Burning Question #25: Time Travel

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Welcome to my wormhole. Take a ride in my DeLorean. Welcome to the 19th Century, and the 18th, and the 17th. I could write volumes about the next subject, and then some.

TIME TRAVEL.

Of course we all know, in our own way, Vampires are the ultimate time travelers. We travel forward in real-time. Think about it. I’ll post some links to my previous time travel posts below.

If you could go back in time where would you go? Who would you want to see? What would you want to see and where? What is your favorite period in time?

If you had a chance would you go back and see The Knack in 1979? Would you go to the beheading of Cromwell? Would you hang out with John Adams during the Revolutionary War? Would you spend a week in the Library of Alexandria? Or would you meet your great great great great grandparents?

Would you spend time with this well dressed handsome man and his dog?

Of course all of the Time Travel lore says you can’t go back in a time you lived in. And can you go forward? Or can you only go back in time?

When my daughter was about six years old she told me that she wanted to invent a time machine when she grew up. It would be red. It would also fold up to the size of a book so she could take it with her. That is a good point. You don’t want to go back in time and have someone steal or damage your time machine. Smart kid. She’s in college now and still a smart kid.

Then there is the problem of Time Travelers themselves. According to my mother they are an unsavory group who travel in time in stolen technology (swiped from God only knows who or what.)

The Internet is full of all sorts of wack jobs who say they’ve time traveled. Look it up. It is a tangled web of weirdness. Go on YouTube if you want to see some insanely bad interviews with people who claim to be Time Travelers. Or don’t waste your time and just take my word for it.

Right now I’d love to be able to go back and spend some time with H.G. Wells.

I don’t know the physics of it all or how it would work, but what I want to know is today’s BURNING QUESTION.

Burning Question #25: Would you jump on a time machine if you could – knowing your presence might change history? Including your own personal history?

 

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Please let me know more of what you think. Leave your comments below. Please. We’d all love to know what you think. Or if you have traveled in time… hey, stupid question but you never know. You NEVER know. On the other hand I’m just asking for a stampede of coconut heads… but you never know.

Now for the lists for all of you popular culture fans: 

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Vampire Maman’s Favorite Time Travel Movies (in no particular order)

  • Back to the Future
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Looper
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Time Bandits
  • The Lake House
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Somewhere In Time
  • Plesantville
  • Five Monkeys

I did not include any of “The Time Machine” movies because I don’t feel any of them do real justice to the book. Guy Pierce can be sexy as all get out but NO.

Vampire Maman’s Favorite Time Travel Books

  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton (This is one of my favorite books but the movie sucks big time, don’t watch it)

No, I did not list “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I couldn’t get through it. I though it was awful. Couldn’t stand any of the characters. The flow sucked. Ugh. 

I haven’t read “Outlander” yet. I have the book on my nook. Wanted to read it before I saw any film/TV versions.

Vampire Maman’s Favorite Time Travel TV Shows

  • Timeless (the one big fault was that they didn’t feature their costume person. Movies and TV always leaves out one of the MOST IMPORTANT people in Time Travel – the Costume Designer. Right Becky?)
  • Time Tunnel (just because)
  • Sherman and Peabody (WABAC Machine)
  • And of course… Quantum Leap

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Yes, “Dr. Who” is there but I don’t watch it. I never have. 

Just A Few of the Vampire Maman Posts Concerning Time Travelers.

Remember, if you are ever approached by a Time Traveler proceed with caution. They tend to be an unsavory lot.

See you next Saturday with the next Burning Question, and don’t forget to let me know what is on your mind.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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In the meantime here is your weekend earworm.

8 thoughts on “Burning Question #25: Time Travel

  1. I like that song a lot better than I do the overplayed “Power of Love.” It probably would’ve worked better as an instrumental, though… it’s pretty obvious Huey had no clue what the lyrics for a time travel song should include and just threw random garbage from the movie in there. But the music rocks…

    As for the time travel stuff……. nah. You go back and mess with one person’s life 1,000 years ago and you have a whole new world. One that may not even include yourself. I like myself being here…

    • The only other “time travel” song I could think of was one from the band Never Shout Never, and it really isn’t about time travel. I’m sure there are more. You’d know if anyone does.

      Unfortunately Huey was overplayed to death. I remember the first time I saw him. I think it was 1981. He was opening for Toto at a music festival called Mountain Air. I thought “funny name but these guys are great.” He still shows up with his guys at Bay Area events.

      • I initially conceded that there probably weren’t any popular time travel songs…. all I could think of were regret songs like “If I Could Turn Back Time” and apocalyptic future songs like “In the Year 2525.” Then, naturally while I was at work last night, I remembered this song that was a very overplayed Mecca earworm a few years ago….

        The song was originally done by a group called Busted, but it was the Jonas Brothers version that played all too often while I was trying to work. The song is horrible, which maybe proves that the time travel concept just doesn’t work lyrically…

  2. That song IS horrible. It sounds like they’re trying to sound like Blink-182 (think “First Date”) Good old Jonas Brothers – laughing all the way to the bank.

    OMG I will have Cher’s voice and the image of her in some skimpy Bob Mackie outfit for the rest of the day. “In the Year 2525” was a song that took itself way too seriously. But I’d totally forgotten about it, and for good reason, but thanks for the reminder. Wow, you always come up with some good/bad ones.

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