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5 Things You Won’t Believe Happened 15 Years Ago

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Written by emilyc

Get ready to feel old. The following is a brief rundown of prominent things that happened 15 years ago. I’m sorry, but how did a decade and a half pass so stealthily? It seems like just yesterday I was playing Oregon Trail on my bright orange iMac in school, and that is why it’s up first on the list:

1. iMac computers. I kind of wish they were still around. Do we get to pick a translucent color of choice for our MacBook Airs? Nope.

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2. Baby One More Time. This just goes to show you that a lot can happen in 15 years – you can be an unfathomably prolific pop star, date Justin Timberlake, date weird random guys, have a mental breakdown, shave your head, make an embarrassing comeback, make a redeeming comeback, and be on the X Factor.

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3. Furby. 15 years ago, toys and the lives of parents became a lot worse.


4. Harry Potter. Yes, 15 years ago, this happened. I blame its advent on such travesties as Twilight and all those teen vampire-magic-related spinoffs. What happened to the good stuff, like Mean Girls?

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5. Google. Did you know life existed B.G. (Before Google)? I vaguely remember living in the pre-Google era, but I don’t know how anyone survived or knew anything. All I know is that I remember a lot fewer funny cat pictures in those days.


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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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