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ILearnedToCode 30 points ago +30 / -0

Crazy how quickly society has gone to shit.

ApeGang 23 points ago +23 / -0

And not 1 person with pink hair, how absurd.

Young_Patriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

Pink speedos here though

Analophigus 7 points ago +7 / -0

Id prefer a pink speedo cis man to a crazy topless pink haired genderless lunatic 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cheesecakecrush 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not something I'd do myself, but the confidence it would take a straight man to wear pink speedos should be respected.

Gitmo-or-Bust 1 point ago +1 / -0

Can guarantee he’s smuggling a fox squirrel on the other side of that thing.!

Pbman2 13 points ago +14 / -1

Their were no fat people to speak of in that time...

tweety51A 11 points ago +12 / -1

That is not true. I was born in 1951 and I knew "obese" people. I traveled throughout Europe in ''72-'73 for 3 months and I was AMAZED that I only saw one "fat" person in that whole time because the Polish/Slavic community I lived in had many fat people. Believe me I long for those good old days filled with normal people even if they were fat.

Pbman2 11 points ago +11 / -0

I had a graduating class of about 150,none were fat by today standards. A couple kids were a little overweight,but none outright fat like today. older people,some were fat,but not that common. Most people in our area had physical jobs miners,logger farmer....... No such thing as a 44 oz big gulp.

Fr330rD13 8 points ago +8 / -0

Don't blame the big gulp, it's lack of physical activity. I drink a big gulp everyday and weigh 185 pounds. I also do Jiu Jitsu 3 times a week like clockwork.

There is a guy I train with who lost 160 pounds in a year and a half just training BJJ with some light weight training.

I initially weighed around 215......actually went down to 175 at one point which is lighter than I want to be and I actually had to gain weight to get back to 185 which is perfect for me.

People just need to get off their asses and break a sweat a few times a week, doesn't even need to be extreme....go walk a couple of miles every other day.

tattletalestrangler 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think you're correct. Lack of physical activity. Too much time in front of a computer/phone/TV.

Bullseyed 1 point ago +1 / -0

I drink an energy drink every day, and probably at least a liter of cola. And sit on a computer at least 8-12 hours a day.

I have a small lunch and a moderate dinner. Sometimes a snack at midnight like salsa or guac.

165lbs / 6 ft

You can do low activity and still have sugar drinks, as long as you're not a piggy with everything else too.

RS34ME 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly right! Also, the population's diets have gone to crap, too. Family's used to eat more home-cooked meals, but now with the mom and dad both working, take-out and restaurants have become more popular destinations.

It's definitely a combo of exercise, diet and media brainwashing.

user2827 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's much more than just that... Yes, that quantity of sugar is toxic, but there's more to it.

  • Sugars swapped with sweeteners

  • Replacing good fats with seed oils (butter -> margarine, etc)

  • Increased exposure to chemicals; cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, etc.

  • Decreased physical activity (because that does play a role)

All these things (and likely more) each play a role in the shift from how society looked back then to today.

worldowedexplanation 4 points ago +4 / -0

I grew up in the 80s, we had ONE fat kid and everyone made fun of him, he was Fat Teddy. Clearly fat shaming worked, because no one else was fucking fat because we didn’t want to be picked on.

BWolf79 2 points ago +2 / -0

90s I was the fat chubby kid through middle school, 165 in 8th grade. Almost passed out at first 7th grade football game and my coach made fun of me for years which motivated me. In high school I didn't know it was fasting but I fasted all day then went to football practice, only ate 1 meal a day mostly healthy stuff. I stayed 165 all through high school and college. I still occasionally fast or keto diet. Yes fat shaming worked for me.

Bullseyed 2 points ago +2 / -0

Studies show fat shaming works for almost everyone. Other than a small percentage of otherwise undesirables.

tweety51A 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, I grew in the city so there were not so many physical labor jobs. Physical activity really makes a lot of difference. But everything (except obesity) stated above is quite true for this era. The fat people weren't quite as blubbery as they are today.

SirPokeSmottington 1 point ago +1 / -0

Their were no fat people to speak of in that time...

Are you an idiot? The fuck? Of course there were obese people then. For fucks sake.

The difference is "body positivity", they used to be ashamed, and so they didn't go to the beach (often). But they were there.

bcfromfl 12 points ago +12 / -0

As far as this kind of sun-worship goes, it frequently (could even go so far as to say, "usually") takes decades for overexposure to develop into skin cancer. People didn't really expose themselves like this on beaches until the latter-half of the 20th century, and, as we all know, young people are invincible and immune to any sort of disease or other bad things (/sarcasm). Many of the people in this photo are now in dermatology offices.

In my case, it took about 40 years for cancers to start developing after I was overexposed in my youth. I didn't go shirtless after I was about 20 or so, so I know when the damage was done -- most of my worst burns were when I was less than five years old.

TheyWereCones 8 points ago +8 / -0

True. I am 40 now and the sun damage is really doing weird shit lol.

bcfromfl 3 points ago +4 / -1

My forearms and upper back/neck look like discolored Swiss cheese from all the dozens of treatments...

axrevolutionai 4 points ago +4 / -0

At least you're alive. Genetics are a hell of a drug. My dad spent his entire youth outside shirtless and shoeless and he died in his 70s from kidney issues, no cancers ever.

Hopefully you stay healthy and with us :)

bcfromfl 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thank you! :)

tweety51A 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah in the 90's I was treated for Basal cell carcinoma twice on my nose...not fun...we grew up using Coppertone and baby oil. Summer hadn't truly arrived until you got your first burn staying out all day at the Indiana Dunes or until you were 50 shades darker. Wish I could turn back the clock but alas no mulligans. I respect the sun a lot more as an adult.

harkk 1 point ago +2 / -1

There was no sunscreen until I was an adult and I'm an ultra pale redhead (before white) who burned in minutes in the sun. I avoided the sun as much as possible and now have all kinds of sun damage issues and one spot that was pre-cancerous that was removed by the dermatologist.

And, yeah, at this time we used to see plenty of fat and even hugely obese people. That includes little kids. My brother, who died young of a stroke, was one of them.

Maybe at least some of this obesity epidemic is propaganda to get you to avoid food. I think it's a bit fishy that the latest diet fad is fasting. Not against fasting, just questioning the timing.

uk9994 1 point ago +2 / -1

The cause of most skin cancers are in places not usually exposed to sun and is caused by florescent lights.. those long tubes all offices and shops had. Now led lights are bad too

bcfromfl 1 point ago +1 / -0

Unless you're talking about the fluorescent lights used in tanning beds, they're safe: https://www.valleyheating.com/blog/2019/june/do-fluorescent-lights-actually-cause-health-prob/

uk9994 0 points ago +1 / -1

No I read it was the florescent lights in offices causing skin cancers

MathletesFoot 6 points ago +7 / -1

The sunglasses thing made me do a double take. What's up with that?

xrp_moon_shot 8 points ago +8 / -0

Bring back the old yellow sun!

eyerighteye 3 points ago +3 / -0

It was better. I miss it.

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Fringe--dweller 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thanks for the quick blast of nostalgia, those were the days

corrbrick 4 points ago +5 / -1

Where are the face masks?

borga 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is Rio, for sure. The white population is similar, maybe some older people. Now, the joggers, selling stuff, robbing stuff makes the sight really bad.

DieHeretic 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's Copacabana Beach, you got it.

CGGoolsby 1 point ago +3 / -2

Did I miss something? Are tattoos the big bad now?

Junionthepipeline -1 points ago +1 / -2


Shalimar 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lol no cell phone handy 😅

Datadude 3 points ago +3 / -0

Looks like Port Fourchon on any typical spring break day to me..(70s) I miss that oil soaked sand, surfing the jetties when the big boats floated by...

Then there was Grand Isle, 7 miles of fun and sun, The Riviera of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, a bit more sophisticated but wild none the less.

Louisiana has her precious gemstones.

Anyhoo, I'm glad to see you finding your way back to the board. :-)

My Cajun Cousin.

Shalimar 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks my Cajun Cousin 🥰

worldowedexplanation -2 points ago +4 / -6

Why would you ask where cell phones are in 1972? Are you retarded?

axrevolutionai -7 points ago +4 / -11

My wife and I are both overweight and we love the beach. This a Q research board, not FPH. I doubt you're all specimens.

eyerighteye 8 points ago +8 / -0

If you took this personally, perhaps it's time for some lifestyle changes. Nothing in this thread is fph.


A guilty conscience needs no accusers.

b472113 [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I was sure when I posted this, most people view this as a problem with the food supply.

Not generation vs generation.

Pbman2 3 points ago +3 / -0

Correct. It's one more proof.

Cornpop_Henchman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Intermittent fasting bro, I'm not a small person by any means, but fasting can be one of the best things you can do for your health

Pbman2 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's not our point.