Do you think it’s possible that one day someone will invent a way to travel through time? And if time travel were a possibility at all, I could create a time portal device in a lab that was big enough to transport a bar of gold through it backwards through time an hour. However, If I was the guy in the past, I would effectively have 2 pieces of gold, as I had the one I was going to to the test on, and also the one from the future. This would likely reproduce its self an infinitely amount of times because past me would never catch up with future me. Past me would have a mountain of gold that grows rapidly over an hour. That hour would be an eternal loop, always existing and causing the past event to have spontaneous mass generation while the future event would have a limited mass disappearance. I would be rich, right?
-Not A Mad Scientist
Dear Bluey: Are you a fan of movies about games? Or games about movies? Or people playing games in the movies? Or people playing movies in games? Anyway, I recently was very excited about a movie project called The Gamers: Hands of Fate…in fact, so much so that I backed the film financially (via Kickstarter). I absolutely loved the second The Gamers movie, and was waiting, on tenterhooks (what does that phrase mean, by the way?), for the release of the third (available to watch for free on YouTube, btw). Well, to put it briefly, I was sorely disappointed by the third movie…and I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the film. Thanks forever and forever,
— Grievous Gamer Girl.
Dear Bluey: If you could travel to any place in the world (which you can, via water, right?), where would you go? And, do you know anything about Spain? I’m traveling there soon, and I don’t feel like messing around with reliable travel guides and such…I’m counting on you to keep me safe and sound.
— Travelling Trouble.
Dear Bluey: I fell hard for one of my co-workers. I initially resisted what was clearly a bad idea, but passion and desire eventually won out. While we did share some good times, it was not meant to be. My feelings have gone unrequited and now I have to see this person on a daily basis. I refuse to leave an awesome career with a company I love, but the crushing blow of rejection makes me want to break his teeth the moment I see him. This has prolonged and severely stunted by ability to get over the relationship/rejection. How would you recommend moving on when I have to see his stupid ass face all the time?
— Dumbass Chick.
Dear Bluey: The Holidays are right around the corner. You know, that time of year when dysfunctional families gather together, and in all their awkwardness, somehow make everything feel…jolly? I’m dreading it. I’m not sure if it is psychological, or if things have changed so much over the past 10 years, but nothing feels as it should. Is this what Holidays feel like as a grown up? If so, is there a magic fish I can wish on, and return to my childhood? If so, may I have it for Christmas?
— Neville of Newton.
Dear Bluey: I don’t know whether or not you have kids, but I’m sure you understand the whole principle behind parents protecting and advocating for their kids…when it’s appropriate. Let me give you the rundown, Bluey, on this situation I need advice on. I hope you can keep up.
My oldest son is out for his first year of school-sponsored basketball. He plays on the “C” team, and I know I’m biased, but I think he’s good – at least “B” team material.
However, the real situation is this: last night, the entire team played a game and my son (and others) were informed on the bus ride home that there was NO practice this morning. But, because I’m a weird mom, I emailed a friend of mine whose son is on the “A” squad. Sure enough, those kids did practice this morning.
I feel pretty confident that my son didn’t hear the coach wrong, and so, Bluey, I’m wondering what my next move is. Should I call the coach and find out if there’s some preferential treatment going on? Or should I let it go?
My parental Spidey Sense is tingling, and your words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
— Discomfited Parent.
Dear Bluey: I have a really hard time keeping my hands and fingers warm. Can you recommend a really good pair of gloves/mittens for this winter? And don’t advise me to amputate, either. I need my hands in my line of work.
— Chilly Extremity.