Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If You Could Live Anywhen...

...where would it be? From our friends at AV Club:

Where and when would you most want to live for five years, restricted to a five-mile radius?

Everyone says things like “Oh man, how cool would it be to be in Dealey Plaza during the JFK assassination, or see The Beatles during one of their Cavern Club concerts, or witness ancient Rome?” Well, what if you were given the chance?

Here are the conditions. You’ve been granted a hypothetical ticket to live, in comfort and coherence, during one five-year time period. Maybe you want to be in New York in Chicago during Prohibition, or Victorian London, or France right before the Revolution. (Or during—no judgments.) You’ll be able to understand and speak the language (if needed), have enough disposable cash to live at leisure, and experience whatever you want, with no need for a job. You’ll have a comfy apartment or house to return to, full period wardrobe, and as much time as you need before making this trip to study up on the period you’ll live in.

But you must stay within a five-mile radius of where/whenever you choose to live. Thus you can’t go see the Kennedy assassination, then go zipping around the world to London to watch the birth of the British Invasion, or New York for the early years of Greenwich Village. Want to see the Kennedy assassination? Fine. But then you’re stuck in Dallas for the next five years.

What historical period (and place), in your opinion, offers the most enticing experiences in one five-year period?

I'm thinking either Jerusalem in 30-35 AD or London 1800-1805.

11 comments:

  1. I object to the notion of 'Stuck in Dallas' :D

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  2. I only have a few minutes before I leave. I'm gonna think about this for a bit, good question. Personally, I'd be a little concerned about someone who'd think it would be cool to see Kennedy get shot, but hey, to each his own. (that's not you is it Steve)

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  3. Nope, just passing it along...

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  4. Too many to choose from; but, I'd have to say the last couple years of Moses, then the first couple years of Joshua. Entering the promised land. (Especially if I knew then what I know now)

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  5. forget it KD. you wouldnt like the food at that time/place.

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  6. my choice: the Garden of Eden. fresh food, clean air, and running around naked with the most hottest beautiful woman in the world.
    whats not to like?

    and why didnt you think about it, first?

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  7. I'll go with "Garden of Eden," too, though I've got pretty much what Gino says at home already.

    At least when the kids are asleep.

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  8. but you dont live at my house?

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  9. I had the Garden of Eden when i camped out in Montana with two cats - I had the garden, the animals, I was just missing Adam - my Adam that is.

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  10. Gino, if you want ME running around naked at your home, I'd suggest some pastoral counseling. :^)

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