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I tend to go to the gym in the morning. This is because I, in general, run on two speeds - Stoic and Ridonkulous - and running a few miles or lifting until my muscles give out is the quickest way to shift out of Ridonkulous mode in preparation for work/school.

It's usually pretty empty in the mornings. Today, though, it was busy. Turns out they were using it as a set for some kind of fitness video. As I was leaving the locker room after suiting up, one of the trainers grabbed me and said "Hey, want to be in my video?" I shrugged and said "Sure." They had me run around a bit, then had the trainer run up next to me, at which point I turned to her, smiled, and gave her a "friendly nod of recognition". At which point, I maintained speed and she ran off ahead of me, and shouted "I win!" and I laughed and did a kind of "defeated, but a good sport" shrug. Later, they had me pose/flex for the camera, wearing a plastic construction worker hardhat (with the words "Body Built At [gym name]" on it) for some reason. I guess because construction workers always wear their hardhats when they work out. And I suppose they think that construction workers are manlier than philosophy tutors like me. Personally, I think having a random dude posing with a copy of Man's Search for Meaning or something woulda been way more badass. And less Village People-ish. But I guess that's why I'm not a marketer.

So, if you happen to buy a low-production, most likely shady fitness video from some late-night infomercial and see a confused-looking construction worker, that might be me. Heh.

Oh, also, I hope everyone remembered to celebrate Time Travel Day on Sunday. There's only two days a year that you get to travel through time, so take advantage of it!

"I hated gym, 'cuz I never was athletic.

I played a couple sports just to keep it copasetic,

But I found more in computers than I ever could in hoopin' -

Every time I wrote a goto, bitch, I had that baby loopin'!"

"Meganerd" by YTCracker

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Does this mean, should I feel the need, I can get a quick fix of time travel any time I want by simply moving the little setting gizmo on the back of my clock to something other than what it now is? Cool!C

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Duh. You're talking about the Daylight Savings Time changes? Heck, just move from one time zone to another throughout the year, just to have fun. If, in the fall, you move from Eastern Time to Central Time, exactly at the time it changes from Daylight Time to Standard Time, what will have happened?

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Does this mean, should I feel the need, I can get a quick fix of time travel any time I want by simply moving the little setting gizmo on the back of my clock to something other than what it now is? Cool!C
Nah - in order for time travel to work, the one thing that you must have is consensus. If everyone agreed that tomorrow was December 17th, 1924, then so it would be, but if it's just you saying it...well, not so much. Unless you're completely alone. Or, you could do what a former roommate of mind did and declare your room a separate time zone. His room was fifteen minutes ahead of the rest of the house. As soon as he stepped out of his room, however, he was thrown back into the primary time-stream with the rest of us.Or, you know, a flux capacitor and one point twenty-one jiggawatts. But that can be kind of hard to get.
If, in the fall, you move from Eastern Time to Central Time, exactly at the time it changes from Daylight Time to Standard Time, what will have happened?
That'll open a wormhole and send you to a parallel pocket-dimension, existing entirely within the confines of Abe Vigoda's breast pocket. However, this pocket dimension is identical to ours in almost all ways ("daisies" are called "doozies", but that's about it), so you probably won't notice that anything's happened.
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