Thursday, December 10, 2009

Newsweek Summarizes Decade in Seven-Minute Video

The folks at Newsweek attempted the difficult and controversial job of trying to summarize an entire decade -- 2000-2009 -- in a little over seven minutes by creating this video.

At the end of the video, the narrator asked what they missed. I can think of a few things just off the top of my head: Multi-kid mania (Angelina/Madonna adoptions, Gosselins, Octo-Mom, Duggars); the crazes involving High School Musical, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and vampires; the Boston Red Sox breaking an 86 year curse (I still get teary-eyed at the memory), the first Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court and the skimpiness of their handling of 9/11. I think Borat got more airtime than did 9/11.

I'd love to hear what you think they left out of the decade summary.

1 comment:

Pamela Jaye said...

I definitely agree about the Gosselins and the Red Sox.
(boo and yay, respectively)

Would love to read your review of Men of a Certain Age. (replies go to my gmail, which i never check but I can be found @snuggleduck )