Things people did in the 2000s

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1. Put phone in an empty pint glass to amplify the music

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:18 (one month ago) link

2. 9/11

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:20 (one month ago) link

3. Insert a memory card into their gaming console that would invariably fail early on

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:20 (one month ago) link

4. Watch "The King of Queens"

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:21 (one month ago) link

5. play Dance Dance Revolution

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:21 (one month ago) link

6. Listen to The Strokes

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:39 (one month ago) link

7. Buy music for the last time

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:47 (one month ago) link

8. Got away with murder

rob, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:51 (one month ago) link

9. Dane Cook

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:52 (one month ago) link

10. Salvia

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:56 (one month ago) link

11. drink Zima

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:58 (one month ago) link

12. say "wow, the 80s were 20 years ago" unironically

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:12 (one month ago) link

13. share music on KaZaA

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:14 (one month ago) link

Watch flash videos.
Invade Iraq.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:17 (one month ago) link

yeah the flash videos have not aged well

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:18 (one month ago) link

16. Visit homestarrunner dot com.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:19 (one month ago) link

17. Start posting on "I Love Everything"

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:20 (one month ago) link

18. collapse housing bubble

jmm, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

19. Read web comics

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:28 (one month ago) link

20. Listen to punk rock compilation albums about how much George W. Bush sucked.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:30 (one month ago) link

21. let their Tamaguchis die

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:40 (one month ago) link

22. Fight in the great hipster wars

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:41 (one month ago) link

23. Get new music recommendations from Ultragrrrl.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:44 (one month ago) link

24. Join ILX

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link

25. Download and hoard thousands of MP3s

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link

26. Be racist, except ‘ironically’.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link

27. Buy a map

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:53 (one month ago) link

28. Had their Nextel phones loudly chirp and someone start talking in the middle of a meeting.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:56 (one month ago) link

29. Wear novelty eyeglasses on New Years Eve that spell out what year is coming next

Josefa, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:00 (one month ago) link

30. Called things "gay"

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:06 (one month ago) link

31. Pollstar.com to look up upcoming concerts

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

32. Have kids, get married

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:08 (one month ago) link

33. Buy shitty "tie-in" DVDs that took place between the first and second films in a series as a cash-grab

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:08 (one month ago) link

34. Tubgirl

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:10 (one month ago) link

35. argued about when centuries begin

rob, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:16 (one month ago) link

36. Homemade episodes of Jackass on someone’s dad’s video recorder

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:47 (one month ago) link

37. Enjoy the novelty of setting up a digital queue to be sent DVDs by mail.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

38. Jenny McCarthy's flatulence

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

Print out directions for long journeys on Google Maps

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:54 (one month ago) link

(39.)

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:55 (one month ago) link

40. Read Slashdot

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:57 (one month ago) link

41. Be born without their prior consent, to parents they didn't choose, into a world that was totally fucked up before they arrived, so it's clearly not their fault, and it's all just so unfair!!

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:04 (one month ago) link

42. Make a phone call when a simple text message would have sufficed.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:10 (one month ago) link

42. Spend 5 minutes composing a relatively short text message via T9

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:12 (one month ago) link

44. take a picture with your phone, which looks a bit like you took it while on a rollercoaster

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:13 (one month ago) link

45. Had utopian ideals about the internet.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

46. While still using the work intranet.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:21 (one month ago) link

47. Get their news from Comedy Central

Øystein, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:27 (one month ago) link

42. Spend 5 minutes composing a relatively short text message via T9

T9 was faster than touchscreens :(

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:28 (one month ago) link

48. Watched dvd extras, including entire directory's commentary audio

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:29 (one month ago) link

prison inmates

Bnad, Monday, 7 June 2021 19:06 (two weeks ago) link

ugh. god our society is fucked.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 June 2021 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

that makes sense. sadly.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 June 2021 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

244. Watched movies with Tobey Maguire and/or Elijah Wood in leading roles.

It was neat when they told Tobey to act natural when filming on a street, and so he did finger guns, went into a club, did a line of coke and started dancing on a piano in Spider-Man 3.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 02:01 (two weeks ago) link

244. be reminded of the existence of Sven Goran-Eriksson and Lembit Opik on a regular basis and not just when this happens

I can't believe this is real https://t.co/8t9wVfZac5 pic.twitter.com/r3VlPQ0VtG

— Patrick Maguire (@patrickkmaguire) June 8, 2021

soref, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:00 (two weeks ago) link

lol wtf!

calzino, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:09 (two weeks ago) link

Speaking of the 2000s, I interviewed Opik when I was a journalism student in 2003, and found him super inspiring and likeable. I spent the day with him on a secondary school visit. Even then he was undoubtedly a self-obsessed goofball, but the kids were rapt with him, and he gave a speech about the importance of getting involved in politics, campaigning, not being apathetic, etc. that was as inspiring as anything I've heard on the subject. His subsequent career as a triple-z-list celeb, Sunday Sport columnist, and holder of bad opinions is an utter embarrassment, obviously, but also a real waste of a talent that probably wasn't that apparent to many, even himself.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:13 (two weeks ago) link

245. visited Stileproject for proto-edgelord vibes

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:25 (two weeks ago) link

246. extremely relatedly, thought 'pimps' and 'hos' were funny concepts to roleplay as middle-class white people

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:42 (two weeks ago) link

lol #245

Diggin Holes (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 10:58 (two weeks ago) link

247. Often thought about, but couldn't quite explain why "Stuff White People Like" felt extremely racist while trying to be the opposite

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 11:01 (two weeks ago) link

248. Saved Karyn.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 13:57 (two weeks ago) link

249. Bought string quartet tribute albums

pomenitul, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:00 (two weeks ago) link

250. Consider 256mb mp3 players with LED displays serious cutting edge shit. More of a self-own here because I was well behind the curve on music players.

calzino, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:05 (two weeks ago) link

251. Shagged Ariane

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:10 (two weeks ago) link

252. Laughed at cross-dressers. ("I'm a LADY!")

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

Of course now all the disablist/anti-trans/racist blackfacing elements are indefensible now, but really they should have been at the time as well. Not that I'm getting on my high horse here. I only boycotted it on the grounds that Lucas/Williams are horribly unfunny performers and absolute despicable wankers to boot.

calzino, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:27 (two weeks ago) link

253. Not automatically lol when you thought about Joseph Kony and the Lords Resistance Army

lol @ 251, had completely forgotten about that particular gem

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

254. Ran a spyware scan on your parents' computer and removed bonzibuddy.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

(Today: help your parents use spying apps from google, apple, facebook)

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:03 (two weeks ago) link

My in-laws once asked me, in the 2000s, to look at their computer because it was “going slow”. Literally a full half of their Internet Explorer window was bullshit toolbars, because they always clicked Yes to everything.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

374a. used physical tickets to get into events

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

471b. lots of fast food places didn't take debit cards yet (at least in the early 2000s)

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:46 (two weeks ago) link

258. Yelled "Whazzup!" at each other

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:06 (two weeks ago) link

259. Yelled "Nice one Brova!" at each other

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

xpost I have a friend who said that to me a week ago, and she's only 25 - she woulda been like, a toddler when that came out.

but she didn't know it from the original commercial - did it appear somewhere else recently?

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

260. "Bud...Weis....ER!"

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:08 (two weeks ago) link

260b. worried that the frogs screensaver was a virus
261. still used a screensaver

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:25 (two weeks ago) link

262 sent people links that hijacked their screensaver with pr0n/frightening old ladies/space invaders.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

471b. lots of fast food places didn't take debit cards yet (at least in the early 2000s)

― cancel culture club (Neanderthal)

In the UK there was still a smattering of smaller food outlets and shops that didn't until the pandemic!

chap, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

honestly I kinda wish nobody did, I'm more cognizant of how much money is leaving my bank account if I'm physically handing someone currency rather than a card.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

263. Crunk
264. Melidramatic Popular Song

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:58 (one week ago) link

265. still waited for The Avalanches to release a new album
266. gave up on waiting for My Bloody Valentine to release a new album

scanner darkly, Sunday, 13 June 2021 18:45 (one week ago) link

267 said that it was “like buttah”

Tracer Hand, Monday, 14 June 2021 17:11 (one week ago) link

from an snl sketch that ran from 1991-1994

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 14 June 2021 17:20 (one week ago) link

268 started threads with thread titles like

When will y'all realize that Marissa Nadler is the nu-gothique schnizzle?

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 14 June 2021 17:21 (one week ago) link

ok look my memory isn’t what it was

Tracer Hand, Monday, 14 June 2021 17:37 (one week ago) link

269. Improv Everywhere

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 23:07 (one week ago) link

1. cut a hole in the box

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 00:45 (one week ago) link

272. Your mum

hoos springsteen (qiqing), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 08:12 (one week ago) link

273. Adult kickball leagues

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:30 (one week ago) link

274. Go to internet cafes while travelling.
(boring option, but probably the most 00s thing for me)

ed.b, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:03 (one week ago) link

hahaha I did that a few times

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:04 (one week ago) link

275. Lost the connector dongle for their PCMCIA modem card

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:12 (one week ago) link

276. downloaded entire albums on their T1 connections, said it was ok as the 'artists make more money off of touring anyway'. had kids that now say the same thing in 2021.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:50 (one week ago) link

277. asked ilx what "GPRS connectivity" meant, feeling that it was somehow the future

New Apple Lust Objects

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 15:30 (one week ago) link

274b and often spent half-hour waiting for the dial-up to connect and frequently lost long emails as the whole thing crashed.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 17 June 2021 13:37 (six days ago) link


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