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    NewGoldDream NewGoldDream is offline
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    If you could have lived at any time in any country...when and where

    would that be?

    I mean, if you could have say lived for one decade anywhere else in the world outside Ireland at any time over the millennia, what would you pick? Assuming - before people all say about how poverty was rife in such and such a place - that you were of say what we now label the middle class, I don't think anyone would settle for starving in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

    I think I would pick America in the 1950s. There must have been something quite exciting, home appliances were making life easier, people had access to cars and television, people had access to education, it seemed like a whirl of rock n roll and bobbysocks and diners. Though that would have to be tempered by one obvious requirement, that is that one would have to be Caucasian to enjoy those benefits.

    I know people might go for Austria or Paris when philosophers clashed in cafés, but my other choice would be very lowbrow. London, England, 1985-1995. I suspect some here may have toiled in England at that time and might laugh. But would love to have been there when dance and house music exploded and before the clampdown on raves. Every weekend must have been a whirl.
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    You're obviously not a woman so, the new appliances in 50s America were to give womwn more time, so they could apply make-up and a nice frock for the breadwinner coming home.

    I would choose, Middle Earth, The Shire, just before the battles!!
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    Working on the ship that carried Diarmuid McMurrogh to Britain. I would have stabbed the phucker and threw his body overboard.
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    Thread should read: If you could have lived at any time in any country...when and where (and being caucasion of course)

    They wouldnt have had much time in 1950s America for FF gombeenmen.
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    25-35AD in Judaea. So long as I could bring a video camera...
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    Ireland 1998 to 2008.

    I could have made and saved a fortune with hindsight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post

    I know people might go for Austria or Paris when philosophers clashed in cafés, but my other choice would be very lowbrow. London, England, 1985-1995. I suspect some here may have toiled in England at that time and might laugh. But would love to have been there when dance and house music exploded and before the clampdown on raves. Every weekend must have been a whirl.
    I was there for some of that period, it was a lot more dull than you imagine, though my refusal to partake of chemical assistance no doubt coloured my view. I really liked the period in the early 90s when jungle started though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    25-35AD in Judaea. So long as I could bring a video camera...

    The battery would be long dead by the time things got interesting. Focus!
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    -> Quit
    Are you sure you wish to quit this life ? Any progress will not be saved.

    -> Yes.
    Game over. Do you wish to load a previous saved game ?

    > Load 1994.
    Loading 1994. " Ireland - Year before leaving cert". Please wait.
    ........
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    NewGoldDream NewGoldDream is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    ...refusal to partake of chemical assistance...really liked the period in the early 90s when jungle started though...
    Does not compute!
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