Cheers to 2010! I was pondering today what the nickname for the newest decade would be when I realized something…no one ever came up with a nickname for the past 1o years. Sure, the ’80s, ’90s, etc. kind of wrote themselves, but how is it possible that not one of the six billion of us could think of something to call ’00-’09 collectively? Come on people. Lets do better for the next 10.
On another (much more embarrassing) note, I shamefully admit that I was, yet again, sucked into The Bachelor’s premiere episode tonight. The Bachelor is now on its 14th season, not counting The (far superior) Bachelorette seasons. New Bachelor Jake was surprisingly less douchy than he was last year, but the majority of the 25 female contestants put all women to shame. Who watches this garbage? Oh yeah, me.
This season promises to have just as much ABC Network-induced drama and fake-by-the-railing emotional breakdowns as any other season, so I’ll probably DVR every episode. Especially because the gossip is a contestant and one of the show’s producers were having an affair while taping was going on. Not even The Bachelor producers take this show seriously!
And one last thing, because Jake is a pilot – the title of this season is “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love.” ABC, FIRE your writers.
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Um, my roommate and I also got sucked into watching. I was on TVGuide.com looking for something to watch because we aren’t fancy enough to have an actual guide on our teevee, and the banner was like WATCH THE BACHELOR TONIGHT. And we were like, okay. Next thing we knew, we were crying/laughing and my roommate was plugging her ears (literally) at some of the comments. It’s so bad. So bad. But so amazing.
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I think 00-09 is referred to as the “naughties,” not because we all drank too much, but because the zero in each year (01,02, etc) equates with “naught.”
Using other synonyms for “zero” yields even more possible nicknames for this decade: zippies, zilchies, nonesies, zeroski’s (accent on the “o,” as in zerOskis), pilates, knunchuks, kublai-kahn, etc.
As for this decade, we should look to the nicknames given to teenage human beings for guidance. Of course, there’s “the teens,” but we could also go with “adoles-ties,” “pubies,” “young-adulties,” “akwardsies,” and of course, “slutties.”
Stephen H., I heart you. Personally, I’m voting for “Pubies.” It just has that ring.
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