This Day in Science 1

Last Update: December 08, 2020

Star log date: December 8, 2020


Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day
No, that's not a joke! I was watching a video from PLR.me on fun holidays celebrated in December and almost choked when the host mentioned this ‘Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day’ holiday. Never heard of it, but I was intrigued and had to investigate.

Next I Googled the term and one of the top results took me to one of my favorite sites: timeanddate.com. Lo and behold, there it was…. here’s the link in case you still don't believe me: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/pretend-to-be-a-time-traveler-day.
Of course time traveling is a fantasy of a lot of people. Come imagine with me that we are traveling to a point in the past and another one in the future.

Time Machine replica from 1960 movie directed by George Pal and starring Rod Taylor.

The Past

We choose to travel with Jason and the Argonauts chasing the golden fleece. Non-stop sea adventure, fighting monsters such as Medusa, the harpies and a skeleton army raised from the teeth of the mythical beast Hydra. Source: Wikipedia.


Amazing stop-motion animation sequence by Ray Harryhausen without computers, from 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts.

The Future
We decided that golden fleeces and skeleton armies are highly overrated so next we choose to visit the monolith recently discovered on the Moon courtesy of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Oddysey 1968 movie directed by Stanley Kubrick.



The Monolith from the film 2001: A Space Oddysey.

On our way there though we are told a ginormous version of the monolith has popped up on one of Jupiter’s Lagrange points. The existence of the monolith is kept secret from humanity and a race ensues among the Russians and Americans to get first to Jupiter and decipher the object’s mystery and significance for mankind.

Of course these are just movies, fiction pieces that exercise our imaginations and curiosity but have no significance in our daily lives. Reflecting on our past and future are also pretty useless, unless we are planning our businesses and life goals.

The Present
I would rather live in the present and take advantage of the training and tools available here at WA to slay our monsters of self-doubt and plan the future direction of our online businesses. And that’s time traveling of the real kind.

Take Home Message

Aside from the fanciful images above I will like to finish off what I hope was an entertaining post with one of my favorite quotes:
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane

Luz

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Mick-D Premium
Good post Luz.
I was thinking of David Bowie "ground control..." 😁
The weekend is nearly here...
Michael.
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coqui49519 Premium
Aaaah David Bowie, snif, I miss those old timers who showed us how to really rock.

I especially loved his rendition of Comfortably Numb with David Gilmore and Pink Floyd at the Royal Albert Hall in 2006. Check it out on You Tube! :-)

Thanks for stopping by Mick and the trip down memory lane. Peace.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Interesting monolith and post, Luz! They have discovered three monoliths in the US in the last month or so!

Jeff
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coqui49519 Premium
Hi Jeff, really? It is difficult sometimes to tell pop culture from real historical artifacts lol and it’s one of the reasons I love history and reading from old old texts instead of new ones.

Have a lovely day. Peace.

Luz
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Yes, it has been on the news! I know one was in a Utah Canyon, and another was found and destroyed in California! Not sure about the other one, Luz!

Jeff
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coqui49519 Premium
Oh I see I should check it out lol

I threw out my TV years ago and do not follow the news that closely so thanks for the window Jeff :-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed downweek friend.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
It was on YouTube, Luz!
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Luz,

I remember the film Jason and the Argonauts very well. I was 13 at that time.

The quote of Bill Keane is beautiful. We should enjoy each day we get as it is truly a present.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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coqui49519 Premium
Hi Taetske!

These 3 movies I’ve always enjoyed as I’m a SciFi freak lol

My most memorable scene besides the skeleton army was when the statue came to life and chased the Argonauts out of the bay :-) aaaah pop corn and good times.

I’m glad my post brought a little cheer and entertainment for a couple minutes.
There is only the Now, nothing else is guaranteed, and we should enjoy each moment like you say.

Greetings from cold (and getting colder haha) Michigan. Peace.

Luz
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Interesting blog Luz. Although things seems very nteresting in the past, it is much hopeful and sustainable in the future
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coqui49519 Premium
Yes agree 100% Simone, without planning for the future time just runs down our fingers like sand through an hourglass. I’m glad the post was interesting and I hope it brought a little entertainment in the middle of your routine :-)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy an awesome week. Peace.

Luz
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Newme202 Premium Plus
It did Luz. Thank you again for posting
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