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Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
12-10-2013, 11:40 PM
Where/when would you go?

(Remember: you can only be an observer, lest you mess up the space time continuum).

Among the many places I would go is The People's Temple Agricultural Project in Guyana shortly before November 18, 1978. Hopefully if I told them I was a prospective member just checking it out before joining, they wouldn't shoot me.

Bill Robertson
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dmc6845
12-10-2013, 11:58 PM
I wish I can go back in time, put some money on the Cubies.

Drewlorean
12-11-2013, 01:29 AM
My Delorean is a time machine! But if it actually worked, I'd go back and get carbed BEFORE dropping $$$$ on k-jet repairs.

Then I'd head to the future and pick up a sports almanac.

NightFlyer
12-11-2013, 03:14 AM
First, I'd probably go back to the Vegas of the '50's, when it was primarily the mob running the town, and '60's, when moguls such as Kirk Kerkorian and Howard Hughes were battling it out for strip supremacy and monopolization against the mob. I'd stay in the best suites that the Landmark, Dunes, Desert Inn, and Stardust had to offer, and a standard room at the original Glass Pool Inn while taking in as many live original rat pack performances as possible - Franky, Sammy, Dean'o, Lawford, Bishop, etc.

http://inoldlasvegas.com/photos/KERKORIANS_INTERNATIONAL_HU.jpg

Second, I'd want to experience a typical emigration out of the City to spend the entire summer at an infamous Borscht Belt resort in the Catskills, such as The Concord, Kutschers, or Grossingers in upstate New York during the 1960's. And along this same train of thought, I'd want to experience the height of '70's cheesiness at the world renowned beautiful Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL7C8ftSu_Y

Finally, I'd want to go back to the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan on July 30, 1975, so that I can witness exactly what happens to the legendary James Riddle Hoffa of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlAAEaxckQ

Duplicate Account
12-11-2013, 09:42 AM
I'd go back to the K-Jet engineering room in a Terminator type operation.

Maybe watch Amelia Earhardt sink into the ocean. I think they'll confirm that wreckage in the next 5 years or so.

OverlandMan
12-11-2013, 12:04 PM
I'd take all my knowledge of the investment markets and indexes and use that to my advantage, where advantageous.

Then I'd pick a small town in west Texas to live. Buy a ranch, build a kick-ass house and shop/barn, and subcon all the crap I don't want to do. Then I'd run for city council and eventually mayor and run the town while scoreboarding all those "beneath me" with my eliteness.

Farrar
12-11-2013, 05:14 PM
I'd go back a couple of centuries, invest a couple of hundred bucks in a bank I know would still be solvent in 2013, and then come back to the present and live off of the interest. :P

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
12-11-2013, 08:39 PM
So much for not messing with the space time continuum. Thank goodness you guys don't really have time machines -- no telling what I'd wake up to tomorrow morning. Remember: look only. I may go back to Dealy Plaza, but I'm definitely not jumping in front of the bullet.

BTW: you don't have to go back several centuries to get a decent interest rate -- I had a plain old 1978 bank CD that earned 17.5% interest. Paid for all my college books and room/board without even touching the principle, which made the down payment on my house when it matured. Too bad it was only 10 years rather than 30.

Bill Robertson
#5939

NightFlyer
12-11-2013, 09:46 PM
I followed the rules... :cool:

Farrar
12-13-2013, 12:53 PM
I had a plain old 1978 bank CD that earned 17.5% interest.

Those must have been during the good old days before the Rise of the MBA Culture and the only purpose of banks became to funnel money to stockholders at whatever cost.

Duplicate Account
12-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Those must have been during the good old days before the Rise of the MBA Culture and the only purpose of banks became to funnel money to stockholders at whatever cost.

Bad old days when inflation was rampant and home loans were over 20%.

Farrar
12-13-2013, 02:40 PM
Bad old days when inflation was rampant and home loans were over 20%.

Yeah, I was half-kidding, but okay.

Timebender
07-06-2015, 05:21 PM
I'd invest in Apple when it was down to $13 a share vs. paying $15 a few years later. I don't think that would be messing with the space-time continuum, and it's becoming clear that we really can't mess up the whole space time continuum - time has a way of fixing itself.

Things I'd like to see and be at:
Opening day of Disneyland, July 17, 1955

People I'd like to meet and hang out with for a day:
Walt Disney.
Albert Einstein.
Steve Jobs when he was young.
Steve Jobs when he was older.
Bill Gates.
HG Wells.
John DeLorean after everything happened.
Harley Earl.
Walt Disney about 5 years after the first time I visited him.
Farrar before he became famous.

Maybe even go back to the late 1800's or 1920's and get my picture taken during some big event in a crowd so people could say "Hey, did you see the time-traveling hipster?"

Btw, a great, highly-underrated time-travel flick, that you would never guess was one by the stupid title, is Kate and Leopold.

Alan
07-06-2015, 09:45 PM
Btw, a great, highly-underrated time-travel flick, that you would never guess was one by the stupid title, is Kate and Leopold.

Yep. We'll done movie... and may I say Meg Ryan?

Timebender
07-06-2015, 10:53 PM
You may.