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bighead384
09-13-2012, 06:18 AM
what are the first two things you would do?

Tijs
09-13-2012, 06:22 AM
1. Panic;
2. Get institutionalized.

holland25
09-13-2012, 08:39 AM
1. Get whipped and imprisoned
2. Die

Jojan
09-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Figure out what I will do
Try to do so

Godxilla
09-13-2012, 11:36 AM
1. Get a gun-fast
2. Start learning Algonquin.

Outerspaceman21
09-13-2012, 12:30 PM
1. Get a Musket
2. Score some Peyote

KTILLA23
09-13-2012, 05:17 PM
1. Find water
2. Look for a look out point

KickHimWhenHe'sDown
09-13-2012, 08:11 PM
1. Freak out because I'm several kilometers from civilization.
2. Continue freaking out.

Tiny Vessels
09-13-2012, 09:30 PM
1) invent something
2) get married
3) die at the age of 30 probably

Yeah.

Harleyquiiinn
10-31-2012, 01:52 AM
Off with their heads !


Also, I'd write a constitution.

I mean, if I am a male of course.

If I am a female, I'd probably be working in a field somewhere. or in a brothel.

KyleW
10-31-2012, 02:09 AM
1) Work for countless hours and save up as much money as possible for 2 years
2) Gamble it all on the exact date and reason for the death of King William III
3) Retire with plentiful wenches and mead.

Baldwin
10-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Die.

Your body has no natural resistance against the minor diseases from 300 years ago, so you'd almost immediately die of a virus the locals can shrug off. Also, the food would be packed with more bacteria and pathogens than your pansy modern FDA-approved body could handle, the water would give you cholera, and if you set foot within 50 yards of any town or city you'd go down with camp fever quicker than you could blink. That's assuming your funny clothes and accent don't get you immediately hanged for being a witch, or a heretic, or a spy for whatever country your country is at war with at the time.

The second thing I'd do is start to decompose, I guess.

Paint_It_Black
11-01-2012, 05:56 AM
1) Take passage on the first ship crossing the channel.
2) Hope Harley isn't working in a field.

prettyflyforablackchick
11-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Attempt to flee via Underground Railroad.

If I fail, become enslaved and/or kill self.
If I succeed, get married and have kids because that's what most women did back then. :(

bornlie
11-04-2012, 07:03 AM
what are the first two things you would do?

1. try to find cell phone signal
2. when that doesn't work, panic

bighead384
11-04-2012, 07:10 AM
You know, I can't figure out how I'd do it, but I know the objective would be to establish credibility as a guy from the future who knows more stuff than everybody else without scaring the living shit out of everyone.

If this worked, I'm sure I'd have no trouble getting laid. That might be weird though, because these would be people who are actually dead. And who don't shave their armpits. Or shower daily.

bornlie
11-04-2012, 07:15 AM
You know, I can't figure out how I'd do it, but I know the objective would be to establish credibility as a guy from the future who knows more stuff than everybody else without scaring the living shit out of everyone.

If this worked, I'm sure I'd have no trouble getting laid. That might be weird though, because these would be people who are actually dead. And who don't shave their armpits. Or shower daily.

just bust out an ipod and they will worship you like a god.

Baldwin
11-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Absolutely they would.

http://www.inquisition-art.net/images/kazn/Koster/burning-04.jpg

Dulce
12-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Uno•Bring back the Dinosaurs.
Dos•Believe in a happy eternal life.
3• Aviation flying my own jet.
4• :rolleyes:

Alison
12-02-2012, 11:43 AM
Uno•Bring back the Dinosaurs.
Dos•Believe in a happy eternal life.
3• Aviation flying my own jet.
4• :rolleyes:

The dinosaurs were well dead by the 1700's.



What would I do?
Suffer under the British.... haha, no. I'd visit as many places as possible to see what they looked like back then compared to now. Very exciting.

T-6005
12-03-2012, 06:43 AM
You know, I can't figure out how I'd do it, but I know the objective would be to establish credibility as a guy from the future who knows more stuff than everybody else without scaring the living shit out of everyone.

If this worked, I'm sure I'd have no trouble getting laid. That might be weird though, because these would be people who are actually dead. And who don't shave their armpits. Or shower daily.

Why does everyone assume that this would be so easy?

Concerning large-scale historical trends, saying things like "Oh, the Americans will win their independence" or "John Hancock will be a signatory to the declaration" or even "The British will burn down the White House" would essentially be seen as the equivalent to being a pundit. It would take some serious micro-level knowledge to impress upon someone that you actually know the future.

We had people forecast the market crash and the recession, but we don't treat them as if they know the future. It would be similar except that people would assume that you make outlandish claims routinely.

"That bighead," they'll say. "He's a loon, but he may be right about the war. Seems to know who'll win the next battle even if he's not sure where it is. Who knows, who knows. Might be right."

Dulce
12-11-2012, 03:20 PM
If I built a time machine, I'd bring back the dinosaurs and all of the greatest musicians that I still keep on listening to their stuff. XD

samseby
12-12-2012, 06:14 AM
I'd most likely be sentenced to the stake in no time ... :p

Harleyquiiinn
12-12-2012, 06:22 AM
If I built a time machine, I'd bring back the dinosaurs and all of the greatest musicians that I still keep on listening to their stuff. XD

You know, it's been proven that bringing Dinosaurs back to life was not such a good idea... (source : HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bim7RtKXv90) )

Chainsaw
12-12-2012, 07:56 AM
Ha, good one.

Dulce
12-12-2012, 05:29 PM
You know, it's been proven that bringing Dinosaurs back to life was not such a good idea... (source : HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bim7RtKXv90) )

Jurassic Park. Where's Dino and Barney? :rolleyes: