I miss early-mid 2010s online fitness culture

I miss early-mid 2010s online fitness culture

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Iktfb

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Comfy kino

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Comfy kino

      I miss them so much bros. Even the piss lord

      Big rich is literally dead, saul has full blown alzheimers, lenny is dying and can’t lift, jason is banned from the internet for some reason, and i assume the rest of them are just scattered in different places. You will never relive prime misfits era

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can rewatch misfit episodes and laugh just as much as I did the first time. Shit never gets old.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao, that’s a good idea. Totally forgot about those series.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rip big rich. the world doesnt make men like him anymore. goddamnit now im watching old misfit videos.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2012 was 45 years ago

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss early/mid 2010s everything

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Early 10s (or even a little earlier) was peak everything internet. It was the new frontier, but now everything's been democratised. Every kid is given an iphone on there 5th bithday, and every retarded normie feels they're expert enough in every feild to give advice about it on the internet. I wonder what the next frontier to be opened up for niche hobbyists to enjoy before it gets overwhelmed with shit will be?

      Say whatever about Blaha but that idiot lolcow was so entertaining in the mid 2010's

      Internet culture(at least IST) wasn't particularly political before 2015-2016 outside of a vague anti establishment sentiment

      Wish it stayed that way

      >everything these days is through the lens of having the sum of human knowledge as well as all the judging eyes of people baked in.
      Fuck. Why can't we just go back?

      https://i.imgur.com/h79eDSK.jpg

      I miss when everything wasn’t so homogeneous. Where you went to a bodybuilding/powerlifting gym and community as a newbie and felt like you had to prove yourself through results. Now you can literally make a list of 4 different archetypes of people you’d find at a gym and you could probably describe 90% of the people (anywhere) to a T. And most of them are just insular, visciously insecure people with sugar plum fairies in their heads.
      I’m a somewhat early Zoomer (23) and was fortunate to catch the tail end of the era prior to social media taking over everything in fitness/lifting when I started. I remember getting pointers on form and training from older guys who competed in around the 80’s/90’s, from people who were actually passionate and actually cared, and that’s something I’ll always cherish. Now when I try to bant a little with some of the zoomie sarmgoblins, it’s like trying to talk with someone on a subway. They’re either awkwardly looking at the ground giving one word answers or scrolling through tiktok between sets, like they saw a ghost or something. Then you’ll see them go to flex in the mirror room taking pics for the rest of the time acting like they’re some alpha, the shits so fake.
      There’s too many uninteresting, nothing people now. But it’s not really their fault, it’s what’s been conditioned into them from being chronically online. It just makes me wonder how many diagnosed schizoids/sociopaths there will be in 20 years compared to before the 2010’s.

      holy shit zoomers having the nostalgia bug worse than millennials is crazy to me. that’s unthinkable to me. 2007-8 was basically the end of unbridled economic growth, hope for fixing the climate death spiral, and pre-corporate web (1.0). Optimism died when the great recession kicked off. Yes, the pandemic has sucked, but you’re all too young to have even really experienced a “good old days” because they ended before you all really had enough neural development to understand much about the world around you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Things have been getting astronomically worse since then. At least in the mid 2010's there were pockets of not shit internet and chud discourse was only starting to effect the youth. It was noticeable if you knew what to look for but being so young mean't you didn't have the tools to save the people you cared about from it and the adults around you were and still are oblivious to the root cause of the problem. Now there is no solice. Video games are shit, the internet is shit, dating apps and college have turned nearly all women globally into streetwhores making below average women for boomers into 10/10's literally only because they're too retarded to abuse dating apps. Zoomers basically have nothing to live for but gambling their lives on the small chance they can make enough money off of crypto and be good looking enough for a non-whore woman which most of them aren't. Literally what do they have left? At least previous generations when faced with similar issues had community to gather and fix the problems through force. zoomers are socially retarded by design. Gen alpha is already brain dead and brown. I'll keep struggling because I still have hope but it's really hard to keep going with so little.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think it’s just a return to the mean. The wealth that the boomers saw will never happen again. Throughout history most people were peasants

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No it's worse. Peasants were happy. They had God, lived either on big pieces of land or small human sized aka walkable towns, and had loving wives. Depending on the time period they even got to fuck around half the year. Even a fraction of that is a luxury to most zoomers. It's hard to stay optimistic knowing that fundamentally with the things you want and need the most, literal medieval peasants had better than you, all taken away because boomers are fucking retards that think subversion is the highest moral value.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >tfw remember when chud and cuck porn was rare

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The future only guarantees the ultimate climax that past generations (boomers primarily) have been kicking down the road for decades. Every other generation had some breakthrough/frontier to look to for some hopeful optimism, zoomers have nothing but a nihilistic race to the bottom. The markers for an end of a civilization.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          “It be like that” is also their best folk saying and perfectly incapsulates this nihilism.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >zoomers
        I'm 28. I still fucking miss the early 2010s. I honestly think social media ( tumblr, twitter, fb ) has literally destroyed society, possibly in an irremediable way. If you think there aren't differences between today's way of life and how it was back then, you must have stupid brain.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I honestly think social media ( tumblr, twitter, fb ) has literally destroyed society
          smartphones have destroyed society. even see 80 yo boomers staring at shiny black rock.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you think there aren't differences between today's way of life and how it was back then
          That's not what he's saying at all, stupid moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Optimism died when the great recession kicked off
        No, optimism died when OWS was subverted by idpol. One of the only things a fascist, a chud, and a moron can agree on after all is that bankers get the rope. Better to keep them all bickering amongst themselves than let them remember they have a common enemy.

        No it's worse. Peasants were happy. They had God, lived either on big pieces of land or small human sized aka walkable towns, and had loving wives. Depending on the time period they even got to fuck around half the year. Even a fraction of that is a luxury to most zoomers. It's hard to stay optimistic knowing that fundamentally with the things you want and need the most, literal medieval peasants had better than you, all taken away because boomers are fucking retards that think subversion is the highest moral value.

        Digits confirm.
        Medeival life was rich with ties of community duty, and family, and it was inherently meaningful by virtue of being situated in a larger metaphysical hierarchy.
        This modern age has replaced God with 'progress'. And its replaced the promise of eternal life with an egalitarian democratic paradise on earth that (they promise) will appear at the end of history when all political and social control is in the hands of a few enlightened technocrats.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What is this weird retconning where occupy wallstreet was relevant. it was a small handful of bums squatting around in tents.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is no "climate death spiral" you fucking retard stop watching CNN you goyslop eating fucking gay

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hurrr durrrrrrrrr
          Trying to speak your language, does it help, downie?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looks good, what's the problem?
            Anyways, in 1300 they made wine in Sweden because it was warm enough to do it.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Okay? They’re making wine in Sweden again now. What’s your point?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Actually you raise a good point

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh no, an increase in arable land, how will humanity survive?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > climate change isn’t real retard
              > climate change isn’t making serious changes retard
              > climate change does make serious changes but has some upsides that balance it out retard
              Can we just skip to the part where you concede and act like you were right the whole time, gay? I’m bored and don’t feel like doing it for you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are a fag Ashkenazi serving as a tool of demoralization.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >fixing the climate death spiral
        Oh no
        It's retarded

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have to go back. You don’t belong here just because you couldn’t maintain your standing where you came from.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why, it was mostly cringe bullshit about mustaches and shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He misses you too.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Goddammit zyzz why couldn't you have lived to see your posthumous meteoric rise in popularity?!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Goddammit zyzz why couldn't you have lived to see your posthumous meteoric rise in popularity?!

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing comes close to the compilation videos that Zyzz made himself.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2010's were the fucking worst. Anything post 2007/2008 was absolute trash. The Great Recession, the smartphone, the spread of social media, it was just as much as trash as things are now, in fact if you removed the coronavirus bullshit things now would actually be better than the 2010's, at least people now are nowhere near as bluepilled as the cringeworthy 2010's.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back when bodybuilding wasn't completely figured out yet and the best youtubers were ones with personality rather than boring 'being objectively right with a slight passive agressive edge'

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bodybuilding is figured out?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah
        Lift weights eat food. It was truly figured out like a year after the introduction of steroids. Then a little while after they went above and beyond that with the GH and insulin shit. now if you exceed the top you’ll pretty much die. Doesn’t get much more figured out than that

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i miss having e-celebs instead of trainers
      Ok boomer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao, you're retarded if you really think these people know anything just because they cite random papers. High school drop outs on this board can do the same and they clearly don't know what they are talking about.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it's because you can objectively big by this following a certain amount of youtubers.
        The random paper citers became a thing around 2015, aka the perfect form mongs. The reason why bodybuilding has been figured out is because these guys have been debunked by 'breaking form is ok at higher intensity'.
        The bro scientists were right all along. Only now is it better documented and thus easier for everyone to follow.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zoomers ruined the gym

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does that pic have to do with early 2010s online fitness community?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't know

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hur dur

      As a 2002 miscer I was in one of those threads making fun of the Gentleman, sadly they all went the way of the candyjunkie and dave threads

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The early 10s was peak fitness culture tbh. Man highschool was neat

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I graduated high school in 2003 kiddo

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Early 10s (or even a little earlier) was peak everything internet. It was the new frontier, but now everything's been democratised. Every kid is given an iphone on there 5th bithday, and every retarded normie feels they're expert enough in every feild to give advice about it on the internet. I wonder what the next frontier to be opened up for niche hobbyists to enjoy before it gets overwhelmed with shit will be?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Early 2010s was the golden years of right wing political figures

        They’ve all been shadowbanned or outright deleted from the internet now.

        Zoomers and new generations will never experience that

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Internet culture(at least IST) wasn't particularly political before 2015-2016 outside of a vague anti establishment sentiment

          Wish it stayed that way

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How do you think trump got elected?

            It was the right wing political figure heads online in the early 2010s that helped trump get elected. They didn’t just come out of nowhere, they were around before trump started campaigning, it’s just that they saw Trump as a way to fuck with the system

            If you knew anything about this you would know all of the right wing e-celebs that pushed trump are banned or shadowbanned or deleted from the internet now across all the mainstream platforms since 2017-2019, all of these people started in 2010-2014 and you cannot find any of them now as they’ve all been deleted or banned

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Trump was a true grassroots movement. He’s a dumb boomer but he can be legitimately funny and is clearly not bought out globohomo establishment like literally everyone else in politics, which was very refreshing to see. The takedown of Trump was one of the most forced, inorganic things I’ve ever seen, and if you didn’t start “noticing things” then you never will.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The takedown of Trump was one of the most forced, inorganic things I’ve ever seen, and if you didn’t start “noticing things” then you never will.

                Sad but true. Many people are cattle

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I agree but none of those people had any relevant internet presence in 2010. I'll give you maybe 2012, I remember most of IST was strongly anti Obongo in that election

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >How do you think trump got elected?
              Well you see there was this one BPD chick that had sex with a bunch of guys in exchange for good reviews on her video game...

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You sound like a total sheep. Are you forgetting the majority of middle America voted for him. Gay as California and rat trashed New York do not make the whole country. He spoke to the true American people and not a bunch of image obsessed speculates that just wanted their 15 minutes of fame.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What are you talking about? Either you stayed in one board or your a newfag a.k.a a normies that heard about IST through the mainstream. You fucking idiots never actually got to experience the golden age of the internet or IST itself if 4chan is your benchmark for change. I remember being introduced to this places back in my computer science class and all the child porn that posted like it wasn’t anything to be alarmed at. This place truly felt like a last bastion of the clear net alongside stormfront before the shit floated up.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Early 10s (or even a little earlier) was peak everything internet. It was the new frontier, but now everything's been democratised
        holy KEK, this post is peak zoomer. The internet was already dead after 2008

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Early 10s (or even a little earlier) was peak everything internet
        It's happening, I'm officially too old to be on here...

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          meh I'm this guy

          gay. ywn know the pleasure of going through puberty while in boarding school in the 90s, using campus LAN which was orders of magnitude faster than dialup, and posting on fit forums and being able to load pictures of ladies. then being able to work out whenever, so much free time. halcyon days before 9/11, not a care in the world. just shitpost/have fun online, everything felt like WAGMI (no IST but the forums had that WAGMI vibe), nothing online was really serious, then just enjoy

          born in 1982

          I think actually that there are a surprising number of oldfags on the chans lately. seeing it on other boards, as well. I think this site isn't as ADHD-stimulating as tiktok and whatnot are for zoomers

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sorry to break it down to you, but you have no idea what specific events caused the internet to die but you realized it and came up with your own little explanation that is conpletely garbage

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2010s was the frontier
        Holy shit I’m too old. This is it. Im getting fucking phased out.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It will be neurolink, or whatever brain-computer interface that comes around first. Might not be so "frontier" since it will probably only be used to shitpost on the internet at the speed of thought but it will open insane possibilities in VR, think being able to smell and taste virtual things, being able to feel an approximation of the true temperature of some location in a game.
        Very exciting stuff. Oh, and don't forget about how easy it will make bionic installation/function. Deus Ex/Cyberpunk WILL be our future.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Retarded crypto currency rambling
          No one cares, you're taken as seriously as the guy yelling about the apocalypse

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don’t believe even zoomers will get a taste of that type of crap. At that point your referencing mind control. It’s never going to be that bad, but we crossed the peak of the hill with zoomers. Sure we might get to go to Mars but that’s it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah bro, let bill gates mine cryptocurrency using your body's thermodynamics. Great idea, BRO

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >being able to feel an approximation of the true temperature of some location in a game.
          No thank you. Too many lava levels.

          >Deus Ex/Cyberpunk WILL be our future.
          I've been hearing this shit and the exact same thing about electric cars, flying cars, fuel cells, climate "disaster," antibiotics resistant "superbugs," and all manner of other shit for at least 20 years now god damn it. About the only such thing that actually got accomplished to any degree was streaming services, and THAT has been a disaster for mankind.

          The point is, midwit stooges like yourself bandy about this crap to sound "aware," and by the time it turns out you were full of shit, you're on to the next Big Thing To Worry About. have a nice day and save me the bullet when the Revolution comes.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Early 10s (or even a little earlier) was peak everything internet

        Absolutely not. Early 2010's was the beginning of the death of the internet.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RIP /misc/

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss forums and the internet before moral decay.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish women still dressed like this

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/5bvo8GX.jpg

        I miss forums and the internet before moral decay.

        It's a school uniform you fucking aspie they still have them. And they're for high schoolers you creep.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Forums were great, then Came facebook and boomers finally found the internet

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      image boards are the last place I can really go and just post without having to have my name attached to it

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Isley

    The 2010s weren't peak anything. You were just a teenager, having formative experiences that shape your personalities to this day. Your life was filled with firsts, not yet tamped by the cynicism of seeing better things.

    It was... Fine. Nothing special. Worse in some ways, powerlifting was a niche sport populated by obsessive weirdos, and then around 2010ish became a normal sport for happy(er) people. Normies were less aware that everyone very muscular (or even slightly muscular) was using steroids. Gyms hadn't yet catered to the cast population of people that like barbells.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was in my early-mid 20s in the early-mid 2010s

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2010 wasn't peak anything
      >Continues to explain how fitness peaked in 2010's
      ok?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong, the misc was hilarious and IST actually had some knowledgeable people

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. IST was full of actual funny and interesting people, people who actually lifted, and who actually knew what they were talking about. Sure, there were dyels and incels among us but they were rightfully dismissed as "no avi reds" and mocked mercilessly (and appropriately).
        This place is like an evil funhouse mirror version of prime misc, and the no avi reds are the majority of the userbase.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >IST was full of
          Fuck, I meant misc obviously.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the misc was hilarious
        I'm not a nostalgic type, but you have a point here. misc was unbelievable, Ya Boy Dave, etc..

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Early ok, mid no thanks
    00s internet, now that was something beautiful

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My family got 28.8kbps internet in 1996. It was pure wild west kino. Nothing will ever compare.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yep lat 90s til about 08 was a blast

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes watching random old 240p zyzz videos takes me back just for a second. That split second nostalgic moment energizes me for some reason, i miss the old days so much it hurts deep within the soul. I hate what the internet has become today

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody cares what a tripfag thinks. Stay quiet.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can’t even reply correctly, nice one summer.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOO WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE ME A (You)?!!?
    At least you took off your trip for a second. Good job retard.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Chinese Hamster Ovarian Cells message board has a reply feature Im too scared to use because someone used a code to show they are an old member of this board and I’m scared of giving them attentions because to me having people reply to my post means something super important and it’s validating because my life sucks outside the internet.
      Try not to let ~~*the internet*~~ be your actual fucking life.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A (You) gives you dopamine, that's why he doesn't reply straight up to you
        Pseudo intellectual

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    h-he-here's a bicep shot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Say whatever about Blaha but that idiot lolcow was so entertaining in the mid 2010's

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Was funny the way he got absolutely wrecked by Layne and also banned from his gym so had to lift in some storage cupboard

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Did you see Layne Nortons new house? Literal Mansion, meanwhile Blaha just got kicked out of his section 8 condo.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shit like this was amazing, The lack of self awareness was such a shitshow

          %2CJr.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lmao that suit. You just know in his mind he thinks he looks like pic related

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Was funny the way he got absolutely wrecked by Layne and also banned from his gym so had to lift in some storage cupboard

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the late 2000s i used post on a fitness forum where a Nepali child used to post for whatever reason. We taught him swearwords and showed him porn. His name was bibek Nepal.
    Good times

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hello sir thanking you very much sir now I am strongest man in mountain

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was a classic

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I miss malodrax brehs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone have the screencaps of the dude who made several creepy life size dolls, and then posted pictures of him and his family with them. Talked about the dolls like they were real people. They have to all be dead now. But the dolls live on...

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have a link to the video of Jason Blaha heavy breathing compilation?

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss harsh

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you like daggers?
    >R u aware?
    >I can confirm, I was house
    >OP is a gay
    >WAGMI/NGMI
    >Negged/repped

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      inb4 proudmanlet

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hehe ty men

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Facebook pretty much ruined the internet because it meant that a) every normie/female was now using the internet and b) those hobby-specific forums like bodybuilding.com just morphed into facebook groups that were not-anonymous.

    I miss old forum culture so much. Everything was so much funnier. I think people had less self awareness back then too and it made them do funnier shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I think people had less self awareness back then too and it made them do funnier shit.
      Put into words perfectly anon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Part of it was that unless you saw something on slow internet or on TV, ideas spread by word of mouth or books or news or something. You learned new tricks to do on your bike by someone telling you, not from a youtube video. same even with tricks for computer programs, or about some far-off country or thing to do. now everything is forcefed through fake bot accounts directly into our collective consciousness through our devices. it's just corporate overlords -> collective consciousness.

      so things that might have felt novel back then even if they weren't, aren't novel now because we've seen and heard everything. it sounds cliche, but owen wilson (lmfao) alluded to this in the movie The Internship, where he says that google has seriously cut into his ability to bullshit, but in teh context of a romantic time out with a lady looking at the stars and having a convo. everything these days is through the lens of having the sum of human knowledge as well as all the judging eyes of people baked in.

      to add to that last notion, everyone now is being filmed, recorded, etc. makes things less spontaneous. even though it might feel "dangerous" to go somewhere now without a cell phone, back then it didnt because we didnt know better. people were more aware. you had to be nice to people and have your wits about you because you could get bodybagged and no one would be the wiser. people HAD to be more genuine and how to socialize. you HAD to learn where to go for things, what to do, etc. now you can live your entire life just with your cell phone. can work digitally, order everything, learn everything, all with a few taps.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >everything these days is through the lens of having the sum of human knowledge as well as all the judging eyes of people baked in.
        Fuck. Why can't we just go back?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So in other words, “the industrial revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race” ?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, Uncle Ted is right

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh also a lot of things that back then were just "funny horsing around" can lend you in jail/prison now or have you shot or beaten by overzealous zogbot coppers, whereas back then no one would give a shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How can you idiots be this shallow, there were loads of Facebook sites long before Facebook.

      Jag saknar Lunarstorm så mycket..

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but none of them were used as much and they weren't as advanced as facebook

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, there was like myspace and bebo but 90% of their userbase was teenagers. It wasn't like now where 85 year old grandmas are on facebook, as well as their 8 year old grandsons.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I miss scene teenage girls from myspace.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gay. ywn know the pleasure of going through puberty while in boarding school in the 90s, using campus LAN which was orders of magnitude faster than dialup, and posting on fit forums and being able to load pictures of ladies. then being able to work out whenever, so much free time. halcyon days before 9/11, not a care in the world. just shitpost/have fun online, everything felt like WAGMI (no IST but the forums had that WAGMI vibe), nothing online was really serious, then just enjoy

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf happend to misc anyways?
    They just removed it overnight

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought they removed it for anyone who doesn't have an account that was at least a certain amount of years old. I used to only lurk there so I dunno.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i went from narutoforums to misc to reddit to IST. it’s been a wild 2 decades.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    u are 1 fucking cheeky kunt mate i swear i am goin 2 wreck u i swear on my mums life and i no u are scared lil bitch gettin your mates to send me messages saying dont meet up coz u r sum big bastard with muscles lol fuckin sad mate really sad jus shows what a scared lil gay boy u are and whats all this crap ur mates sendin me about sum bodybuildin website that 1 of your faverite places to look at men u lil fuckin gay boy fone me if u got da balls cheeky prick see if u can step up lil queer

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    back when chudies could still fake it and say they were natties ;_;
    tats were not seen as a sign of low class, and you could blast T and fake it all you want.

    Now everyone knows you're a loony chudy

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do I have potential?

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss when everything wasn’t so homogeneous. Where you went to a bodybuilding/powerlifting gym and community as a newbie and felt like you had to prove yourself through results. Now you can literally make a list of 4 different archetypes of people you’d find at a gym and you could probably describe 90% of the people (anywhere) to a T. And most of them are just insular, visciously insecure people with sugar plum fairies in their heads.
    I’m a somewhat early Zoomer (23) and was fortunate to catch the tail end of the era prior to social media taking over everything in fitness/lifting when I started. I remember getting pointers on form and training from older guys who competed in around the 80’s/90’s, from people who were actually passionate and actually cared, and that’s something I’ll always cherish. Now when I try to bant a little with some of the zoomie sarmgoblins, it’s like trying to talk with someone on a subway. They’re either awkwardly looking at the ground giving one word answers or scrolling through tiktok between sets, like they saw a ghost or something. Then you’ll see them go to flex in the mirror room taking pics for the rest of the time acting like they’re some alpha, the shits so fake.
    There’s too many uninteresting, nothing people now. But it’s not really their fault, it’s what’s been conditioned into them from being chronically online. It just makes me wonder how many diagnosed schizoids/sociopaths there will be in 20 years compared to before the 2010’s.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gonna be lots more crazies in a decade or two, agreed

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i posted this in another thread today, but Misc and IST helped my so much when I first started lifting. Still visit here every workout day over a decade late

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as the tip of the spear of zoomers (circa '98) i can say without a doubt that actually looking back on archives and older posts, that the late 90s and early to mid 2000s were the golden era of internet subculture, mainly because it wasn't democratized and the only people who took an interest in online things were solely autists and people who went against the ZOG grain. Now the only corners of the mainstream internet that are hubs of some free discourse is IST (lmao ik) and maybe a few forums tucked away from sight and search engines

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reddit irreparably damaged the internet subculture you’re talking about. You used to have a bunch of scattered hobbyist forums, each with its own unique identity and culture. Then Reddit consolidated everything into one site with global administration that actively ensures all subforums enforce the same SJW-type rules, thereby muttifying everything. It’s kind of a parallel of what’s been happening to the nation state in real life ever since the Cold War ended.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree with this. I’m 38 years old. That Reddit “do you have a source for that” mentality and giving a voice to all subhumans ruined internet culture

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yep. I was part of the migration from Digg to Reddit sometime around 2006/2007. Back then it hadn't yet absorbed every forum on the internet outside of Boomer legacy boards (gun stuff, classic cars, etc.), but now it has. Shit, Reddit was seen as a niche thing back then, mainly used by autistic programmers. You would've NEVER heard a normie talk about it in public. Now you have fucking LA comedians talking about browsing Reddit all day. Surreal. And depressing -- because the forums it subsumed were each their own little community. You can't have communities on Reddit, but you could on a phpBB, with signatures and avatars and a member hierarchy. The only things you had to watch out for were asshole admins and rogue mods. If the mod team was solid, the forum was too.

        Good-ass times. Bulletin boards were the holy middle ground between image boards and Reddit -- they had no gay updoots and downboats, so they encouraged critical thinking and long-form posts were common; but they also allowed you an identity, so you could know if you were being botted, trolled, or arguing with the local bottom-dweller who everyone liked to bully and who you suspected liked it, too. You could actually make contacts on forums -- sometimes even friends.

        Anyway, I'm gay now and so is everything else. See ya folks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I miss using Pokemon forums from 2006-2013

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For me, it was Bionicle.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hiya

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2010 was 12 years ago
    Shit, I can't even remember when I stumbled upon /b/ using my parents shitty dialup connection. I participated in friggin Habbo Hotel pool raids back in '06.
    I hit 30 last week and fleeting time keeps popping back in my head.

    >Don't forget, you're here forever

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've participated in some of the bigger internet highjinks IRL and it makes me happy to look back on those days, truly. I wonder if there will be more to come brotha

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    remember this hottie?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too soon

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything was better pre 2007, and I imagine even more so pre-9/11. I’m only 30 so maybe I’m biased, but I just genuinely can’t imagine living in society where people were looking forward to the future and the average person wasn’t hellbent on numbing the pain of a lost future with nihilism, hard drugs, casual sex, overeating, etc.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, and I also can’t imagine living in a world where 99% of women didn’t actively despised men and were celebrated for it

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It sucks being a millennial and experiencing enough of the latent 90s culture to know what life used to be like, and what we expected the future o be like and the world we were hoping to inherit, only to end up in this shit.

    It's un fucking believable and I'm genuinely so pissed. I wish I had been born 40 years earlier as a boomer so I got to experience the good times and die in the next 5 years. For fuck sake.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The world you want is still out there, you just need to close your laptop and experience it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, I want to travel to Japan again and I now can't. Fuck off.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it better to have lost and loved or to never have loved at all?
      God I can't stand millennials that whine about shit like this

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whoever introduced zyzz to zoomers is going to pay for it on judgement day.

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you aware?

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think it’s bad now, wait until the cocomelon generation starts coming here.

  40. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything still feels exactly the same to me, this place is like a time capsule for it. The only thing I miss about mid 2010s was all the banger edm that came out before 2014.

  41. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im hoping Ill have kids post-collapse, and not before

  42. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah did Misc go private or something? I still have my old, inactive account so I'm good, but when I checked in on it like a few months ago just for shits and giggles it was not listed anymore and was harder to find.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RIP /misc/

      Wtf happend to misc anyways?
      They just removed it overnight

      I thought they removed it for anyone who doesn't have an account that was at least a certain amount of years old. I used to only lurk there so I dunno.

      i went from narutoforums to misc to reddit to IST. it’s been a wild 2 decades.

      it's still around. It just locked now. Need to email the mods to view and post.

      Mods are still rabbi. Miscers been using discord as a backup incase it close.

  43. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >for me it is the purifier, the best bb dot com forum user

  44. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bros, remember all the awesome infographics on IST? I remember the early-mid 2010's being based af around here

  45. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guys everyone in the mid 2010s was wishing it was 2005 and that the cancer would go away.

    Cherish what you have and work towards a stronger tomorrow

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2022 here and I still wish it was 2005. Fuck the 2010's, not one shred of nostalgia for that shitty fucking decade, save for maybe a couple months of 2016.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Guys everyone in the mid 2010s was wishing it was 2005 and that the cancer would go away.
      So the decline has been happening for a while. You don't fucking say.

  46. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you are the cancer

  47. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss fedoraposting

  48. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >being nostalgic about fucking mid 2010s internet
    Just how young are you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everything post-Facebook was shitty, but it was still less shitty than it is now.

  49. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Were great times. I was a freshman in college in 2011. Used to come on here and laugh and joke and have fun. Seeing myself age and everyone around me age is the ultimate pain. When we pass I believe in heaven I’ll be able to shit post. And youth will be restored. Will be fun.

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