memories…of the way we were…

Ok, I admit it… I’m obsessed with VH-1’s decade shows. You know the ones I’m talking about – “I Love the 80’s” parts 1, 2 and 3D, and the like. It’s fun reliving all the pop culture nuggets from days gone by.

So I was excited this week to see VH-1 is finally tackling the current decade with “I Love the Millenium.” So far I’ve seen the ones for the years 2000 and 2001 and while I love them (with the exception of Michael Ian Black, who is nowhere near as funny and irreverent as he seems to think he is — sorry, it had to be said), I realized this decade’s recap makes me feel…well…old.

I know, you’d think watching recaps from stuff that happened twenty years ago when I was in high school would do that. But it was fun watching the 70s, 80s and even 90s, going, “Hey, I remember that.” or “I used to have one of those.”

So what’s so different about the current decade? I think it’s because I find myself watching it now saying to myself, “Holy shit…was it that long ago? Did that really happen eight years ago?” It’s like my memory associates it with recent events so to be reminded it was almost a whole decade ago makes me realize how much time has slipped by since.

Is it just me or are any of the rest of you “I Love the (fill in the blank)” junkies having the same issues?

Oh, and can we please have more Hal Sparks commentary, VH-1?  ‘K, thnx! 🙂

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  1. akeorlando June 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    AMEN! I can’t watch those shows because I find myself counting-up the years, and realizing how old I am!