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18 Things That You Probably Haven't Thought About Since 2008

Avril Lavigne was a trailblazer in the useless necktie movement.

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1. Everyone loved shutter shades, à la Kanye West.

They were totally useless, but the epitome of noughties fashion.
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They were totally useless, but the epitome of noughties fashion.

2. Almost as much as they loved Bottle Pop — a '90s throwback revived by the Jonas Brothers.

JB brought back Baby Bottle Pop with the ~catchiest~ theme song.
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JB brought back Baby Bottle Pop with the ~catchiest~ theme song.

3. Wacky, colourful phone socks were an essential phone accessory.

Also pretty useless, but so cool.
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Also pretty useless, but so cool.

4. Speaking of phones, you've probably forgotten how curvy the iPhone 3G was back in '08.

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5. And before the iPhone took off, there was the Sidekick, which was probably your dream phone.

HSM's Sharpay had one, which meant it was an ~essential~ accessory for every girl in '08.
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HSM's Sharpay had one, which meant it was an ~essential~ accessory for every girl in '08.

6. Facebook walls were the best way to communicate with your friends.

Preferably, wall posts would have included lots of "LOL"s and "GR8"s.
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Preferably, wall posts would have included lots of "LOL"s and "GR8"s.

7. And you've probably forgotten how much effort went into making your Bebo page look cool.

Custom made skins were ~essential~.
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Custom made skins were ~essential~.

8. My Super Sweet 16, gave you birthday party envy every time you watched it.

You cringed at the dance routines though.
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You cringed at the dance routines though.

9. And don't forget Pimp My Ride, the ultimate makeover show of '08.

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10. Sky+ was the only way to catch up on your favourite TV shows.

It was a world without "on demand" and "streaming", and if you forgot to record your fave show you'd just to hope there was a rerun.
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It was a world without "on demand" and "streaming", and if you forgot to record your fave show you'd just to hope there was a rerun.

11. Scoubidous were a wildly popular hobby, for some reason.

You knew you'd reached pro scoubidou levels if your mum put them on her keyring.
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You knew you'd reached pro scoubidou levels if your mum put them on her keyring.

12. And Selena and Demi were total BFF goals.

They were Disney's platonic power couple.
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They were Disney's platonic power couple.

13. Quizzes from teen magazines were 2008 staple.

10 yr old teen magazine quiz. FYI: I'm still searching for the guy/puppy/lunch sandwich "I'm totally in tune with."

And they obviously gave you very scientific and accurate results

14. Those trick videos that circulated the internet scared the shit out of you, even though you knew what was coming.

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This was all YouTube was good for back in '08. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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This was all YouTube was good for back in '08.

15. Tiny dogs were carried around in handbags, which everyone just accepted as totally normal.

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16. WAGS were were the epitome of elegant chic back in '08.

The "pob" was iconic.
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The "pob" was iconic.

17. Tiny little waistcoats were a fashionista's staple.

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18. And finally, ties that had absolutely no practical use were an essential must have.

Avril Lavigne was a trailblazer in the useless necktie movement.
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Avril Lavigne was a trailblazer in the useless necktie movement.