All through 2000 - 2009, I didn't know what to call the entire decade. "The Aughts" was too precious, "The Naughties" even more so, and "The O's" made it seem like we were talkin' baseball, hon.
So now - too late - I see on a comic strip review blog that some guy named "Messy" (anyone self-identifying as "Messy" is either a male or a female I don't wanna know) says the decade was called "The 00ze."
Thanks, "Messy." Where were you on 12/31/99? Who else remembers the Y2K hysteria? We didn't know if the world was going to keep going on, and if it did, whether or not there would be water, electricity, or any semblance of societal order.
Ten years later, we're still settling for two out of three.