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View Poll Results: IF YOU HAD TO BE STUCK IN A DECADE WHAT DECADE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
1940's 10 5.13%
1950's 30 15.38%
1960's 27 13.85%
1970's 22 11.28%
1980's 34 17.44%
1990's 49 25.13%
2000's 15 7.69%
it is to hard to choose!! 8 4.10%
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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The 80's were good in some ways but sucked in most ways. Crime in big cities was very bad (especially NY and L.A.), Reagan deceived the nation and skyrocketed the debt, women never looked uglier thanks to 80's styles (baggy and thick clothes, thick eyebrows, shoulder pads, excessive makeup - they all looked like they were in drag - the only "hot" ones were the ones who teased up their big hair, and the short-haired ones looked like boys), mullets on the guys - EXTREME mullets, at that. Technology was lacking, using computers meant writing a program in BASIC and typing up documents on a Mac and choosing from 10 fonts, big deal, and printing it up on a dot-matrix printer; cell phones were installed in cars unless you wanted to carry a huge, heavy brick around, and either way it was over $1 a minute to use one; American cars were at their WORST, like the Chrysler K-cars; video games were limited to pinball parlors and basic video games like space invaders and pacman.

The 80's were good in breaking a lot of the stupid hippie crap trends from the 60's and 70's, and I have fond memories of the 80's because that's when I came of age, but I still see how horrible a lot of the decade was. The 90's cleaned everything up and took things to another, better level from fashion to technology. The 2000's kind of exploded with just a lot of overload on everything.
Sure all that stuff about the 80s looks bad in retrospect (mullets, lesser technology) but that can be said about all these decades. The 90s did not clean anything up. If anything it got stinkier and sloppier--grunge, goth, casual Fridays. The technology and trends that took off in the 90s are what have basically been ruining our society over the years. Cell phones, texting, chat rooms, "reality" TV ..etc just pushing us away from in-the-flesh quality human contact and blurring the lines between what is real and what is hollywood drama becoming part of the human experience. The music and attitudes were whiney and downtrodden. The term "PC" politically correct" took off in the 90s. Yick!

 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I am glad 2000's are over... very stressful.
Actually we have not entered a new decade at all. That's next year.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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I would assume that everyone, including myself are in agreement that the 2000's totally sucked! Afterall, it gave us George W. Bush, perhaps the worst President ever! Here's hoping that in the new decade, things will get a lot better than they are right now.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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The 80s win on music alone!
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I would assume that everyone, including myself are in agreement that the 2000's totally sucked! Afterall, it gave us George W. Bush, perhaps the worst President ever! Here's hoping that in the new decade, things will get a lot better than they are right now.
unfortunately thus far, if trends continue into 2011, president-speaking, it will be an utter failure of a decade too
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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80s. The decade of COOL
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