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Are you an anachronism? Should you have been earlier? Later? I've always sort of felt I was born into the wrong era. Back in high school my old friend Dana and I used to dream that we'd been born in the late-40s/early-50s. Just old enough to have been hippies, of course.
Then there's my involvement with the SCA. Of course, I don't strictly believe I should have been born in the Middle Ages, I wouldn't really have wanted to live back then. Still, it would be nice if we really did have the same standards of beauty that reigned in 1600. ;)
What time period should you have been born in?
-- Lisa (email@example.com), July 22, 2000
Heh. I thought of you when I asked the question, Phil. I had absolutely no doubt what your answer would be. :)
I have to admit, I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have been born about ten years later than I was. I have a feeling high school and college are surprisingly different from what they were (gack) ten years ago.
Okay. Now I'm just depressed. Feh. ;)
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 22, 2000.
Okay, I'm curious, Jacqi. Why those time periods? I can understand the Oregon Trail bit, although I'd've made a horrible pioneer, myself. :) Why the other time periods though?
-- Lisa (email@example.com), July 23, 2000.
Anyone who knows me doesn't really need me to answer that question, do they?:) I'm a huge, huge fans of the pulp era. I think I should have been born in 1910...just old enough to be an adult towards the end of the roaring twenties. A two fisted, hard drinking private dick. Or the wise cracking reporter, or, or...ahh..you get the picture.
-- Phillip Ames (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 22, 2000.
I was born when I should have been born -- in the day and age of Pro Wrestling. Had I been born at any other time my world would have been far to small and prosaic. Only the Rock could save me.
-- Brand "the mad" Robins (Brand_of_Amber@hotmail.com), July 23, 2000.
I should have either been born where I would've been like 14 and able to travel on the Oregon Trail. (So I like I would be 14 in 1848 or around that time) Quite possibly I could've lived in 1799, but I should've been 14 then too and living in a small village community type thing. Or New York City. And last, I should've been like 17 around 1930. If not, I could have easily been the 6th Marx Child. Boy or Girl it wouldn't have mattered. I could've lived on Vaudeville and had no problems. I could live in any era where it wasn't required to go to school and they had no enforced child labor laws.
-- Jacqi McKinney (YQMasbath@phayze.com), July 23, 2000.
Bah! The pro wrestlers in the fifties could kick the ass of the wrestlers in the modern day. The Rock'd get sat on by Haystack Calhoun and be begging for Mercy.
That's another thing that's neat about the pulp era. Sporting events were, well, sporting. BOXing was respectable. How many people ever call it the Sweet Science any more except for ringside announcers? Admittedly, there was the Black Sox scandal
but on the other hand, look at what they're like now...
-- Phillip Ames (email@example.com), July 23, 2000.