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If you could travel back in time.... And be someone....?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Feek, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Feek


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    There's a thread asking if you could travel back in time and be an observer, where would you go.

    This is a bit different. If you could travel back in time and be someone, experience what they experience, feel what they felt - Who would you choose and why? What would you want to experience?

    Newton when the apple fell on his head?

    William the Conquerer when he defeated King Harold?

    Queen Victoria as she was crowned?

    Winston Churchill when he made the "fight them on the beaches" speech?

    Freddie Mercury when he was happy with Bohemian Rhapsody?

    You get the idea.

    Who, when, why?
  2. billysielu


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    Some rich guy who got all the hottest ladies. Ideally since bush control became a thing. So not much time travel required.
  3. Terminal_Boy


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    Hugh Hefner on the opening night of the Playboy Mansion.

    Bring on the Poontang Apocalypse!
  4. godinman


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    Maybe Newton during his eureka moment.
  5. Pringle W


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    Do we include parallel universes as well ;)
  6. Feek


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    Oh for crying out loud, I meant Newton. I've had too much to drink and therefore I've edited my post as well! ;)
  7. shadow_boxer


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    Neil Armstrong. First man on the moon.
  8. I fancy boys


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    Me when I was about 10-11, armed with all the knowledge I have now. Life on easy street :)
  9. ScoTTyBEEE

    Wise Guy

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    Jesus. But I’d turn all their wine into water.
  10. robfosters


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    Bobby Moore, 1966, to see what winning the World Cup as England captain felt like.
  11. SexyGreyFox

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    Neil Armstrong stepping on the Nevada Desert Moon
  12. Ayahuasca


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    Genghis Khan
  13. Housey

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    Jimmy Clark taking a day off and missing the 68 Hokenheim race

    Ayrton Senna having a race off at Imola

    Joh Jellicoe and David Beatty at Jutland, doing it better.
  14. viathinair

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    Yeah, that's what I'd choose, and around that age too. I'd just need to have my mind somehow "refreshed" from current stress etc. and I'd be good. Or maybe with my current knowledge regardless at such a young age I'd possibly go insane!
  15. JOSH


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    Kennedy, avoiding book repositories and getting rid of the soft top.
  16. tnx

    Wise Guy

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    If I could turn back time ? I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay !
  17. Sudden


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    Same :)

    Or Alexander the Great.

    Be such a different lifestyle to experience (and the whole not losing at war would be helpful!)
  18. ElliorR


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    I’d go back a few weeks and be Pasha Kovalev for obvious reasons.
  19. wedrum


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    Jimmy Saville
  20. LewisRaz

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    This is way too wrong for a friday morning post