So I was watching The Mummy movies, and it made made me think about how much better the world was back then (late 19th/early 20th century).

So I was watching The Mummy movies, and it made made me think about how much better the world was back then (late 19th/early 20th century). Think about it. Most areas outside of the west were not industrialised, over populated shitholes. Planes weren't widely available. Technology was limited. Empires still existed. The world was full of mystery, intrigue, and adventure. You could explore exotic lands and locales and boast about discovering old ruins and artefacts from long lost civilisations. You would be treated with respect and reverence from locals. God, I was born in the wrong time. Pulpy adventure media is an escape for me.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't mummy mean mommy in British? How did they market the moviecin the UK?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      People in Britain realised that an Egyptian-themed movie named 'The Mummy' would probably be about bandage mummies and not mothers

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >How did they market the moviecin the UK?
      Rachel Weisz can be my mummy if you know what I mean.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't even fantasize about "adventure" without being abused by God and his minions for it because "I'm a peasant" so no life would not have been better for me back then.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The world was full of mystery, intrigue, and adventure.
    It still is; you're just too much of a coward to pursue it. If you were alive back then it'd be exactly the same as it is now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have been all over the world and he is right. You're trapped in a hobbit hole if you think this is the way the world still is. The closest I got was bartering in Dubai and watching men unload burlap sacks from a wooden dhow with the Burj Dubai gleaming in the distance.

      For the most part, the rest of the world is just Chicago with more glass towers and chain restaurants.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe don't visit a global city then?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No it isn't. Everything is either banned for being too dangerous, needs certifications and licences, or you hate someone by doing it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Globalism has ensured the death of adventure. Everything is soulless now, unless you decide to venture into a REALLY remote place. Even then, it will still feel artificial and fake

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was still possible before smartphones and widespread internet

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >could have gone on a globe-trotting adventure
    >am actually about to have an interview through my laptop
    Indiana Jones had such a rad childhood.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >respect and reverence from locals

    Remove your rose-tinted glasses and stop letting a fricking movie of all things determine how you think the world was.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are a misinformed butthole.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Guy who gets its worldviews from a movie calling someone else misinformed

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Guy who travelled the world and watches others views of it vs guy who does none of that

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It was objectively a better time you silly dumb dumb frickface moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry to say but back then, Europeans ruled the roost. The time of empire was a time of European dominance. Being white was practically a form of deification outside of the west

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe somewhere in India, Asia, or Australia. Sounds like you want to be treated like a special snowflake more than you caring about how the world genuinely existed in the past.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the only places that matter
          You sound like a homosexual

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, those napoleonic French soldiers who literally got ass raped by bedouins were truly gods among men

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Kill:death ratio of 1000:1

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody hates the technology. It's the society that decayed. (and eventually the tech too, as the result, as it can no longer be made)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Nobody hates the technology. It's the society that decayed.
      Technology led to the decay of society, specifically smartphones

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No. They let you tacitly assume that it goes hand in hand, but it doesn't. The society was improving together with the technology until about WW1.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    tfw we didn't get the Jules Verne timeline with balloon rides to Mars

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >London to Bath in 6 hours

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you VIL ride ze tube!

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't forget that most jobs you took maimed you within the first year unless you were a pencil pusher.

    >explore exotic lands

    you got put in the bowels of a boat for months and had 40 percent chance to shit yourself to death. Any time before antibiotics is literal horror.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      just because your a modern pussy ass homosexual who's only goal in life is comfort doesn't mean everyone is a woman like you.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >You could explore exotic lands and locales and boast about discovering old ruins and artefacts from long lost civilisations
    There are still places in the world where this is possible. There are large parts of Central and South America (particularly in Brazil and the Jungles of Central America), Africa (the Sahara, the Congo, Namibia, etc), and Central Asia (particularly in the Himalayas and in SE Asia in the highlands, parts of Siberia), that are largely unexplored by actual human beings. Archeologists and historians are constantly finding new shit in all these places. I have personally explored ruins in Guatemala that aren't on any map and haven't (to my knowledge) been explored by any other person.

    There is still mystery and adventure in the world, you just have to work harder to find it. A lot of really isolated places are also really fricking dangerous both due to local politics/instability and dangerous wildlife/environmental conditions. For example the Maya ruin I visited was isolated because it was basically in the middle of a crocodile infested jungle swamp so desolate that even the locals didn't want anything to do with it. If you really want to explore and see new and mysterious ruins and places, you are going to have to accept a high degree of danger to do it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any pics of the Mayan ruins?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not on me, if the thread is still up when I get home I can post a few.

  11. 2 months ago
    Alectorios

    Back when you can bring your guns with you. The good times.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The world was full of mystery, intrigue, and adventure.
    This was still the case as late as the turn of the millennium. Here's what really killed the mystery: The internet. It's always the internet. Nowadays you have access to so much information on every conceivable topic that it's only natural for it to seem like there's nothing left for you to explore. If you want to learn everything to learn about the great pyramids, you never even have to leave your room. You can look at pictures from every angle, read up on their history, read up on the entire history of Egypt, read up on how Egypt and her people are doing today, theoretically you could even learn the language if you had the dedication. Turn the clock back just 20-30 years and all of these things are much more difficult to accomplish without at least making a trip to your local library. Impossible to accomplish without going in person if the subject of interest isn't famous like the pyramids but something more obscure. The world may have been mapped out already by the 90's, but you personally wouldn't have had easy access to all those maps, giving you more of a reason to go out and draw your own.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You had to watch the mummy to realize that? The world was way better before 1960.

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