Skateboarding Dogs and Dramatic Chipmunks: I Love the ’00s

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When it comes time to commemorate the pop culture of the ’00s, I sincerely hope it doesn’t happen via a VH1 “I Love the ’90s” clone. I hope it is online, viral, and ADDed to the extreme—in short, I hope it befits this glorious decade.

Maybe it’ll look something like this…

If you can identify over 75 percent of the references in that video, you are basically Perez Hilton. If you can identify 50-75 percent, you win a free Nintendo Wii and a case of Sparks. If you can identify 25-50 percent, you need to use YouTube more. If you can identify under 25 percent, you can return to your volume of Elizabeth Barrett Browning poetry and not worry about it.

(This has nothing to do with social issues or political commentary. But if the squares at The Corner can post it, so can I.)

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