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15th Nov '16 9:54:04 AM MegaTroper123456
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* FountainOfMemes: Most children's media of this decade in TheNewTens (especially animated movies like Shrek), mostly out of combined Main/Irony and nostalgia.
12th Nov '16 4:33:27 PM Guide
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The decade was a hard one for the United States, whose population suffered from, in quick succession: a controversial presidential election where [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the winner]] didn't win the popular vote, but did win in the electoral college; the worst terrorist attack in recorded history with a death toll of 2,977 (excluding the 19 perpetrators of the attack); the Patriot Act undermining civil liberties; two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] wars (one of which was started on what turned out to be BlatantLies); the [[WhoForgotTheLights worst electrical blackout]] in American history; the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disaster, the second in American history and the beginning of the end of the country's manned space program; another controversial presidential election; the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans thanks to Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal government to properly respond to said flooding; a surge in both aforementioned wars as it became very clear that things were not going as planned; the gradual transformation from the largest government budget surplus in American history, to the largest government budget deficit in American history; and the start of the [[HistoryRepeats worst economic crisis]] since TheGreatDepression, with millions of Americans unemployed and many more struggling at the decade's end. This resulted in the rise of Neo-Conservative interventionist politics, which led to those two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] foreign wars, and the strengthening of 'The Special Relationship' with Britain - where Clinton and British PM John Major had dislike each other, first Clinton, then Bush, got on very well with the charming Tony Blair, who despite being leader of the traditionally left wing Labour party, shared a similarly interventionist outlook, one only bolstered by a successful intervention in Sierra Leone in 1999.

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The decade was a hard one for the United States, whose population suffered from, in quick succession: a controversial presidential election where [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the winner]] didn't win the popular vote, but did win in the electoral college; the worst terrorist attack in recorded history with a death toll of 2,977 (excluding the 19 perpetrators of the attack); the Patriot Act undermining civil liberties; two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] wars (one of which was started on what turned out to be BlatantLies); the [[WhoForgotTheLights worst electrical blackout]] in American history; the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disaster, the second in American history and the beginning of the end of the country's manned space program; another controversial presidential election; the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans thanks to Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal government to properly respond to said flooding; a surge in both aforementioned wars as it became very clear that things were not going as planned; the gradual transformation from the largest government budget surplus in American history, to the largest government budget deficit in American history; and the start of the [[HistoryRepeats worst economic crisis]] since TheGreatDepression, with millions of Americans unemployed and many more struggling at the decade's end. This resulted in the rise of Neo-Conservative interventionist politics, which led to those two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] foreign wars, and the strengthening of 'The Special Relationship' with Britain - where Clinton and British PM John Major had dislike disliked each other, first Clinton, then Bush, got on very well with the charming Tony Blair, who despite being leader of the traditionally left wing Labour party, shared a similarly interventionist outlook, one only bolstered by a successful intervention in Sierra Leone in 1999.
31st Oct '16 3:55:04 AM jormis29
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* DefectiveDetective: Started in 2000 with ''Series/{{Monk}},'' the trope namer, and spread with ''Series/{{Psych}},'' ''{{Life}}'' and ''Series/BoredToDeath''. ''Series/TheGoodGuys'' and ''Terriers'' seem to be continuing this trend.

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* DefectiveDetective: Started in 2000 with ''Series/{{Monk}},'' the trope namer, and spread with ''Series/{{Psych}},'' ''{{Life}}'' ''Series/{{Life}}'' and ''Series/BoredToDeath''. ''Series/TheGoodGuys'' and ''Terriers'' ''Series/{{Terriers}}'' seem to be continuing this trend.
30th Oct '16 4:31:13 AM Angus_Old
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Of course, on the other side of the coin, a lot of the decade's entertainment instead went in the direction of escapism. Much of the decade's culture can roughly be described as a [[HistoryRepeats retread]] of either TheEighties or TheFifties, depending on who you ask[[note]] It could technically be considered both, since TheEighties itself is often considered a retread of TheFifties[[/note]]. [[FreudWasRight As if overcompensating for the insecurity they now felt]], the American public took comfort in materialism and conspicuous consumption. The [[BigFancyHouse "McMansion"]] became the dominant paradigm for new homes, and [[HummerDinger enormous [=SUVs=]]], after getting their start in the late '90s, came to rule over the car market, despite oil concerns, and forget electric cars. [[AesopAmnesia Seriously, forget they ever existed]] and buy an [=SUV=]. [[OrwellianEditor In fact, the car companies were so eager to make the consumer forget about electric cars]] that those produced in TheNineties were not only canceled, they were repossessed by car companies and crushed, [[TallPoppySyndrome lest one get away to make the rest of their cars look bad]][[note]] This was possible because nearly all were offered on a lease-only basis in the first place. Of the major manufacturers' PNGV-era electrics, only the Toyota Rav4 EV was truly offered for *sale*. The Rav4 EV kind of had its cake and ate it too, by virtue of being a large [=SUV=] and electric. It remains sought-after on the used car market to this day[[/note]]. It wasn't until 2011 and the debut of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf that electric cars would return to the roads. The tax breaks that, under Clinton, would've gone to electrics, now under Bush went to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-SuYQ5bVKk the heaviest cars]], and the [=SUV=]s of this decade were certainly heavy cars.

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Of course, on the other side of the coin, a lot of the decade's entertainment instead went in the direction of escapism. Much of the decade's culture can roughly be described as a [[HistoryRepeats retread]] of either TheEighties or TheFifties, depending on who you ask[[note]] It could technically be considered both, since TheEighties itself is often considered a retread of TheFifties[[/note]]. [[FreudWasRight As if overcompensating for the insecurity they now felt]], the American public took comfort in materialism and conspicuous consumption. The [[BigFancyHouse "McMansion"]] became the dominant paradigm for new homes, and [[HummerDinger enormous [=SUVs=]]], after getting their start in the late '90s, came to rule over the car market, despite oil concerns, and forget electric cars. [[AesopAmnesia Seriously, forget they ever existed]] and buy an [=SUV=]. [[OrwellianEditor In fact, the car companies were so eager to make the consumer forget about electric cars]] that those produced in TheNineties were not only canceled, they were repossessed by car companies and crushed, [[TallPoppySyndrome lest one get away to make the rest of their cars look bad]][[note]] This was possible because nearly all were offered on a lease-only basis in the first place. Of the major manufacturers' PNGV-era electrics, only the Toyota Rav4 EV was truly offered for *sale*. The Rav4 EV kind of had its cake and ate it too, by virtue of being a large [=SUV=] and electric. It remains sought-after on the used car market to this day[[/note]]. It wasn't until 2011 and the debut of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf that electric cars would return to the roads. The tax breaks that, under Clinton, would've gone to electrics, now under Bush went to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-SuYQ5bVKk the heaviest cars]], and the [=SUV=]s of this decade were certainly heavy cars.
16th Sep '16 6:43:00 PM Halfpast
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In terms of the mainstream fashions, the early years had elements of 90's fashion which began to be replaced in 2004 and 05' were transitioning years, with the 90's officially out of style musically and culturally with skinny jeans and tighter clothes ''rapidly'' displacing bagginess In contrast to the grungy look of 90's fashion, 2000's fashion was more aestheticised, with beards replaced by clean shaven looks and darker make up on everyone (including some guys due to the rising influence of emo and skate culture). Sadly as of 2013 this has been replaced by baggy jeans and beards once again, with hipster culture reigning and enforcing the rule of looking like you just woke up in order to be cool once again.

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In terms of the mainstream fashions, the early years had elements of 90's fashion which began to be replaced in 2004 and 05' were transitioning years, with the 90's officially out of style musically and culturally with skinny jeans and tighter clothes ''rapidly'' displacing bagginess In contrast to the grungy look of 90's fashion, 2000's fashion was more aestheticised, with beards replaced by clean shaven looks and darker make up on everyone (including some guys due to the rising influence of emo and skate culture). Sadly as of 2013 this has been replaced by baggy jeans and beards once again, with hipster culture reigning and enforcing the rule of looking like you just woke up in order to be cool once again.
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11th Sep '16 6:11:13 AM DarkPhoenix94
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The decade was a hard one for the United States, whose population suffered from, in quick succession: a controversial presidential election where [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the winner]] didn't win the popular vote, but did win in the electoral college; the worst terrorist attack in recorded history with a death toll of 2,977 (excluding the 19 perpetrators of the attack); the Patriot Act undermining civil liberties; two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] wars (one of which was started on what turned out to be BlatantLies); the [[WhoForgotTheLights worst electrical blackout]] in American history; the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disaster, the second in American history and the beginning of the end of the country's manned space program; another controversial presidential election; the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans thanks to Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal government to properly respond to said flooding; a surge in both aforementioned wars as it became very clear that things were not going as planned; the gradual transformation from the largest government budget surplus in American history, to the largest government budget deficit in American history; and the start of the [[HistoryRepeats worst economic crisis]] since TheGreatDepression, with millions of Americans unemployed and many more struggling at the decade's end. There were also issues which stretched out for roughly the entire decade, such as the [[HistoryRepeats worst gas crisis]] since TheSeventies, with gas prices quadrupling from 2000 to 2008; skyrocketing income inequality; a crisis over the increasingly large wave of illegal immigrants crossing the border; a continued trend of worse education performances compared to much of the rest of the developed world; the dollar losing value compared to other currencies along with other signs of the US losing its global economic power; and widespread polarization over issues such as global warming, gay rights, religion, health and obesity, and other issues. This naturally lead to growing feelings of cynicism and insecurity, which is reflected in the growing trend towards DarkerAndEdgier entertainment.

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The decade was a hard one for the United States, whose population suffered from, in quick succession: a controversial presidential election where [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the winner]] didn't win the popular vote, but did win in the electoral college; the worst terrorist attack in recorded history with a death toll of 2,977 (excluding the 19 perpetrators of the attack); the Patriot Act undermining civil liberties; two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] wars (one of which was started on what turned out to be BlatantLies); the [[WhoForgotTheLights worst electrical blackout]] in American history; the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disaster, the second in American history and the beginning of the end of the country's manned space program; another controversial presidential election; the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans thanks to Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal government to properly respond to said flooding; a surge in both aforementioned wars as it became very clear that things were not going as planned; the gradual transformation from the largest government budget surplus in American history, to the largest government budget deficit in American history; and the start of the [[HistoryRepeats worst economic crisis]] since TheGreatDepression, with millions of Americans unemployed and many more struggling at the decade's end. This resulted in the rise of Neo-Conservative interventionist politics, which led to those two [[{{Understatement}} somewhat unpopular]] foreign wars, and the strengthening of 'The Special Relationship' with Britain - where Clinton and British PM John Major had dislike each other, first Clinton, then Bush, got on very well with the charming Tony Blair, who despite being leader of the traditionally left wing Labour party, shared a similarly interventionist outlook, one only bolstered by a successful intervention in Sierra Leone in 1999.

There were also issues which stretched out for roughly the entire decade, such as the [[HistoryRepeats worst gas crisis]] since TheSeventies, with gas prices quadrupling from 2000 to 2008; skyrocketing income inequality; a crisis over the increasingly large wave of illegal immigrants crossing the border; a continued trend of worse education performances compared to much of the rest of the developed world; the dollar losing value compared to other currencies along with other signs of the US losing its global economic power; and widespread polarization over issues such as global warming, gay rights, religion, health and obesity, and other issues. This naturally lead to growing feelings of cynicism and insecurity, which is reflected in the growing trend towards DarkerAndEdgier entertainment.



Note that this was only named as such because few can decide on what to call the 2000-2009 period. In Britain and Australia, this decade is often called the Noughties, as the word "nought" is another word for "zero." However, the word "nought" has faded from American English, which means that, to American ears, the term "Noughties" sounds like the more snicker-inducing "Naughties." [[note]]Ironically enough, this term was coined by some Americans in the late 1990s, who did indeed use the "Naughties" spelling, as it symbolized both the aforementioned zeroes and the hope that this decade would be less inhibited than TheNineties.[[/note]] As a result, Americans are more likely to refer to this decade as "The two-thousands" or "The double-o's".

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Note that this was only named as such because few can decide on what to call the 2000-2009 period. In Britain and Australia, this decade is often called the Noughties, as the word "nought" is another word for "zero." "zero" (which some Brits might sourly note was roughly how much of what UsefulNotes/TonyBlair said was true). However, the word "nought" has faded from American English, which means that, to American ears, the term "Noughties" sounds like the more snicker-inducing "Naughties." [[note]]Ironically enough, this term was coined by some Americans in the late 1990s, who did indeed use the "Naughties" spelling, as it symbolized both the aforementioned zeroes and the hope that this decade would be less inhibited than TheNineties.[[/note]] As a result, Americans are more likely to refer to this decade as "The two-thousands" or "The double-o's".
7th Sep '16 1:53:05 PM contrafanxxx
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* DarkerAndEdgier: 2001, where the September 11th attacks occurred, and 2005.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: 2001, where the September 11th attacks occurred, and 2005.2005, with incidents such as Hurricane Katrina.
25th Aug '16 7:58:34 PM MrNickelodeon
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25th Aug '16 7:56:31 PM MrNickelodeon
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23rd Aug '16 4:59:09 AM contrafanxxx
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* DarkerAndEdgier: 2001, where the September 11th attacks occurred, and 2005.
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