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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:07 PM
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You have one hour in the "Back-in-Time Machine"..

What do you do for that hour??

Where did you go??

Who did you spend it with??

If you could, would you stay there???

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number9 Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:10 PM
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1. lovemaking
Seattle '93 - Tracy - absolutely
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Ein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:17 PM
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2. Ever see Bill and Ted's excellent adventure?
Yea... that.

But, really, I'd like to go back to 1969... Woodstock, NY, for pretty obvious reasons.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:21 PM
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4. Never saw B&T adventure..
I was not impressed with that sketch on SNL, so I never saw the movies.. :)
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:11 PM
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20. That was Wayne's World
which I hated too. I understand the movies were much better, but I still ducked them. Bill & Ted, and the sequel, were the movies that made Keanu a star. Wildly funny, vastly better than Wayne's World skits/characters
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Ein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:39 PM
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27. Party on!
*air guitar*
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JackSwift Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:21 PM
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3. Arrange for GHWBush
never to have been picked up after bailing out of his airplane in WWII, thus sparing us his presidency and his demon spawn son.
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:22 PM
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5. A bit unusual perhaps, but..
I would go and see U2 at the Roskilde Festival 1982, Friday July the 2nd. It is widely believed that that particular concert was the one that put U2 on the world map, it was _that_ great - with my mom - no thanks, I was born a week earlier :D
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:25 PM
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6. Wow, I was really taking this seriously......
so, sorry if it wasn't meant to be...

My first thought would be Dallas, November 22, 1963 (or before) armed with enough information to stop the assasination.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:29 PM
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7. For me it would probably be 1960
when all my grandparents were still living.. I wold like to have a family reunion.. aunts & uncles too..

I guess it would be Miami Beach

I would have to videotape them and ask them the questions that a kid would never even think to ask, but an adult always wishes they HAD asked..

My kids would enjoy being able to hear and see ancestors that they never knew..

stay there?? no, those were not great years..

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:17 PM
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8. menage a trois with Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:21 PM
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9. I go back to August 1974.
Any time that August would do. I stay there, assuming that time isn't frozen and will move ahead from there. And I choose my whole life differently.
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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:24 PM
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10. I'd go back 30 seconds...
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 06:25 PM by liberalpress
...and skip this thread. Everything I've done in the past, regrets and all, have led me here and made me what ever I am. I love life, both good and bad times.

P.S. 100 posts!
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BeachBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:04 PM
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19. I love your style...
I really do!
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:28 PM
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11. I'd go have a chat with Jesus
I couldn't think a an hour better spent.
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RememberJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:39 PM
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12. I agree... Jesus...
...settle once and for all if he was "real."
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:48 PM
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13. First weekend of October, 1977.
I would tell a certain young woman to FOAD, and would dump her sorry, two-timing, cheating ass.

This single act would have changed the rest of my life for the better.
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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:51 PM
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14. Before the trip I would make a list of every bad decision I have made,
which is, sadly, virtually EVERY decision I have ever made, and hand it to myself at the age of about 14: "Here, kid, keep this, and whenever one of the decisions comes up, HERE IS WHAT YOU MUST DO!!!!!" Instead of what I did do....

Politically, I would go back to 1968 and try to keep Bobby Kennedy away from that damn L.A. Hotel!!!! (Or, find Sirhan Sirhan and render him 'inoperable').
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:21 PM
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15. I would spend it
with my parents and my sister.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:29 PM
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16. february 2000 -- sell, sell, sell
You can't fix a screwed-up relationship or turn around a life in an hour, and you sure as hell can't change the world in that amount of time, but you could place a market order in approximately 5 minutes, even in those so-long-ago days of dial-up modems or, gack, even a live broker you had to speak to on the phone.


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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:38 PM
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17. Sheer Hedonism.
I would go back in time to Paris in the late 1800's. I would visit the art salons. I'd enjoy spending time with Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Braque and Picasso - and perhaps be invited to dinner at the home of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. I could make omelets!

No, I don't think I'd stay. But I wouldn't mind going back to visit now and again.
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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:53 PM
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18. Go back to the Munich beer-hall putsch and shoot Hitler and the other top
Nazis present.

As a side benefit, this would deny Prescott Bu$h the chance to get rich as a Nazi investment banker; the Bu$hes would then be just another middle-class Rethug wingnut family. And we'd have been spared GHWB and GWB's presidencies.
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Darth_Ole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:00 PM
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21. I would go back to 1991
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 10:00 PM by Darth_Ole
and bet big money that Kirby Puckett would hit a game winning home run in the 11th inning of World Series Game 6.

What a great sports moment.
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Ein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:00 PM
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30. Ever watch the twilight zone?
They had an episode about going back and killing hitler. It adhered to the theory of time travel that if you go back and try to change history it will always be interrupted by something. very interesting watch.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:02 PM
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22. I go meet...
The people who built Stonehenge. Aren't you curious??
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:05 PM
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23. I would travel to NYC in 1957...

...to attend one of Alan Freed's multi-artist rock 'n' roll concerts at the Brooklyn Paramount. If I could choose the line-up, it would include Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, and the Del-Vikings.
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Too Smart To Fight Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:22 PM
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24. Karl Marx.
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 10:28 PM by Too Smart To Fight
I would go back and tell him that his legacy would breed countless despots, and dictator And that it would do more harm to the Proletariat than any other single idea in history. Might tell him to see a doctor about the carbuncles, and then spend the rest of the time arguing.
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Samuraimad Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:28 PM
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25. Boston-Logan Airport, Sept. 11, 2001.
"Stop those men, oh, and stop these 3 other flights also."

Prehaps things wouldn't be so grim now. Not to mention pleanty of lives saved.
then again, popping hitler in WWI doesn't sound to bad either.
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Ponderer Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:41 PM
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28. I had a weird dream like that come to think of it
I was thinking we can prevent WWIII and save the economy.

I just forgot what airport they flew out and since I was already back in time I couldn't find out (plus it was a dream). I only had 3 hours to save everything.

In the end, I failed. The planes still crashed as I watched TV in some crummy apartment.
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Samuraimad Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 12:05 AM
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32. whoa....
sounds like a dream I would have.
I always seem to fail in my dreams. Especially when its a life or death, and the DAMN GUN NEVER WORKS!!! lol...
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Ponderer Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:38 PM
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26. I'd stop the 1963 assassination
of JFK
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:57 PM
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29. Golgotha
Just to see what really happened.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:14 PM
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31. November 18, 2002.
Two days before my grandmother died. I'd give anything to spend more time with her. I miss her like nothing else in this world...
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