There were the 70s. Then the 80s and 90s. But what is the decade we're currently sleepwalking through going to be called? The 00s doesn't sound right. I think people are going to skip over this one and the next because they're unnamable, so we won't be in a named decade again until 2020.
Thus, we're stuck in a 20-year-long nameless era with no tone or personality. The future will never look back on us fondly with That '00s show or its ill-conceived, short-lived follow-up, That '10s Show. No radio stations will have 00s lunch hour, and gaggles of college girls will never flock to nightclubs' 00s nights. We're deadspace, an asterisk glossed over to more numerically significant times.