We are approaching the half-way point of the last year of the decade. Sort of. Officially the last year of this decade is 2010. That’s if you’re following the rules. If you’re going by the book then the first year of this decade/century/millennium was not 2000, but 2001. After all the Julian calendar didn’t start off with the year zero even though maybe it should have.
But who cares about what the officials say? It was New Year’s Eve 1999 that was the closing of the 20th Century. Limp Bizkit was at the top of their game. The World Wrestling Federation had not yet been sued by the World Wildlife Foundation for the legal use of “WWF”. The XFL was all up in your face. Everything from snowboards to Cheetos was X-TREME!!! Cellphones were annoying. And everyone, or at least the media anyway, was terrified that all the computers in the world would think it was 1900 and the water would stop flowing through the pipes.
Now, nearly ten years later, we can look back on this bleak and confusing decade and still not have any idea what the hell just happened. Continue reading Ten Years of Dark Humor: A Retrospective of the First Decade of the New Century