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Subject: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 08/31/16 at 9:27 am

It's September 1st here in Australia, so I thought I'd create a thread commemorating the chronological start of the late '10s. :D

What type of culture do you hope to see as we move into the final third of the decade?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 9:47 am

It's still August 31st in the United States.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: TheKid99 on 08/31/16 at 10:20 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!  8) :D :D

Cant wait!  ;D :) ;)

World may be going downhill but my life sure aint.

Welcome to a new era folks!

(Of course, New era starting in T-minus 12 hours :P)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 10:24 am


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!  8) :D :D

Cant wait!  ;D :) ;)

World may be going downhill but my life sure aint.

Welcome to a new era folks!

(Of course, New era starting in T-minus 12 hours :P)


Well to be fair with OP, it does seem like the mid 2010s is starting to fall down from its relevance.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 08/31/16 at 11:32 am

The era of lying crooked Hillary prostituting the presidency by giving the banks and the gays everything they want, and signing the TPP. It will be amazing!!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/16 at 11:34 am


The era of lying crooked Hillary prostituting the presidency by giving the banks and the gays everything they want, and signing the TPP. It will be amazing!!


Instead of girls gone wild, it will be gays gone wild!  :D  :D  :D :D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/16 at 11:35 am

Is it going to be like the late 80's?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 11:36 am


Is it going to be like the late 80's?


I don't think so. It doesn't have the same technology that we use nowadays.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/16 at 11:37 am


I don't think so. It doesn't have the same technology that we use nowadays.


Maybe it'll be very volatile and crazy, like the late 60's.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 11:40 am


Maybe it'll be very volatile and crazy, like the late 60's.


It doesn't seem similar as the late 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/16 at 11:44 am


It doesn't seem similar as the late 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.


It'll be its own man, or woman.  :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 08/31/16 at 11:45 am


Instead of girls gone wild, it will be gays gone wild!  :D  :D  :D :D


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Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 11:45 am


It'll be its own man, or woman.  :)


Pretty much any decade is like its man or woman.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/31/16 at 12:03 pm

Hell yeah! Now I'll be seeing you all in January 1st, 2020. Gonna need to start recording the pop cultural moments as we move through the 2020s. It'll be like one huge encyclopedia on 2020-2029.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 08/31/16 at 2:55 pm


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!  8) :D :D

Cant wait!  ;D :) ;)

World may be going downhill but my life sure aint.

Welcome to a new era folks!

(Of course, New era starting in T-minus 12 hours :P)


8 hours, 5 minutes.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 08/31/16 at 2:56 pm


Instead of girls gone wild, it will be gays gone wild!  :D  :D  :D :D


;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 08/31/16 at 4:19 pm


It's still August 31st in the United States.

Well hello from the future then!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/16 at 4:20 pm


Well hello from the future then!


I think it works like that in your country because of different time zones.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/16 at 5:12 pm

Let's get 2/3 of a cake, and celebrate.

http://www.manageyourcellar.com/winecellar/winecellar/assets/images/labels/gateauvinblanc.jpg

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 08/31/16 at 5:14 pm

So how is the late 2010s so far Fearsword?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 08/31/16 at 7:37 pm


So how is the late 2010s so far Fearsword?

Well for starters the world didn't end as I wrote this post. It's been pretty normal. Personally, I've just been working delivering packages around my local area today. I did hear a few new songs on the radio that I couldn't ID.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: TheKid99 on 08/31/16 at 11:01 pm

HAPPY 2010S EVERYBODY! :) :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/31/16 at 11:35 pm


So how is the late 2010s so far Fearsword?


For us, it is the first day of Spring. In other words, it's pretty good.  :P

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 08/31/16 at 11:51 pm


For us, it is the first day of Spring. In other words, it's pretty good.  :P

I live in Melbourne. It started off sunny, now we've just a huge downpour. Ah the joys of spring in Melbourne  ::)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/31/16 at 11:57 pm


I live in Melbourne. It started off sunny, now we've just a huge downpour. Ah the joys of spring in Melbourne  ::)


It always amazes me how Melbourne can literally have four seasons in one day, regardless of the time of year. Personally, I have traveled down to Melbourne on numerous occasions in the past. It's a nice city. :)

Not sure if you are familiar with the region, but I live in the Illawarra. It is on the South Coast of NSW.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: bchris02 on 08/31/16 at 11:58 pm

I'm missing the late 2000s.  Not ready to start talking about the late '10s yet.  If things continue on their current course in my life, they will be another awful time.  Then again, in 2007 things seemed pretty bleak for me but 2008 and 2009 ended up being two of the best years of my life.  I was reminiscing 2008 and 2009 tonight so hard that I was actually in physical pain.  Those times were so much simpler, happier, and more full of hope than today.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/01/16 at 12:02 am

It's the late 2010's officially in my timezone now!  :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/01/16 at 12:03 am


It's the late 2010's officially in my timezone now!  :)


Same here! :D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/01/16 at 12:39 am


Same here! :D


It's only two more months until the election in the US.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/01/16 at 12:45 am


It's only two more months until the election in the US.


Yeah, I just wish it would be over already, I don't like all this political drama.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/01/16 at 1:57 am


It always amazes me how Melbourne can literally have four seasons in one day, regardless of the time of year. Personally, I have traveled down to Melbourne on numerous occasions in the past. It's a nice city. :)

Well it does feel awesome living in the worlds most liveable city.



Not sure if you are familiar with the region, but I live in the Illawarra. It is on the South Coast of NSW.


I've been through there on my way to Sydney. It's quite a beautiful area.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/01/16 at 8:26 am

It's September 1st in New York, so I could finally say that we're in the late 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/01/16 at 12:41 pm


For us, it is the first day of Spring. In other words, it's pretty good.  :P


Oh no, our winter is coming. Why did you have to remind me  :\'( At least the weather today has been amazing. This late 2010s global warming 10/10

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/01/16 at 2:53 pm


HAPPY 2010S EVERYBODY! :) :)


another 4 more years till 2020.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/01/16 at 2:54 pm


It's only two more months until the election in the US.


and another 4 more months till the end of 2016. :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/01/16 at 7:30 pm

I miss the mid 2010s so much. I have such fond memories from the time and I wish I can go back. So much nostalgia! I want to get a time machine and go back 1 day earlier. Yesterday felt so long ago!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 09/01/16 at 9:05 pm


I miss the mid 2010s so much. I have such fond memories from the time and I wish I can go back. So much nostalgia! I want to get a time machine and go back 1 day earlier. Yesterday felt so long ago!  ::)  ;D


Sounds like your posts in a nutshell  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/01/16 at 9:25 pm


I miss the mid 2010s so much. I have such fond memories from the time and I wish I can go back. So much nostalgia! I want to get a time machine and go back 1 day earlier. Yesterday felt so long ago!  ::)  ;D


Bro, wait until 2017. Then you'll miss the mid 2010s even more. lol

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: JordanK1982 on 09/01/16 at 9:30 pm

Crazy how time flies!!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/01/16 at 11:18 pm


Sounds like your posts in a nutshell  ;D

My posts? Dude, I'm one of the only people on here who doesn't miss the early 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/02/16 at 7:46 am


Crazy how time flies!!


I think this whole year almost flew by quickly.  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 09/02/16 at 7:55 am


My posts? Dude, I'm one of the only people on here who doesn't miss the early 2010s.


Yes your posts, because you said mid 2010's in that comment (yeah I know you were exaggerating) just like I've heard all the stories about you missing the late 2000's!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/02/16 at 8:12 am


I miss the mid 2010s so much. I have such fond memories from the time and I wish I can go back. So much nostalgia! I want to get a time machine and go back 1 day earlier. Yesterday felt so long ago!  ::)  ;D

Lol

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 9:17 am


Yes your posts, because you said mid 2010's in that comment (yeah I know you were exaggerating) just like I've heard all the stories about you missing the late 2000's!

I was being sarcastic/joking, not exaggerating. Yes, many people on here miss the late 2000s, not just me. Any 21 year old would miss their late childhood/early teen years. It was a more innocent time in my life.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 09/02/16 at 4:06 pm


I was being sarcastic/joking, not exaggerating. Yes, many people on here miss the late 2000s, not just me. Any 21 year old would miss their late childhood/early teen years. It was a more innocent time in my life.


Not all 21 year old's liked middle school. I'm 20, and I'm definitely not nostalgic for my late childhood/early teens unless you count 2007 when I was 11. The only time I felt innocent in my life was from the time I was born up to 10 years old. 2007 was my favorite year of the late 2000's and the only one I liked because I loved it for my personal life and the pop culture was pretty good. I thought 2008 was decent pop culturally but it was my least favorite year of the 2000's for my personal life because of middle school and the summer being boring as hell for me due to the house getting all redone. 2009 was a little bit better for my personal life due to that fun summer, but pop culturally 2009 was one of the worst of the 2000's (a lot of huge celebrity deaths that year and TV was very weak IMO), but the music throughout year was good IMO. 2010 is when things got a lot better for me, because 8th grade was the only good year of middle school for me and starting high school/making new friends was a huge part of my life.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 4:50 pm


Not all 21 year old's liked middle school. I'm 20, and I'm definitely not nostalgic for my late childhood/early teens unless you count 2007 when I was 11. The only time I felt innocent in my life was from the time I was born up to 10 years old. 2007 was my favorite year of the late 2000's and the only one I liked because I loved it for my personal life and the pop culture was pretty good. I thought 2008 was decent pop culturally but it was my least favorite year of the 2000's for my personal life because of middle school and the summer being boring as hell for me due to the house getting all redone. 2009 was a little bit better for my personal life due to that fun summer, but pop culturally 2009 was one of the worst of the 2000's (a lot of huge celebrity deaths that year and TV was very weak IMO), but the music throughout year was good IMO. 2010 is when things got a lot better for me, because 8th grade was the only good year of middle school for me and starting high school/making new friends was a huge part of my life.

Most people like a time when they were younger, whether they were in middle school or not. When one is 12 years old, it is natural to feel nostalgic and most people my age do... You were still a kid for crying out loud. Almost everyone on this forum misses the late 2000s and many miss the early 2010s (which I don't) so why are you singling me out specifically? You don't miss it, good for you. But most people my age do.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 4:52 pm

Middle School? Other then meeting some good friends everything else sucked. Elementary school is the best time. Well up to around 4th grade anyways.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 5:04 pm

Okay mq96, even if I'm the only one in the entire world who misses the late 2000s, What's wrong with that? That's my opinion and my personal experience in missing a carefree time in my life when things were going better for me. I don't know why that's a crime and why I deserve to be called out on that... It was quite a while ago, 9 - 7 years ago and things have changed a lot. There's nothing wrong with me personally missing the late 2000s so I don't know what the problem is to be honest....

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 5:16 pm


Okay mq96, even if I'm the only one in the entire world who misses the late 2000s, What's wrong with that?


Aren't you forgetting that I also miss the late 2000s as well? Especially with how much I loved golden age YouTube at the time?


That's my opinion and my personal experience in missing a carefree time in my life when things were going better for me. I don't know why that's a crime and why I deserve to be called out on that... It was quite a while ago, 9 - 7 years ago and things have changed a lot.


It is indeed okay that you might consider the late 2000s as opinionated towards you, but people have other views on the era. For instance, the global recession that happened around 2008 tend to have people think it was pretty bad. Especially when people wanted another president to boot off George W. Bush at the time. While I don't really think the late 2000s was horrendous in any way, it's not really as good as the early/mid 2000s. TV was really great at the time. Along with video games, the availability of VHS tapes, the classic websites that went popular before YT, and many others. While the late 2000s were really cool, I could favor the earlier years more. Especially 2004 and 2005.


There's nothing wrong with me personally missing the late 2000s so I don't know what the problem is to be honest....


Marquis (or mqg96 as you would put it), didn't really seem to enjoy middle school that much, since he went there during the late 2000s. That, and a lot of emotional stuff happened with him. I could relate, since I really don't like my middle school years a lot. Although, 6th and 7th grade for me weren't horrendous.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 5:55 pm


Middle School? Other then meeting some good friends everything else sucked. Elementary school is the best time. Well up to around 4th grade anyways.


I thought you were in middle school in the early 2000s! What happened?  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 5:58 pm


I thought you were in middle school in the early 2000s! What happened?  ;D


I like the early 2000s, but I've also mentioned in other posts about how I hated middle school. In my NONE middle school moments the early 2000s was like this crazy xtreme adventure, but IN middle school everything was a disaster. Makes me wonder what it would've been like if I was in elementary school in the early 2000s.


Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 6:03 pm


I like the early 2000s, but I've also mentioned in other posts about how I hated middle school. In my NONE middle school moments the early 2000s was like this crazy xtreme adventure, but IN middle school everything was a disaster. Makes me wonder what it would've been like if I was in elementary school in the early 2000s.


Oh, that makes more sense.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 6:07 pm


Oh, that makes more sense.


Makes me wonder what middle school for the kids in the late 2010s is now like. Remember that the school year is the late part of one year and the early part of the next. Meaning that kids would've started middle school recently. Wonder what the preteens of today think of middle school and what they're interested in.

PS. If I'm still on this forum by 2020 I'm gonna make a research thread that records all the pop cultural trends as we move from 2020 to 2029. It'll be awesome. Then by 2030/2040 when we look back on it we'll be shocked on how much as changed. It'll also be cool for anyone who'd want some info on the 2020s for historical reasons.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 6:24 pm


Makes me wonder what middle school for the kids in the late 2010s is now like. Remember that the school year is the late part of one year and the early part of the next. Meaning that kids would've started middle school recently. Wonder what the preteens of today think of middle school and what they're interested in.

PS. If I'm still on this forum by 2020 I'm gonna make a research thread that records all the pop cultural trends as we move from 2020 to 2029. It'll be awesome. Then by 2030/2040 when we look back on it we'll be shocked on how much as changed. It'll also be cool for anyone who'd want some info on the 2020s for historical reasons.


That would be awesome. I'd contribute! Hey we can do a late 2010s version!  ;D

My little sisters are going into Grade 6 (although it's a K-8 school). School hasn't started here yet though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 09/02/16 at 6:26 pm


Most people like a time when they were younger, whether they were in middle school or not. When one is 12 years old, it is natural to feel nostalgic and most people my age do... You were still a kid for crying out loud. Almost everyone on this forum misses the late 2000s and many miss the early 2010s (which I don't) so why are you singling me out specifically? You don't miss it, good for you. But most people my age do.


LOL where in my comment was I singling you out? All I said was that not everybody 21 (or folks near our age who were in middle school around the same time) enjoyed the late 2000's. "Still a kid for crying out loud" during that time was completely irrelevant to my point. Just because I was still an innocent kid doesn't mean I liked the late 2000's. My hate for the late 2000's isn't mostly because of the pop culture, it's because of the fact that I went through a lot of changes in life. At least I should get a pass for enjoying 2007. It's really 2008 & 2009 (the center of my middle school years) that I disliked the most. Assuming that late childhood/early teens could still be considered as "kids", being a kid in elementary school vs. being a kid in middle school are not comparable. It's two completely different stages. In elementary school you're completely innocent, you're at the peak of your interest in kid cultural stuff like toys or cartoons, you don't have to worry about homework, and a lot of kids don't know about the real world yet so it's very easy to make friends in the environment. Middle school on the other hand, you start worrying about homework, kids for the first time ever are learning about the real world so it's a gigantic jump from elementary school, kids learn about a bunch of new words, jokes, and insults, being introduced to peer pressure and trying to fit in the gang, and they get picked on or made fun of if they don't do so. In fact, middle school is the peak of immaturity in kids throughout their entire K-12 years. Now I'm not saying everybody hated middle school now, some people had older siblings or grew up in a tough neighborhood with parents who taught them mature things at an early age, so they were already prepared for the real world when middle school came around. But not everybody lived in tough neighborhoods or had older siblings. Some parents were too scared to teach their kids suggestive things therefore they don't know what to expect when they enter the real world. If anyone wants to have a conversation with me about the positives the late 2000's offered, then go for it, it'll mostly be pop culture related of course, but not my personal life.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 6:43 pm


LOL where in my comment was I singling you out? All I said was that not everybody 21 (or folks near our age who were in middle school around the same time) enjoyed the late 2000's. "Still a kid for crying out loud" during that time was completely irrelevant to my point. Just because I was still an innocent kid doesn't mean I liked the late 2000's. My hate for the late 2000's isn't mostly because of the pop culture, it's because of the fact that I went through a lot of changes in life. At least I should get a pass for enjoying 2007. It's really 2008 & 2009 (the center of my middle school years) that I disliked the most. Assuming that late childhood/early teens could still be considered as "kids", being a kid in elementary school vs. being a kid in middle school are not comparable. It's two completely different stages. In elementary school you're completely innocent, you're at the peak of your interest in kid cultural stuff like toys or cartoons, you don't have to worry about homework, and a lot of kids don't know about the real world yet so it's very easy to make friends in the environment. Middle school on the other hand, you start worrying about homework, kids for the first time ever are learning about the real world so it's a gigantic jump from elementary school, kids learn about a bunch of new words, jokes, and insults, being introduced to peer pressure and trying to fit in the gang, and they get picked on or made fun of if they don't do so. In fact, middle school is the peak of immaturity in kids throughout their entire K-12 years. Now I'm not saying everybody hated middle school now, some people had older siblings or grew up in a tough neighborhood with parents who taught them mature things at an early age, so they were already prepared for the real world when middle school came around. But not everybody lived in tough neighborhoods or had older siblings. Some parents were too scared to teach their kids suggestive things therefore they don't know what to expect when they enter the real world. If anyone wants to have a conversation with me about the positives the late 2000's offered, then go for it, it'll mostly be pop culture related of course, but not my personal life.

Personally for me, grade 5 and 6 (2005 and 2006) was actually harder than middle school. That's when I got bullied, got more homework, moved to a new city, etc. So everyone's perspective is different based on their experience. Grade 7 (when I started middle school) was amazing though and it felt like things were looking up for me because I made a ton of new friends and oddly enough, the workload actually felt easier than my last two years of elementary. This is probably because my teacher in grade 5 and 6 (the same teacher) was super, super strict. But anyway I liked the feeling of growing up, taking the bus alone to school, making more friends, and feeling more independent in grade 7 so that's why I liked that period of my life so much. That was even the last time I remember felling in love with a girl too.  Then high school came along (grade 10 in 2010) and did a full 180 on me and the school work was harder, got bullied again, got into a depression, etc. But yeah, my junior high years were by far the best period of my life, that's why I enjoy the late 00s so much.  That's just my experience.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 6:48 pm



It is indeed okay that you might consider the late 2000s as opinionated towards you, but people have other views on the era. For instance, the global recession that happened around 2008 tend to have people think it was pretty bad. Especially when people wanted another president to boot off George W. Bush at the time. While I don't really think the late 2000s was horrendous in any way, it's not really as good as the early/mid 2000s. TV was really great at the time. Along with video games, the availability of VHS tapes, the classic websites that went popular before YT, and many others. While the late 2000s were really cool, I could favor the earlier years more. Especially 2004 and 2005.


I actually not too long ago didn't like the culture of the late 2000s. In 2012, I disliked the late 00s because of the recession and bad music. But 2013 - 2014, I started getting really nostalgic after remembering my personal life and how dated things started to feel especially in terms of technology. It's funny how perspective always changes. In 10 years I may love the mid 2010s, who knows lol. I do love the early and mid 00s too, I love the entire 2000s really.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 7:03 pm


I actually not too long ago didn't like the culture of the late 2000s. In 2012, I disliked the late 00s because of the recession and bad music. But 2013 - 2014, I started getting really nostalgic after remembering my personal life and how dated things started to feel especially in terms of technology. It's funny how perspective always changes. In 10 years I may love the mid 2010s, who knows lol. I do love the early and mid 00s too, I love the entire 2000s really.


I may seem to like 2010 and 2011, but I wouldn't be nostalgic for 2012 and 2013. Not even in 10 years. I obviously like the 2000s, because that's when most of my childhood was around. Considering that I wasn't aware of the real world a lot (like mqg96 said), and I mostly watched cartoons and live action shows made for kids. That was way different in the early 2010s, when I started to watch horror movies, and started to become aware of the real world.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 7:09 pm

If anyone wants to have a conversation with me about the positives the late 2000's offered, then go for it, it'll mostly be pop culture related of course, but not my personal life.

So, what kind of pop culture did you like during the late 2000s?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 7:31 pm


That would be awesome. I'd contribute! Hey we can do a late 2010s version!  ;D

My little sisters are going into Grade 6 (although it's a K-8 school). School hasn't started here yet though.


Ah, okay. Here in the state that I live in kids have started school recently. Makes me wonder how their middle school experiences differ from mine. Well besides the obvious fact that that my time in the early 2000s is different from their time in the late 2010s.

Also having I don't have any arguments against the idea of having a late 2010s version. Although I'm not sure if I'd want it to start now or until the next president is chosen. It's be like cool recording of all the pop cultural trends from the late 2010s to late 2020s (or even further if people choose to keep it going). Then by the mid 21st century when we're all old and decide to look back at what life was like today we'd be all "Oh yeah I remember that. Was pretty crazy."

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 7:48 pm


Ah, okay. Here in the state that I live in kids have started school recently. Makes me wonder how their middle school experiences differ from mine. Well besides the obvious fact that that my time in the early 2000s is different from their time in the late 2010s.

Also having I don't have any arguments against the idea of having a late 2010s version. Although I'm not sure if I'd want it to start now or until the next president is chosen. It's be like cool recording of all the pop cultural trends from the late 2010s to late 2020s (or even further if people choose to keep it going). Then by the mid 21st century when we're all old and decide to look back at what life was like today we'd be all "Oh yeah I remember that. Was pretty crazy."


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o

September 2, 2016
-Fear over taco trucks in every corner if lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton gets elected according to Hispanics Para Trump
-Anticipating Lady Gaga's September 9th album release ahhhhh 😱
-My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade is now 10 years old and that made me feel old.
-Nintendo NX is rumoured to use cartridges, a good omen for the 90s revivalist Clinton presidency
-Galaxy Note 7 recalled for battery fail. I have nothing snarky to add.
-Britney's new album debuts to high positions on global charts. Her highest rated album.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 7:53 pm


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o

September 2, 2016
-Fear over taco trucks in every corner if lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton gets elected according to Hispanics Para Trump
-Anticipating Lady Gaga's September 9th album release ahhhhh 😱
-My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade is now 10 years old and that made me feel old.
-Nintendo NX is rumoured to use cartridges, a good omen for the 90s revivalist Clinton presidency
-Galaxy Note 7 recalled for battery fail. I have nothing snarky to add.
-Britney's new album debuts to high positions on global charts. Her highest rated album.


They had credit cards? As 10-11 year old children?! My god, when I used a credit card as an 11 year old (it was my mother's), my mom punished me for it. It was because I was buying so much stuff from Deviantart (Premium Membership stats of course).

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 8:00 pm


They had credit cards? As 10-11 year old children?! My god, when I used a credit card as an 11 year old (it was my mother's), my mom punished me for it. It was because I was buying so much stuff from Deviantart (Premium Membership stats of course).


Some of these kids probably got their own credit cards before I did, two years ago when I was 21.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/02/16 at 8:06 pm

I have never used (or owned) a credit card before and i'm approaching 18. :P

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 8:09 pm


I have never used (or owned) a credit card before and i'm approaching 18. :P


No online shopping?  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 8:14 pm


No online shopping?  :o


Speaking of online shopping, I actually tried to buy a laptop from my mom's credit card when I was 8. My mom found out about this, and she had to return the package and refund it. This is why kids should not use credit cards in the first place.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 8:21 pm


Speaking of online shopping, I actually tried to buy a laptop from my mom's credit card when I was 8. My mom found out about this, and she had to return the package and refund it. This is why kids should not use credit cards in the first place.


Wow lol you were crazy.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 8:41 pm


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o

September 2, 2016
-Fear over taco trucks in every corner if lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton gets elected according to Hispanics Para Trump
-Anticipating Lady Gaga's September 9th album release ahhhhh 😱
-My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade is now 10 years old and that made me feel old.
-Nintendo NX is rumoured to use cartridges, a good omen for the 90s revivalist Clinton presidency
-Galaxy Note 7 recalled for battery fail. I have nothing snarky to add.
-Britney's new album debuts to high positions on global charts. Her highest rated album.


Hang on their, Poke. I mean have all this in it's own thread. That way it won't get all mixed up with the other posts.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 09/02/16 at 8:42 pm

I won't consider it the late 2010s until either the election or the inauguration

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 8:46 pm


Wow lol you were crazy.  ;D ;D


Yeah, I actually wanted to buy the laptop as a gift for my mom. Although, she didn't really want it. But yeah, I was kinda manipulative towards credit cards as a kid.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 8:51 pm


No online shopping?  :o

You can use Visa Debit for that now. I got my first credit card right when I turned 18. I got a Debit card when I was around 13.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 8:54 pm


I won't consider it the late 2010s until either the election or the inauguration

I consider it late 2010s. The numerical time is important. Culturally things may not change until 2018 or sooner, nobody knows. The election isn't the only factor and may not even be an important factor at all, especially if Clinton wins.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/02/16 at 8:59 pm


I have never used (or owned) a credit card before and i'm approaching 18. :P


I've only used it for Xbox, eBay, and things like that. Just online stuff though, as everyone else is mentioning. I'm also approaching 18.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 09/02/16 at 9:01 pm

I think September 1, 2016; January 1, 2017; and July 1, 2017 are all pretty legitimate starting points for the late 2010s, depending on your perspective. We may have technically just crossed the 2/3 mark for this decade, but most people still think mid when they see a 6 at the end of a year, so the start of 2017 doesn't seem too counterintuitive, nor is mid-2017, if you prefer to think in quarters instead of thirds.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 9:02 pm


You can use Visa Debit for that now. I got my first credit card right when I turned 18. I got a Debit card when I was around 13.


Ooo, I didn't know that. I got a debit card when I was 14. Then I bought those $50 VISA gift cards to shop online.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 9:03 pm


You can use Visa Debit for that now. I got my first credit card right when I turned 18. I got a Debit card when I was around 13.


You had a debit card at age 13? Do Canadian parents seem to trust their kids more with personal finances than Americans? That seems strange.


I think September 1, 2016; January 1, 2017; and July 1, 2017 are all pretty legitimate starting points for the late 2010s, depending on your perspective. We may have technically just crossed the 2/3 mark for this decade, but most people still think mid when they see a 6 at the end of a year, so the start of 2017 doesn't seem too counterintuitive, nor is mid-2017, if you prefer to think in quarters instead of thirds.


I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't really seem that different towards this month. I think January 1, 2017 is a better choice to start the late 2010s than yesterday.


Ooo, I didn't know that. I got a debit card when I was 14. Then I bought those $50 VISA gift cards to shop online.  ;D


Once again, I'm starting to get jealous over the fact that Canadians got debit cards as teenagers. Unless you were talking about gift cards of course.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/02/16 at 9:05 pm


I won't consider it the late 2010s until either the election or the inauguration


Culturally, it hasn't started yet, has it?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 9:05 pm


Culturally, it hasn't started yet, has it?


Well yeah. I still feel like we're in the mid 2010s. Although, it never seemed to be different ever since 2012.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/02/16 at 9:09 pm


Well yeah. I still feel like we're in the mid 2010s. Although, it never seemed to be different ever since 2012.


Maybe once we get a new president (not Trump, not Trump!).

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:10 pm


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o


http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lws5g1FB2a1qht847.gif

Kids growing up too damn fast these days. When I was in 5th grade my only handheld device was a Gameboy Color. And good luck on trying to get your parents to lend you a credit card.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:10 pm


Maybe once we get a new president (not Trump, not Trump!).


I put my vote on "Not Trump" as this person sounds like a pretty nice individual.  8)

The kicker is that Hilary will walk up on stage and announce that her real name is Hilary Trump. Watch as the world have the most confused and disgusted expressions on their faces. And that will be the greatest April fools day prank of all time.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/02/16 at 9:11 pm


http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2015/01/The-fudge-Dafuq-Will-Smith-Fresh-Prince-Of-Bel-air-Wtf-Weird-GIF.gif?gs=a

Kids growing up too damn fast these days. When I was in 5th grade my only handheld device was a Gameboy Color. And good luck on trying to get your parents to lend you a credit card.


Or any kind of card that actually has money in it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/02/16 at 9:12 pm


I put my vote on "Not Trump" as this person sounds like a pretty nice individual.  8)


Vote this November!  8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:14 pm


Or any kind of card that actually has money in it.


Only cards with any form of currency that I was was given was a Wal Mart gift card. I used it to buy Banjo Tooie at Wal Mart in late 2000.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:15 pm


Vote this November!  8)


8) "Not Trump" +1 Vote  8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 9:22 pm


You had a debit card at age 13? Do Canadian parents seem to trust their kids more with personal finances than Americans? That seems strange.

I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't really seem that different towards this month. I think January 1, 2017 is a better choice to start the late 2010s than yesterday.

Once again, I'm starting to get jealous over the fact that Canadians got debit cards as teenagers. Unless you were talking about gift cards of course.


I got my first job when I was 14.


I put my vote on "Not Trump" as this person sounds like a pretty nice individual.  8)

The kicker is that Hilary will walk up on stage and announce that her real name is Hilary Trump. Watch as the world have the most confused and disgusted expressions on their faces. And that will be the greatest April fools day prank of all time.


Not her final form until we see the reptilian skin underneath.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 09/02/16 at 9:23 pm


Culturally, it hasn't started yet, has it?


Especially since Pokemon GO is starting to look like nothing more than a very brief summer fad as opposed to an industry game changer, or at least for the moment that's how it seems.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:23 pm


Not her final form until we see the reptilian skin underneath.


Welp! Now I know what'll be in my nightmares tonight.  :(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:24 pm


Especially since Pokemon GO is starting to look like nothing more than a very brief summer fad as opposed to an industry game changer, or at least for the moment that's how it seems.


Yeah, it seems to already die down. Makes me wonder what the heck happened to make it drop in popularity.

I don't expect a cultural shift until the next president comes around.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/02/16 at 9:25 pm


Especially since Pokemon GO is starting to look like nothing more than a very brief summer fad as opposed to an industry game changer, or at least for the moment that's how it seems.


Culturally, the late 90's didn't begin until 1997, you said.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 9:26 pm


Yeah, it seems to already die down. Makes me wonder what the heck happened to make it drop in popularity.

I don't expect a cultural shift until the next president comes around.


Maybe it'll make a comeback when those watches come out. I didn't expect it to survive past the winter anyway.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/02/16 at 9:29 pm


Maybe it'll make a comeback when those watches come out. I didn't expect it to survive past the winter anyway.


We'll see. It's just crazy that just a month ago Pokemon had somewhat reclaimed its old glory. The moment where literally everyone was talking about Pokemon. Fast forward to today and we can see a decline. Crazy how this works.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 09/02/16 at 9:36 pm

Oh my. Wasn't it just New Years Day of 2010?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/02/16 at 9:37 pm


We'll see. It's just crazy that just a month ago Pokemon had somewhat reclaimed its old glory. The moment where literally everyone was talking about Pokemon. Fast forward to today and we can see a decline. Crazy how this works.


Hopefully it encourages people to buy the superior Sun/Moon. The last two generations have been spectacular, and no one's buying them  >:( >:( Damn millennials and their iPhones.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 9:55 pm


You had a debit card at age 13? Do Canadian parents seem to trust their kids more with personal finances than Americans? That seems strange.


Really? I find it strange if you didn't get a debit card then lol. It's not like a credit card because you barely have any cash in it so the trust factor isn't an issue. Both my brother and sister had debit cards around 13 too.

Also, you are legally able to work at age 14. Is this the same in the U.S.? So you should have your own debit card. The kids in my class got there before me at age 11 and 12. A debit card isn't anything special to be honest. I thought it was cool at the start but the fact I only had $20 on there for 2 years made it boring haha.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 9:59 pm


Especially since Pokemon GO is starting to look like nothing more than a very brief summer fad as opposed to an industry game changer, or at least for the moment that's how it seems.

I noticed that too! Looks like Pokemon Go will be a mid 2010s fad (or just a 2016 fad) unless they do some updates quick. The game got old and boring quick.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 10:03 pm


Ooo, I didn't know that. I got a debit card when I was 14. Then I bought those $50 VISA gift cards to shop online.  ;D

Well they didn't have it back then. They only introduced Visa Debit in Canada a couple years ago.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 09/02/16 at 10:26 pm


Culturally, the late 90's didn't begin until 1997, you said.


The shift truly began in late 1996, but yeah, 1997 was the first time popular culture felt predominantly late 90s instead of mid. Not sure what 1997 has to do with Pokémon GO, though. ???

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/16 at 10:44 pm


Oh my. Wasn't it just New Years Day of 2010?

Yeah it feels like yesterday. Time flies!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/03/16 at 12:20 am


No online shopping?  :o


Out of my own money, no I haven't. If I see a product online that I am interested in, my Mum or Dad usually purchase it for me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: musicguy93 on 09/03/16 at 12:33 am


Yeah it feels like yesterday. Time flies!


Yeah, during the New Years of 2010, I remember believing that the 2010s would be an awesome decade. Boy was I completely off-base  8-P.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/03/16 at 7:28 am


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o

September 2, 2016
-Fear over taco trucks in every corner if lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton gets elected according to Hispanics Para Trump
-Anticipating Lady Gaga's September 9th album release ahhhhh 😱
-My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade is now 10 years old and that made me feel old.
-Nintendo NX is rumoured to use cartridges, a good omen for the 90s revivalist Clinton presidency
-Galaxy Note 7 recalled for battery fail. I have nothing snarky to add.
-Britney's new album debuts to high positions on global charts. Her highest rated album.


That would be cool for a quick fix.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/03/16 at 7:29 am


I have never used (or owned) a credit card before and i'm approaching 18. :P


Then get one if your parents allow it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/03/16 at 7:29 am


No online shopping?  :o


I online shop at almost every chance I get.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/03/16 at 11:19 am


Hopefully it encourages people to buy the superior Sun/Moon. The last two generations have been spectacular, and no one's buying them  >:( >:( Damn millennials and their iPhones.


Millenials, Plurals, and Alphas would probably get interested when Pokemon fully shifts to mobile devices.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/03/16 at 11:32 am


Millenials, Plurals, and Alphas would probably get interested when Pokemon fully shifts to mobile devices.


Terrible generations. Nintendo handhelds for life, till the bitter end!!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/03/16 at 12:35 pm


My sister says kids in her class have cell phones and credit cards. That was when she was in Grade 5  :o

September 2, 2016
-Fear over taco trucks in every corner if lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton gets elected according to Hispanics Para Trump
-Anticipating Lady Gaga's September 9th album release ahhhhh 😱
-My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade is now 10 years old and that made me feel old.
-Nintendo NX is rumoured to use cartridges, a good omen for the 90s revivalist Clinton presidency
-Galaxy Note 7 recalled for battery fail. I have nothing snarky to add.
-Britney's new album debuts to high positions on global charts. Her highest rated album.


Are you saying Hillary Clinton and Lady Gaga are ghosts?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/03/16 at 12:48 pm


Are you saying Hillary Clinton and Lady Gaga are ghosts?


I don't think he meant that.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/03/16 at 12:51 pm


I don't think he meant that.


What does he mean??

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/03/16 at 12:52 pm


What does he mean??


He didn't really meant that Hillary Clinton nor Lady Gaga are actually dead. He just meant "lying dying Hillary Rotten Clinton" as a sarcastic remark. Kind of how Trump says all of those hateful words towards her.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/03/16 at 4:22 pm

Hilary better get us into an Economic Boom. Bill need to secretly step in and help out. 8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/03/16 at 4:27 pm


Terrible generations. Nintendo handhelds for life, till the bitter end!!


Poke, the glory days of Nintendo handheld being king are gone. Nintendo's last generation where they ruled the handheld space was the 7th gen. When the original DS released WWWWAAAAAYYYYYYY back in 2004. I'm surprised it's been 12 whole years since the thing released.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/03/16 at 11:55 pm


Hilary better get us into an Economic Boom. Bill need to secretly step in and help out. 8)


Billary.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/04/16 at 5:34 am


Billary.


Billary = Not Trump

8)+1 Another Vote for Not Trump 8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: wixness on 09/04/16 at 11:01 am

Rooting for early 2000s comeback, just so I can experience the mid and late 2000s comeback in my 20s before I'm too old to get into them any more.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: J. Rob on 09/04/16 at 5:45 pm

I've never felt as pessimistic about a time period as I feel about the late 2010s and early 2020s. I have a feeling that the side that loses this up coming election is going to go absolutely batsh*t......hopefully that'll force the more rational members of each side to start working together to put the nutjobs in check.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/04/16 at 8:36 pm

The more time passes by, the more I think nothing will change for the late 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/04/16 at 9:56 pm


The more time passes by, the more I think nothing will change for the late 2010s.


We've only been in the late 2010s for a grand total of 4-5 days. Also remember that we're in the late 2010s in a numerical sense. Not a cultural sense. I don't expect any change until the next president takes charge and makes his/her move on the nation. THEN there will be a change. I don't know any times where there was no change despite having a new president. Pop Culture may stay similar (then again Pop Culture moves at its own pace), but politics and economics certainly change.

Do you think things would be the same if someone like Trump/Hilary took charge? If nothing would change then people wouldn't have a reason to hate/like them.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 12:19 am


We've only been in the late 2010s for a grand total of 4-5 days. Also remember that we're in the late 2010s in a numerical sense. Not a cultural sense. I don't expect any change until the next president takes charge and makes his/her move on the nation. THEN there will be a change. I don't know any times where there was no change despite having a new president. Pop Culture may stay similar (then again Pop Culture moves at its own pace), but politics and economics certainly change.

Do you think things would be the same if someone like Trump/Hilary took charge? If nothing would change then people wouldn't have a reason to hate/like them.

It's not about how long we have been in the late 10s. I don't care about that. It's about how little change and innovation there is on the whole. Did you know Google recently dropped the phone blocks concept/project Ara? There's just no new change in the air and innovation, everything is stagnant. Things may not change at all in the next years, you can't be sure about that because no one can predict the future. I personally  don't think we will see much change. The U.S. election is not only completely irrelevant in my life, but also with the culture in where I live. But I like your optimism.  :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/16 at 12:31 am

My guess? the late 2010's and early 2020's will be a bottoming out period, before a new beginning begins around 2025. Just an instinctive feeling. I could be waaay off the mark though, but a quick prediction.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/05/16 at 4:39 am


My guess? the late 2010's and early 2020's will be a bottoming out period, before a new beginning begins around 2025. Just an instinctive feeling. I could be waaay off the mark though, but a quick prediction.

I hope the mid 2010s was the bottoming out era.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 09/05/16 at 9:57 am

Why do I have this feeling that the late 2010s will be like the late 90s in terms of feel?

Wishful thinking.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 10:15 am


Why do I have this feeling that the late 2010s will be like the late 90s in terms of feel?

Wishful thinking.


I feel like the late 2010s would feel more like its own era in terms of feel.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/05/16 at 10:21 am

Tesla Model S will come out in 2018 and slay all pretenders.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 10:27 am


My guess? the late 2010's and early 2020's will be a bottoming out period, before a new beginning begins around 2025. Just an instinctive feeling. I could be waaay off the mark though, but a quick prediction.

I have a feeling that will happen too. No real change until well into the 20s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: musicguy93 on 09/05/16 at 10:36 am


My guess? the late 2010's and early 2020's will be a bottoming out period, before a new beginning begins around 2025. Just an instinctive feeling. I could be waaay off the mark though, but a quick prediction.


The late 2010s maybe, it's a 50/50 chance it'll be a bottoming out period. But it's way too early to predict 2021 onwards.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/05/16 at 11:41 am


It's not about how long we have been in the late 10s. I don't care about that. It's about how little change and innovation there is on the whole. Did you know Google recently dropped the phone blocks concept/project Ara? There's just no new change in the air and innovation, everything is stagnant. Things may not change at all in the next years, you can't be sure about that because no one can predict the future. I personally  don't think we will see much change. The U.S. election is not only completely irrelevant in my life, but also with the culture in where I live. But I like your optimism.  :)


Hey after the stuff that's happening today optimism is all I can rely on at this point. As for new innovation and culture I honestly can't say. In truth I didn't expect a change until either late 2017 or sometime in 2018. But then again the 2010s is similar to the 1980s in that they both seem to have a consistent feel. I can't compare the 2010s to the 1990s/2000s due to the fact that the 1990s/2000s had such rapid changes. 1996 was pretty far removed from 1990. 2006 was far removed from 2000. But 2016 doesn't seem all that different from 2010 when I look back on it (well there was a more upbeat/cheery feel in culture from 2010-2012/13) in the overall culture.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/05/16 at 12:29 pm

It's difficult to predict the future either way.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: musicguy93 on 09/05/16 at 12:30 pm


Hey after the stuff that's happening today optimism is all I can rely on at this point. As for new innovation and culture I honestly can't say. In truth I didn't expect a change until either late 2017 or sometime in 2018. But then again the 2010s is similar to the 1980s in that they both seem to have a consistent feel. I can't compare the 2010s to the 1990s/2000s due to the fact that the 1990s/2000s had such rapid changes. 1996 was pretty far removed from 1990. 2006 was far removed from 2000. But 2016 doesn't seem all that different from 2010 when I look back on it (well there was a more upbeat/cheery feel in culture from 2010-2012/13) in the overall culture.


Yeah, I agree the 2010s are pretty consistent. The good news is that consistent decades don't tend to have strong holdovers. That's why I think the early 2020s will be similar to the early 80s and early 90s, in the sense that the cultural identity for the decade will be well-established early on. Obviously not in the first year, because I don't think any decade truly begins right at the start. More like 2021/2022ish.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 12:36 pm


Obviously not in the first year, because I don't think any decade truly begins right at the start. More like 2021/2022ish.

The 2010s culture began in 2008 - 2009. The 2000s is a little less clear because some believe it started later on but you could say the 00s began in 1999.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 12:39 pm


Hey after the stuff that's happening today optimism is all I can rely on at this point. As for new innovation and culture I honestly can't say. In truth I didn't expect a change until either late 2017 or sometime in 2018. But then again the 2010s is similar to the 1980s in that they both seem to have a consistent feel. I can't compare the 2010s to the 1990s/2000s due to the fact that the 1990s/2000s had such rapid changes. 1996 was pretty far removed from 1990. 2006 was far removed from 2000. But 2016 doesn't seem all that different from 2010 when I look back on it (well there was a more upbeat/cheery feel in culture from 2010-2012/13) in the overall culture.


2010 is a bit different from 2016. Although, the only differences was that YouTube was still a classic site, while people weren't really into cartoons that much (if you think about, MLP and the other cartoons that people liked didn't came out until September/October of that year). Obama was still president in 2010, while most conservatives against Obama were with the Tea Party.


The 2010s culture began in 2008 - 2009. The 2000s is a little less clear because some believe it started later on but you could say the 00s began in 1999.


Culturally, 1999 was rather half 90s and half 2000s, since there were shows that came out which became popular during the 2000s (e.g. The Sopranos, Spongebob, Family Guy, etc). While there were early 2010s influences in the late 2000s, there wasn't a lot compared to 2010-2013.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 12:43 pm


2010 is a bit different from 2016. Although, the only differences was that YouTube was still a classic site, while people weren't really into cartoons that much (if you think about, MLP and the other cartoons that people liked didn't came out until September/October of that year). Obama was still president in 2010, while most conservatives against Obama were with the Tea Party.



Naturally there will be some differences in a 6 year period. But as a whole, the culture is not that different from 2010. The 2010s decade has been very consistent so far. As for YouTube, in 2010 it already started going downhill as more money whores started posting videos and the site wasn't as fun anymore.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 1:00 pm


Naturally there will be some differences in a 6 year period. But as a whole, the culture is not that different from 2010. The 2010s decade has been very consistent so far. As for YouTube, in 2010 it already started going downhill as more money whores started posting videos and the site wasn't as fun anymore.


Some of those money whores that you keep talking about was on YouTube since the late 2000s, especially Smosh. Even though they joined the site around 2005. But I agree with you on them. They made the site look boring, especially with ruining the quality of the site.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/05/16 at 1:07 pm


Some of those money whores that you keep talking about was on YouTube since the late 2000s, especially Smosh. Even though they joined the site around 2005. But I agree with you on them. They made the site look boring, especially with ruining the quality of the site.


You don't have to watch their videos though. How can one person ruin the site?  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 1:13 pm


You don't have to watch their videos though. How can one person ruin the site?  :o


There's more than just one money whore on YouTube. There's like thousands of them who keep gaining money ever since the YouTube Partners Program came into place. But it wasn't that bad until YouTube started to hide out the smaller channels in favor of the big ones (the Partners, I meant). Especially when they keep suggesting you people like PewDiePie, Markiplier, DramaAlert, Pyrocynical, LeafyIsHere, etc. I don't watch their videos, since I don't wanna fill my subscriptions with crap that I don't wanna watch.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/05/16 at 1:41 pm


You don't have to watch their videos though. How can one person ruin the site?  :o


Slowpoke, didn't you hear? Pewdiepie is now the one in charge of Youtube. He fired all the staff and is the sole runner of Youtube. Put all your hatred on him! Get out your pitch forks and call for his head!  >:( ANARCHY!!!

I do miss the old popular Youtubers, though. But I do like how the production values (aka editing skills) in Youtube Videos have increased over time. Back in 2007 a video "edit" mainly consisted of changing from one scene to another usin Windows Movie Maker transistion effects. While the opening of the 2007 videos was just a solid blue screens with words written in Comic Sans and hearing Linkin Park music in the background. All wrapped in a nice 240p package that allowed you to see every chunky pixel on the screen.


The Good ol' Days. 8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 1:48 pm


Slowpoke, didn't you hear? Pewdiepie is now the one in charge of Youtube. He fired all the staff and is the sole runner of Youtube. Put all your hatred on him! Get out your pitch forks and call for his head!  >:( ANARCHY!!!

I do miss the old popular Youtubers, though. But I do like how the production values (aka editing skills) in Youtube Videos have increased over time. Back in 2007 a video "edit" mainly consisted of changing from one scene to another usin Windows Movie Maker transistion effects. While the opening of the 2007 videos was just a solid blue screens with words written in Comic Sans and hearing Linkin Park music in the background. All wrapped in a nice 240p package that allowed you to see every chunky pixel on the screen.


The Good ol' Days. 8)


Most of the videos that I saw from 2007-2009 were usually pixelated. They were both enjoyful and a bit annoying at the same time. My CRT tv had better quality than those YouTube videos, to be honest. But even with that, you can't make the site look perfect. Even in 2007.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/05/16 at 1:52 pm


Most of the videos that I saw from 2007-2009 were usually pixelated. They were both enjoyful and a bit annoying at the same time. My CRT tv had better quality than those YouTube videos, to be honest. But even with that, you can't make the site look perfect. Even in 2007.


No, the site wasn't perfect, but I loved all the videos at the time. Sure the quality was bad back then, but then again we didn't complain about it much due to it being the standard (in 2007 many people still used None-HD TVs/Monitors). It's easy to make fun of the 240p videos while being in a world where 1080p/4K are the standard resolutions.

Actually speaking of Youtube and Late 2010s I'm curious on how things will be from 2017-2019. Especially since the controversial Youtube changes I wonder how things will go as we draw closer to Dec 31st, 2019.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 2:14 pm


No, the site wasn't perfect, but I loved all the videos at the time. Sure the quality was bad back then, but then again we didn't complain about it much due to it being the standard (in 2007 many people still used None-HD TVs/Monitors). It's easy to make fun of the 240p videos while being in a world where 1080p/4K are the standard resolutions.


I remember when computers were usually CRT monitors during the 2000s. Especially with mine. Before the late 2000s, I had a Dell Dimension 8100 computer that had Windows XP which I usually played computer games with. It has also ran Windows ME, but my dad upgraded it to XP around 2005. Then my family got an iMac around 2006, and it was the standard computer that I used from the summer of 2007 to November of 2008. That computer was when I started watching YouTube videos, although I missed having Windows during that time.


Actually speaking of Youtube and Late 2010s I'm curious on how things will be from 2017-2019. Especially since the controversial Youtube changes I wonder how things will go as we draw closer to Dec 31st, 2019.


I don't even know if YouTube would still be alright after they made those advertiser-friendly guidelines a few days ago. Nobody approves of it, not even the YouTube Partners (or verified members in this case).

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/05/16 at 2:36 pm


It's difficult to predict the future either way.


You don't know what will happen 10 years from now.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 3:09 pm



I don't even know if YouTube would still be alright after they made those advertiser-friendly guidelines a few days ago. Nobody approves of it, not even the YouTube Partners (or verified members in this case).

I am personally okay with it and I know a couple YouTubers who are fine with it as well. ADoseOfBuckley comes to mind. YouTube has every right to control advertising on their chosen videos and advertisers have the right to choose the videos which they want their products advertised. It isn't censorship because they can still make videos, they just won't get paid for it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/16 at 5:17 pm


Slowpoke, didn't you hear? Pewdiepie is now the one in charge of Youtube. He fired all the staff and is the sole runner of Youtube. Put all your hatred on him! Get out your pitch forks and call for his head!  >:( ANARCHY!!!

I do miss the old popular Youtubers, though. But I do like how the production values (aka editing skills) in Youtube Videos have increased over time. Back in 2007 a video "edit" mainly consisted of changing from one scene to another usin Windows Movie Maker transistion effects. While the opening of the 2007 videos was just a solid blue screens with words written in Comic Sans and hearing Linkin Park music in the background. All wrapped in a nice 240p package that allowed you to see every chunky pixel on the screen.


The Good ol' Days. 8)


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Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/05/16 at 7:39 pm


http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/2338bca0d1b941cd90870089c1dbf2ab/justice-punishment-beheading-decapitation-of-sire-de-lesparre-1453-cp1wx5.jpg


That, but add a punch of internet memes and youtubers to that pic. And then you'll-.......hang on let me get out photoshop.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/16 at 7:46 pm


That, but add a punch of internet memes and youtubers to that pic. And then you'll-.......hang on let me get out photoshop.


Better hurry up, the person's head is almost off.  :(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/05/16 at 7:56 pm


Better hurry up, the person's head is almost off.  :(


D'oh shi- well in that case it's probably too late for photoshop editing. This is all Youtube's fault. I would've had more time if it wasn't for them!  :(



I was heading home from the grocery store about an hour ago and saw people with hipster fashion. I'm actually curious on if the hispter fashion will fade as we draw closer to 2019.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/05/16 at 7:57 pm

I had my first day of high school, on this day 10 years ago. September 5, 2006. Hard to believe it was a decade ago.  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/05/16 at 7:59 pm


D'oh shi- well in that case it's probably too late for photoshop editing. This is all Youtube's fault. I would've had more time if it wasn't for them!  :(



I was heading home from the grocery store about an hour ago and saw people with hipster fashion. I'm actually curious on if the hispter fashion will fade as we draw closer to 2019.


The definition of hipster keeps changing to fit the current trends. It's hard to see it dying out, it will probably just keep "evolving".

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/16 at 8:19 pm


I had my first day of high school, on this day 10 years ago. September 5, 2006. Hard to believe it was a decade ago.  :o


Didn't know New York had a similar school schedule to Toronto. My schools usually start around early September.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: muppethammer26 on 09/05/16 at 8:38 pm


Didn't know New York had a similar school schedule to Toronto. My schools usually start around early September.


I'm getting older now because 10 years ago, sometime this week was my first day of being a 5th grader.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/05/16 at 8:56 pm


I had my first day of high school, on this day 10 years ago. September 5, 2006. Hard to believe it was a decade ago.  :o

10 years ago around this time I started grade 6, my final year of elementary. 6 years ago I started high school.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 09/05/16 at 9:16 pm


Speaking of online shopping, I actually tried to buy a laptop from my mom's credit card when I was 8. My mom found out about this, and she had to return the package and refund it. This is why kids should not use credit cards in the first place.


Something very similar actually happened on an episode of Family Matters. Little Richie got his hands on Carl Winslow's credit card and used it buy a bunch of toys and bicycles and video games off of the home shopping network. I think Urkel built a time machine or something to go return to the past and get Carl's money back.

#onlyninetieskidsremember

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 09/05/16 at 9:27 pm


I had my first day of high school, on this day 10 years ago. September 5, 2006. Hard to believe it was a decade ago.  :o


The passage of time really is stunning, and frankly a little scary at times. There are kids in high school starting this fall (early-mid 2002 babies) that were born during my freshman year! :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 09/05/16 at 10:44 pm


The passage of time really is stunning, and frankly a little scary at times. There are kids in high school starting this fall (early-mid 2002 babies) that were born during my freshman year! :o


Its more stunning when you realize your getting as old as the music artists you grew up listening to. A lot of veterans are retiring that, its depressing me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/06/16 at 7:47 am


Something very similar actually happened on an episode of Family Matters. Little Richie got his hands on Carl Winslow's credit card and used it buy a bunch of toys and bicycles and video games off of the home shopping network. I think Urkel built a time machine or something to go return to the past and get Carl's money back.

#onlyninetieskidsremember


lol. I got the laptop from the Internet (possibly from the official Dell store).

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/06/16 at 3:00 pm


D'oh shi- well in that case it's probably too late for photoshop editing. This is all Youtube's fault. I would've had more time if it wasn't for them!  :(



I was heading home from the grocery store about an hour ago and saw people with hipster fashion. I'm actually curious on if the hispter fashion will fade as we draw closer to 2019.


I don't want to see hipster fashion.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/06/16 at 8:43 pm

Welp. Now that Labor day is over. The Late 2010s are officially here in Missouri!  :D
Goodbye Mid 2010s, I will not miss you... 8-P

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/06/16 at 8:59 pm


Welp. Now that Labor day is over. The Late 2010s are officially here in Missouri!  :D
Goodbye Mid 2010s, I will not miss you... 8-P


I don't think anybody here would miss the mid 2010s, unless it was Slowpoke.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/06/16 at 9:13 pm

I also think Culturally; the transition from mid to late 10s is almost done with.


A new preisdent will be elected
Series such as Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, Downton Abbey, American Idol, Mike and Molly,Banshee, ended their runs.
Wii U is basically finished.
A sh*t ton of new tv shows premiered.





Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/06/16 at 9:14 pm


I don't think anybody here would miss the mid 2010s, unless it was Slowpoke.


I miss 2014 and Iggy dominating the charts already.

https://media.giphy.com/media/Wc7nPnDZDtwdO/giphy.gif

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/06/16 at 9:40 pm


I miss 2014 and Iggy dominating the charts already.

https://media.giphy.com/media/Wc7nPnDZDtwdO/giphy.gif


Iggy dominating the charts  = Dark age  >:(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/06/16 at 10:12 pm


Iggy dominating the charts  = Dark age  >:(

Agreed. I'm AustralIan and even I think her music is trash.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/06/16 at 10:24 pm


I also think Culturally; the transition from mid to late 10s is almost done with.


A new preisdent will be elected
Series such as Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, Downton Abbey, American Idol, Mike and Molly,Banshee, ended their runs.
Wii U is basically finished.
A sh*t ton of new tv shows premiered.

I don't think this. It really still feels like the mid 2010s to me. Maybe I'll wait another year and see if I will feel change.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/06/16 at 10:33 pm


I don't think this. It really still feels like the mid 2010s to me. Maybe I'll wait another year and see if I will feel change.

To each his own. Maybe when it gets close to holiday season, your opinion could change.
Chronologically the late 10s are definitely here tho!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/06/16 at 10:35 pm


To each his own. Maybe when it gets close to holiday season, your opinion could change.
Chronologically the late 10s are definitely here tho!

Maybe. I had a feeling change was on the horizon after Pokemon Go but it turns out it was just a summer fad.  :(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/06/16 at 10:42 pm


Agreed. I'm AustralIan and even I think her music is trash.


We can have a Lorde vs Iggy contest. What was Oceania's greatest contribution to mid-2010s pop culture?

Does it compete with the Canadian classiques such as Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/07/16 at 2:42 am


I don't think anybody here would miss the mid 2010s, unless it was Slowpoke.


Well, I might miss it eventually, but as of now, I won't. I didn't dislike it, I just kind of felt indifferent about it, I guess.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/07/16 at 11:12 am


Well, I might miss it eventually, but as of now, I won't. I didn't dislike it, I just kind of felt indifferent about it, I guess.

Yeah I'll probably miss it when a few years go by, especially 2015.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 09/07/16 at 11:15 am


I don't think anybody here would miss the mid 2010s, unless it was Slowpoke.


Sadly, the mid-2010s might start to look somewhat nostalgic if the coming several years are even worse. Heck, 2016 is the crappiest year of this sub-era, with 2015 close behind, so it honestly wouldn't surprise me if the late 2010s continue this decade's downward spiral. Still, as of now, the mid-2010s are definitely the lousiet cultural era since the early 60s, which were also an age of shallow, conformist culture and whose only real asset was film, although even the early 60s at least had The Twilight Zone and also far outmatched the mid-2010s for fashion, albeit not acceptance of minorities.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/07/16 at 11:18 am


Sadly, the mid-2010s might start to look somewhat nostalgic if the coming several years are even worse. Heck, 2016 is the crappiest year of this sub-era, with 2015 close behind, so it honestly wouldn't surprise me if the late 2010s continue this decade's downward spiral. Still, as of now, the mid-2010s are definitely the lousiet cultural era since the early 60s, which were also an age of shallow, conformist culture and whose only real asset was film, although even the early 60s at least had The Twilight Zone and also far outmatched the mid-2010s for fashion, albeit not acceptance of minorities.

They're bad not that bad. It's better than the early 2010s for sure.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 11:31 am


Sadly, the mid-2010s might start to look somewhat nostalgic if the coming several years are even worse. Heck, 2016 is the crappiest year of this sub-era, with 2015 close behind, so it honestly wouldn't surprise me if the late 2010s continue this decade's downward spiral. Still, as of now, the mid-2010s are definitely the lousiest cultural era since the early 60s, which were also an age of shallow, conformist culture and whose only real asset was film, although even the early 60s at least had The Twilight Zone and also far outmatched the mid-2010s for fashion, albeit not acceptance of minorities.


I might think that the late 2010s would just be very mediocre, but worse if Trump becomes president. I don't even want to have white nationalists that they're right over voting for Trump, even though he isn't politically experienced.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/07/16 at 11:53 am


Well, I might miss it eventually, but as of now, I won't. I didn't dislike it, I just kind of felt indifferent about it, I guess.


I feel sort of the opposite, some of it was the most amazing thing ever, and other parts were just downright horrid.  ;D My feelings are mixed.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/07/16 at 12:21 pm


I feel sort of the opposite, some of it was the most amazing thing ever, and other parts were just downright horrid.  ;D My feelings are mixed.


Well, I like some things from the mid-2010s, and I dislike some things, it's just overall kind of indifferent. The mix made it feel kind of "meh, it was alright."

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/07/16 at 12:52 pm

I just really hate the violence, hatred, and over-sensitivity in this decade. It feels like no one has any chill anymore. Everyone is too politically divided, especially online.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 1:00 pm


I just really hate the violence, hatred, and over-sensitivity in this decade. It feels like no one has any chill anymore. Everyone is too politically divided, especially online.


What's worse is that the Alt-Right is pretty much everywhere, if anybody mentions Donald Trump. Every time I see something like diversity, Trump, or even Clinton, they always pummel the living sh*t out of it. It makes it unpleasant for people who don't really agree with their stuff.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/07/16 at 1:04 pm


What's worse is that the Alt-Right is pretty much everywhere, if anybody mentions Donald Trump. Every time I see something like diversity, Trump, or even Clinton, they always pummel the living sh*t out of it. It makes it unpleasant for people who don't really agree with their stuff.

That's true. There are many extremists now and most of them are from the far right. They really need to take some chill pills and relax. Luckily I don't really see this in real life here in Canada. But it's annoying seeing it online all the time.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 1:14 pm


That's true. There are many extremists now and most of them are from the far right. They really need to take some chill pills and relax. Luckily I don't really see this in real life here in Canada. But it's annoying seeing it online all the time.


I hate of how they're everywhere on Twitter, YouTube, and a few message boards. I don't see them in real life, but it's like they're a controversial phenomenon in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/07/16 at 1:20 pm


That's true. There are many extremists now and most of them are from the far right. They really need to take some chill pills and relax. Luckily I don't really see this in real life here in Canada. But it's annoying seeing it online all the time.


Even my dad has noticed this (he's a conservative Republican). He said there are a lot of extremists everywhere, and that includes a large amount of people on the right side. We've never seen this personally though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 1:24 pm


Even my dad has noticed this (he's a conservative Republican). He said there are a lot of extremists everywhere, and that includes a large amount of people on the right side. We've never seen this personally though.


I only just saw this on the Internet, but not in real life. Thank god I've never saw one in real life, or else they'll beat the crap out of me for being half-black.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 09/07/16 at 1:32 pm


I only just saw this on the Internet, but not in real life. Thank god I've never saw one in real life, or else they'll beat the crap out of me for being half-black.


We haven't actually seen this, but have heard about it and seen things on the Internet as well. I wonder how these people were actually raised to believe these things, it just seems really insane to me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mxcrashxm on 09/07/16 at 1:56 pm

Well we have already been in the late 10s since 2015 (if we're going by the halves system.). I'm actually seeing the 2017-19 era being partly similar to this year and last year.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/07/16 at 2:06 pm


Well we have already been in the late 10s since 2015 (if we're going by the halves system.). I'm actually seeing the 2017-19 era being partly similar to this year and last year.

That's may happen. There may be a couple minor and gradual changes throughout the late 2010s. I don't think there will be a huge shift or big changes but you never know. I would like for things to change for sure.

I don't like the half system, it's easier to organize decades in thirds because the culture is usually different every third portion of the decade.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 2:10 pm


That's may happen. There may be a couple minor and gradual changes throughout the late 2010s. I don't think there will be a huge shift or big changes but you never know. I would like for things to change for sure.

I don't like the half system, it's easier to organize decades in thirds because the culture is usually different every third portion of the decade.


Yeah, the decades actually make a bit more sense with the thirds system. For one thing, the 90s were different. Especially when comparing 1995 to 1999 in some sorts.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/07/16 at 2:41 pm


I just really hate the violence, hatred, and over-sensitivity in this decade. It feels like no one has any chill anymore. Everyone is too politically divided, especially online.


Outrage culture is here to stay. It's really easy to blow things out of proportion on the Internet.


I only just saw this on the Internet, but not in real life. Thank god I've never saw one in real life, or else they'll beat the crap out of me for being half-black.


You don't see it in real life because those guys would be censured or possibly even arrested for their imbecility. They only act tough on the Internet behind a screen.

Once Mr. Keratene loses the election, the memelords' fountain will dry up. They'll go away then.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 09/07/16 at 3:04 pm


I just really hate the violence, hatred, and over-sensitivity in this decade. It feels like no one has any chill anymore. Everyone is too politically divided, especially online.


I agree.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: wixness on 09/07/16 at 3:39 pm


I just really hate the violence, hatred, and over-sensitivity in this decade. It feels like no one has any chill anymore. Everyone is too politically divided, especially online.


We should petition for political parties to be banned worldwide. Only then can people be judged by their true character.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 3:43 pm


We should petition for political parties to be banned worldwide. Only then can people be judged by their true character.


Wouldn't that be unfair to anyone who's really into politics? That would probably start a fierce revolution against those who side with the petition.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: wixness on 09/07/16 at 3:56 pm


Wouldn't that be unfair to anyone who's really into politics? That would probably start a fierce revolution against those who side with the petition.

Party discipline exists as a result of political divisions and can be undemocratic at times. Granted, it's more efficient.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 4:40 pm


Party discipline exists as a result of political divisions and can be undemocratic at times. Granted, it's more efficient.


But banning political parties is unethical. Especially towards democratic countries. How would they rule if they don't anybody to control them? A lot of monarchies are pretty much out of the question, since they don't really give that much power towards their countries anymore.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: wixness on 09/07/16 at 5:04 pm


But banning political parties is unethical. Especially towards democratic countries. How would they rule if they don't anybody to control them? A lot of monarchies are pretty much out of the question, since they don't really give that much power towards their countries anymore.


You'd have individuals instead of parties scrutinizing the leader instead of parties.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 5:16 pm


You'd have individuals instead of parties scrutinizing the leader instead of parties.


But what if they have similar political views? It wouldn't be fair, since they would want to create a political organization, which is similar to a political party.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: wixness on 09/07/16 at 5:29 pm


But what if they have similar political views? It wouldn't be fair, since they would want to create a political organization, which is similar to a political party.

Then they need smaller political parties or something.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/16 at 5:36 pm


Then they need smaller political parties or something.


That would work. I mean, we already have parties like the Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and the Constitutionals. But even with that, they mostly have similar political views to either the Democrats or the Republicans.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/09/16 at 9:11 pm


Minor parties are gaining traction in Australia, especially in the senate. A third of the seats are occupied by parties such as Greens, One Nation etc.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/10/16 at 12:38 am


Minor parties are gaining traction in Australia, especially in the senate. A third of the seats are occupied by parties such as Greens, One Nation etc.


Is the Sex Party and Sports Party still going?  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/10/16 at 5:07 am


Minor parties are gaining traction in Australia, especially in the senate. A third of the seats are occupied by parties such as Greens, One Nation etc.


The Greens aren't too much of a concern, in my opinion, but we don't need Pauline Hanson gaining any more traction. People like her don't deserve to represent our country.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/10/16 at 5:44 pm


Is the Sex Party and Sports Party still going?  ;D


The sex party is still going strong. They've even got an MP in my state parliament Victoria.
The sports party disbanded last year.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/10/16 at 5:47 pm


The Greens aren't too much of a concern, in my opinion, but we don't need Pauline Hanson gaining any more traction. People like her don't deserve to represent our country.

Pauline Hanson may be a little bigoted, but she's certainly better than our PM or his cabinet have to offer.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 09/10/16 at 10:29 pm

The Green Party will never win lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/11/16 at 12:59 pm

Eep just read up on One Nation

http://i.imgur.com/egJnTbA.gif


The Green Party will never win lol.


Not with that attitude!  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/11/16 at 5:05 pm


Eep just read up on One Nation

http://i.imgur.com/egJnTbA.gif


If only I had that kind of power. Just rip a nation right of the other.................with nothing more than a saw?  ???

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/11/16 at 5:10 pm


If only I had that kind of power. Just rip a nation right of the other.................with nothing more than a saw?  ???


Don't you live in Florida? You can't tell me you haven't seen the original.

https://media.giphy.com/media/zNyBPu5hEFpu/giphy.gif

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 09/12/16 at 2:04 pm


Don't you live in Florida? You can't tell me you haven't seen the original.

https://media.giphy.com/media/zNyBPu5hEFpu/giphy.gif


That image looks like a subliminal message of global warming and coastal states becoming islands.  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/12/16 at 3:04 pm


Don't you live in Florida? You can't tell me you haven't seen the original.

https://media.giphy.com/media/zNyBPu5hEFpu/giphy.gif


I've seen the original alright. It's what started my plan of turning Florida into an island.  8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 09/12/16 at 3:48 pm


That image looks like a subliminal message of global warming and coastal states becoming islands.  :o


Florida will burn before it sinks!  ;D


I've seen the original alright. It's what started my plan of turning Florida into an island.  8)


Isn't that basically Hawaii?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 09/12/16 at 3:51 pm


Isn't that basically Hawaii?


Sorta. Just needs volcanoes.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Fearsword on 09/12/16 at 7:03 pm


Eep just read up on One Nation

http://i.imgur.com/egJnTbA.gif



True story bro ;)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 09/13/16 at 12:27 am


True story bro ;)


Just referring back to that Australian GIF Slowpoke posted, if Queensland really did "drift" off, we wouldn't have State of Origin anymore. It would be "Island of Origin" instead.  :P

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 10/05/16 at 9:22 am

That moment when you awaken in the morning and the Hip Hop and R&B radio station is playing loud trap rap. Hopefully this won't continue through the rest of the late 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/05/16 at 10:01 am


That moment when you awaken in the morning and the Hip Hop and R&B radio station is playing loud trap rap. Hopefully this won't continue through the rest of the late 2010s.


What can you say? It's not like they'll stop playing trap rap for the rest of the decade.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/05/16 at 12:02 pm


What can you say? It's not like they'll stop playing trap rap for the rest of the decade.

You never know. I've only noticed trap start last year when Fetty Wap released "Trap Queen". I hope we get some of that good old school rap style back for the late 10s. That would be a nice treat

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 10/05/16 at 4:24 pm


You never know. I've only noticed trap start last year when Fetty Wap released "Trap Queen". I hope we get some of that good old school rap style back for the late 10s. That would be a nice treat


Trap has been really popular since late 2011/early 2012 especially here in the East Coast of the U.S.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/05/16 at 6:23 pm


Trap has been really popular since late 2011/early 2012 especially here in the East Coast of the U.S.

I only first heard of the term last year and first heard the music last year as well.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/05/16 at 6:27 pm


I only first heard of the term last year and first heard the music last year as well.


I guess they aren't as popular in Canada.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/05/16 at 6:44 pm

I don't know about late 2010's, but I can't wait until this weird election is over!  ::)

And I hope for the good of the US of A, that Hillary wins.  :-X

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/05/16 at 6:51 pm


I don't know about late 2010's, but I can't wait until this weird election is over!  ::)

And I hope for the good of the US of A, that Hillary wins.  :-X


I hope so too, since she's at least the less of two evils. I wouldn't even bother having the Clintons back in the White House in 2017.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/05/16 at 6:53 pm


I hope so too, since she's at least the less of two evils. I wouldn't even bother having the Clintons back in the White House in 2017.


The 2010's has been so Liberal/Democratic!  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/05/16 at 6:55 pm


The 2010's has been so Liberal/Democratic!  :o


I wouldn't really say so. Republicans have gotten media attention with Trump, so it's not a popular opinion to support him.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/05/16 at 7:02 pm


I wouldn't really say so. Republicans have gotten media attention with Trump, so it's not a popular opinion to support him.


If Hillary wins, and still lives (not faint  :-X), then the 2010's will be known as a very Democrat decade.

Makes sense, since the 00's, was politically, a very Republican decade. Perhaps it's life's way of balancing things out!  ;)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/05/16 at 7:05 pm


If Hillary wins, and still lives (not faint  :-X), then the 2010's will be known as a very Democrat decade.

Makes sense, since the 00's, was politically, a very Republican decade.


With '43 Bush, many people could tell why. Although, it did have a Democratic backlash during the late 2000s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/06/16 at 2:11 pm

I wonder how music will be like in 2017.  ???

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/06/16 at 2:14 pm


I wonder how music will be like in 2017.  ???


A little bit same with some 2016 influences. I'm not sure if that would be true, but it would probably happen next year.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/06/16 at 2:16 pm


A little bit same with some 2016 influences. I'm not sure if that would be true, but it would probably happen next year.


Maybe a new Spice Girls will come out next year!  :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/06/16 at 2:29 pm


Maybe a new Spice Girls will come out next year!  :)


Probably, if the 90s comebacks don't end this year.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/06/16 at 2:31 pm


Probably, if the 90s comebacks don't end this year.


Wait, how old r u, again? Is your birthday soon, or its past months ago??

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/06/16 at 3:00 pm


I wonder how music will be like in 2017.  ???

Hopefully a lot better than 2016. Music in 2016 sucks. I hope the popular genre changes into something new and better. I'm kinda sick of the current music style we have now. I hope 2017 or 2018 music will sound different.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/06/16 at 3:07 pm


Hopefully a lot better than 2016. Music in 2016 sucks. I hope the popular genre changes into something new and better. I'm kinda sick of the current music style we have now. I hope 2017 or 2018 music will sound different.


Maybe a new singer will come and change it all.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 10/06/16 at 3:35 pm


I don't know about late 2010's, but I can't wait until this weird election is over!  ::)

And I hope for the good of the US of A, that Hillary wins.  :-X


Why not Donald? ???

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/06/16 at 3:39 pm


Why not Donald? ???

Because Donald Trump is a clown with no experience.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 10/06/16 at 6:33 pm


Why not Donald? ???


Because he's unstable mentally and emotionally.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/06/16 at 6:50 pm


Why not Donald? ???


I'm sure if you seen his crap for the past year, you would've known why.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 10/06/16 at 7:42 pm

Toei and Namco are releasing the Dragon Ball Z toy brand in Summer 2017, licensed for the US. I want this brand to bring some positive atmosphere to the late 2010s so bad since it will be a reminder of the Early 2000s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 10/07/16 at 7:22 am


Because he's unstable mentally and emotionally.


and he thinks he's rich. ::)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 7:34 am


Toei and Namco are releasing the Dragon Ball Z toy brand in Summer 2017, licensed for the US. I want this brand to bring some positive atmosphere to the late 2010s so bad since it will be a reminder of the Early 2000s.


If the early 2000s craze would expand to the late 2010s, then it would be popular.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/07/16 at 9:48 am


If the early 2000s craze would expand to the late 2010s, then it would be popular.

I don't see any early 2000s craze other than from kids on tumblr. I try to stay away from that stuff. I actually hope nothing gets revived from the past and we have something new and fresh in the coming years.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 10:22 am


I don't see any early 2000s craze other than from kids on tumblr. I try to stay away from that stuff. I actually hope nothing gets revived from the past and we have something new and fresh in the coming years.


Isn't there a early 2000s craze on YouTube as well. You would get a lot of positive comments from people who like the early 2000s so much. Same with Facebook.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/07/16 at 10:24 am


Isn't there a early 2000s craze on YouTube as well. You would get a lot of positive comments from people who like the early 2000s so much. Same with Facebook.

Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, same thing. Not real life.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 10:36 am


Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, same thing. Not real life.  ;D


It's all social media.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 10/07/16 at 10:38 am

Well Social Media is used by real life people, right? To be honest I don't see any craze in real life. It's usually online where I notice it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 10:45 am


Well Social Media is used by real life people, right? To be honest I don't see any craze in real life. It's usually online where I notice it.


Same here. Whenever I go anywhere on the Internet, people always like the 90s and early-mid 2000s in a nostalgic passion.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Looney Toon on 10/07/16 at 10:51 am


Same here. Whenever I go anywhere on the Internet, people always like the 90s and early-mid 2000s in a nostalgic passion.


Yeah, maybe it's just my living area. Heck I didn't even know about the 1990s craze until I found out about it online in forums and buzzfeed posts. Prior to that I didn't know anything about the nostalgia craze.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 10:56 am


Yeah, maybe it's just my living area. Heck I didn't even know about the 1990s craze until I found out about it online in forums and buzzfeed posts. Prior to that I didn't know anything about the nostalgia craze.


There were some people in my area where they talked about stuff from the late 90s/early-mid 2000s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 10/07/16 at 11:33 am


Yeah, maybe it's just my living area. Heck I didn't even know about the 1990s craze until I found out about it online in forums and buzzfeed posts. Prior to that I didn't know anything about the nostalgia craze.


Yeah, no one has ever mentioned getting nostalgic for a time period where I live, I asked my dad if he liked stuff better nowadays or when he was younger. He said we have a lot of great things now that he didn't have growing up, and with things like music, movies, video games, etc., he thinks there is a lot of good music today just like there was a lot of good music when he grew up. He also thinks there is a lot of bad music today, and bad music when he grew up. Same thing for movies and video games.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 10/07/16 at 1:32 pm


It's all social media.



That's what social media is, not real life it's people inside your world sharing ideas and views from their mind and sharing it with others.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 10/08/16 at 8:28 am

I visited my nies's college yesterday that created a memory from today I will look back to. I'm supposedly visiting again today that I'm confident will be added. Kind of make me wish I attend. I know its not too late for me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Shemp97 on 10/19/16 at 9:45 am


You had a debit card at age 13? Do Canadian parents seem to trust their kids more with personal finances than Americans? That seems strange.

The most advanced thing my parents let my older sister have at that age was a Motorola flip phone, so no Canadian parents typically don't allow that. I'm as surprised as you are.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/19/16 at 10:25 am


The most advanced thing my parents let my older sister have at that age was a Motorola flip phone, so no Canadian parents typically don't allow that. I'm as surprised as you are.

You are wrong. The majority of kids get debit cards at age 13. This is how it is everywhere, not just Canada. In fact, Motorola flip phones are even more strange for a 13 year old then a debit card. Debit cards are excellent for learning how save money and there is absolutely no way it can be abused because it isn't a credit card. While a cell phone can easily lead to distractions. So I really don't understand why you're surprised or why you didn't get one when you were 13...

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/19/16 at 10:42 am


The most advanced thing my parents let my older sister have at that age was a Motorola flip phone, so no Canadian parents typically don't allow that. I'm as surprised as you are.


I don't think they trust a lot of kids with using debit cards. Unless it was a gift card. My parents wouldn't give me a non-gift one, since I used to steal her card when I was little. The last time I did it was when I was 11.


You are wrong. The majority of kids get debit cards at age 13. This is how it is everywhere, not just Canada. In fact, Motorola flip phones are even more strange for a 13 year old then a debit card. Debit cards are excellent for learning how save money and there is absolutely no way it can be abused because it isn't a credit card. While a cell phone can easily lead to distractions. So I really don't understand why you're surprised or why you didn't get one when you were 13...


I don't think that's alright in America. I have never saw one person under the age of 18, with a non-gift debit card before. Cell phones seem more safe, since there isn't a lot of ways you could steal money from it. I've done this with my mom's debit card before, and she was not happy when I stole $400 from it. She got so pissed, that she grounded me for a week. I somehow knew that I shouldn't go through her financial belongings ever since. Even though I was given a gift debit card, I think she wouldn't give me one until I'm 18.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/19/16 at 11:57 am



I don't think that's alright in America. I have never saw one person under the age of 18, with a non-gift debit card before. Cell phones seem more safe, since there isn't a lot of ways you could steal money from it. I've done this with my mom's debit card before, and she was not happy when I stole $400 from it. She got so pissed, that she grounded me for a week. I somehow knew that I shouldn't go through her financial belongings ever since. Even though I was given a gift debit card, I think she wouldn't give me one until I'm 18.

Are you serious? Damn, it's considered very, very weird here if you're in high school without a debit card. And fairly weird if you're in junior high without a debit card as well. I'd say about 95% of kids aged 13-18 have debit cards here. Slowpoke can attest to that. You Americans are weird, no offense.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/19/16 at 12:03 pm

In all fairness though, I think I know why this is the case. Here in Canada we have special chip technology (had it for a long time) where it's virtually impossible for someone to steal your money so there's no risk for kids to have it. You guys have some older technology that makes it unsafe. I think you only recently converted from the signature method on credit cards to pins, while we had pins for the longest time. Also, your debit cards could have been used to purchase online items, while our's couldn't until recently. So these are the reasons it is common for kids to have debit cards in Canada (and other places in the world) and not the U.S. The little money kids have (I had only $30 on it for years) cannot be stolen and can't be abused. We have specific Youth accounts here where banks set limits for people under 18. The youth accounts here are actually meant for those under 18. I am still surprised the U.S. doesn't have these accounts for kids under 18 when it is so common other places, but I guess it isn't as safe there. Basically the debit card is much more safe for kids than a cellphone.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Shemp97 on 10/19/16 at 1:32 pm


You are wrong. The majority of kids get debit cards at age 13. This is how it is everywhere, not just Canada. In fact, Motorola flip phones are even more strange for a 13 year old then a debit card. Debit cards are excellent for learning how save money and there is absolutely no way it can be abused because it isn't a credit card. While a cell phone can easily lead to distractions. So I really don't understand why you're surprised or why you didn't get one when you were 13...

Not while I was in high school and certainly not in the 00's. Flip phones allow for easy communication between the parents and their kid. Debit/credit cards are a big risk when in the hands of tweens, most kids I knew payed in cash and never had cards until senior year. Our parents didn't trust us with large sums of money.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/19/16 at 2:07 pm


Not while I was in high school and certainly not in the 00's. Flip phones allow for easy communication between the parents and their kid. Debit/credit cards are a big risk when in the hands of tweens, most kids I knew payed in cash and never had cards until senior year. Our parents didn't trust us with large sums of money.

They wouldn't have large sums of money.... I had $30 max. So where exactly is this risk you speak of? Banks always encourage kids to start saving while young, hence the Youth account. There is much more risk in having a phone than a piece of plastic with $30 on it... Reminder a debit card is not a credit card. If we were talking about credit cards I would agree with you. Credit cards aren't legal for anyone under 18 here. Those are risky. Debit cards are just like gift cards. Maybe credit cards mean the same thing as debit cards in the U.S.? You may have a different system.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/19/16 at 2:48 pm


Are you serious? Damn, it's considered very, very weird here if you're in high school without a debit card. And fairly weird if you're in junior high without a debit card as well. I'd say about 95% of kids aged 13-18 have debit cards here. Slowpoke can attest to that. You Americans are weird, no offense.  ;D


Yeah... I was under 13 when I did this. But yet, I learned my lesson from it, and a few other incidents where I stole her money from her debit card. There was even a time where I wanted to buy her a Dell laptop when I was 8, but she simply refunded it from DHL, and I got trouble over it. I'm pretty sure I got grounded over it, since it was a big deal to her. After that, I rarely used her debit card to buy anything from the Internet.


In all fairness though, I think I know why this is the case. Here in Canada we have special chip technology (had it for a long time) where it's virtually impossible for someone to steal your money so there's no risk for kids to have it. You guys have some older technology that makes it unsafe. I think you only recently converted from the signature method on credit cards to pins, while we had pins for the longest time. Also, your debit cards could have been used to purchase online items, while our's couldn't until recently. So these are the reasons it is common for kids to have debit cards in Canada (and other places in the world) and not the U.S. The little money kids have (I had only $30 on it for years) cannot be stolen and can't be abused. We have specific Youth accounts here where banks set limits for people under 18. The youth accounts here are actually meant for those under 18. I am still surprised the U.S. doesn't have these accounts for kids under 18 when it is so common other places, but I guess it isn't as safe there. Basically the debit card is much more safe for kids than a cellphone.


Here in the U.S., we basically don't really hand out that much debit cards towards kids, since they'll get away with it. Plus, most debit cards in the U.S. still have signatures on the back, which I do agree makes it more vulnerable towards hackers and identity thieves. However, we do use identify theft protection technology, which prevents thieves from stealing people's identical and financial information. I'm not sure why we don't have tech pins over our country's debit cards, but it may have to do with something with the Federal Reserve. Not sure if that's true, but that's my guess.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 10/20/16 at 3:38 am

I absolutely hate the 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/20/16 at 4:36 am


You are wrong. The majority of kids get debit cards at age 13. This is how it is everywhere, not just Canada.


Sorry, but that just isn't true. I don't know anyone who received their own debit card at age 13. If parents are allowing their kids to get debit cards at age 13, then something is seriously wrong. Most 13 year old teens aren't mature enough to own their own debit card. It is just a recipe for disaster, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 5:53 am


Sorry, but that just isn't true. I don't know anyone who received their own debit card at age 13. If parents are allowing their kids to get debit cards at age 13, then something is seriously wrong. Most 13 year old teens aren't mature enough to own their own debit card. It is just a recipe for disaster, in my opinion.


You know what? I'm just going to expect that most countries don't give debit cards to 13 year olds, since they probably don't have those Youth accounts that Slim95 mentioned. It's better for them to give them paper money, since they would learn how to control their personal finances better. I mean, what are they gonna do with debit cards? It's not like they could spend a lot with them, especially with a $30 balance.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/20/16 at 4:03 pm


Sorry, but that just isn't true. I don't know anyone who received their own debit card at age 13. If parents are allowing their kids to get debit cards at age 13, then something is seriously wrong. Most 13 year old teens aren't mature enough to own their own debit card. It is just a recipe for disaster, in my opinion.

You're not understanding it... Where the hell is there "responsibility" in a debit card? The debit card for kids has no more than $20 usually. It's like a gift card. And also, you are completely wrong that "something is wrong" with parents giving it to kids. Are you saying something is wrong with me and Slowpoke's parents and literally all the kids in my middle school class? Something is wrong with you for thinking that and not realizing debit cards for young teens is normal, no offense. What about 14 year olds who have a part time job? They NEED debit cards to get payments because all jobs have direct deposit now. So you are still wrong as the majority of the world's young teens do have debit cards, as they should. It prepares them for the real world. This is a common practice everywhere. I'm sure it's common in the U.S. too. Maybe just not the areas where you and NYE live.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 4:19 pm


You're not understanding it... Where the hell is there "responsibility" in a debit card? The debit card for kids has no more than $20 usually. It's like a gift card. And also, you are completely wrong that "something is wrong" with parents giving it to kids. Are you saying something is wrong with me and Slowpoke's parents and literally all the kids in my middle school class? Something is wrong with you for thinking that and not realizing debit cards for young teens is normal, no offense. What about 14 year olds who have a part time job? They NEED debit cards to get payments because all jobs have direct deposit now. So you are still wrong as the majority of the world's young teens do have debit cards, as they should. It prepares them for the real world. This is a common practice everywhere. I'm sure it's common in the U.S. too. Maybe just not the areas where you and NYE live.


Then you could've said that it's like a gift card. We don't call it as debit card, since that's what we call a credit card, but with somebody's bank account money.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/20/16 at 4:55 pm


Then you could've said that it's like a gift card. We don't call it as debit card, since that's what we call a credit card, but with somebody's bank account money.

It's the person's own bank account money though. So it's not a gift card but usually there's like $20 in there so there's no big responsibility with that amount of money. Having an account in the bank at a young age is very important actually to start building a rep with the bank. And what if you get a job when you're 14? You need a bank account then...

I really think this is a common practice in the U.S. as well. There's no level of risk involves because there's no credit (not a credit card). You can't go over and no monthly fees. I don't know why you guys think this is a huge deal with such big responsibility lol. It's just a debit card, a piece of plastic with very little money on it if any at all.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 5:32 pm


It's the person's own bank account money though. So it's not a gift card but usually there's like $20 in there so there's no big responsibility with that amount of money. Having an account in the bank at a young age is very important actually to start building a rep with the bank. And what if you get a job when you're 14? You need a bank account then...


Yeah, but they don't get debit cards just because they have a part time job, at the age of 14-17. I have a savings account, but that doesn't mean you could get a debit card just for that.


I really think this is a common practice in the U.S. as well. There's no level of risk involves because there's no credit (not a credit card). You can't go over and no monthly fees. I don't know why you guys think this is a huge deal with such big responsibility lol. It's just a debit card, a piece of plastic with very little money on it if any at all.


Because there's a difference between having a gift card and a debit card. The debit card that my mom has, is issued from her bank. A gift card on the other hand, is basically paid out by somebody who bought it. You could simply activate it from the website it's provided from, and you could simply buy anything online or at any store basically. It might be different there in Canada (wherever you live), but I don't think a lot of people in the U.S. would simply give minors debit cards, just to learn about saving money. There are more ways than just debit cards. You could simply give them dollar bills, and they could buy something with it, unless that thing is expensive for them.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/20/16 at 5:53 pm


Yeah, but they don't get debit cards just because they have a part time job, at the age of 14-17. I have a savings account, but that doesn't mean you could get a debit card just for that.

Because there's a difference between having a gift card and a debit card. The debit card that my mom has, is issued from her bank. A gift card on the other hand, is basically paid out by somebody who bought it. You could simply activate it from the website it's provided from, and you could simply buy anything online or at any store basically. It might be different there in Canada (wherever you live), but I don't think a lot of people in the U.S. would simply give minors debit cards, just to learn about saving money. There are more ways than just debit cards. You could simply give them dollar bills, and they could buy something with it, unless that thing is expensive for them.

Savings accounts come with debit cards... You can't get a savings account without a debit card. When you're 14 and get a job, you need a debit card because the payment gets transferred to your savings account. It's connected. I know gift cards are different, but debit cards here you couldn't buy stuff online until recently, but of course you can use debit cards in every store you want, if you have enough money.

Again, minors should have debit cards to build a reputation with the bank. It's a risk-free way for them to start saving money.  It's more than just about learning how to save money. The fact is, almost all teens have debit cards. It's just an essential item. It's very weird if a teen doesn't have a bank savings account (which always comes with a debit card). Where the hell will they store their money? It's an easy way to store allowance cash, job payments, and other savings. I'm very confused on why you guys don't see this. There's absolutely zero difference between a debit card and cash. It's the same thing. Debit cards/bank accounts just make it easier to store.

I don't know if there's genuinely a different meaning for debit cards in the U.S., or if you guys are just not getting it lol. Almost everyone over 12 has one, as they should.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 6:22 pm


Savings accounts come with debit cards... You can't get a savings account without a debit card. When you're 14 and get a job, you need a debit card because the payment gets transferred to your savings account. It's connected. I know gift cards are different, but debit cards here you couldn't buy stuff online until recently, but of course you can use debit cards in every store you want, if you have enough money.


Well not in the United States. We don't get debit cards once we start having a savings account. Especially towards those who are under 18.

Again, minors should have debit cards to build a reputation with the bank. It's a risk-free way for them to start saving money.  It's more than just about learning how to save money. The fact is, almost all teens have debit cards. It's just an essential item. It's very weird if a teen doesn't have a bank savings account (which always comes with a debit card). Where the hell will they store their money? It's an easy way to store allowance cash, job payments, and other savings. I'm very confused on why you guys don't see this. There's absolutely zero difference between a debit card and cash. It's the same thing. Debit cards/bank accounts just make it easier to store.

I'm not even sure if they do that in most of Canada. I have never heard anybody with a debit card, who's also between the ages of 13-17. Every teen that I have saw in my high school, has a cellular phone. Most of their phones are iPhones, so it's not even like an old flip phone from the mid 2000s. Also, how is there zero difference between debit cards and cash? Cash is like paper bills, where people could access it where ever they want it. Debit cards come from digital transactions, of which it was deposited towards either people's bank accounts, or people's gift money. I don't know how you get the generalization of where every teen has a debit cards, but I don't think that's a popular thing towards most countries.


I don't know if there's genuinely a different meaning for debit cards in the U.S., or if you guys are just not getting it lol. Almost everyone over 12 has one, as they should.


It might have to deal for the fact that debit cards are like the same with credit cards. Except that it comes from a balance from people's accounts.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 10/20/16 at 6:36 pm


Well not in the United States. We don't get debit cards once we start having a savings account. Especially towards those who are under 18.

I'm not even sure if they do that in most of Canada. I have never heard anybody with a debit card, who's also between the ages of 13-17. Every teen that I have saw in my high school, has a cellular phone. Most of their phones are iPhones, so it's not even like an old flip phone from the mid 2000s. Also, how is there zero difference between debit cards and cash? Cash is like paper bills, where people could access it where ever they want it. Debit cards come from digital transactions, of which it was deposited towards either people's bank accounts, or people's gift money. I don't know how you get the generalization of where every teen has a debit cards, but I don't think that's a popular thing towards most countries.

It might have to deal for the fact that debit cards are like the same with credit cards. Except that it comes from a balance from people's accounts.

What do you mean you're not sure? Me and Slowpoke and every single teen I went to school with had a debit card in our teens. It's an essential item and simply something everyone has. All bank accounts must come with debit cards. You cannot have an account with the bank without recieving a debit card here. Debit cards come from your accounts yes, but it's very different from credit cards because credit is borrowed money and debit is your own money. Actual credit cards are only allowed for people over 18 here.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 10/20/16 at 6:40 pm


What do you mean you're not sure? Me and Slowpoke and every single teen I went to school with had a debit card in our teens. It's an essential item and simply something everyone has. All bank accounts must come with debit cards. You cannot have an account with the bank without recieving a debit card. Debit cards come from your accounts yes, but it's very different from credit cards because credit is borrowed money and debit is your own money.


I didn't get a debit card until I got my first job, which was my senior year of high school. However, I knew some people who already had jobs since their sophomore or junior years of high school so they had debit cards then. Which they had to have when receiving paychecks.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 6:42 pm


What do you mean you're not sure? Me and Slowpoke and every single teen I went to school with had a debit card in our teens. It's an essential item and simply something everyone has. All bank accounts must come with debit cards. You cannot have an account with the bank without recieving a debit card here. Debit cards come from your accounts yes, but it's very different from credit cards because credit is borrowed money and debit is your own money.


Well, not in a bank in the U.S. I don't think teens in America get debit cards when they get a bank account. I'm not even sure why they don't get a debit card.


I didn't get a debit card until I got my first job, which was my senior year of high school. However, I knew some people who already had jobs since their sophomore or junior years of high school so they had debit cards then. Which they had to have when receiving paychecks.


I don't know what to say, but I think this might have to deal with me being a New Yorker, and that I don't know anybody who has a debit card under the age of 18.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 10/20/16 at 6:47 pm


Well, not in a bank in the U.S. I don't think teens in America get debit cards when they get a bank account. I'm not even sure why they don't get a debit card.

I don't know what to say, but I think this might have to deal with me being a New Yorker, and that I don't know anybody who has a debit card under the age of 18.


Everybody who has a bank account must have a debit card (at least nowadays), because that's the only way you can access you bank account by sliding your card into the ATM, putting in your pass code, and making deposits or withdraws. Teens around age 15-17 with jobs most likely have bank accounts/debit cards. The requirements to have a bank account might be more restricted for kids under 18, but they can still have a debit card though. I got my first job and debit card when I was 17.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/20/16 at 6:53 pm


Everybody who has a bank account must have a debit card (at least nowadays), because that's the only way you can access you bank account by sliding your card into the ATM, putting in your pass code, and making deposits or withdraws. Teens around age 15-17 with jobs most likely have bank accounts/debit cards. The requirements to have a bank account might be more restricted for kids under 18, but they can still have a debit card though. I got my first job and debit card when I was 17.


I guess the reason why I react different to debit cards being a huge thing nowadays, is that I'm pretty much the only one here who doesn't have a debit card from the bank. Frankly, it might be different if I get a job, but I'm not sure if it has to deal with me switching from a savings to a checking account. Which means that I use my bank account to save money. But apparently, I don't use it that often since I'm not really responsible for taking care of money (most of the time). Unless it came from dollar bills.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/09/16 at 1:05 am

And so it begins :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/09/16 at 2:01 am

Whoa! I didn't see THAT coming!  :o ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/09/16 at 2:03 am


And so it begins :o

Trump won  :\'(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 11/09/16 at 2:20 am


Trump won  :\'(


That's what my family hoped for, not me personally, I was undecided, but I'm not old enough to vote anyways so...

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 11/09/16 at 2:34 am

Something really collapsed inside of me. Suddenly, the 90s and 2000s seem far longer ago than ever before.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/09/16 at 6:01 am


Something really collapsed inside of me. Suddenly, the 90s and 2000s seem far longer ago than ever before.


I feel the same. I feel like the 2000s would feel longer than before, when Trump gets inaugurated. Not to mention that I'll probably feel more nostalgic for it, since I didn't have to watch all of his shenanigans when Bush was president.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/09/16 at 2:50 pm


Trump won  :\'(


I voted for Hillary.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: #Infinity on 11/09/16 at 3:07 pm


I voted for Hillary.


Glad you pulled through.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/09/16 at 4:42 pm


I voted for Hillary.


Same here.

I don't think I will ever trust polls again after this fiasco.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nally on 11/09/16 at 4:43 pm


I voted for Hillary.

Same here.

I don't think I will ever trust polls again after this fiasco.  :\'(

Agreed with both of you. :-[

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 11/09/16 at 4:49 pm


Same here.

I don't think I will ever trust polls again after this fiasco.  :\'(


We have to stand up as a country and believe, learn from this mistake. I've talked to a lot of family, friends, and acquaintances, and I'm not surprised the outcome came out to be like this. It says a lot about our country moving forward. I blame the people who didn't show up to the polls and vote OR those who voted for 3rd party and kept complaining about how "votes didn't count" when they always do! This 2016 election has been the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of the 2008 election. A lot of Republicans came out stronger than ever in this election to make a statement that they want their country back, just as strong as us Democrats came out back in 2008 when Obama was running. About 3 million democrats who voted back in the 2008 & 2012 elections did NOT show up for this election, probably because a lot of them were Bernie supporters or anti-Trump folks who made excuses for not voting for Hillary.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mqg96 on 11/09/16 at 4:53 pm

and remember folks, no matter what people say about this historical election, MORE Americans voted for Hillary than Trump! That's right, the popular vote! Too bad it always goes by electoral though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/09/16 at 5:02 pm


We have to stand up as a country and believe, learn from this mistake. I've talked to a lot of family, friends, and acquaintances, and I'm not surprised the outcome came out to be like this. It says a lot about our country moving forward. I blame the people who didn't show up to the polls and vote OR those who voted for 3rd party and kept complaining about how "votes didn't count" when they always do! This 2016 election has been the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of the 2008 election. A lot of Republicans came out stronger than ever in this election to make a statement that they want their country back, just as strong as us Democrats came out back in 2008 when Obama was running. About 3 million democrats who voted back in the 2008 & 2012 elections did NOT show up for this election, probably because a lot of them were Bernie supporters or anti-Trump folks who made excuses for not voting for Hillary.


Although, they didn't really have that much of a choice. Both Hillary and Trump are extremely hated, especially towards social media. I mean, it's freedom of speech. What else could people think of during this election? Bernie was legit throughout the beginning of the election, before he dropped out in June. Democrats had no choice but to support Hillary, even though it was not like they were proud of it.


and remember folks, no matter what people say about this historical election, MORE Americans voted for Hillary than Trump! That's right, the popular vote! Too bad it always goes by electoral though.


True. It makes me wish that the popular vote should've been more important than the electoral vote.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: JordanK1982 on 11/09/16 at 10:01 pm

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/4f/d0/944fd02cebc0f3dc4b742c2d591e96dd.jpg

Welcome to the new America people. F*ckin' president Trump...

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/09/16 at 10:58 pm

Well the transition from mid to late 10s has begun.... :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/09/16 at 10:59 pm

Because of what will occur this January, the 90s and 00s will officially be a bygone era... :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Zelek3 on 11/09/16 at 10:59 pm

Hopefully the late 2010s will bring more original ideas for movies and TV shows, not just reboots and "Hey, member this 80s/90s/early 00s thing?" (then again, I'm not holding my breath)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nally on 11/09/16 at 11:28 pm



True. It makes me wish that the popular vote should've been more important than the electoral vote.

I felt that way in 2000, when Al Gore got more popular votes overall than G.W., but G.W. narrowly beat him electorally.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/09/16 at 11:38 pm


Hopefully the late 2010s will bring more original ideas for movies and TV shows, not just reboots and "Hey, member this 80s/90s/early 00s thing?" (then again, I'm not holding my breath)

If what people are saying is true (that the 90s and 00s will seem far away soon) then I think there will be a new fresh and distinct culture with more original ideas on the horizon. Which is one positive at least.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 11/10/16 at 3:57 am

I agree with what most people are saying about previous decades feeling further, I just hope that pop culture has a shift soon (I feel like it's been ongoing) for the better, not that I dislike today's pop culture, but because things get boring if they stay the same. If culture was still like it was in the late 90s (it can be any time period really, I just never want culture to be stagnant) for example today, I think it'd be much more boring and people who grew up then would look back on it less fondly then they do now.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/10/16 at 2:58 pm


Glad you pulled through.


I never thought for one second that he would be serious running for president.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/10/16 at 3:01 pm


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/4f/d0/944fd02cebc0f3dc4b742c2d591e96dd.jpg

Welcome to the new America people. F*ckin' president Trump...


http://citispoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/trump.png

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/10/16 at 3:12 pm


Because of what will occur this January, the 90s and 00s will officially be a bygone era... :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(


It would still feel the same to me. I'll still be nostalgic for the 2000s, even though it would seem more distant with Trump getting elected.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/10/16 at 9:36 pm

The 2000s feel more familiar than ever to me, especially remembering the shock and disappointment of the 2004 election and the four dark years that followed (politically).  :\'(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/10/16 at 9:47 pm

Do you guys think it's possible that instead of culture being more gloomy, it will become more upbeat? I think this may happen because there will be a lot opportunity for political satire in shows and movies. Kind of like how the mid 2000s had the fun culture by making fun of Bush. And because the pop culture was so dark and depressing the last few years, people may want change. Also people will continually hope and stay optimistic for real change in the 2020 election (maybe a Bernie type politician will come back). Also people may want to escape the reality of a Trump government by having a fun and upbeat (hopefully not artificial) culture. Thoughts?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/10/16 at 9:50 pm


Do you guys think it's possible that instead of culture being more gloomy, it will become more upbeat? I think this may happen because there will be a lot opportunity for political satire in shows and movies. Kind of like how the mid 2000s had the fun culture by making fun of Bush. And because the pop culture was so dark and depressing the last few years, people may want change. Also people will continually hope and stay optimistic for real change in the 2020 election (maybe a Bernie type politician will come back). Also people may want to escape the reality of a Trump government by having a fun and upbeat (hopefully not artificial) culture. Thoughts?


I'll predict that Trump would be made fun by the general population, since he's more of a laughingstock than '46 Bush did.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/10/16 at 9:53 pm


Do you guys think it's possible that instead of culture being more gloomy, it will become more upbeat? I think this may happen because there will be a lot opportunity for political satire in shows and movies. Kind of like how the mid 2000s had the fun culture by making fun of Bush. And because the pop culture was so dark and depressing the last few years, people may want change. Also people will continually hope and stay optimistic for real change in the 2020 election (maybe a Bernie type politician will come back). Also people may want to escape the reality of a Trump government by having a fun and upbeat (hopefully not artificial) culture. Thoughts?


I think pop culture is upbeat when people are optimistic, even if the world isn't doing so hot. I'm not sure if that described 2017, there's a huge dark cloud of uncertainty hanging throughout the world.

I remember the mid-2000s being characterized by crunk rap, emo and punk rock, but that may be coloured by what I was listening to. I'm not sure if I'd describe it as 'upbeat' in the same vein as the early 2010s where we got songs like TiK ToK or California Gurls. The mid-2000s was certainly angsty though and I like angsty.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/16 at 9:53 pm


The 2000s feel more familiar than ever to me, especially remembering the shock and disappointment of the 2004 election and the four dark years that followed (politically).  :\'(


Sometimes pain is.....a blessing from Jesus! He'll make it all better.  :)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/10/16 at 10:02 pm


Sometimes pain is.....a blessing from Jesus! He'll make it all better.  :)


Jesus please give the US its hip brain implant surgery! 🙏

kNFBWyIAOE4

(Such an appropriate song at the end for this election).

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/16 at 10:10 pm


Jesus please give the US its hip brain implant surgery! 🙏

kNFBWyIAOE4

(Such an appropriate song at the end for this election).


Man, Miley has been hitting Burger King a lot lately! It's,.....it's not healthy. It's irresponsible, it's not whole, it's not pure!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/10/16 at 10:10 pm


I think pop culture is upbeat when people are optimistic, even if the world isn't doing so hot. I'm not sure if that described 2017, there's a huge dark cloud of uncertainty hanging throughout the world.

I remember the mid-2000s being characterized by crunk rap, emo and punk rock, but that may be coloured by what I was listening to. I'm not sure if I'd describe it as 'upbeat' in the same vein as the early 2010s where we got songs like TiK ToK or California Gurls. The mid-2010s was certainly angsty though and I like angsty.

I just wanna stay positive.  :(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/10/16 at 10:12 pm


I just wanna stay positive.  :(


Sorry, I meant to say the *mid-2000s are angsty, not the mid-2010s lol.


I'll predict that Trump would be made fun by the general population, since he's more of a laughingstock than '46 Bush did.


I lowkey blame Jon Stewart for losing it for the Dems this year. Talk about bad timing! We'll definitely see a new generation of comedians though, so I guess that's one benefit.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/16 at 10:27 pm


I just wanna stay positive.  :(


I'm still living in my delusion, I'll be honest. Maybe Trump is a master media troll and won't be that bad, and just says things for shock value, and to rile up his supporters so that he'll win votes.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/11/16 at 7:18 am


I'll predict that Trump would be made fun by the general population, since he's more of a laughingstock than '46 Bush did.


I think he already is.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/11/16 at 9:27 am


I remember the mid-2000s being characterized by crunk rap, emo and punk rock, but that may be coloured by what I was listening to. I'm not sure if I'd describe it as 'upbeat' in the same vein as the early 2010s where we got songs like TiK ToK or California Gurls. The mid-2000s was certainly angsty though and I like angsty.

I wouldn't call the mid 00s angst, the late 00s on the other hand... But the Mid 00s felt the most upbeat of the cultural 00s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/11/16 at 10:00 am

It really feels Late 2010s to me all of a sudden now that Trump is in office.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/11/16 at 10:52 am


It really feels Late 2010s to me all of a sudden now that Trump is in office.


Obama's still in office. He's gonna be out of the White House in January, when Trump gets inaugurated.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/11/16 at 1:48 pm


Obama's still in office. He's gonna be out of the White House in January, when Trump gets inaugurated.


and after that, we'll see what he's capable of achieving in the next 4 years.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/11/16 at 2:56 pm


I wouldn't call the mid 00s angst, the late 00s on the other hand... But the Mid 00s felt the most upbeat of the cultural 00s.


The mid-2000s was the peak of faux-emo! The late 2000s had great indie rock though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/11/16 at 2:57 pm

Does anyone else think the core 2010s are over or are quickly coming to an end? I barely knew thee.  :\'(

Late 2011 to Mid-2017 I'd say. It died so young...

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/11/16 at 3:31 pm


The mid-2000s was the peak of faux-emo! The late 2000s had great indie rock though.

All of the 2000s felt upbeat for me. Early 2000s were the most upbeat though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/11/16 at 3:33 pm


Late 2011 to Mid-2017 I'd say. It died so young...

I think 2011 - 2017 may end up being the core 2010s as well.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/11/16 at 3:36 pm


Does anyone else think the core 2010s are over or are quickly coming to an end? I barely knew thee.  :\'(

Late 2011 to Mid-2017 I'd say. It died so young...


It's more like mid 2012 - early 2017 to me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/11/16 at 3:39 pm


It's more like mid 2012 - early 2017 to me.

No 2012 and 2011 were identical years. The mid 2010s started in 2013 though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/11/16 at 3:50 pm


No 2012 and 2011 were identical years. The mid 2010s started in 2013 though.


To me, the core 2010s started in 2012. I'm not sure about 2011, since it did have a couple 2000s leftovers.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/11/16 at 4:25 pm


To me, the core 2010s started in 2012. I'm not sure about 2011, since it did have a couple 2000s leftovers.

2011 was the first year with zero core 00s leftovers for me.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/11/16 at 7:09 pm


All of the 2000s felt upbeat for me. Early 2000s were the most upbeat though.

Most likely cause, you were mostly a kid during that time.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/11/16 at 7:22 pm


Does anyone else think the core 2010s are over or are quickly coming to an end? I barely knew thee.  :\'(

Late 2011 to Mid-2017 I'd say. It died so young...


The late 10's betrayed you!  :o  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/11/16 at 8:55 pm


Most likely cause, you were mostly a kid during that time.

Yeah that's true.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: BornIn86 on 11/11/16 at 9:11 pm


Yeah that's true.


I thought the early 2000s were upbeat to a point. Nu-metal/goth culture was still a big thing. It was when the country realized the Iraq War was a giant quagmire that the good/patriotic feelings began to unravel rapidly.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/11/16 at 9:32 pm


The late 10's betrayed you!  :o  :o


This betrayal is worse than when Phoenix Wright was announced for the iPhone.  Judgement Day will come for Crapcom, and Drumpf  >:(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/11/16 at 10:06 pm


This betrayal is worse than when Phoenix Wright was announced for the iPhone.  Judgement Day will come for Crapcom, and Drumpf  >:(


Whoa!! I can feel the passion over my laptop! Can you see that, gentleman? All that fire??  :o  :o  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/16 at 12:06 am

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump%E2%80%99s-win-may-be-the-beginning-of-a-global-populist-wave/ar-AAkfIdx?li=BBnb7Kz

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/14/16 at 11:18 am


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump%E2%80%99s-win-may-be-the-beginning-of-a-global-populist-wave/ar-AAkfIdx?li=BBnb7Kz



And in Britain with a centuries long streak of moderation and pragmatism...




I'm not too concerned about France and Germany. Their election system is set up to exactly keep extremists out of power and it will probably pull through.

In France, you have two rounds of presidential election. First is a free for all, and if no one gets 50%, there's a second round where the top two candidates compete for 50%. In a battle between right wing and far right wing, I think leftists will hold their nose and vote for moderate right.

In Germany, seats in the Bundestag are allocated proportionally, so if you get 40% of the vote, you get 40% of the seats. No one ever gets 50%, since it's a multi party democracy. So the parties have to work with like minded parties and form coalitions. Germany (unlike Sweden) even has a tradition where the left and right swallow their pride and work together. Right now the government in Germany is a coalition of Christian Democrats (right wing, with Angela Merkel) and the Social Democrats (left wing). The system in Germany was literally designed after World War 2 to prevent Hitler, and I think it will pull through.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/20/16 at 11:10 pm


I'm not too concerned about France and Germany. Their election system is set up to exactly keep extremists out of power and it will probably pull through.



Yes, it is.  And yes, that's what we in the US thought about our primary process about six months ago. 

http://i.imgur.com/yRdygjj.jpg

And oh, wait, you're serious.  Let me laugh even harder.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/21/16 at 9:28 am



Yes, it is.  And yes, that's what we in the US thought about our primary process about six months ago. 

And oh, wait, you're serious.  Let me laugh even harder.


You thought your primary process was effective at keeping extremists out of power? Gathering all the ideologues and partisans in one place to vote on something doesn't sound like a way to reduce extremism to me. :o "The military isn't a social experiment; it's for breaking things and blowing things up" sounds like the kind of extremist line that could only play well in a Republican primary debate.

I'm disappointed you cut out the rest of my post, though. The good news come out of France yesterday was Sarkozy, the ex-president and the most formidable of the xenophobic candidates, came in 3rd place in the right-wing primaries, and was eliminated. Alain Juppé and François Fillon, the top two candidates will now go into the second round of voting next month, so one of then can get more than 50% of the vote. France uses the same system for its presidential elections. If the US had the same system, Hillary Clinton would most likely be president. It's based entirely on popular vote and needing to get more than 50% of it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/22/16 at 10:40 pm


You thought your primary process was effective at keeping extremists out of power?


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Sorry - I only clipped the rest of your post because we are in agreement: the US primary process is the opposite of what it pretends to be. 

I wish I shared your optimism about France.  I see the elimination of Sarkozy as a shift towards Le Pen.  I hope I'm wrong and your turns out to be correct.  But I've been on the losing sides of most bets on democracy these days.  Maybe my time is past.  We had a good run, and maybe it's time for something a little darker to take over.

The irony that although Merkel's position is weak, it's the Germans who will be the last holdouts against the resurgence of fascism, well, if it all turns out the way I think it will, at least I'll die laughing!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nally on 11/23/16 at 6:53 pm


and after that, we'll see what he's capable of achieving in the next 4 years.

...if he lasts that long.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 11/24/16 at 2:51 pm


...if he lasts that long.


We will find out for sure.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/24/16 at 7:23 pm


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Sorry - I only clipped the rest of your post because we are in agreement: the US primary process is the opposite of what it pretends to be. 

I wish I shared your optimism about France.  I see the elimination of Sarkozy as a shift towards Le Pen.  I hope I'm wrong and your turns out to be correct.  But I've been on the losing sides of most bets on democracy these days.  Maybe my time is past.  We had a good run, and maybe it's time for something a little darker to take over.

The irony that although Merkel's position is weak, it's the Germans who will be the last holdouts against the resurgence of fascism, well, if it all turns out the way I think it will, at least I'll die laughing!


Oh, I thought you were laughing about what I said about France/Germany ;D

I had a conversation about France with one of my Franco-Ontarian friends who's (obviously) more fluent in French than me. He thinks Le Pen would beat the traditional right, because she's economically to the left. Despite the common consensus that the left will band together with the right to stop the far-right (like in the 2002 election), he thinks that Le Pen can grab a lot of the left-wing votes in the second round with her populism, not unlike what happened with traditionally left-wing areas of the UK and the US voting from Brexit and Trump respectively. That gave me a new found fear that I didn't have before. I hope he and you are wrong.  :(

Donald Trump, Theresa May, Marine Le Pen, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, UN Security Council 2017... un désastre complet.

The Queen of Europe is our last hope!

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/27/16 at 9:39 pm


Oh, I thought you were laughing about what I said about France/Germany ;D

I had a conversation about France with one of my Franco-Ontarian friends who's (obviously) more fluent in French than me. He thinks Le Pen would beat the traditional right, because she's economically to the left.


Yeah, it's almost like Nationalism is combining with Socialism.  Hmm.  I wonder if anybody's tried that before and how well that worked out for them?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/27/16 at 11:21 pm

So I was looking at this thread (and have for sometime now) and they asked how the vibe of the mid 10s would be like. Was their predictions correct?

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=46446.0

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/28/16 at 12:22 am


So I was looking at this thread (and have for sometime now) and they asked how the vibe of the mid 10s would be like. Was their predictions correct?

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=46446.0

Interesting. The people who predicted there wouldn't be a lot of changes were partially correct lol. Some said there would be a relaxed vibe and that defintely DID NOT happen haha. Nobody predicted dark gloom and doom which pretty much describes the mid 2010s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/28/16 at 6:04 am


Interesting. The people who predicted there wouldn't be a lot of changes were partially correct lol. Some said there would be a relaxed vibe and that defintely DID NOT happen haha. Nobody predicted dark gloom and doom which pretty much describes the mid 2010s.


Well, they did say something about that. Especially when they said it would be dark.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 11/28/16 at 1:03 pm


So I was looking at this thread (and have for sometime now) and they asked how the vibe of the mid 10s would be like. Was their predictions correct?

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=46446.0


Whose alt account is ExtremeMan08? Being nostalgic for 2005 in 2012 and saying there was no technology in 2005... Sounds like one of you lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/28/16 at 1:47 pm


Whose alt account is ExtremeMan08? Being nostalgic for 2005 in 2012 and saying there was no technology in 2005... Sounds like one of you lol.
Not even close! ;D Besides, the user was from Canada.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/28/16 at 4:34 pm


Not even close! ;D Besides, the user was from Canada.


Well, he did think that the early 2010s were crappy.  :P Who else would think that the early 2010s were already crap in 2012?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/28/16 at 4:51 pm


Not even close! ;D Besides, the user was from Canada.

I was on the forum back then with guest accounts when they allowed it and I remember all these users including Extreme. The OP of that thread was really active but I think he got banned. Emman is still around but much less active. There are no that many users from Canada on here, just three people at the moment it seems.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/28/16 at 5:04 pm


I was on the forum back then with guest accounts when they allowed it and I remember all these users including Extreme. The OP of that thread was really active but I think he got banned. Emman is still around but much less active. There are no that many users from Canada on here, just three people at the moment it seems.  ;D


Well, thenewtattoo (the OP you mentioned) made his last post around late 2013. But damn, he seems like he would've made more posts until early 2014 for some reason.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/28/16 at 10:19 pm

Speaking of the late 2010s, I don't know why but I have feeling we will see the start of late 2010s culture around February of 2017. I don't know why but it's just a gut feeling I have.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 11/28/16 at 10:41 pm


Speaking of the late 2010s, I don't know why but I have feeling we will see the start of late 2010s culture around February of 2017. I don't know why but it's just a gut feeling I have.


Personally, I believe Late 2010s culture started around July this year, coinciding with the launch of Pokemon Go and the return of Blink 182 and Green Day. Either way, I wouldn't view 2016 as belonging in the same cultural era as 2015, despite the short time gap in-between both years.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 11/28/16 at 10:45 pm


Personally, I believe Late 2010s culture started around July this year, coinciding with the launch of Pokemon Go and the return of Blink 182 and Green Day. Either way, I wouldn't view 2016 as belonging in the same cultural era as 2015, despite the short time gap in-between both years.

For me, it's exactly the same as 2015 even now after Trump got elected. Same vibe, same music, etc. Kind of like how mid 10s have started in early (February) 2013, I think the same thing will happen for the late 10s in early February 2017. I don't know for sure and for all we know the late 10s may not even come until 2018, but it's just a feeling I have. And this will fall right after Trump's inauguration as well.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/01/16 at 1:12 pm


Yeah, it's almost like Nationalism is combining with Socialism.  Hmm.  I wonder if anybody's tried that before and how well that worked out for them?


I just heard on the radio that François Hollande won't run for reelection  :D This doesn't save the left but at least it went from a 0% chance to a 5% chance, and the left can start the healing process.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: musicguy93 on 12/01/16 at 2:12 pm


For me, it's exactly the same as 2015 even now after Trump got elected. Same vibe, same music, etc. Kind of like how mid 10s have started in early (February) 2013, I think the same thing will happen for the late 10s in early February 2017. I don't know for sure and for all we know the late 10s may not even come until 2018, but it's just a feeling I have. And this will fall right after Trump's inauguration as well.


2016 was the same to me as well. Mid 2010s trends like hipster fashion, indie pop, trap music, overly dark tv dramas, superhero movies, smart gadgets (ie, phones, tablets, watches), etc., are all still going strong in 2016. It's possible that 2017 will be primarily late 2010s, but still have elements from the mid 2010s. 2018 will probably be purely late 2010s. But I do wonder how different the late 2010s will actually be from the mid 2010s, in terms of pop culture. Will it offer something new, or just be more of the same old stuff?

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/01/16 at 2:16 pm


But I do wonder how different the late 2010s will actually be from the mid 2010s, in terms of pop culture. Will it offer something new, or just be more of the same old stuff?

I really hope we get some fresh new stuff.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/18/16 at 12:52 pm

There's exactly two more weeks in 2016!  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 12:55 pm


There's exactly two more weeks in 2016!  :o


13 days, actually.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/18/16 at 1:11 pm

In my eyes, it's not the late 2010s yet. Not until The Donald is in office, at least.

The overall vibe of this year (political correctness and the backlash against it, refugee crisis, race issues, 90s nostalgia, etc.) feels like an extension of the previous year, not a break from it.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 1:18 pm


In my eyes, it's not the late 2010s yet. Not until The Donald is in office, at least.

The overall vibe of this year (political correctness and the backlash against it, refugee crisis, race issues, 90s nostalgia, etc.) feels like an extension of the previous year, not a break from it.

I agree. We are still in the mid 10s right now.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/18/16 at 1:19 pm


13 days, actually.


13 days and 11 hours. 14 days if I didn't pay attention to hours or details.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 1:27 pm


In my eyes, it's not the late 2010s yet. Not until The Donald is in office, at least.

The overall vibe of this year (political correctness and the backlash against it, refugee crisis, race issues, 90s nostalgia, etc.) feels like an extension of the previous year, not a break from it.


It should've been on January 1, 2017. It's not like people see Obama as our president now, even though he still is. When New Year's Day comes, I would feel like Trump would be our president for now on.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 1:34 pm

We're still transitioning into 100% (peak) late 2010s, but I think we're more overall late 2010s right now than mid-2010s. Well, I guess it depends on how you define mid-2010s, but to me 2013/2014 are starting to feel like a different world.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 1:39 pm


We're still transitioning into 100% (peak) late 2010s, but I think we're more overall late 2010s right now than mid-2010s. Well, I guess it depends on how you define mid-2010s, but to me 2013/2014 are starting to feel like a different world.

Not to me. Not much has changed since 2013. It still feels like the mid 10s to me. Overall there actually aren't "different worlds" since 2008. The 2010s have been a really consistent decade on the whole.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 1:42 pm


Not to me. Not much has changed since 2013. It still feels like the mid 10s to me. Overall there actually aren't "different worlds" since 2008. The 2010s have been a really consistent decade on the whole.


2008 was quite a while ago... Bush was still president and Zellers was a thing :o I guess it depends on what you concentrate on.  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 1:44 pm


2008 was quite a while ago... Bush was still president and Zellers was a thing :o I guess it depends on what you concentrate on.  ;D

Late 2008 is when the shift happened to the culture we have today. It was the starting period of the 10s and the starting period of "the new word". A lot of people actually think this. Just not on this forum for some reason.

But 2008 was still a long time ago, I'm not denying that. But the culture on the whole has not changed that much since late 2008.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 1:47 pm


Late 2008 is when the shift happened to the culture we have today. It was the starting period of the 10s and the starting period of "the new word". A lot of people actually think this. Just not on this forum for some reason.


Politically, I think so. I don't know pop culturally, since it was like a roller-coaster between 2010-2013.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 1:50 pm


Late 2008 is when the shift happened to the culture we have today. It was the starting period of the 10s and the starting period of "the new word". A lot of people actually think this. Just not on this forum for some reason.

But 2008 was still a long time ago, I'm not denying that. But the culture on the whole has not changed that much since late 2008.


I agree we live in a post-recession world, if that's what you mean. We're just not quite directly post-recession as we were in 2009-2012 when the effects of the recession were more evident. In this forum where we divide things up into early/mid/late decade, I think late 2016 is starting to differentiate itself from much of the "mid-2010s". It's actually quite dramatic how much as changed since 2013 (and how much things will continue to change into 2017), especially politically. :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 1:52 pm


I agree we live in a post-recession world, if that's what you mean. We're just not quite directly post-recession as we were in 2009-2012 when the effects of the recession were more evident. In this forum where we divide things up into early/mid/late decade, I think late 2016 is starting to differentiate itself from much of the "mid-2010s" ;D

Yeah I also divide stuff up with early, mid, and late but I'm looking at the bigger picture like if eras were seperated by actual 10 year decades. This still feels like the mid 10s to me though.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 1:53 pm


Yeah I also divide stuff up with early, mid, and late but I'm looking at the bigger picture like if eras were seperated by actual 10 year decades. This still feels like the mid 10s to me though.


That seems barely impossible, since the early portion of the decade usually picks up from the previous one. Like of how everyone thinks the early 2000s were like the late 90s, or the early 90s as the late 80s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 2:57 pm


That seems barely impossible, since the early portion of the decade usually picks up from the previous one. Like of how everyone thinks the early 2000s were like the late 90s, or the early 90s as the late 80s.

Nope, it's not impossible. In fact that's how I see eras work. The older you get, the wider the year range is for eras. My dad who is in his 60s thinks we are in the same era since the birth of the internet in the 90s.

The early 2000s were not like the 90s... And not everyone thinks that. They were purely 2000s. And not all decades work the same way. Not all eras start on the first year of the decade too. It all depends, it isn't that fixed and rigid. The 2000s for example started around 1999, and 2010s around 2008.

Also the older you get, the less superficial (or not) details you see in respective cultural eras as well. Things start to blur and become longer. It's totally fine if you see eras shorter or differently, but don't say it's impossible because everyone has different perspectives.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 3:27 pm


Nope, it's not impossible. In fact that's how I see eras work. The older you get, the wider the year range is for eras. My dad who is in his 60s thinks we are in the same era since the birth of the internet in the 90s.


That's his personal era. It's not really the same as a general era, where people think something has changed throughout a certain year or so. For instance, people think the 2000s started politically around 9/11, due to the fact that it changed America's innocence. I don't know what's for Canada, but I guess it might have to deal with the prime ministers.

The early 2000s were not like the 90s... And not everyone thinks that. They were purely 2000s. And not all decades work the same way. Not all eras start on the first year of the decade too. It all depends, it isn't that fixed and rigid. The 2000s for example started around 1999, and 2010s around 2008.

Culturally, not in a common sense though. It depends on who you talk to. I believe the 2000s started around 1999-2001, even though people still thought of it as the 90s. Although, they were more like the Y2K era. The 2010s on the other hand probably started around late 2009-2011. But that's because it has to deal with personal events, in which it transitioned me from my childhood to adolescence.


The older you get the less superficial (or not) details you see in respective cultural eras as well. Things start to blur and become longer. It's totally fine if you see eras shorter or differently, but don't say it's impossible because everyone has different perspectives.


I don't know about eras in a cultural sense. You'll might not become interested into pop culture if you're older, unless it was about shows, music, etc. But the trends would just make no sense to people who experienced a long time in his/her life. Just like how your father thinks it all started around the mid 90s, when the Internet started to become popular.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 4:03 pm


That's his personal era. It's not really the same as a general era, where people think something has changed throughout a certain year or so. For instance, people think the 2000s started politically around 9/11, due to the fact that it changed America's innocence. I don't know what's for Canada, but I guess it might have to deal with the prime ministers.

Culturally, not in a common sense though. It depends on who you talk to. I believe the 2000s started around 1999-2001, even though people still thought of it as the 90s. Although, they were more like the Y2K era. The 2010s on the other hand probably started around late 2009-2011. But that's because it has to deal with personal events, in which it transitioned me from my childhood to adolescence.

I don't know about eras in a cultural sense. You'll might not become interested into pop culture if you're older, unless it was about shows, music, etc. But the trends would just make no sense to people who experienced a long time in his/her life. Just like how your father thinks it all started around the mid 90s, when the Internet started to become popular.

No, it's not a personal era. Many older people see the 90s to now as one era. They don't see many changes since then and that's fine. Again, there are no rules to this. Cultural eras are subjective because it is not fixed. Changes happen gradually.

Going back on topic, I still think we are in the mid 2010s and I still think we are in the overall era from late 2008. However, this could change in 2017 or 2018. I see significant shifts every 9 - 10 years. (1998, 2008, now 2017 or 2018 maybe?)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 4:33 pm


No, it's not a personal era. Many older people see the 90s to now as one era. They don't see many changes since then and that's fine. Again, there are no rules to this. Cultural eras are subjective because it is not fixed. Changes happen gradually.


Well, it is if your dad thinks nothing has changed since the 90s. To me, I think sh*t has changed a lot since the 90s. Especially with the Internet.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 4:41 pm


Well, it is if your dad thinks nothing has changed since the 90s. To me, I think sh*t has changed a lot since the 90s. Especially with the Internet.

So it's not "personal era", it's a personal opinion for a cultural era. Everyone is different and has different opinions. A personal era would be like my highschool years. I bet an 90 year old would say nothing has changed since the 1980s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 12/18/16 at 4:42 pm

I can't wait until these 2010s are over. I'm sick of them and have been sick of them since they began.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 4:44 pm


I can't wait until these 2010s are over. I'm sick of them and have been sick of them since they began.

Yeah me too. This is one awful decade. I can't imagine any other decade being worse than this one in my future.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 5:25 pm


So it's not "personal era", it's a personal opinion for a cultural era. Everyone is different and has different opinions. A personal era would be like my highschool years. I bet an 90 year old would say nothing has changed since the 1980s.


Maybe it's because not a lot of things really fascinate them now, unless it was something old or sports.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/18/16 at 5:28 pm

Trump will still be president on January 1, 2020.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Brian06 on 12/18/16 at 5:29 pm


So it's not "personal era", it's a personal opinion for a cultural era. Everyone is different and has different opinions. A personal era would be like my highschool years. I bet an 90 year old would say nothing has changed since the 1980s.


I'm sure a 90 year old is simply thrilled to still be alive and could care less about cultural eras.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 12/18/16 at 5:35 pm


I'm sure a 90 year old is simply thrilled to still be alive and could care less about cultural eras.


I'm not a fan of this era so if the 2020s are better in pop culture I'll hold on to them like my life depended on it. I'm not gonna be deprived of an era I like.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 12/18/16 at 5:35 pm


Yeah me too. This is one awful decade. I can't imagine any other decade being worse than this one in my future.


Unless there's world war 3 in the 2020s....Some people think this bad era will last well into the 2020s but I'm not so sure about that.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Brian06 on 12/18/16 at 5:39 pm


I'm not a fan of this era so if the 2020s are better in pop culture I'll hold on to them like my life depended on it. I'm not gonna be deprived of an era I like.


I liked and experienced the late '90s/2000s maybe very early 10s to an extent too, I'm happy with that.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: nintieskid999 on 12/18/16 at 5:43 pm


I liked and experienced the late '90s/2000s maybe very early 10s to an extent too, I'm happy with that.


I liked the pop culture of those eras too. I just want something to make up for this time in the horrible 10s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 8:49 pm


Unless there's world war 3 in the 2020s....Some people think this bad era will last well into the 2020s but I'm not so sure about that.

I don't know why those people think it will remain the same into the 2020s and what is their basis.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 9:15 pm


I don't know why those people think it will remain the same into the 2020s and what is their basis.


Well, if you hated every single day from 2010-2019, isn't it also safe to assume that you wouldn't like January 1, 2020 either, and so on?  :o I'm not sure how ripping off the calendar page (if even that  ;D) would really change anything. It's not as if the decade physically exists, and that "the 2010s ending" would do anything.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 9:23 pm


Well, if you hated every single day from 2010-2019, isn't it also safe to assume that you wouldn't like January 1, 2020 either, and so on?  :o I'm not sure how ripping off the calendar page (if even that  ;D) would really change anything. It's not as if the decade physically exists, and that "the 2010s ending" would do anything.

I know that but why do you think this dark mood will carry on for the years to come? I think 2016 is the peak of the darkness and it will get better moving forward.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 9:31 pm


I know that but why do you think this dark mood will carry on for the years to come? I think 2016 is the peak of the darkness and it will get better moving forward.


Err, with Tr*mp things are certain to get worse in 2017-2024. I hope 2025+ is better though, or 2021 if he loses then (doubt it).

I like the pop culture of 2016 though. Something new will inevitably arrive, that's just how pop culture is. I hope I still like whatever that new thing is ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/18/16 at 9:34 pm


Err, with Tr*mp things are certain to get worse in 2017-2024. I hope 2025+ is better though, or 2021 if he loses then (doubt it).

I don't think so. Trump doesn't rule the world or dictate the culture. You can easily have a great culture with a bad president, the 2000s with Bush is an example of this..

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/18/16 at 9:36 pm


I don't think so. Trump doesn't rule the world or dictate the culture. You can easily have a great culture with a bad president, the 2000s with Bush is an example of this..


Yeah, I edited my post lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/19/16 at 5:56 am


I don't think so. Trump doesn't rule the world or dictate the culture. You can easily have a great culture with a bad president, the 2000s with Bush is an example of this..


Frankly, the pop culture doesn't really get in hand within politics. Although, they usually put in jokes within politics, but not all the time.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/19/16 at 10:26 am


Err, with Tr*mp things are certain to get worse in 2017-2024. I hope 2025+ is better though, or 2021 if he loses then (doubt it).

I like the pop culture of 2016 though. Something new will inevitably arrive, that's just how pop culture is. I hope I still like whatever that new thing is ;D


Wow, you're really mentally prepared just in case Trump wins a second term.  :o

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/19/16 at 4:00 pm


Wow, you're really mentally prepared just in case Trump wins a second term.  :o


I will never forget 2004 and now 2016, lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/20/16 at 4:44 pm


Frankly, the pop culture doesn't really get in hand within politics. Although, they usually put in jokes within politics, but not all the time.


Historians usually divide eras by political eras, such as a reign of a monarch or ruler, rather than by decades.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/20/16 at 4:55 pm


Historians usually divide eras by political eras, such as a reign of a monarch or ruler, rather than by decades.


Well, I don't really think historians wouldn't really care putting in pop culture within those eras. I mean, it seems rather trivial to know what was going on in a cultural sense. Especially when I'm mostly in the mid-late 90s and 2000s, since that's where most of my childhood stuff came from.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/20/16 at 5:00 pm


Well, I don't really think historians wouldn't really care putting in pop culture within those eras. I mean, it seems rather trivial to know what was going on in a cultural sense. Especially when I'm mostly in the mid-late 90s and 2000s, since that's where most of my childhood stuff came from.

But you weren't born until 1999 though? ??? Your childhood is mid to late 2000s, not mid to late 90s lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 12/20/16 at 6:52 pm


But you weren't born until 1999 though? ??? Your childhood is mid to late 2000s, not mid to late 90s lol.


I think he meant that the things he grew up with were from the Mid/Late 90s and the 2000s.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/20/16 at 8:29 pm


I think he meant that the things he grew up with were from the Mid/Late 90s and the 2000s.


Exactly. Most of the stuff that I grew up at least came from 1995 or later. They kept that stuff into reruns throughout my childhood, so that's why I said that in the first place.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/20/16 at 8:36 pm


But you weren't born until 1999 though? ??? Your childhood is mid to late 2000s, not mid to late 90s lol.


Or Bush's second term and the very early period of Obama's first term, to put it in historical context ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/21/16 at 12:20 am


I will never forget 2004 and now 2016, lol.


Ahh, so you didn't want to get your heart broken like in 2004.  :P

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/21/16 at 2:34 am

To me, we're not totally in the late 2010s... yet.

Like 2006, 2016 is a transitional year with a heavy mix of what came before and what's lurking around the corner. The "PC culture" that we saw in 2014 and 2015 is still going strong, but then there's also a near-equal amount of people telling it to go fuk itself.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/21/16 at 2:46 am


To me, we're not totally in the late 2010s... yet.

Like 2006, 2016 is a transitional year with a heavy mix of what came before and what's lurking around the corner. The "PC culture" that we saw in 2014 and 2015 is still going strong, but then there's also a near-equal amount of people telling it to go fuk itself.

For me we are not at all in the late 2010s and 2016 was not a transitional year at all.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/21/16 at 2:53 am


For me we are not at all in the late 2010s and 2016 was not a transitional year at all.

We are beginning the transition from mid to late tho. For example, A new president is coming. Even TV shows have ended or are ending.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/21/16 at 2:55 am


We are beginning the transition from mid to late tho. For example, A new president is coming. Even TV shows have ended or are ending.

I don't feel it yet. It still feels mid 10s to me. Maybe in 2017 it will start to transition.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/21/16 at 2:59 am


I don't feel it yet. It still feels mid 10s to me. Maybe in 2017 it will start to transition.

Trump being elected was the official start of the transition. IMO
I think 2017 will be same way 1997 was. Still have SOME mid in there, but overall be a late year.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Slim95 on 12/21/16 at 3:00 am


Trump being elected was the official start of the transition
I think 2017 will be same way 1997 was. Still have SOME mid in there, but overall be a late year.

Well I disagree because I don't notice any other changes after Trump got elected. But I agree that may happen for 2017.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/21/16 at 3:01 am

Slim, you should give your thoughts on my masculinty thread. :o  It's a pretty interesting topic.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/21/16 at 3:03 am


Well I disagree because I don't notice any other changes after Trump got elected. But I agree that may happen for 2017.

Oops I should have said "a sign of," not start. Since it's just my personal opinion. ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/21/16 at 9:28 am


Ahh, so you didn't want to get your heart broken like in 2004.  :P


More of a brain break than a heart break lol.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/30/16 at 7:01 pm

In my opinion it's still the mid 2010s.

January 20, 2017 will mark the start of the "real" late 2010s. 8)

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 12/30/16 at 7:19 pm


In my opinion it's still the mid 2010s.

January 20, 2017 will mark the start of the "real" late 2010s. 8)


The post-truth era started June 23, 2016. Although, you could argue the late 2010s started on time when Theresa May came in on September.

Trump isn't some isolated event, he's a part of a global trend. Things will change in 2017, but the era started before him. Unless the late 2010s are catastrophically bad and our way of life changes completely,  and there's a more important event that's a better demarcation line ;D

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/30/16 at 10:49 pm


The post-truth era started June 23, 2016. Although, you could argue the late 2010s started on time when Theresa May came in on September.

Trump isn't some isolated event, he's a part of a global trend. Things will change in 2017, but the era started before him. Unless the late 2010s are catastrophically bad and our way of life changes completely,  and there's a more important event that's a better demarcation line ;D


It already did. I could still feel the hype for anybody who voted for Trump in November, especially where I live.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/30/16 at 10:50 pm

But we're not in the Trump era until he gets INTO office.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/30/16 at 10:56 pm


But we're not in the Trump era until he gets INTO office.


He was already elected as our next president. Even though we have less than a month until he gets inaugurated.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Howard on 12/31/16 at 7:53 am


But we're not in the Trump era until he gets INTO office.



Exactly.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 01/01/17 at 8:04 am

Chronologically, 2016 was apart of the Mid 2010s, but culturally, I believe there are a few noticeable differences between this last year and 2015. Whether or not the year was the beginning of Late 2010s culture, who knows, but I believe it was definitely the start of a new cultural era. Trump aside, you had the Brexit outcome, the first signs of an Early 2000s cultural comeback (Pokemon Go craze, new Tarzan movie, reference to Blink-182 in a new Top-40 hit, Green Day and Blink-182 releasing new albums), the arguable stagnation of our current culture and an overall more cynical and bleak outlook on the present/future. The overall vibe of 2016 was quite different to that of 2015 and 2014, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/01/17 at 1:58 pm

It feels surreal to be in a year that seemed so far off 6 years ago. It'll probably sink in more once I hear someone exclaim "It's 2017! X shouldn't be happening in this day and age!"

Subject: Re: Happy late 2010s!

Written By: 2001 on 01/01/17 at 2:07 pm


It feels surreal to be in a year that seemed so far off 6 years ago. It'll probably sink in more once I hear someone exclaim "It's 2017! X shouldn't be happening in this day and age!"


Heh, I've heard a few "What year is it?! Oh right, 2016, nevermind." in response to a lot of alt-right nonsense. A bit of a sad reflection on our society :(

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