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2012-12-13 01:38:28 PM
The main-and only-suspect:

assets1.gcstatic.com
 
2012-12-13 01:42:58 PM
Kudos to them for not calling in a bomb squad.
 
2012-12-13 02:14:10 PM
It belongs in a museum.
 
2012-12-13 03:51:38 PM
That replica ususally goes for upwards of $400. I can't believe somebody just threw it in the mail.
 
2012-12-13 03:58:34 PM
Top men.
 
2012-12-13 04:00:35 PM
This is what Lucas is doing with his spare time now that he pawned off Star Wars.
 
2012-12-13 04:02:20 PM

Apos: The main-and only-suspect:

[assets1.gcstatic.com image 460x615]


cdn.smosh.com
 
2012-12-13 04:09:45 PM
Should have sent it to the Marx Brothers.
 
2012-12-13 04:09:56 PM
That's kinda neat.


chicagoist.com


Wish whoever-it-was hadn't misspelled 'Illinois' though. 


pic is hot
 
2012-12-13 04:10:19 PM
Don't open it. Your face will melt.
 
2012-12-13 04:16:56 PM
Cool of them to even leave the zip code off (till someone at the post office wrote it on there), since they werent used in full force untill the 60s
 
2012-12-13 04:17:37 PM
 
2012-12-13 04:19:13 PM
Heh, that's pretty neat.
 
2012-12-13 04:26:38 PM
I can't help it -- I'm pretty skeptical:

The University of Chicago gets mail creates package for Indiana Jones - based marketing campaign
 
2012-12-13 04:28:51 PM
It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.
 
2012-12-13 04:31:11 PM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.


I understand it was studied by top men.
 
2012-12-13 04:32:41 PM
Hey subby, you call him Dr. Jones!
 
2012-12-13 04:33:06 PM

LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.


img716.imageshack.us


can attest to that fact.
 
2012-12-13 04:35:52 PM
Uh, it wasn't addressed as a Care Of. Isn't it slightly against Federal law to just decide to open it?
 
2012-12-13 04:38:05 PM

Old Man Winter: Uh, it wasn't addressed as a Care Of. Isn't it slightly against Federal law to just decide to open it?


I'm pretty sure that doesn't apply to fictional characters.
 
2012-12-13 04:40:08 PM

Old Man Winter: Uh, it wasn't addressed as a Care Of. Isn't it slightly against Federal law to just decide to open it?


Huh, apparently not illegal to open it. Link
 
2012-12-13 04:43:46 PM

LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.



Top. Men.
 
2012-12-13 04:54:57 PM

Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.


Porkins! Pull up!
 
2012-12-13 04:55:13 PM

Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.


You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)
 
2012-12-13 05:07:16 PM

spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)


did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?
 
2012-12-13 05:09:20 PM

spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)


Yup.
 
2012-12-13 05:11:08 PM

calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?


No.Way.
 
2012-12-13 05:12:50 PM

badLogic: calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?

No.Way.


Yeah, he was also in Air Force One and rumored to be working on Air Force One Two
 
2012-12-13 05:15:08 PM
Venice, Italy?
 
2012-12-13 05:20:25 PM

Blathering Idjut: That replica ususally goes for upwards of $400. I can't believe somebody just threw it in the mail.



I have a buddy who is an expert in replicas, let me give him a call, and have him take a look at it
 
2012-12-13 05:21:09 PM

max_pooper: badLogic: calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?

No.Way.

Yeah, he was also in Air Force One and rumored to be working on Air Force One Two


Damn! Next you are going to tell me was in an episode of the Mod Squad.
 
2012-12-13 05:29:28 PM

badLogic: max_pooper: badLogic: calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?

No.Way.

Yeah, he was also in Air Force One and rumored to be working on Air Force One Two

Damn! Next you are going to tell me was in an episode of the Mod Squad.


The girl who played Leia ended up being the guy who was in King of Queens.
 
2012-12-13 05:32:40 PM

spacemanjones: badLogic: max_pooper: badLogic: calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?

No.Way.

Yeah, he was also in Air Force One and rumored to be working on Air Force One Two

Damn! Next you are going to tell me was in an episode of the Mod Squad.

The girl who played Leia ended up being the guy who was in King of Queens.


yeah she really let herself go.
 
2012-12-13 05:41:57 PM

Bermuda59: Blathering Idjut: That replica ususally goes for upwards of $400. I can't believe somebody just threw it in the mail.


I have a buddy who is an expert in replicas, let me give him a call, and have him take a look at it


If you are at all into prop replicas then the Replica Prop Forum is the place to go. That diary most probably came from one of the guys there.

They don't really "sell" stuff for legal reasons but just to give you an example someone is currently selling replica cherubs from the top of the Ark in Raiders which he says are cast off of the originals for about $1000/ each. That's for resin.

Even replica props can be crazy pricey.
 
2012-12-13 06:26:34 PM
livelongandprosper-hansolo.jpg
 
2012-12-13 06:53:15 PM

LonMead: I understand it was studied by top men.


Who?
 
2012-12-13 07:05:51 PM

Gilligann: LonMead: I understand it was studied by top men.

Who?


Top. Men.
 
2012-12-13 08:37:46 PM

LemSkroob: Cool of them to even leave the zip code off (till someone at the post office wrote it on there), since they werent used in full force untill the 60s


This should be the biggest tip off. This came through the mail from someone who either wasn't paying attention or got the joke. It's unlikely to be from inter-office mail.
 
2012-12-13 08:51:38 PM

andrewagill: LemSkroob: Cool of them to even leave the zip code off (till someone at the post office wrote it on there), since they werent used in full force untill the 60s

This should be the biggest tip off. This came through the mail from someone who either wasn't paying attention or got the joke. It's unlikely to be from inter-office mail.


Actually, now that I look closer, those stamp cancellations are not USPS cancellations, which implies that the package was probably sent by a postal worker who dropped it in a bin at a point where international mail enters the US system or where it leaves one post office and enters another. If it had come in to the 60637 PO, they wouldn't have bothered writing the ZIP code, and if it had turned up in a mail collection box, they would have probably seen the cancelled stamps and tossed it.
 
2012-12-13 10:29:12 PM

badLogic: spacemanjones: badLogic: max_pooper: badLogic: calbert: spacemanjones: Apos: LonMead: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It was promptly placed in a wooden crate and stored in a warehouse.

I understand it was studied by top men.

[img716.imageshack.us image 250x262]


can attest to that fact.

You know that guy is also Porkins right? (The fat X-Wing pilot who bites it in the trench run)

did you know that the actor who played Indiana Jones is the same actor who played Han Solo?

No.Way.

Yeah, he was also in Air Force One and rumored to be working on Air Force One Two

Damn! Next you are going to tell me was in an episode of the Mod Squad.

The girl who played Leia ended up being the guy who was in King of Queens.

yeah she really let herself go.


Did you know the actor that played Marcus Brody was also in "The Razor's Edge" with Bill Murray who was in Tootsie?
 
2012-12-13 10:32:57 PM

Raktastic:

Did you know the actor that played Marcus Brody was also in "The Razor's Edge" with Bill Murray who was in Tootsie?

...who was in Wild Things with...
Kevin Bacon
 
2012-12-13 10:35:04 PM

Blathering Idjut: That replica ususally goes for upwards of $400. I can't believe somebody just threw it in the mail.


Tell me about it. I have a grail diary replica prop and it came wrapped in an envelope just like that, stamps and all. Even has Adolf Hitler's signature inside.
 
2012-12-13 11:52:01 PM

andrewagill: andrewagill: LemSkroob: Cool of them to even leave the zip code off (till someone at the post office wrote it on there), since they werent used in full force untill the 60s

This should be the biggest tip off. This came through the mail from someone who either wasn't paying attention or got the joke. It's unlikely to be from inter-office mail.

Actually, now that I look closer, those stamp cancellations are not USPS cancellations, which implies that the package was probably sent by a postal worker who dropped it in a bin at a point where international mail enters the US system or where it leaves one post office and enters another. If it had come in to the 60637 PO, they wouldn't have bothered writing the ZIP code, and if it had turned up in a mail collection box, they would have probably seen the cancelled stamps and tossed it.


they could just track it:

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-14 12:11:02 AM

chewielouie: Blathering Idjut: That replica ususally goes for upwards of $400. I can't believe somebody just threw it in the mail.

Tell me about it. I have a grail diary replica prop and it came wrapped in an envelope just like that, stamps and all. Even has Adolf Hitler's signature inside.


I made the mistake of looking up Hitler's actual signature and it ruined that scene for me. In the movie "Hitler" just plain writes the name, and that's inaccurate. An actual Hitler signature was a calculated, self-aggrandizing affectation with "Adolf" made into some kind of Runic glyph, and "Hilter" had an unnecessary vertical mark through it, as though the letter H had a Hitler mustache. Turns out the actual Hitler was kind of a douche. I mean, who knew?
 
2012-12-14 01:06:26 AM
Did anyone mention "top men"........just wondering??
 
2012-12-14 01:27:45 AM

Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: Did anyone mention "top men"........just wondering??


We can assure you.
 
2012-12-14 02:35:35 AM
"Hello is Indiana Jones there?"
"No, mutherfarka!"
 
2012-12-14 06:36:26 AM

Sliding Carp: I can't help it -- I'm pretty skeptical:

The University of Chicago gets mail creates package for Indiana Jones - based marketing campaign


Get outta my head.
 
2012-12-14 07:33:07 PM

calbert: they could just track it:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x266]


knuckleballsblog.com
 
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