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Shall we name this decade 'Bob'?

 
 
Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 02:29 pm
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Is it the "Noughty-Aughts"? "The Era of Misplaced Anxiety"? The first decade of the millennium is ending, and New York Times reporter David Segal takes a shot at naming it.

What's your suggestion?

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2009/11/30/segments/145143

According to the former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins?
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“I think we should start naming decades the way we name hurricanes,” he said. “Let’s skip right past the A’s. Let’s call this one Bob.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/weekinreview/15segal.html?scp=1&sq=billy%20collins%20bob&st=cse
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 02:34 pm
BBC Radio 1 is currently airing a documentary series on the music of the decade called The Noughties
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 03:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
Can't we call it Al?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 03:24 pm
@dlowan,
Would we have to pay Paul Simon any royalties?
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 03:30 pm
@tsarstepan,
Think it goes back earlier than that:

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney (1931)

They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob,
When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job.
They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead,
Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
Half a million boots went slogging through Hell,
And I was the kid with the drum!

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
Half a million boots went slogging through Hell,
And I was the kid with the drum!

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.
Say, don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 03:34 pm
@dlowan,
A decade that probably will be remembered for its economic collapse, named after the character of a depression era song? Al would be a clever name then.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 03:57 pm
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him...and I will give him security! And I will keep him warm like a mother hen, so he will never feel rejected or lack for love.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2009 04:04 pm
@tsarstepan,
Dot's wot I thot!
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mlanoue
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2009 10:07 am
@tsarstepan,
This past decade could properly be called the TwentiOs. There is a facebook fan page for the name, and a logo. The logo is a Cheerio. The naming convention will also work in previous and future centuries if you read the info on the page. Search on Facebook for TwentiOs.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2009 10:14 am
Wow, facebook spam.
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