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10:41am 09/11/2009
 
 
Wronger Than Ten Hitlers
I started university in 2000, which doesn't seem long ago at all. I met a few people through the university society I was in who had started in 1991. 1991 seemed like ONE MILLION YEARS AGO. No internet. No Chris Moyles. No Topshop (not that I had access to, anyway) or garage music. Floppy haircuts, James T-shirts, students buying their clothes from Oxfam instead of Firetrap and Acupuncture, The Word. Another era.

Yesterday, I realised that to a new student of 2009, 2000 is as long ago as 1991 was to me then. I wonder how dated 2000 feels to them.

It has been:
- twenty years since Fool's Gold, Automatic, Unfaithful, Heathers
- fifteen since Parklife, Robson and Jerome, East 17, Clerks
- eleven since Furbys
- ten since The Matrix
- nine since Big Brother (though this surprises me in that how long it's been around)
- Bananarama are as old now as The Beatles were in 1989
 
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 wardytron
 
11:02am 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
wardytron
1991 was dreadful. People used to wear long-sleeved T-shirts under short-sleeved T-shirts. And the T-shirts would say things like "The Wonderstuff" or "The Lemonheads". And the people wearing them wouldn't have the faintest idea how to make a risotto or what to drink with it.
 
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 mippy
 
11:39am 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Wronger Than Ten Hitlers
And olive oil came from the chemist and people drank Nescafe if they wanted to be posh.
 
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 wwidsith
 
11:10am 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Warwick
Great thanks now I'm really depressed.

Christ, I graduated in 2000. That said, I want to express full support for all of the points made by wardytron. And I recommend a nice Sancerre with the risotto
 
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 wardytron
 
11:25am 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
wardytron
You don't know what's in the risotto yet. Sancerre with Monster Munch risotto? You're a barbarian.
 
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 wwidsith
 
01:54pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Warwick
Though that is a dinner party I'd go to.
 
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 damnspynovels
 
02:07pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
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Yeah that kinda thinking blows my mind sometimes.

I can recall vividly buying Fools Gold on 12" from Jumbo Records in Leeds.

(More significant would've been the time a couple of months earlier when I bought Happy Monday's WFL on 7" from Jumbo - a shop that until then I'd been afraid to enter for some reason).

If there'd been the internet and LiveJournal etc in 1989, someone would've been posting that OMG I can't believe that Bad Moon Rising is 20 years old right now, feeling that it was only yesterday they were buying the single from Woolies.
 
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 altglas
 
03:16pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
kommt sowieso alles aus dem gleichen Tanklaster
15 years since East 17! whoa.
 
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 flippity
 
11:20pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Rebecca
Eleven since furbys is the one that got me. :)
 
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 helloalena
 
04:18pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
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oh robson and jerome
 
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