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    Posted on Mar 3, 2016

    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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    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    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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