Why aren’t we discussing the end of this decade at all? We have what? 400 days left?
I remember the onset of 1999 was treated as a biblical event—as if Moses himself was coming back with an updated Ten Commandments for application in AOL chat rooms. Sure, it was the end of the century and the millenium, meaning this decade change is pretty boring in comparison. Regardless, where are all the “best of” lists? Where are the restrospectives? I realize this shit has probably is yet to be produced, but when was the last time you heard someone on TV say “[name] is the best artist of this decade?” Shouldn’t we be discussing this? I felt like we talked about the end of the 90s starting in 1997.
Obviously, no one seems to care enough about this decade. The 2000s are totally being dissed, and I’m taking that as a personal insult. I mean, this is the decade of my high school and college years. It’s important to me the way that 80s are overrated to 32-year-olds.
Yet, we don’t even have a name for our decade. Are we really going to be reminiscing about the “two-thousands” the rest of our lives? How lame is that compared to the “SEVENTIES” or “EIGHTIES”? Those nicknames have a ring to it. Ours just reek of an awkward lack of creativity. What’s worse is that the alternatives to “Two-Thousands” are endless. We could have called it the “Naughts” like they did with 1900-1909. (I liked the “Units,” but maybe this was too phallic.) Also, saying “Twenty-O-Two” sounds so futuristic—like something out of Judge Dredd. Way cooler than “Two-Thousand Two.”.............