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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Who Else Feels They Were Born in the WRONG Century?

    Take me, for example, other than the convenience of the internet, there isn't really much about the 21st or the 20th centuries that really trips my trigger! I think the ideal society would be Renaissance Italy with the internet and bicycles.

    Your take?
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    Not the wrong century, but the wrong time. I think I was born about 30 years too late.

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    Sometimes I feel like I was born when everyone else was, so it's hard to compete against such a large population. Maybe it's just me ...

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    I like the technology so I think I would like to see the 25th century.

    In real life if I had been born even 20 years earlier, I would not have survived more than a few days, even then I was not expected to live and my father was told to make the funeral arrangements...

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    As interesting as we find previous times to have been, there were definitely downsides that would put quite a damper on the nostalgia we think we feel for those times. I too am fascinated by the Renaissance, but recognize that I would have died at about age 30 from appendicitis. It would be stimulating to take a vacation in that era, but I hear one of the other downsides is that their bicycles sucked.

    Me, I'd be most tempted to go back in history and advise Hannibal on putting the coup de grace on Rome, but that would seriously muck up a lot of history.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Sometimes I think it would've been cool to have lived during the middle ages or something, but then there'd be no Foo or mountain bikes. I was born at the perfect time.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    If you think about what I said, I said WITH the internet. I meant socially, and not technologically. The renaissance was a time of great awakening and if they'd had the knowledge we now have today it would have been a true Golden Age.
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    I should have sailed on a 19th century whaler out of nantucket and
    been known for my scrimshaw.
    Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
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    If I were born much earlier medical science would not have been able to keep me from drowining in the fluids my own lungs created. Makes me appreciate the times we live in.

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    Here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. You decide

    Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call,
    Wanted to sail upon your waters
    Since I was three feet tall.
    You've seen it all, you've seen it all.

    Watch the men who rode you,
    Switch from sails to steam.
    And in your belly you hold the treasure
    That few have ever seen, most of them dreams,
    Most of them dreams.

    Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.
    The cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder
    I'm an over forty victim of fate
    Arriving too late, arriving too late.

    I've done a bit of smugglin'
    I've run my share of grass.
    I made enough money to buy Miami,
    But I pissed it away so fast,
    Never meant to last, never meant to last.

    I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
    I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks,
    But I've got to stop wishin',
    Got to go fishin', I'm down to rock bottom again.
    Just a few friends, just a few friends.

    I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
    And though I ran away, they'll come back one day.
    And still could manage a smile
    It just takes awhile, just takes awhile.

    Mother, mother ocean, after all these years I've found
    My occupational hazard being my occupation's
    Just not around.
    I feel like I've drowned,
    Gonna head uptown.
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    Jimmy Buffett - Mother Ocean

    I have that song here at work, so listening to it now

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    My mom always said I was born about a decade or two too late. I was born in 1970, but she always said I should have been a teenager/20something in late 60s because I'd have made a great hippy.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. You decide
    That's always been my absolute favorite Buffet song. "A Pirate Looks At Forty".
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    If you think about what I said, I said WITH the internet. I meant socially, and not technologically. The renaissance was a time of great awakening and if they'd had the knowledge we now have today it would have been a true Golden Age.

    Imagine what Jimi Hendrix music would be like if he had today's technology available !
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    I was born at the right time in my opinion. My basic aptitude served me very well in the computer revolution. I came in at about the right time and I think I am leaving about the right time too. Now I get to participate in a time when many people are thinking about sustainable development, which I also enjoy. I might actually get to be a pioneer in two major change overs.

    What I told my wife I think is correct - if I had been born earlier, I probably would have been burned at the stake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    Jimmy Buffett - Mother Ocean

    I have that song here at work, so listening to it now
    Margaritaville Tequila - If I had a bottle here at work, I would so be makin some blender drinks and toasting you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Take me, for example, other than the convenience of the internet, there isn't really much about the 21st or the 20th centuries that really trips my trigger! I think the ideal society would be Renaissance Italy with the internet and bicycles.

    Your take?
    yeah, cars dont do it for me, I wish I had a horse to travel on

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    Imagine what Jimi Hendrix music would be like if he had today's technology available !
    Oh yeah! Or how about Paganini? Or Wagner, or Mozart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Oh yeah! Or how about Paganini? Or Wagner, or Mozart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    yeah, cars dont do it for me, I wish I had a horse to travel on
    You know, I HATE cars - always needing to fix the things. I would prefer a bike, if too rough than that, a horse. It is really a great way to go, once you learn how to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechJunkie
    If I were born much earlier medical science would not have been able to keep me from drowining in the fluids my own lungs created. Makes me appreciate the times we live in.
    +1

    Most of us prolly wouldn't have made it past our first two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I think the ideal society would be Renaissance Italy with the internet and bicycles. Your take?
    I never think that way. If we lived in that time we wouldn't be spending our days admiring Michaelangelo's newest works and dining with the Medicis, we'd already be dead, or else slaving in a field or quarry, or scarred with pox and socially outcast, living in hovels.

    Right now, we live in a time and place where western societies have reached a peak of comfort and health, and both the past and future may not measure up. Make the best of it!

    Tom, you can be a "renaissance man" in any era!

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    He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He'd be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody's face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him. They woulda tossed him girls like Nancy back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    Imagine what Jimi Hendrix music would be like if he had today's technology available !
    Reportedly, Jimi got some of his antics from Buddy Guy, who was called the "greatest guitarist alive" by Eric Clapton.

    I saw Buddy in Philly in early April. At 70 years old, he still put on quite a show! One of the things he is famous for is using an extra long guitar cable so that he can meander through the crowd while playing. He did it wirelessly that evening and was everywhere!

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    At work, I often wish I was born about 15 years earlier. That way, all my good ideas wouldn't already be tried and published by others. (Of course, if I were born 15 years earlier, I wouldn't have known as much organic chemistry since not as much was known, so it may well be that I wouldn't have as good ideas.)
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