671: Hubert Goes To China

Hubert Horatio Hifflepowder was a renowned world traveller. You might even call him a genuine cosmopolitan. Ask him where he had travelled and Hubert would sniff his nose in your general direction. “More like where haven’t I travelled!” Sneered Hubert. One of the places that Hubert had not travelled was the Vatican City. Well, at…

657: The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Umpire

In the summer of 1953 visitors to Boston’s famous Fenway park found themselves privy to a strange and intriguing spectacle. A strange man in a flowing robe and ancient sandals stood behind home plate, making the important decision which govern the game of baseball. This man was none other than the famous Marcus Aurelius of…

591: The Portal Will Soon Be Closing

Sylvan backed onto the the street, and automatically reached for the garage door opener clipped to his sun visor. He didn’t think anything of it, he’d done it a thousand times before. His thumb was an inch away from the button when it happened. “The portal will soon be closing.” Sylvan slammed on the brakes,…

585: Am I Being Too Obvious?

Waterwheel, clay pigeon. Know what I mean? Birdcage, elephant, Manhattan. Am I right? Nail polish, computer. You know what that means, right? Ski Resort. We all know what I’m talking about. Hill, Waterfall. Am I being too obvious? Cherry sundae, beer, house, Manchuria, television, pears. I think we all know where I’m going with this.…

565: The Economics Of Time Travel

After years of tinkering in his basement Scott had finally invented the perfect time machine. How exciting to traverse the sands of time unbounded by its linear function! “What time period should I visit?” Asked Scott. The middle ages? Too much plague. The civil war? Too much gangrene. The neolithic age? boring. After considering the…

238: Time Travel is Boring

Randy was ecstatic when Uncle Jim told him about the time travel machine he was inventing. Randy loved history, and it had always been a dream of his to travel back in time and see it unfolding. When Uncle Jim asked him if he wanted to test out the new machine Randy enthusiastically said yes.…

24: Marty McFly Opens Up Possibilities for Time Travelers

If Marty McFly showed up at your doorstep would you be surprised? Probably not. McFly has opened up a paradox in the time-space continuum. While the Back-to-the-Future movies deal with the hazards of messing up the continuum, future time travelers could use Marty’s existence to delve deeper into the future. G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown character…