Thread: What will the nostalgia/pop culture items from the 2000s be?

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    I think you guys are all thinking of teen and young adult things.

    Some kid fads I've noticed:

    Those shoes with the wheels on them

    For tv: iCarly, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, Ned's Declassified (hopefully because it was the only good show on that channel) Fairly Odd Parents, Spongebob. If you were a little tyke you probably watched Bear in the Big Blue House, Out of the Box, Ruby and Max, Blues Clues, and then for later 00s kids Dora the Explorer. For Tweens, Degrassi, American Idol, Angel/Firefly, and the last of the live action shows in the early 00s.

    Conspiracy shows about religion/politics/history/science

    Realistic Medical/detective dramas

    Shows about mystics and people who see the dead.

    Unrealistic "reality" tv and celbreality (thanks VH1...)

    Decade Nostalgia (thanks again VH1)

    Actually VH1...I think they're the MTV of this decade. At least I watched it until 2006.

    Gross out shows like Fear Factor, Survivor, TLC (I have 18 kids/I'm a hoarder/addict/gang member/gambler/pregnant or I have a shtty job shows)

    For film: Tim Burton seems to have become a fad as of late, instead of just a bizarre film maker. Then super hero movies-Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman, X Men maybe Fantastic four and Superman. You also have transformers and CGI. Crappy remakes and reinventions of classic tv shows/films. You also have great films from Pixar and Japanese anime, but horrible films from Disney and Dreamworks.


    Gross out comedy-Larry Charles, Judd Apatow

    Music: Brokencide, Jonas, Hanna Montana, American Idol singers (all of which suck with the exception of Kelly Clarkson) Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, Owl City, really bad pop music and one hit wonders. Fake poser punk (My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne). Or really awful screamy metal bands. One Republic (which is ok) and The Fray and other RnB songs mixed with alternative rock or pop.

    Soulja Boy, Crank Dat Superman and other dumb hip songs that insult the entire African American race.

    Marketing or rap, hip hop and RnB music-Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Beyonce, Soulja Boy

    Games: Four square, that game where you throw the ball against the wall and you have to run and touch the wall before the ball hits it.

    I honestly have no idea what sports were popular.

    Books: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Anime, Princess Diaries, Da Vinci Code, I can't really think of other books they may have read.

    Toys: Guitar Hero



    Gel Pens

    Zoo towels

    Bratz dolls

    Those finger skateboard and bike things

    Razor scooters/electronic scooters

    Those robotic pet things

    Itunes (kids are too pussy to use file sharing and too young to have a job, a car to drive to the store, and money to buy their own cds.

    Tech: Flat screen tvs with HD and possibly HBO?? Maybe this is only a middle class suburban thing. DVDs, cell phones, digital cameras, ipods (maybe if you were rich or your parents loved you a lot) or some cheaper form of an mp3 holder (if your parents were smart.) Blue ray and HD, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, Twitter, Skype, AIM, Vlogging, Blogging, iphone, blackberry, flat phones, keyboard phones, etc..

    For the rich kids-tvs and dvd players in cars

    I don't think kids used most of this stuff, they either watched their parents or older teen siblings buy them, or they had like a cell phone and a computer and that's about it.

    VG: World of warcraft, halo, grand theft auto

    N64, Xbox live/360, gamecube, Nintendo DS, PSP, Playstation 2 and 3, and Wii

    Fashion: Super straight hair and form fitting clothes (even for kids...yea.)

    Vans shoes

    Stripy sweaters

    Hot Topic-studded belts, fingerless gloves, flare jeans (I think skinny jeans are going to be more of a 00s thing.) Emo and scene, pop punk.

    Pants that turn into shorts and capris

    Capri pants and bermuda shorts

    Lingo: Internet speak...OMG, ROFL, ROFLMAO WTF, BFF, BF, BRB, ugh. You know my class actually used to say these things as a way to make fun of internet speak. Then all of a sudden the freshmen class started using them as legit terms as a way to sound cool. Did they mistake us or something? The words own and fail used every time you can't think of a legitimate comeback or insult. "Chuck Noris v. ___"

    Home life and school life: Shopping online for their back to school clothes instead of in stores. Very rarely do I see kids in the mall anymore, it's usually just tweeny boppers trying to look cool and none of them do anything because there's nothing to do.

    I'm guessing these kids were scared to death by their parents/teachers about Obama being a socialist, Sarah Palin, the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan, North Korea, and nukes in Iran, all of which will amount to absolutely nothing as usual.

    Michael Jackson died, but it's ok because all they knew about him was that he was a pedophile and kind of looked like Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka from CATCF.

    School shootings or lockdowns

    Wikipedia was a legitimate source to get information from

    Computer class was mandatory

    That's all I can think of.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Autism will be.

    It actually has been remembered since the '90s.

    Anyway, my thoughts:

    -Deperate Housewives
    -2008 Presidential election
    -Hanna Montana
    -Miley Cyrus
    -Family Guy
    -Lady Gaga
    -and various other perdominant 00's musicians
    -and, hopefully next decade, some of us can look forward to the cancellation of the ever down-hill "The Simpsons", even though I have watched some new episodes, I never got much into the new ones.
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    Nick Game Show. (God I wish I could remember what it was called! The one in-between shows where kids got slimed at the Nick Resort.)

    SPONK! (Probably the most interactive gameshow to ever be creative. My own cousins got them to do something on it!)

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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Autism will be.

    Naw, you don't hear people complain about something that isn't cancer or an STD these days.
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    Current events: The 2008 election, the death of Michael Jackson, 9/11, Columbia explosion, Michael Phelps and his record number of medals (and his weed controversy)

    Technology: The Web 2.0 (this includes pretty much all the notable new sites - Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia etc.), Wii, Guitar Hero

    Music: The rise and fall of emo music (especially Fall Out Boy because they pretty much opened the floodgates for the emo music scene), Green Day's American Idiot album, the explosion of shitty Disney stars - Miley, Jonases etc., the breakup and reunion of blink-182, Auto-tune, and the resurgence in electropop (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc.) after emo pretty much died.

    Films/Books: Harry Potter (I know that technically started in 1998 but it didn't get hugely popular until the 2000s), Twilight, Napoleon Dynamite, Judd Apatow movies (Superbad, the Hangover etc.), screwball sports comedies (Talladega Nights, Nacho Libre, Dodgeball, Balls of Fury, Semi-Pro), Sacha Baron Cohen movies (Borat, Bruno) and their ensuing legal problems, and Avatar.

    TV: The near death of cartoons for kids and their replacement with unfunny live-action "comedies" or kid-oriented "reality shows," American Idol with its ensuing controversies and endless stream of shit (with the exception of Adam Lambert, Daughtry, and Kelly Clarkson), Family Guy, the end of King of the Hill (3rd-longest running animated series in America), reality and talent shows, etc.

    I know I've probably missed a lot, but this was just what's at the top of my head right now.
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    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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    Most of this stuff is things that kids who were born in the late 80's, early 90's will remember of the 2000's, as they're more mature teenagers by the time of these events.

    What I will remember, from my childhood, (born in 1993), around 7-12 from 2000-2005, are things like...

    -Pres. Bush (Barely remember his election, but remember the last 4 years or so)
    -9/11 (barely remember)
    -TCG's (Yugioh, Pokemon)
    -Fingerboards (the whole skating era during middle school)
    -Candies like warheads, ring pops, etc.
    -Light up shoes
    -The rubber bracelet thing, fad
    -Yikes school supplies
    -CARTOONS! (Spongebob, Cow and Chicken, Edd, Ed, n Eddy, Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls, Little Bear, Arthur, Dexter's Lab, etc.)
    -Gameboys (I remember getting the brand new gameboy color, with pokemon on it, for Christmas one year, those were the days )
    -Reading Harry Potter in 3rd grade
    -All the new-ish disney movies (Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Pooh, etc.)
    -RECESS was the greatest show ever! XD
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    Analog television, (digital gives ya itchy, watery eyes)
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    zeppelin68, toy story was more of a 90's thing.
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    Millennium Force, the #1 steel coaster in the world. Also, Super Mario Galaxy, Brain Age, and Playstation 2.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Autism will be.

    Hey! You don't mess with us autistics! Nothing bad, but autism has been around longer than the 2000s.
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    Ass burgers syndrome. I even saw an Arthur cartoon dealing with it the other day.
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    The outside.
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    Quote by elron
    Ass burgers syndrome. I even saw an Arthur cartoon dealing with it the other day.

    You bonehead, it's Asperger's syndrome, not "ass burgers" syndrome!
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    Reality Shows--(Survivor, The Amazing Race, American Idol, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Joe Millionaire, Wife Swap ect.)
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    Razor Scooters

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    Crappy made clothes from child sweatshop workers in third world countries
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    GTA 3
    GTA VC

    And IP0dz , and umm... dunno
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    Quote by Casey_Jones
    Quote by Westbrook0
    He was the first president to really be considered a rock star / celebrity:

    And people need to stop shoving this whole "first black president" stuff down our throats. It's crazy to me how many people in the states don't even know their own history.

    I urge you to look up John Hanson. I think you'll be very surprised.

    1. John Hanson was President of the Continental Congress, not President of the United States. The position was created by the Constitution, and under the Articles of Confederation President of the Continental Congress was a weak position.

    2. Wrong John Hanson in that picture. That John Hanson was from Liberia and was active about 70 years after the American one.

    Read some actual history, not junk from the Internet.
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