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If you could live during any era...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mm84321, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. nootje

    nootje Well-Known Member

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    As a french aristocrat from 1750 on..

    Yes I would end up under the guillotine in old age, but it would have been a glorious 40 years..

    Talleyrand used to say that people born after the french revolution had'nt lived, or seen true glory..

    Being a roman senator during the republic would be nice as well, allthough like in the previous case I would probably be murdered before i could die of old age. I could live (and die [​IMG] ) with that...
     
  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    dcg Well-Known Member

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    Please chose a place and time in history that has already occurred.

    You are to assume you grew up in that era, and you can chose to be any race/social class you'd please.


    [​IMG] Want to go to the future...

    In that case I chose the current time.
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    tagutcow Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Want to go to the future...

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  6. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    I'd go back 30 years and be the richest man ever by the time 2011 rolls around.
     
  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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    1960s

    Interesting choice.
    The 60s were like March: they came in like a lamb and went out like a lion.

    Started out with Ozzie Nelson and ended with Ozzy Osbourne.
     
  8. Eponym

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    I have to say, I'm pretty happy right now. If not now, maybe 1950s Los Angeles or 1920s Shanghai?
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    I'd want to say being born in NYC in 1920 and late teens would be cool, like my grandparents. Too young to really hurt from the Great Depression. Children of immigrants who came from the backwoods (Naples and Basilicata) so they were taught to appreciate what they had. Livig in a time where everyone WANTED to serve and fight in WW2 (being in a country with that many proud Americans willing to do whatever it took for the greater good must've been awesome). Then, to come out of the war to the explosion of "stuff" in the 50's and 60's, they must have LOVED every second of that. Dead before 9/11. Thats it for me, I'd have been happy as a pig in shit.
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

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    Probably during the late 1800's. I would hang out with Evander Berry Wall. He seemed like a hoot.
     
  11. gdl203

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    Interesting choice.
    Sexual revolution
    Actual revolution
    Pre oil crash
    Economic growth
     
  12. forStyle

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    1990's, when computers were just taking off. So many opportunities. More or less saturating now.
     
  13. landshark

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    I'd have liked to have lived in the early to mid 20th century America. Predominately white with societal roles for everyone. Apparent chivalry and decency. Less invasive technology, e.g. surveillance cameras. Less absurd policing and enforcement of rules, etc.
     
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    tagutcow Well-Known Member

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    Predominately white with lowly societal roles for everyone else.

    FTFY
     
  15. Matt

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    1990's, when computers were just taking off. So many opportunities. More or less saturating now.
    you could say that about just about any era in history with minimal substitution for the technology of today and the saturation of the technology of yesterday.
     
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    you could say that about just about any era in history with minimal substitution for the technology of today and the saturation of the technology of yesterday.

    1200s. gunpower was the best growth market
     
  17. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    and those dudes making arrow feathers were damn pissed about the decline, saturation and commodotisation of their market...
     
  18. Nil

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    FTFY

    It's funny because that's exactly what he meant also.
     
  19. landshark

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    It's funny because that's exactly what he meant also.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. tagutcow

    tagutcow Well-Known Member

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    It's funny because that's exactly what he meant also.

    Well I certainly don't want to be the guy who dumbs down the punchline, I just thought the wording wasn't very clear.
     

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