Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

Can you do this at weddings?

It’s just a jump to the left

And then a step to the right

With your hands on your hips

You bring your knees in tight

But its the pelvic thrust

That really drives you insane

Let’s do the time warp again

Can we really bend and fold time?…and who is Dr. Frank -in- Furter?

In 1975 the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show was released. It became an instant “cult” success and launched the careers of three actors and a number of ridiculously strange songs for the time. Well maybe not that ridiculous…but they were cool. “Let’s Do The Time Warp Again” was one of them and to this day is often used in commercials and musical parodies.

One of Einstein’s theories is that time and space form a continuum which bends and folds or warps. This theory is often used in science fiction as it has yet to be proven true.  Although if you could bend time and space you could alter the information about anything  just at the time it is about to be released. Basically, you could keep the truth from coming out about an even even though the event actually happened. So were the events in the  movie Rocky Horror Picture Show true but were altered to project the events in a whimsical, ridiculous manner so we wouldn’t believe it?

Fold on the dotted line.

So if we can fold,  bend or warp space and time where and how do we do this? Maybe, like the spongy pickle looking creatures in Dune, we will have to eat tons of the spice “melange” which would allow us to bend and fold space to get from say earth to the farthest galaxy billions of light years away in less time than it takes to turn on a light. But Einstein didn’t mention any spices in his theory and even if he did my guess is that information was also altered. Perplexing isn’t it.

It is interesting that most of the information on the subject of time warp and the space time continuum is provided to the public at large through movies like RHPS, Dune, Star Trek, Star Wars. I even think it is pushed to our children on Sesame Street, especially on those days when the letter of the day is T. Even the recent movie Inception has some sprinkling of this concept. Think about it.

It’s like Deja Vu all over again.

Yogi Bera, the great Yankee catcher, was credited with coining this phrase. At first I thought all of Yogi’s whimsical sayings were due to his not wearing a catcher’s mask during his early career in baseball. But on many occasions I have walked into a room, building, park, etc. for the first time only to say….”hey, I think I’ve been here before.” Tell me that hasn’t happened to you?

So maybe, just maybe Yogi was talking about the space time continuum. And maybe Yogi and Einstein were the same person…only at different times in the space fold…..spice anyone?

Let’s do the time warp again…….


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Don Musilli started his journey as an entrepreneur and businessman. He surveyed the sky above as a private pilot and explored the sea below as a scuba diver. He looked at the future through the words of Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, Herbert and Ellison; learned a new way to write technical blogs and make them readable… and then created LiteWorld, a blog-novella.

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