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    Any time before electricity and indoor plumbing.
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    July 26, 1945, aboard USS Indianapolis CV35. I'm not a strong swimmer and have a semi-irrational fear of sharks.
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    munch, munch...

    Serious answer - I think being in Rwanda or the country formerly known as Zaire, or heck, most of Africa, plus afghanistan, pakistan etc. would generally be a *viciously unpleasant* experience - really, any place where rape and throwing battery acid at women are considered perfectly valid and legal means of free expression.

    Not so serious answer - when Gort and Klattu arrived, the military started shooting at them, and the giant space fleets wiped out the world. That would really have sucked, especially if you were just hanging out, minding your own business in Afghanistan herding your goats and some jack*** on the other side of the world blew the whole thing up on you.

    I think it also would have sucked even more to be around when the Visitors (or Martians, pick your film) came down and started eating people alive. Getting wiped out is one thing - getting farmed for dinner? Nasssssttttty....

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    AIB Gedunker's US Navy WW 2 posting -
    December 7, 1941 approximately 8 am aboard the USS Arizona BB-39.
    http://www.nps.gov/usar/
    Last edited by Maister; 12 Dec 2008 at 6:03 PM. Reason: took pity on the poor bloke

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    Quote Originally posted by spatialmongrel View post
    Serious answer - Not so serious answer - Nasssssttttty....
    I guess you really are a fan of Mitch Hedberg

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    AIB Gedunker's US Navy WW 2 posting -
    December 7, 1942 approximately 8 am aboard the USS Arizona BB-39.
    http://www.nps.gov/usar/


    Why, because it was under water for a year at that point?
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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    Why, because it was under water for a year at that point?

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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    Why, because it was under water for a year at that point?
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    1941

    Could a nice MOD please correct such a grevious error.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Could a nice MOD please correct such a grevious error.
    I don't know. I'll have to ask around

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    Side note to Maister.....No need to attach a ridiculous story line to the opening of an old thread, to appear to give some logic to why you didn't answer the original question(s) in the old thread. Just rip open an old thread, smile at the world, and post on. I do it all the time.
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    In this thread's first post it is noted that the great classic movie Doctor Zhivago inspired the thread. I would guess that the inspiration came from Julie Christie and the line she spoke near the end of the movie, going something like this.....

    "Oh, this is a horrible time to be alive."

    (What a superb movie. I have it. I think I will watch it this weekend.)
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    Back to the real content of this thread / this post.....

    The holocaust.
    The Russian Revolution (1917 version). (This Bear = deep Rooski heritage. )
    Cambodia in the 1970s.
    Stalingrad (WW2).
    London (During "the blitz").
    American Civil War.
    Any point in history when humans are in slavery.

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