Outside our normal 43 zone, but this is the first turn of decade since we got started and what's everyone's take on the 10s?
Mine is that it has been the least distinctive, least enjoyable and dullest one of all those I have lived through. Music pretty poor, apart from a few here and there, TV full of rubbish and just a general sort of malaise, a lot of stuff has happened which I don't like, and this increasing green cult obsession pisses me off.
To summarise, the decades I have experienced, 60s very good, 70s too unbelievably ace for words, 80s, started OK but degenerated into awfulness fairly quickly, 90s started off dreadful then picked up, 00s passable for the first few years but went off, 10s,bad.
It depends on whether you view the decade on a personal level; what has happened in your own life over the last decade, or looking at worldwide events. I'll have a think about it tomorrow and post then.
There's only four more hours until we hit 2020 here in Australia so I'm off to the pub. Not planning a big night, just a few at a pub that has a view of the city skyline fireworks from 20 kms away. It's been horrendous weather with 40 degree Celsius days and bushfires (not in my part of Victoria). Here's wishing everyone a safe and good 2020 !
Its been the decade of the smartphone for sure, I didn't get one until 2013 and find it extremely useful.
I'm getting bored with TV so probably not the best person to judge the decade, however I really liked Line of Duty. What I do like is the ability to easily watch old stuff on smartphones. I do love a lot of the history stuff, including what members put on here.
Politics has been a disaster and we seem like a third world country and I'm not optimistic that Brexit is going to be great.
Lost my best mate to a motorcycle accident in 2011 so that wasn't great.
Regarding the environmental stuff, definitely inconvenient and tiresome but I don't see an alternative to looking after our planet better than we have been. Moving doesn't seem to be option in this neighbourhood.
The people on this forum are great to converse with (in a very modern way as I've never to spoken to any of them!) so that's a nice end to the decade.
“I thought my mother was a bad cook but at least her gravy used to move about".
I'm leaving the bad stuff from the decade out of this.
And so - iPads were created, people planked, the last Harry Potter book was published (forget the films, the books were gold), every band you ever liked when you were young toured again ! McCartney, Elton John, Rolling Stones etc etc etc, 'Gangnam Style’ (Ok enough said), Beatles music was finally all released on iTunes (hmm iTunes is a thing of the past already in 2020! Spotify began in this decade too), Adele ruled, Facebook started, ice bucket challenges, was the dress blue/black or gold/white (?), Pokemon Go got the kids out on the streets, Banksy painted a lot, created Dismaland and bought a shredding machine, Superhero films, plastic polymer bank notes created for England (P.S. Australia has had them since 1988) and memes arrived !
....the decades I have experienced, 60s very good, 70s too unbelievably ace for words, 80s, started OK but degenerated into awfulness fairly quickly, 90s started off dreadful then picked up, 00s passable for the first few years but went off, 10s,bad.
Your assessment could also apply to music too
I can't remember much about the last decade - the years just merge into one and a lot of my time has been consumed with family stuff.
Personally there's been lots to enjoy and life is pretty good. My football team, who nearly went out of existence not so long ago, have ended up in the Premier League which still blows my mind.
On a macro level though there's not been much to cheer about though - but let's not get into climate change, politics, fake news and all of that brouhaha.
Discovering this forum in 2019 was obviously a massive highpoint