American Reunion: Ten Things From 1999 We'd Rather Revive
American Pie is making a comeback today via American Reunion, yet another sequel to the insipid franchise. We all know what that means. Original cast members like Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, and Tara Reid ran out of money (again), and have made their way back to the ol' cash cow.
The American Pie movies are a lame, un-funny curse on modern-day film, but the year they came from -- 1999 -- was truly a great time for our culture. It's pretty sad that from such an awesome year, the only thing making a comeback is a crappy teen movie that relied on food-shagging for its biggest laugh. Food-shagging, people. If most of us hadn't been stoned out of our gourds, the movie would have never achieved cult status in the first place.
There are way better things from 1999 to revive than American Pie, and since we were
bored inspired, we decided to spend a few hours on Google and make a list of them. Enjoy.
Napster is the site where everyone got their music. Sure, there have been other sites since then, such as Limewire and Piratebay, but no illegal downloading site has been as user-friendly, aesthetically appealing (remember the cool little cat with headphones?), and groundbreaking as Napster. We miss you, Naps. These other sites are so difficult to use that we've resorted to actually buying music again.
9. Cost of Living
It was a very good year (and that has a lot to do with our number 6 on the list). You could fill up your car's gas tank for about $1.22 a gallon. Considering we now pay almost four times that price, enough said.
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