17 Photos That Prove The Early 2000s Were A Tragic Mess

Three words: Shrek’s swamp pudding.

1. When this disaster was brought into the universe:

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2. When peanut butter slices were marketed like American cheese:

3. When we thought crop tops and super low-cut jeans were a match made in heaven:

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4. When we all felt the need to wear our hair in an everyday wedding style with the Hairagami:

5. When we thought oozing green slime was actually a delicious treat:

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6. And when we ate “swamp pudding” that literally turned your tongue green:

7. Like, seriously, why were we so obsessed with green stuff:


8. When we drank BRIGHT-ASS BLUE soda without question:

9. And when ~regular fries~ just wouldn’t cut it:


10. When extremely narrow sunglasses made a ~stunning~ debut:

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11. And when we thought tinted, colored sunglasses made us look flawless:

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12. When we needed our lip gloss to shine brighter than the actual sun:

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13. And when the market provided us with a sliding contraption for our tragically glittery lipstick:

14. When we wore pants that tied like goddamn shoelaces:

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Chris Weeks / Getty Images


15. And when these newsboy caps were somehow in style:

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16. When we thought playing with these was cute and not at all creepy:

17. And finally, when these keychains were somehow all the rage:


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