A different era.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dnthmn2004, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    We have all thought of it at one time or another. Weather it was during a good movie, thinking of it while working, or when the news pukes more sh1t about how stupid our government is.

    So, which era in the past would you have rather lived in? Also, what status in the community would you have liked to be?

    Myself, I would love to live in Medieval times as a blacksmith. Something about that period in time being brutal and savage appeals to me:cool:. I would choose to be a blacksmith because it was a respected and necessary trade. I love creating functional "art" with my hands and I am starting to dabble in the art of blacksmithing.
     
  2. AsmelEduardo

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    Samurai @ Feudal Japan

    I would love to live in feudal Japan as Samurai. The appeal to me is their correctness and simple but strict rules. Maybe they don't had the technologies that other cultures have at the same period of timeline, but I could easily live like they lived, and a Samurai it's a noble profession based on loyalty, principles and values.:p
     

  3. Dillinger

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    That's a tough question actually. Do I get to know what I know now ( tactics, weapons, sports, financials ?) :D

    Or do I have to be born and raised in that time?

    Samurai is a good choice, I might have gone there, except that I have studied them quite a bit and their life wasn't an easy one, nor was it always a long one. :p

    Times of Sir Richard and the Knights Templar might have been quite interesting. Except for that whole King Phillip of France + Church debacle. I could probably do without that me thinks. Hand made dnthmn original on my hip or not. LOL

    The Norsemen had it pretty good for a few generations. Travel, exotic locales, epic battles, raping, pilaging, plundering.... then again, they lost a lot of men at sea, and quite frankly I hate being cold & wet at the same time. :eek:

    Working for the Pinkertons in the old west might have been a good job for me. Pay was good, got to shoot bad guys on a relatively consistant basis, got to travel ( though by stage coach or train ), newer, better weapons than the cowboys and indians had. There was that whole "marked man" thing though....

    I think I would have rather been born a Highlander, back in the day of the advent of sword and steel. Then I would have had time to learn everything and advance my station in life without fear of "old age" and retirement woes. I could constantly be improving skill sets, and having running sword battles through the streets of interesting places, plus if I was low on cash, I could always rob a few banks and if I got shot in the process, it would heal up in a few days time.

    I am officially going with Born a Highlander for the win!

    JD
     
  4. iloveguns

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    I would live in the old west and by god I would give billy the kid a run for his money. Hell yeah I would be an outlaw, robbing trains. Thats the way to make a living back then. Or maybe I would own a saloon with all them WHORES:D
     
  5. cpttango30

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    WOW a Knight an outlaw a Samuri, and a Blacksmith.

    Me I would choose colonial era america. I would chose to be a wealthy virginia land owner. With the ear of Washington, Mason, and Jefferson. Why that way I could enhance the building of the Greatest nation the world has ever known.

    That is if I could have the knowladge I have today with me back then. One thing I would help them work on is the 2nd Amendment making them make it a little more precise that it is now. Think a 2nd Amendment that no liberal could f with. HA HA HA How life would be so much more nice.
     
  6. user4

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    late 50's early 60's era America. I enjoy my electricity and hot showers too much. I'd buy Impalas, and Mustangs, Olds 442 for those dirt cheap prices. I'd also buy up coastal property in California.
     
  7. ScottG

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    Just live here guys, we need you all to help battle the vermin infesting our halls of government....
     
  8. Cnynrat

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    There are some interesting ideas here already. I like the idea of living in Colonial times to have the opportunity to shape the destiny of our country, especially if we can take some knowledge of the present back with us.

    For me, I've developed a deep interest in the early 1800's in the U.S. I would like to live the life of a mountain man in the American West. If had the chance to go along on the Lewis & Clark expedition I would have been one of those who headed back into the mountains instead of returning to St Louis.

    I am drawn to that time and the fur trappers who populate that history based on two factors. First, they are about as close to being totally self sufficient as I can imagine. Their survival depended completely and absolutely on their own skills and wits. I have a fascination with facing that test. Rest assured I have no illusions, if I were transported back to that time with my current skills I might very well be dead within a month, but if I had the chance to grow up in that time I think it would be different.

    The second factor is the freedom from society's restrictions. Society has closed in around all of us to one extent or another in the last 200 years. Living in modern society has benefits, primarily in the degree of comfort we enjoy, but it also imposes many restrictions and limitations. I'm not sure it has been a good trade off. I'd like to live in a time when you could still chose whether to live inside or outside the boundaries imposed by society.
     
  9. ScottG

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    I figure anytime after the invention of toilet paper is a pretty good era to be in. That wipey with the handy thing ain't my bag....
     
  10. McNabb11b

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    A trader about the time of the French and Indian war, or a soldier in WWII. 101st Airborne. Hooah!
     
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  12. skullcrusher

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    Nice death wish, McNuts. Why not a foot soldier in Napoleon's Invasion of Russia? :eek:
     
  13. bkt

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    Ancient Rome (in Rome proper, not some outlying province) about 100AD. Wealthy-but-low-profile merchant/businessman. Nice house, indoor hot and cold running water, great climate, good food...they even had halfway decent doctors who, centuries before Leeuwenhoek, understood contamination and the necessity of sterilizing equipment.

    Any Trekkies here? Remember the Atavachron?
     
  14. c3shooter

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    Well, as strange as it gets sometimes, I like right now. Suggested reading if you can find a copy- "The good old days- they were TERRIBLE". Some things we don't even think of today- like typhoid, typhus, polio, smallpox, yellow fever- or dieing from an abscessed tooth- from a lack of dental care, and no penicillin. Ever see the rations that a Civil War soldier (either side) had- or the medical care (Here, bite on this for a minute whilst I saws yer leg off) Anyone in love with horses- have you shoveled a stable? (I have) The past might be a fun place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. Now, the year 2100.......
     
  15. skullcrusher

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    Oh yeaa, the year 2100. Living in the Earth Alliance of Obama. Absolute Camelot and Eden in one! No worries, no evil, no job needed, harlots in every home...sounds good to me. Of course, this is post Muslim Armageddon after the world has been converted to Islam and the fire has killed all remaining infidels. :p
     
  16. GarandGuy

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    Seeing as how my Father was in WWII, I think I'd have liked to live in the same era. I saw the "More Modern Military" with my time in the service and it seemed that my Dad was right about his humble opinion. We were both NCO's but he had me beat by 3 more stripes. Also I prefer the weaponry of the WWII era vs. the "Modern Miracles" we have now. So I don't see it as a "death wish" like someone said above, I consider it a blessing to have an M-1 Garand, or a B.A.R. and a .45 over an M-16 / M-4, or 9mm Beretta "Euro Pellet", as I have seen this pistol worded as in such in a forum I used to go to some years ago. :D
     
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  17. McNabb11b

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    Are you kidding? Greatest military unit in the world now and then. Also then they had better weapons and sharp uniforms. They don't make cadence for pogues. ;)
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Oh- so ya been there, huh? When did you get back? :rolleyes:

    My point was- the change between 1909 and 2000 will not begin to compare to the change between now and 2100.

    And frankly, this old fart would still like to be around in 2100, since that would put me in the Guiness Book of Records (see Oldest Living Human) :D

    And it would give me a chance to take some of my great great great great grandkids out shooting.
     
  19. cpttango30

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    AH Yes the me travel computer to escape the Supernova. From the episode All our Yesterdays.


    OK now that I have elivated myself to the 39th level of geek superstardom. I must tell you of a few cool things I have found. They have the coolest keyboard and it is only $1589.99. Each key has a programable screen on the top of the key. You can also get interactive Tribbles and if you have a quest you better stock up on Mana Energy Potion and Health Energy Potion.

    ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses
     
  20. hillbilly68

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    None for me thanks. I prefer now for sure. I guess that you would have to have your memory blasted of all things technological if you had the option or it would really be miserable. There are a lot of things we dont have to worry about that existed in the past. Would I like to go back for a visit? Yup. Would I like to see some things brought forward that we had that are gone? (values for one) Yup. Would I like to go back and see the dentist in the 70's again? F- NO! :eek:
    A lot of the tech we could do without, I think we throw away a lot of our free time that could be spent doing some things that we used to do as a matter of course. But some of it Ill take over the past.