If there was a wormhole to the past, what historical event would you prevent from happening?
The first thing I'd do is prevent Bush from being elected. Bush single-handedly caused the 9/11 attacks. It was him who did it.
The second thing I'd do is go visit Heath Ledger the night he took the fatal combination drug and stop him. Then I'd ask him for an autograph and give him my address in case he wanted to give me a monetary reward :).
[quote]The second thing I'd do is go visit Heath Ledger the night he took the fatal combination drug
Is this Heath Ledger trolling going to go on until the end of time?
The filming of "The Princess Diaries 2"
OP, I'd go back a little further for Reagan.
From the title and first paragraph it seemed this could be an interesting thread. Then the Heath Ledger garbage blew all thoughts of that far away.
The attack on the USS Liberty
[quote]Then the Heath Ledger garbage blew all thoughts of that far away.
Op, has a little schoolgay crush.
[quote]The second thing I'd do is go visit Heath Ledger the night he took the fatal combination drug and stop him. Then I'd ask him for an autograph and give him my address in case he wanted to give me a monetary reward :).
In other words:
He'd fuck you in the ass and then ask you to go live with him in Australia, where you'd spend the rest of your lives together in great wealth and gay marital bliss.
I would go back in time one minute and prevent myself from posting this reply.
So... You'd rather stop Heath Ledger from dying than stop Hitler from being born...
I play this game at night when I can't sleep.
Except I think, if I could be invisible, what would I do? Take money from a bank? but then I have to figure out if I'm invisible, is the money when I touch it?
I could get on any plane, go anywhere, and nobody would know. Hmmm.
The conception of the OP. I'd tell his parents not to have sex that night.
Marilyn Monroe or crash of 2007/2008
R12 I never said that. I wrote the two things that came to me first when I thought up the thread.
But yes, I'd go back in time so that I'd find a way to stop Hitler.
Just so we can make things intresting, can we all stipulate that heath and Hitler have been dealt with so we can think of some more interesting events and people. I'd like to stop the Bushes in their tracks by preventing Bar & Pappy from reproducing.
In this order:
1. The birth of Adolf Hitler
2. RFK assassination and, therefore, the election of Richard Nixon
I would prevent Obama election.
I would prevent an Obama nomination by keeping John Edwards from removing his pants.
Getting John Edwards out of his pants was my mission when I went back..
Cancellation of 90210 and Melrose Place
[quote]preventing Bar & Pappy from reproducing
I love you OP! Did you get my post about what I'd like to do to you the next time your parents are away? I want your butthole to be nice and clean. You can hold onto your teddy and gaze at your HL posters. I'll take care of the rest.
Also what is your favorite candy? I will bring some. Remember,practice washing-out your butt hole,ok ?
See you soon.
I'd prevent MGM/Ethel Gumm from giving poor Judy amphetamines, and sleeping pills!
I was thinking why are so many people saying 911, but they're right. 911 really changed everything. It fucked up flying. It made us afraid. W used it to bankrupt the country. So yes, 911.
My cousin Tommy's conception. He molested me when I was five years old and it fucked me up for years.
My siblings' conceptions. I just don't like them.
Thinking literally, changing history can really mess things up. It's better not to alter world-changing events, as bad as they were.
But I'd probably tell Buddy Holly not to get on that plane.
This is a tough question because there are so many events throughout human history that would have inevitably ended up occurring even if one specific instance was stopped in its tracks. I'd like to say that I'd go back and stop the first formation of organized religion, but it's something that would have happened all over the world anyway even if the very first initial attempt had been squashed.
So with all that being considered, I guess I'll be selfish and think about this question within the context of my own lifetime, in which case I'd have to say that I'd also stop the election of either W or Reagan.
I'd prevent all that anti-gay stuff from being put in the Bible. Remove any references that could any way be interpreted as being anti-gay.
I can't decide.
Either Auschwitz or Gwyneth Paltrow's oscar for Shakespeare in Love.
Bobby Kennedy's assasination
I would go back to see if OJ really did it. Not stop it of course because white women need killing, but I would just like to be 100% sure he did it.
Would it be possible to stop the formation of the Abrahamic religions? Because that would be a great contribution.
For my lifetime, I'd stop the JFK assassination. It seems to have all gone wrong after that.
And here I was thinking I'd sneak a cake with a file hidden inside to Jesus's cell block in Jerusalem.
I'd go back and stop the JFK assassination, but in this perfect wormhole past I'd be able to bring to light who ever was behind his killing. I think if he hadn't been assassinated, and what ever plots behind it were brought to light so much would have changed. No Nixon. Probably no assassination of RFK, Malcolm X, or MLK, and maybe in the alternate future John Lennon wouldn't have been assassinated either.
Since everyone else is taking care of Hitler, JFK, Reagan, the Bush family, 911 and all the other big ones, I think I'd use my chance thru the wormhole to stop the murder of Mohandas Gandhi.
It wouldn't matter. The moment I went back into the past to prevent the event, I'd remove my original motivation for going back into the past so I never would have gone.
So, the only option is if I do go back, I must fail, or a paradox results.
I didn't like Ledger in his role as "Joker".
[r31] how in the world would you know or prove that?
[r38 and everything before that was perfect? Remember the two WORLD WARS and a little thing they call the holocaust?
"Crash" would not win Best Picture.
Go back far enough in time and squash the right amoeba and there will be no human race...
So if RFk jr were not assassinated how would the US be better ?