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Subject: 1989

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 02/26/06 at 2:39 pm

Is it just me, or does this year not fit in, with the rest of the decade? Looking back, it just doesn't seem 80's to me. I remember this year like it was yesterday, and for whatever reason, it just stands apart somehow. Does anyone else feel this way, or any other weird years for you?

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/26/06 at 3:48 pm

Yeah, 1989 was sort of pre-'90s, it wasn't really all that '80s in atmosphere anymore. It wasn't the fully-fledged '90s, but it was after the '80s were diminished.

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: Donnie Darko on 02/26/06 at 5:52 pm

I think 1989 is to the eighties what 1999 is to the nineties.  Kind of a "misfit" relative to 1980-86 and even to 1987 and '88, and a precursor to the early and mid nineties.

But, I think 1989 (and 1999, for that matter) are both part of their respective decades.  In fact, I think 1990 and early 1991 are in many ways still the late eighties, in a non-literal sense.  Ditto goes for the pre-9/11 part of the '00s; 2000 and early '01 were really more similar to the late '90s than to now.

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: Slater on 02/26/06 at 6:32 pm

I remember a trio of underwater sci-fi/horror movies that came out that year; "Deepstar Six", "The Abyss", and "Leviathan". I liked 'em all but then again I'm easily entertained.

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/26/06 at 8:56 pm

Mid-1989 to mid-1991 were sort of what I call the "pre-90s", the mid-1999 to mid-2001 period was sort of the "post-90s."

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: BCRichrocker on 02/26/06 at 11:58 pm

I remember it like it was yesterday also (I turned 19 that year) and it was very much still 1980's feel and atmosphere.

Subject: Re: 1989

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/27/06 at 11:29 am

I think 1989 still had the 80's feel and atmosphere but it was starting to tilt a little toward the 90's IMO.

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