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If You Could Live In Any Decade...  
User currently offlineFLYB6JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I've always thought about this, so I figured I'd pose the question: If you could live in any decade you wanted, what decade would you choose?

For me it would have to be the 1940's. I just love everything about that time period. Small towns, where everyone knows everyone, the cars, the planes, the sincerity of America back then, and the music. My wife and I have xm radio and we have it hooked up to our stero in the den of our apartment and we will sometimes just turn on the 40's channel and listen for hours.

Feel free to post away, what decade and why you would choose it. Happy posting!

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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2663 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

1860's... just because I have an interest in the Civil War


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User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

1961 onwards because i don't remember much about my childhood,and also the 60s were happy days.


dave


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

If I only count Western civilization, then:


http://www.eryptick.net/oz2002/kuranda/flower-power-020716.jpg



Sadly, I was still shitting in my pants and drinking milk by the time that decade was over.  Sad


User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Being a traitor to my growing-up decades of the 60s and 70s, I'd love to be able to turn the clock back to January the first . . . . . 1990! I loved that decade, the music, the clothes, everything. That was when the fun REALLY started for me.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Express1 and Toast above would run screaming back to the noughties after just a week in those two decades. No home computers, no mobile phones, you had to have money to travel, etc etc. How did we live thorough those years?


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
Being a traitor to my growing-up decades of the 60s and 70s, I'd love to be able to turn the clock back to January the first . . . . . 1990!

Traitor!  Wow!  Smile

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
Toast above would run screaming back to the noughties after just a week in those two decades.

Sure, one always tends to idealize the long gone past. However, I grew up in the 80s, without PCs and mobile phones. There were only a handful of TV channels, and CDs were an expensive novelty. I love my internet, but I honestly could live without it, I think.

I should have added "the 70s, but only in the USA". America was at the time IMO the most progressive, open and free society on Earth. Now Ireland in the 70s, yikes!  Wink

Travel was indeed a problem at the time, costly and entangled in red tape.  Sad However, you could hitchhike safely from Amsterdam to Kabul with other stoned hippies, sampling Central Asia's women at every caravanserai...  drunk 

How the times have changed, for much better AND much worse at the same time!


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 5):
Sure, one always tends to idealize the long gone past. However, I grew up in the 80s, without PCs and mobile phones. There were only a handful of TV channels, and CDs were an expensive novelty. I love my internet, but I honestly could live without it, I think.

I would relive the 80's(only if I have the knowledge that I have now). It was fun the first time, so the second time would be even better.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

I would have to say the 1990's

Fresh Prince

Full House

Doug/Rugrats

Windows 3.1

Windows 95

Super Nintendo

Nintendo 64

Lime green and hot pink clothing

Less political correctness

Not as much "celeberity gossip"

Owning a premium car with not one, but two airbags

HUGE cell phones

Play the stock market bubble to my advantage

Dunk-a-roo's

Airlines still cared about you somewhat



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 5):
Now Ireland in the 70s, yikes!

If you think THAT was bad, you should have been here in the 80s (the first half anyway). The country was quickly going down the tubes and people were leaving the country in droves.

Quoting Toast (Reply 5):
Travel was indeed a problem at the time, costly and entangled in red tape. However, you could hitchhike safely from Amsterdam to Kabul with other stoned hippies, sampling Central Asia's women at every caravanserai...

Now that would have been a thing to do, although I'd have to leave the Central Asian women to you! I remember paying the equivalent of a week's wage to fly to London in the 70s. Even with taxes included, I could buy up to a dozen return flights to London for a week's wage now.

How times change indeed!


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

The 70's.

To see Zeppelin and Pink Floyd in their prime...wow...



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Definitely the 80's. I love that decade and even if I was still a toddler back then, the 80's were the best time of my life, plus the music was much better than the crap that is being shown on MTV or played on the radio, 727s, DC-10s, the L-1011 and Russian planes were in their heyday, and another reason is because PA was still around.

User currently offlineFLYB6JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 7):
Fresh Prince

Full House

You know those are both still on in syndication. I regularly watch Full House on ABC Fam at 12est and again at 3est. Loved that show growing up.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 7):

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Or maybe back to the time where the Vikings ruled in the Nordic region Big grin


User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Always wanted to be a soilder in WW2, i know there were mass casualties and things. But i find it such an interesting time. Also, the Gulf in 91, but i was only 1 then, so not much chance remembering much of it.


Tom



"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

id have to go either with the 1920s or 1980s, the culture of partying and excess is too alluring...shame they both ended in economic downturn. growing up in the 90s though really was quite enjoyable.

User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

The late 50's to early 60's for me. Or the 80's would be another awesome time to go back into. I was a youth in the 80's of course though. I would not mind any era where sexual indulgance is the name of the game though.


There is plenty of room for Gods animals, right next to the mashed potatoes!
User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I would have to say the 1990's ------------------------1980's

Fresh Prince -------------------------------------------------Gene Simmons

Full House-----------------------------------------------------Family Ties

Doug/Rugrats-------------------------------------------------Thundercats/Transformers

Windows 3.1--------------------------------------------------BASIC

Windows 95---------------------------------------------------MS-DOS

Super Nintendo-----------------------------------------------ATARI

Nintendo 64----------------------------------------------------N.E.S.

Lime green and hot pink clothing----------------------Lime green and hot pink hair

Less political correctness--------------------------------NO political correctness

Not as much "celeberity gossip"----------------------just the National Enquirer

Owning a premium car with not one, but two airbags---Owning a car with not a 2 but a 4 bbl carb.

HUGE cell phones------------------------------------------huge corded phones

Play the stock market bubble to my advantage--seeing the dow break 1200 for the first time

Dunk-a-roo's--------------------------------------------------Famous Amos

Airlines still cared about you somewhat-----------Airlines that YOU still cared about

The 80's win

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I'd like to go back to New York City in the 1970's when it really used to be fun city!

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