Remember the 2000’s? That decade that literally started with dire warnings about the collapse of society because we forgot to program our computers to tell time correctly? Well, luckily we got to work on fixing that dreaded bug and by the time that new year/decade/century/millennium arrived, we were ready to blast into new experiences and trends that to this day we’re all looking back on with a mixture of fondness and total bewilderment. Finally, at long last, we were living in the future, and we got to decide what that future looked like.
It turned out it looked a lot like boy bands and excessive hair product. In retrospect, we’ve got some questions.
10. PT Loser
This one hits close to home as I literally had one of these for years. Not my proudest moment.
Why did so many people in the 2000s buy PT Cruisers?
— mseez (dlamini ??) (@msizimsizimsizi) February 15, 2019
9. Could they BE any more of a trendsetter?
Having never worn a bra myself I feel unqualified to answer this question. Further expertise is needed.
Did people in the early 2000s really never wear bras or was that just on Friends
— Tony Danza (hold me closer) (@ritxMT) October 29, 2019
8. Party on top
Why anyone chooses to wear pants under any circumstance is baffling to me.
Why did people in the early 2000s wear jeans UNDER their dresses? Like who thought that was a good idea?
— Brittany (@Brittany_Books) February 20, 2020
7. That tracks
Bold of you to assume we had closet space.
Did people in the early 2000s hang those fashion track suits up in their closet? Seems like a dresser drawer type of thing. Did they dry clean them?
— Matt Massey (@themattmassey) April 4, 2020
6. Are you gellin’?
Hair mustn’t be allowed to roam free. It must be slicked. It must be contained.
Why did gelled hair make people cool in the early 2000s
— Bazooka Tooth (@NardInThePaint) November 24, 2016
5. Cracking up
There’s an embarrassing b*tt crack photo of all of us somewhere.
Did people in the early 2000s constantly live in fear of their b*tt cracks getting exposed by their ultra low rise jeans
— emma (@emmacsteiner) June 3, 2019
Sometimes I’d get mixed up and ask someone “a/s/l?” in real life.
Did people who went to college in the early 2000s exchange screen names at parties?
— sweaty girl fish (@onlykfishintheC) November 1, 2013
3. Ra ra o la la
I…don’t remember this, but I’ll take your word for it.
Wasn’t there a rumor that lady Gaga had a p*nis back in early 2000s? Why did we do that?
— ? ℭ????? ℭ?? ? (@BrennaAlien) May 6, 2020
2. High school musical
Movies give us an unrealistic standard of literally everything.
Why did every popular high school girl in early 2000s movies wear little chopstick heels to school?? One (1) girl wore heels to school ONCE and people didn't let that sh^t go for weeeeeeks
— Ali Hinman (@ali__hin) March 2, 2019
1. It used to be OURspace…
Imagine if this was still a function of Facebook today. *shudder*
I miss the drama and gossip that was caused by a person’s Myspace Top 8.
— Mazie (@thisismazie) May 5, 2020
We hope this has been a (mostly) pleasant trip down memory lane. If you’ve got nothing better to do today, maybe go dig up those 12 pixel digital camera pics you’ve probably still got from the early aughts and relive some low-res moments.
What do you think was the strangest thing about the 2000’s?
Let us know in the comments.