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Entry from January 01, 2022
“2000-2009 were the glory years for New Year’s Eve party glasses”

From 2000 to 2009, many people wore novelty New Year’s Eve glasses with the year on them. The “0” numbers were for the eyes. The New Year’s Eve glasses still were made after 2009, but zeroes for the eyes no longer could be used.

“Those New Years glasses makers are gonna be screwed… unless everyone at the end of 2009 only has one eye” was posted on Twitter by dj yazzy yeff on December 25, 2009. “The last stupid thing made is 2009 were the 2010 New Years Eve Glasses: http://bit.ly/7U4X9f (Who puts a hole in a One?)” was posted on Twitter by Christopher Hart on December 31, 2009.

“I believe the golden age of New Years Eve glasses was 2000-2009.  #fact #NewYearsEve” was posted on Twitter by Chip Soley on December 11, 2011. “2000-2009 were great years for those New Year’s Eve party glasses” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on March 31, 2018. “The years 2000-2009 were probably the golden age for New Year’s Eve eye glass designers” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 20, 2019. “Celebratory New Years glasses stopped making sense after 2009” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 1, 2022.


Wikipedia: New Year’s glasses
New Year’s glasses are novelty eyeglasses in the numerical shape of the coming year usually worn during New Year’s Eve parties. They were invented and patented by Richard Sclafani and Peter Cicero in 1992, although other companies have produced similar versions. New Year’s glasses’ inspiration and popularity arose from the fact that the two digits in the middle of the year number (9 and 0 from the years 1990-2009) had holes suitable for looking through or mounting lenses into.

Twitter
dj yazzy yeff
@ysmnhssn
“Those New Years glasses makers are gonna be screwed… unless everyone at the end of 2009 only has one eye.”
4:31 PM · Dec 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Extraordinary Machine
@DualSpires
Those New Years glasses were already ridiculous looking but the 2010 ones are the absolute worst. I thought they’d stop at 2009.
1:08 AM · Dec 31, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Christopher Hart
@chris_hart
The last stupid thing made is 2009 were the 2010 New Years Eve Glasses: http://bit.ly/7U4X9f (Who puts a hole in a One?)
10:23 AM · Dec 31, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Alopecia Chewbacca
@jsvannorman
I feel sorry for the manufacturers of the 2000 through 2009 novelty New Years glasses.  The past double zero decade was their golden age.
11:19 AM · Jan 4, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Annie F. Downs
@anniefdowns
Looking back, I did not fully appreciate those glasses that were available to wear on New Years Eve from 2000 to 2009.
11:15 AM · Dec 23, 2010·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
CarnageXB
@CarnageXB
Stop with the new years glasses. It was fine 2000-2009 but now there are no double zeros
11:40 PM · Dec 31, 2010·TweetDeck

Twitter
J.D. Reeves
@jdreeves
The years 2001-2009 made way better new years eve glasses than the coming years will. 2012? No place for my eyes!
10:08 AM · Aug 5, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Chip Soley
@chipsoley
I believe the golden age of New Years Eve glasses was 2000-2009.  #fact #NewYearsEve
11:03 AM · Dec 11, 2011·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Shaun Brewington
@shaunbrewington
They should’ve stopped making those stupid New Years glasses after 2009
4:10 PM · Dec 31, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/barkingfish01 June 4, 2014
New Year’s Eve party glasses will never be as simple as the ones in the years between 2000-2009.

Twitter
Gabriel K
@tehrealgabrielk
New Years glasses became a bad idea after 2009…
6:34 PM · Dec 31, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/zzzzbear March 30, 2015
from 2000 to 2009 New Year’s Eve glasses were totally a thing

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/jimmyjah March 31, 2018
2000-2009 were great years for those New Year’s Eve party glasses.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/lovetosaydada August 10, 2018
2000 to 2009 were the golden years for those new year’s glasses with the year on them

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/[deleted] June 22, 2019
2000 - 2009 was a golden age of novelty new years glasses

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/confirmationguy September 20, 2019
The years 2000-2009 were probably the golden age for New Year’s Eve eye glass designers

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ThePeoplesResistance December 31, 2020
We never really appreciated how perfect the years 2000 - 2009 were for those goofy New Years glasses with the year on them.

Twitter
Jason Linkins
@dceiver
the years 2000-2009 were a nice run for those new year’s eve glasses where the zeroes were eyeholes but we gotta fucking let it go, man, it’s pure chaos now
1:17 AM · Jan 1, 2022·TweetDeck

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ghetto_salmon January 1, 2022
Celebratory New Years glasses stopped making sense after 2009

Twitter
Ray
@RayDoesData
The years 2000 to 2009 were really the glory years for new years eve glasses eh
10:20 PM · Jan 1, 2022·Twitter Web App

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