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(Omaha World Herald)   Elementary school opens time capsule buried in 1987, unearths highly collectible Guess jeans, Go-Bots, and Garfield cartoons   ( divider line
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2012-12-29 09:26:02 PM  
10 votes:
Seems like you'd want to wait a bit longer to open it. Time capsule from 1887? Interesting. One from 1987? Not so much.
2012-12-29 09:03:49 PM  
9 votes:
Quality article. Hey, you know what would have been really great? Pictures of all the sh*t you were talking about.
2012-12-29 10:21:02 PM  
4 votes:

bob_ross: GOBOTS and not TRANSFORMERS?!   *facepalm*

/so much fail

WTF are you talking about? Which would you rather keep and which would you rather stick in some crappy time capsule?
2012-12-29 09:34:47 PM  
4 votes:
Why would you open a time capsule so soon?

/25 years only seems like a long time to an 18 year old.
2012-12-30 03:15:03 AM  
3 votes:
Also, please bring these back...

That peanut flavored granulated center was heavenly! I lived on those things for a few years back in the 80's.

/They had Apple II's at my public school in '82
2012-12-29 09:26:25 PM  
3 votes:
1987 *time capsule*? Hell, I still have wearable t-shirts from back then.
2012-12-29 11:39:24 PM  
2 votes:

titwrench: dickfreckle: Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.

I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.

Levis and tee shirts. That is all a kid needs.

Two words. Ocean Pacific.
2012-12-29 11:23:32 PM  
2 votes:

TheCity: dafuq? i am now so old that people are opening time capsules from my birth year? shiat.

I can tell you with certainty that 25 is not old.
2012-12-30 02:37:31 AM  
1 vote:
They didn't get TransFarmers in Canada until 2004.

Pictured is the Goat Chew-Bot TransFarmer

/Brent Bum
2012-12-30 02:05:33 AM  
1 vote:

specialkae: emersonbiggins: I can haz 80's nostalgia thread?

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I had those. Taught me that I was not cut out for rollerskating. Anyone remember the plastic inverted cups with the PVC string to walk on so we could all be taller? No idea what those were called, but I loved them.

I believe they are Romper Stompers

2012-12-30 12:24:40 AM  
1 vote:

No broken fan belt?
2012-12-30 12:23:36 AM  
1 vote:

Wasilla Hillbilly: I have an idea for a time capsule that you open immediately. It's a good way to get some cool stuff in a box.

I just read that in Mitch Hedberg's voice.
2012-12-30 12:18:20 AM  
1 vote:
I want to make a time capsule that says "open in 100 years" and inside is a box that says "open in 100 years"...and so on... maybe in the last one have a piece of paper that says "follow instructions from first box".

Kinda the ultimate troll time capsule.
2012-12-29 11:59:46 PM  
1 vote:

DigitalCoffee: At least no one got this:

I'm sure that a cool person should rail on that movie, but despite Nicholas Cage I actually liked it.
2012-12-29 11:56:21 PM  
1 vote:

nytmare: Lionel Mandrake: I surprised they weren't blinded by a shiatload of neon apparel.

Neon was two years later, in 1989.

Nope, I graduated in 1987 and I distinctly remember neon on the girls in my class from 8th grade to senior year. Socks, tank tops, jewelry, hair accessories.

/not for me
//poor kid!
2012-12-29 11:48:44 PM  
1 vote:
At least no one got this:
2012-12-29 11:47:54 PM  
1 vote:
Today my dog unearthed a time capsule he buried in the snow yesterday: a stick, two leaves and milk cap. He was thrilled.
2012-12-29 11:37:13 PM  
1 vote:
"No computers," Wing said. "I think we were still a year or two away from getting computers in 1987."

Jeez, WTF? I graduated high school in 1986 and was working on Commodore PET and Atari 800's in school nearly 6 years earlier.
2012-12-29 11:26:33 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't the whole point of a time capsule to show what things were like "back then"? Isn't a 25yo "time capsule" kinda pointless when half the population remembers "back then"?
2012-12-29 10:50:41 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard.

Actually, she was waiting for the day that you would finally come to that realization.  Congratulations!  You've officially grown up.

/it's all downhill from here
2012-12-29 10:11:15 PM  
1 vote:
I have boots older than that.
2012-12-29 09:42:54 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Seems like you'd want to wait a bit longer to open it. Time capsule from 1887? Interesting. One from 1987? Not so much.

basemetal: Why would you open a time capsule so soon?

I think they wanted the kids involved to still be alive, in this case. More of just a silly little thing to do.

Like so that mom's sixth grade kid can dress up in mom's sixth grade clothes, and stuff.
2012-12-29 09:04:23 PM  
1 vote:
How sad is it that this capsule was closed 25 years ago...and all of that stuff doesn't seem all that old?

Oh god...I'm old.
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