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23 Things That Were Cool In 2005 But Definitely Aren't Now

Fuck you, Crazy Frog.

1. Proudly wearing your Livestrong bracelet at all times.

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Dodgeball isn't the only thing Lance Armstrong ruined.

2. Recording your favourite songs to use as ringtones for your phone.

#TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow the actual struggle of getting ringtones on your phone😂

Having "JCB" by Nizlopi blare out in the middle of a meeting in 2015 would not be a good look.

3. Posing for your profile picture like this.

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Especially difficult to get right since we didn't even have front-facing cameras back then.

4. Writing ~random~ phrases all over your Converse.

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You can't decorate yourself like a Care Bear in 2015.

5. Wet-look hair gel, complete with bleached tips.

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Please let this never come back into fashion.

6. Chunky highlights that made you look like a zebra.

7. The hot pink Motorola Razr, aka the coolest thing in school.

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This would seem awesome and retro for about a day, but then you'd just miss Instagram and Snapchat.

8. Zipping around on Heelys.

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They've now been replaced by those hoverboard things, which are definitely much worse.

9. Wearing a school tie with your regular clothes.

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Avril made this look work, but not even she would still do it today.

10. Wearing a school tie with your regular clothes AS A BELT.

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Oh no :(

11. Layered popped collars.

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Even one is too many.

12. Songs that sounded like an episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

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To be fair to Akon, this was a banger. He is 42 years old now. Forty-two.

13. The iPod Nano.

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Everyone wanted one when they came out in 2005, but when was the last time you saw an iPod in the wild?

14. Going to school wearing a headband with your name in glitter.

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So not fetch in 2015.

15. Crazy Frog.

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Imagine going to the pub after work and trying to get your colleagues to laugh by doing a Crazy Frog impression. Then imagine having to find a new job.

16. Decking yourself out head-to-toe in Abercrombie and Hollister.

There's no need to pay £100 for someone to rip your jeans for you.

17. Puka shell necklaces.

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For that fresh-off-the-beach look that's best left in the '00s.

18. Having a million and one different "Bang on the Door" products.

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Nothing is groovy in 2015.

19. Getting into "poke" wars on Facebook.

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Apparently poking is still a thing, but no one knows how to do it any more.

20. Letting everyone know when an hour was up with your Baby-G watch.

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Everyone at work would hate you now.

21. Owning a webcam.

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All laptops have them built in now. Getting a separate one just seems really creepy.

22. Going out in your bright pink Juicy Couture tracksuit.

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~So trendy~

23. Lynx.

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The adverts told you it would get you laid. These days, it's definitely the opposite.

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