Discussion in 'Community' started by Diggy
, May 24, 2023.
Who would it be?
You don’t get to have any influence, btw, you just get to observe.
I'll most likely never get to walk on the moon, so I'll go with Gene Cernan, who along with Harrison Schmitt, spent 75 hours on the moon.
I would inhabit Point Given so I could experience what it is like for someone else to experience another person’s experience being on the moon for 75 hours.
I bet it’s got more boring time in that 75 hours than we’re expecting for both astronaut and astral plane observer.
Also curious when do you start feeling gravity again as you begin approach to land on the moon.
I inhabit your moms regularly. And all consenting women of legal age in your families of reasonable or above attractiveness.
Babe Ruth or Artie Lange
Andre the Giant would be roomy
Ariana DeBose would be my first choice. Then Jackie Kennedy because we get two picks, right?
Bring a towel.
Socrates unless I'm not allowed fluency in ancient Greek. I don't want to assume this is sort of a Being John Malkovich scenario where it's me stuck inside the head of a historical celebrity like a helpless prisoner. I'd like some direct brain access too and language abilities. And what happens if I ask to be Homer but it turns out there is no Homer. "Homer" is just a collective name for a long series of poets. Am I going to get spread out across perhaps hundreds of bards or poets or whomever was responsible for the Iliad? Also if I want to witness Shakespeare but it turns out it wasn't him after all responsible for his work and I get stuck inside some chump. Really this is provoking a lot of anxiety.
Can I inhabit Ken when he’s in Socrates?
Charles Lightoller. I'm interested in the Titanic and he was second officer on the ship. (He also survived - a factor in my decision). Later in life he had a boat called Sundowner. During WWII he and his crew (one of them his son) were responsible for evacuating 127 British service personnel from Dunkirk in the boat.
Is it inhabit from birth to death or do we get to choose a period of time? I don't want to live anyone else's childhood even if that's the best way to learn a foreign or dead language, unless it's maybe a crown prince or someone else unlikely to have to take regular beatings or try to survive polio or the mumps.
I hope this thread has a good run. Being obsessed with history, I could list top tier choices forever.
To force one, I guess I'd have to aim for someone who saw a huge sweep of... stuff. Hannibal Barca...
-One of my favorite figures in history.
-I'd love to see his brilliance in planning, even though it was used in war.
-I'd see three great Mediterranean civilizations (Carthage, Rome, Seleucid Empire).
-I'd see indigenous Iberian peoples and tribes (that I'm descended from).
-See the Gauls in modern France as well.
-And yet more places/peoples with his fleeing to Asia Minor.
-His life is a classic tragedy but in non-fiction. It'd be like a real-life Shakespearean tale that takes 60 years to tell.
And yeah, sorry for the tens of thousands that would be killed in battle by the guy I'd be inhabiting.
houdini would be cool.
i wouldn't want to go too far back. i think i'd be horrified by the bathroom situation.
Possibly the best pilot who ever lived, and his life story is too unbelievable for Hollywood to make a movie about it: Bob Hoover - Wikipedia
Houdini is a good one because you get to be cool AND be friends with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, even though he was an idiot.
That’s a good one. He’s be in the mix but have a slightly more fly on the wall perspective.
I’d rather be a witness to the captain of titanic coming to terms with the reality of the situation than experience it from his POV.
Hugo Eckener - Wikipedia Probably the most experienced Zeppelin captain in history. Had he been in command of Hindenburg that day, he probably would have delayed the landing and saved the ship.