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Are we there yet? 17th Century Version.

How long did it take to sail from the Americas to England in 1609? And vice versa? [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Nov 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me optimize my elevator travel

I work in a building with two elevator banks, six cars per bank. One covers floors 2 - 20. The other covers floors 20 - 38. Both, obviously go to the lobby. My office is on floor 20, so my co-workers and have our choice of which elevator bank to choose from for our trips up and down. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Sep 17, 2013 - 32 answers

Please help me remember a short story!

Short story help, please. I remember this... [more inside]
posted by pentagoet on Dec 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Time Traveling Submarine?

Does anyone remember a short sci-fi story about a time traveling submarine? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Nov 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me come up with time travel references

Help me come up with time travel references [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Sep 8, 2011 - 32 answers

Birds? Those are dinosaurs!

Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
posted by TigerMoth on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Do it In A Week (and a bit)

I'm going away for a week and a bit. Is there anything I can set up now that will done and ready to be enjoyed when I get back? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 11, 2011 - 23 answers

X in Y minutes

There's a website where I can plug in an address and find out where I can get to in any direction in a city in X minutes using transit. I have lost the link, where is it?
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Desperately need name of late 70's Early 80's TV show!

Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
posted by donaldjans on Aug 22, 2010 - 15 answers

How to fake time travel to get a girl to marry you.

I'm looking for a particular blog post from the past. I have no idea where I saw it, or how I found it, but it involved something along the lines of pretending to be a time traveller to convince a girl to marry you by impersonating her "husband from the future." Any ideas?
posted by jpcody on Jun 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Good time travel books and movies

I have just got the time travel bug. After watching this movie, I realized I wanted to read more books and watch more movies on time travel. Please recommend some good ones; the more screwed up/paradoxical/complex, the better, as long as the explanations are reasonably rational.
posted by dcrocha on May 16, 2010 - 64 answers

Time travel to New Amsterdam - for kids!

Going bonkers trying to remember the title of a favorite children's book that I read growing up in the late 1960s. The story takes place in NYC and the main characters are 2 children, a boy and a girl. The children stand in the first car of a subway train and as the train moves faster and faster through a Bowery tunnel, the children travel back in time to NY when it was New Amsterdam. They meet Peter Stuyvesant and other characters in Manhattan when it was a Dutch colony. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by suzeQ on Sep 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Presidential time-usage in pictures

Who spent more of their Presidency on vacation, Dubya or Bush, Sr.? Who travelled more, Clinton or Reagan? It seems to me, there's got to be some organization somewhere that tracks this kind of Presidential time-utilization info, and organizes it into pretty charts and graphs. Help me find the information visualization I seek!
posted by paisley on Sep 3, 2009 - 3 answers

What's a stranded girl to do?

Albertan, in Ontario for a family get together in Durham- I long to visit friends for a day in Toronto - So far I have a way INTO To., early Wednesday morning...getting BACK to Durham is the problem. The other hitch is, I will be getting into To. at around 5am...what on earth can I do to pass the time between then and say...brunch with friends at a reasonable hour? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Aug 22, 2009 - 10 answers

I meet my greatx10 to the 20th grandmother, things happen. What happens?

Disturbed-that-I-Keep-Wondering-This-Filter: I keep wondering if I were transported back in time, to different points of human history, could I reproduce with the ladies of the, erm, period? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Apr 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Roll Call: Who's come unstuck in time?

Help with my homework filter!! I want to compile a list of time travelers from literature, television and cinema. I am looking for a couple specific attributes. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 9, 2009 - 35 answers

What are small ways you use to make a mundane life more bearable?

What are small ways you use to make a mundane life more bearable? [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Feb 15, 2009 - 53 answers

Sci Fi Story about couple using time travel to hide?

Can you help me remember/find a Sci Fi Story about a couple using time travel to hide? In Mexico? They were being tracked by a shadowy figure who would always order many beverages when he sat down in a restaurant...Bradbury? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Jan 15, 2009 - 9 answers

I'm trying to find the title of an old PC game

I want to say I played this game around age 12 or 13, so that would be right around 1990 or so. It was a computer game where you played a character in charge of a group of people who are sent back through time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by meggie78 on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Time travelling TIME?

Time traveling TIME? How did I get next weeks TIME? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Oct 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Love that dirty water ...

First time in Boston ... there's [more inside]
posted by LilBucner on Jan 11, 2007 - 27 answers

Troubleshootin The Tale: Temperature Traveler

Abstract Thinking Filter: So I created this creature that travels by temperature instead of time, so to speak. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jul 18, 2006 - 29 answers

Japan to the UK (via the entire world)

I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2006 - 8 answers

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