Err okay I really jumped the gun on the time travel thing. But starting at around 1:50 or so I do start yammering about the nature of cycles and how they define what we call "time," so I don't know, maybe someone could chop it up and use it for something?
Ditzy English Major tries to explain time, and time travel. A few pet theories on how it could work, what I would do if I could travel back in time and meet my past self, and how my ass could theoretically achieve this. Some fanpoodling over Feynman, Tesla, and Einstein. And there's blood. Oh yes.
CAN'T FREAKING WAIT FOR LOOPER.
Oh, and here is the public domain stuff I used:
http://archive.org/details/ConstellationEarthMoonMars ("In general our content is not under copyright and so can be used without express permission, as long as the use does not somehow imply that NASA endorses a product or cause. The credit line used in connection with the images should read "NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org." )
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Feynman-Diagram.svg – Feynman diagram – Public Domain
(Also, sorry about the noisy birds in the background. I live in the country.)
I WISH: For people to have a look at this, that's all. It took me months and I could have been arrested while filming it. :D And I'm really proud of my Island's own little X-File and I want to share the (possibly true?) story.
I need to thank Metaphorest for helping me scan the original poem, first of all. Sbambrick for this beautiful music. Todd for the great collab and especially for his AWESOME voice over! What an incredible job!
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.li.111-tf-1387.r1 – Some Radar stuff; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/IMB_SF_R19_C1 - credit to Ivan Bridgewater and the Internet Archive. Liscnse: Creative Commons, Attribution 3.0
http://www.archive.org/details/CEP_00_011 Einstein footage; License: Public Domain
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1941_Roosevelt_speech_pearlharbor_p2.ogg State of war sound clip. License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/SF176 WWII footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/how_money_is_made "Illicit wealth" – how money is made. License: Prelinger Archive public domain
http://www.archive.org/details/BigfootMothmanFootage Monster footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.39114 some ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/1933-04-24_Akron_Hulk_Salvage Wrecked Ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/SosCoastguardChapter10 A bit more ship stuff; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.25027 More ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/TheMontaukProject Montauk Project movie footage, picture of the Eldridge; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.28372 Electromagnetic animation. License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/tb_nt I didn't use anything from here, but it's a good show about Tesla, and about 1:18 in, they're talking about Tesla's work in electromagnetics on Long Island.
http://www.archive.org/details/GMM-10142 - Gravity, black holes; http://www.archive.org/details/CHAN-610 – Expanding universe; NASA; NASA's licensing info: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html
http://www.archive.org/details/WhiteMag1940 – Prism bending light. License: Public Domain
One day, I will learn how to do a good split screen where the light matches, AND, I will learn how to cut bits out without it looking all jumpy and stuff. Dude, but this was so hard, having to talk to and answer nothing. Well, hard for me, anyway. :)
And, sorry about the constant ringing bell in the background. You guys know Havoc, my crow. He likes to make noise.
Oh, and the book is In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat, by John Gribbin. I highly recommend it.