Did they offer any back support? No. But this was the 2000s and our lumbar region didn't matter to us yet.
Big Dog was sassy and ironic, but not in a super clever way. Like the T-shirt version of the memes that your uncle shares on Facebook.
My friend Chris got me a pink ring watch for my 7th birthday and it was so cool that I remember thinking to myself, "This is it. I've made it." And my life has been smooooooooth sailing ever since.
AKA comb stretch headbands. AKA a headache waiting to happen. But, on the plus side, they made our scalp look super scalp-y!
The RAZR was the king (or queen, if you opted for the hot pink) of the flip phones. For our younger readers, a flip phone was like a wallet case for your iPhone, only without the wallet part.
HitClips played one minute clips of your favorite pop songs of the late '90s/early 2000s. Best of all, the audio was super low quality!
Especially black cord necklaces with a little dolphin pendant. How else are people supposed to know that you want to be a marine biologist when you grow up?
Jams made everyone look like a surfer. It was a better time... A simpler time... A neon-er time.
Just as quickly as planking appeared, planking disappeared. Conclusion? It wasn't a meme, it was a magic trick!
Wait. Hold the phone. Rubber bands shaped like things that aren't rubber bands? STOP, THAT'S TOO SILLY!
Part shoe, part (sort of) roller skate, I thought these were so obnoxious when they came out. Then Crocs appeared and I was like, "Take me back to the before."
LaserDiscs are Mufasa and DVDs are Simba. It's just the circle of life. Too soon?
"Number 50? Cool, from what team?"
When we got too old to run a lemonade stand, the next logical step was going door to door trying to sell the Loom Bands we made. Small businesses are rough.
If you were going to an 8th grade-only dance at the Hinsdale Community Center, this was practically part of the dress code. What, too specific?