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    Updated on Sep 18, 2019. Posted on Sep 11, 2019

    40 Things From The '00s That Have Been Buried In The Deepest Recesses Of Your Brain For The Last 10 Years

    A post for anyone who has forgotten that they once dialed Peter1 to get the Family Guy theme song as a ringtone.

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    1. When Lance Bass thought he could join the Russian Space Program and become a cosmonaut:

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    2. Jessica Simpson released a line of edible body lotions and beauty products:

    3. Those nature sounds CD display cases at Target that always had like three that didn't even work:

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    4. Those annoying and terrifying rat-hamster monsters that sang about their love of Quiznos:


    5. P. Diddy proclaiming how Proactiv kept his skin "sexy":

    6. iPods that came in those giant cube boxes:

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    7. The standing iPods chargers that came with a huge plug:

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    8. And U2 doing one of those iPod commercials to promote their special edition iPod:

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    9. Kristen Wiig playing "Dr. Pat" on the hoax reality show The Joe Schmo Show:


    10. Cargo, which was the male version of Lucky magazine (RIP both):

    11. The "Got Milk?" commercial that featured The Avengers:


    12. Jennifer Lopez's restaurant, Madre's:

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    13. The scary AF anti-DVD piracy PSA that played before movies that basically made you feel like you were going to jail if you just saw a bootleg DVD on the street:

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    14. Christina Aguilera's ad campaign for Skechers:


    15. That Shirley Temple DVD collection commercial that — seriously — played every five minutes on Cartoon Network:


    16. Grocery stores that jumped on the Atkins Diet trend and sold nothing but low-carb food:

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    17. Sarah Jessica Parker as the spokesperson for the Gap:


    18. And Madonna's "A New Groove, A New Jean" Gap ad campaign, which also featured Missy Elliot:

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    19. SNL's "TV Funhouse" ⁠— which was always the best thing about any episode:


    20. Steve & Barry's stores, that sold eerily-cheap clothing and accessories:

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    21. Those "Free Winona [Ryder]" T-shirts:

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    22. This poster of the Kiss by Tanya Chalkin, which like almost every college guy had in his room:

    23. Kool Stuff Oreo toaster pastries, which tasted like next-level Oreos:

    24. Joe Millionaire, which was another reality show about tricking people:

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    25. Hilary Duff's tween line — Stuff by Hilary Duff — which was sold at Target:

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    26. ALF who appeared in a bunch of commercials for long-distance provider 10-10-220:


    27. VideoNow, which was really the HitClips of video players:

    28. Bumpits — which was for anyone trying to get hair to look somewhere between Snooki and Amy Winehouse:

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    29. This dinosaur mascot that was really into Kraft Macaroni & Cheese:

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    30. These Old Navy shopping bags (usually filled with dollar flip-flops and bootcut jeans):

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    31. The Fantanas, who could've totally been a real girl group:

    32. Libby Lu, which was the SPOT for tween girl birthday parties:

    33. Removing your car radio's faceplate so that no one could steal it:

    34. Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert's hilarious "Even Stevphen" segment on The Daily Show:


    35. "Make 7-Up Yours!" 7-Up campaign that starred Orlando Jones:

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    36. DVDs that came in cardboard cases and had a double-sided DVD (one side for full-screen and the for widescreen):

    37. Catherine Zeta-Jones (who really delivered the "Get more" tagline) as the spokesperson for T-Mobile:


    38. The old-school Windows Media Player that had the most mesmerizing screensavers:

    39. Family Guy ringtones you had to text to get and also pay for:

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    40. And finally, NSYNC's Chili's "Baby Back Ribs" commercial:

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