r/AskReddit Oct 20 '21 Silver 14 Helpful 27 Wholesome 15 Hugz 19

What was something hugely popular that suddenly fell off the face of the earth?

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u/dontcareitsonlyreddi Oct 21 '21 Silver

Those commercials that try and sell you wallpaper for your phone

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u/so6_666 Oct 21 '21

Not the wallpaper but the ringtones.... some of them would ask like 7€ monthly for a shitty cartoon character yelling at you as a ringtone... never ever knew someone irl that paid for that

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u/derJake Oct 21 '21 Helpful

Badingdingdingbaboohhhhmbadarangbangbangbang beeeeooooohhhhmmm

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u/jmacd2918 Oct 21 '21

Sneakers that you pump up. I had models with both internal and external pumping mechanisms.

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u/KentuckyFriedEel Oct 21 '21

I remember when i used to watch wrestling as a kid and John Cena would pump up his “vintage” reebok pumps before doing his finishing move

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u/shellwe Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

3D TVs. I am not sure if I would call them hugely popular but at CES one year they were super popular and by the following year there was barely one in sight.

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u/zerbey Oct 20 '21

There was almost no content produced and they were insanely expensive. I actually had a "3D Ready" TV but the glasses themselves cost something like $150 a piece. I said "fuck that".

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u/Trevelyan2 Oct 21 '21

IIRC, Portal 2’s Co-Op mode utilized 3D mode to have a dual full screen experience on the PS3- Each player could use the same screen, but one used the 3D glasses to view the opposing frame of animation.

Never played it on that but a really inventive use of technology.

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u/Kalahan777 Oct 21 '21

This sounds really cool! If only companies actually did local multiplayer games to develop this tech more…

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u/AgentElman Oct 20 '21

When HD came out everyone bought a new tv. The tv companies wanted to get everyone to buy a newer tv so they keep coming up with gimmicks like 3D tvs and curved tvs but people are not buying them. So there was a lot of hype but low sales.

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u/shellwe Oct 20 '21

3D was popular in theaters too. There are a few movies that didn’t age well because they saw the success of avatar and thought it was the 3D that people were going to see. I wish they did a different non-3D cut of movies.

I don’t have binocular vision so I’m so glad it didn’t take off.

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u/Devi1_May_Cry Oct 21 '21

Yeah. MCU movies saw that whole trend rise and fall. At first, no 3D. Then when you went to see an MCU movie, half of the showings were 3D and half were not. Then they just...disappeared.

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u/fairfieldbordercolli Oct 21 '21

Any movie that had a setting in space was fucking amazing in 3D.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

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u/NoMoOmentumMan Oct 21 '21

I remember when Genera (the brand behind hypercolor) released hypercolor shorts, that really expedited things.

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u/streachh Oct 21 '21 Silver

Those sour altoids. Damn those were good.

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u/LookAtTheFlowers Oct 21 '21 Silver Gold

Lofty Pursuits, a YouTube channel and candy maker in Florida, has brought them back recently.

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u/rjfinsfan Oct 21 '21

Omg. Lofty Pursuits is like 5 minutes from my house. Thank you for this.

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u/crayon_onthewall Oct 21 '21

Tangerine altoids! Those were awesome!

I came here looking for this comment.

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u/OhYeahThrowItAway Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz

I know a guy who saw the fidget spinner thing coming. He mass produced a bunch of them, sold through the entire stock, then sold his company immediately after and bowed out right before the whole thing cratered.

I sort of feel sorry for whoever he left holding the bag. But man, those things just didn't stick around long.

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u/worldisone Oct 21 '21

Buddy from work bought 500 of them around 1 month before they went away. I think he still has 90% of them. I asked you buy one once and he wanted $30?! He can keep them lol

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u/RoomTemperatureCheez Oct 21 '21

I never understood the love of those things but I remember seeing them going for $30-$40 when they came out.

Couple months later every dollar store had them and they appeared to be the same level quality.

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u/riskbreaker23 Oct 21 '21 Silver Take My Energy Snek

I know a guy who saw the fidget spinner thing coming. He mass produced a bunch of them, sold through the entire stock, then sold his company immediately after and bowed out right before the whole thing cratered.

Must've been a busy afternoon.

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u/kalebt123 Oct 21 '21 Wholesome Hugz

That man's name? Phineas

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u/Alternation_Dude Oct 21 '21 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

"Aren't you a little young to be predicting market flow?"

"Yes, yes I am"

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u/Kazumadesu76 Oct 21 '21 Wholesome Hugz

"MOOOOOOM! PHINEAS IS PREDICTING MARKET FLOW!"

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u/rigby1945 Oct 21 '21

I don't know about feeling bad for the bag holders. Some stuff is just so obviously a short lived fad. Only an idiot would have thought they'd be selling only fidget spinners for years

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u/EmpathicPenquin Oct 20 '21

Susan Powter and her "Stop the Insanity" videos. She was everywhere on cable TV in the 90s.

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u/B_Reele Oct 21 '21

Now there’s a throwback. Back when my mom was all into Snack-wells and non fat Entemans

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u/LikeReally_yikes Oct 20 '21

Different colored ketchups

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u/TedWords Oct 21 '21

There was one color I would not eat, it made me gag. I think it was the purple one

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u/waltjrimmer Oct 21 '21

The purple ketchup tasted different. It smelled different. They claimed it was all the same stuff to make it, just food coloring, but if that's true, that food coloring did something extreme to it that they just denied that it did.

I'm not saying it was bad. I'm certainly not saying it was good. But that purple stuff did not taste like ketchup.

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u/bobboobles Oct 21 '21

I imagine it was just the fact that they had to use so much food coloring to get the colors that you could taste it.

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u/ASMR_ANTIVAX_ICU Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Yahoo! Games

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u/temporary_human_ Oct 21 '21 Take My Energy

I used to play so much pool on Yahoo!

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u/PepperyMars Oct 21 '21 Silver Facepalm

That moustache thing? Like early 2010s every girl had moustaches on everything. Moustache bags, pencil cases, clothes, etc

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u/Lachwen Oct 21 '21

Remember when Lyft first started and people identified themselves as Lyft drivers by having a giant fuzzy pink mustache on their front bumper?

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u/Ixielixpiddish Oct 21 '21 Silver

And you have just pinpointed the moment when mustaches became lame.

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u/Foxyfox- Oct 21 '21

The moment a meme is used for marketing, it's dead.

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u/msgoldenwords Oct 21 '21

Just like the moustache thing, there was an owl obsession around this same time (I was in middle school back then but I'm not from the US, so maybe it wasn't such a big thing there?) Also, I think the exact same thing has been happening for a while now with watermelons and avocados (I find it cute but it's EVERYWHERE) at least in South America.

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u/Devi1_May_Cry Oct 21 '21

I'm going to seem old but didn't understand the popularity or the sudden disappearance. I remember seeing girls with the index finger mustache tattoo and thinking, "Oh, someday soon, you're going to regret that."

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u/snarfdarb Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

My friend got one of those, but by accident, on the wrong side of her finger. So she has to turn it inward to do the mustache thing. Oi

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u/peelen Oct 21 '21 Silver

Or she can do that mustache thing to somebody else.

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u/RabidSeason Oct 21 '21

She really likes people with mustaches but doesn't want one herself.

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u/badranch Oct 20 '21 Helpful Hugz

KONY 2012

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u/PostalDrummer1997 Oct 21 '21

I got in trouble when they made us watch that in school. I said that people would forget about it in 6 months…. I just didn’t expect it to go away in that manner

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u/synapticrelay Oct 21 '21

I really wonder why it was shown to everyone in school, from elementary to high school at the time. Raising awareness, sure, but... what exactly did they expect a bunch of American middle schoolers to do about an African militia?

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u/Todo-claro Oct 21 '21 Wholesome Hugz

Create their own militia, obviously! Like the Jimmy Neutron movie but with African civil conflict.

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u/WinfriedJakob Oct 21 '21 Silver

Slot car racing was huge in the seventies. Now it is nearly extinct.

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u/AbeVigoda76 Oct 21 '21

I show my class CNN 10 most days. Today’s story was about toy companies worrying about having their toys in stock for Christmas due to the dock worker shortage. For some reason, the segment focused on slot cars. I kept asking what year this was that CNN 10 thought kids would connect with slot car makers.

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u/sk9592 Oct 21 '21

what year this was that CNN 10 thought kids would connect with slot car makers.

This picture sums up the customer base for slot car racing perfectly.

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u/kapnkool Oct 21 '21 Silver

Ed Hardy clothing.

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u/sealionwoman69 Oct 21 '21

That shit is still around…. You’ll find the dudes with the bedazzled butt pockets on their jeans adorned in Ed Hardy and their Affliction tees.

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u/posherspantspants Oct 21 '21

Welcome to Scottsdale, AZ

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u/DontNeedNoStylist Oct 20 '21 Silver

Silly Bands anybody?

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u/zerbey Oct 20 '21

They come in cycles, all three of my kids got into them at different times.

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u/tstngtstngdontfuckme Oct 21 '21 Silver Spit-take

They come back whenever schools forget they need to ban them to prevent social castes from forming

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u/Nickatier_Carbs Oct 20 '21

Heelys

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u/alondrachicken2 Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

They're kinda back in style with some of the older Gen Z's. It's an, "I walk around with a CD player in 2021" type of aesthetic.

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u/RoKKo999 Oct 20 '21 Silver Gold Helpful

Do the HARLEM SHAKE

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u/LupinThe8th Oct 21 '21

I went to a wedding reception in 2019 where the whole wedding party danced to a montage of different songs...and then right at the end Harlem Shake.

Seeing people in tuxes and fancy dresses do that was pretty amusing. As was explaining to the older people at the reception that what they just witnessed was a craze from like five years previously.

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u/Kgirrs Oct 21 '21

to the older people

Probably to the younger people as well lol

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u/slappy_mcslapenstein Oct 20 '21

MySpace. Everyone seemed to peace out of it at the same time.

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u/BrandynBlaze Oct 21 '21

It was good for posting music online and then they lost all the music with a bad migration. I’ll never forgive them for the music I lost from my band around 2006 or 2007.

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u/tetrahedronss Oct 21 '21

Yeah I miss that about myspace. It was a social media site that was also sorta like bandcamp. There were so many oddball and unique indie artists and bedroom producers you could find on there.

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u/shocktard Oct 21 '21

I was one of the last hold outs. I watched it go from a thriving community to a ghost town in 2009. Still think it was far superior to Facebook.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz

Pogs

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u/Svirfnil Oct 20 '21

Oh man. I still have my tube of pogs somewhere in the attic. Hundreds of them. I even had OJ Simpson murder trial pogs.

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u/Earwax82 Oct 20 '21

I still have my OJ slammer. Solid brass, the car chase on one side and OJ in the slammer! on the other.

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u/-PyramidHead Oct 20 '21 Helpful Hugz

Much like Alf. Remember Alf? Imagine if he came back… in Pog form

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u/TheRockLobsta1 Oct 20 '21

YOU TRADED MY SOUL FOR POGS!?

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u/robotplowingpie Oct 21 '21

You dial 9-1 and when I say so, dial 1 again

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u/Frencil Oct 21 '21

Milhouse, give him back his soul! I've got work tomorrow!

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u/kent2441 Oct 21 '21

shut up shut up SHUT UP

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u/betterupsetter Oct 21 '21

Juicy Couture velour sweatsuits with the writing across the ass.

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u/Djknymx Oct 20 '21

Furbies. Not that I mind. Those things were creepy.

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u/fletchdeezle Oct 21 '21

I had an African grey parrot growing up and we got a furby to see if they would talk to each other.

First day, Zimmie (parrot) climbed down her cage, marched over the the window, climbed up a lamp cord and ripped that furby to shreds. It could still talk but it looked like something out of a nightmare

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u/Keri2816 Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Mine turned on by itself. I threw it out the window.

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u/cutiegirl88 Oct 21 '21

Mine did too and started talking in my closet. Scariest shit for a grade schooler to hear

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u/CloakedGod926 Oct 21 '21

I'm an adult and one of those things scared the shit out of me. I'm sitting at home, completely alone. All of a sudden I hear a voice coming from my kids room. My kids are at their mom's. There shouldn't be voices coming from there. Go check it out and its a fuckin Furbie. That thing got buried in the closet real deep after that.

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u/_john_smithereens_ Oct 21 '21

And the next morning it's on ur desk

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u/Cosmic_Quasar Oct 21 '21

This wasn't a Furby, but one year I got a stocking stuffer that was a plushy leprechaun head with a button inside that would make it do a leprechaun laugh when you squeezed it. Somehow it ended up behind a couch and I forgot about it for a few years. Then one night when I was home alone I just started hearing this laughter every so often. After a couple times I was freaked out and went searching for whatever was making the noise and tracked it down.

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u/cribabyjay Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

I have a similar story, Once my mom and I were renovating our old kinda haunted house so we had to declutter and I had took out one of those talking mike wazowski toys from my closet and put it in the living room on top of a filing cabinet, it talked if you pushed its eye or pulled his leg so I sat him flat and around 1am I was trying to sleep and all the sudden heard “I’ve got my eye on youuuu” was the creepiest thing of my life , The next morning I woke up to my mom tearing apart the room trying to find it because it had apparently been talking the whole morning and was driving her crazy LMAO

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u/_AthensMatt_ Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21 Giggle

For my family it was a little plastic Cookie shaker Monster toy with about 6-10 different phrases and laughs. We had two of them, one disappeared randomly and the other would pop up in various places every once in a while!

We even put it in water to try and kill the thing, but it just kept laughing and babbling, so we ended up leaving it in a taped up tide pod bag filled with salt for a few years.

Last year we moved and I decided to check on it and the empty bag was just sitting on top of our washer-dryer where we had left it, cookieless. My siblings ended up finding it after going over to get some more stuff to move, and never told me, so one night I was up and all of the sudden heard the ominous “Hello” coming out of the living room.

Scared the shit out of me 🥲

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u/Nodsinator Oct 21 '21

Everyone's turned on by themselves because they were sentient.

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u/Specific-noise123 Oct 21 '21

Internet chat rooms. Aim.

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u/MurgleMcGurgle Oct 21 '21

They went full circle with discord. It feels like the old chat rooms of the 90s/early 2000s. Both the good and bad, but they filter bots a hell of a lot better now.

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u/SteveJones313 Oct 21 '21

I remember a time where Yo-Yos were hugely popular.

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u/Proper-Fill Oct 21 '21

Skip its- I broke so many of these in my garage

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u/lunger_sally Oct 21 '21

Slap bracelets. Are they still a thing?

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u/Suk__It__Trebek Oct 21 '21

Those pictures where you stare for a while and the blur becomes a sailboat.

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u/windsongmcfluffyfart Oct 20 '21

devil sticks in the 90's!

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u/PepperCornell Oct 21 '21

Those hamster toys that moved by themselves and made noises… had accessories like tunnels Etc -shamwow -home phones either clear with colorful parts inside or shaped like anything but a phone… hamburger, lips or cartoon characters

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u/Cress-Diligent Oct 21 '21

Whaaaaaaaaaazuuuuuuup

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u/fecalmatter Oct 20 '21

Are those fidget spinners still around?

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u/kissingdistopia Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

I used one in the hospital after some trauma and it was great. I didn't have the mental energy for Netflix, reading, or audiobooks. I loved my fidget spinner and wiggling my toes in brightly coloured socks.

Fidget spinners: great hospital gifts

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u/SamSepiol-ER28_0652 Oct 21 '21 Helpful

Was it given to you as a form of therapy?

I ask because a study showed that playing tetris within the first six hours after a trauma can reduce PTSD symptoms. The theory is that it stimulates the same mechanism that EMDR is based on. There are certain patterns of movement that have this really calming effect on the brain and make processing trauma easier. Psychologists have been using either a row of blinking lights or a physical metronome-like device to activate this response in patients for years.

I'd bet a fidget spinner would offer similar benefits.

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u/Team_Braniel Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

Holy shit.

When I broke free of my abusive home and moved out on my own I meditated to tetris like 4 hours a day. It was the absolutely only thing that could calm me down and make the stress go away.

My OG Gameboy never played anything except tetras.

God damn do I miss Gameboy tetris.

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u/XX_Normie_Scum_XX Oct 21 '21

you should download a gameboy emulator and the rom and have some more fun with it. If you've got any computer, or an android phone, you can easily run it.

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u/camm44 Oct 20 '21

Now they use these popping things. like unlimited bubble wrap

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u/throwaway_lmkg Oct 21 '21 Silver

unlimited bubble wrap

Move over Olive Garden, there's a new sheriff in town.

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u/notthesedays Oct 20 '21

The whole Joe Exotic thing didn't last very long, although there are periodic updates. Among other things, the property was sold (and cannot be used as a zoo for at least 100 years) and one of the zookeepers, who did appear on the show, died from an overdose.

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u/SlapHappyDude Oct 21 '21

I honestly feel like that was peak Pandemic TV.

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u/Doubleoh_11 Oct 21 '21

“Dad what was the Covid pandemic like?”

“Well son… lots of beer, Xbox, you were born, and the world distracted itself by learning about a guy named joe. He owned a lot of tigers.”

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u/SlapHappyDude Oct 21 '21

Also he had a husband who apparently wasn't gay..?

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u/pecklepuff Oct 21 '21

And another one who...was? At the same time, right?

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u/spongish Oct 21 '21

He had two husbands. Neither were gay.

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u/perfectfire Oct 21 '21 Gold Helpful Hugz Table Slap

nobody is born gay, joe exotic decides you’re going to be his husband and that’s when you become gay

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u/At_the_Roundhouse Oct 21 '21

God, it feels like four pandemics ago

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u/propernice Oct 21 '21

i think it was back when we still had some kind of collective hope about going back to normal and this was a silly show we could all watch in the meantime.

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u/ThisIsMyGameAccount Oct 21 '21

It was an interesting time. Almost like a global, digital sleepover (ignore the massive, overwhelming loss of life). Everyone had the day off and watching movies in their pjs and making snacks.

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u/fourleafclover13 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21 Hugz

Sadly no one took the message of what is happening in the exotic animal trade. They just think it's fun to think of him. Ten of his cats ended in my state at Turpintine Creek.

Edit for those unfamiliar with it: https://www.turpentinecreek.org/

The ten cats they took from his un opened zoo in Oklahoma.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.news-leader.com/amp/7443561002

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21 Gold

It’s like Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, which was supposed to be an expose on the plight of the industrial working class and everyone’s response was “yo they do WHAT with the food”

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u/jamesno26 Oct 21 '21 Gold

"I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

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u/ultraviva Oct 21 '21

Season 2 is coming November 17.

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u/PsychologicalAd2085 Oct 21 '21 Silver

Fuck.

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u/illtakeachinchilla Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

There’s no way we’re going to financially recover from this.

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u/Thedudeabides46 Oct 21 '21

There is a lot of Oklahoma left to explore. Please see my old next-door neighbor, Safari Joe! He too raised big cats and had his own issues with the law.

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u/Icelegion3000 Oct 21 '21

You just described half of Oklahoma.

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u/GuyPronouncedGee Oct 21 '21

I think that died off a lot when we realized he wasn’t a harmless crazy person. He was actually a harmful, manipulative, dangerous person.

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u/LightningDude898 Oct 20 '21 Helpful

Anyone still have a Shakeweight?

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u/vizthex Oct 21 '21

You mean a masturbation practicer-inator?

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u/Midwake Oct 21 '21

The South Park episode playing on the shake weight was awesome!

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u/Dapper_Interest_8914 Oct 20 '21

LMFAO.

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u/werewolfamadeus Oct 21 '21

They apologized for party rocking and then never party rocked again

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u/DependentPhotograph2 Oct 21 '21 Hugz

They were genuinely sorry i guess

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u/qluder Oct 21 '21 Hugz Bravo!

Everyone was shuffling then just stopped.

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u/reportcrosspost Oct 21 '21

Every day they were shuffling. Tuesday shuffle, Wednesday shuffle...

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u/NerdismOfficial Oct 21 '21

Their purpose was simply fulfilled. They entered their spaceship in early 2013 and went to the next planet to party rock.

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u/arothmanmusic Oct 21 '21

They broke up before they had a chance to hit again I think.

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u/Truji11o Oct 21 '21

Thing is, they were a joke and knew it. The two guys (uncle and nephew) are descendants of one of the founders of Motown, so it’s not like they needed the money. They just wanted a good time. Last I heard one of them was attempting to be a pro tennis player.

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u/xbyo Oct 21 '21

Honestly, can't even be mad at it. They definitely had a hell of a time and will have some songs that'll be instantly recognizable for a while.

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u/Dinkinmyhand Oct 21 '21

I love LMFAO.

They got in, made their two party songs, made a ton of money and then had the decency to fuck off.

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u/GoodSmarts Oct 21 '21

They had a few bangers. Champagne Showers is really good. They definitely dipped at the right time

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u/thepixelpaint Oct 21 '21

Bacon fetish. For like a decade in the early 2000s people wouldn’t shut up about how bacon was the best thing ever. T shirts, bumper stickers, memes, aprons, etc. That shit was everywhere. And these days bacon is just a normal food again.

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u/pecklepuff Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome

I worked with a guy whose personality was "bacon." That was it. Bacon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bacon vodka. Bacon candy. Bacon clothes! And he wasn't trying to be obnoxious or cheesy about it, he just thought he was really badass because he wasn't afraid to eat bacon.

He also weighed 300 lbs and shit his pants once when he got drunk.

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u/SergeantPsycho Oct 21 '21

Flash Animations. Came about in the late 90s/early 2000s. Before flash was officially retired, it died a slow death.

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u/HeartFullOfHappy Oct 21 '21

I used to send e-cards all of the time that used Flash! I was a boy crazy 5th grade girl and found a bunch of suggestive but funny e-cards about cute animated guys with songs like “It’s Raining Men” that I would send to my friends. I still remember that one because a bunch of cartoon men in Speedos fell from the sky onto a beach and at the end one animated guy looked around the beach and then out at the screen and made a suggestive noise. Wooooosh right over my head! Turns out I was sending e-cards that were meant for gay men.

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u/faithmauk Oct 21 '21

man I feel like E-cards should be their own entry here. remember when everything was about e-cards or evites? crazy times.

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u/Douglas__Spaulding Oct 20 '21

Teen hi-jinx comedies. American Pie. Road Trip. Super Bad. Those all seemed to die out about 15 years ago.

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u/b_yokai Oct 21 '21

Dane cook

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u/pedad Oct 21 '21 edited 26d ago

He just wanted to kick a door in

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u/buttthead Oct 21 '21

I DID MY BEEESSSTTT

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u/WittyNameNo2 Oct 20 '21

Oppa Gangnam Style

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u/ViziDoodle Oct 20 '21

Only fell off here, in South Korea PSY has his own successful record label

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u/ItalianDragon Oct 21 '21

Also didn't he release other songs that were really successful too ? "Gentleman" comes to my mind immediately as his #2 success.

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u/Burdicus Oct 20 '21

I don't care that people started to hate on it and then it disappeared - it brought a TON of joy to the world and I will always love it for that.

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u/Leadfeatherco Oct 21 '21

Inline skating. Every kid I knew growing up had a pair of rollerblades either for street hockey or to use at the skate park. Now it's a rare sight.

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u/AvatarDang Oct 20 '21 Silver Hugz Starry

probably game of thrones. I don’t even see many memes about the ending being bad anymore. No one talks about it

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u/shellwe Oct 20 '21

Good answer. I was all ready to slap down $100 to $150 for the full series on blue ray and was waiting for it to finish before I bought any seasons and so glad I did because now I would even pay $50.

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u/zerbey Oct 20 '21

This is the answer, it went from being one of the universally loved shows of all time to being absolutely hated within half a season. I don't recall any other show that fucked over its fanbase so comprehensively.

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u/RarePossibility6327 Oct 20 '21

Ponchos. It felt like every girl was wearing them in the 2000s and then I've never seen one since.

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u/stfleming1 Oct 21 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

When someone asks me, "Do you have a poncho?" I don't say "No." Instead I say, "Not right now."

Because I do have a blanket and some scissors. I am never more than two minutes away from owning a poncho.

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u/AngelWithaPhoneBox Oct 21 '21

I still wear ponchos, I even have one for summer. My fall one has a fuzzy hood. Ponchos are great.

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u/Friendly_Coconut Oct 21 '21

That was the shortest lived trend of the 2000s. Every store was full of them for about 3 months in 7th grade, then nobody ever wore them again.

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u/Stupid_cerealbox Oct 20 '21

Monster high, I remember they were very popular in the mid 2010s, I owned so many dolls and watched all the movies ( there were so many) but once I out-grew them I barely ever heard from them again

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u/MKflipflops Oct 21 '21

There’s still a vibrant collector community

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u/victorbarst Oct 21 '21

Guitar hero

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u/WDJam Oct 21 '21

The Rock Band and Guitar Hero communities are still pretty big and live on through projects like Clone Hero. Definitely not as big as when GH3 came out, but still big.

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u/Any_Sherbet_9402 Oct 20 '21

The thing i forgot what its called but itls like 3 balls on a string and you flop it around and it did cool shit

Also flappy bird

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u/RoseByAnotherName14 Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz Bravo Grande!

Yoooo the shittiest sex I ever had was with a guy who was super into that three balls on a string thing!! He was on a TON of coke and spent like an hour playing with them to music like some kind of terrible naked bird of paradise. The coke made it so his dick didn't work and he spent the first hour at his place talking about how everyone thought he was bi and the last hour complaining about women.

I was out of there as soon as I was sober enough to drive and now I can't see those things without thinking about that guy's shitty bird of paradise impression. He did have a cat and I got to pet it, though, so the night wasn't a total loss.

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u/GregAbout Oct 21 '21

Anyone remember Mighty Beanz?

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u/Jamkickerloop Oct 20 '21

Fall Guys

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u/shellwe Oct 20 '21

It has a huge boost being free on PS+.

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u/StresssMesss Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

Rest in peace, bionicle

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u/Aeriosus Oct 21 '21

There's still an active fandom, highly recommend

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u/LordPimpernel Oct 20 '21

Decoder rings

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u/phobosmarsdeimos Oct 20 '21

The problem was everyone had decoder rings but no one had an encoder ring so you couldn't make your own messages.

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u/Phillies1993 Oct 20 '21

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine

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u/RektlessAbandon Oct 21 '21

Whip and nae nae

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u/DezBaker Oct 21 '21

Throw dabbing and the mannequin and ALS challenges in there too. That 2015-2016 stretch was an interesting time

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u/Constant_Food1155 Oct 21 '21

BlackBerry phones alongwith BlackBerry Messenger

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u/Burdicus Oct 20 '21

Pokemon GO. Sure it still exists... but there was one summer that it united the world.

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u/Mjb06 Oct 20 '21

I still get on it from time to time. Summer 16 was such a crazy time. I wish that feeling would have lasted forever.

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u/SweatyExamination9 Oct 20 '21

I spent hours walking around a revolutionary war site with about a hundred other people every night for a month straight when it was new.

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u/remag117 Oct 21 '21

This was me on my college campus

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u/emshlaf Oct 21 '21

My husband and I would go to our local park! We went there almost every week and would see dozens upon dozens of other people walking around catching Pokémon. It was magical.

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u/halfeclipsed Oct 21 '21

Damn, that was already that long ago?

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u/BW_Bird Oct 20 '21 Narwhal Salute

We'll never get another summer like that.

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u/iGetBuckets3 Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome

The summer of pokemon go was the closest that we will ever be to achieving world peace.

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u/TheRestIs_Confetti Oct 20 '21

Sour skittles apparently.

I’ve looked all over town and can’t find them at all. I normally crave sour things when I’m doing a lot of schoolwork and I can’t find them here or at the shops like an hour away.

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u/berrey7 Oct 20 '21

I haven't seen a Slinky in real life in over a decade.

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