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thechoson

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What was great about each decade, or bad?
« on: June 29, 2004, 10:15:15 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

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2004, 10:40:03 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
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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2004, 10:58:43 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

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2004, 11:13:25 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

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2004, 12:29:38 PM »
No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 12:30:25 PM »
No one mentioned McCarthyism in the 50s

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

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2004, 12:41:46 PM »
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

thechoson

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2004, 02:45:28 PM »
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

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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2004, 03:02:12 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
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Re: What was great about each decade, or bad?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004, 04:18:31 PM »
80's-NES
90's-SNES
00's-Gamecube/Halo