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My Favorite Moment Of The Decade

I've been rummaging through some top stories of the decade to try to pick a favorite. CNN has a list of top ten tech stories. MSNBC tries to pick the best TV series of the decade. FOX has the best and worst politics of the decade. ESPN sorts out the decade's best. The Chicago Tribune picked Obama's election as the top story of the decade.

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So, what will I pick as my top story of the decade? I'm a bit conflicted here. Half of me wants to hold out, and the other half has already decided. I'm going with the second half. So, without further ado...

The Axis Of Stevil Show's Top Story Of The Decade

How about the fact that every major media outlet in the Country seems to have no idea when a decade ends.

Some writers like to point out that since the common calendar starts from the year 1, its first full decade contained the years from 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. The interval from the year 2001 to 2010 could thus be called the 201st decade, using ordinal numbers.

This is so basic as to make one wonder how it can go unnoticed. Our calendar goes from 01 B.C. to 01 A.D. hence, there is no "zero" year. Since a decade is ten years, the first decade ended on December 31st of year ten. So perhaps the runner up story would be the dumbing down of America to the point that even major news networks are either unaware of this fact or do not care.


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