#TBT with the Cringe King, Josh Carroll
Back then, social media platforms like MySpace, Tumblr, Formspring and Mathletics reigned supreme, Livestrong bands were the hottest accessory and you couldn’t hangout at the unhealthy food court without documenting and dedicating an entire MySpace album to it.
So the people wanna know, what’s your love language?
Finish this sentence, people who knew me back in the 2000s, knew I:
They knew I loved 50 cent, would get called frigid regularly smh, and would skip school to go to the Internet cafe in Bondi junction to rot my brain with computer games.
Show us a how it started vs this is how it’s going photo:
What’s one piece of clothing / item that to you embodies your 2000s experience:
Josh: One, or multiple polo shirts with the collar popped. Y’all know it had to be popped or you were getting bullied in school.
Show us a photo of you in your ‘we’re worried about him’ stage:
What’s the backstory?
So basically I got a buzz cut because I wanted to look like old school Brad Pitt… I reckon we looked pretty similar no?
Who was your 2000s celebrity crush?
Quick shoutout to Jessica Alba firstly, she held it down for many years. Until one day in 2007, when Transformers 1 came out in the cinemas. From that moment I knew, Megan Fox had my heart.
Favourite image of yourself from the 2000s that’s still on the internet:
What’s the backstory?
I mean this just speaks for itself. Have you ever seen a whiter pose in your life? My mum looks stoked though, so that’s cool.
Most played song from this era?
AKON - Locked Up (this was the song I was listening to when I got rolled for my iPod as I was walking to my casual dominos shift after school by a group of lads. RIP iPod mini)
Also, Did y’all ever walk around with a bunch of your favourite CDs stuffed into a backpack so you could listen after school? Omg and SO FRESH CDS?!?! Wow I miss the 2000’s.
What would make you look at your phone like this back then?
Me wearing TN’s… I also had a dyed blonde rats tail phase which was… troubling. I WISH I had a photo, but it’s probably for the best that I don’t have one.
Show us a photo of an outfit you regret wearing till the day you die:
I just… I’m sorry
What was the cringest thing you used to do or say on MSN/ Myspace/Tumblr/ early Facebook days?
‘comment n I’ll rate u’
Did you ever log off and on MSN multiple times to get someone’s attention, or was that just me?
I don’t wanna do you dirty, but I’m gonna have to say this is a you problem. But I love you for you, so we’re good.
If MySpace’s Top Friends feature was still around today, who would be on yours?
What do you miss most about the 2000s?
When Heelys and razor scooters were the absolute vibe. Kinda want a pair now tbh
Did you use to have and regret to share hotmail address?
Literally the worst of the worst.. I’m not even 100% Australian. But anyways, I was over at my mates place and was asking him for dope email ideas that would make me look cool. He came up with this, I somehow approved it, and the rest is history.
Could you see a Josh x MDB collab in the pipeline?
I’m honestly surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. Slide into my DMs shawty ❤️
On what note would you like to leave this throw back on?
Blockbuster. I miss you, I love you, I’m sorry about the unpaid late fees 🏼
Actually while I have you, any shameless self promotion you’d care to share with us?
Feel free to get at me across Insta/tiktok @iamjoshcarroll. Appreciate you Claudia for taking me on this trip back through time. ily. bye ❤️
Woah what an eyeopening experience that was! Thank you Josh, as always - it was my pleasure xx