Why do we time travel in our birthday suits?

So apparently the only person capable of traveling through time with clothes on is Michael J. Fox, and the only way he did it was by using a De-Lorean and a Flux-Capacitor.

All joking aside, why is it that every book that includes time travel, doesn't include clothing? Think about it...The time traveler in The Time Traveler's Wife comes out of the woods and approaches a little girl NAKED!  Or, how about, the mysterious flicker of an unclothed man on the streets of New York, in When you Reach Me.  As if that isn't enough, what about all those characters using the Chronometer in Fablehaven 5...men, women and children all arriving in the past without clothing, at the same time!  Really, even boy-genius Artemis Fowl couldn't manage to bring a long a pair of pants.

It would seem to my simple mind, that if an author is asking me to believe that time travel is possible, he would at least let me believe that whatever clothing you have on, can go with you.  Don't get me wrong, I would love to believe that time travel is possible, I just wish it were possible for the "modest is hottest" believers. 

I guess the only solution is for every author to somehow include plutonium and a really cool sports car in every book.

What do you think?

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