Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Time Travel: or, back to the future, first class...

April A-Z Topic:  Time Travel

I've decided it's time to do something terribly grown up and responsible.  It's time to invest in my future.

Literally.

That's right, boys and girls, I've decided to invest in the Time Travel Fund! You've never heard of the Time Travel Fund? Well, go to this site and have a squiz.

All for the price of ten measly American dollars, I can have the satisfaction and peace of mind of knowing that only seconds before my death, time travel experts from at least five hundred years in the future will pull me out of my time frame and replace me with an inanimate clone who will do my dying for me. What convenience!

I'd always assumed, like most of you I'm sure, that my first time travel experience would involve a mad scientist, stolen plutonium and a car with funny doors. Well, I suppose you can't expect anything else from the generation brought up on Back To The Future movies.

 But it now seems I have the option to travel with all the style and comfort that five hundred years of evolution can provide.  Hopefully I'll find myself living in a Utopia of unparalleled peace and prosperity.

Of course, knowing my luck I'm more likely to end up in a H.G. Wellsish nightmare with Morlocks chasing me around, trying to make sausage out of me, or maybe in a world full of talking apes where humans are kept in cages as pets.

 But hey, life's a gamble.

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    1. Definitely ... now I just have to work out if it's a good deal or a bad one.

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  2. Between hungry Morlocks and angry apes, I'll take the apes. But with a time-traveling Delorean, the space-time continuum is the limit!

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    1. I think I'd take the apes too. At least you have the chance of being kept as a pet, which is infinitely better than sausage.

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  3. Since I'm planning on never dying (so far, so good!) this probably isn't a good investment for me. But I DID give my husband a star once, & we never expect to visit it. I can afford the 10 bucks, though, so maybe I'll give it a go!!

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    1. I thought it over & just joined--hey, I'm worth it!!

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    2. LOL! I'm sure when they whisk you off to the future you'll decide it was the best ten bucks you ever spent!

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  4. Ten bucks? This smells fishy to me. I think I'd save my money.

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  5. HAHA awesome! I know people who I need to send this link to - though some of them probably already knew about it and have paid their $10. If that is the case I will have to ask them why they didn't tell me.

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    1. I wonder if the future is just going to be littered with people we know now.

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  6. Are you kidding me?? BRILLIANT. I'm going to give these out for Christmas gifts this year! HA! ;)

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    1. LOL! Good idea! It's the gift that keeps on giving!

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  7. I wonder if I'd make the same choices or new ones? Guess I'd better invest and find out.

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  8. Now why didn't I think of that? Someone is earning big bucks out there. If you go before me, let me know how it went as I don't fancy parting with my cash unless someone can tell me it's not fake, ha ha ha.

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    1. I'll just make a long distance call from 500 years in the future and let you know how it turns out :D

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  9. Haha nice. I think I will pass. Since a chunk of the money is going to their site, I feel they should really work on improving their site after so many years. For 5$ you could likely make a site (or say... blog...) way more appealing :)

    The concept is cool, though, and they did well with their disclaimers.

    Voyage in Time charges double! So this site is a bargain :)

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

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  10. I'm not sure whether to shake my head or just lol. So I'll do a smirk and tilt my head to the side XD. Ten bucks seems legit..

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    1. Oh yeah, totally legit. Time travel as a retirement plan, sounds completely plausible ;D

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  11. This is much sounder investment than the pet aftercare program for the apocalypse that the old guy kept pushing back and that never happened. I wonder if those folks got their pets back after shelling out a few hundred bucks.

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    1. I remember that one! Those guys made out like bandits!

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  12. Cool, where do I sign up :) LOL - just one question: after you time travel, are you well 500 years from now?

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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    1. I certainly hope so! I don't want to pay ten bucks just so I can die in 26th century comfort!

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  13. Pfffft, while you quibble with future clone you over the ethics of killing your personal clone for your continued existence, I shall be chilling, literally, in a block of ice next to Walt Disney, awaiting our future robot overlords to graciously thaw us out and cure the liver disease I'll most surely develop in the next two-to-three months...okay, weeks.

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    1. Ah yes, the cryo option. Soon we'll be splitting into two factions, the time travellers and the cryogenics believers.

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  14. I imagine the future to much like it is in the film Idiocracy where the human race has only gotten more stupid. I'm kind of glad I get to die before it gets that bad... well, hopefully, but you never know.

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    1. Ooh, I hadn't considered that. I might end up being the smartest person in the world!

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  15. The joke's on you. They still kill you but replace you with a near identical robot clone.

    With enough time, most of the population will be replaced with robot clones and the surviving humans will be overwhelmed by the oncoming robot apocalypse.

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    1. Oh dear, perhaps I haven't thought this through...

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  16. What a clever idea - you know they're making some bank off of people who just needed a giggle. :)

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    1. True, like those people who sell stars! I wish I'd thought of something like this, I could be cashing in on people's need for a laugh.

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  17. I've always been interested in time travel. As a kid I loved the 60s classic Time Machine, although I would always go backwards in time, never forward.

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  18. Morlock sausage and apes...at least an adventurous way to go....I would love to time travel..but like Stephen would probably go backward ( how thats any different than now, I dont really know...)

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    1. I think, given the choice, I'd want to go backwards too.

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  19. Oh, the Morlocks are too terrifying for me!

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  20. LOL! What a fun post! I can't imagine time travel--just beyond my scope!
    tm

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    1. I watch a lot of Doctor Who, so I can definitely imagine time travel.

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  21. ten bucks? gimme 4!!! haha wouldn't that be great if it works like that?

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  22. Be leery, dear Kellie - there's this old saying "you get what you pay for" and I'm not sure ten bucks is going to get you very far into the future... maybe down the block and around the next corner!

    Fun post - made me smile! Thanks.

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. True, if I just ended up in the middle of next week, it might not be worth it.

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  23. What a deal indeed, how can you say NO?

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  24. Typically, I find every excuse to spend money but I am not sure I want to see what another 500 years of craziness looks like. I wouldn't mind the talking monkeys so much as 500 more years of bad politics. I would hate to show up and find out that taxes are 99.9 percent of my paycheck and a medical checkup is $8000.00.

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    1. I'm sure our evil robot overlords are managing things nicely :D

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  25. What a steal, literally!! I needed a good laugh today!

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    1. Yeah, I'm thinking that they're motives aren't entirely pure :D

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  26. Okay, I'm confused. All this timey whimey stuff has just made my head implode upon itself! :)

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  27. That pays for itself in a matter of life saving moments!!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. If it works, it definitely pays for itself! If not, well at least you get the false assurance.

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  28. Wow! I am going to pay in quarters!

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    1. I'm sure they'd take it. I don't think they're fussy :D

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  29. LOL. I guess you'd have nothing to lose if you were about to die, right? Well, maybe just the ten dollars...

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    1. True, but if you're going to go anyway you probably won't miss the tenner.

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  30. I just wanna know where you can get a clock like that? That's really cool! Oh, and good luck with your living forever thing. :)

    S

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  31. Wow, that is quite the premise! A part of me thinks, why not? All I'm losing is $10, but then I think of the humiliation when people read my will and laugh at me that they have to notify the fund of my death, while the owner of the site is sipping fruity drinks on a beach in Jamaica.

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    1. LOL! I just saw all that played out in my head, with the cast of Community playing your family :D

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  32. Hilarious! I wrote about wanting a Time Machine as well. Great minds! :-)

    Loved the post! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I want a Tardis for my birthday! :D

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  34. Great post, btw. I'm going to pay in quarters too!

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  35. I think I'd rather wait for Christopher Eccleston to grab my hand and say "Run!" We'd have lots of awesome adventures and then he'd turn into David Tennant and I would sex him to death.

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