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We wouldn't survive.

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Phinvader Bill, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    Alot of people have had a conversation about the pipe dream of going back in time and living in the colonial days, or the medieval days. I just had that conversation with a customer, who was saying that he'd like to go back to the days of the Revolutionary War to live because he is fascinated with American history, and would love to be a part of it. That is an interesting thought, and it could be cool if it were possible, but think about this...Its scorching hot today. Could you imagine coming from this time and arriving in that time? No air conditioners, and it would likely be hotter in the buildings than it would be outside. Also, we are accustomed to taking 1 to 2 showers a day. Those people didn't. We wouldn't last a week in that time during the summer!
     
  2. anlgp

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    i think i'd be okay barring surgery with alcohol *shudder*
     
  3. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

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    well growing up accustomed to 2009, would make it a difficult transition for sure. id just have to teach the how to build air conditioners and harness energy. itd be a hot couple days, but we'd be fine by next wednesday.
     
  4. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    I would be fine
     
  5. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Actually, it was always cooler inside than out, just obviously not as cool as we have it.

    Being a true Mountain man by nature, I think winters in the Mountains would be much tougher than hot summers actually. Would include some pretty savage shoulders from cutting and splitting so much firewood :up:
     
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  6. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    I'd make it and be fine.. so would most folks. Do you think we wouldn't adapt? What do you think happens down here when we lose power for weeks after a hurricane?

    I heard that about you goober eaters but us Florida boys wouldn't quit.. :shifty:
     
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  7. azfinfanmang

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    Goober eaters *snort*
    I haven't heard that phrase in a coons age
     
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  8. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    Back then cities didn't sprawl over the place, roads were narrower, and there were no such things as parking lots. The ambient temperature was lower.

    I think that the thing to worry about in Florida at that time is if the Calusa were still there, although their numbers were ravaged by then. They left just before 1776 so is it the general era or after that date?
     
  9. DOLBET

    DOLBET Active Member

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    I know I can't live in that time for one reason: People take bath once a month..... I cannot imagine what cities smell like in the summer....

    Interesting fact : Queen Elizabeth (1500's) takes bath once a year.
     
  10. Ronnie Bass

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    When they put together the Declaration of Independence our forefathers were so nervous about British spies they closed all the windows in the room on one of the hottest days of the year, they had to be just brutal wearing those wigs and the clothing they wore of that day, the stuff was heavy and thick.
     
  11. like2god

    like2god Typical white person Luxury Box

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    No wonder folks back then only had sex for reproduction purposes :shifty:

    Anywho, I'd be fine. Of course there would be some adjustments, but survival isn't that hard if you know what you're doing. I'm fairly confident that I, along with my family, could build a suitable shelter and live off the land using the knowledge and talents that we've acquired through years of hunting, fishing, gardening, etc. I actually enjoy getting away for a few days to go camping (real camping, not that camping ground, park your car 2 feet away from your tent nonsense) and doing things the simple way. So yeah, I'd be fine.

    I'd also have fun watching FinD fight with squirrels over acorns, although the only punches being thrown would be from the squirrel. :pointlol:
     
  12. Ronnie Bass

    Ronnie Bass Luxury Box Luxury Box

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    Well considering people use to dump human waste from the windows onto the streets, probably a lot worse than you could ever imagine.
     
  13. Phinperor

    Phinperor formerly In_Flames Luxury Box

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    All I'd need is my trusty battle axe, ale by the gallons, and plenty of fine young wenches at my disposal...and I'd be set for life! :yes:
     
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  14. cnc66

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    don't forget the hemp on the porch...:shifty:
     
  15. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    Don't knock the GOOBERS Marty! You are right though, ain't no quit in us Florida boys.

    I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn

    We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too

    Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do

    We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine

    And a country boy can survive

    Country folks can survive
     
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  16. cnc66

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    I actually have a peanut plant growin'... :hi5:
     
  17. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    I can fix hot with the help of Guy Harvey, flip flops and Jorts. I cannot cope with any temp below 65 degrees though. I HATE these brutal winters down here in Fl.
     
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  18. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    TheWeasel, and I usually boil up 30 lbs, store them in 1 lb zip lock bags in the freezer for football season.

    Love me some goobers!
     
  19. cnc66

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    for Ronnie, Guy Harvey;

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  20. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    I'ma roasted guy, I tire quickly of boiled
     
  21. Ronnie Bass

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    Damn those are pretty nice shirts, might have to go online and grab a few.
     
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  22. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    For the uninitiated. 100% pure Cotton Tees, clothes gotta breathe down here.
     
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  23. unluckyluciano

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    the biggest problem would be disease, as we are not adapt to the same diseases nor as we get more sanitary, can we adapt to the diseases. At least thats the word around the hood.......
     
  24. unluckyluciano

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    please the way you are they would have driven a stake through your heart....
     
  25. cnc66

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    If I had lived back then, staph would have got me at age 12..

    but aside from that, I would love to have tried. Remember, I spend a lot of time "in period" 1883 and "think" like that regularly.
     
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  26. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    i would like to point out that i wouldn't survive as when I am outside to long I get really dark :lol:
     
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  27. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    i dont think the weather would be the problem but how do you survive without football?
     
  28. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    And a 40 HP Yamaha!
     
  29. Ultra

    Ultra Lazy

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    I think it would be fun to try, like go buy a few hundred acres in Canada and try it out with some friends. Reality is, though, that I hate horses and am pretty lazy. Not sure I'd like to get up at the butt crack of dawn and work in a field all day. I'd need to be the banker or something....
     
  30. m ino

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    wouldn't think heat was as bad as it is now.all the pictures i see of the "old days" have people wearing like three to four layers of clothes even in the summertime. having to go to the outhouse everytime the wife needs to use it to check for spiders and other creepy crawlers would absolutely drive me nuts though. i don't know if i could only take a bath once a week or month either..i would be the inventor of practical plumbing..i would find a way(to quote history of the world prt1)to "pipe the sh*t right out of your house".
     
  31. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    Aye mate! We dress like Manowar and rape and pillage the landscape!

    Headbangers would definitely survive! :lol:
     
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  32. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    LMAO! Manowar!

    I'd do alright, been married twice, I could survive Armageddon. The whole bathing thing makes me think that not too much oral went on those days though. :(
     
  33. Zach13

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    Wait, is this no longer allowed?:shifty:
     
  34. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    You in West Virginia?
     
  35. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    we invent it and stop soccer from ever happening.
     
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  36. Zach13

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    Aventura - here we just throw it into the canal..
     
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  37. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    There's a Deftones song (Pink Cellphone) that talks about oral and how it relates to hygiene.

    The woman in the song implies that British people have bad teeth because... well, it's complicated (and dirty) but mainly has to do with the fact not many men over there are circumcised.
     
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  38. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Thanks for grossing me out bro. :up:
     
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  39. cnc66

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    have you gazed upon that mullet yer sportin' lately :yes:
     
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  40. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    ? First the Hippie comment, now a mullet, you feeling alright Marty?
     

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