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    37 Things That Were Really Cool In 2008, But Not At All Today

    It was what was important to us a decade ago.

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    1. Apple Bottom Jeans.

    2. Boots with the fur.

    3. Fucking Matt Damon.

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    4. Myspace Secret Shows.


    5. Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin.


    6. Refusing to get an iPhone ’cause you were addicted to your BlackBerry...

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    7. ...and calling your BlackBerry a "CrackBerry."

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    8. Bragging about your Brick Breaker score.

    9. Spaghetti Cat.


    10. Starbucks' iTunes Pick of the Week.

    11. Debating whether pirates or ninjas would win in a battle.

    12. Cellphone charms.

    13. Buying ringtones and ringbacks.

    14. Shwayze.

    15. Wearing shutter shades at night.

    16. Apple ads and the songs they used in the commercials.


    17. Waiting for the Arrested Development movie to happen.

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    18. Answering Honesty Box questions.

    19. Katie Holmes' boyfriend jeans.

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    20. Flip Video HD cameras.

    21. Screaming like Bill O’Reilly.

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    22. White Macbooks.

    23. The Andy Warhol-esque filter in PhotoBooth.

    24. Lost (even though you had no idea what was going on).


    25. Digital photo frames.

    26. Owning colorful Wayfarer sunglasses that clashed with your outfit.

    27. Telling everyone how much you LOVED the Juno soundtrack.


    28. Colorful digital cameras with at least 8.0 megapixels.

    29. Updating your Facebook status CONSTANTLY.

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    30. Having "poking" wars.


    31. Constantly updating your Netflix DVD queue.

    32. Collecting all the seasons of your favorite TV show on DVD.

    33. Being invested in MTV and VH1 dating shows.

    34. Vampires.

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    35. Taking selfies with flash in front of a mirror (with an actual camera).

    36. Talking about Michael Phelps’s diet.

    37. And finally, Justin Timberlake.

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