Paid PostPosted on Dec 18, 201718 Things From The Late '90s And Early '00s That You Totally Forgot AboutDo you remember how hard it was to connect to the internet? Luckily it's easier now! What's always been easy is switching to GEICO. Fifteen minutes could save you money on car insurance.by GEICOBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Experiencing the sound and look of static on TV. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via smellslikethenight.tumblr.com Hopefully your volume was turned down when it happened! 2. Recording your favorite TV shows on a blank VHS. m01229/ CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: 39908901@N06 And feeling really bad if you taped over something you shouldn't have. 3. How you couldn't go online when your parents had to make a phone call... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via psyolopher.tumblr.com Ah, yes, dial-up days. 4. But once you did get online...making sure you made the perfect away message for your instant messenger. IStock Because how else were you going to give subtle hints to your crush from Geometry? 5. And how you had to COUNT YOUR MINUTES on a cellphone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF iStock/JRT Thank goodness for free nights and weekends. 6. How all the fashion in music videos was super futuristic because we were moving to a ~new millennium~. Shuji Kobayashi / Getty Images This is how people thought the future would look... 7. Wanting inflatable furniture even though it was super impractical. znovelties.com Give it half an hour, and you'd essentially be sitting on the floor. 8. The feeling of terror when you saw this screen... Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: hinkelstone BlueScreenOfDeath.exe 9. How anti-skip protection seemed like the coolest invention at the time. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via peteneems.com "You're telling me I can go running and this CD won't skip???" 10. Also being amazed at CD players that had MULTIPLE SLOTS. Leo-setä/ CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: uncle-leo Now THIS is technology! 11. How your one goal in life was to create the longest snake... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF snakeonline.net / Via ilovefreesoftware.com Honestly, this is probably the best game ever. 12. When going to the movies meant you had to look up the times in a NEWSPAPER! iStock But it gave you a good opportunity to read the daily comics too. 13. Just the fact that we could CLONE THINGS. Mike Hill / Getty Images Apparently you can see Dolly on display at the National Museum of Scotland now. 14. How mass chaos would ensue because computer programmers didn’t think ahead… John Swindells/CC BY-SA 2.0 / Via Flickr: swindejr Who knew 2000 could ruin everything? 15. So we had to install “Y2K-compliant” software... Ben/CC BY-ND 2.0 / Via Flickr: djxspike Gotta get your computer Y2K-ready. 16. Stock up on nonperishables... iStock Don't forget the canned water. 17. And had Y2K-themed parties. Darren Robb / Getty Images We gotta party like it's 1999! 18. IT WAS A TIME!!! iStock / Getty Images But we're all thankful nothing terrible happened. ❤️ It may not be the turn of the millenium now, but it will be the beginning of a brand-new year! Start off fresh by saving money with GEICO.