2000-2009 Aging Badly?

Zardnaar

Hero
This thread is about things that have aged badly from the early 2000's.

Normally it's things from the 70s to 90s that crop up. Amazon has Jackass 2 and I watched it over 2 nights and yeah. Has not aged well.

So what can you think of that falls into the what were they/we thinking. A few I can think of.

Jackass
2002-2000. As I mentioned this is really puerile now but it was kind of funny/shocking. Most of the guys in it had drug and booze related problems no surprise.

Subway
Remember Jared? Ouch.

Nu Metal.
Died circa 2003, doesn't have a great legacy or reputation now. Looking through my CD collection I don't have to many but there's a Slipknot and a Limp Bizkit CD in there. I preferred Fear Factory and other metal bands though.

WWF Attitude Era
Dwayne the Rock Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars now. Wrestlemania 2001 was the zenith of the AE and the end. Guys more or less killing themselves in ring and people like Jericho leading chants in arenas calling a women a 4 letter word and the way women were portrayed.....
 

Zardnaar

Hero
The Friends sitcom.
Seinfield, too, now that I mention it.
Hell, television in general and sitcoms in particular.
My cholesterol levels.
Bacon-flavored Everything.
Apple (the company).
Sport utility vehicles.
What's wrong with Seinfeld? I remember soup Nazi episode but never really got the show back then and didn't find it funny.
 
What's wrong with Seinfeld? I remember soup Nazi episode but never really got the show back then and didn't find it funny.
The show as a whole just didn't age very well, in my opinion.

But now that I think about it, my opinion might be biased. I saw a Jerry Seinfeld interview on Late Night back in 2015, where he was complaining about political correctness and how he wouldn't perform on college campuses anymore because "kids today are so easily offended" or somesuch.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Jackass wasn't good to begin with. Kind of like saying a pizza made with rotten anchovies didn't age well...

Auto Tune didn't age well at all.

Wearing plastic glasses frames without lenses...

B. Dalton Booksellers, Waldenbooks, and Borders Books - none of them aged well (being defunct).
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Jackass wasn't good to begin with. Kind of like saying a pizza made with rotten anchovies didn't age well...

Auto Tune didn't age well at all.

Wearing plastic glasses frames without lenses...

B. Dalton Booksellers, Waldenbooks, and Borders Books - none of them aged well (being defunct).
Wasn't a massive Jackass fan back in the day, watched season 1 iirc.

Had a certain shock value I suppose.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
The show as a whole just didn't age very well, in my opinion.

But now that I think about it, my opinion might be biased. I saw a Jerry Seinfeld interview on Late Night back in 2015, where he was complaining about political correctness and how he wouldn't perform on college campuses anymore because "kids today are so easily offended" or somesuch.
I wouldn't go see him if it was free and local. Stand ups not really my thing though although I have enjoyed some specials on Netflix like Katherine Ryan.

We liked her from the British panel shows though.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I'm not familiar with any of the things in the OP!
A few weren't very good back then, they're worse now.

Nu Metal was Korn, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit etc. You've never heard Numb?


That one's not to bad IMHO.

Subway was pushed as being healthy using Jared as a spokesman. He is currently a guest in the US penitentiary system for kiddie porn.
 
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Hussar

Legend
Heh, I've been digging out my 2000's era Dragon and Dungeon magazines lately, trawling for stuff to use in my Ghost of Saltmarsh campaign. Some great adventures, but, the advertisements ? Yeah, some of that stuff does NOT age well.

What was that online game? Evony Online. Now there's some advertising that shows its age.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Heh, I've been digging out my 2000's era Dragon and Dungeon magazines lately, trawling for stuff to use in my Ghost of Saltmarsh campaign. Some great adventures, but, the advertisements ? Yeah, some of that stuff does NOT age well.

What was that online game? Evony Online. Now there's some advertising that shows its age.
I remember that and the old Jade Cocoon ads.
 

Frankie1969

Explorer
Jackass hasn't changed. It was puerile and stupid then, and it's exactly the same now. I'm glad your taste has improved.

Edit: NM. General Tabletop Discussion means the entire system. Which doesn't make sense, but OK.
 

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