40 Things That Were Popular At The Beginning Of The Decade That Aren’t Popular Anymore

So the decade ends in a week. And for a generation that came of age at the dawn of the 2000s and entered adulthood (sort of) at its conclusion, you know what that means: rampant meaningless nostalgia.

BuzzFeed’s list of 40 Things That Were Popular At The Beginning Of The Decade That Aren’t Popular Anymore (highlights: Fred Durst, The “Weakest Link” Lady, Hanging a Flag Outside Your House) does a pretty damn good job of portraying 2000 as some sort of quaint, Norman Rockwell-esque alternate universe, where people wore frosted tips in their hair and watched music videos on MTV.

Maybe it really was like that.

Link: 40 Things That Were Popular At The Beginning Of The Decade That Aren’t Popular Anymore

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8 thoughts on “40 Things That Were Popular At The Beginning Of The Decade That Aren’t Popular Anymore

  1. Wes '08 alumnus

    Holy crap Weschat was awesome! Although most of my friends on Weschat were more awkward in real life when I met them for the first time at MoCon. Those were the days.

  2. Wes '08 alumnus

    Holy crap Weschat was awesome! Although most of my friends on Weschat were more awkward in real life when I met them for the first time at MoCon. Those were the days.

  3. alumn

    As someone who recently graduated, I can say that a lot of these things did bleed into the ’00s. Anyone remember Weschat? Yeah, that was a chat room where prefrosh talked before facebook.

  4. alumn

    As someone who recently graduated, I can say that a lot of these things did bleed into the ’00s. Anyone remember Weschat? Yeah, that was a chat room where prefrosh talked before facebook.

  5. anon

    Who the fuck came up with that list?

    Bandannas were never popular in the ’00s, JNCO jeans were the fucking ’90s, as were CD’s advertised on TVs and “CD Walkmen” (hint: the Rio came out in like, ’98, and the first gen iPod in ’01). The dot-com boom, and all its associated search engines was entirely the ’90s, since Google was handling Yahoo!’s search as early as 2000. Bling bling made the list, despite being around since Mr. T, and still isn’t fucking dead. AIM chat rooms (’90s), Ties (wtf?), and parachute pants (heard of the ’80s?)

    I’m surprised he didn’t try to throw the fucking tickle me elmo in there.

  6. anon

    Who the fuck came up with that list?

    Bandannas were never popular in the ’00s, JNCO jeans were the fucking ’90s, as were CD’s advertised on TVs and “CD Walkmen” (hint: the Rio came out in like, ’98, and the first gen iPod in ’01). The dot-com boom, and all its associated search engines was entirely the ’90s, since Google was handling Yahoo!’s search as early as 2000. Bling bling made the list, despite being around since Mr. T, and still isn’t fucking dead. AIM chat rooms (’90s), Ties (wtf?), and parachute pants (heard of the ’80s?)

    I’m surprised he didn’t try to throw the fucking tickle me elmo in there.

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