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Off-Topic Area => General Off-Topic Board => Topic started by: thechoson on June 29, 2004, 07:15:15 AM

Title: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: thechoson on June 29, 2004, 07:15:15 AM
Let's play a little remembering game.  Name each decade up to the 1940s, and just THREE things you associate with each decade.  (If you are too young to remember, which is most of us INCLUDING jeffjoe, then go by what you have learned or what your parents told you.)

for me...

90s- Michael Jordan, Internet boom and crash, Bill Clinton
80s- SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), Ronald Reagan, USSR
70s- Oil Crisis, Watergate, Vietnam
60s- Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Free sex
50s- Korean War, Mao Tse Tung, My parents' birth
40s- WWII, FDR, Nuclear weapons

Almost every decade, I associate with a president.  Interesting, but normal I guess
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: dsong02 on June 29, 2004, 07:40:03 AM
40s - not born yet.  dont know much about this decade other than my dad was born
50s - my mom was born.  nuff said.
60s - damn good music, was tie-dye this decade?,
70s - family ties, threes company, whats happenin
80s - new wave music, parachute pants, bob's big boy
90s - poker popularity, hip-hop, AIDS
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: Ginatio on June 29, 2004, 07:58:43 AM
90s: Good - internet boom, dot com bubble, cnbc
     Bad - monica lewinsky, republican bickering
80s: Good - thundercats, beastmaster, disney world, miami (fl)
     Bad - reaganomics, funky hairstyles
70s: Good - *shrugs* the facts of life?
     Bad - Iranian revolution
60s: Good - beats me...
     Bad - hippies
50s: no clue
40s: Good - industrial boom
     Bad - WW3
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: ruskiegirl on June 29, 2004, 08:13:25 AM
90's: neon pink and green clothing, New Kids on the Block, fall of the USSR
80's: bad hair, worse music, no meat on the dinner table
70's: i don't know, wasn't around back then
60's: cold war, cold war, cold war
50's: cool cars, great music, bright red lipstick
40's: WW2, Stalin, Russian work camps
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: jgruber on June 29, 2004, 09:29:38 AM
No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: dsong02 on June 29, 2004, 09:30:25 AM
No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s

no one really experienced it except for you, gramps  ;D
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: jgruber on June 29, 2004, 09:41:46 AM
Actually, we do experience it every day.  McCarthyism and the Red Scare made liberal a dirty word and narrowed the political debate greatly.

No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s

no one really experienced it except for you, gramps  ;D
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: thechoson on June 29, 2004, 11:45:28 AM
Actually, we do experience it every day.  McCarthyism and the Red Scare made liberal a dirty word and narrowed the political debate greatly.

No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s

no one really experienced it except for you, gramps  ;D

Thank God
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: grahamers on June 29, 2004, 12:02:12 PM
90s- Internet Boom, Pop Music tends to Suck, Clinton
80s- Commodore 64, Iran Contra, Savings and Loans scandal (forshadows Enron)
70s- Watergate, Star Wars (Movie), D & D
60s- Vietnam, Space Race, Civil Rights, JFK Murdered
50s- Rock and Roll, McCarthy, Start of Banana Republic Cold War
40s- Swing Music, Last "Good" War, Last of the Great Politicians
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: strayfoxx on June 29, 2004, 01:18:31 PM
80's-NES
90's-SNES
00's-Gamecube/Halo
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: neverends on June 30, 2004, 04:43:24 PM
00's - worst decade so far, though personally its been the best
90's - electronic music, loved the evolution of the honda accord
80's - social wasteland, waiting for nuclear attack, bad hair, bad cars, bad music, great computer graphics and music
70's - the fog begins to lift after years of national drug abuse, a bunch of screwed up parents realize they have 6 year old kids
60's - american empire, hicup in the domestic control system, goovy
50's - power, ambition, postive outlook, the formulation of the modern american identity
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: Kwertee on July 05, 2004, 09:31:45 PM
Wow!  Popular opinion here seems to be that the 80's had bad music!  Here I was going to list the 80's as having the best music.  New Order, Replacements, Beastie Boys, X, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Pretenders, Prince, REM, Tom Waits, Smiths . . . .

I love 80's music!     :(
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: inthesun on July 05, 2004, 10:31:33 PM
I LOVE THE SMITHS!!!!

40s: A League of Their Own, saving the French, swing music
50s: Elvis, fall-out shelters, American Bandstand
60s: MLK Jr, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, the Pill, Cuban Missile Crisis
70s: CLASSIC ROCK (I love Led Zeppelin)!!!, John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever,Nixon.
80s:  The Cure, The Cars, Billy Idol, Fraggle Rock, Madonna, Cheers, Iran-Contra
90s: 90210, Desert Storm, Alternative Rock, Waco, Rodney King 
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: neverends on July 06, 2004, 12:30:39 AM
Quote
saving the French

Sick of hearing this.
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: inthesun on July 06, 2004, 12:50:08 AM
What are you sick of neverends?
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: neverends on July 07, 2004, 01:19:42 AM
That the french would be speaking german if it weren't for the americans.  F'ing no one will mention though that they do speak english and wtf is the difference?

We didn't fight for France for the French, we fought for cash monay.
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: Kwertee on July 07, 2004, 03:52:16 PM
That the french would be speaking german if it weren't for the americans.  F'ing no one will mention though that they do speak english and wtf is the difference?

Because Germany actually occupied France and probably still would have to this day.  We don't.  Any cultural influence we have had on their language is not the same as us taking over their country.
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: neverends on July 08, 2004, 03:39:55 PM
We're a bit more insidious, and successful.
Title: Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
Post by: Harvey Dent on September 16, 2008, 12:17:31 PM
I don't know if there were great things about this particular decade.