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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:52 PM
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Using up to three words, describe these decades
The decades are the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s so far.

Here are my descriptions:

50s - innocent yet conformist

60s - turbulent and transforming

70s - bad fashion (otherwise nondescript except for Nixon's impeachment and economic troubles)

80s - la la land

90s - prosperous

00s (so far) - scary!

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:55 PM
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1. mine
50's - Jazz got good

60's - Rock got good

70's - Rock even better!

80's - Yuppies, dirty Yuppies!

90's - Rock found itself

00's - Rock lost itself
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:01 PM
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2. LOL - still good rock out there
Much of it is just not as pure rock as before.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:03 PM
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3. True but you gotta dig for it
And most terrestrial radio stations are just pure crap, whereas I remember in the 70's there being some good FM
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:06 PM
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5. It depends
Sometimes the top 40 is good, and other times I turn off half of it.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:05 PM
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4. Here would me my music descriptions
50s - start of rock

60s - best rock

70s - too much disco (I like some of it, but still)

80s - synthesizer was big

90s - teen pop ruled

00s - hip hop era
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:10 PM
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6. ok here ya go
50s - Naive, Fearful, Overconfident
60s - Naive, Fearful, Transforming
70s - Naive, Fearful, Sedated
80s - Naive, Fearful, Greedy
90s - Naive, Fearful, Guilt-ridden
00s - Naive, Fearful, Unstable

Look how it applies to the Baby boomers

Approximately Age 5 through 15: The Overconfidence of Youth
Approximately Age 15 through 25: Transforming. Adolesecnce, Puberty, becoming an adult.
Approximately Age 25 through 35: Adult, but not mature.
Approximately Age 35 through 45: Worried about the future. Where's my flying car?
Approximately Age 45 through 55: Guilty about everyone they stepped on to get their flying car.
Approximately Age 55 through 65: Now where'd I put my wallet...
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:15 PM
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7. Mine
50's-not born yet
60's-not born yet
70's-here I am!
80's-Reigning Aquanet Queen
90's-Sex and Drugs
00's-WTF?
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:18 PM
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8. Good one
I was born in the 70s, but we have background enough to describe. :-)
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:22 PM
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10. I decided to fit it to my life.
As you can tell from my name it was 1974.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:20 PM
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9. okay
1950s- red scare conformity

1960s- tear ourselves apart

1970s- groovy bicentennial optimism

1980s- callousness is fun

1990s- peace and prosperity

2000s- We are screwed.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:32 PM
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11. 20s, 30s, 40s
1920s- riding high interbellum

1930s- pencils for sale

1940s- valley of death
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 01:37 PM
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12. Mine:
50's: America was good

60's: Lots of hippies

70's: The draft

80's: Stupid yuppies

90's: Time of prosperity

00's: Terrorists everywhere!!! :nuke:
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 02:46 PM
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13. Here are mine

50s - dawn of consumerism

60s - groovy, man

70s - eh :shrug:

80s - disasterous Regan years

90s - recovering Clinton years

00s - We are fucked
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 03:01 PM
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14. Let's see:
The 70's: Green shag carpeting.
The 80's: Flock of Seagulls.
The 90's: Stupid and contagious.
The oughts: Bush hits trifecta.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 03:07 PM
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15. Starting from when I can remember
70s - the "me" decade
80s - the "re" decade
90s - the twee decade
00s - the flee decade
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:11 PM
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16. An Oyster's View
50s--World=our oyster

60s--Blue Oyster Cult

70s--Whatever you do, don't eat the f'n oysters.

80s--Oysters? F'em. Just give me the PEARLS!

90s--Oysters? Who can afford oysters?

00s--The world is China's oyster, and our oysters are outsourced. Oyster lovers: Be VERY afraid. Terra, terra, terra!


OOPS, I broke the 3 word limit, sorry. I guess I got carried away on my whole oyster extravaganza.
:toast:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:13 PM
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17. Good one! not to nitpick, but
B.&OUml;.C. didn't come into existence until the 1970s.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:14 PM
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18. You know, I had a feeling that might be the case, but it fit too
well w/ my oyster theme. Shhh! :)
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:15 PM
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19. Very good
:hi:
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:16 PM
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20. Thanks!
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:17 PM
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21. 50s - superpower decade
60s - war and decline

70s - full on decline

80s - triumph of conservatism

90s - rock star CEOs

00s - autumn

I'm very pessimistic.
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