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    We Don't Talk About It Enough, But The Mid-2000s Were So Weird, And These 55 Pictures Prove It

    We talk about the early 2000s being weird, but the mid-2000s were just as strange.

    1. The Sprouse twins dressed up as tiny, old-timey chimney sweeps.

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    2. The Jonas Brothers dressed up as slightly older hipster old-timey chimney sweeps.

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    3. The Pussycat Dolls dressed as if they worked at a pirate-themed restaurant.

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    4. Chris Hemsworth rocking his hybrid Meg Ryan/Karen from finance haircut.

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    5. Ashley Tisdale in a full-on "Ashley Tisdale just robbed a Limited Too" ensemble.

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    6. Rihanna: Queen of iPod Minis.

    rihanna holding an ipod mini
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    7. All of this hair.

    the jonas brothers
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    8. But especially Joe's iconic 'do.

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    9. Joe was clearly in it to win it with his flat iron.

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    10. A "Claymate" with a shirt that says Clay Aiken makes her ovaries shake.

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    11. Taylor Lautner and his thinly spiked Göt2b gelled hair.

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    12. Miley Cyrus posing with a cordless house phone so she could get it for free.

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    13. Paris Hilton when she dated one of the Madden Brothers.

    paris with joel
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    14. Hilary Duff when she dated the other Madden brother.

    hil with benji
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    15. Carrot Top showing off his freshly shaved pubes.

    carrot top pointing to his pubes
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    16. Bruce Willis and Avril Lavigne walking the Kids’ Choice Awards red carpet together.

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    17. Such fantastic chemistry!

    they look awkward
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    18. Eve nervously watching Kevin James slam a piece of pizza, debating whether to get help while internally screaming, "Is this man all right?"

    at the kids choice awards
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    19. Beyoncé proudly holding up a brick phone.

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    20. Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton staring at a crying baby.

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    21. Kim Kardashian literally hanging off of Paris Hilton.

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    22. Kim Kardashian contemplating her entire existence.

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    23. Brooke Hogan looking like this:

    in blinged out teeth and glasses
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    24. John Mayer and Taylor Swift before "Dear John."

    posing together on a red carpet
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    25. Rihanna and Tweety Bird.

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    26. Katy Perry with Tom from Myspace.

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    27. Jessica Simpson working hard for that VIP Membership Card from Blockbuster.

    jess simpson with a giant blockbuster card
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    28. Rihanna and a little Justin Bieber.

    bieber is short
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    29. The Jonas Brothers in full-on Ed Hardy drag.

    wearing ed hardy shirts
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    30. Zac Efron and the generic "15-year-old white kid from the suburbs who wears head-to-toe Hollister" haircut.

    its a swoopy bangs moment
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    31. Billy Ray Cyrus getting it on with Minnie Mouse while Miley catches them in the act.

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    32. Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry back when everyone used to mistake them for each other.

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    33. Kevin Federline and Britney Spears as a married couple.

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    34. Steve Jobs holding up the epitome of mid-'00s technology, an iPod Classic — that is playing a video of a Desperate Housewives episode.

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    35. Mandy Moore at New York Fashion Week with the Olsen twins.

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    36. Taylor Swift in a completely not-staged photo op date with Taylor Lautner.

    in a car
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    37. Katherine Heigl holding a Zune at a Zune party.

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    38. Iconic couple Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav.

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    39. Kat McPhee at the launch party for the BlackBerry Curve.

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    40. David Beckham looking like he's never held a cellphone a day in his life.

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    41. Pete Wentz showing off his T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and his perfectly flat-ironed emo side-swept bangs.

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    42. Nicole Richie and Napoleon Dynamite.

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    43. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a couple.

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    44. Al Gore with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a couple.

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    45. Nick Lachey putting edible lip gloss on Jessica Simpson.

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    46. Nick Lachey being forced to eat "edible" lotion off of Jessica Simpson.

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    I seriously wonder the long-term effects of this.

    47. Aaron Paul at a cellphone release party dressed for a middle school dance.

    wearing an unbuttoned vest. very 8th grade
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    48. Lindsay Lohan and Mary J. Blige together in a picture.

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    49. Kim Kardashian getting her life behind Lindsay Lohan.

    on a dance floor
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    on a dance floor
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    50. The cast of Full House reunited on the red carpet for New York Minute.

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    51. Ashley Tisdale post–Club Libby Lu shopping spree.

    in feather boa looking sleepover ready
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    52. Tom Cruise "regally" kissing Katie Holmes' hand.

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    53. Ryan Cabrera holding up a Soup at Hand so he could get it for free.

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    54. Prince William and Harry in their prime of sorts.

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    55. And Fergie dressed up as a sexy clown into tiny ties.

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