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Started by Eligelis on May 18, 2020 2:37:19 PM
If you had a time machine, what single but contextually useless item would you send back to September 14th 1278?

Choices:

USB cable, Rubber duck, Breakfast Menu from Butlins at Bognor Regis, Crayon sketch of a Lemon, Toilet roll inner tube (without paper), A 1986 reprint of the collected prophesies of Nostradamus, Plans of how to construct the time machine, written in Mongolian.

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ReverendBlueJeans - 18 May 2020 14:39:02 (#1 of 138)

A Eurofighter Typhoon with fuel and weapons outside Mr and Mrs Wallace's house.

TheExcession - 18 May 2020 14:43:36 (#2 of 138)

You know, it's a common trope - the medieval peasant who wouldn't understand or would be fearful of modern technology. But then I remember that we live in a world where people are setting fire to mobile phone masts because they think that they cause plague.

SinnerBoy - 18 May 2020 14:48:50 (#3 of 138)

I think I'd send the Mongolian time machine instructions.

CarlosFandango - 18 May 2020 14:55:56 (#4 of 138)

A Bic lighter with no gas in

tasselhoff - 18 May 2020 14:57:13 (#5 of 138)

Or a bic pen with no ink.

ReverendBlueJeans - 18 May 2020 14:57:27 (#6 of 138)

A K-Tel Buttoneer.

ReverendBlueJeans - 18 May 2020 14:58:51 (#7 of 138)

(Apols - it was Ronco, not K-Tel. Every under-50 will be baffled anyway)

Eligelis - 18 May 2020 14:59:09 (#8 of 138)

I recall it.

Arjuna - 18 May 2020 15:04:39 (#9 of 138)

are we using the Gregorian or Julian claendat?

DesEsseintes - 18 May 2020 15:07:16 (#10 of 138)

Why September 14th 1278?

widenation - 18 May 2020 15:10:43 (#11 of 138)

A Peloton bike.

Eligelis - 18 May 2020 15:14:50 (#12 of 138)

"are we using the Gregorian or Julian claendat?"

Yes, defiantly one of those.

FleurDuMal - 18 May 2020 15:14:58 (#13 of 138)

Boris Johnson.

Eligelis - 18 May 2020 15:15:32 (#14 of 138)

certainly fits the description of "contextually useless"

wickeltisch - 18 May 2020 15:15:32 (#15 of 138)

Would that be in Europe only? In that case I'd send a tomato. Or a potato.

FleurDuMal - 18 May 2020 15:16:32 (#16 of 138)

certainly fits the description of "contextually useless"

In any context.

ReverendBlueJeans - 18 May 2020 15:17:58 (#17 of 138)

Peleton bike clatters into monastery refectory

Br Dominic A Peleton bike is icumen in.

Br Wilfred Verily I shall mount and ride this strange metal horse

pedals frantically, sweat soaks his habit

Br Dominic You've smashed it!

DesEsseintes - 18 May 2020 15:19:04 (#18 of 138)

Model of a Class 55 Deltic.

tasselhoff - 18 May 2020 15:20:11 (#19 of 138)

An unarmed ICBM with no fuel.

Yersinia - 18 May 2020 15:20:28 (#20 of 138)

The Angel of the North.

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