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  1. #1 What decade where you born in? 
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    Interested to know the deacde you come from and if you fit in it.

    For me, I'm an 80's baby. Bring on the neon baby. 87 to be exact.

    I believe that the decade you are born in shifts your ideas and perceptions naturally due to your growing up. I was a child in the 90's and a teen in the 00's (noughties).


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    60's, 1969 to be exact, well to be exact 4 days after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. In fact my mum saw the moon landing from a hospital bed.


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    Late 80's, 89. damm proud of my life so far. as you said, child in the 90's. teen in the 00's.

    so far i have achived what i think is a good life, one im proud of; and i hope others think so too.

    scratch that, im still a teen!
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    I set course the same year as James Kirk did for the first time.
    Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twaaannnggg
    I set course the same year as James Kirk did for the first time.
    Your a time traveller?!


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    Naaaaaaa.....just an old fart
    Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.
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    70's
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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    If you take my street address and subtract my age you will get my decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    70's
    Hey ToR: Not sure what sucks more....the music of the 70's or of the 07's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
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    Hey ToR: Not sure what sucks more....the music of the 70's or of the 07's.
    07's for sure
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    70's here too. Not really a fan. I'm for the 60's
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    I was born in the 80's, albeit much earlier in the 80's than my decade brethren above.

    And who can dis on the music of the 70's? Take out the obvious offenders (i.e., a lot of the disco and arena rock) and you have some fantastic stuff, particularly glam and punk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    70's here too. Not really a fan. I'm for the 60's
    I'm a sixties baby Not fair i shudda been a hippy

    Kalster

    You said you were almost 42 in one of your posts

    How can you be born in the 70's???
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    nice avatar Selene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuntinuum
    nice avatar Selene
    It's a prickly pine cone.
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    It's very phallic, to my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuntinuum
    It's very phallic, to my eyes.
    Yes, if you like pain.
    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    70's here too. Not really a fan. I'm for the 60's
    I'm a sixties baby Not fair i shudda been a hippy

    Kalster

    You said you were almost 42 in one of your posts

    How can you be born in the 70's???
    I dont recall saying that? Do I seem that old? I'm 29. Too young for you or what? :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    70's here too. Not really a fan. I'm for the 60's
    I'm a sixties baby Not fair i shudda been a hippy

    Kalster

    You said you were almost 42 in one of your posts

    How can you be born in the 70's???
    I dont recall saying that? Do I seem that old? I'm 29. Too young for you or what? :wink:
    Oh i think you were quoting someone else! Sorry

    Ha hee hee, now i have found out your real age! (cackles, rub hands with mischevious glee!)

    Too young! Ha cheek.
    I'm sure you could show me a few tricks or two!
    I've only got almost a decade on you and it's not true the older you get the more you know.

    In fact it's quite the other way round. The older you get the more you realise you really know f**k all!

    Ah thank goodness for humour, at least we have that, and prickly pine cones
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    I was alive in the 80s for an entire 360 days. Doesn't make me much of an 80s person, since I was too young to remember anything from them.
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    I was alive in the 80s for an entire 360 days. Doesn't make me much of an 80s person, since I was too young to remember anything from them.
    You didn't miss much

    Apart from some dreadful hairstyles and too many bangles and Dallas shoulder pads.

    The only plus in the eighties was Billy Bragg, Arthur Scargill, glittery boob tubes and ra ra skirts.

    Maggie Thatcher the milk snatcher trashed the eighties (Bitch!)
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    80s here, early 80s that is.

    I wonder what our generation will end up like in the history books. The babyboomers and hippies really had their own character as a generation, but I don't really see that in my generation. I even heard people calling it "generation nothing" or in Dutch "de patat generatie" ("the french fries generation", meaning as bland and boring as french fries..).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    80s here, early 80s that is.

    I wonder what our generation will end up like in the history books. The babyboomers and hippies really had their own character as a generation, but I don't really see that in my generation. I even heard people calling it "generation nothing" or in Dutch "de patat generatie" ("the french fries generation", meaning as bland and boring as french fries..).
    It's not too late man. We can always pull something out our ass still.

    Well I don't know. Hip-hop culture really impacted Y generation I think (at least 1985 and down). Something about that should be said. Or at least youth sub-cultures in general, becoming so diverse as they are now.

    At least I'm not apart of the iGeneration.
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    The 80's babies, nothing generation? Well that fits my philosphy; to win is to lose and to lose is to win, from everything comes nothing and from nothing comes everything. :-D
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    I've told you how old I was twice. The second time, I was telling the truth.

    Doctor doctor.... you changed your name while I was gone?! This is screwing me up heavy, man!

    I think that the youngsters (people born between 1980 and 1995) who grew up in the United states will have quite a legacy.

    I don't live anywhere else, so I can't say about you other blokes. Our 9/11 fiasco was an age defining event.

    How were you effected anyway? Do you just hate our president a little more than before? I for one think that he was inbetween a rock and a hard spot.... and no matter what he did he would be ridiculed... and he did what he thought was the best for his country. What else could he have done?
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    I was born '87, which I guess has been nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CircularlyPolarized
    I was born '87, which I guess has been nice.
    When in 87 if you don't mind me asking, I was born in that year too .
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    December 16, in the afternoon. When were you born?
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    '60s, but I've said this before.

    And '70s rock is the only way to go - no other decade had Free Bird, Comfortably Numb, Rider on the Storm, Won't get fooled again, Hotel California and God Save The Queen! (And that's just to start out with the naming of greats...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircularlyPolarized
    December 16, in the afternoon. When were you born?
    September 9th.
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    1486, 1542, 1687, 1802, 1969.

    This is my fifth time round.

    Does anyone know how to get off this karmic treadmill?
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    I'm a 90's baby. Have seen the end of 20th century with a half baby-ish mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuntinuum
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    80s here, early 80s that is.

    I wonder what our generation will end up like in the history books. The babyboomers and hippies really had their own character as a generation, but I don't really see that in my generation. I even heard people calling it "generation nothing" or in Dutch "de patat generatie" ("the french fries generation", meaning as bland and boring as french fries..).
    It's not too late man. We can always pull something out our ass still.
    I'm listening :P

    Seems like we still have to conquer the world on the older generation, they took over the show as 20some's but we never really did (yet).

    Well I don't know. Hip-hop culture really impacted Y generation I think (at least 1985 and down). Something about that should be said. Or at least youth sub-cultures in general, becoming so diverse as they are now.

    At least I'm not apart of the iGeneration.
    iGeneration? I guess I'm a bit in the middle then, for me the first time I used a pc (age 7-8 ) and the first time I saw the internet (age 15 or so) were really life-changing events. But I guess that'll be true for every coming generation as well (in the developped world), it's not really something distinctive.

    We're the generation after the Cold War, after "the end of history" (or so they thought in 1990), but we don't really care. The idea of living under nuclear threat has no meaning to us, the Soviet Union seems a far and grey past. So that doesn't really characterize our generation either.

    Maybe we're the first really international/globalized generation. If I had been dropped in the US as a young kid my life wouldn't have been much different, same with most developped countries. I've never been to the US, but it still seems like next door to me (not an exotic place). Maybe Europe is still somewhat exotic to an American, but in practise our lives really don't differ much. Perhaps that's somewhat distinctive for the 80s generation (whether for better or for worse, I don't know).

    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    The 80's babies, nothing generation? Well that fits my philosphy; to win is to lose and to lose is to win, from everything comes nothing and from nothing comes everything. :-D
    That sounds more like 60s philosophy to me :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    I think that the youngsters (people born between 1980 and 1995) who grew up in the United states will have quite a legacy.

    I don't live anywhere else, so I can't say about you other blokes. Our 9/11 fiasco was an age defining event.

    How were you effected anyway? Do you just hate our president a little more than before? I for one think that he was inbetween a rock and a hard spot.... and no matter what he did he would be ridiculed... and he did what he thought was the best for his country. What else could he have done?
    To a European 9/11 wasn't really an age defining event, but maybe the American reaction to 9/11 was. Words like "pre-emptive attack", "extraordinary rendition", "illegal fighter" etc really stuck to memory.

    Protesting American foreign policy isn't something new at all, but since 2001 it seems it has come a lot closer to home (at least to a European). Few Americans will remember the 2002 "The Hague invasion act", authorizing the US to attack our capital in case the ICC arrests Americans for war crime allegations. Ofcourse it's a completely hypothetical situation, but it made a huge impact on us. A couple years later it turns out secret CIA prisoner flights had been all over Europe, and there even seem to have been secret CIA prison camps right next door in Eastern Europe. Now that's an age defining event.

    It's not just the big events, also the smaller things: a story in the university magazine about a Dutch student in the US; she overstayed her visum a couple days, immediately gets tracked down, detained, interrogated and thrown out of the country like a criminal. A newspaper article, a few weeks ago: someone from Canada overstayed a visum in the US 18 years ago: at the airport she's picked out of the line, taken to prison in handcuffs, kept without sleep and food for 3 days, interrogated and thrown out.

    Those things stick to mind, much more than the attacks in 2001.
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