All the Time in the World

Time travel is real, and I can prove it! But what does that mean for us?

Mitch Teemley

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I saw the movie The Time Machine as a kid and immediately became obsessed with the idea of time travel. I held my breath as George departed, determined to make the future better, and his insightful botanist friend observed, “He has all the time in the world.” Then I swallowed the lump in my throat and rushed to the library to check out the H.G. Wells novel that (along with fellow steampunk Jules Verne’s works) formed the template for modern science fiction.

Years later, I was invited to a liquidation sale of props and costumes from the old MGM Studios. Some iconic items were available for absurdly low prices (back then no one considered them collectibles). These included Judy Garland’s ruby slippers and Scarlett O’Hara’s curtain dress. But the thing my eyes fixed upon was the time machine! The asking price was just $1300. Still, I was fresh out of college and that…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to All the Time in the World

  1. Boy that brings back memories. Remember the Big Bang Theory episodes on the Group purchase of the Prop Machine? Bring memories and smiles.

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  2. *Is Time Travel a Fantasy?*
            No. It just happens
            (whether we like it or not)
            on a fixed schedule.

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