There is a conspiracy theory that the world actually ended in 2012 and that we have been living in a parallel simulation since. There’s even a lengthy Twitter thread on the entire thing. Hey, maybe the theorists were onto something. Hasn’t life in general gone downhill since we all survived that predicted December 2012 apocalypse? Maybe an asteroid did hit Earth and now we’re all stuck in some sort of nightmare limbo that gets worse and worse as the years go by.
Whatever it is, we can all agree that life after 2012 sucked. This fact has led to the creation of the Facebook group “A Group Where We Pretend its 2009-2012.” The short but sweet description read: “Shitposts that go way back to 2009.” Yes, dissociating is how you cope in the 21st century. The FB group lets people at least pretend we’re not trapped in quarantine during a global pandemic or dealing with political problems.
But aside from the group becoming a respite where we relive our “glory years,” it’s also interesting to know that all the things we experienced in that time period were universal. Check out some of the funniest posts below:
You were once a Twihard
Look, this is a /safe space/. We won’t judge if you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob. Maybe your idea of romance is a hundred-year-old vampire and a smelly werewolf falling in love with a teenager but to each his own, right? The Twilight Saga stars themselves, Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart, are dating IRL (pretend it’s 2009, yeah?). We wonder if that relationship will last long.
Everyone had these
If you had an OFW relative back in 2009, chances are you begged them to get you this must-have gadget — the iPod Nano. It comes in cool colors too! Don’t lie, you had Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga, Secondhand Serenade, Taylor Swift, Owl City, and Rihanna playing on repeat. And speaking of pop music…
The world of pop
These five lads fresh out of The X Factor look promising. We’re wondering if they’ll go far. Here’s to hoping they never disband or something.
Raise your hand if you secretly wait every day for Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video on the Myx Daily Top 10. But don’t you think Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” is better?
“The One That Got Away” made us cry and “California Gurls” shocked us. Also, was she really naked on that pink cloud?
Don’t touch me, I’m emo
This is not a phase, mom! I really like bangs that obscure my vision and black pencil eyeliner around my eyes that make me look scary because I’m EMO.
And emo is COOL.
iPhone 3 upgrade blew our minds
Would you look at that price point? This smartphone sounds solid but the big decision is switching from your trusty QWERTY Blackberry to an iPhone touch screen. Is it worth it? We have to say, the camera quality is just so good — the best there ever will be, probably.
News that shocked the world
Michael Jackson died? People said it was because he was part of the Illuminati. Can someone please confirm?
Who even is this Kanye West dude? Rude much? We bet Taylor Swift is going to write a song about him someday.
Social media was a foreign concept
Remember logging on to Facebook for the first time and being totally addicted? Write on someone’s wall! Poke a friend! And what’s this Instagram? Why do I need another social media app if I already have Facebook?
The TV shows
The good old days when the OG cast of Grey’s Anatomy were still alive and we didn’t know who Gossip Girl was. Remember binging Glee episodes and just belting out their songs?
This Facebook group is quite a trip down memory lane. Maybe you have something else to contribute, join the group here.
What do you remember from 2009-2012?