I would head to a period in the 1920s 'cause the first WW's not there. Oh, and Marx Bros, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Lloyd. ...No, that's silly. Why would I head to a period? I don't belong in the end of a book, or a woman's mess!
So I would also head to a part in the late 1940s-early 1950s (also dubbed: "The Golden Age Of Animation"-- though actually it's been there since the 30s") because of the fact that's been dubbed "The Golden Age Of Animation"-- though it's actually been there since the 30s. Wouldn't it be nice to meet your favourite artists, and actors... somehow? Hmm... I'll think about that when I get there, but now I'm too busy fighting off communists!
So I'd like to get to the part where I finish this post. Wow, I'm already there! ...Darn, that was a good waste of time-machine! *grunt*
I would probably get a sport almanac and travel back to the 80's to give it to a former self in the hopes of ensuring my alternate-dimensional self a near limitless supply of money.
If my time machine wasn't a delorian, I would probably check out the future and proceed to do the same thing from the present like a smart person. ;D
If it was for the sake of tourism, I'd like to visit the age of the dinosaurs to see what they really looked like when they were alive - and probably Elizabethan England, to see people claiming Shakespeare's work corrupted the youth and reaffirm my belief that no media has ever passed smoothly into public consumption.
I'd go and live in the 80's. I wanna know what it would be like first-hand. I bet it would be awesome. Then after that I'd go everywhere else and make all the scientific discoveries before all the other guys get time too. Heh.
To the year 1962. It would be much easier to get the necessarily research for my novel that way.
Then I would travel back in time to November of 1959 so I could see Dean Stockwell play Nick Adams in The Buick-Electra Playhouse's version of The Killers. I can't find a tape and/or DVD of it anywhere and The Killers is the only story by Hemingway that I actually like. Plus, Dean Stockwell was hot back in the late-1950s, early-1960's.