A few days ago, Avatar the Last Airbender celebrated its 10th birthday! And I didn’t even get it anything nice.
Except making six friends watch the entire series.
That got me thinking, what other things have changed since 2005? Turn on Feel Good Inc. and throw on a tweed jacket as we travel back to ’05!
THEN AND NOW 2005>2015
Then: YouTube , is launched in the United States.
Now: YouTube is the reason I don’t also pay Time Warner for cable.
Then: The beloved Pope John Paul II passes away. Pope Benedict would take over for him that year.
Now: After Pope Benedict resigned, Pope Francis took up the mantle of pope. He is quickly stacking up to become a beloved Pope himself. The pope is known to be humble, accepting of different types of people and a generous man.
Then: Tom Cruise ‘Jumped The Couch” on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.
Now: Tom Cruise is still jumping off of stuff…just usually on movie sets. Katie Holmes gets to appear on a lot less magazine covers.
Then: Oregon announced a county would begin granting licenses for same-sex marriages. The Oregon Supreme Court nullified nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples.
Now: Over 30 states allow people of the same sex to be married. Issues with the LGBT community are being talked about more. Even the President of the United States is openly in support of the right to marry…and applauded a certain Avatar-based-cartoon that had two prominent lesbian characters.
Then: Lance Armstrong wins a record seventh straight Tours de France before his scheduled retirement
Lance Armstrong probably wishes he retired a long, long, time ago.
Then: Jul 15th – “Wedding Crashers”, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres
Now: I determine who is most likely to get a kidney out of my friends by how many quotes they can name from Wedding Crashers. Also, Bradley Cooper’s doing a lot better than Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson combined.
Then: Oct 17th – The Colbert Report first airs.
What We Watch
- American Idol (Fox)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
5. Without a Trace (CBS)
6. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
7. Survivor: Guatemala (CBS)
8. CSI: Miami (CBS)
9. House (Fox)
10. Survivor: Panama (CBS)
Gold Rush DSC
The Bachelor ABC
Better Call Saul AMC
Chicago Fire NBC
What We Attempt To Sing-Along To
Then: We Belong Together