I’ve been digging through and clearing out the stuff I’ve left at my parents house, helping them convert my childhood bedroom into a guest room. I’ve been going through and documenting the things I don’t particularly wish to keep, but wanted to share before they got tossed. Thankfully, between the old notes from middle school, sticker collection, a journal detailing my Hamlet reading from the 11th grade, and mismatched Barbie shoes, a few magazines from the early to mid-2000s survived.
Here are some magazine ads that perfectly sum up the year 2004:
Let’s close this out with some more mid-2000s, courtesy of the aforementioned Liz Phair.
If you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch Mean Girls until I’ve memorized the entire “Jingle Bell Rock” routine.
Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.
3 replies on “Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004”
Should I be worried that my first concern with the Skecher’s ad was that there is no “S” in the word ‘action’?
I feel young and ancient at the same time.
That is pretty much exactly how I felt.