[The end of the decade!]

The end of a decade: Comparing and contrasting ‘00 to ‘09

Bret Michaels played the Pearl at the Palms on January 31, 2009.
Photo: Ryan Olbrysh

2000: $15 at Tower Records 2009: 99 cents at iTunes

2000: Richard Hatch wins $1 million on Survivor 2009: Taya Parker wins Bret Michaels on Rock of Love 3

2000: Eminem’s “Stan”: A tale of a disturbed fan who kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend 2009: The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom, Boom, Pow”: “When when I step inside the room them girls go apeshit, uh”

2000: Buy VCR tapes 2009: Clear DVR space

2000: Dave Eggers reinvents the memoir with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 2009: Sarah Palin de-invents it with Going Rogue

2000: Professor Xavier’s big bald head 2009: Dr. Manhattan’s big blue penis

2000: Brokaw, Jennings, Rather 2009: Stewart, Colbert

2000: High-grossing crime film: Traffic ($124 million) 2009: High-grossing crime film: Paul Blart: Mall Cop ($143 million)

2000: Evander Holyfield 2009: Brock Lesnar

2000: The fucking Sopranos on HBO 2009: The freaking Sopranos on A&E

2000: The Sims, live your daily life virtually 2009: Wii Fit, get off your non-virtual ass and live

2000: Whasuup? 2009: FML

2000: Kobe and Shaq 2009: Tiger and Rachel and Jamie and Holly and …

2000: Charles M. Schulz dies; no new Peanuts 2009: B.C. ... still going ...


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