at 3:26 pm

I think it's better to be a kid in the 2000s. I'm not sure about teen/adult culture though. You did have some good sh*t for the media. Aside from the politics, I do enjoy some of the teen culture from the 2000s. I love of how teens used to chat with people on MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo IM. Along with listening to post-2004 Green Day, All-American Rejects, Linkin Park, Coldplay, etc. Even the TV at the time used to be cool. If only I were a teen in the 2000s.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 3:33 pm


a bad economy, 

2000s economy was a mixed bag... the early 2000s had a minor rescission, but the core 00s had the housing bubble; the only time the economy was BAD was near the end of the decade.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 3:35 pm

Let's just say.... it was fun growing up during the decade personal life wise! :D  I loved the games, parties, and tv etc. etc.
I will say it was weird being a 95er cause I went from kid to teen during the decade, so it was a VERY VERY odd experience! ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/12/16 at 3:57 pm

Couldn't agree more. I loved life as a kid in the early 2000s, hated life as an adolescent in the mid/late 2000s. The decade is just depressing and mediocre as all hell. I liked being 14 in 2007 and 15 in early 2008 (not late 2008), but that's really all I have to say for my non-kid years.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/12/16 at 4:00 pm


Let's just say.... it was fun growing up during the decade personal life wise! :D  I loved the games, parties, and tv etc. etc.
I will say it was weird being a 95er cause I went from kid to teen during the decade, so it was a VERY VERY odd experience! ;D


My relation with the 2000s is confusing too, finishing both most my childhood and teenagehood in the decade. 90s is cleaner, I see the entire decade through kid eyes, and the 2010s I see through young adult eyes.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 4:06 pm


My relation with the 2000s is confusing too, finishing both most my childhood and teenagehood in the decade. 90s is cleaner, I see the entire decade through kid eyes, and the 2010s I see through young adult eyes.

Yeah, I see the first half of the 2000s through kids eyes and the second half through tween/young teen eyes. and view the first half of the 2010s through adolescent eyes and second half of the 10s through young adult eyes! ;D  and I see the 90s through very informative eyes. ;)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/12/16 at 4:14 pm

The 2000's decade was pretty much my whole peak childhood except for the very early part and the very late part. So I have to say the decade was better if you were a child during that time, especially the early & mid 2000's. That was the real peak of 2000's culture for kids in general. Now I've heard so many people say that being a teen or young adult throughout the 2000's wasn't good, so thank God the pop culture of this decade has been better except for the SJW, over saturation of social media, and political/lifestyle BS. The early 2010's were the peak of my teen years. However, the 2010's in its entirety is still my main cultural/youth decade. It's strange how I can't say that the whole 2000's or the whole 2010's were my teen years.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 4:31 pm


It's strange how I can't say that the whole 2000's or the whole 2010's were my teen years.

Yeah, IKR... It's soooo weird! :o

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/12/16 at 4:39 pm

Am I the only one who thinks that the 2000s was better?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/12/16 at 5:00 pm


Am I the only one who thinks that the 2000s was better?


Nah.

I would have definitely liked being a young adult during 2000-2003. With all the smart phone, social media obsessions today, I would easily choose to have been a young adult before now.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: bchris02 on 05/12/16 at 5:11 pm


I think it's better to be a kid in the 2000s. I'm not sure about teen/adult culture though. You did have some good sh*t for the media. Aside from the politics, I do enjoy some of the teen culture from the 2000s. I love of how teens used to chat with people on MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo IM. Along with listening to post-2004 Green Day, All-American Rejects, Linkin Park, Coldplay, etc. Even the TV at the time used to be cool. If only I were a teen in the 2000s.


Yeah I do miss pre-social media Internet culture and think that is one way that being a teen in the 2000s was better than 2010s.  I spent a lot of time on AIM, MSN, and Yahoo.  The Internet was more of an anything-goes frontier at the time, before social media made anything you say or do online public.  The 2000s also had some great music except fro 2005 and 2006.


2000s economy was a mixed bag... the early 2000s had a minor rescission, but the core 00s had the housing bubble; the only time the economy was BAD was near the end of the decade.


Much of the country was left out of the 2000s economic boom.  It was mostly based on housing and debt consumption and not real job growth and wage increases.  Tech for instance remained in recession until the early 2010s.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: #Infinity on 05/12/16 at 5:21 pm

Putting 9/11 to the side, it was a pretty solid time to grow up either as a kid or as an adult. It wasn't just defined by 9/11, Dubya, the decline of children's cartoons, and commercialized music. There was actually a lot for both young and old to enjoy alike. Kids had shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kim Possible, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teen Titans, TMNT '03, and Naruto to grow up on, not to mention the golden age of the Internet, the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PS2, and Wii. Great video game franchises were abound, from Dance Dance Revolution, to World of Warcraft, to The Sims, to Super Smash Bros., to Metroid Prime, to Tony Hawk, the list goes on and on. The economy was pretty solid throughout the 2000s except for the last year and a half, so adulthood would have been solid, too. Even if you couldn't stand artists like Soulja Boy, 50 Cent, Fall Out Boy, and Chris Brown, you did have excellent alternative/indie groups like the White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Animal Collective. Although reality television personalities like Paris Hilton were hard to escape this decade, quality shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, and the last several seasons of Friends. There was really something for everybody to enjoy in the 2000s, which is why I agree it's one of the most underrated decades in history.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/12/16 at 5:30 pm

In Canada, there was no early 2000s recession and we didn't drag ourselves into the Iraq War, so the Y2K era economy roared well into the mid-2000s. I remember I started keeping up with country factoids around 2003 or so, when Canada's GDP was around $550 billion. By the end of the decade it was $1 trillion, so the size of the economy more or less doubled in 5 years.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/12/16 at 5:41 pm

The consensus on this board seems to be that the early and maybe mid 2000s were a great time to be a kid, but post-2006 is when the "kid culture" got fúked up rather badly.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/12/16 at 5:44 pm


The consensus on this board seems to be that the early and maybe mid 2000s were a great time to be a kid, but post-2006 is when the "kid culture" got fúked up rather badly.


Probably because their childhood ended around then, lol. Baltimoreian and cool123 like the late 2000s.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/12/16 at 5:53 pm

The 2010's are just as bad on the conformity front as the 2000's were. It's clear things like homophobia and other types of discrimination towards LGBT people have not gone away, neither have terrorism scares (you're more likely to die in your car than you are in a terrorist attack... People need to stop being uptight morons and live their lives ::)) and "bad" presidents. Not to mention race relations are much worse this decade than the last.

I was already out of high school during the first year of the decade and I love 2000, 2001 and 2002. I hold them in the same regard that I hold the 90's because they were such great years. Things were so much more diverse with a lot to choose from. Music/sub-culture wise you had Pop Punk (many styles, too: blink-182 Pop, Epi-Fat Bad Religion Skate Punk, Screeching Weasel Ramonesy stuff all which survived strongly until 2003), Nu Metal/Rap Rock, Hip Hop, RnB, Goth and pre-MySpace Weezer-like Emo to name a few. Video games were more than just FPS games for jocks with lots of platforms and fantasy games to choose from. Fashion was great! It was all bright and colorful and the stores had good fits (nowadays, everything is sold in children's sizes). Movies were incredible, too. They were fun, exciting and caught your attention. I don't like 2003/2004-onward. My life was great during the real 00s but when I focus on Pop Culture alone, I'm not a fan of it. The clothing was tacky and bland, the subcultures were two things: wiggers or MySpace Emo and music/video games had also stopped being as diverse as they were during the first three years of the 00s. I don't know if it has to do with how old you are to like the 00's since certain things appeal to different people.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 10:19 pm


The consensus on this board seems to be that the early and maybe mid 2000s were a great time to be a kid, but post-2006 is when the "kid culture" got fúked up rather badly.

You mean post 2005. ::) ;)  But hey it's my consensus!! ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/16 at 10:20 pm


Probably because their childhood ended around then, lol. Baltimoreian and cool123 like the late 2000s.

Yup. cause they were still in the prime of their childhoods! ;)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/12/16 at 10:29 pm


You mean post 2005. ::) ;)  But hey it's my consensus!! ;D


post 2005 means "after 2005" or "2006 & onwards"

pre 2006 means "before 2006" or "2005 & earlier"

post 2006 means "after 2006" or "2007 & onwards"

pre 2005 means "before 2005" or "2004 & earlier"


You probably realize this too, but I see a lot of confusion here on the internet or blogs with these terms. A lot of people don't know how to use these phrases properly.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Toon on 05/12/16 at 11:29 pm


post 2005 means "after 2005" or "2006 & onwards"

pre 2006 means "before 2006" or "2005 & earlier"

post 2006 means "after 2006" or "2007 & onwards"

pre 2005 means "before 2005" or "2004 & earlier"


You probably realize this too, but I see a lot of confusion here on the internet or blogs with these terms. A lot of people don't know how to use these phrases properly.


I get sick of this. When I see an article where the writer puts something like "after 2007", but they mean from 2007 onward. That is confusing and an incorrect way of using the after or before line. Someone would say "after 2010", but they mean 2010 onward apparently. "After 2010" means 2011 onward and NOT 2010 onward. Really wish people would get this right.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/13/16 at 12:07 am


post 2005 means "after 2005" or "2006 & onwards"

pre 2006 means "before 2006" or "2005 & earlier"

post 2006 means "after 2006" or "2007 & onwards"

pre 2005 means "before 2005" or "2004 & earlier"


You probably realize this too, but I see a lot of confusion here on the internet or blogs with these terms. A lot of people don't know how to use these phrases properly.


Yeah, post-1987 useless, pansy millennials should be post-1986.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Toon on 05/13/16 at 12:15 am


Yeah, post-1987 useless, pansy millennials should be post-1986.


Pansy millennials will destroy the world. I'm really a Gen Gamma from the future. I'm a time traveler from the year 2079 that has come to the past to stop the pansy millennials from ruining this world.  >:(

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/13/16 at 12:20 am


Pansy millennials will destroy the world. I'm really a Gen Gamma from the future. I'm a time traveler from the year 2079 that has come to the past to stop the pansy millennials from ruining this world.  >:(


Breh we didn't need a time traveller, the pre-1987 people destroyed the world in 2008.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:21 am


Pansy millennials will destroy the world. I'm really a Gen Gamma from the future. I'm a time traveler from the year 2079 that has come to the past to stop the pansy millennials from ruining this world.  >:(


Man, I hate pansy millennials. I see why Zelek says Gen X goes up to 1985 and I sure do agree with that one!


Breh we didn't need a time traveller, the pre-1987 people destroyed the world in 2008.


You mistyped 2004.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/13/16 at 12:24 am


You mistyped 2004.


That's true, pre-1987 people voted for George Bush who would destroy the world in 2008.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:26 am


That's true, pre-1987 people voted for George Bush who would destroy the world in 2008.


You have a lot of typos in this sentence. You meant to say "post-1987 people ruined the world in 2003 by firing the Dell Dude and discontinuing Surge."

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/13/16 at 12:28 am


You have a lot of typos in this sentence. You meant to say "post-1987 people ruined the world in 2003 by firing the Dell Dude and discontinuing Surge."


I'm pretty sure the pre-1987 people were in charge of these decisions.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:30 am


I'm pretty sure the pre-1987 people were in charge of these decisions.


Like how? ::) It's all on the post-1987'ers.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Toon on 05/13/16 at 12:30 am


Breh we didn't need a time traveller, the pre-1987 people destroyed the world in 2008.

Well dang. Looks like I'm 8 years off. :o


I'm pretty sure the pre-1987 people were in charge of these decisions.


He's right on that one, Jordan. Dell Dude worked for people born pre-1987 and they also cancelled Surge.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:31 am


Well dang. Looks like I'm 8 years off. :o


You've gotta go back in time!!


He's right on that one, Jordan. Dell Dude worked for people born pre-1987 and they also cancelled Surge.


Pre-1987'ers are a lot cooler than post-1987'ers. They've never do such a thing. 8)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Toon on 05/13/16 at 12:40 am


You've gotta go back in time!!

Pre-1987'ers are a lot cooler than post-1987'ers. They've never do such a thing. 8)

I can't go back in time. My time machine broke.

I find it hard to believe that Dell Dude (a pre-1987 born) was working for post-1987 bosses.  ??? When he started the commercials in 2000 he was about 20 while post 1987 born would be under 13.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:41 am


I can't go back in time. My time machine broke.

I find it hard to believe that Dell Dude (a pre-1987 born) was working for post-1987 bosses.  ??? When he started the commercials in 2000 he was about 20 while post 1987 born would be under 13.  :-\\


You've gotta get the Doc to fix it!

Our society has gone in strange ways...

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Toon on 05/13/16 at 12:45 am


You've gotta get the Doc to fix it!

Our society has gone in strange ways...

Don't know any Doc....not one in 2016 anyways.

The fact that that sentence holds actual truth to it is pretty freaky.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:48 am


Don't know any Doc....not one in 2016 anyways.

The fact that that sentence holds actual truth to it is pretty freaky.


You need to find Doc Brown! 8)

Yeah, isn't it? Bad Religion agrees... Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Man, that was a rad album...

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 12:29 am

I would say both because each had a unique offering of the experience regarding the decade. The kid culture was so much fun in the early 00s that I'm glad I enjoyed it. In the middle, things had changed; however, it was still definitely decent for kids. It sucks how there wasn't really a huge kid fad through out the decade for kids to reminisce on except for Yu-Gi-Oh like TMNT, Power Ranger and Pokemon in the 90s.

As for the teens/adults, there was so much to do. First off, people could consider this time period to be the last where partying was important and was an amazing time to enjoy with friends and meet new people. The economy was wonderful where almost everything was affordable. The music generally (except some sub-genres) were fascinating and memorable. Very diverse and awesome games for everyone to play and there was something out there for them. Extremely quotable and magnificent TV shows and movies. Despite certain events, the environment was very laid-back and less violent.

Although some fashion was cringe-worthy, they were comfortable and wacky at the same time.


Yeah, post-1987 useless, pansy millennials should be post-1986.



Pansy millennials will destroy the world. I'm really a Gen Gamma from the future. I'm a time traveler from the year 2079 that has come to the past to stop the pansy millennials from ruining this world.  >:(
I know it's a joke, but how are they pansy? Not all of them are scared and dependent on someone.  ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 1:48 am


I know it's a joke, but how are they pansy? Not all of them are scared and dependent on someone.  ;D


Lies!!!! ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/15/16 at 5:01 pm

You guys have got this 1987 thing all wrong. 1987ers, like all '80s babies, are actually Generation Yers. Pansy Millennials didn't start being born until 1990. :P

Anyways, I think being an '00s teen/adult was awesome. Really, 2000-2005 was sort of like the perfect time to be in middle school and high school. New technologies were emerging, including early "social media" (ICQ, AIM, and stuff like that), but the era still had something of an "old school" vibe to it. Cell phones were still a luxury item for most teens, VHS still had a cultural presence, CRT-TV's were still the norm for many people, and the internet was not nearly as much a vital part of the average teen's life as it is in 2016. I also like the gaming scene of that era much better than today. Platformers and RPGs (my two favorite genres) still had a much larger market share back then, FPS/shooting games were not as dominant, and online gaming (then largely restricted to LAN parties) had a more "personal" feel than it does today.

Being a young adult in the second half of the '00s was cool, too. 2005-2010 was a time of rapid change, with the rise of MySpace/YouTube/Twitter, the release of the iPhone, and the beginning of the modern online dominated, FPS saturated, HD era of video gaming. Obviously, graduating from college in 2009 at the exact lowest point of the Great Recession really sucked, but, on the other hand, being on campus in 2008 during the peak of the whole "Obama movement" was pretty cool (whether you supported Obama or not at the time, the hype around his election was still interesting to be a part of). There are certainly many attitudes and styles from the '00s that haven't aged well, and times were far from perfect, but I have no problem growing up in the era that I did.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 5:06 pm


You guys have got this 1987 thing all wrong. 1987ers, like all '80s babies, are actually Generation Yers. Pansy Millennials didn't start being born until 1990. :P


More like 1991.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: muppethammer26 on 05/15/16 at 5:28 pm

I'm looking forward to the 2000's nostalgia in the 2020's. Being nostalgic for the decade of 6th/7th gen gaming, DVDs, flip phones, Myspace, Sprite Remix, Pepsi Blue, nu-metal, anime, extreme sports, etc. by the next decade.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 6:20 pm

Useless, pansy, and proud  :D

I tried to be perfect, it just wasn't worth it  8)

BTW you don't choose the pansy life, the pansy life chooses you. If you can't remember the 80s, you are useless.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 6:37 pm


I'm looking forward to the 2000's nostalgia in the 2020's. Being nostalgic for the decade of 6th/7th gen gaming, DVDs, flip phones, Myspace, Sprite Remix, Pepsi Blue, nu-metal, anime, extreme sports, etc. by the next decade.


Sprite Remix and Pepsi Blue were more available in the early 2000s, and never got popular during the rest of the decade. So, I suppose you replace those with Yogos and Gripz.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: af2010 on 05/15/16 at 7:00 pm


You have a lot of typos in this sentence. You meant to say "post-1987 people ruined the world in 2003 by firing the Dell Dude and discontinuing Surge."


I know you're joking around (I think) but I notice you bring up 'post-87 millennials' quite a bit so I'm guessing there's at least some real disdain there. What exactly do you not like about them? And like other people have mentioned, do you mean people born in 87 or later or people born after (post) 87? As an 87er I need to know which side of the line I fall on :(

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: muppethammer26 on 05/15/16 at 7:06 pm


Sprite Remix and Pepsi Blue were more available in the early 2000s, and never got popular during the rest of the decade. So, I suppose you replace those with Yogos and Gripz.


Early 2000s is still part of the 2000s. I could add Yogos and Gripz too to the list of the 2000s foods that I wish it could come back just like these two drinks along with dnl.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 7:10 pm


I know you're joking around (I think) but I notice you bring up 'post-87 millennials' quite a bit so I'm guessing there's at least some real disdain there. What exactly do you not like about them? And like other people have mentioned, do you mean people born in 87 or later or people born after (post) 87? As an 87er I need to know which side of the line I fall on :(


Haha, it's an inside joke. Early90sGuy coined the term "useless, pansy post-1987 millennials" (those born 1987-1996) because he has a cousin born 1986 who watched TMNT, so he considers that year to be the last "80s kid" year.

Jordan stole the term because you guys graduated 2005 and so pioneered the Myspace emo trend.

That is the brief history of useless, pansy millennials.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:13 pm


Early 2000s is still part of the 2000s. I could add Yogos and Gripz too to the list of the 2000s foods that I wish it could come back just like these two drinks along with dnl.


I can get that Sprite Remix and Pepsi Blue were like the drinks of Yogos and Gripz. So I suppose people should be nostalgic about that, despite being only available in the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:15 pm


I know you're joking around (I think) but I notice you bring up 'post-87 millennials' quite a bit so I'm guessing there's at least some real disdain there. What exactly do you not like about them? And like other people have mentioned, do you mean people born in 87 or later or people born after (post) 87? As an 87er I need to know which side of the line I fall on :(


The Pokeman explained it pretty well above. :P


Haha, it's an inside joke. Early90sGuy coined the term "useless, pansy post-1987 millennials" (those born 1987-1996) because he has a cousin born 1986 who watched TMNT, so he considers that year to be the last "80s kid" year.

Jordan stole the term because you guys graduated 2005 and so pioneered the Myspace emo trend.

That is the brief history of useless, pansy millennials.


I never actually thought about it like this but you're 100% correct.


You guys have got this 1987 thing all wrong. 1987ers, like all '80s babies, are actually Generation Yers. Pansy Millennials didn't start being born until 1990. :P

Anyways, I think being an '00s teen/adult was awesome. Really, 2000-2005 was sort of like the perfect time to be in middle school and high school. New technologies were emerging, including early "social media" (ICQ, AIM, and stuff like that), but the era still had something of an "old school" vibe to it. Cell phones were still a luxury item for most teens, VHS still had a cultural presence, CRT-TV's were still the norm for many people, and the internet was not nearly as much a vital part of the average teen's life as it is in 2016. I also like the gaming scene of that era much better than today. Platformers and RPGs (my two favorite genres) still had a much larger market share back then, FPS/shooting games were not as dominant, and online gaming (then largely restricted to LAN parties) had a more "personal" feel than it does today.

Being a young adult in the second half of the '00s was cool, too. 2005-2010 was a time of rapid change, with the rise of MySpace/YouTube/Twitter, the release of the iPhone, and the beginning of the modern online dominated, FPS saturated, HD era of video gaming. Obviously, graduating from college in 2009 at the exact lowest point of the Great Recession really sucked, but, on the other hand, being on campus in 2008 during the peak of the whole "Obama movement" was pretty cool (whether you supported Obama or not at the time, the hype around his election was still interesting to be a part of). There are certainly many attitudes and styles from the '00s that haven't aged well, and times were far from perfect, but I have no problem growing up in the era that I did.


I can live with this answer but I'm highly offended at the sight of 2004-2005 being called a perfect time. :-\\


Useless, pansy, and proud  :D

I tried to be perfect, it just wasn't worth it  8)

BTW you don't choose the pansy life, the pansy life chooses you. If you can't remember the 80s, you are useless.


Quoting Chuck just makes it worse, man. It just makes it worse!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/15/16 at 7:24 pm


Haha, it's an inside joke. Early90sGuy coined the term "useless, pansy post-1987 millennials" (those born 1987-1996) because he has a cousin born 1986 who watched TMNT, so he considers that year to be the last "80s kid" year.


Dear lord. So the sole trait that one must possess in order to avoid being a useless pansy is to have grown up watching THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqtY88BUi0M

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:26 pm


Dear lord. So the sole trait that one must possess in order to avoid being a useless pansy is to have grown up watching THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqtY88BUi0M


Oh my god, I remember this! Even as a kid I knew that commercial was super cheesy and cringey.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:29 pm


Dear lord. So the sole trait that one must possess in order to avoid being a useless pansy is to have grown up watching THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqtY88BUi0M


So becoming an anti-drug person would make you less like a pansy Millennial, even though some of them already smoke weed?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 7:33 pm


Dear lord. So the sole trait that one must possess in order to avoid being a useless pansy is to have grown up watching THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqtY88BUi0M


I'm stealing that "I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey!" line. There will not be enough seats for h8ers to sit down on.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:34 pm


I'm stealing that "I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey!" line. There will not be enough seats for h8ers to sit down on.


Put that as your forum signature, so that haters what they're gonna deal with if they screw with you.  ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 7:39 pm


Useless, pansy, and proud  :D

I tried to be perfect, it just wasn't worth it  8)

BTW you don't choose the pansy life, the pansy life chooses you. If you can't remember the 80s, you are useless.
Just because you're not perfect doesn't mean you're a pansy

I'm a millennial, tough and useful ;)


More like 1991.
More like 2001 ;D


Lies!!!! ;D
Not exactly ;D. There are plenty of ?Millennials you'r describing that arent pansies.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/15/16 at 7:39 pm

Hey Jordan: how do you feel knowing that people in the age range for "useless, pansy millennials" feel the same way as you do about people younger than THEM? ;D

http://i.imgur.com/jUizTu4.png

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:40 pm


Not exactly ;D. There are plenty of ?Millennials you'r describing that arent pansies.


These Millennials must be the one who watched the TMNT anti-drug PSA as kids. ;)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:42 pm


Hey Jordan: how do you feel knowing that people in the age range for "useless, pansy millennials" feel the same way as you do about people younger than THEM? ;D

http://i.imgur.com/jUizTu4.png


They're morons who aren't self aware. ;D His post translates into this: "omg i gru up in da purfekt time dat i can barely remebur lol i am bettur den u u r a peece of poo." Is that a 4chan post, Zelek? :P

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:43 pm


More like 2001 ;D


2001 babies barely have any Millennial traits.


Hey Jordan: how do you feel knowing that people in the age range for "useless, pansy millennials" feel the same way as you do about people younger than THEM? ;D

http://i.imgur.com/jUizTu4.png


TFW people said you can't use ED articles, yet they use 4chan for something. Aside from that, the person saying that on his post seems insecure about his life. Especially when it's coming from somebody that believes smartphones ruined the prosperity of the Internet.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/15/16 at 7:44 pm


They're morons who aren't self aware. ;D His post translates into this: "omg i gru up in da purfekt time dat i can barely remebur lol i am bettur den u u r a peece of poo." Is that a 4chan post, Zelek? :P

Yes, I admit to liking 4chan, even if its user base consists mostly of idiots and fools. You get to say whatever you want without repercussions! Not many Internet forums let you do that.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:48 pm


Yes, I admit to liking 4chan, even if its user base consists mostly of idiots and fools. You get to say whatever you want without repercussions! Not many Internet forums let you do that.


That's true but man... There's so much weird, weird sh!t on there that I don't know what to say!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:49 pm


Yes, I admit to liking 4chan, even if its user base consists mostly of idiots and fools. You get to say whatever you want without repercussions! Not many Internet forums let you do that.


Well, I could agree. Nobody would give a f*ck if you posted something embarrassing, since they're all anonymous.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 7:49 pm


Just because you're not perfect doesn't mean you're a pansy


Haha, I'm quoting a 2005 Sum 41 song  ;D

E3oDVDyOrAQ

Song was everywhere in the first half of 2005!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 7:52 pm


These Millennials must be the one who watched the TMNT anti-drug PSA as kids. ;)
Not just that, but they are also strong, fearful and brave ;)


2001 babies barely have any Millennial traits.
But still, they are pansies because I found out they're the ones who are SJWs and have extreme PCness.


Haha, I'm quoting a 2005 Sum 41 song  ;D

E3oDVDyOrAQ

Song was everywhere in the first half of 2005!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I didn't see that coming

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:52 pm


Haha, I'm quoting a 2005 Sum 41 song  ;D

E3oDVDyOrAQ

Song was everywhere in the first half of 2005!


Damn, Sum 41 got some good sh*t back in 2005. It makes me wish I was a 2000s teen.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 7:55 pm


Well, I could agree. Nobody would give a f*ck if you posted something embarrassing, since they're all anonymous.


And other weird sh!t... Dammit, I just clicked on /b/ right now and... Yeah...

http://www.bluehogreport.com/wp-content/uploads/facepalm.jpg


Haha, I'm quoting a 2005 Sum 41 song  ;D


E3oDVDyOrAQ

Song was everywhere in the first half of 2005!


Pre-2003:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CiFlZYwfDUE/ToJq-L_mPtI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/Ritb9fPY3Ug/s1600/Sum41+%25281%2529.jpg

Post-2003:

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2004+Spike+TV+Video+Game+Awards+Arrivals+dnvu-DCUMMil.jpg

It's clear which one takes the cake.


Not just that, but they are also strong, fearful and brave ;)


You must be talking about 82'ers. ;)


Damn, Sum 41 got some good sh*t back in 2005. It makes me wish I was a 2000s teen.


Good!?!?!?!?!?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 7:56 pm


But still, they are pansies because I found out they're the ones who are SJWs and have extreme PCness.


Since I don't browse through Tumblr, I could suspect that some 2001 babies act like SJWs. But the population of SJWs are surrounded by 90s babies.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:00 pm


Pre-2003:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CiFlZYwfDUE/ToJq-L_mPtI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/Ritb9fPY3Ug/s1600/Sum41+%25281%2529.jpg

Post-2003:

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2004+Spike+TV+Video+Game+Awards+Arrivals+dnvu-DCUMMil.jpg


They're still good after 2003. It makes them look more badass.


Good!?!?!?!?!?


Yeah. Pieces could be my favorite Sum 41 song.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:01 pm


They're still good after 2003. It makes them look more badass.

Yeah. Pieces could be my favorite Sum 41 song.


They look "badass" in the first picture but in the second picture they look like they're about to break down and cry into their poetry books...

You know what's a really good Sum 41 song? No Brains! That song rules. It reminds me of a Strung Out song.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:03 pm


They look "badass" in the first picture but in the second picture they look like they're about to break down and cry into their poetry books...


They don't look like emos, since they don't seem depressed as f*ck.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:05 pm


They don't look like emos, since they don't seem depressed as f*ck.


No, they don't look like Weezer but they also look like another lame generic real 00s band.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 8:06 pm


Damn, Sum 41 got some good sh*t back in 2005. It makes me wish I was a 2000s teen.


Yeah, I was at a house party when they played it on MuchMusic (Canadian MTV), all the girls started screaming and singing along. (I think I've told this story a billion times because it pisses off Jordan  ;D)

Then afterwards, Jennifer Lopez's song "Get Right" came on, and everyone looked at me because I was in the car when that song came on the radio and I told them to turn the volume up. It became "my song"  :-1WIsnC-h1d0

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:07 pm


No, they don't look like Weezer but they also look like another lame generic real 00s band.


At least they don't sound like a lame generic mid 2010s band.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:08 pm


Since I don't browse through Tumblr, I could suspect that some 2001 babies act like SJWs. But the population of SJWs are surrounded by 90s babies.
and 80s babies


You must be talking about 82'ers. ;)
Not just them. All of us. I have friends of all those age ranges in this generation who have those traits.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:13 pm


Yeah, I was at a house party when they played it on MuchMusic (Canadian MTV), all the girls started screaming and singing along. (I think I've told this story a billion times because it pisses off Jordan  ;D)

Then afterwards, Jennifer Lopez's song "Get Right" came on, and everyone looked at me because I was in the car when that song came on the radio and I told them to turn the volume up. It became "my song"  :-1WIsnC-h1d0


https://m.popkey.co/f62efd/WW7lq.gif


At least they don't sound like a lame generic mid 2010s band.


But the generic real 00s sound is just as bad!


Not just them. All of us. I have friends of all those age ranges in this generation who have those traits.


I think 82'ers are the best. Strong, handsome, mighty and powerful. ;)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:13 pm


and 80s babies


Yeah, mid-late 80s babies.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:14 pm


But the generic real 00s sound is just as bad!


Not really. They don't put in superficial electronic sounds to make their songs upbeat as hell.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 8:16 pm



I think 82'ers are the best. Strong, handsome, mighty and powerful. ;)


https://m.popkey.co/f62efd/WW7lq.gif

Being useless and pansy is what all the cool kids are into.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:18 pm


I think 82'ers are the best. Strong, handsome, mighty and powerful. ;)
Everyone in this generation has those qualities ;)


Yeah, mid-late 80s babies.
Naw. All of them. There are people Jordan's age range who are SJWs.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:18 pm


Not really. They don't put in superficial electronic sounds to make their songs upbeat as hell.


They probably do. I bet you it was most likely electronically altered on a computer with things like drum augmentation and pitch correction.


https://m.popkey.co/f62efd/WW7lq.gif


https://mustbethistalltoride.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/tommy-lee-jones-face.jpg


Everyone in this generation has those qualities ;)


But 1982'ers are the best!


Naw. All of them. There are people Jordan's age range who are SJWs.


And I wish you were lying... But you're not...

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:20 pm


Naw. All of them. There are people Jordan's age range who are SJWs.


Aren't they the oldest though? I mean, there isn't a lot of them.


They probably do. I bet you it was most likely electronically altered on a computer with things like drum augmentation and pitch correction.


But it wasn't as technologically advanced as the 2010s, though.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 8:20 pm

I'm an SJW, but an IRL version. ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:23 pm


But it wasn't as technologically advanced as the 2010s, though.


Doesn't matter, the technology was there and you could already make whole albums with just the click of a few buttons. It wasn't super primitive tech at all in 2004 nor is it anymore or less "real" or "unaltered" today compared to back then.


I'm an SJW, but an IRL version. ;D


8-P

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:27 pm


Doesn't matter, the technology was there and you could already make whole albums with just the click of a few buttons. It wasn't super primitive tech at all in 2004 nor is it anymore or less "real" or "unaltered" today compared to back then.

8-P


It does have updated sounds from this decade. Thanks to the people who thought rock music would sound as good as hip-hop from this decade.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:28 pm


But 1982'ers are the best!

And I wish you were lying... But you're not...


They are, but so are the others ;)


Aren't they the oldest though? I mean, there isn't a lot of them.
Yeah, they are and even though there's not many of them, that doesn't mean you don't see them. Good thing there are real Millennial activists out there making a difference.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:29 pm


It does have updated sounds from this decade. Thanks to the people who thought rock music would sound as good as hip-hop from this decade.


The style of music has changed but the electronic altering that is done today was totally possible in 2004 and was used quite often in studios.


They are, but so are the others ;)


But 1982'ers are the best of the bunch!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:32 pm


Yeah, they are and even though there's not many of them, that doesn't mean you don't see them. Good thing there are real Millennial activists out there making a difference.


True. They're the ones who should be taken seriously. Especially when they shouldn't be lumped with SJWs and internet feminists.


The style of music has changed but the electronic altering that is done today was totally possible in 2004 and was used quite often in studios.


Eh. I don't see that much 2010s rock music sounding as electronic as the 2000s.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:35 pm


But 1982'ers are the best of the bunch!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Are all your friends your age range?


True. They're the ones who should be taken seriously. Especially when they shouldn't be lumped with SJWs and internet feminists.
I know and I was going to be one of them until the SJW movement came along.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 8:38 pm


True. They're the ones who should be taken seriously. Especially when they shouldn't be lumped with SJWs and internet feminists.

Eh. I don't see that much 2010s rock music sounding as electronic as the 2000s.


The word SJW is used both on online and offline comments though. It's not like it's a legitimate problem, it's just some playground insult some racists on Twitter came up with in response to Black Lives Matter  ::)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:40 pm


I know and I was going to be one of them until the SJW movement came along.


Yeah. It kinda sucks that those people have to be extremely sensitive over bullsh*t.


The word SJW is used both on online and offline comments though. It's not like it's a legitimate problem, it's just some playground insult some racists on Twitter came up with in response to Black Lives Matter  ::)


The term "Social Justice Warrior" was made by racists on Twitter? Like, as in those who are part of the KKK or Stormfront or whatever?! Why the hell is everyone using that then?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:41 pm


Yeah. It kinda sucks that those people have to be extremely sensitive over bullsh*t.
Yeah, the PCness has gotten way out hand.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:42 pm


Yeah, the PCness has gotten way out hand.


Not to mention that it made politics look like sh*t today, thanks to them. Along with Trump supporters.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:47 pm


Eh. I don't see that much 2010s rock music sounding as electronic as the 2000s.


I don't think "2010s rock" is something that exists.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Are all your friends your age range?


Pretty much, yeah.


The word SJW is used both on online and offline comments though. It's not like it's a legitimate problem, it's just some playground insult some racists on Twitter came up with in response to Black Lives Matter  ::)


It's a bit older than that. Like, 2013.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:50 pm


I don't think "2010s rock" is something that exists.


Well yeah. That's why there isn't rock music in this decade, since everyone is obsessed with putting electronic sounds in every song.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 8:52 pm


Yeah. It kinda sucks that those people have to be extremely sensitive over bullsh*t.

The term "Social Justice Warrior" was made by racists on Twitter? Like, as in those who are part of the KKK or Stormfront or whatever?! Why the hell is everyone using that then?


Well, that's the context I first heard it in. But it looks like it was a actually popularized by MRAs (Men's Rights Activists... Remember the single guys who masturbate to Anime?) to shame random feminist women on OKCupid.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/15/16 at 8:54 pm


They're morons who aren't self aware. ;D His post translates into this: "omg i gru up in da purfekt time dat i can barely remebur lol i am bettur den u u r a peece of poo." Is that a 4chan post, Zelek? :P

But don't you feel the same way about post-2003 society and the 87-97 half of Gen Y? ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 8:55 pm


Not to mention that it made politics look like sh*t today, thanks to them. Along with Trump supporters.
Yeah and that it made this election important. If Trump wins, we're done for.


Pretty much, yeah.
Do they see themselves as tough people or pansies?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:56 pm


Well, that's the context I first heard it in. But it looks like it was actually popularized by MRAs (Men's Rights Activists... Remember the single guys who masturbate to Anime?) to shame random feminist women on OKCupid.


Okay. That's better. At first, I thought I shouldn't use the term anymore, because of the racists. But now it makes sense.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 8:57 pm


Yeah and that it made this election important. If Trump wins, we're done for.


It made the candidates as whiny as the racists and feminists on the Internet, especially Trump.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 8:59 pm


Well yeah. That's why there isn't rock music in this decade, since everyone is obsessed with putting electronic sounds in every song.


I guess?


Well, that's the context I first heard it in. But it looks like it was a actually popularized by MRAs (Men's Rights Activists... Remember the single guys who masturbate to Anime?) to shame random feminist women on OKCupid.


Gross. Those guys are the scum of society.


But don't you feel the same way about post-2003 society and the 87-97 half of Gen Y? ;D


No. My views are more intellectual, intricate and thought out. ;)


Do they see themselves as tough people or pansies?


I don't think they think about it at all. ;D I should ask!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 9:00 pm




It's a bit older than that. Like, 2013.


Going by Know Your Meme, the term was used as early as 2009. The first usage of the acronym was January 2013 to make fun of feminist women on OKCupid. #BlackLivesMatter trended July 2013, and the term SJW exploded in use by late 2013/early 2014.

Well, I'll let other people be the judge, but the first time I heard it was around the time of the George Zimmerman trial.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 9:02 pm


It made the candidates as whiny as the racists and feminists on the Internet, especially Trump.
It's making me think on who to vote for since it's less than 6 months from now.


I don't think they think about it at all. ;D I should ask!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 9:03 pm


Going by Know Your Meme, the term was used as early as 2009. The first usage of the acronym was January 2013 to make fun of feminist women on OKCupid. #BlackLivesMatter trended July 2013, and the term SJW exploded in use by late 2013/early 2014.

Well, I'll let other people be the judge, but the first time I heard it was around the time of the George Zimmerman trial.


I thought black lives matter started in 2015... ???

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 9:11 pm


I thought black lives matter started in 2015... ???


It started off as a Twitter hashtag in 2013.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 9:11 pm


I thought black lives matter started in 2015... ???
Nah, it began with Michael Brown's death in Missouri in 2014 although it could have started even earlier due to the Trayvon case.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 9:12 pm


It started off as a Twitter hashtag in 2013.


Nah, it began with Michael Brown's death in Missouri in 2014 although it could have started even earlier due to the Trayvon case.


Uhhh... Conflicting sources.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 9:13 pm


It's making me think on who to vote for since it's less than 6 months from now.


If I were old enough to vote, then I would rather vote for Clinton if she gets the Democratic nomination.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 9:14 pm


Nah, it began with Michael Brown's death in Missouri in 2014 although it could have started even earlier due to the Trayvon case.


I think they used the hashtag in late 2014, when a lot of people were protesting about police brutality in late 2014/early 2015.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 9:18 pm


Uhhh... Conflicting sources.



I think they used the hashtag in late 2014, when a lot of people were protesting about police brutality in late 2014/early 2015.


That too since that's when it really began, but then it may have begun with Zimmerman as he was acting like a cop chasing down Trayvon in 2012. 


If I were old enough to vote, then I would rather vote for Clinton if she gets the Democratic nomination.
Isn't the primaries almost over? I've heard and been told that Bernie might not win the nominee.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 9:21 pm


Uhhh... Conflicting sources.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter?wprov=sfla1

Primaries are over. California is irrelevant, but you will vote for #Queen anyway.

https://media.giphy.com/media/l41m5nQVvTslsRQGc/giphy.gif

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 9:23 pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter?wprov=sfla1

Primaries are over. California is irrelevant, but you will vote for #Queen anyway.

https://media.giphy.com/media/l41m5nQVvTslsRQGc/giphy.gif


Well, there you have it!

Also, you have no shame! >:(

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 9:24 pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter?wprov=sfla1

Primaries are over. California is irrelevant, but you will vote for #Queen anyway.

https://media.giphy.com/media/l41m5nQVvTslsRQGc/giphy.gif
Really??? ::)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 9:33 pm


Really??? ::)
Well, you guys go last, when 90% of the country has already voted. By the time it gets to you guys, it's already over  ;D


Well, there you have it!

Also, you have no shame! >:(


My body is so ready for #QueenSweep in November. Well, actually, I'm not sure, I might pass out by 10.

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Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/15/16 at 9:36 pm


Well, you guys go last, when 90% of the country has already voted. By the time it gets to you guys, it's already over  ;D
I think we're supposed to be voting in June, so it coming soon.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/16 at 9:42 pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter?wprov=sfla1

Primaries are over. California is irrelevant, but you will vote for #Queen anyway.

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Not that chick again!  ::)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/15/16 at 9:44 pm


That too since that's when it really began, but then it may have begun with Zimmerman as he was acting like a cop chasing down Trayvon in 2012.


But it was probably obscure back in 2012-mid 2014.

Isn't the primaries almost over? I've heard and been told that Bernie might not win the nominee.


Well yeah, that's why I said Clinton would win the nomination.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 9:46 pm


Not that chick again!  ::)


Who is she? I don't even know  ;D

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 9:52 pm


Really??? ::)


Can you believe his anti-California nonsense!? >:(

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 9:52 pm


Well, you guys go last, when 90% of the country has already voted. By the time it gets to you guys, it's already over  ;D

My body is so ready for #QueenSweep in November. Well, actually, I'm not sure, I might pass out by 10.

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You can't even vote at all. ;)

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 10:01 pm


You can't even vote at all. ;)


I have surrogates who'll vote for me.


Can you believe his anti-California nonsense!? >:(


"California Rest In Peace."

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/15/16 at 10:33 pm


I have surrogates who'll vote for me.

"California Rest In Peace."


Disgraceful! >:(

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/16 at 10:50 pm

I loved the 2000s. It was an amazing decade.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/16 at 11:16 pm

To get back on topic, what I've noticed is that a lot of people younger than me look back at the 2000s like it was a peaceful and care free decade with the right balance of technology. In that sense, I agree it's better to be a kid in the decade, because that's not how I remember the 2000s at all. I was too young to care for 9/11, but after the Iraq War started in 2003, I knew sh*t hit the fans. The 2000s was a tumultuous decade.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: bchris02 on 05/15/16 at 11:58 pm


To get back on topic, what I've noticed is that a lot of people younger than me look back at the 2000s like it was a peaceful and care free decade with the right balance of technology. In that sense, I agree it's better to be a kid in the decade, because that's not how I remember the 2000s at all. I was too young to care for 9/11, but after the Iraq War started in 2003, I knew sh*t hit the fans. The 2000s was a tumultuous decade.


A lot of people view the decade of their childhood in this manner.

The '90s are viewed that way by a lot of people a few years younger than me.  The late '90s were for the most part peaceful and carefree, when the tech bubble as at its peak and the economy was soaring.  The decade had its dark side though, especially the first half of it.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/16/16 at 7:02 am


I think it's better to be a kid in the 2000s. I'm not sure about teen/adult culture though. You did have some good sh*t for the media. Aside from the politics, I do enjoy some of the teen culture from the 2000s. I love of how teens used to chat with people on MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo IM. Along with listening to post-2004 Green Day, All-American Rejects, Linkin Park, Coldplay, etc. Even the TV at the time used to be cool. If only I were a teen in the 2000s.

My vote is for teen/young adult on the 2000s experience. Nobody was glued to their phones and hung out in person or called eachother. The anticipation of coming home and seeing who was online and up for a chat session on messenger was something to look forward to rather than just play text tag. Buying new a new CD or movie was more fun than downloading it, and TV shows could be taped and kept forever if you wanted to. If you went out dancing or anything like that, music was better than the electronic overdone sound heard in songs today.


I'm looking forward to the 2000's nostalgia in the 2020's. Being nostalgic for the decade of 6th/7th gen gaming, DVDs, flip phones, Myspace, Sprite Remix, Pepsi Blue, nu-metal, anime, extreme sports, etc. by the next decade.

Sprite Remix is back...in a manner. It's called tropical now, with a white and red label.


Well yeah. That's why there isn't rock music in this decade, since everyone is obsessed with putting electronic sounds in every song.

No rock music this decade? Are you kidding me? Look up Five Finger Death Punch, Adelita's Way, My Darkest Days, as well as older bands like Seether and Breaking Benjamin still popular among rock listeners! They don't sound electronic to me!

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/16/16 at 7:19 am


Sprite Remix is back...in a manner. It's called tropical now, with a white and red label.


If I can find it I'm going to have some this summer.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/16/16 at 7:21 am


If I can find it I'm going to have some this summer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_Remix
The bottom picture in the article is what's out now. Go to gas stations, it's where I see them.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/16/16 at 9:44 am


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_Remix
The bottom picture in the article is what's out now. Go to gas stations, it's where I see them.


Sprite Remix was more available in the mid 2000s? Why didn't I go to their Wikipedia article first?

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: Howard on 05/16/16 at 2:43 pm


Yeah, the PCness has gotten way out hand.


I know, I agree.

Subject: Re: The 2000s: Better experienced during childhood or as a teen/adult?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/16/16 at 8:36 pm


Can you believe his anti-California nonsense!? >:(
I know. He seems like a hater of this state ;D


I know, I agree.
Yeah, if someone say something offensive, the person is pretty much in trouble.


To get back on topic, what I've noticed is that a lot of people younger than me look back at the 2000s like it was a peaceful and care free decade with the right balance of technology. In that sense, I agree it's better to be a kid in the decade, because that's not how I remember the 2000s at all. I was too young to care for 9/11, but after the Iraq War started in 2003, I knew sh*t hit the fans. The 2000s was a tumultuous decade.
I disagree. It was mellow and fantastic no matter the age because like Infinity stated, there was so much for everyone to do even if the time period felt gloomy. Video games generally were excellent. The music was mainly spectacular (aside from a few sub-genres). Hell, even the mood was easygoing compared to today and I was an adolescent during that time-frame.

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