Friday, December 5, 2008

Livin' the 00's

Life was roaring in the twenties. The thirties were consumed by the Great Depression. The forties hosted World War II. In the fifties, people started rockin'. The sixties were a blur, from what I've heard. The seventies (when I was born), also birthed the computer. Everyone looks back fondly at the eighties, to memories of big hair and power mullets. I was in my personal prime in the nineties, when pop culture imploded and "alternative" became mainstream. Now, we are quickly approaching 2009, and finishing out yet another decade. So, with that, here's my question:

What exactly do we call this decade?

Following the usual numbering system, I guess it'd be the zeroies, which sounds stupid. Calling it the 2000's seems more suitable for the century, not the decade.

It kinda makes me feel like we're currently in an "indescribable" era, which sucks. We've had some serious crap happen this decade! Fifty years from now, what will people Google to find out about this period we're living RIGHT NOW?

Just seems weird to me. Anybody have any ideas?