Entertaining Comic Strip Reveals the Pitfalls of Time Travel: An Epic Fail Unveiled

Lucas Rainfall

Updated Monday, May 13, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time and astound the people of the past with your vast knowledge of the future? Well, a recent comic strip has hilariously captured the essence of this desire, showcasing the unexpected consequences that can arise from such a journey. In this four-panel masterpiece titled "Time Travel," the artist brilliantly illustrates the pitfalls of attempting to impress the past with future knowledge.

The comic strip begins with a character, donning a blue shirt and black hair, expressing their fervent wish to go back in time. With a single dot for an eye and a simple line for a mouth, they exclaim, "I WISH THAT I COULD GO BACK IN TIME." The enthusiasm in their voice is palpable, as they dream of blowing everybody's minds with their incredible knowledge of the future.

In the next panel, we see the same character now wearing a vibrant red shirt, continuing their sentiment, "SO I COULD BLOW EVERYBODY'S MINDS WITH MY INCREDIBLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUTURE!" The anticipation builds as we imagine the awe and admiration they expect to receive from the past inhabitants.

But alas, the third panel introduces a twist. A second character, dressed in historical garments such as a yellow robe, a red shawl, and a rope belt, appears on the scene. Their wooden staff lends an air of wisdom and authority. With a dot for an eye and a simple line for a mouth, similar to the first character, they curiously inquire, "SO HOW DO YOU MAKE ONE OF THESE 'CELL-PHONES'?" The time travel wish has come true, and now our protagonist is faced with a baffling question.

In the final panel, the original character, now back in their blue shirt, stands with a slightly bemused expression, arms at their sides. The realization of their lack of practical understanding dawns upon them as they sheepishly admit, "I DON'T KNOW." The juxtaposition between their initial confidence and the ultimate realization creates a moment of comedic genius.

This comic strip beautifully captures the humor in the contrast between our aspirations and the practical limitations of our knowledge. It reminds us that while we may dream of impressing the past with our future wisdom, there are certain things that are simply beyond our grasp. As the ancient saying goes, "The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don't know."

So, the next time you find yourself daydreaming about time travel, remember this comic strip and embrace the joy of the unknown. After all, life's greatest adventures often lie in the unexpected twists and turns that come our way. And who knows, maybe one day, someone will invent a time machine that can truly bridge the gap between past and future. Until then, let's revel in the laughter and lessons that comics like "Time Travel" offer us.

In the immortal words of Nate Bargatze, who humorously explores this concept, "There is a sweet spot for going back in time and changing the world... as long as I didn't go back more than 400 years." So, my friends, let's appreciate the present, learn from the past, and savor the mysteries that lie ahead.

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Hail The Sandwich Maker


How do you make a ball point pen? What about those cigarette lighters, how do you make them? You don’t know? How about a pencil? Tell us how to make a pencil.


Nate Bargatze does a very funny piece about this.


Be fair. He did manage to teach them english.


Haha, yeah. There is a sweet spot for going back in time and changing the world. I have degrees in engineering and mathematics with a level of understanding that would completely revolutionize the world... as long as I didn't go back more than 400 years. If I went back 2000 years I would accomplish very little. Probably just die immediately


"All we need is electricity" "How we do that?" "I dont know "


Dara O'brien did a great stand up routine about this concept


I wanna see an isekai where the main character doesn't conveniently have the knowledge to make the primitive versions of modern things. Like shampoo, toilet paper, toilets, various foods/recipes, paper, etc. Like they start thinking they'll be able to use modern knowledge, but realize they don't know s*** about nothing I watch a ton of isekai anime and the main characters in the slice of life MC's all have like modern knowledge of farming techniques, how make things like soap, shampoo, paper, glue, ink, paint, etc. If I went to a fantasy world without modern tech, I wouldn't have much I can create to get ahead in that new life. Except maybe just retelling stories and writing books. Like, I'd just write Dragon Ball or something, lol. claim it's real life history.


This is just a redrawing of a known meme?


Cup + string + cup = phone

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