• 9 months 8 days ago
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    Timothy1964 wrote:
    I am not a huge fan of the 2000's, as I was of the 1980's and 1990's, especially after 9/11. I started "falling apart" financially by the summer of 2002, where I had to sell a lot of my possessions in order to pay my bills on time and the job I had between June 2002 and March 2004 was a real nightmare...12-hour rotating shifts and low pay. The job I had between May 2004 and March 2008 was somewhat better, but I was still struggling big time to make ends meet. I would say my best year of the 2000's was between the summer of 2008 and the summer of 2009, then things started falling apart again by the fall of 2009, where my house went into foreclosure and I had to do a quick sale. My house sold in February 2010 and I moved out and into a mobile home that March. Also, from just a couple of days after 9/11, until I sold my house and moved, I had a roommate living with me who very much made my life miserable. The only positive thing I can think of about the 2000's were my friends, who I often went into the city to visit almost every weekend, which I still do today. Indeed, I would NOT want to relive the 2000's!


    Yeah, the 200x were my downfall too, I'm with ya, Tim (and Ghost)
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      • 9 months 8 days ago
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      2000-2003 was probably the last time the NBA was still so freakin' awesome to watch before it all went downhill. Back when the Sacramento Kings were so good and almost beat the Lakers if it weren't for the corrupted ref that turned out to be betting on the game as it was revealed years later.
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        • 9 months 8 days ago
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        In 2000 I was about 19 years old and I had moved out of my parents house. I had fun but spent most of the time working to make ends meet. I started out with security gaurd jobs, the pay and hours sucked. I worked a variety of jobs, the best one was probably a salesman position at a huge used car lot, commisions were good but the hours sucked.
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          • 9 months 8 days ago
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          I was also learning to live on my own so I guess I have a lot of nostalgia for the time too and had a lot of fun then. As a matter of fact, I permanently moved out of my parents' home on December 31, 1999 and proceeded to drive halfway across the U.S. There were some financial struggles in the ensuing years, but oh, the stakes were so very low. Of course it didn't always seem that way at the time, but those were some carefree days in hindsight. And I did a lot of exciting stuff.

          Pop culture-wise:

          Andrew W.K.'s phenomenal major label debut seemingly came out of nowhere to appeal to music nerds and frat boys alike, and swept MTV in the last time rock n roll was able to do so.


          Ready...FIGHT!
          The Dreamcast was utterly destroyed by Playstation 2's DVD playback and broadband connectivity.

          Speaking of broadband internet, that was becoming increasingly available to more people, and only cheesy graphics like this

          could convey the world of possibilities that was opening up for us, as eddstarr so vividly recalls.

          The early 2000s also gave us movies like Minority Report, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, XXX, Amelie, Monsters Inc., Spirited Away, oh, and The Freakin' Lord of the Rings movies and Goddamn Harry Potter movies.

          On television, we received 24, Jackass, Firefly, Survivor, Undeclared, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, CSI, and Scrubs. I'm not even counting shows that began in the late 90s but continued throughout the early 2000s and beyond, like Family Guy, South Park, SVU, Futurama, and The Sopranos.

          I personally got a DVD player and a Nintendo 64, and a wealth of more personal memories that probably don't have much to do with the year...but no, I for one definitely haven't forgotten the time.
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            • 8 months 24 days ago
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            Early 2000's were ok. Gettin down on ps2 and gamecube back then. I enjoyed that time period. Certainly not forgettable to me.
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              • 8 months 23 days ago
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              The year 2000 was really depressing because my crappy childhood and life situation really hit me back then when I was 13 and couldn't believe that this is what my life had to offer. Back then I just did the same ol' stuff I did before but this time I had gone through puberty and treated the same as if I was still a child. Nothing had changed and it was confusing time in my life without any positive support or role models. Most of my free time was spent watching tv just as it always was and I had to make emotional connections with the shows. Playing video games was another thing I did but I had been doing that for years at that point and even video games were losing their appeal. Seriously, looking back now late 1999 with the whole Y2K scare transitioning into 2000 was an isolating time in my life. My best memories of that time was watching television and going to the arcade. Middle school sucked but at least I could watch Malcolm in the Middle and relate to Malcolm in that aspect. Seriously, my life revolved around pop culture and watching loads of television. My life in 2000 was reserved for going to school and watching television with some social interaction thrown in here and there when the boredom and depression became crippling. Life almost didn't seem real and was a drag because I had trouble finding anything meaningful.
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                • 8 months 19 days ago
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                It was a pretty forgettable era, in my opinion. I think most people don't have any particular nostalgia for it because there was nothing to mark those years as anything amazing or frankly even all that pleasant. From 9/11 on, a lot of depressing and disturbing things happened plus I consider that time an utter wasteland for music, fashion, pop culture...
                "Ease on down, Ease on down the road
                come on, Ease on down, Ease on down the road
                don't you carry nothing that might be a load come on, Ease on down Ease on down, down the road"


                --The Wiz
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                  • 7 months 21 days ago
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                  Today I'm 22 years old, and I will never forget some of the events that happened the past 15 years ago. For me, in 2006 my family moved to the suburbs so I can be closer to the high school I was attending at the time. Even two girls at least, that graduated with me in 2011 went on to marriage and kids. We got our first family camcorder in 2003 for a trip to Disney world.

                  I think the big part of the 2000s that makes everybody miss the past decades is our love for reality shows and society's loss of self-control. Even as late as the 80s or 90s, kids were actually playing outside.

                  Part of me wants to relive the past, but I think what's more important is to change our future.
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                    • 7 months 20 days ago
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                    Well the thing is we really haven't had much time to miss it yet. Plus much of the pop culture from back then is still around. They still show CSI, Spongebob Squarepants, Family Guy, and the Simpsons on TV. Much of the same music is still there. Hell if one of the current rock stations in my town is anything to go by you'd swear sometimes it's still 2003. In video games might not still have the Sega Dreamcast but we still have The Grand Theft Auto, Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, and Halo franchises. People still wear a lot of the same clothes too.

                    Hell you think that's long for a decade, look at the 50s and the baby boomer generation. Many of the same elements of daily life and pop culture at that time spread from 1946- to around 1964.
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                      • 7 months 19 days ago
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                      Drahken wrote:
                      The problem is that the only memorable things from the early 2000s were the y2k nonsense & 9/11.


                      Yeah this pretty much sums it up..
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                        • 7 months 18 days ago
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                        Did people forget Malcolm in the Middle? That had to be my favorite show from the 2000s introduced in 2000.
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                          • 7 months 18 days ago
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                          No way, I love that show
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                            • 7 months 18 days ago
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                            RomanBlade86 wrote:
                            Did people forget Malcolm in the Middle? That had to be my favorite show from the 2000s introduced in 2000.

                            Heck no! That show was one of the best during the 2000s.
                            There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                            One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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                              • 7 months 18 days ago
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                              Funny how I pretty much disliked most of the shows on tv back then and even today starring real actors. I never got Seinfeld or Friends. Maybe I was too young for that stuff but it never appealed to me. Malcolm in the Middle on the other hand spoke to me deeply on a subconscious level but I can see many people being turned off by the show.
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                                • 7 months 15 days ago
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                                RomanBlade86 wrote:
                                Funny how I pretty much disliked most of the shows on tv back then and even today starring real actors. I never got Seinfeld or Friends. Maybe I was too young for that stuff but it never appealed to me. Malcolm in the Middle on the other hand spoke to me deeply on a subconscious level but I can see many people being turned off by the show.


                                I remember my friend in high school and I loved that show. We would joke that show was like our families, but with less children.
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                                  • 7 months 7 days ago
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                                  Well, I come to this website to remember stuff from my childhood. I was already a teen during the early 00's and in high school, which is why I don't care for it while posting here. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I don't feel the same nostalgia for that time frame compared to my childhood.
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                                    • 7 months 2 days ago
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                                    I was in high school in the early 00's and turned 18 in '04...I hated jr high and high school, I was nostalgic for the 90s by time it was '03...I did not like that time in my life and even 10 years later, I look back on it and think "God, I'm so glad I survived that living h*ll" (I like using the asterisk because it kind of resembles a flame)
                                    "This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin, tried to reach deep but you couldn't get in..."
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                                      • 7 months 2 days ago
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                                      lorax wrote:
                                      I was in high school in the early 00's and turned 18 in '04...I hated jr high and high school, I was nostalgic for the 90s by time it was '03...I did not like that time in my life and even 10 years later, I look back on it and think "God, I'm so glad I survived that living h*ll" (I like using the asterisk because it kind of resembles a flame)


                                      Looks like we're the same age. Yeah, I was so excited for middle school back in 1998 but it was a complete letdown. By the end of 7th grade I was disconnected from life because it had been a letdown for me and I entered 8th grade without any care. The year 2000 hit back when I was in 8th grade and it felt like my previous life was almost like a dream and I became nostalgic about it to try to recapture it but there was no hope and I just sunk into a depression and disassociated myself from reality and just went through the motions of life. How I miss my childhood in the 90s when I actually had some innocence and hope left in me and thought life had meaning and there was something behind it.
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