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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by Manton
What? I thought the neo-cons were hell bent on world conquest. Now you're just confusing me.
Well, as Gore pointed out, the 1950s marked the beginning of the National Security State and perpetual war for a mythical perpetual peace.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by RJman
Well, as Gore pointed out, the 1950s marked the beginning of the National Security State and perpetual war for a mythical perpetual peace.
Gore stole that from Samuel Huntington. The man just can't stop himself from taking credit for the work of others. Oh, and I'm telling Kant that you called perpetual peace a myth. See if he ever lets you into one of his lectures again.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Reminds me of a conversation in "Day After Tommorow" about Nietzche.
That was the one with the bad weather, right?
post #34 of 50
Rennaissance Italy.
post #35 of 50
I would want to live sometime in Europe (I guess Italy) before a century or two before the advent of gunpowder. I would be high class and really educated and what not, and spent all my time pontificating philosophy and dueling people (Inigo Montoya style).
post #36 of 50
Why would anyone want to live in a time prior to the availability of antibiotics ?
Spend a night with Venus and the rest of your life with Mercury? No thanks.
post #37 of 50
Either the start of the 20th century in Sweden when Sweden had Norway and were about to attack Finland and Russia, and I would have been a powerful noble man like Lewenhaupt or Stenbock, sp I could have maked a change and attacked there poor little asses.

Or the 18th century and I would be Charles XII, When Sweden had all the baltic countries, Norway,Finland,parts of Germany, and we were a big powerful country that even Netherlands feared.

That was some sweet times...
post #38 of 50
I'd want to live in 1963. And be Terence Stamp.
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by redcaimen
Why would anyone want to live in a time prior to the availability of antibiotics ?
Spend a night with Venus and the rest of your life with Mercury? No thanks.

Or before the advent of modern dentistry, for that matter.
post #40 of 50
Or clothing fora. I love you guys
post #41 of 50
I'd want to be 18 in 1955 so I could see Elvis, Johnny Burnette, Eddie C, Gene V, Collins Kids, Little Richard etc etc all in their heyday with the birth of rocknroll/rockabilly....

then I'd be about 21 in 1958 when the first Modernists came on the scene with their ivy league inspiration and listening to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T, etc......

By 1963-4 I'd be 26/7 and rockin' out to the first wave of American garage bands like The Wailers and The Sonics and British Beat like The High Numbers (The Who), The Animals, The Kinks etc.....

By 1966 I'd be looking at all the current "mods' and thumbing my nose at them for being "poseurs" haha

By 1976 I'd be the oldest guy (39) seeing The Jam play live.
post #42 of 50
Sometime when it was perfectly acceptable to walk around with a big ass sword and chop off people's heads for minor affronts... Feudal-Era Japan perhaps, or like viking raider times or whatever.
post #43 of 50
If it was before modern anti -biotics or dentistry, I'd make sure I was near the opium den.
post #44 of 50
I'd like to be starting now, instead of turning down the homestretch.

As for the past? I'm a fan of modern amenities, but foregoing those, I'd shoot for mid-19th century New England, something near a good tavern outside of Boston. I think there was something in the water there.
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Sometime when it was perfectly acceptable to walk around with a big ass sword and chop off people's heads for minor affronts... Feudal-Era Japan perhaps, or like viking raider times or whatever.
...or sometime when it was perfectly acceptable to walk around with a big ass...

So what? 17th century?
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