Nostalgia thread

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I was standing in a parking lot on the other side of town the other day, I was from out of town and got lost on the way to meet family so I stopped at a Mexican place in some far-off part of the city, looking around I saw an abandoned Radio Shack and old VHS rental place with boardered up windows, the parking lot itself was rather empty save for a few cars parked in front of the restaurant and I suddenly started getting flashbacks from childhood

be 1994
be Southern California 10 year old growing up in suburbia by the beach
it was still free to park at the beach and it wasn't overrun with Mexicans and tourists yet
older sister was really into shit like 80s punk and the Bangles
older brother was an IT nerd who hang out with this guy who had a shitton of Amiga computers in his garage, his dad was straight from Berkeley and owned a vhs rental shop and I got to tag along with my bro and we stayed the night and watched a different movie every night for the whole Summer
one of my neighbors was an old man who was like 97 years old and had a thick Russian accent, he was there when the city was first founded, died around 1997
remember it being 1999 when I was 16 and Pokemon was huge and all around my neighborhood people had their Gameboys outside with link cables

embed related, it was a flash back that had come too me sitting in that parking lot, my brother drove an old Buick Station Wagon, I remember him picking me up from the beach once and this playing on the radio
his bitch coke addict girlfriend sold the old station wagon for drug money later on.
my bro lives on the east coast now
my parents moved out to Los Vegas area, they long since sold the old house
I'm now in my 30s, single but not a virgin, working a shit dead end job to make ends meat living in Washington state in some shitty apartment outside of Seattle shitposting on Korean video blogging websites

Fuck man, any memories that you guys are particularly fond of that come back to you? Signs of times and all that? And God is the world such a different place today, I know every generation is proud of the era they came from but I just feel like todays generation really does fucking suck, even for the youth living it, people seem to forget the 20th century was perhaps the greatest century for technological and cultural advancement and now its long fucking over and we're trapped in the post 9/11 twilight years

Supergrass
Supergrass

This song was originally directed at adults who grew up in the 30s and 40s, went to college in the 60s and 70s, and now have to deal with growing older with a family in suburbia in the 80s and 90s

and yet it still applies nicely to people today

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@AwesomeTucker
all around my neighborhood people had their Gameboys outside with link cables

This is where it all started going wrong

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Stark_Naked
yeah, but at least they were outside, todays kids don't even go outside anymore it seems, they're all indoors on social media, its fucking depressing

Inmate
Inmate

tfw all the video rental shops in my town are long closed down
tfw you have a shit ton of VHS tapes with rental store stickers on them you never got to return

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

this thread
please OP, it hurts

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Why does it feel like all songs released today are just hits of the week we all forget about? It seems like every bubblegum pop hit of the 80s and 90s stick in our minds and is still being celebrated and played

and before I get called a nostalgia/wrong generation faggot, there were other eras like this too, pretty much every R&B hit of the 50s is a hit of the week that everyone forgets about unless its early Beatles/Elvis, hell pretty much everyone forgets popular songs of the 60s not made by the Beatles and the 70s is full of forgettable disco hits, what happened in the 80s and 90s were it seemed like underground artists just shined in the limelight?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Burnblaze
I think its more of the fact the industry back in those days just happened to be more diverse, today every pop song runs on a formula, and its usually the same formula (this is actually an observable fact, pop music of today sounds more similar and rehashes more chords and melodies than any other time in history because the formula is proven for success)

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Burnblaze
It seems like every bubblegum pop hit of the 80s and 90s stick in our minds and is still being celebrated and played
no, it's just that we don't remember the ones we don't remember

FastChef
FastChef

@TurtleCat
@SniperGod
I think another thing is there was actually less music back then, today we have the internet which gives more artists a platform for their media, so we get a lot of good shit and a lot of bad shit but its a lot more trivial now because there's just more of it

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

tfw remembering the day your local game store stopped selling Nintendo 64 games
fuck man I think it was around 2002 to make room on the shelves for more GameCube games, I remember not even understanding what the big deal was about the so-called "next-gen" it all still looked 3D too me like last gen, albeit slightly more polished, but I didn't think it was good enough to stop selling N64 games, the N64 still looked pretty nice to me back then even during the PS2/GameCube era

cum2soon
cum2soon

My family used to go to Blockbuster once a week, and I remember picking out an NES game every time. Then an SNES game, then a PS1 game (or occasionally an anime VHS), then a PS2 game when we still bothered to go, and then the whole rental thing was just gone.

Hmm… those were better times. But I'm doing the best I can with what I have.

askme
askme

Fuck man, now I'm getting flashbacks of how much my uncle loved John Denver, he brought a bunch of records over one Christmas and played them on the record player we used to have and I remember him playing embed related in the other room

he overdosed on some narcotics and died around 2001 man was a depressed fuck

Methshot
Methshot

@Inmate
tfw you have a shit ton of VHS tapes with rental store stickers on them you never got to return
fuck man, I have some N64 games with stickers of a mom and pop rental shop that closed around 2008 do to the financial crisis

WebTool
WebTool

You can never go back to the hot summer dog days where you used to chill on your friends front porch and trade Pokemon cards and watch some old anime shows and movies
Its funny because I fucking hate anime now but I still play Pokemon because I own ever single main series game now and I don't want to stop and break the chain

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Methshot
it's not really the financial crisis's fault that technological development made physical rentals obsolete

w8t4u
w8t4u

You mum

Bidwell
Bidwell

@LuckyDusty
Physical media rentals could've existed well into the 2010s as a niche market if not for the recession and you know it

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Stark_Naked
Wrong, it all started going wrong after 9/11 when everything became a surveillance device and governments started lobbying R&D companies to produce smartphones to shove down the youths throats

takes2long
takes2long

send all these oldfags to /89/index.html

Firespawn
Firespawn

@cum2soon
I remember when you could rent entire consoles. Never would have played the Virtual Boy otherwise.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@takes2long
an entire board of sad oldfags dedicated to circlejerking about the old days

There's only so much to reminisce about user, I might drop by though

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Firespawn
and nothing of value would have been lost

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

my anthem for oldfagging
I still have vague memories of when my family ran a computer shop. Apparently she would rock me while installing chips into motherboards.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@SniperWish
reminisce
It's a luxury anheros don't have because they pussied out on life.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@LuckyDusty
My grandpa used to be a mainframe operator in the 60s to 90s, he actually gave my dad an old IBM PC with Windows 3.1 and I have fond memories of my dad logging into dialup and looking up pictures of cartoon characters and shit, I remember how slow it used to be to load images

I can keep going about how much better internet culture was and how it's dead now but there's been a million threads about that

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@LuckyDusty
I wasn't even old enough to understand Songs from the Big Chair when it was first released, as i'm from '87.

But i fucking love that album.
I consider it the single best album ever made, every single song in it is fucking amazing.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Firespawn
being too poor to even buy a virtualboy
putting your face in that disease sleeve instead

also, gaming is much better now than it was in the 90s because we can easily pirate and emulate all the good old games without paying anything.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@JunkTop
before facebook, before AOL…

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@JunkTop
I have fond memories of my dad logging into dialup and looking up pictures of cartoon characters

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Spazyfool
I should clarify my dad was looking up shit for me as a kid because I didn't know how to computer yet

girlDog
girlDog

@Fuzzy_Logic
One could say the same thing for music and movies but it's not going to turn back the clock man…

viagrandad
viagrandad

tfw you try to turn on an old computer from the 90s and you hear the startup sound.
all those memories of being on that computer coming back
a time of innocents and optimism
when the PC was a new and magical technology.
But yeah it did suck how you pretty much couldn't play any games if your computer wasn't up to spec.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Supergrass
too bad this fucking movie ruined this song for me.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

age 1-12 (1983-1995)
grandparents had a farm in the middle of nowhere
where I spent every Christmas and thanksgiving
huge family, many cousins
uncle let us fire off guns and would always bring fireworks
we would almost always watch a VHS movie
E.T. and The Goonies stand out the most in my memory
… listening to my cousin play Metallica riffs on his flying V
… riding the John Deer tractor
… running alongside a mean ass Bull (on the other side of the fence of course)
everyone was so fucking happy

I actually got emotional typing this… those times were Rockwellian.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@BlogWobbles
those times were Rockwellian.
like there were cameras everywhere and people tried to control what you think?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Spazyfool
That would be ORwellian, dipshit. Lol

whereismyname
whereismyname

"make ends meet"

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@BlogWobbles
I grew up on a dairy farm in Connecticut, in the fields you always had to be on the lookout for the bull.

I remember getting Rayman and playing it in the old farmhouse, I couldn't save because I didn't have something (can't remember if it was the expansion port) I would leave it on and my father would always turn it off.

I remember when I got cable in my room and discovered the blurry squiggly line blocked out porn channel, lots of faps to that lol.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@AwesomeTucker
somewhat relevant should be last visit of blood-chan, i miss her.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@New_Cliche
Weird, I've been here since the 1st exodus but never knew the story behind that bannner

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Am bumping this thread with a hit song from 1992.

Firespawn
Firespawn

GAYMES

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