Thread: Why did everything good suddenly disappear in 1999?

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    Why did a lot of good things like stores we miss and old companies and other stuff die in 1999?
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      My town got a Circuit City in 2000, so things weren't ALL bad after 1999.
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        OK, but let's see what else ended in 1999:

        - Hills Department Store chain got brought out by Ames and bankrupted itself in 2001.
        - Erie, Pennsylvania, the city I live outside of, dropped from 3rd largest city in PA to 4th largest (those lucky bastards in Allentown)
        - A popular local CHR music radio station in my area sold out to corporations, after selling off it's associated ABC affiliate station. Now a corporate classic rock format station is in it's place
        - Yet another locally-based kids fitness TV show went off-the-air

        I might be able to name some more, but it might just be that my area sucks more than others.
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          Progress. It takes place for better or worse. Many things that were beloved in the 80's disappeared in the 90's. Each decade loses something to the next. I think the advent of the internet really sped up that progress.
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            obviously
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              Well "Progress" is sometimes a crock of sh^t.
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                I guess somebody didn't get a Dreamcast.
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                  Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                  OK, but let's see what else ended in 1999:

                  - Hills Department Store chain got brought out by Ames and bankrupted itself in 2001.
                  - Erie, Pennsylvania, the city I live outside of, dropped from 3rd largest city in PA to 4th largest (those lucky bastards in Allentown)
                  - A popular local CHR music radio station in my area sold out to corporations, after selling off it's associated ABC affiliate station. Now a corporate classic rock format station is in it's place
                  - Yet another locally-based kids fitness TV show went off-the-air

                  I might be able to name some more, but it might just be that my area sucks more than others.



                  Dude, Allentown sucks. I'm from California but lived in PA, and I swear I feel like Pennsylvania is just coming out of the 80s.
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                    Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                    Well "Progress" is sometimes a crock of sh^t.


                    I've heard the same thing from people across the country.

                    Right now there are a lot of people that remember the same things you do, but what really blows is the thought that in another ten years more and more people won't have a clue of what you're talking about or why it's so important to you.
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                      I like Erie, PA. I'm from Buffalo. My family and I now have an annual July 4th tradition of driving down to Erie and going to Golden Corral, and then stopping at Phantom Fireworks on the way home.
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                        That's all the way across the state, though. And on the lake.
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                          That's all the way across the state, though. And on the lake.

                          Erie is only like and hour and twenty minute drive from Buffalo.
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                            And in a different state. I was saying relative to Allentown.
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                              Progress. It takes place for better or worse. Many things that were beloved in the 80's disappeared in the 90's. Each decade loses something to the next. I think the advent of the internet really sped up that progress.


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                                • 3 years 7 months ago
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                                Yeah, but the radio in Erie sucks. The powers that be in radio can't listen to listener's opinions anyway. Erie is way down on the DMA radio list.
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                                  Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                                  Why did a lot of good things like stores we miss and old companies and other stuff die in 1999?


                                  Y2K...
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                                    • 3 years 7 months ago
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                                    Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                                    Why did a lot of good things like stores we miss and old companies and other stuff die in 1999?


                                    Y2K...


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                                      Quote by Ghost
                                      Quote by bklynbren
                                      Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                                      Why did a lot of good things like stores we miss and old companies and other stuff die in 1999?


                                      Y2K...


                                      Stinking calendar bugs...

                                      Also, get your butt out of here and back over to your assigned seat at RD young man.


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                                        • 3 years 6 months ago
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                                        yeah you a lying look at tv in 1999 it changed big time. USA Network got rid of Up All Night, Duckman, TNT canned Monstervision, MTV ( I'm not even going there) all you have to do is look at how crappy television got in 1999.
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