Give me back my 2008: was it really 10 years ago?
Categories: HistoryBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/give-me-back-my-2008-was-it-really-10-years-ago
Blaine's wild eyes, the 5-day war in Ossetia, the still—alive S.T.A.L.K.E.R series and, of course, the premiere of the magnificent picture "The Dark Knight" - all this is just part of those events thanks to which "the same" 2008 is still alive in our hearts.
It's crazy, it was as much as 10 years ago! The generation of "zero" already boldly buys alcohol, although then they were, as they say, "three tops from the pot." God, how old we are. Do you want to remember leap year 2008? Then you are here.
A source: Buzzfeed
Everyone remembers 2008 differently. For the older public, this period marked the beginning of a serious economic crisis. However, if we take into account the CIS countries, it is hardly better now. However, the rest of the world was feverish even then.
It all started with the US economic system, and after that various aspects of the crisis affected other countries of the world.
At the end of 2008, the growth rate of world GDP showed negative dynamics for the first time in the entire period after the Second World War. But, on the other hand, it was a period of a cheap dollar, which now you can only dream about.
Also, 2008 is the year of great achievements in politics. The 5-day war in Ossetia, which, according to Dmitry Medvedev, has become a "compulsion for peace," has turned from a catastrophe in diplomatic terms into an Internet meme.
In 2008, the first African-American president, Barack Obama, came to power in the United States, the same one who would then urinate in Russian entrances during two presidential terms.
At that time, pop culture had not yet become boring, and many hits were perceived as a revolutionary novelty. So, for example, singer Britney Spears made her way to the top of the chart with the track Womanizer, which today has already acquired a long "beard".
KISS, Deep Purple and Queen performed at the Olympic, giving fans a flurry of emotions. These concerts will be remembered for several more years.
And "Poker Face"? Lady Gaga's track literally blew up the Internet community. Put on repeat, it sounded again and again. A simple and uncomplicated text, put on a simple melody. Then it was still a fresh approach.
Baby Miley, yes, the one who was then filmed naked, celebrated her 16th birthday at Disneyland. These kids are growing up so fast!
One of the leaders of the 2008 rental was "Kung Fu Panda" from DreamWorks Animation, in which the main role was voiced in the Russian version by Mikhail Galustyan.
In the same year, the presentation of the cult film "The Dark Knight" from the Batman saga took place. However, it was not "Batsy" who became the main character of many subsequent memes. It was the Joker performed by Heath Ledger who gave fans of the series an unforgettable role.
The hero's phrase "Why so serious?" ("Why are you so serious?" — translated from the original dubbing) turned into a viral meme and became a kind of motto of pseudo-anarchists, a community of very young and superficial followers of the Joker's ideas. Masks, make–up, wigs and catch phrases - all this was present in most schools, at parties and on the streets.
In addition, 2008 has become a real treasure trove for gamers. That year there were presentations of such pretentious novelties as: Dead Space, Mass Effect, Grand Theft Auto 4, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead. However, there was something for which the developers had to blush: Sacred 2, Gothic 2-3, FarCry 2.
And, of course, we must not forget about memes. The most interesting was Bocharov's voice acting of David Blaine. It is Bocharik who is the author of "special street magic" and "ema, people!". He was the first to use the phonetic definition of extreme surprise — "my feet in my mouth!".
"Pet the cat. Stroke the cat, s***!". This meme was also very popular, as were most similar phrases that appeared on the basis of this appeal.
All this has already managed to acquire a long gray "beard" and become a distant past. Ten years have passed, many trends have been forgotten, and others seem to be something incredible at all. But it was real.
And how do you remember 2008?