Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top Ten Things FLG Would Visit With A Time Machine

In no particular order:
1) The trial of Socrates
2) Battle of Thermopylae
3) Alexander crossing the Hellespont
4) Crucifixion of Christ
5) Wright Brothers' flight
6) Lincoln-Douglas debates
7) Jazz Age Paris
8) Signing of the U.S. Constitution
9) Assassination of Julius Caesar
10) Columbus' discovery of the new world

Honorable mentions:
Zheng He's fleet embarking. Trinity nuclear test. Renaissance Florence. California Gold Rush. O.K. Corral. Travel the Silk Road. Stonehenge in 2000 BC or something. Queen Victoria's Jubilee I'm sure there are others...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might find the Resurrection more interesting than the Crucifixion.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahha.

I used to ponder this all the time. Then I realized that if I did actually travel back in time I would need a trunk of tampons, another trunk of antibiotics & painkillers and a dentist with all of his equipment to travel with me and that probably wouldn't work. Historically speaking time traveling machines have have really only had enough room for one adult or a small child and a talking dog. Now with Obama in charge,time machines have be even smaller and greener.

Mrs. P

FLG said...

Anonymous:
No way. The questions revolving around the human-divine duality are best answered at the moment of crucifixion.

Mrs. P:
I'd squeeze in with Sherman and Mr. Peabody in a second.

Anonymous said...

The creation of the world and other business

Andrew Stevens said...

A TARDIS would resolve all of Mrs. P's difficulties, though it probably is illegal to own and operate in the United States.

dance said...

Connie Willis has some books in which historians in the future study the past by way of time machine. The Doomsday Book sucked me in and I read it in one sitting, but I hear there are others I haven't gotten around to yet. Mrs P, it spends quite a lot of time on the day-to-day problems of tampons and antibiotics.

I recall being very struck by this story.

arethusa said...

Just out of curiosity, aren't you interested in anything between AD 29 or so and ca. 1400?

FLG said...

Dance:

I'll have to check those out. Thanks.

Arethusa:

Coronation of Charlemagne in 800 should be an honorable mention.

Renaissance Girl said...

Re: Thermopylae: Have you read the book _Gates of Fire_ by Stephen Pressfield? You should.

FLG said...

I have read Gates of Fire. Good book.

 
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