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2013-10-17 12:42:44 PM  
Hey subby sorry to play grammar cop, but you forgot a word in your headline.
 
2013-10-17 12:46:56 PM  

nunyadang: Hey subby sorry to play grammar cop, but you forgot a word in your headline.


Verbs are for queers. And nazis. And nazi-queers.
 
2013-10-17 12:53:46 PM  
I want to invent time travel just to get those minutes of my life back.

/and take a hanger to subbies mom
//I keed I keed
 
2013-10-17 12:55:02 PM  
Draw the curtain look you're only sleeping
Or is this only what the other you is dreaming
Either way hard to take
Ashen features unmistakably your own
Familiar posture recast in skin and bone
Person from today here is you in 2082
Remove your helmet
First equalize the pressure
No but first take readings to be sure
The atmosphere is safe yes it's safe
As the ancient one cranes his neck to look
You see his hand's been replaced with a hook
But it's clear you're very much alive It's 2105
No it's 2240
No it's 3415
How can you still be living
What does this mean
You must honor and respect the older fellow
Even as you suffocate him with his pillow
Though you're strong he was wise
There is much you can learn from the sage
And though you leave and travel back to your own age
You will meet again you two in 2082
What was the look he gave intended to convey
Was there something else he was trying to say
It will all be revealed to you in 2082

/TMBG, '2082'
 
2013-10-17 01:00:53 PM  
I for one am currently traveling into the future as we speak!

IN REALTIME 3D!!
 
2013-10-17 01:01:31 PM  
They should have just left the mobile phone thing out, because most are just old timey hearing aids. Even if you could somehow have a phone back then, who the fark would you be talking to with no cell network? The Montauk thing is also BS, something did happen there, but it was bizarre and significant enough to cause a deluge of misinformation. You have so many different stories about what happened there it can't be an accident or coincidence.

Everything else is interesting, though. Particularly the well documented history of 'time slips'. Except of course for the guy who hoaxed it to promote something. Here's more on them.
 
2013-10-17 01:05:29 PM  
"The greatest proof that time travel isn't possible is that no future selves have yelled at me to stop messing the heck up."  ~  T-Rex, Dinosaur Comics
 
2013-10-17 01:11:04 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: "The greatest proof that time travel isn't possible is that no future selves have yelled at me to stop messing the heck up."  ~  T-Rex, Dinosaur Comics


Yeah. If time travel was going to happen in my lifetime, I would have a memory of some middle aged, shaved head, goatee'd asshole lecturing me on how to pick up broads when I was 15.

/lesson 1 - call them broads. Skirts love that.
 
2013-10-17 01:14:10 PM  
I have a problem with the 2nd woman speaking on a phone, mostly because of the crowd is not gawking at this futuristic device, and the fact that she has a signal.
 
2013-10-17 01:24:41 PM  
1. If tine travel let you change the past, people would change the past.
2 every change would generate new people with new time machines changing new things
3 the only stable timeline with past changing time machines in it is one where they were never invented. Anytime they are invented it'll switch up until they weren't.

Hence, you can't change the past. No lectures from your fat balding future self.
 
2013-10-17 01:25:59 PM  
'I've only done this once and you have to provide your own weapons.'
 
2013-10-17 01:26:54 PM  

Nurglitch: nunyadang: Hey subby sorry to play grammar cop, but you forgot a word in your headline.

Verbs are for queers. And nazis. And nazi-queers.


And queer nazi's. You forgot that didn't cha?
 
2013-10-17 01:29:47 PM  
If you traveled back in time and met yourself, that would happen in a parallel dimension in the multiverse from the one you left from. All possible outcomes have been accounted for. Please sit back, and enjoy the ride.
 
2013-10-17 01:36:28 PM  
The John Titor saga makes for interesting reading. It's exactly the kind of fun little troll/prank I'd do if I had a few weeks of spare time and didn't have the cash for a nice vacation.
 
2013-10-17 01:36:30 PM  
Very convincing article!
 
2013-10-17 01:42:11 PM  

CygnusDarius: I have a problem with the 2nd woman speaking on a phone, mostly because of the crowd is not gawking at this futuristic device, and the fact that she has a signal.


That was before Verizon was invented.
 
2013-10-17 01:43:44 PM  

Ned Stark: 1. If tine travel let you change the past, people would change the past.
2 every change would generate new people with new time machines changing new things
3 the only stable timeline with past changing time machines in it is one where they were never invented. Anytime they are invented it'll switch up until they weren't.

Hence, you can't change the past. No lectures from your fat balding future self.


Did you just call me fat?

/don't make me go all Joffrey on you, Ned
 
2013-10-17 01:46:25 PM  
Time travel threads.  Always fun.

Always full of 'That's not how time travel works!'
 
2013-10-17 02:33:18 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: CygnusDarius: I have a problem with the 2nd woman speaking on a phone, mostly because of the crowd is not gawking at this futuristic device, and the fact that she has a signal.

That was before Verizon was invented.


I know, I bet there's even lousy wifi.
 
2013-10-17 02:34:56 PM  

BafflerMeal: Time travel threads.  Always fun.

Always full of 'That's not how time travel works!'


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-17 03:49:04 PM  
I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were quite dubious (natural for them, I suppose) and drug their heels a bit about going down there again. So when we made it back to the spot the object had been about 30 minutes later, I was hardly surprised to see that the mystery portal or whatever it was had vanished. My folks both encouraged me to document what I had seen, and I spent the better part of the morning doing just that.

  After much research on my part I concluded that the object in question was probably a wormhole or maybe a dimensional thin spot or something of that nature. I have not seen anything like it since, although I hope that one day science will be able to explain what exactly I saw that day. The question still haunts me though: What if I had managed to muster the balls to step through? What would have happened?

/CSB done.
//I will swear before a court of law that every word of that tale is true.
 
2013-10-17 04:04:22 PM  
The "It's an iPhone" clip from Fort Apache just infuriates me on so many levels. It's a notebook sized for your shirt pocket, you Goddamn simpletons. You can walk into a Dollar Tree and buy one right farking now.
 
2013-10-17 04:15:56 PM  
If I were to travel back in time to lets say a day ago I would die in the vacuum of space.  Natural 'time slips' are impossible because there is nothing about any place that distinguishes it from any other place. Even the atoms in your body are not the same atoms there were there a few years ago except for your bones.

I won't get into man made time travel but it's extremely likely that the amount of energy required to make a single particle(with mass) travel back in time is greater than all the energy in the universe.  Massless particles travel at the speed of light they don't really 'experience' time.
.
 
2013-10-17 04:18:55 PM  
CSB

One of my earliest memories is walking in the downtown area of the local city.  We rarely went into the city in those days.... might have been around 81.  Anyway what I remember was was man walking around talking with someone I could not see.  It was a very heated arguement, whatever it was, full of gesticulation  and yelling.  Every once in a while he would reach up and touch his ear.  I can see it clearly like it was just happening right now.  As time past I forgot about the incident.  But the day I saw my first blue tooth earbud, it all came flooding back to me.  When I saw that invention being used I knew at that moment I had seen a timetraveler from today back when I was 5.

/csb
 
2013-10-17 04:31:51 PM  
My aunt and uncle used to live in Philly and they were out shopping or something about 45 minutes from home. On their way back, they could take two different routes, both of which took the same amount of time. So they're driving along this one stretch of road, about ten minutes or so from their house and they both notice this old guy walking along the shoulder. Nothing really weird or creepy, but they just both noticed him to the point where afterwards they could describe exactly what he was wearing and how he was walking. So they pass the guy and keep driving. Soon they realize that they are on the other road, the one they didn't take, and are about 35 minutes or so from home. So they kept driving and then got home. Then they probably went inside and had a sandwich or something.
 
2013-10-17 04:36:27 PM  

Egoy3k: I won't get into man made time travel but it's extremely likely that the amount of energy required to make a single particle(with mass) travel back in time is greater than all the energy in the universe.  Massless particles travel at the speed of light they don't really 'experience' time.
.


I've always thought it was neat that everyone is always traveling at the speed of light, only most of that speed is directed through the time dimension.
 
2013-10-17 04:48:32 PM  
All the evidence that time travel happening all around us.
 
2013-10-17 04:49:23 PM  

washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

*CSB*

/CSB done.
//I will swear before a court of law that every word of that tale is true.



Cocaine LSD is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-10-17 04:50:52 PM  
All the evidence that time travel happening
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-17 04:58:20 PM  
Yeah and it didn't get greenlit next week either
 
2013-10-17 06:17:51 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

*CSB*

/CSB done.
//I will swear before a court of law that every word of that tale is true.

Cocaine LSD is a hell of a drug.


Never taken any drugs of any kind, so I am afraid that's out.
 
2013-10-17 06:24:32 PM  
My CSB,

Back in 1995 I was 16. I was in a Best Buy looking at CDs, and I looked up...and saw me, standing in the aisle across from me, wearing different clothes, with a slight beard and child molester stache thing going on. We stood there staring at each other slightly perplexed for a minute or so....


Then I realized I was looking in a mirror, slightly stoned, hadn't shaved. Then I remembered had changed clothes after getting stoned so my parents wouldn't notice the reek of weed on me when I got home....Then I thought to myself....I really need to get more of that weed...and Stabbing Westward is a shiatty band. I really shouldn't buy this CD
 
2013-10-17 07:04:07 PM  

washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were quite dubious (natural for them, I suppose) and drug their heels a bit about going down there again. So when we made it back to the spot the object had been about 30 minutes later, I was hardly surprised to see that the mystery portal or whatever it was had vanished. My folks both encouraged me to document what I had seen, and I spent the better part of the morning doing just that.

  After much research on my part I concluded that the object in question was probably a wormhole or maybe a dimensional thin spot or something of that nature. I have not seen anything like it since, although I hope that one day science will be able to explain what exactly I saw that day. The question still haunts me though: What if I had managed to muster the balls to step through? What would have happened?

/CSB done.
//I will swear before a court of law that every word of that tale is true.


Can I buy some shrooms from you?
 
2013-10-17 07:35:55 PM  

washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were quite dubious (natur ...



Oh man, if only it had been in the mobile phone age. I'd have sent a picture to someone saying I was stepping through and done it. If I didn't have a son, I'd have done it even without the phone -- at least I think so, sitting here safely at my desk. I envy you. And I really hope the story is true. :)
 
2013-10-17 08:05:12 PM  
When I was younger, I did time travel at least 50 times. I had visions from the future but only from one day ahead - except for two occasions. I also had about 50 OBE's, although I am a little skeptic on this issue.

You will not believe it so why should I go into details?
 
2013-10-17 08:57:29 PM  

Lady Indica: I want to invent time travel just to get those minutes of my life back.


This!

BafflerMeal: Time travel threads.  Always fun.

Always full of 'That's not how time travel works!'


and THIS!


If anyone is seriously interested, time traval has been done on the quantum level and the photon sent back in time can't kill itself.
Cool New Scientist (requires paid subscription) article summarizing the experiments. Actual Experiments:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.2615
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.2219
 
2013-10-17 09:08:22 PM  

ModeratelyProfane: My CSB,

Back in 1995 I was 16. I was in a Best Buy looking at CDs, and I looked up...and saw me, standing in the aisle across from me, wearing different clothes, with a slight beard and child molester stache thing going on. We stood there staring at each other slightly perplexed for a minute or so....


Then I realized I was looking in a mirror, slightly stoned, hadn't shaved. Then I remembered had changed clothes after getting stoned so my parents wouldn't notice the reek of weed on me when I got home....Then I thought to myself....I really need to get more of that weed...and Stabbing Westward is a shiatty band. I really shouldn't buy this CD


As I mentioned above, the future self can't kill you, so the only logical option is he's there to have sex with you.
 
2013-10-17 09:10:43 PM  

traylor: When I was younger, I did time travel at least 50 times. I had visions from the future but only from one day ahead - except for two occasions. I also had about 50 OBE's, although I am a little skeptic on this issue.

You will not believe it so why should I go into details?


I don't believe washington-babylon's story either.  That doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy reading it.
 
2013-10-17 09:54:28 PM  
If ever a portal between two points in space-time were established you'd have the differential between them forcing a tremendous change in environment. Air pressure would rush through trying to equalize, heat and light... etc.

If you want to time travel outside of the normal constraints of time, first get several atomic bombs and a space ship.
 
2013-10-17 09:56:59 PM  

LiberalWeenie: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were ...


It most certainly is true. I know you can't take my word for it (being just another internet guy) but it really happened. That event was one of two unexplainable events that have happened to me.
 
2013-10-17 10:13:25 PM  

Hagbardr: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were ...


See previous statement about drugs thattaway ^^^.
 
2013-10-17 10:41:45 PM  
Most people's time travels occur when they wake up after being passed out drunk for hours.
 
2013-10-17 11:24:37 PM  

washington-babylon: LiberalWeenie: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were ...

It most certainly is true. I know you can't take my word for it (being just another internet guy) but it really happened. That event was one of two unexplainable events that have happened to me.


Did this occur anywhere near Leiper's fork? Probably not, but I experienced something much like that in 1998 and thought it was worth asking.
 
2013-10-17 11:53:45 PM  

BafflerMeal: Time travel threads.  Always fun.

Always full of 'That's not how time travel works!'


We know how time travel works. Everyone ever did it their entire life.

What we don't know is how to change directions. All we can do is speed up or slow down ever so slightly.
 
2013-10-18 12:04:21 AM  
"WHERE'S THE COMMISSIONER?"

Much better sponsored spamontoast.
 
2013-10-18 02:29:44 AM  

Mrbogey: If you want to time travel outside of the normal constraints of time, first get several atomic bombs and a space ship.


Done. What now?
 
2013-10-18 10:58:14 AM  

washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were quite dubious (natur ...


i1207.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 03:14:12 PM  

Klopfer: Mrbogey: If you want to time travel outside of the normal constraints of time, first get several atomic bombs and a space ship.

Done. What now?


Eject them out of the spacecraft in a series of controlled detonations meant to propel you until you're approaching ludicrous speed.
 
2013-10-18 03:37:44 PM  

stonelotus: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, but they were ...


Holy fark. Who, or rather WHAT, the hell is that!?!
 
2013-10-18 05:25:08 PM  

washington-babylon: stonelotus: washington-babylon: I know I have said this before, but I will CSB anyway:

When I was 18 I used to live out in a fairly rural area (5 mile drive to the nearest "Town") in Tennessee. One fine Saturday morning In the Fall I decided to take a walk down the 3/4 mile long driveway that connected us to the chip-and-tar country road we lived on. This driveway was unpaved, and wound through the woods and forded a small creek. Near said creek was a small hill in the driveway followed by a lower area that gathered puddles during rain storms.

As I walked down this lane and started up the small hill, I was struck by the absolute lack of animal activity. No birds, no Squirrels, nothing. As I crested the hill, I heard a odd sound, almost the same as the sound of air or water, maybe a mix of both being sucked into something. Naturally, I stopped and looked around for the source of the noise. To my great surprise the source was something unbelievable.
About 12-15 feet further along the driveway, towards the part where the road started to descend the hill, I saw a weird distortion in the air. The distortion looked like water pouring into a hole, and outlined a roughly 8 feet wide rectangular... Doorway? Portal? that stretched up past the treetops.

The bizarre part was that it was transparent, but the places where it passed between me and tree branches were a dead giveaway that it wasn't really see-through. The branches would disappear as if obscured by the opening, and re-appear on the other side. I immediately considered the possibilities, and pitched a stick into the opening. Walking around the opening, the stick was nowhere to be found, and I discovered that the object was seemingly only a couple inches thick. I briefly considered the repercussions of attempting to stick my hand in the opening, or maybe trying to walk through. Both of these seemed to be really bad ideas.

I went back to the house and got my parents and convinced them to come see what I had seen, bu ...


Brad Pitt as Early Grayce from Kalifornia.

Early Grayce: Do you remember them doors? Them doors I was talkin' 'bout Bri? 
[Brian laughs] 
Early Grayce: I think I got me a couple of them, found me a couple of them in Kentucky. Hell, I wasn't even lookin' for the first one. I was just on the side of the road, swingin' my sickle, I turn around and there's this door, this big old door and lights comin' out blindin' me, real gold and I'm thinkin': 'This can't be, this can't be.' So I close my eyes and I count one, I count two, I count three I count four-five and I open my eyes... and it wasn't there. Haaa... 
[kicks can toward Brian]
 
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