Yes, those tempus fugit coils are a pain to balance. If the clockwise and counterclockwise coils are not in perfect balance then the time machine tends to drift off into the future or past, which makes it really hard to keep parked.
There's a term for that imbalance, btw. It's "the tempus fidgets."
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments