For kids of the 70’s and 80’s, the internet was nothing but a sparkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eyes. This meant that every bad mullet, heavy kohl eyeliner and patched denim jacket, wood panelled wall and piece of bamboo furniture could be forgiven…until now.
About five years ago the Internet K-hole was born. It unveiled an anonymous reel of young people’s faces. Young people in the peachy pink of youth getting up to antics were never intended to be shared online. It’s a stratosphere of youth culture and reckless abandon that post-internet generations of kids can no longer get away with. In a way it’s a portal into a time where you could be and learn as an analogue youth.
A word of caution, before you visit there is full nudity, porn and occasionally drug use in these pages. It’s a curated journey into the far reaches of nefarious youth culture in the days before the internet.
If the internet had a fully functioning Delorian with Michael J.Fox at it’s helm, this is what he might find (that is if he were to capture his 1985 world before he stepped into the time machine).
The past only becomes the past when we look back on it.
It’s a world of the past stereotypes and their spin offs like new romantics, goths, punks, mods, geeks and jocks and messy weekends where analogue photos of inebriated moments have found their way online.
To see your younger, drunker yourself staring back out of the internet k-hole would be a terrifying prospect indeed.