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Andrew Huff / March 29, 2010 10:04 AM

OK, I'll go first. I'd have to say 1993, preferably the second half. I'd make sure not to take three honors classes plus math my first quarter at OSU -- college is not like high school. Maybe then I wouldn't fail math.

Jasmine / March 29, 2010 10:46 AM

I'd say 1993, specifically the summer from July 3rd to August 9th. I did an academic program abroad that was a lot of fun. Also, I would have told myself not to take AP Calculus BC the following academic year.

A. Lewellen / March 29, 2010 3:49 PM

I heard that movie was rubbish. Leave it to Hollywood to turn something as good and wholesome as time travel and turn it into rubbish.

Tracie / March 29, 2010 4:25 PM

1991. I would have skipped grad school for a useless degree and stayed in Europe with my boyfriend.

Andrew Huff / March 29, 2010 4:27 PM

@A. Llewellen: I enjoyed it, but that's beside the point. What year would you want to travel back to?

Laconic / March 29, 2010 5:19 PM

I would travel back to 1946 - JUly 4th weekend. I honor of probably the biggest July 4th since the original to watch everyone lose their minds with joy over beating evil! Plus I would venture down to where Barbara was about to give birth to GW and throw her down a staircase "Fried Green Tomatoes"-style to cause a late term abortion. Another point against tyranny!

Pangloss / March 29, 2010 5:24 PM

I would like to travel back to 1953 for a week or two, just so I could go to jazz clubs and nightspots. Of course, The Green Mill would probably be EXACTLY the same.

Civil / March 29, 2010 5:59 PM

I'd go back to 1984 and refuse to leave Hales Franciscan where I was number 6 in my freshman class to be made to transfer to a public, albeit good, high-school where I dropped to 362 and lost my way academically. Then I wouldn't be just getting an undergrad at Forty-freekin'-one years old!

Mucky Fingers / March 30, 2010 10:17 AM

1994. It was my 2nd year of college and when I lost my focus. I wouldn't drop out for another two years, but that was definitely the time I went wayward because I was having so much damn fun.

If I went back, I don't know if I would party harder or try and re-gain my determination to finish school.

A. Lewellen / March 30, 2010 10:29 AM

Oh yes the question at hand. Hollywoods defiling of time travel aside. I have always wanted to see first hand what the World's Columbian Exposition was like so I guess that would be the 1890's. However the pigmentation of my skin would almost certainly make my visit less pleasant. That or right before the dot com bust so I could get in and get out of the market with enough dough to sit pretty for the rest of my life.

Doree McNulty / March 30, 2010 9:15 PM

I would go back to Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976, and see the Sex Pistols - it was one of most important concerts in punk and music history. I would then become a Jordie footballer and cheer on Man U forever!

PMan / March 31, 2010 12:13 AM

1993. A lot of things came together. I could have played the cards a little better.

Ted Slontz / March 31, 2010 4:17 AM

I'd go back to 1985, find the Twin Pines Mall, and finish what those Libyans couldn't.

Spook / March 31, 2010 8:55 PM

yea I figured it had to be some Hollywood Movie. It has to be really stupid, a hot tube. This would have been a decent question had not the hot tube been added to it, how sophomoric.


keep on with the keep'n , you're certainly an inspiration to our Nation.


This has gotta be the first nice thing I've said on Gapers Block

Andy / March 31, 2010 10:51 PM

I'd travel back to September 1st, 2001: walk into any FBI office and hand someone a list of all the 911 hijackers names and what flights they were planning to be on. After that, I dunno, I'd kind of like to see some dinosaurs.

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