Time Machine


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @Jermofoot:

    @JWW:

    @Jermofoot:

    I’d go back maybe 5 years and retain the one that got away.�  Then I’d be happy even knowing when the world was ending.

    I remember when you wrote about this 5 years ago, sorry to hear you haven’t gotten over it.

    It’s been about 3 and half.  In hindsight, I wouldn’t change it, because that would be the one (and she says I am, not sure I believe that).

    Wouldn’t be so bad if I haven’t had a string of bad luck, and that when her last relationship fell apart she tried to spark things back up again.  But we live no where near each other and probably wouldn’t be able to for a long time.  So it just worked me up for nothin’.

    …at least I don’t have to worry about Valentine’s Day!  Again…

    In all seriousness,

    Gargantua offers a service that can resolve these challenges, and achieve impossible goals.

    Let me know if you really want it that bad, we’ll talk payment (not always just money), and I’ll get to work.



  • @Gargantua:

    @Jermofoot:

    @JWW:

    @Jermofoot:

    I’d go back maybe 5 years and retain the one that got away.��  Then I’d be happy even knowing when the world was ending.

    I remember when you wrote about this 5 years ago, sorry to hear you haven’t gotten over it.

    It’s been about 3 and half.�  In hindsight, I wouldn’t change it, because that would be the one (and she says I am, not sure I believe that).

    Wouldn’t be so bad if I haven’t had a string of bad luck, and that when her last relationship fell apart she tried to spark things back up again.�  But we live no where near each other and probably wouldn’t be able to for a long time.�  So it just worked me up for nothin’.

    …at least I don’t have to worry about Valentine’s Day!�  Again…

    In all seriousness,

    Gargantua offers a service that can resolve these challenges, and achieve impossible goals.

    Let me know if you really want it that bad, we’ll talk payment (not always just money), and I’ll get to work.

    It’s ok, Garg, you don’t have to sellout your butthole for me.

    I’m fine with the way things are.  I’m really busy anyway.  Studying, working two jobs, raising a kid, brewing beer, trying to write a book, and getting in shape (lost about 30 lbs. since a year and a half ago or so).  I wouldn’t have time for sweet, sweet loving anyway…


  • 2017 '16 '15

    @JWW:

    Go back to the 80’s and bag another dozen chicks in H.S. that I choose to pass on at the time……and then a few more in college that I passed on etc…

    HA HA HA!  What more is there?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @MrMalachiCrunch:

    I always thought a great premise for a Sci-Fi movie would be a last chance to save humanity from an alien invasion rested with time travel and one individual with perhaps a few gadgets say 20-50 Kilos worth.  That individual’s diplomacy, information and tactical/strategic acumen is placed back in time in order to jump start technical civilization at a point early enough that we could in time withstand the alien onslaught.

    What time and civilization would be picked and how would the change take place?    Perhaps the limits would be any time in the last 3000 years.  Ancient Egypt with a few Ipads teaching the ancients on how to turn copper into wires and electric motors/generators.

    Only a confederate united states could pull this victory off.

    Or an un-seperated British Empire!


  • '12

    I’d be interested in reading an alternate history novel of how the world might be with an un-separated British Empire.



  • @MrMalachiCrunch:

    I’d be interested in reading an alternate history novel of how the world might be with an un-separated British Empire.

    Same here.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Call me Mr. Thicky Thicko, but want do you mean “un-seperated British Empire”?
    Thanks.


  • '12

    If the US War of Independence had not occurred.  North America would have evolved as a ‘Dominion’ of Great Britain rather than what is now Canada.  Perhaps a parliamentary system as exists in Canada and Britain but not as separate nations but as one large parliament as exists now in Great Britain for Wales, Scotland, England and N. Ireland.  By the 1900s we would see what is now Britain as a ‘Dominion’ of North America where the real power was in NA based on having 6-7 times the population of Isles of Britain as it stands now.

    The 1800s play out completely different and England dominates the world.  On the other hand the expansion into North America may have occurred more slowly.  Perhaps the Americas with no strong English expansionist tendencies are more heterogeneous and a place of constant warfare.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Thank you Malachi.


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I agree with MrMalachiCrunch 100% as usual.


  • 2020 2018 '16 '13 '12

    How about an unseparated Russian Empire Stretching from Germany, encompassing Poland, the Baltic states, central Asia, all the way to the Bering Straight! Throwing their weight around all over Africa, Latin America and even south Asia! Now that would have made world history interesting…

    Oh the what ifs…


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I would enlist to kill Russians… lol


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Canuck12:

    How about an unseparated Russian Empire Stretching from Germany, encompassing Poland, the Baltic states, central Asia, all the way to the Bering Straight!

    Not long after the end of the war in Europe, an American official (I think it was the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union) spoke to Stalin and said something along the lines of, “It must be very gratifying for you to have captured Berlin, after all the suffering that your people went through during the war.”  Stalin looked back at him and said, “Tsar Alexander got all the way to Paris.”



  • One of the pictures that sticks in my memory from my Western Civilization class was of a huge bearded Tzarist soldier in Paris after France defeat in 1815.



  • Correct if im wrong, did Russia own Alaska in the 19 century??? Imagine if they still did….


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @empireman:

    Correct if im wrong, did Russia own Alaska in the 19 century??? Imagine if they still did….

    I would enlist to kill SO many Russians lol…



  • @empireman:

    Correct if im wrong, did Russia own Alaska in the 19 century??? Imagine if they still did….

    Wonder how the Cold War would have been?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @empireman:

    Correct if im wrong, did Russia own Alaska in the 19 century

    Yes.  As I recall, Russia then sold Alaska to the U.S. – an interesting case of Russian capitalism (though admittedly in the pre-Soviet period).


  • '12

    Nothing like a heavily indebted nation having to sell territory to pay the bills.  Say….how much for Florida?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    $13


  • '12

    Less now that they are forcing all the out of country tourists to get an international license.  So much for US independence!

    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/02/14/canadians-need-international-driving-permit-in-florida

    Canada really needs to get an 11th province in the tropics where our snow birds can keep their money patriated!

    http://www.journalinteret.com/politique/turks-and-caicos-the-eleventh-province/


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '12

    probably December 1942, Stalingrad… what!?!?!?  😮

    that’s the last place I’d want to be… or is it?  😉


  • 2019 2018 2017 '16

    You don`t mind the cold KARL7 do ya??



  • @Karl7:

    probably December 1942, Stalingrad… what!?!?!?   😮

    that’s the last place I’d want to be… or is it?  😉

    As a Russian or German?


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