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23 Things All ’00s Kids Are Secretly Ashamed They Did

Don't worry, you weren't the only one who voted for Justin Guarini.

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1. Writing a cryptic post on LiveJournal for attention.

"brOKEn... liFE is SO HaRd & LVE HaS LeFT mE."
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"brOKEn... liFE is SO HaRd & LVE HaS LeFT mE."

2. Downloading the cheat code and nude skins in order to watch your Sims have sex.

Made even more embarrassing by the fact that they were named after you and your crush.
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Made even more embarrassing by the fact that they were named after you and your crush.

3. Stalking your friends on Xanga so you could call them out for not including you.

"OMG, I can't believe you guys went to Hollister without me?!"
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"OMG, I can't believe you guys went to Hollister without me?!"

4. Thinking that you were so punk because you listened to Simple Plan and Good Charlotte.

Let's be honest, you weren't even Hot Topic-punk.

5. Feeling that Aquamarine was some sort of cinematic masterpiece.

You probably also thought you and your friends would find and befriend a mermaid too.
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You probably also thought you and your friends would find and befriend a mermaid too.

6. Wearing off-brand Uggs and lying that they were real till someone called you out.

In retrospect, Uggs were never cute to begin with.
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In retrospect, Uggs were never cute to begin with.

7. Removing a friend from your Myspace Top 8 just to be passive-aggressive.

"Yeah, I saw that you went to Hollister again without me."
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"Yeah, I saw that you went to Hollister again without me."

8. Coming home and waiting for your crush to log on just to stalk them.

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And then panicking when they didn't log on directly after school. "Did he die? Who is kissing?!"

9. Watching High School Musical over and over just so you could memorize the entire finale number.

Disney

"Wildcats in the house!"

10. Believing that Avril Lavigne was an anti-establishment badass.

Sony Music

Let's be honest, she was marketed by the establishment.

11. Wearing imitation Von Dutch trucker hats.

Pick up a few at the swap meet and no one was the wiser.
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Pick up a few at the swap meet and no one was the wiser.

12. Wanting to be a contestant on MTV's Next.

I mean, they looked like they were having fun.
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I mean, they looked like they were having fun.

13. Putting a photo of your friend's mom up on Hot or Not.

LOL.
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LOL.

14. Hiding your downloaded porn in like 12 folders.

What else could you do? It was your family computer and you couldn't risk your parents finding it.
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What else could you do? It was your family computer and you couldn't risk your parents finding it.

15. Constantly finding a way to quote Borat.

And driving your parents nuts in the process.
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And driving your parents nuts in the process.

16. Burning a mix CD for someone and not realizing it was full of badly ripped music you got from LimeWire.

*cringes*
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*cringes*

17. Tasting your scented gel pens JUST TO KNOW what they would taste like.

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No one has to know.

18. Stealing your BFF's Myspace song, but acting like you didn't know.

Oh, this was yours first?
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Oh, this was yours first?

19. Wanting Justin Guarini to beat Kelly Clarkson on American Idol.

There was just something about that fro.
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There was just something about that fro.

20. Thinking Billy Ray Cyrus would be the world's coolest dad.

No comment.
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No comment.

21. Getting multiple Blockbuster accounts so you wouldn't have to face your late fees.

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They can always get another copy of What a Girl Wants.

22. Pretending that you were a wizard.

Warner Bros.

There is a reason those spells you cast never worked: You weren't a wizard.

23. And finally, thinking Nickelback was revolutionary rock music.

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LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH. IT'S A MOVEMENT.

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