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Which era in your country's history do you feel would have suited you best & why?

Asked by ucme (45991points) April 9th, 2010

Depending on which country you were born in, would anytime in history have suited or brought the best out in you other than now for whatever reasons?

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marinelife's avatar

I think that I would like to have lived during World War II, because I could have made a contribution to the war effort.

davidbetterman's avatar

The wild west…‘cause I have a very fast quickdraw.

stump's avatar

I often have the fantasy of going back in time to pre-Norman invasion Ireland. When I think critically about it, I probably wouldn’t survive (and I would miss toilet paper desperately). But the very loose and wild social structures and the Celtic ornamentation and bardic tradition are very attractive to me.

Blackberry's avatar

I’d rather live sometime in the future. History is filled with too much ignorance, even the present is. Some of us are too logical to live in this time period lol. But I think I would pick the civil rights era so I could march with MLK lol. That was a great turning point and I wish I could have been there and felt the triumph of finally receiving equal rights. I hope gay people feel the same feeling soon.

CaptainHarley's avatar

The wild, wild West, no contest! : D

stump's avatar

@Blackberry I am afraid the future will have a lot of ignorance in it, too. I hope I am wrong.

rahm_sahriv's avatar

1800s. As a man, not a woman. I would not be a woman any earlier in history than I already am.

Blackberry's avatar

@stump I know you are right, I’m just fantasizing is all.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Looks like I’ll be seeing @davidbetterman and @CaptainHarley.
I am a very good shot and think I would do alright;))

Silhouette's avatar

1960’s I was and always will be a hippie. Peace!

CaptainHarley's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

WOOT! We’ll call ourselves the Fluther Gang and terrorize the countryside! LMAO!

Nullo's avatar

The 40s and 50s, Stateside. Especially if I could bring what I know with me.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CaptainHarley -I’m there! What color horse?

davidbetterman's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille @CaptainHarley

We are the champions…of the west!

I have a white stallion! Hi Ho Silver!

CaptainHarley's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

Why black stallions, of course! : D

TexasDude's avatar

I should have been born in 1868 and died in 1959.

That way I would have been able to witness most of the events in history that interest me the most.

The end of the Victorian Era, Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, the 20’s U.S., both World Wars, and the beginning of the Cold War.

Oh, and the golden age of military surplus sales

CaptainHarley's avatar

@davidbetterman

LMAO! Frakkin “A” right! : D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@davidbetterman -Dern straight.
@CaptainHarley -I like grey horses but am willing to dye my hair the color of Black Beauty’s LMAO!

Jude's avatar

The 30’s.

The costumes (outfits), music, old Crosleys, and the starlets (Joan Crawford, Garbo, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis and Josephine Baker ).

My favorite movie of all time is Henry and June.

A bit of an obesession of mine. See my profile.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@davidbetterman

The 1812 Overture! Not bad. : )

ucme's avatar

Would I get kicked out of Dodge dressed as my Avatar? I could be Marshall i’d give em the ole rootin tootin dag nabbit cold hard stare. Or maybe not.

DominicX's avatar

Although it would’ve been fun to live in the 1880s or 1920s or something and I am very interested in those time-periods, I don’t think being gay in any other time-period other than now would’ve been so great.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The future era.

davidbetterman's avatar

@CaptainHarley

Here’s an interview with Tonto!

CaptainHarley's avatar

@ The Fluter Gang… I hear they’s gonna be sum fun at that “OK Corrall” next week. Whut say we mosey on up that a’ways ‘n see whut kinna trubble we kin stir up? : )

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -They’d love you and would worship your fashion sense!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CaptainHarley -May I just shoot something?LOL

davidbetterman's avatar

@CaptainHarley Ahm loadin’ up mah over-under raght now…

cazzie's avatar

I want to go back and meet Mary Wollstonecraft and hang out with her and her ‘salon’ group.

CaptainHarley's avatar

[ Gives @lucillelucillelucille lots of targets to ventilate! ] : D

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Yeah but farting round the camp fire after a bean feast would cause chafing to my thighs.Those hotpants tend to pinch my buns.I know you cowfolk laugh it up.

CaptainHarley's avatar

“Cowfolk?” “COWFOLK??” Them’s fightin’ words, Hombre!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CaptainHarley -I like the way you think!
@ucme -Here—dust your ass with this gunpowder! LOL

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Just following the Fluter gang, alias the smelly pit trio, as they shoot up the town.

CaptainHarley's avatar

ROFLMAO!!!!

Here’s another possibility for a “theme song:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OT0ebaaTs

CaptainHarley's avatar

“I’m a cowboy. One a steel horse I ride. I’m wanted, dead or alive!”

WOOT!

CaptainHarley's avatar

Jon Bon Jovi!

ucme's avatar

Yeah on reflection i’‘ll pass on the wild west frontier, bit too camp for my tastes.Now I must save England, medieval times yay.

Jude's avatar

The music from Henry and June:

Parlez-Moi d’Amour – Lucienne Boyer

I Found a Million Dollar Baby

Okay, enough about me. I’ll stop. =)

CaptainHarley's avatar

The notorious Fluther Gang rides again! Yeeeeee Hawwwww, y’all! : D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme- what’s the first rule of fluther gang???

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Try not to smell much worse than your horse?

Jude's avatar

I still want to marry @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard. :)

And, we’ll have little French babies. French Acadian here, doncha’ know?

;-)

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille To lurve one another?

TexasDude's avatar

@jjmah, i do! mwah!

phoebusg's avatar

Now +2000 years. Because I hope first of all that we will have survived, but also achieved a much more enjoyable societal, technological and cultural stage. Earthling culture represents me more than any one nation. Where you are born and with what genes is an ‘accident’.

I know I answered my own question here, but making a point :)

CaptainHarley's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
@davidbetterman

Rules of The Fluther Gang:

1. Take no prisoners, they cost too much to feed.
2. Bathe at least once every two weeks whether you need to or not.
3. Horses come first. First you feed your horse, then YOU get to eat.
4. The only good lawman is one we can bribe.
5. We rob banks ‘cause that’s where the money is!
6. We don’t shoot no one unless they gets in our way or aggravates us, like staring at us too long.
7. All loot is shared equally ( unless betterman is as fast as he says, then he gets TWO shares! )
8. For safety’s sake, we all sleep in one bedroll. ( Mwahahahaha! : D )
9. We vote on where to go and what to rob.
10. Anybody messes with one of us, messes with ALL of us! : D

Seek's avatar

I’m trying hard enough to get out of the country as it is today. Frack any earlier time. I have no desire to see “No Irish Need Apply” signs, or worry about the reasons the 2nd amendment was actually written.

davidbetterman's avatar

11. subsection B…no beans

iphigeneia's avatar

I would like to have grown up 1940s Australia. Witness WWII from a relatively safe distance, but more importantly experience the growth that followed the end of the war. Music and fashion-wise, I would have fitted right in. Of course, I would need to make up a very good story about my heritage, and a lack of internet might kill me, but surely it would be worth the experience.

boffin's avatar

The mid to late 30’s I would have loved to fly and crew with Dr. Hugo Eckener’s Graf Zeppelin.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@davidbetterman

LMAO! You guys are tooo much! : ))

davidbetterman's avatar

@CaptainHarley

I was just thinking about Yosemite Sam, ”I’m the rootinest, tootinest, shootinest hombre north, south, east, and west of the Pecos!!!”

CaptainHarley's avatar

LOL! Yeah, he said it like, ”... annnnnd WEST of the Pecos!” : D

CaptainHarley's avatar

Heh! Looks like ME on a bad hair day! : D

davidbetterman's avatar

You’re a wild man!!!

CaptainHarley's avatar

LMAO! Been called worse, that’s for sure! : D

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