I don't have a terribly creative lead-in to this except for this link to a Craigslist ad from a guy looking for human test subjects for his time machine that he swears works. It's hilarious. And it got me thinking. Focus: Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong time? Is there a time period you look at and think "Yeah, that sounds about right to me." Alt-focus: Regardless of fitting in, which part of history would you like to travel back to just to check it out? I think I would make an awesome Beatnik. If I could, I would go back to the heyday of the Village, hang out with the Beats, and make a lot of sweet love to Kerouac, if he was feeling into women that day. Spoiler Unf. Similarly, I can also easily imagine myself doing the "La vie Boheme" thing in Montmartre with all the artists and expat writers, spending my days drinking heavily in a romantically shabby apartment, banging away on a typewriter, and having passionate love affairs. For the alt-focus, I'd love to go hang out in the sixties. What a crazy time. It's so over the top that I often think I have to see it to believe that it was just that crazy. I'd have to do this twice, though - once as a hippie, and then another as a mod in London.