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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.

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

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/07/16 at 7:17 am

The 2000's were probably better through a child's perspective, but in all honesty, the decade really lacked a solid identity and overall, it wasn't anything special. Being born in 1999, I was a kid during the Mid/Late 2000's, however i'm not too fond of a large proportion of the kid culture which comes from the decade. The Mid 2000's, in particular, were relatively bland and it's not surprising that the majority of people do not reminisce about it too much. To be honest, I would have preferred to be a child of the 90's and an adolescent of the Early 2000's.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 8:15 am


The 2000's were probably better through a child's perspective, but in all honesty, the decade really lacked a solid identity and overall, it wasn't anything special. Being born in 1999, I was a kid during the Mid/Late 2000's, however i'm not too fond of a large proportion of the kid culture which comes from the decade. The Mid 2000's, in particular, were relatively bland and it's not surprising that the majority of people do not reminisce about it too much. To be honest, I would have preferred to be a child of the 90's and an adolescent of the Early 2000's.


As somebody who likes being a mid-late 2000s kid, especially with being born in 1999, I kinda think the opposite. Although, it's kinda true that the mid/late 2000s didn't have a strong identity towards each other, the kid culture was really cool and was probably influenced by the early 2000s.

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

Written By: SpyroKev on 08/07/16 at 10:03 am


As somebody who likes being a mid-late 2000s kid, especially with being born in 1999, I kinda think the opposite. Although, it's kinda true that the mid/late 2000s didn't have a strong identity towards each other, the kid culture was really cool and was probably influenced by the early 2000s.


To say that even the Early 2000s not being anything special is a bit extreme. Especially if your mind wasn't developed enough to comprehend the era.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 10:07 am


To say that even the Early 2000s not being anything special is a bit extreme. Especially if your mind wasn't developed enough to comprehend the era.


I actually think the early 2000s was cool. Especially when it influenced the later parts of the decade. When did I say that I find the early 2000s to not being anywhere as special?

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/16 at 1:56 pm


As somebody who likes being a mid-late 2000s kid, especially with being born in 1999, I kinda think the opposite. Although, it's kinda true that the mid/late 2000s didn't have a strong identity towards each other, the kid culture was really cool and was probably influenced by the early 2000s.


Well although the 2000s overall doesn't have its own identity like the 1990s or the 2010s I'd will say that both the early and late parts have a few distinctions. Only part that didn't have it's own identity was the mid 2000s for me which is odd as the we were at the peak of the 2000s in that period in terms of pop culture. But the early and late 2000s can be seen as special times in terms of pop culture as quite a lot happened in the realm of fashion, music, games, movies, comics, tech etc.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:02 pm


Well although the 2000s overall doesn't have its own identity like the 1990s or the 2010s I'd will say that both the early and late parts have a few distinctions. Only part that didn't have it's own identity was the mid 2000s for me which is odd as the we were at the peak of the 2000s in that period in terms of pop culture. But the early and late 2000s can be seen as special times in terms of pop culture as quite a lot happened in the realm of fashion, music, games, movies, comics, tech etc.


Maybe they just cared for politics and technology in the mid 2000s. To hell if I know.

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

Written By: wixness on 08/07/16 at 2:04 pm

Probably as a child, I have to admit; the politics will make you hate the world if you're a teen or adult, and there isn't much to hate about 2000s children's pop culture, at least compared to pop culture catered more towards teens and adults.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:08 pm


Probably as a child, I have to admit; the politics will make you hate the world if you're a teen or adult, and there isn't much to hate about 2000s children's pop culture, at least compared to pop culture catered more towards teens and adults.


Yeah to be honest, I only cared for the children's pop culture in the 2000s. So, I suppose they just wanted children to be more happy than anybody else in the 2000s. I mean, if I grew up watching George W. Bush doing sh*t, then I wouldn't really like my whole life.

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/16 at 2:13 pm


Probably as a child, I have to admit; the politics will make you hate the world if you're a teen or adult, and there isn't much to hate about 2000s children's pop culture, at least compared to pop culture catered more towards teens and adults.


Kid culture is always interesting. For example while us teens and adults are complaining about 2010's politics, economics, and culture the kids are having a good time. Mainly sense they don't pay attention to all the bad stuff. In the 2000s I figured that there was tons of stuff to enjoy in terms of culture.


Maybe they just cared for politics and technology in the mid 2000s. To hell if I know.


Probably. The mid 2000s is a bit of a blur to me. It's as if not much really a happened. Eh, I'll take a boring time period over a depressing one.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 2:16 pm


Probably as a child, I have to admit; the politics will make you hate the world if you're a teen or adult, and there isn't much to hate about 2000s children's pop culture, at least compared to pop culture catered more towards teens and adults.



Yeah to be honest, I only cared for the children's pop culture in the 2000s. So, I suppose they just wanted children to be more happy than anybody else in the 2000s. I mean, if I grew up watching George W. Bush doing sh*t, then I wouldn't really like my whole life.
Yeah, politics can do that anyone. OTT, the 2000s pop culture was generally great no matter the age someone was. There was something out there for everyone just like today. If you guys were adolescents in that decade, then you definitely would have enjoyed the rock music, the shows on the premium channels and the video games a lot more.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/07/16 at 2:19 pm

I was both a child and an early teen in the 2000s and I enjoyed everything from the decade. Best decade ever!  :D

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:20 pm


Probably. The mid 2000s is a bit of a blur to me. It's as if not much really happened. Eh, I'll take a boring time period over a depressing one.


Same with me. At least the mid 2000s were actually great towards my personal life and pop culture.


Yeah, politics can do that anyone. OTT, the 2000s pop culture was generally great no matter the age someone was. There was something out there for everyone just like today. If you guys were adolescents in that decade, then you definitely would have enjoyed the rock music, the shows on the premium channels and the video games a lot more.


I honestly wish I was a teen during the 2000s, so that I could enjoy my adolescence with something that's my taste. Especially with the rock music, video games, and shows on HBO and ShowTime.

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/16 at 2:21 pm


Yeah, politics can do that anyone. OTT, the 2000s pop culture was generally great no matter the age someone was. There was something out there for everyone just like today. If you guys were adolescents in that decade, then you definitely would have enjoyed the rock music, the shows on the premium channels and the video games a lot more.


This I agree with. While I didn't care too much for mid 2000s pop culture I did enjoy early and late culture. I was 10-19 for the decade meaning I was within teen culture. I'd be lying if I said that I had a terrible experience with pop culture in the 2000s.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:22 pm


This I agree with. While I didn't care too much for mid 2000s pop culture I didn't enjoy early and late culture. I was 10-19 for the decade meaning I was within teen culture. I'd be lying if I said that I had a terrible experience with pop culture in the 2000s.


I thought you actually liked the early and late 2000s.  :-\\

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/07/16 at 2:24 pm



Probably. The mid 2000s is a bit of a blur to me. It's as if not much really a happened. Eh, I'll take a boring time period over a depressing one.

The mid 2000s was a fun time for me. MySpace, Early YouTube, Flip Phones, other old social media/web sites, and music was good too. But I agree, early 2000s culture was stronger and the most definitive for the 2000s decade. Late 2000s culture leans more towards the 10s, early 00s is the most definitive period.

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

Written By: SpyroKev on 08/07/16 at 2:32 pm


I actually think the early 2000s was cool. Especially when it influenced the later parts of the decade. When did I say that I find the early 2000s to not being anywhere as special?


No, I was responding to HazelBlue99 while responding to you. I thought you would see the reference. I know you like the Early 2000s.

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/16 at 2:34 pm


I thought you actually liked the early and late 2000s.  :-\\


WHOA WHOA WHOA! Oops. Sorry that's a typo. I DID enjoy the early and late 2000s. My bad. Would be silly of me to say that I didn't enjoy those parts when all my older posts show that I did. Bad type on my part.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:35 pm


WHOA WHOA WHOA! Oops. Sorry that's a typo. I DID enjoy the early and late 2000s. My bad. Would be silly of me to say that I didn't enjoy those parts when all my older posts show that I did. Bad type on my part.


Well okay. I was just a bit undecided when you said that.

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

Written By: SpyroKev on 08/07/16 at 2:38 pm


Kid culture is always interesting. For example while us teens and adults are complaining about 2010's politics, economics, and culture the kids are having a good time. Mainly sense they don't pay attention to all the bad stuff. In the 2000s I figured that there was tons of stuff to enjoy in terms of culture.


This post. I wish as an adult I could just un-pay attention to the negatives of today.

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

Written By: Howard on 08/07/16 at 2:40 pm

For me it was better experienced as an adult, I was already in my late 20's.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 2:40 pm


This post. I wish as an adult I could just un-pay attention to the negatives of today.


I would've liked this decade's pop culture, if everyone wasn't obsessed towards sh*tty hip hop music, overrated cartoons, social media, and so much twerking.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 3:01 pm


I would've liked this decade's pop culture, if everyone wasn't obsessed towards sh*tty hip hop music, overrated cartoons, social media, and so much twerking.
Do people still so that? I haven't seen people do that dance in the last year or so.


This I agree with. While I didn't care too much for mid 2000s pop culture I did enjoy early and late culture. I was 10-19 for the decade meaning I was within teen culture. I'd be lying if I said that I had a terrible experience with pop culture in the 2000s.



I honestly wish I was a teen during the 2000s, so that I could enjoy my adolescence with something that's my taste. Especially with the rock music, video games, and shows on HBO and ShowTime.
Yeah, I know what you guys mean. Despite the bad things that happened to me, I still enjoyed the pop culture of that decade. The games were fantastic! I liked the shows on kids, primetime, and premium channels and I enjoyed listening to the Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock etc. Yeah, it was fun :)



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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 3:10 pm


Do people still so that? I haven't seen people do that dance in the last year or so.


To hell if I know. I never really cared about pop culture today, so it's not like I actually watched of what these people do nowadays.

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

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/07/16 at 3:12 pm

The 00s were probably better as a kid as opposed to a teen/adult, I think. Living the 00s as a teen/adult was kinda tough (most of all graduating into a recession).

I noticed that for people who in middle school and above on 9/11, they think it ruined everything and nothing good came after that time. However, for those who were in elementary and below, they think there were still many good years after 9/11.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 3:24 pm


To hell if I know. I never really cared about pop culture today, so it's not like I actually watched of what these people do nowadays.
Do people do it at your school?


The 00s were probably better as a kid as opposed to a teen/adult, I think. Living the 00s as a teen/adult was kinda tough (most of all graduating into a recession).

I noticed that for people who in middle school and above on 9/11, they think it ruined everything and nothing good came after that time. However, for those who were in elementary and below, they think there were still many good years after 9/11.
Not exactly. The recession didn't occur until 2007, so the economy was still decent. I remember people being able to afford many things with money.

As for your second statement, I'm not sure about that. One thing, that event actually scared kids. That attack was not expected at all they felt that something like that could happen again.

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

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/07/16 at 3:25 pm


Do people do it at your school?
Not exactly. The recession didn't occur until 2007, so the economy was still decent. I remember people being able to afford many things with money.

Yes, and for people who were teens/adults in 2007-2009, it was bad. :P

I know that's not the whole 00s, but the late 00s were still an important, definitive part of the decade.

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/16 at 3:25 pm


The 00s were probably better as a kid as opposed to a teen/adult, I think. Living the 00s as a teen/adult was kinda tough (most of all graduating into a recession).

I noticed that for people who in middle school and above on 9/11, they think it ruined everything and nothing good came after that time. However, for those who were in elementary and below, they think there were still many good years after 9/11.


Well I think saying that 9/11 ruined everything is just an overly exaggerated claim. 9/11 didn't ruin or change much of anything in terms of pop culture. Politically? Sure. Pop culturally? Nope. Music still sounded the same. Gaming never changed because of it. Fashion always changes so saying 9/11 effected it is silly. Technology has nothing to do with it. Slang? Now we're getting silly here. Comic Books were the same. Movies were the same. etc etc. But if we're talking politics then there was a bit of a change.

Not many kids were effected by the event. The event changed politics, but those are things kids won't understand.

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

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/07/16 at 3:28 pm


Well I think saying that 9/11 ruined everything is just an overly exaggerated claim. 9/11 didn't ruin or change much of anything in terms of pop culture. Politically? Sure. Pop culturally? Nope. Music still sounded the same. Gaming never changed because of it. Fashion always changes so saying 9/11 effected it is silly. Technology has nothing to do with it. Slang? Now we're getting silly here. Comic Books were the same. Movies were the same. etc etc. But if we're talking politics then there was a bit of a change.

Not many kids were effected by the event. The event changed politics, but those are things kids won't understand.

That's what I'm saying.

For people in their mid 20s-mid 30s now, I hear them say 9/11 f*cked everything up. However, for those in their teens-mid 20s, they don't seem to think that way.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 3:30 pm


Do people do it at your school?


Not really. But they obsess over social media so much. I remember one kid wanted to face swap on Snapchat with me, although I refused because I didn't want people to know that I went to their school. Privacy reasons, to be more precise.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 3:34 pm


I noticed that for people who in middle school and above on 9/11, they think it ruined everything and nothing good came after that time. However, for those who were in elementary and below, they think there were still many good years after 9/11.


I think maybe there's a reason why people here think the 2000s was kinda cool. But with that, I think the 2000s were just mainly a political debacle for the 90s after George W. Bush was elected.

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

Written By: Howard on 08/07/16 at 3:38 pm


To hell if I know. I never really cared about pop culture today, so it's not like I actually watched of what these people do nowadays.


I'm with you too, today's pop culture sucks.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 3:57 pm


Yes, and for people who were teens/adults in 2007-2009, it was bad. :P

I know that's not the whole 00s, but the late 00s were still an important, definitive part of the decade.
I agree it was terrible,  but not everyone was impacted especially if they were middle-class and above. My friends and I were still able to afford things despite the Great Recession.

They are, but the only thing from was awful was the economy and it still lingers on today. OTT, the decade was still awesome for pop culture.


For people in their mid 20s-mid 30s now, I hear them say 9/11 f*cked everything up. However, for those in their teens-mid 20s, they don't seem to think that way.
Well not just 9/11, but even Iraq, Katrina and Afghanistan as well. Those events messed up alot and created devastating effects.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 08/07/16 at 3:59 pm


The 2000's were probably better through a child's perspective, but in all honesty, the decade really lacked a solid identity and overall, it wasn't anything special. Being born in 1999, I was a kid during the Mid/Late 2000's, however i'm not too fond of a large proportion of the kid culture which comes from the decade. The Mid 2000's, in particular, were relatively bland and it's not surprising that the majority of people do not reminisce about it too much. To be honest, I would have preferred to be a child of the 90's and an adolescent of the Early 2000's.


Actually, I do reminisce the mid 2000's, but that's only because I was a kid of course. It was a transitional time and a lot of stagnant culture, so I can understand why I a lot of people especially who were teens or adults at the time hate on it. The kid culture of that time was severely underrated, especially 2004 and 2005. The hip hop and R&B music were amazing from the time, 6th generation gaming was still very popular including local multiplayer games, the economy was still really good before the late 2000's recession, and it goes on and on. Coming from someone who was 8-13 from 2004-2009, I don't think the late 2000's were any better than the mid 2000's. The Wii, Youtube, and Obama may have made the late 2000's have more of a cultural identity than the mid 2000's, but that didn't mean the late 2000's was more of an enjoyable time than the mid 2000's. The only late 2000's year I really liked was 2007 because it was the only year of the late 2000's that was related to the core 2000's. 2008 & 2009 were really changeful years for the pop culture and brought us into the era that we've seen throughout most of this decade, but not in all aspects.

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

Written By: 2001 on 08/07/16 at 4:54 pm


Do people still so that? I haven't seen people do that dance in the last year or so.
Yeah, I know what you guys mean. Despite the bad things that happened to me, I still enjoyed the pop culture of that decade. The games were fantastic! I liked the shows on kids, primetime, and premium channels and I enjoyed listening to the Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock etc. Yeah, it was fun :)


I saw people do it yesterday lol.


Not really. But they obsess over social media so much. I remember one kid wanted to face swap on Snapchat with me, although I refused because I didn't want people to know that I went to their school. Privacy reasons, to be more precise.


What's face swap?

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/07/16 at 6:19 pm



Not many kids were effected by the event. The event changed politics, but those are things kids won't understand.

I didn't care about 9/11 at all as a 6 year old living in Canada.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/07/16 at 6:20 pm



I know that's not the whole 00s, but the late 00s were still an important, definitive part of the decade.

The early 00s were better and more definitive in my opinion.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 6:32 pm


What's face swap?


It's a feature on Snapchat where you switch people's faces on their media. Here's an example.

http://cdn2.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3636570/how-to-face-swap-2.jpg

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 6:41 pm


It's a feature on Snapchat where you switch people's faces on their media. Here's an example.

http://cdn2.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3636570/how-to-face-swap-2.jpg
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That sh*t is creepy.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 6:43 pm


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That sh*t is creepy.


Yeah, it's an actual trend for some reason.  8-P

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/07/16 at 6:50 pm


Yeah, it's an actual trend for some reason.  8-P


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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

Written By: Ripley on 08/07/16 at 7:43 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?

I was 15 two months into 2000 so I imagine our experiences with pop culture were quit similar. I actually preferred the early part over the later. But the middle was indeed "bleh". I can only think of a few great things from that time regarding music and movies. A few good shows but not enough for bragging rights. The fashion was still good at the start but got crappy as people started wearing skinny jeans and so many ugly shoe styles. The video games were the one thing that was great that whole decade. And games I love like Resident Evil were still popular. Terrorism was at that high level from the time the towers fell onward. I highly despice George W Bush. That whole Iraq thing was a mess. And the economy was the worst. Personally, I had a great life at the early part of the decade. The rest of it had many lows with the exception of 2008.

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

Written By: nally on 08/07/16 at 7:46 pm

The 2000s decade was my 20s years, so I was a young adult throughout. There were things both good and bad that I experienced, and I dealt with all of it.

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

Written By: Ripley on 08/07/16 at 8:01 pm


I love of how teens used to chat with people on MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo IM.

These were great fun! 
Forums and blogging sites were also at the time. LiveJournal, which is not popular anymore, launched in 1999. Long before sites like Myspace and Facebook came about.

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

Written By: nally on 08/07/16 at 8:03 pm


These were great fun! 
Forums and blogging sites were also at the time. LiveJournal, which is not popular anymore, launched in 1999. Long before sites like Myspace and Facebook came about.

I used to use AIM and ICQ as well, in the early 2000s.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 8:04 pm


These were great fun! 
Forums and blogging sites were also at the time. LiveJournal, which is not popular anymore, launched in 1999. Long before sites like Myspace and Facebook came about.


Yeah, I guess. I was too young to experience the wonders of AIM and other instant messengers.  :\'(

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

Written By: Ripley on 08/07/16 at 8:11 pm


Yeah, I guess. I was too young to experience the wonders of AIM and other instant messengers.  :\'(

I'm sorry, it really was a great thing. Too bad it can't be brought back to it's glory days. I don't know if any messenger is left besides the Facebook one.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 8:14 pm


I'm sorry, it really was a great thing. Too bad it can't be brought back to it's glory days. I don't know if any messenger is left besides the Facebook one.


There's also Kik, but it's not the same compared to others.

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

Written By: Ripley on 08/07/16 at 8:15 pm


There's also Kik, but it's not the same compared to others.

I heard people use that for hooking up  :-\\

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/07/16 at 8:28 pm


I heard people use that for hooking up  :-\\


Yeah... thankfully, I don't use it that much.  :-[

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

Written By: aja675 on 08/07/16 at 8:31 pm


It's a feature on Snapchat where you switch people's faces on their media. Here's an example.

http://cdn2.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3636570/how-to-face-swap-2.jpg
By the way, who else has this problem wherein all their video snaps are dark or broken?

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/07/16 at 8:49 pm

MSN was way ahead of its time. It was the first IM to use a huge number of emojis that are even almost comparable today. No other IM had an even close amount of emoticons and features MSN had. It's too bad Microsoft didn't capitalize on it, they would have the world's best instant messenger/video calling platform today if they invested time in MSN rather than buying out Skype.

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

Written By: Ripley on 08/07/16 at 9:01 pm


MSN was way ahead of its time. It was the first IM to use a huge number of emojis that are even almost comparable today. No other IM had an even close amount of emoticons and features MSN had. It's too bad Microsoft didn't capitalize on it, they would have the world's best instant messenger/video calling platform today if they invested time in MSN rather than buying out Skype.

I agree on all of this. I hate Skype. MSN was the best. And I used both chat and Spaces there.

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

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/08/16 at 12:30 am


To say that even the Early 2000s not being anything special is a bit extreme. Especially if your mind wasn't developed enough to comprehend the era.


I probably should have expanded on my opinion a bit more. I didn't necessarily mean that the Early 2000's, in particular, weren't special at all. What I was trying to suggest was that the 2000's, on an overall scale, weren't anything special, as it was more or less a transitional decade and on a broad scale, the 2000's did not have a strong cultural identity, unlike decades such as the 1960's or 80's. IMO, the Early 2000's were more or less an extension of Late 90's culture and the Late 2000's were the early beginnings of 2010's culture.

The Early 2000's would have to be my favourite time period of the 2000's decade. In my original post, I even admitted that I wish I got to experience the Early 2000's during core childhood/adolescence. I understand that I was only in my early childhood during the Early 2000's, however I have enough vivid memories from 2003 (and 2002, to a certain extent) to truly get an understanding of the era and what it was like. Obviously, my perspective of the Early 2000's would be entirely different to yours and other people your age, although I can remember what it felt like to live in the Early 2000's.

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

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/08/16 at 12:42 am


Actually, I do reminisce the mid 2000's, but that's only because I was a kid of course. It was a transitional time and a lot of stagnant culture, so I can understand why I a lot of people especially who were teens or adults at the time hate on it. The kid culture of that time was severely underrated, especially 2004 and 2005. The hip hop and R&B music were amazing from the time, 6th generation gaming was still very popular including local multiplayer games, the economy was still really good before the late 2000's recession, and it goes on and on. Coming from someone who was 8-13 from 2004-2009, I don't think the late 2000's were any better than the mid 2000's. The Wii, Youtube, and Obama may have made the late 2000's have more of a cultural identity than the mid 2000's, but that didn't mean the late 2000's was more of an enjoyable time than the mid 2000's. The only late 2000's year I really liked was 2007 because it was the only year of the late 2000's that was related to the core 2000's. 2008 & 2009 were really changeful years for the pop culture and brought us into the era that we've seen throughout most of this decade, but not in all aspects.


I reminisce about the Mid 2000's as well, especially seeing as though I was also a kid during the time period. However, when I think back to the Mid 2000's, I don't really reminisce too much about the kid culture, except for the few kids shows that I watched at the time. Admittedly, I wasn't exposed to all of the kid culture at the time, as I had somewhat of a sheltered childhood and I had other interests. When it comes to the Late 2000's, I do agree with you in regards to that period of time not being any better than the Mid 2000's. Whilst I personally really liked 2008 and 2009 in particular (although, I don't dislike any of the years during the 2000's), when it comes to the general culture at the time, I actually prefer the Mid 2000's over the Late 2000's.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 12:46 am


I probably should have expanded on my opinion a bit more. I didn't necessarily mean that the Early 2000's, in particular, weren't special at all. What I was trying to suggest was that the 2000's, on an overall scale, weren't anything special, as it was more or less a transitional decade and on a broad scale, the 2000's did not have a strong cultural identity, unlike decades such as the 1960's or 80's. IMO, the Early 2000's were more or less an extension of Late 90's culture and the Late 2000's were the early beginnings of 2010's culture.

The Early 2000's would have to be my favourite time period of the 2000's decade. In my original post, I even admitted that I wish I got to experience the Early 2000's during core childhood/adolescence. I understand that I was only in my early childhood during the Early 2000's, however I have enough vivid memories from 2003 (and 2002, to a certain extent) to truly get an understanding of the era and what it was like. Obviously, my perspective of the Early 2000's would be entirely different to yours and other people your age, although I can remember what it felt like to live in the Early 2000's.

I don't think the early 2000s were an extension of the late 90s. I think it was unique and defines the 00s very well. A lot of stuff from the mid 00s came from the early 00s too.

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

Written By: 2001 on 08/08/16 at 10:52 am

People saying that the mid-2000s didn't have an identity while the late 2000s did doesn't match up with my personal experiences  :o Mid-2000s identity felt very obvious to me, the snap rap, the flared jeans, the popped collars, Paris Hilton, reality television, Top Gear stuff. The late 2000s on the other hand felt like the mid-2000s (late 2006 - mid 2008) hanging on desperately for relevancy ;D Late 2008 onwards did have a stronger identity though.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:27 am


People saying that the mid-2000s didn't have an identity while the late 2000s did doesn't match up with my personal experiences  :o Mid-2000s identity felt very obvious to me, the snap rap, the flared jeans, the popped collars, Paris Hilton, reality television, Top Gear stuff. The late 2000s on the other hand felt like the mid-2000s (late 2006 - mid 2008) hanging on desperately for relevancy ;D Late 2008 onwards did have a stronger identity though.

I agree. The mid 00s definitely had an identity.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 11:30 am


People saying that the mid-2000s didn't have an identity while the late 2000s did doesn't match up with my personal experiences  :o Mid-2000s identity felt very obvious to me, the snap rap, the flared jeans, the popped collars, Paris Hilton, reality television, Top Gear stuff. The late 2000s on the other hand felt like the mid-2000s (late 2006 - mid 2008) hanging on desperately for relevancy ;D Late 2008 onwards did have a stronger identity though.


I felt like those defined the mid 2000s well. That, and Windows XP was the norm for most PCs back then.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:46 am


I felt like those defined the mid 2000s well. That, and Windows XP was the norm for most PCs back then.

And Fliphones. Particularily Nokia and Motorola. They were like the Apple and Samsung at the time. The Moto Razrs were the hottest phones of the mid 2000s. Funny how only 10 years ago fliphones were very fashionable and in style.

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

Written By: nally on 08/08/16 at 11:55 am

^ I used a Motorola myself (at first), and later a Nokia.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 12:08 pm


And Fliphones. Particularily Nokia and Motorola. They were like the Apple and Samsung at the time. The Moto Razrs were the hottest phones of the mid 2000s. Funny how only 10 years ago fliphones were very fashionable and in style.


Flip-phones were like the main phenomenon during the mid 2000s. I remember seeing a lot of phones being from Motorola around 2005/2006. Especially my parents. Just saying that the mid 2000s didn't have a cultural identity is just dull. I'm really tired of these people saying that.

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

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/08/16 at 12:13 pm


People saying that the mid-2000s didn't have an identity while the late 2000s did doesn't match up with my personal experiences  :o Mid-2000s identity felt very obvious to me, the snap rap, the flared jeans, the popped collars, Paris Hilton, reality television, Top Gear stuff. The late 2000s on the other hand felt like the mid-2000s (late 2006 - mid 2008) hanging on desperately for relevancy ;D Late 2008 onwards did have a stronger identity though.


Different living locations, remember? Canadian culture may not be the same as US culture (maybe they are, maybe they're not). Although then again it's basically just an opinion of experience anyways.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 12:34 pm


Different living locations, remember? Canadian culture may not be the same as US culture (maybe they are, maybe they're not). Although then again it's basically just an opinion of experience anyways.

All those things like Paris Hilton and reality shows were popular in the U.S. though. I remember reality shows were a definite theme of the mid 00s. So many people were into Laguna Beach and stuff like that.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 12:39 pm


All those things like Paris Hilton and reality shows were popular in the U.S. though. I remember reality shows were a definite theme of the mid 00s. So many people were into Laguna Beach and stuff like that.


Even stuff from Teletoon or YTV became popular towards American kids during the 2000s.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 12:42 pm


Even stuff from Teletoon or YTV became popular towards American kids during the 2000s.

I miss those channels. They're not the same anymore.  :(

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/08/16 at 1:02 pm


People saying that the mid-2000s didn't have an identity while the late 2000s did doesn't match up with my personal experiences  :o Mid-2000s identity felt very obvious to me, the snap rap, the flared jeans, the popped collars, Paris Hilton, reality television, Top Gear stuff. The late 2000s on the other hand felt like the mid-2000s (late 2006 - mid 2008) hanging on desperately for relevancy ;D Late 2008 onwards did have a stronger identity though.


Also, it was defined by 50 Cent/G-Unit, The O.C., Arrested Development, Dance Dance Revolution (introduced in America during the Y2K era, but clearly peaked in the mid-2000s), the first stages of the Iraq War, Lil Jon productions, Dave Chappelle, Frat Pack comedies, luxury SUV's, and the peak of the 2000s housing bubble.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 1:06 pm

The Black Eyed Peas were also very popular in the mid 00s.

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

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/16 at 1:25 pm

Child. I would have loved to watch Dragon Tales growing up.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 1:37 pm


I miss those channels. They're not the same anymore.  :(


Yeah. Teletoon was okay until 2007, when they changed their logo. I know that I never saw the actual channel, but I remember watching some of their shows in the mid 2000s.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 1:42 pm


Child. I would have loved to watch Dragon Tales growing up.


... You could've watched it on your local PBS station when it was still airing. I know that you're old for watching the show, especially when it still on the air. But I don't really care if you still watch PBS Kids or not.

Inb4 you say it's a joke

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

Written By: Howard on 08/08/16 at 2:54 pm


I saw people do it yesterday lol.

What's face swap?


face swap is an app on Snapchat where the two of you whoever that may be can swap each other's faces just for fun.

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

Written By: Howard on 08/08/16 at 2:55 pm


It's a feature on Snapchat where you switch people's faces on their media. Here's an example.

http://cdn2.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3636570/how-to-face-swap-2.jpg


;D

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

Written By: Howard on 08/08/16 at 2:56 pm


I used to use AIM and ICQ as well, in the early 2000s.


I did too.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 3:53 pm


Child. I would have loved to watch Dragon Tales growing up.

I remember watching that show every morning before I went to school. I didn't like it that much but it was the only show on so it was entertaining enough haha.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 4:17 pm


I remember watching that show every morning before I went to school. I didn't like it that much but it was the only show on so it was entertaining enough haha.


I remember seeing this on the evenings from my local PBS station. The shows that I would usually watch before I went to school were Timothy Goes To School, Toddworld, Peep and the Big Wide World, Hip Hop Harry, and Wacky Racers. Man, they really took me back from 2005/2006.

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

Written By: 2001 on 08/08/16 at 7:27 pm


I remember watching that show every morning before I went to school. I didn't like it that much but it was the only show on so it was entertaining enough haha.


My morning shows were The Magic School Bus, Billy The Cat and Power Rangers :D

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

Written By: mqg96 on 08/08/16 at 8:43 pm


Child. I would have loved to watch Dragon Tales growing up.


I watched Dragon Tales a lot throughout preschool and pre-K (1999-2001).

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 8:59 pm


Child. I would have loved to watch Dragon Tales growing up.

I used to love watching Dragon Tales preschool until 1st grade! :D

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

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/16 at 9:14 pm


I watched Dragon Tales a lot throughout preschool and pre-K (1999-2001).


I forget how young a lot of you are. Not that I'm old, I'm not.

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

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/16 at 9:15 pm


I used to love watching Dragon Tales preschool until 1st grade! :D


It was a very innocent show.

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

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/08/16 at 10:08 pm


My morning shows were The Magic School Bus, Billy The Cat and Power Rangers :D


That theme song still kicks ass!  8)

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

To go real old school, I used to watch this show in the mornings on PBS before going to school as a kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p8ZnJ7x-6Y

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

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/08/16 at 10:35 pm


Actually, I do reminisce the mid 2000's, but that's only because I was a kid of course. It was a transitional time and a lot of stagnant culture, so I can understand why I a lot of people especially who were teens or adults at the time hate on it. The kid culture of that time was severely underrated, especially 2004 and 2005. The hip hop and R&B music were amazing from the time, 6th generation gaming was still very popular including local multiplayer games, the economy was still really good before the late 2000's recession, and it goes on and on. Coming from someone who was 8-13 from 2004-2009, I don't think the late 2000's were any better than the mid 2000's. The Wii, Youtube, and Obama may have made the late 2000's have more of a cultural identity than the mid 2000's, but that didn't mean the late 2000's was more of an enjoyable time than the mid 2000's. The only late 2000's year I really liked was 2007 because it was the only year of the late 2000's that was related to the core 2000's. 2008 & 2009 were really changeful years for the pop culture and brought us into the era that we've seen throughout most of this decade, but not in all aspects.


I agree with you. A few years ago I used to trash the mid '00s all the time but, now that we're more than ten years down the road, I find myself increasingly looking back on that era fondly. Sure there was plenty of bad (like Snap Rap and Emo), but there was also alot of good too, as you mentioned.

Another thing that makes the mid '00s so interesting to look back on now is just how changeful of a time period it was technologically. So many things that we take for granted today (like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) came into existence from 2004-2006. That's without even mentioning the beginning of the 7th console generation, as well as the launch of the PSP, the 5th Gen iPod and other early portable video devices.


Also, it was defined by 50 Cent/G-Unit, The O.C., Arrested Development, Dance Dance Revolution (introduced in America during the Y2K, but clearly peaked in the mid-2000s), the first stages of the Iraq War, Lil Jon productions, Dave Chappelle, Frat Pack comedies, luxury SUV's, and the peak of the 2000s housing bubble.


I think this post sums up the mid '00s really well, too. No matter what you think about the mid '00s, you can't deny that it was a "distinctive" time period.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 10:41 pm

My favourite part of the mid 2000s was the internet. It was so much fun going online in the mid 00s. Playing online games, forums, chat rooms, different fun websites. I spent a lot of my time on Funny Junk in the mid 00s. It was a lot of fun. I like how technology was growing but it wasn't too overwhelming yet. Also, music videos were pretty creative and high quality in the mid 00s. It was the last time that music videos were actually good. I also liked music in general in the mid 00s too.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 10:50 pm


To go real old school, I used to watch this show in the mornings on PBS before going to school as a kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p8ZnJ7x-6Y

Reading Rainbow and Levar FTW!!! :D :D :D
Although I watched it either when I was sick or during summer times on the afternoon, not mornings. ::)

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 10:55 pm

If we're talking about the mid 00s then better as a kid.... late 00s(late 06-mid 08) better as a teen, and the VERY late 00s(late 08-09) as a young adult.
You guys already know my views on the early 00s, it was great to be a kid or teen!

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 11:14 pm

After reading Marquis's comments the other day.... it makes me realize more and more I truly hold the mid 00s in some high regard was because my personal life as a kid was sooo good during that time. :D  Kid culture was still pretty good during the 2004-05 season of the mid 00s. Thing is it just wasn't as good as before. But I will admit... 2004 was a solid/decent year culturally but 2005 and 2006 did see a decline in some ways. In the 05-06 season; Movies, commercial music, sports, some kid shows and networks for example declined a bit imo. But my personal life as a kid was very good, due to hanging out with friends, riding my scooter, bicycle during the summer, and vacation trips to Chicago and boy scouts trips. When I reminiscence about the middle 00s years it's usually those things!


And a reason I don't get that nostalgic for mid 00s cartoons, is because I was more into live action shows than the cartoons at that time. So when I think mid 00s kid shows I mostly think of the live action kid shows at the time. :)


So when it comes to kids tv 2000-2004 was my peak and the peak of my personal kid life was late 2003 until mid 06. ;)

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/08/16 at 11:23 pm

Here are some more things that really carved an identity for the mid-2000s!

https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/ruby-sapphire.jpg
https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/firered-leafgreen.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/PokemonEmeraldBox.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41X3B28XR7L.jpg

http://pics.filmaffinity.com/veronica_mars_tv_series-976852766-large.jpg

http://static.peabodyawards.com/user_images/085f76c.jpg

http://img.lum.dolimg.com/v1/images/open-uri20150422-12561-nie8b7_49ceb417.jpeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

http://65.media.tumblr.com/a82bb26eda8677e159cc88137fb99ee1/tumblr_inline_mt6fbnpns71r08kpd.png

https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/ipod/ipodclassic/mini_2gen.png

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg636/Val_hide/Lindsay-Lohan-Mean-Girls-Premiere-2004.jpg

http://www.kamhiworld.com/images/wallpaper_napoleondance2.jpg

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 11:24 pm

Idk about calling the first pirates film mid 00s....

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

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/08/16 at 11:26 pm


I agree. The mid 00s definitely had an identity.


Just because I believe Mid 2000's culture is not as identifiable as Early & Late 2000's culture, doesn't mean that I believe the Mid 2000's had no culture at all. Did I ever mention that? No, I did not. I am entitled to my opinion, just like everyone else is.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 11:28 pm

Mid 00s were an awkward transitional period... And It lacked an identity compared to the early and late 00s BIG TIME.

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/08/16 at 11:34 pm


Idk about calling the first pirates film mid 00s....


I definitely consider it mid-2000s. It was the first film in a franchise whose commercial success extended to the end of the mid-2000s (Dead Man's Chest had one of the biggest opening weekends of any movie in history). Jack Sparrow became one of the most quoted and imitated movie characters during the few years after 2003. Disneyland and Disney World modified the original ride to include Jack Sparrow in preparation for Dead Man's Chest.

People here really categorize 2003 more with the early 2000s than they should. While overall it's culturally more tied to the beginning of the decade than the middle, I've always thought it feels unusually detached from the Y2K period regardless, especially during the second half. Chronologically, May 1, 2003 is the start of the mid-2000s. You already had 50 Cent, the Iraq War, and the third generation of Pokémon games in early 2003. Once things like Arrested Development, The O.C., crunk rap, Teen Titans, Call of Duty, and Dave Chappelle broke ground for popular culture, I'd say at the very least we were in a pretty different place than we were in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just because something came out in 2003 does not automatically make it early 2000s.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 11:44 pm


I definitely consider it mid-2000s. It was the first film in a franchise whose commercial success extended to the end of the mid-2000s (Dead Man's Chest had one of the biggest opening weekends of any movie in history). Jack Sparrow became one of the most quoted and imitated movie characters during the few years after 2003. Disneyland and Disney World modified the original ride to include Jack Sparrow in preparation for Dead Man's Chest.

People here really categorize 2003 more with the early 2000s than they should. While overall it's culturally more tied to the beginning of the decade than the middle, I've always thought it feels unusually detached from the Y2K period regardless, especially during the second half. Chronologically, May 1, 2003 is the start of the mid-2000s. You already had 50 Cent, the Iraq War, and the third generation of Pokémon games in early 2003. Once things like Arrested Development, The O.C., crunk rap, Teen Titans, Call of Duty, and Dave Chappelle broke ground for popular culture, I'd say at the very least we were in a pretty different place than we were in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just because something came out in 2003 does not automatically make it early 2000s.

Well... just because chronologically starts doesn't mean culturally. Sure you had 50, Iraq War in early 03. But that doesn't make early 03 mid 00s.
2003 may have not been quintessential early 00s. The second half of 2003 was a bit different from the first half due to the things you mentioned. But it was still more early than mid imo. I guess 2003 is half early/half mid. ;)

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/08/16 at 11:51 pm

I guess since pirates was released on DVD later the year I guess it could be associated with the mid 00s.
But... it's still an early 00s film tho. ;)

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:51 pm


I definitely consider it mid-2000s. It was the first film in a franchise whose commercial success extended to the end of the mid-2000s (Dead Man's Chest had one of the biggest opening weekends of any movie in history). Jack Sparrow became one of the most quoted and imitated movie characters during the few years after 2003. Disneyland and Disney World modified the original ride to include Jack Sparrow in preparation for Dead Man's Chest.

People here really categorize 2003 more with the early 2000s than they should. While overall it's culturally more tied to the beginning of the decade than the middle, I've always thought it feels unusually detached from the Y2K period regardless, especially during the second half. Chronologically, May 1, 2003 is the start of the mid-2000s. You already had 50 Cent, the Iraq War, and the third generation of Pokémon games in early 2003. Once things like Arrested Development, The O.C., crunk rap, Teen Titans, Call of Duty, and Dave Chappelle broke ground for popular culture, I'd say at the very least we were in a pretty different place than we were in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just because something came out in 2003 does not automatically make it early 2000s.

The second half of 2003 is the mid 00s. We should really use the numerical approach when discussing sections of decades so people don't get confused. So yes, 2003 is part of the mid 00s plain and simple. I don't want this thread to turn into a cultural debate on when the mid 00s started, so let's use the numerical time. And yeah I agree, Pirates of Caribbean is a mid 00s movie. Many things from 2003 are mid 00s.

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/08/16 at 11:52 pm


Mid 00s were an awkward transitional period... And It lacked an identity compared to the early and late 00s BIG TIME.


If anything, the early 2000s are the sub-era of the 2000s with the least coherent identity, aside from post-9/11 patriotism. A lot like the early 80s, most of the dominant trends from the early 2000s were already significant during the previous sub-era, but just hadn't peaked yet. Shuffle-beat rap (think Neptunes), pop punk, long straight hair, Abercrombie & Fitch, AIM, and Everybody Loves Raymond were all very popular in the late 90s and very beginning of the new millennium. Aside from a few kid shows like Lizzie McGuire and Yu-Gi-Oh!, there were hardly any television series that were distinctly early 2000s; instead, it was either just a combination of late-run shows from the 90s like Friends and Frasier, or newer shows that remained very popular in the mid-2000s or later such as Survivor and Malcolm in the Middle. Despite the decline of Y2K-era teen pop, music otherwise hardly evolved at all aside from indie albums like Radiohead's Kid A and The Strokes' Is This It. As much as I thought 2001 felt like a huge shift back when I was a kid, that doesn't mean the early 2000s were truly distinct as a whole in retrospect. Jordan is totally right when he calls 1998 and 1999 part of the same overall era as 2000-2002.


Yeah, just because chronologically starts doesn't mean culturally. Sure you had 50, Iraq Wa in early 03. But that doesn't make early 03 mid 00s.
2003 may have not been quintessential early 00s. The second half of 2003 was a bit different from the first half. But it was still more early than mid imo. I guess 2003 is half early/half mid. ;)


I can definitely go with that, what I mainly disagree with is saying 2003 was purely early 2000s when it produced so many of the foundations that were more relevant to the later years of the decade. You can just say it's a case of the overlap effect, like the fact that the following were both essentially early 90s songs (in fact, the latter is slightly newer than the former):

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C9AD1oyE30

I still think the first Pirates movie is definitely mid-2000s though, especially since it came out after the chronological mid-2000s had already begun. People were not raving about the movie anytime during 2000-early 2003, but they were during 2004-2006.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:54 pm

There was Finding Nemo as well! Very nice mid 00s movie.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:55 pm


Here are some more things that really carved an identity for the mid-2000s!

https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/ruby-sapphire.jpg
https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/firered-leafgreen.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/PokemonEmeraldBox.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41X3B28XR7L.jpg

http://pics.filmaffinity.com/veronica_mars_tv_series-976852766-large.jpg

http://static.peabodyawards.com/user_images/085f76c.jpg

http://img.lum.dolimg.com/v1/images/open-uri20150422-12561-nie8b7_49ceb417.jpeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

http://65.media.tumblr.com/a82bb26eda8677e159cc88137fb99ee1/tumblr_inline_mt6fbnpns71r08kpd.png

https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/ipod/ipodclassic/mini_2gen.png

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg636/Val_hide/Lindsay-Lohan-Mean-Girls-Premiere-2004.jpg

http://www.kamhiworld.com/images/wallpaper_napoleondance2.jpg

Thanks for the nostalgia!  :D The Mid 2000s ruled!

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/09/16 at 12:00 am


There was Finding Nemo as well! Very nice mid 00s movie.

It's technically early 00s film since it came out in spring of 03.... ::)
But to each his own I guess! :)

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 12:01 am


My morning shows were The Magic School Bus, Billy The Cat and Power Rangers :D



I used to love watching Dragon Tales preschool until 1st grade! :D



I watched Dragon Tales a lot throughout preschool and pre-K (1999-2001).



That theme song still kicks ass!  8)

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

To go real old school, I used to watch this show in the mornings on PBS before going to school as a kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p8ZnJ7x-6Y


Oh yeah! These were my shows as well other than the main 3 kid channels


Here are some more things that really carved an identity for the mid-2000s!

https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/ruby-sapphire.jpg
https://img.pokemondb.net/images/boxes/firered-leafgreen.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/PokemonEmeraldBox.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41X3B28XR7L.jpg

http://pics.filmaffinity.com/veronica_mars_tv_series-976852766-large.jpg

http://static.peabodyawards.com/user_images/085f76c.jpg

http://img.lum.dolimg.com/v1/images/open-uri20150422-12561-nie8b7_49ceb417.jpeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

http://65.media.tumblr.com/a82bb26eda8677e159cc88137fb99ee1/tumblr_inline_mt6fbnpns71r08kpd.png

https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/ipod/ipodclassic/mini_2gen.png

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg636/Val_hide/Lindsay-Lohan-Mean-Girls-Premiere-2004.jpg

http://www.kamhiworld.com/images/wallpaper_napoleondance2.jpg
Oh yeah, there was definitely an identity for the mid 00s, but some people may have forgotten about it due to part of it being associated with the other two eras.


I definitely consider it mid-2000s. It was the first film in a franchise whose commercial success extended to the end of the mid-2000s (Dead Man's Chest had one of the biggest opening weekends of any movie in history). Jack Sparrow became one of the most quoted and imitated movie characters during the few years after 2003. Disneyland and Disney World modified the original ride to include Jack Sparrow in preparation for Dead Man's Chest.

People here really categorize 2003 more with the early 2000s than they should. While overall it's culturally more tied to the beginning of the decade than the middle, I've always thought it feels unusually detached from the Y2K period regardless, especially during the second half. Chronologically, May 1, 2003 is the start of the mid-2000s. You already had 50 Cent, the Iraq War, and the third generation of Pokémon games in early 2003. Once things like Arrested Development, The O.C., crunk rap, Teen Titans, Call of Duty, and Dave Chappelle broke ground for popular culture, I'd say at the very least we were in a pretty different place than we were in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just because something came out in 2003 does not automatically make it early 2000s.
I agree! This is true, but CoD was not huge until the MW series began.

As for the year itself, I would put it more as its own. Sure, 2003 had ties with 2004 and after, but it also had ties with 2002 and before as well.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:01 am


It's technically early 00s film since it came out in spring of 03.... ::)
But to each his own I guess! :)

Yeah technically but it got popular later on during summer and when it got released on DVD. But yeah you're right in terms of the release date.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:03 am



As for the year itself, I would put it more as its own. Sure, 2003 had ties with 2004 and after, but it also had ties with 2002 and before as well.

Yeah that's kind of how I feel about 2013. A very unique year.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/09/16 at 12:04 am


The second half of 2003 is the mid 00s. We should really use the numerical approach when discussing sections of decades so people don't get confused. So yes, 2003 is part of the mid 00s plain and simple. I don't want this thread to turn into a cultural debate on when the mid 00s started, so let's use the numerical time. And yeah I agree, Pirates of Caribbean is a mid 00s movie. Many things from 2003 are mid 00s.

I never go by numerically, that's kinda ridiculous.... I go by when the culture changed.
Summer of 2003 for example still felt early rather than mid, imo.  You are correct though, a couple things from 2003 are mid, well mostly the tv shows.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:05 am


Just because I believe Mid 2000's culture is not as identifiable as Early & Late 2000's culture, doesn't mean that I believe the Mid 2000's had no culture at all. Did I ever mention that? No, I did not. I am entitled to my opinion, just like everyone else is.

Yeah I can agree early 2000s and late 2000s had more of an identity. I think the mid 00s gets overlooked because of them despite still having a strong identity.

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/09/16 at 12:07 am


The second half of 2003 is the mid 00s. We should really use the numerical approach when discussing sections of decades so people don't get confused. So yes, 2003 is part of the mid 00s plain and simple. I don't want this thread to turn into a cultural debate on when the mid 00s started, so let's use the numerical time. And yeah I agree, Pirates of Caribbean is a mid 00s movie. Many things from 2003 are mid 00s.


Yeah, as much as I still find it fun to outline different cultural eras, I've really come to realize how much the little, isolated era holdovers/previews shouldn't be distorting my factual definitions of a period. It's definitely easiest to use the factual starting and ending points as a primary guide when categorizing things.

I am still willing to be slightly fluid, depending on the situation. I strongly prefer to call Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster an early 2010s record, even though it technically came out in late 2009, because not only is it such a drastic contrast from typical 2000s music (even late 2000s), it was also still vey popular throughout the year 2010, during which "Telephone" and "Alejandro" were hit singles (I bought the album in 2010, after all). On the flip side, while Donkey Kong Country 3 came out during the chronological late 90s (November, 1996), it's much easier to just call it a mid-90s video game because it's the final installment of a trilogy with games from 1994 and 1995, not to mention it was one of the last Super Nintendo games to sell over a million cartridges, as the fifth generation of gaming was already launching into full gear at the time. Both of these examples, however, are rare exceptions to the general rule.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:07 am


I never go by numerically, that's kinda ridiculous.... I go by when the culture changed.
Summer of 2003 for example still felt early rather than mid, imo.  You are correct though, a couple things from 2003 are mid, well mostly the tv shows.

You shouldn't because everyone has different views and not everyone agrees and some people live in different countries too. That's why we should stick to the  numerical time when discussing this to avoid these kinds of debates. But if you want to I can't stop you lol.  ;D

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/09/16 at 12:07 am


It's technically early 00s film since it came out in spring of 03.... ::)
But to each his own I guess! :)


Actually, it's just barely mid-2000s because it came out in May 2003, the first month of the chronological mid-2000s.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/09/16 at 12:08 am


Yeah technically but it got popular later on during summer and when it got released on DVD. But yeah you're right in terms of the release date.

To be fair... I was using a lot of biased thoughts on that post! ;D ;)
Cause when I think of mid 00s Pixar I think Incedibles and Cars. :)  When I think Early 00s Pixar; Monsters Inc and Nemo. and I like to associate Toy Story 2 with the VERY early 00s since it came out near the end of 1999.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 12:10 am


Yeah that's kind of how I feel about 2013. A very unique year.
Same here man! That year was tight! :D


Actually, it's just barely mid-2000s because it came out in May 2003, the first month of the chronological mid-2000s.
It's still early 00s if we divide the decade in half. By that formula, there would be no middle.

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/09/16 at 12:12 am


Actually, it's just barely mid-2000s because it came out in May 2003, the first month of the chronological mid-2000s.

Like I said an earlier post. I was VERY biased on my last post. ::) ::) ::)
I was mostly using my life experiences to factor on if the movie was early or mid or not. ;D Main reason I always saw Nemo as early was because that was right before I moved from downtown St Louis to Florissant. MO. ;)


Kinda like Toy Story 2; even though it's technically a late 90s film. I always associated it with the Very early 00s(2000-summer 2001) since that's when I watched it the most on VHS.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:16 am



It's still early 00s if we divide the decade in half. By that formula, there would be no middle.

Yeah but most of us divide decades by thirds.  ;D

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

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/09/16 at 12:16 am


Actually, it's just barely mid-2000s because it came out in May 2003, the first month of the chronological mid-2000s.

Kinda like how Toy Story 2 is barely late 90s. Despite being released in late 99, I've always associated the movie with the VERY early 00s since that's when most people saw it.

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

Written By: #Infinity on 08/09/16 at 12:17 am


You shouldn't because everyone has different views and not everyone agrees and some people live in different countries too. That's why we should stick to the  numerical time when discussing this to avoid these kinds of debates. But if you want to I can't stop you lol.  ;D


It's fun to describe things purely by eras, but if you're specifically integrating early/mid/late terminology into the argument, you shouldn't be taking it too seriously.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 12:23 am


Yeah but most of us divide decades by thirds.  ;D
I know ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Decades into thirds is not difficult, but its better to have halves. I mean honestly, even 2004 had a few ties to 2002 despite it being closer to 2005.


It's fun to describe things purely by eras, but if you're specifically integrating early/mid/late terminology into the argument, you shouldn't be taking it too seriously.
Agree with the bold!

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

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 12:34 am

Here's a little bit more nostalgia for the mid 2000s!


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

Written By: Howard on 08/09/16 at 2:33 pm


My morning shows were The Magic School Bus, Billy The Cat and Power Rangers :D



mine were Sesame Street, Electric Company and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

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

Written By: Howard on 08/09/16 at 2:37 pm


Reading Rainbow and Levar FTW!!! :D :D :D
Although I watched it either when I was sick or during summer times on the afternoon, not mornings. ::)


I watched it a lot in 1983. :)

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

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 11/18/16 at 8:09 am

I didn't really delve into this in my original post, but I think it depends solely on someone's own viewpoint, how they were raised and what they experienced. Personally, I feel as though my childhood was experienced during a bit of a crappy time period. I have vivid memories of 2003, however I was too young to have properly experienced most of the Early 2000s. Generally speaking, I can identify myself with 2003, but not the Early 2000's as a whole. My childhood was at it's absolute peak in 2006/2007, which was during a transition between the Mid 2000s and the Late 2000s. As a result, I feel as though I can't solely identify with one certain part of the decade. I can relate with the Mid 2000s and Late 2000s, but not on a complete basis. To complicate matters, because I have vague memories of 2001, constant memories of 2002 and vivid memories of 2003, I can even feel nostalgic and relate with a fair few things from the Early 2000s as well.

Despite this, I did have a good childhood and I do have a lot of very good memories from those years. I just wish that I was able to identify with one era in particular, not half-and-half. :P Anyhow, I do believe, however, that the 2000s overall would be better experienced as a child.

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

Written By: 2001 on 11/18/16 at 12:03 pm

Since WHEN did Paris Hilton have her own music video? I'm afraid to click in fear of falling gravely ill, but this is seriously the first I'm hearing of this. I am disgusted.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/18/16 at 12:16 pm


Despite this, I did have a good childhood and I do have a lot of very good memories from those years. I just wish that I was able to identify with one era in particular, not half-and-half. :P Anyhow, I do believe, however, that the 2000s overall would be better experienced as a child.


For any era in the 2000s, it would've been better experienced as a child. I'm not sure about the late 2000s, since it was when YouTube started to get mainstream throughout the world.

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

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 11/18/16 at 12:38 pm

I loved it as a kid, I remember parts of the early 2000s and remember 2003 like Hazel said, and since I grew up with late 90s and early 00s things, I like some of it. Mid 2000s and Late 2000s are what I get much more nostalgic for though, especially mid 2000s, I was age 1 close to the beginning of 2000 and almost 11 at the end of 2009, so it was all of my childhood in there, no teen years.

Video games, movies, and music imo were all great throughout the decade. My personal life was great as well. I watched a lot of tv, but surprisingly, I don't get nostalgic for any tv shows such as Drake & Josh. Although, I'd conclude that it'd be best to be a child during the 2000s decade. :)

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

Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 2:27 pm


For any era in the 2000s, it would've been better experienced as a child. I'm not sure about the late 2000s, since it was when YouTube started to get mainstream throughout the world.

YouTube started to get mainstream in the mid 2000s. By the late 2000s is was already mainstream. Pretty much everyone has heard of it by summer 2006.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 11/18/16 at 2:44 pm


YouTube started to get mainstream in the mid 2000s. By the late 2000s is was already mainstream. Pretty much everyone has heard of it by summer 2006.


Youtube was founded in early 2005 but it wasn't launched officially until late 2005, so throughout 2006 especially that summer it was a fast growing site and it became very popular. Youtube didn't become fully mainstream until the late 2000's or technically the very end of the mid 2000's (if you start it at September 2006). Then by the end of 2006 Google purchased it and the rest was history. I still think it's up to anyone whether they think 2006 or 2007 was the year everybody knew about Youtube, but I'm leaning toward the 2006-07 season when Youtube became fully known by everybody. I remember one of the first things I'd ever do on Youtube in 2007 is look up video game tutorials and tips/tricks.

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

Written By: bchris02 on 11/18/16 at 2:45 pm


YouTube started to get mainstream in the mid 2000s. By the late 2000s is was already mainstream. Pretty much everyone has heard of it by summer 2006.


One thing I really miss about social media in the mid 2000s is it was pretty much a teen and young adult world.  It lost a lot of it's coolness when parents started getting on it around 2008.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 2:49 pm


Youtube was founded in early 2005 but it wasn't launched officially until late 2005, so throughout 2006 especially that summer it was a fast growing site and it became very popular. Youtube didn't become fully mainstream until the late 2000's or technically the very end of the mid 2000's (if you start it at September 2006). Then by the end of 2006 Google purchased it and the rest was history. I still think it's up to anyone whether they think 2006 or 2007 was the year everybody knew about Youtube, but I'm leaning toward the 2006-07 season when Youtube became fully known by everybody. I remember one of the first things I'd ever do on Youtube in 2007 is look up video game tutorials and tips/tricks.

Definitely 2006. It was the world's largest video sharing site by that time. I discovered it around spring 2006 from two of my classmates using it during our computer lab class (this was in grade 5). Most people were already using it that time for fun/funny videos. Maybe older people didn't hear about it in early 2006, but definitely teens and older kids heard about it maybe even as early as 2005.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 2:50 pm


One thing I really miss about social media in the mid 2000s is it was pretty much a teen and young adult world.  It lost a lot of it's coolness when parents started getting on it around 2008.

Yeah I agree. It was way more fun to use back then.

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

Written By: bchris02 on 11/18/16 at 2:54 pm


Yeah I agree. It was way more fun to use back then.


Agreed.  What was a venue of self-expression became of tool for helicopter parenting. 

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

Written By: Howard on 11/18/16 at 3:26 pm


Since WHEN did Paris Hilton have her own music video? I'm afraid to click in fear of falling gravely ill, but this is seriously the first I'm hearing of this. I am disgusted.


I never knew she sang.

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Written By: Howard on 11/18/16 at 3:27 pm


One thing I really miss about social media in the mid 2000s is it was pretty much a teen and young adult world.  It lost a lot of it's coolness when parents started getting on it around 2008.


Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 4:20 pm


I never knew she sang.

She had two music videos.

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

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/18/16 at 5:19 pm


YouTube started to get mainstream in the mid 2000s. By the late 2000s is was already mainstream. Pretty much everyone has heard of it by summer 2006.


I'm not sure if most people (even in the United States) had heard of YouTube in 2006. Maybe in late 2006, but not as much as it was popular in 2007.


Youtube was founded in early 2005 but it wasn't launched officially until late 2005, so throughout 2006 especially that summer it was a fast growing site and it became very popular. Youtube didn't become fully mainstream until the late 2000's or technically the very end of the mid 2000's (if you start it at September 2006). Then by the end of 2006 Google purchased it and the rest was history. I still think it's up to anyone whether they think 2006 or 2007 was the year everybody knew about Youtube, but I'm leaning toward the 2006-07 season when Youtube became fully known by everybody. I remember one of the first things I'd ever do on Youtube in 2007 is look up video game tutorials and tips/tricks.


Technically, I did discover YouTube during the 2006-07 season, since it was around the summer of 2007. But it was distinct towards 2006, as I used the Internet for different stuff at the time.

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Written By: mqg96 on 11/18/16 at 5:22 pm


Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Facebook didn't become fully popular by most people until 2008 or 2009. I know for a fact Twitter & Instagram became popular in 2012.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 5:24 pm


I'm not sure if most people (even in the United States) had heard of YouTube in 2006. Maybe in late 2006, but not as much as it was popular in 2007.


Actually, yes most people did hear about YouTube, everywhere, in 2006. It was the world's biggest video site. Anyone who watched videos online knew about it. It was very popular already in 2006. You have a lot of people even on this forum who started using YouTube in 2006. Most of my favourite YouTubers opened their accounts in 2006.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 5:25 pm


Facebook didn't become fully popular by most people until 2008 or 2009. I know for a fact Twitter & Instagram became popular in 2012.

Twitter became popular almost the same time as Facebook. I first heard of Twitter in 2009. Instagram on the other hand was around 2013. Twitter was super popular wayyy before 2012...

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Written By: mqg96 on 11/18/16 at 6:08 pm


Twitter became popular almost the same time as Facebook. I first heard of Twitter in 2009. Instagram on the other hand was around 2013. Twitter was super popular wayyy before 2012...


I'm talking about when it become fully mainstream and popular by everybody. Twitter didn't start becoming fully mainstream until 2012, yes the website was around throughout the late 2000's but wasn't as popular as Facebook or even Myspace (back then) yet. Same goes for Instagram too. Because when you keep up with celebrities, music artists, politicians, news reporters, the sports world around the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc. When did you start seeing their tweets be put out mainstream on social media and on TV 24/7? When you see commercials on TV, you'll see Twitter advertised on every company and brand nowadays. 2012 is when you started seeing that 100%. Before then it was just Facebook being advertised every where as the mainstream. When you watch ESPN or E! news, you'll see debates and opinions being discussed about people's tweets and nowadays tweets always go viral now. Back in 2010 there weren't tweets always going viral every second.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/18/16 at 6:16 pm


Actually, yes most people did hear about YouTube, everywhere, in 2006. It was the world's biggest video site. Anyone who watched videos online knew about it. It was very popular already in 2006. You have a lot of people even on this forum who started using YouTube in 2006. Most of my favourite YouTubers opened their accounts in 2006.


Some famous YouTubers like Smosh joined the site before 2006, and they were still popular by then. Although, getting a million views (especially on their old Pokemon video) is nothing compared to getting over 6 billion total video views.

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

Written By: d90 on 11/18/16 at 7:26 pm


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.

The most interesting thing technology wise  to me about 2000-2003 was there was more variety than there is now. We still had analog VHS tapes being sold and digital dvds starting to get popular,  new 8 bit/ 16 /32 bit style games being sold for the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance,  a nice mix of new cgi animated films like Shrek, Ice Age and Finding Nemo and traditionally animated films like Lilo and Stitch, The Road to El Dorado and The Emperors New Groove. Where as now Movies are sold only on Digital media, there are barely any new 8 bit/ 16 bit/32 bit games being made and the animated movies made today in North America anyway are pretty much all Cgi and barely anything that is hand drawn.

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Written By: nintieskid999 on 11/18/16 at 9:34 pm


I'm talking about when it become fully mainstream and popular by everybody. Twitter didn't start becoming fully mainstream until 2012, yes the website was around throughout the late 2000's but wasn't as popular as Facebook or even Myspace (back then) yet. Same goes for Instagram too. Because when you keep up with celebrities, music artists, politicians, news reporters, the sports world around the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc. When did you start seeing their tweets be put out mainstream on social media and on TV 24/7? When you see commercials on TV, you'll see Twitter advertised on every company and brand nowadays. 2012 is when you started seeing that 100%. Before then it was just Facebook being advertised every where as the mainstream. When you watch ESPN or E! news, you'll see debates and opinions being discussed about people's tweets and nowadays tweets always go viral now. Back in 2010 there weren't tweets always going viral every second.


Twitter was popular in 09. The only difference was that it was considered more trivial back then. Just a place for celebrities to post random notes about their life. It wasn't as politically charged

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

Written By: mqg96 on 11/18/16 at 9:51 pm


Twitter was popular in 09. The only difference was that it was considered more trivial back then. Just a place for celebrities to post random notes about their life. It wasn't as politically charged


Exactly. Twitter may have been popular in 2009, but it wasn't as popular as Facebook yet. I'd still mark 2012 as the year Twitter officially became a cultural icon of our lives to the point where everybody had to have a Twitter. Like everybody had to have a Facebook by 2008 or 2009 instead of Myspace.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/16 at 11:14 pm


Exactly. Twitter may have been popular in 2009, but it wasn't as popular as Facebook yet. I'd still mark 2012 as the year Twitter officially became a cultural icon of our lives to the point where everybody had to have a Twitter. Like everybody had to have a Facebook by 2008 or 2009 instead of Myspace.

I would say it was much earlier than 2012. Not sure the exact year but Twitter was huge even before 2012.

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

Written By: Howard on 11/19/16 at 7:23 am


I'm not sure if most people (even in the United States) had heard of YouTube in 2006. Maybe in late 2006, but not as much as it was popular in 2007.

Technically, I did discover YouTube during the 2006-07 season, since it was around the summer of 2007. But it was distinct towards 2006, as I used the Internet for different stuff at the time.


I discovered YouTube in 2005.

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Written By: 2001 on 11/19/16 at 12:06 pm


I discovered YouTube in 2005.


Same.

Made my Twitter account in December 2008.

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

Written By: Howard on 11/19/16 at 5:33 pm


Same.

Made my Twitter account in December 2008.



I started creating a music folder of music videos.

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