Time travel time
What if we could turn the clocks back to 2000?
It would be a sort of Factory Restore back to the start of the Millennium.
With the benefit of hindsight I would imagine there would be quite a few changes?
There would have to be a little bloodshed of course. I think a drop of assassination might be in order, starting of course with MeHole Martin. It’s nothing to do with his current position as Teashop but all to do with his fucking smoking ban. I wonder if the pub trade would put up a better fight this time around knowing what they later discovered?
Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen would have to go too so they don’t sleepwalk us into another bank failure in 2008. Apart from that, Ahern is an irritating cunt anyway.
What about Farage? There is something quite engaging about him so I might let him live, but it would be interesting to see the outcome of a re-run of Brexit?
I wouldn’t touch Trump. He’s too much fun.
America could avoid the Trade Centre attack with a judicious use of passenger control and save the world from a few wars in the Middle East?
Joe Duffy would have to go. This is nothing to do with history – I just can’t stand the bloke.
Someone could accidentally lob a nuclear missile into Wuhan in 2019? The Chinese have a population of billions so they probably wouldn’t miss a few hundred thousand.
Maybe instead of pouring billions into vaccine research, the money would have been better spent on developing a time machine?
Just a thought.
2001 if you want the start of the millennium. 2000 was the end of the last millennium. 😉
Ooh, you say the nicest things. 🙂
It's my sweet nature.
Hands off Nigel Farage. If Lenin is credited with having the greatest impact on European politics in the 20th century, then Farage probably qualifies for that title in the 21st century. One for good, one for ill – you decide which.
I have a great respect for Farage. He's an excellent speaker and [of course] enjoys his pint and a fag. I was disappointed though when he effectively abandoned his libertarian fight and buggered off to America.
A fanciful theory, but the problem is the time travel paradox. If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now, in an attempt to change the future, who would believe you? It’s like the tale of a returning time traveller stating that he had killed Hitler to prevent him coming to power, only for people to say, "Who?"
There is a short story about a time traveler who goes back to kill Hitler. He is immediately arrested by the Gestapo and taken to a room full of time travelers all of whom came back in time to kill Hitler. Hilter comes out and talks to them “I am surprised at the thing you have said that I will do in the future. I want to assure you that I would never do those things." One time traveler had managed to hide a weapon which he used to kill Hitler. He is quickly subdued and all of the Germans look at each other. What do we do now? We will have to use his double”. His double, we can’t use him. He is crazy.
The greatest argument against time travelling is that if it were possible, we'd have loads of tourists from the future. Or maybe we're just too boring to bother visiting?
Way I see it, Ahern and Cowen had nothing to do with the banking failure. They were consumed by forces entirely outside of their control. Neither understood or understand economics, but even if they had they would have not been able to do anything about it. A FG (or Labour, or SF) leader in charge would have made no difference.