I keep seeing an add on the History channel for an upcoming program. It is about what would you want to see put in a time capsul that will be closed for a thousand years. Ah, if the world is still around when they open it… I’d like them to find the package of microwave popcorn I put there for them.
Polyester… not only would it last that long, but I would be glad to see it go out of fashion for a thousand years. Didn’t like it in the 70’s…don’t like it now.
“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing, does the painter do good
things.” --Edgar Degas
I think I’d want to add something that would confuse and/or alarm future generations - say, a Paulie Shore movie.
yea confuse the shit out of the future.
Put in a whole load of canned things. Canned spray cheese, canned spray air, canned spray paint. Then a mysterious note like “the government is closing in, only you can find the truth with these”
Or we could do one better than a simple Pauly Shore movie, we could just put Pauly Shore in. And Dr Laura for that matter. Please
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An “e” at the end.
Again, slow on the draw.
A Twinkie. I want to have something to eat that will remain fresh for that long when I awaken from my cryogenic slumber to save the world from Wesley Snipes. I sure as hell wouldn’t want Taco Bell. You’d have to have ball-balls to eat that stuff.
I am not insane. I am just an average girl who enjoys the lost art of torturing small animals by duct-taping them to railroad tracks.
Thousands of tiny time pills
for activated timed release…
i’d put a book in because they probably won’t be around any more. some suggestions would be: The Outsiders and The Chronicals of Narnia.
my crazy bro suggested a shotgun.(stupid. huh?)
Whatever!!! Just don’t screw up my life with your wicked stupid ideas!
Something biodegradable. We don’t want to pollute the future with our junk, how do we? Let’s show them our true spirit and try and help them out somehow.
We just passed the six billion mark not too long ago, didn’t we? Imagine how crowded the future must be! Why don’t we make it a time BOMB instead and do something for their overpopulation problem? Wouldn’t that be neighborly of us?
“A gift, from the past to the future.”
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I don’t have an evil side. Just a really, really apathetic one.
That Schrodinger guy’s cat.
More seriously, how about a computer?
Think of how fast computers have evolved this century, then imagine what they might be like in 1000 years.
JMcC, San Francisco, JJM’s page from the Bay
“The world is a dungheap, and we are maggots that crawl on it!” -Aldonza, Man of La Mancha
I haven’t decided what to put in a time capsule yet but I found pre-made time capsules in the supermarket checkout stand. A little plastic tube with end caps. My first thought was “what a dumbass piece of crap.” Second thought was “I’m the dumbass for not thinking of it first and marketing it.” Then I noticed the printing on the tube, “01-01-00.” The freaking things aren’t even Y2K compliant!
It’s your fault that I have no one to blame but myself.
Would you believe that someone copyrighted “01-01-00”? It’s showing up on all sorts of touristy crap (hats, t-shirts) now.
A pack of cigarettes.
Smoking is a dying art. (pun intended)
Remember Bogie and Becall?
This space for rent.
The collected works of Cecil Adams and Jan Harold Brunvand. Just so the people of the future could see that while we sometimes believed some silly stuff, we weren’t complete idiots.
I’d be willing to bet money that the Blue Star Acid UL is still going strong in a thousand years…