[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

->So, what you're telling me is that the music is about to stop, and we're going to be left holding the biggest bag of odorous excrement ever assembled in the history of capitalism.
-->-- '''John Tuld''', ''Film/MarginCall''


[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->21st century history is not one of my strong points. Too depressing.
-->-- '''Dr. Bashir''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ("Past Tense Pt. 1")

->The 21st century is when [[SugarApocalypse everything changes]], and you've gotta be ready.
-->-- '''Jack Harkness''', ''{{Series/Torchwood}}''

->A black man will be elected President of the United States. --I'm sorry, that's in the year ''[[ItWillNeverCatchOn 10,000.]]''
-->-- '''ConanOBrien''', "In the Year 2000"



->''Two thousand zero zero party over\\
[[BadFuture Oops out of time.]]''
-->-- '''Music/{{Prince}}''', "1999"

->''It is the distant future... [[{{Zeerust}} the Year 2000]]''
-->-- '''Music/FlightOfTheConchords''', "Robots (The Humans are Dead)"

->''Frankly, Mr Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck\\
I've got the 21st century breathing down my neck''
-->-- '''Music/TheSmiths''', "Frankly, Mr. Shankly"

->''Is this not the rat age\\
The demented Photostat age\\
The time of no room?\\
We've broken the genetic code\\
And [[IWantMyJetpack left it bleeding by the road]]\\
Where murderers loom''
-->-- '''T. Bone Burnett''', "The Rat Age"


[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]

->I read junk-mail; I eat junk food; I buy junk bonds; I watch trash sports. I'm gender-specific, captial-intensive, user-friendly, and lactose-intolerant. I like rough sex; I like tough love; I use the f-word in my email, and the software on my hard drive is hard''[[TheInternetIsForPorn core]]''; no soft porn! I bought a microwave at a minimall; I bought a minivan at a megastore! I eat fast food in the slow lane! I'm toll-free, bite size, ready to wear, and I come in all sizes! A fully-equipped, factory-authorized, hospital-tested, clinically-proven, scientifically-formulated medical miracle! I've been pre-washed, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed, and I have an unlimited broadband capacity!
-->--'''Creator/GeorgeCarlin''', "Modern Man"

->We're a heavily medicated society. All the drugs we take: Prozac, Effexor, Valium. I thought [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush for the last ten years]], we've been on some weird fucking drug -- the whole country -- called 'Fukitol.' What a weird fucking drug. [[WhatDidIDoLastNight And we're just coming out of it and we're kind of waking up]]. Fuckin' A! It's weird: It's like you're going, 'last thing I remember was the economy was working and [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton there was a budget surplus]].... What about the economy?' Well, we had to bail out the banks. '[[AesopAmnesia Again?]]' Fuck, yeah! 'And now who's the president?' A black guy. 'Yeah, right. Yeah, there's a black president and a Latino on the Supreme Court.' There is. 'Oh, my God! Who's the president? Jesse Jackson?' No, his name is [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack Hussein Obama]].' '''Now''' you're fucking with me!'
-->-- '''Creator/RobinWilliams''', ''Weapons of Self-Destruction''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->The price of petroleum has skyrocketed and the world economy in confusion. The 21st century was expected to be one of chaos.
-->-- '''''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''''', dossier on the [[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Zanzibar Land]] disturbance

->After Y2K, the end of the world had become a cliché. But who was I to talk? ...Everything was subjective. There were only personal apocalypses. Nothing is a cliché when it's happening to you.
-->-- '''VideoGame/MaxPayne'''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->'''[=00s=]:''' The numerals spell it all. Zero economic opportunity after college, zero sense in the general public, cultural zeroes, zero understanding and tolerance, [[LowestCommonDenominator near zero entertainment]], [[SleazyPolitician politicians with zero intelligence and zero scruples]], hysteria, panic, hatred and witch hunt frenzy stirred up by political cretins and [[YouMayPanicNow a sensationalistic zero IQ media]] (esp. TV news). It's the Decade of Duh.
## 1999 turns into 1984 ([[Literature/NineteenEightyFour the novel]]). Fanatics attack on 9/11 and a great panic ensues. Armchair warriors see war on TV 24/7. Fundie fanaticism (Christian and Muslim) flowers. Meanwhile the economy tanks and [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica the U.S. Constitution is used as toilet paper.]] Talking heads on TV toss in [[BreadAndCircuses trashy celebrity stories to distract viewers.]] This turns America into a Masturbation Nation.
## RealityTV becomes the opiate of the masses.
## Anybody who stands near a flag, pretends to pray in public, holds up a cross, talks of "family values" or boasts of kickin' ass [[VillainWithGoodPublicity is venerated by the masses.]]
## NBC reporter: [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Mr. Bush]], who is your favorite philosopher? W: Uhhhh - Jesus Christ!
## Rock'n'roll is long dead by 2000. However, some newer bands that recently released albums like *Stella, Spinerette, the Plasticines, Datarock and the Ravionettes hint that rock may be coming back to life as this ugly decade ends. Lord I hope so.
## Let's be honest. How many females have become famous for their intelligence or talents in anything during the past 10 years? [[SexSells Cross your legs, shake your ass, put on a seductive "fuck-me-honey" air about you]]. Then you're a star. It's the Decade of Dumb Ditzy Dolls. The Season of the Bitch. Whatever happened to gender equality and respect?
## This nightmarish decade of lying, corruption, hate, arrogance, neglect and stupidity - the 00s - I AIN'T GONNA MISS IT. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

->As we move into 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday final year of human existence]], I wanted to take a look back on the last great apocalypse-- {{Y2K}}. We've rebuilt society since the Millennium Bug destroyed everything we knew, but for what? So our souls look better as they're being pulled from the gnarled teeth of Ah Pukuh in twelve months?
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-real-survival-guides-one-very-fake-apocalypse/ "10 Real Survival Guides For One Very Fake Apocalypse"]]

->''VideoGame/SmashTV'' takes place in the grim, cold future of 1999, only a few short years after the conquest of Earth by the [[VideoGame/RevolutionX New Order Nation]].
-->-- '''''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/smashtv/smashtv.htm Hardcore Gaming 101]]'''''

->I’m sure you’re like [='=]''{{Series/Punkd}}''? How current. What’s next, a BREAKING story from the set of ''PimpMyRide''?', but honestly, this story is worth traveling back in time to 2003. Dust off your [[{{Hipster}} Von Dutch trucker hat]] and grab a Pepsi Twist (remember that shit? It was like drinking cola-flavored Pledge)
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/09/22/and-now-for-the-time-justin-timberlake-threatened-to-kick-dax-shepards-ass-on-the-set-of-punkd/ Michael K.]]''', "And Now For The Time JustinTimberlake Threatened To Kick Dax Shepard’s Ass On The Set Of ''Punk’d''"

->[[{{Website/Facebook}} Zuckerberg]] is a billionaire of the modern age. Call me old-fashioned, but I like men who are able to buy and sell control of my fate to look the part. There's something too humiliating about being inferior to someone who needs to [[EnsignNewbie be told not to wear socks with sandals.]]
-->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-that-werent-always-this-terrible_p2/ "4 Things That Weren't Always This Terrible"]]

->Near future prediction is always a rough game... Hence ''[[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact 2010]]''[=’s=] amusing double error - the belief that humanity would be on the verge of going to Jupiter and the belief that [[SpaceColdWar the Cold War would be rumbling on.]] Instead the American space program spent 2010 winding down, each of the three surviving Shuttles making their penultimate flights. The Cold War is dead and gone. Indeed, the entire apparatus of {{the future}} is long since gone, and has in fact quietly disappeared into the rear view mirror. Time memorably spent the tail end of 2009 declaring the aughts to have been the “worst decade ever,” and while this should be taken [[WorstWhateverEver as Comic Book Guy style hyperbole with periods after every word]], the case was compelling enough. A decade long war on terror culminated in a massive financial crash and the growing realization that electing [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama a black dude]] President of the United States [[FakeUltimateHero was not actually going to fix everything.]]
-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2014/03/pop-between-realities-home-in-time-for.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]'''

->If they ever make a film about the recession, they’re going to struggle for “the great speech” scene. That bit when Michael Collins demands of his audience ''“who will take my place?”'' or in ''Film/IntoTheStorm'' where Brendan Gleeson delivers a stirring rendition of Churchill’s ''“we will fight them on the beaches”'' speech...Part of me wonders if media and the way which we consume media is responsible for this trend. In an interconnected world, everything gets smaller. Newspapers seldom print whole speeches these days, so they are typically anchored around vacuous sound bytes. News channels are so busy rushing to get to the celebrity gossip that we get [[ViewersAreGoldfish an entire political address condensed down to a word]] – arguably the greatest orator of our times (though, to echo above I’d suggest [Obama] may be good, but he’s ''“no [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Jack Kennedy]]”'' or even UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) has his speeches condensed down to single ambiguous words/concepts like “hope” and “change”. No instantly recognisable quotes like ''“I have a dream…”'' or ''“ask not what your country can do for you”''. It should be noted that it was arguably this soundbyte-fixation which led to the rush to war back in 2003, with the focus on individual words and snippets (''“axis of evil”'', for example) rather than statements or arguments.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2009/11/10/man-launches-attack-on-pat-kenny-english-language/#more-2081 Darren Mooney]]'''

[[folder:Real Life]]

->...twentieth century and Second Christian Millennium are saying goodbye. Personally, I thought they'd never go [[TheGreatDepression without]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII taking us]] [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar with them]].
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Vanity Fair'', 1999

->Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing. You are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter'''

->The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]], Dick and Colon.

->I came of age in {{the Sixties}}, when there were chances, when it was all there waiting. Now they seep out of school -- to what? To nothing, to fuck-all. The young (you can see it in their faces), the stegosaurus-rugged no-hopers, the parrot-crested blankies -- they’ve come up with an appropriate response to this, which is: nothing. Which is nothing, which is fuck-all. The dole-queue starts at the exit to the playground.
-->-- '''Martin Amis''', ''Money''

->[[TechnologyMarchesOn I really didn't foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry.]] Not that that tells us very much of course--the computer industry didn't even foresee that [[MillenniumBug the century was going to end.]]
-->-- '''Creator/DouglasAdams'''