/40 Things Basically Everyone Did In 2008 That Are Extremely Embarrassing Now

40 Things Basically Everyone Did In 2008 That Are Extremely Embarrassing Now

Back in 2008, the only way to be cool was to…

1.

Talk about Michael Phelps’s diet like six times a day:

2.

Think Chuck Norris jokes were the be-all and end-all of comedy:

3.

Think that typing like this meant you were creative and edgy:

4.

Think the Corey Worthington interview was the funniest thing ever:

5.

Try to convince people that the iPhone was worth the money by showing them that one app where it looks like you’re drinking a beer:

And that one app where it looked like you had a lighter:

6.

Or insist that BlackBerry was way better than iPhone because of Brick Breaker

7.

…and BBM:


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8.

Email the Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog comparison memes to your friends:


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9.

Be really into vampires:


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10.

Say “I read it on Perez”:


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11.

Watch every single Diet Coke and Mentos video on the internet:

12.

Just post EVERY. SINGLE. THING. on Facebook:

13.

Harass everyone on Facebook with like 14 “LOST PHONE, NEED NUMBERS” groups:

And like 17 FarmVille requests:

14.

Watch full-length movies that cost tens of millions of dollars to make on an iPod with a 2-inch screen:

15.

Wear fedoras…


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16.

…funky belts…


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17.

…and tiny vests as part of your go-to going out outfits:


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18.

Own several pairs of very colorful Wayfarer sunglasses:

19.

Take selfies with a big-ass digital camera:

20.

Take weird pictures of your feet or hands because you all had matching bracelets or shoes:

21.

And take a mirror selfie with the flash going off:

22.

Burn photo CDs in order to share pics with your friends:


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23.

And also upload 400 pictures onto Facebook at once in an album with a title from a Dave Matthews Band song:

24.

Say “Should have put on a ring on it” (even if it didn’t fit the conversation).

25.

Constantly quote that one Bill O’Reilly video where he swears:

26.

Get excited whenever Spaghetti Cat appeared on The Soup:

27.

Own that one white MacBook that got dirty after like a week:

28.

Email your friends a link to an episode of Jake and Amir that you couldn’t stop laughing over:

29.

Argue passionately over whether pirates could beat ninjas in a fight:

30.

Put big charms on your phone (that got caught on everything):


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31.

Use sketchy programs to rip your DVDs and convert them into smaller files to put movies or TV shows onto your iPod:

32.

Or watch movies on portable DVD players (that barely had enough battery life for one whole movie):

33.

Carry both an iPod and a cellphone AT THE SAME DAMN TIME:

34.

Text incognito with your phone in your pocket:

35.

Buy a very popular song as your ringback tone:

36.

Be ~ironically~ into Heidi Montag’s music:

37.

Fake people out with your voicemail message:

38.

Feel cool AF because you were “in the know” about Myspace Secret Shows:

39.

Brag that you drank the cheapest beer:


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40.

And lastly, still quoting that one Starburst Berries and Cream commercial over and over:

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