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
The Nelly song you hated before hating Nelly was cool: