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by Moggy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am

Doc Brown turns up at your house and offers you the opportunity of a lifetime. You have the chance to go back in time and have sex with your own mother so that she will buy you a sweet 4x4. That’s how that movie goes, right?

Anyway apparently incest is too much of a taboo for you, so Doc offers you another chance. You can go back in time and change one thing to see how it would change the world today. After that American kid vanished from a photo, Doc has become paranoid about the spacetime continuum of his friends, he will not let you change your or your families lives directly and so there is no chance of giving yourself a winning lottery ticket, telling your dad in 1979 to look out for Apple shares or anything serious and boring like that. Doc likes the little things to be changed, killing Hitler, sleeping with Cleopatra or arming the Confederates with atom bombs, you know little things…

Where would you go, what would you change and why? As a bonus question, what do you think the consequences would be?

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:57 am

I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Moggy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:59 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Rax » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:11 am

Id go and make sure the second amendment doesnt happen, America would be a much less strawberry floated up place if that horrible piece of text didnt exist.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Moggy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:14 am

I am utterly fascinated with the idea of evil winning, what would the world be like if the South had won the US civil war? If Hitler had won? Would things have ever improved, or would we still be living with slavery in America or Nazis ruling us?

You’d have to be pretty cruel to change history like that just to see what happened though. ;)

I would go back to the late 1600s and give Isaac Newton copies of all the important scientific books and papers that have been written from his time up to our time. And then I would come back to now and see just how advanced we had become. Or if we had destroyed ourselves in a nuclear war in 1824…..

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Vermilion » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:17 am

I would go back and invest in a small seattle based coffee company, like so...


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PostRe: Alternative history
by Moggy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:24 am

Vermilion wrote:I would go back and invest in a small seattle based coffee company, like so...



No you wouldn't because the rules clearly state you cannot do anything that changes things for you or your family personally.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Vermilion » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:34 am

Moggy wrote:No you wouldn't because the rules clearly state you cannot do anything that changes things for you or your family personally.


Balls. :cry:

In that case i will go and stop Ayrton Senna/Roland Ratzenberger from competing in the 1994 San Marino GP weekend.

Oh and i'll also change your birth certificate so that you officially become 'Jacob Rees Moggy'

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:54 am

Moggy wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!

I'm confused- How will foiling his assassination affect the Proclaimers?

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Moggy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:04 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!

I'm confused- How will foiling his assassination affect the Proclaimers?


The Proclaimers are not an indie band. They are far more important than that.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:57 am

Moggy wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!


To the matinee?

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Jenuall » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:00 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!


To the matinee?

You could have it so much better, if you just stopped trying to make these Franz Ferdinand jokes. ;)

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am

I'll tell Michael if you all keep hitting out with these awful jokes.

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


Wouldn't have stopped what was coming. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was a spark, rather than the actual cause of World War I on it's own.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:10 am

Stop the Hindenburg disaster so we can all be flying around in airships

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:41 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd prevent the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rid the world of anime once and for all.


And risk losing the greatest Scottish indie band of all time? Take me out CM, take me out!

I'm confused- How will foiling his assassination affect the ProclaimersTeenage Fanclub?

Fixed that for you.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Ad7 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:08 pm

As long as something wouldn't come along to fill the void it would leave, I'd stop social media from being created.

Worst thing to happen to society since the technical revolution started. It's ruined the world.

Twitter, Facebook, all of it can strawberry float off.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Tafdolphin » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:12 pm

I don't disagree with that

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Peter Crisp » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:26 pm

Can we take anything with us?

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Ad7 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:27 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Can we take anything with us?


Extra plutonium (One pellet=One trip).

Also, cotton underwear.

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PostRe: Alternative history
by Mafro » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:27 pm

Twitter was fine before the nazis, Fiat 500 gals and dickheads fishing for likes and RTs ruined it.

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