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#1 Dec 21 2009 at 3:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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So as we leave behind the 2nd decade of the 21st century, and 2020 is just a few days away, let's reflect. . .

Back in 2010 we were in a different world. 2D Television, Movies and Web (remember 2.0? Smiley: lol), Cars still had wheels and we still used to cram ourselves into planes with strangers to travel any distance.

So what are Nobby's highlights from the last "Twenteens"?

2010 - Well few of us expected the assassination of DiCk Cheney, and there are still conspiracy theorists claiming that John Kerry was framed by the Pentagon.

2011 - Most of us still cringe at the ill-conceived commemoration of the 9/11 disaster. Seeing President Obama in an orange jump-suit flying a radio-controlled Boeing into the Saudi Royal Palace in Riyadh was spectacular, but not in a good way.

2012 - Having been lucky enough to visit the London Olympics, I'll never forget the look on Prince Philip's face as the javelin caught him in the face. Rest in Peace.
Speaking of British Royalty, we were all surprised when King William announced his engagement to Boy George that Christmas.

2013 - Did any of us expect President Limbaugh's first decrees to be the legalisation of child tattoos, the compulsory expatriation of Jews and nationalisation of Burger King?

2014 - The merging of the National Rifle Association with Gay Clowns for Same-Sex Marriage meant that circuses have never been the same again.

2015 - Alaskans were initially up in arms when the state was handed back to Russia, but eventually saw the up side of seeing Sarah Palin admitted to a Siberian Gulag with her big spectacles and stupid fUcking smirk.

2016 - Fox, CBS, ABC and CNN were outraged when Chelsea Clinton and Miley Cyrus agreed that the Presidential debate should be held on Allakhazam's Forum=4

2017 - Remember how we all crowded around the HoloVision set to watch the first landing on Mars, and our astonishment at discovering that there are Republicans on other planets?

2018 - Known now to all Republicans as the "We Told You So" year, when homosexual marriage was made compulsory for all over-14s and gun-licenses became restricted to people of black, hispanic or irish heritage.

2019 - The year I invented my time machine. Huzzah!

Anyone else have significant memories of the decade 2010 to 2019?
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#2 Dec 21 2009 at 3:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Oh, by far my favorite was the outlawing of paper media "for environmental reasons" which resulted in exclusively online news. The line between news and opinion was further blurred by bloggers getting press passes and legal protection in what is popularly (mainly by bloggers) called the "full-Court press" of 2013.

News, "news", and factoids are now recirculating like so much airline air.

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2016 - As my house bobs up and down I can only think to myself "how did we not see it sooner?" Liberals told us it was man made. Conservatives told us it was a global scientific conspiracy. Who knew it would be both? Investing in aquafront properties while perfecting their climate machine, the sly bastards were the only realtor selling above sea level.
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the "full-Court press" of 2013.
Smiley: mad

Swiftly followed by the institution of "Mom's email circulars now carry legal status" of 2014.
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#5 Dec 21 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
2014, when the term "gbaji" entered into the dictionary.

2011, when Google was investigated for anti-trust allegations and they changed their slogan to "Nope, no evil here. Just don't go into the back."
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2012 - The year slipped by and the world somehow managed not to implode. Republicans, conspiracy theorists, and people who watch too much late night television were disappointed.

Edited, Dec 21st 2009 5:01pm by Turin
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I missed nearly the entire decade when SOE came out with the first full mind-body integrated MMO Foreverquest.
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2012 - The year slipped by and the world somehow managed not to implode. Republicans, conspiracy theorists, and people who watch too much late night television are disappointed.
Course now that 2012 is gone, everyone knows that it's 2025 we have to watch. I wouldn't trust that year farther than I could throw it.
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I missed nearly the entire decade when SOE came out with the first full mind-body integrated MMO Foreverquest.


Remember how suddenly 13 year old males, realized it wasn't a good idea to create female characters just for twinking and cypher sex?

How about the scare of 2014, that mmo's were the cause of a 14 year old gamer's death from orgasming 24 hours strait.
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How about the scare of 2014, that mmo's were the cause of a 14 year old gamer's death from orgasming 24 hours strait.


I can think of worse ways to go.
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Technically, the next decade doesn't begin until 2011.

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Technically, the next decade doesn't begin until 2011.

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No?
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2012:I miss California. I know they kept saying to was going to break off but I always thought those people were loonies.
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Allegory wrote:
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Technically, the next decade doesn't begin until 2011.

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No?

Yes.
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So we're in the twentieth century now then?
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2012:I miss California. I know they kept saying to was going to break off but I always thought those people were loonies.


Sweet! I've always wanted to live on an island.

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So we're in the twentieth century now then?

In the world of Allegory, Year Zero wasn't just a good album!
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Jan 1st, 0 CE had to be part of the first decade right? There is no zeroth decade. It didn't begin Jan 1st, 1 CE. That decade lasted 10 years, until Dec 31st 9 CE. Jan 1st, 10 CE was the beginning of the second decade. The first decade of the twenty first century began in 2000, not 2001.

Maybe you're still using BC and AD? Ha!

Edited, Dec 21st 2009 5:59pm by Allegory
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Jan 1st, 0 CE had to be part of the first decade right? There is no zeroth decade. It didn't begin Jan 1st, 1 CE. That decade lasted 10 years, until Dec 31st 9 CE. Jan 1st, 10 CE was the beginning of the second decade. The first decade of the twenty first century began in 2000, not 2001.

Maybe you're still using BC and AD? Ha!

Damn you kids and your new fangled calendar systems!
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Texas seceded in about 2013, and except for a few gated urban pockets, it's pretty much chaos. In turn, Austin has seceded from Texas; it's our little land-locked Hong Kong. There are weekly liberal hunts, sponsored by Chancellor Rick Perry.

I barely escaped. Civil War is imminent.


Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 7:14am by Sweetums
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Not too distant future (Maybe Sunday, AD) - Shot into space by evil, yet somewhat incompetent scientist and his less evil and more incompetent lackey. Forced to watch really bad movies.

All the while questioning own competence for allowing such a thing to happen. Though, created several robot friends out of controls for the films to keep sanity.

Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 8:27am by lolgaxe
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Not too distant future (Maybe Sunday, AD) - Shot into space by evil, yet somewhat incompetent scientist and his less evil and more incompetent lackey. Forced to watch really bad movies.

All the while questioning own competence for allowing such a thing to happen. Though, created several robot friends out of controls for the films to keep sanity.

Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 8:27am by lolgaxe
Coincidentally, about a year earlier I built a VW rocketship.
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#24 Dec 22 2009 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
2014 Varrus Falls in love with a Democrate and changes his thinking forever...

The world will never be the same!
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2014 Varrus Falls in love with a Democrate and changes his thinking forever...

The world will never be the same!
2015 - Dem dumps varus. Balanced is restored.
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Allegory wrote:
Jan 1st, 0 CE had to be part of the first decade right? There is no zeroth decade. It didn't begin Jan 1st, 1 CE. That decade lasted 10 years, until Dec 31st 9 CE. Jan 1st, 10 CE was the beginning of the second decade. The first decade of the twenty first century began in 2000, not 2001.

Maybe you're still using BC and AD? Ha!

There is no year 0 CE.

1 BCE, then 1 CE.

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I turned 40 in 2011. Awesome.

In 2012, I used Mayan apocalyptic technology to kill the rest of the OOT.



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I turned 40 in 2011. Awesome.
I still haven't forgiven you for what you did to me at the party.

Nor has my proctologist Smiley: mad
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Annabella of Future Fabulous! wrote:
I turned 40 in 2011. Awesome.
I still haven't forgiven you for what you did to me at the party.

Nor has my proctologist Smiley: mad


I take it that the story didn't end with 'it was a million to one shot doc, a million to one'.
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There is no year 0 CE.

1 BCE, then 1 CE.

In Julian and Gregorian calendars, which are outdated standards. In astronomical years there is a year 0. Doing some more research I may have been mistaken to append CE on, as it seems polarity notation has become vastly more popular.
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I've seem to have lost my time machine. Anyone seen when it was?
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I've seem to have lost my time machine. Anyone seen when it was?
It will have going to been over there

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Allegory wrote:
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There is no year 0 CE.

1 BCE, then 1 CE.

In Julian and Gregorian calendars, which are outdated standards. In astronomical years there is a year 0. Doing some more research I may have been mistaken to append CE on, as it seems polarity notation has become vastly more popular.


Sure. But we're talking about decades, which is relevant primarily to the calendar system, not to astronomical dating methods. Even if we used astronomical dating though, year 0 is equivalent to year -BCE. It does not affect dates moving forward. Only those going backward.

I do agree however, that in popular usage we tend to think in terms of intervals of time. A decade is a 10 year period of time, a century is a 100 year period of time, etc. Counting starting at the zero is just as valid as counting by starting at the 1 and most people tend to associate dates in this manner. We think of the "80s" as those years in which the tens place contains an 8. This means the years from 80 to 89, not 81 to 90.

Traditional calendar dates are counts starting at "1" though.
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I turned 40 in 2011. Awesome.

In 2012, I used Mayan apocalyptic technology to kill the rest of the OOT.


People from =4 and =28 thought to be dead rose from their unquiet beds. Mindel suddenly appeared to spritz then with blessed shmutz and they are sent to the great beyond.









Again.









FFS, Nobby, quit fiddling with the bloody time machine, would ya?Smiley: mad
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I was all excited to read through this thread until I saw I had already posted in it (from the future?).
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I predict that in 2013, after months of being side-lined and brutally ignored, cnuts will rebel. The ministry will be captured in a daring coup attempt that involves animated androgynous lego-wo/men and real life marbles. The minister was stripped of all silliness and is being held at an undisclosed forum where he'll be persuaded to cooperate.
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I was all excited to read through this thread until I saw I had already posted in it (from the future?).
Smiley: nod Nobby posts excite me too.


Edited, Dec 17th 2012 2:49pm by Elinda
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2014 - The merging of the National Rifle Association with Gay Clowns for Same-Sex Marriage meant that circuses have never been the same again.
I'd still like to see that.

Edited, Dec 17th 2012 9:25am by lolgaxe
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