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2013-04-23 07:53:25 PM
5 minutes after you bury it.
 
2013-04-23 08:11:06 PM
When it's not from the past, but from the future.
 
2013-04-23 08:32:23 PM

shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.


If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.
 
2013-04-23 08:48:34 PM

Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.


But what if the paper contains a virus that wiped out humanity in the future?
And now it's wiping out everyone in the present day?
And your lottery win means nothing.
But, if it wipes out everyone in present times, then people in the future won't exist.
So they couldn't have sent that paper back in the first place.
So, I'm sorry, what were you talking about?
 
2013-04-23 09:00:44 PM
Telephone? The church is probably still renting it from AT&T!
 
2013-04-23 09:01:40 PM
Were there any onions in there?
 
2013-04-23 09:01:46 PM

shanrick: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

But what if the paper contains a virus that wiped out humanity in the future?
And now it's wiping out everyone in the present day?
And your lottery win means nothing.
But, if it wipes out everyone in present times, then people in the future won't exist.
So they couldn't have sent that paper back in the first place.
So, I'm sorry, what were you talking about?


That's okay, hon.  Here, have a frogurt.
 
2013-04-23 09:39:02 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
HELLO MY BABY, HELLO MY DARLIN', HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAL!
 
2013-04-23 09:43:15 PM
Do people still do time capsules? I bet Trump does it. I imagine people 100 years from puzzled by a DVD set of a season of "The Apprentice."
 
2013-04-23 09:59:11 PM

shanrick: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

But what if the paper contains a virus that wiped out humanity in the future?
And now it's wiping out everyone in the present day?
And your lottery win means nothing.
But, if it wipes out everyone in present times, then people in the future won't exist.
So they couldn't have sent that paper back in the first place.
So, I'm sorry, what were you talking about?


What if c-a-t really spelled dog?
 
2013-04-23 10:46:57 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-23 10:47:31 PM
When the capsule is infested with cockroaches and centipedes.
 
2013-04-23 10:49:06 PM
Seriously, when is it not awesome to open up any time capsule?

Oh, I can think of one example.

www.somethingpositive.net
 
2013-04-23 10:50:46 PM
it's a can of worms! I can of woooooooorms!
 
2013-04-23 10:51:23 PM
also, beware if it's pandora's
 
2013-04-23 10:52:35 PM

Darth_Lukecash: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 304x248]
HELLO MY BABY, HELLO MY DARLIN', HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAL!


/thread
 
2013-04-23 10:53:55 PM
Done in one.
 
2013-04-23 10:56:07 PM
when the assholes filled it with smallpox?
 
2013-04-23 10:57:58 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-23 10:59:51 PM
I like how they put newspaper in the time capsule.  They probably didn't think that a hundred years I could read that day's newspaper in my own home from California.

....and then some assclown would post a snippet of it to TFD with an annoyingly baiting headline that sounds like it's from the present.
 
2013-04-23 11:00:13 PM
A dress and a pair of women's shoes?  WTF?  The crap to cool ratio of that capsule was WAY too low!  Go back and do it again. And this time, don't embarrass yourself!
 
2013-04-23 11:00:29 PM

haemaker: Telephone? The church is probably still renting it from AT&T!


That was my thought! People didn't own phones then, they leased them. It's probably technically stolen property.
 
2013-04-23 11:02:26 PM
Jimmy Hoffa knows a thing are two about time capsules. Ask him.
 
2013-04-23 11:02:58 PM

Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.


epguides.com
 
2013-04-23 11:04:16 PM

Darth_Lukecash: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 304x248]
HELLO MY BABY, HELLO MY DARLIN', HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAL!


Hello my honey.
 
2013-04-23 11:05:19 PM
"We look forward to science feeding the world's hungry and bringing peace and harmony to the world...."

At least to those who can afford it...
 
2013-04-23 11:07:47 PM
I buried one in the back garden in the house I grew up in 20 years ago. I've drove by the house a few times since we moved and the garden beds remain undisturbed. I hope if its ever.found that I hear about it or get contacted. It's in a 2 litre pop bottle with a hot glued on lid so it should be ok for a few decades underground. Can't remember what I put in the bottle. I was into collecting coins and treasure hunting at the time so probably a few coins minted that year and ?
 
2013-04-23 11:08:52 PM
When it's full of live, hungry velociraptors.
 
2013-04-23 11:10:32 PM
phrawgh: [knowingimage.jpg]

That's one of the few movies that ever really creeped me out.  And I don't believe in religion or determinism.  Unfortunately my brain came wired with a voice in the back that constantly says "Yeah, but what if? HUH?"
 
2013-04-23 11:11:29 PM
i291.photobucket.com

i291.photobucket.com

Would like a vote.....
 
2013-04-23 11:13:26 PM
Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed
 
2013-04-23 11:18:53 PM
I can't wait to hear about the new strain of drug-resistant cholera released from a century-old time capsule, after spending a hundred years festering among the other goods contained therein, which causes the next globe-clearing pandemic.
 
2013-04-23 11:18:53 PM

impaler: Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed


I don't even own a pornograph to play it on...
 
2013-04-23 11:22:54 PM

Atomic Spunk: When the capsule is infested with cockroaches and centipedes.


Centipedes? In my time capsule?
 
2013-04-23 11:23:36 PM

Darth_Lukecash: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 304x248]
HELLO MY BABY, HELLO MY DARLIN', HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAL!


Came for Michigan J. Frog....leaving satisfied.
 
2013-04-23 11:23:57 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

[epguides.com image 320x320]


I'm happy I'm not the only one who thought about Early Edition.
 
2013-04-23 11:27:41 PM

Krymson Tyde: shanrick: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

But what if the paper contains a virus that wiped out humanity in the future?
And now it's wiping out everyone in the present day?
And your lottery win means nothing.
But, if it wipes out everyone in present times, then people in the future won't exist.
So they couldn't have sent that paper back in the first place.
So, I'm sorry, what were you talking about?

What if c-a-t really spelled dog?


Wow Ogre...
 
2013-04-23 11:32:00 PM
I'd be scared of a time capsule that was giving off high levels of radiation. I wouldn't open it.
 
2013-04-23 11:39:40 PM

KangTheMad: I'd be scared of a time capsule that was giving off high levels of radiation. I wouldn't open it.


www.wipp.energy.gov

This place is a message... and part of a system of messages... pay attention to it!
Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
This place is not a place of honor...no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here... nothing valued is here.
What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.
The danger is in a particular location... it increases toward a center... the center of danger is here... of a particular size and shape, and below us.
The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.
The danger is to the body, and it can kill.
The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.
The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.
 
2013-04-23 11:40:04 PM
When there's a body in it.

Well, for some people, anyway. The rest of us just go get some sticks and have a good ol' time.
 
2013-04-23 11:46:39 PM

Sharksfan: impaler: Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed

I don't even own a pornograph to play it on...


Now I want a pornograph and I don't even know what it would be.
 
2013-04-23 11:47:00 PM

Sharksfan: phrawgh: [knowingimage.jpg]

That's one of the few movies that ever really creeped me out.  And I don't believe in religion or determinism.  Unfortunately my brain came wired with a voice in the back that constantly says "Yeah, but what if? HUH?"


You don't believe in religion? That's insane. Religion DEFINITELY exists. There's the Bible, right there. That proves it.
 
2013-04-23 11:47:00 PM
moviesharkdeblore.com

When the town no longer exists.

moviesharkdeblore.com

The time capsule is still there, and for the former residents who go back to open it it will be the last remnant of what was once a vibrant rural mining town. Depressing.
 
2013-04-23 11:52:12 PM
1300s black plague filled time capsule?
 
2013-04-23 11:55:37 PM

JPINFV: Quantum Apostrophe: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

[epguides.com image 320x320]

I'm happy I'm not the only one who thought about Early Edition.


Yup, was going to reference that myself after that post. And I don't think I ever even watched that show.
 
2013-04-23 11:56:14 PM
During a natural disaster such as an earthquake, flood, hurricane or tornado?

5:00 in the morning after only two hours sleep?

While performing brain surgery?

When you just made the capsule and are putting stuff in?

While being eaten by a crocodile? Actually I guess that would be pretty awesome.

I'm not sure what you're getting at.
 
2013-04-23 11:56:26 PM
Awesome?
s07.mtcdn.com
Not always.....
 
2013-04-23 11:57:33 PM
When the capsule contains the remains of Imhotep who never got over being buried alive after suffering th Hom Dai and shared the capsule with several thousand ravenous scarab beetles.
 
2013-04-24 12:00:01 AM
When "Made in NorSouth Korea" is stamped on the bottom and the sticker on the side says "Happy Clown Fun Toy for U of SA Children for to make Smiles!"
 
2013-04-24 12:00:59 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: [moviesharkdeblore.com image 300x243]

When the town no longer exists.

[moviesharkdeblore.com image 575x470]

The time capsule is still there, and for the former residents who go back to open it it will be the last remnant of what was once a vibrant rural mining town. Depressing.


Are they sure digging is wise? You know, making a hole in the ground in a place where sometimes the only reason there's not a gaping chasm into the fires of hell is because the grass is holding a thin layer of dirt together?
 
2013-04-24 12:04:17 AM
The technological wonder of the ages!!!! A box full of Radium Ore Revigators!

"LIme green jugs? That's all there is? What the...The screen on my iPad is all lit up, and it's not even on. That's odd."
 
2013-04-24 12:07:12 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Miss Stein: shanrick: When it's not from the past, but from the future.

If it's tomorrow's newspaper with tonight's winning lottery numbers, I'm okay with that.

[epguides.com image 320x320]


Wow. Haven't thought about that show in ages.
 
2013-04-24 12:08:03 AM
mentalfloss.com
The only time capsule worth waiting for.
 
2013-04-24 12:12:39 AM
vaccinenewsdaily.com

Maybe if it's sporting one of these, we might want to be a bit careful on how and where it gets opened...
 
2013-04-24 12:13:49 AM
"Wearing white gloves to preserve the integrity of the items, the Historical Society carefully removes a [100 year old] newspaper..."

...and hands it directly to a woman who's not wearing gloves.
 
2013-04-24 12:14:14 AM
Yum!

urbantitan.com
 
2013-04-24 12:30:55 AM

phrawgh: KangTheMad: I'd be scared of a time capsule that was giving off high levels of radiation. I wouldn't open it.



This place is a message... and part of a system of messages... pay attention to it!
Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
This place is not a place of honor...no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here... nothing valued is here.
What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.
The danger is in a particular location... it increases toward a center... the center of danger is here... of a particular size and shape, and below us.
The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.
The danger is to the body, and it can kill.
The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.
The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.


I think the whole project there was very interesting. Like a Tim Burton experiment, "how can we design the creepiest place in the entire world that will definitely still be too creepy for anyone to go in 9000 years from now?"
 
2013-04-24 12:32:29 AM
Actual capsule or differently lame time box?
 
2013-04-24 12:34:26 AM

Sharksfan: impaler: Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed

I don't even own a pornograph to play it on...


twittertrendsdepressme.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-24 12:44:45 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: When the town no longer exists.



The time capsule is still there, and for the former residents who go back to open it it will be the last remnant of what was once a vibrant rural mining town. Depressing.


Won't the insides be roasted?
 
2013-04-24 12:52:36 AM

tetsoushima: The only time capsule worth waiting for.


You can Google a list of the contents. How is that fun?
 
2013-04-24 12:58:53 AM
*poof*

"Surprise, it's anthrax!"
 
2013-04-24 01:07:10 AM
When it's not really a time capsule but one of the seals imprisoning the Dark One?  They look very similar.
 
2013-04-24 01:07:20 AM
That's awesome. In 2007 a friend of mine and I drove from Wichita to Tulsa to see the unveiling of "Miss Belvedere," the 1957 Plymouth buried in a Tulsa time capsule for 50 years. It was not so well-preserved.

http://www.unburiedcar.com/
 
2013-04-24 01:11:03 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: vibrant rural mining town


Having spent time in rural PA, there's never been such a thing.
 
2013-04-24 01:17:17 AM

ultraholland: When it's full of live, hungry velociraptors.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOME!
 
2013-04-24 01:30:29 AM
Back in the 1995, my siblings and I made a time capsule out of an old pickle jar and buried it in the backyard with instructions not to open it until 2010. Unfortunately, our familiy moved in the interim, but I dug it up before we moved, and it languished in our new garage until we decided to open it during Christmas break of 2009, since everyone was home at the time.

As it turns out, the problem with making a time capsule is filling it with things that are actually interesting. IIRC, the whole reason that we made the time capsule in the first place was the fact that 13-year-old me had dug a deep hole in the back yard, and we didn't want it to be for nothing, so the content was something of an afterthought.. We put in a newspaper clipping from that day, a personal statement from each of the kids, and a couple of plastic Easter eggs for some reason that none of us could remember. My personal statement was something along the lines of "Wow, 2010 is a long time away; have people been to Mars yet?" Nobody else's personal statement was much better.

To the parents out there: I would highly recommend making a time capsule as a family activity, but I would also encourage you to put forward some effort to make sure that the content of said capsule doesn't suck.
 
2013-04-24 01:40:11 AM
I read the headline in this voice:

coreydemoss.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-24 02:00:42 AM
Archive dot org has two PDFs about the Westinghouse Time Capsule of 1938.
There's a YouTube about it also.

Only 4925 years to go!
 
2013-04-24 02:05:56 AM

Sim Tree: Sharksfan: impaler: Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed

I don't even own a pornograph to play it on...

Now I want a pornograph and I don't even know what it would be.


I want a penis mightier even though I'm not sure what that would be either.
 
2013-04-24 02:19:33 AM

carmody: That's awesome. In 2007 a friend of mine and I drove from Wichita to Tulsa to see the unveiling of "Miss Belvedere," the 1957 Plymouth buried in a Tulsa time capsule for 50 years. It was not so well-preserved.

http://www.unburiedcar.com/


Classic fail. The footage from the unveiling ceremony at the Tulsa Convention Center is priceless.
 
2013-04-24 02:19:54 AM
Sandisk sells a special USB drive meant for home time capsules.
Data maintained for 100 years or so.
Good luck finding an adapter for your brainchip in 2113 !
 
2013-04-24 02:26:37 AM
Our HS one would be boring as hell from 1980.
Although a pair of my b/w checkered Vans slip on sneakers ended up in there.
 
2013-04-24 03:07:29 AM

Sharksfan: phrawgh: [knowingimage.jpg]

That's one of the few movies that ever really creeped me out.  And I don't believe in religion or determinism.  Unfortunately my brain came wired with a voice in the back that constantly says "Yeah, but what if? HUH?"


Yeah, I've found it's not a good idea to defend that movie here, but there's something definitely creepy about that one, and in a good way.
 
2013-04-24 03:11:27 AM
When it's one of Andy Warhol's "time capsules" (taped-up cardboard boxes) like the one he tossed some orange nutbread into back in 1973?
 
2013-04-24 03:13:42 AM

jayessell: Sandisk sells a special USB drive meant for home time capsules.
Data maintained for 100 years or so.
Good luck finding an adapter for your brainchip in 2113 !


Try the M-Disc, it's good for 1000 years.
 
2013-04-24 03:25:23 AM

scalpod: jayessell: Sandisk sells a special USB drive meant for home time capsules.
Data maintained for 100 years or so.
Good luck finding an adapter for your brainchip in 2113 !

Try the M-Disc, it's good for 1000 years.


Throw in a very very sturdy and reliable portable DVD player and I believe you will indeed have the time capsule friendly pornograph that we've been talking about in the thread. Well done!
 
2013-04-24 03:37:34 AM
 
2013-04-24 04:12:18 AM
Really pissed me off that they were all like, "Wear white gloves to preserve the items" and they show a guy wearing the white gloves ginger picking up the newspaper and immediately hands it to some lady who isn't wearing gloves. Goddamn body oils are gonna fark that paper up, amongst other items.
 
2013-04-24 04:45:50 AM

impaler: Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How my brain parsed it:

Perhaps most remarkable was a pornographic record featuring voices of citizens from the era.

How times have changed


like this?
 
2013-04-24 05:30:04 AM

Cataholic: Darth_Lukecash: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 304x248]
HELLO MY BABY, HELLO MY DARLIN', HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAL!

Came for Michigan J. Frog....leaving satisfied.


Why? Why did you come for Michigan J. Frog?
 
2013-04-24 06:11:43 AM
Hope this is a CSB:  In the early 70s my dad and I were remodeling my grandmothers house in Cleveland - she'd grown up in it and so had my dad - and we found an old patent medicine bottle, with a label in Polish, hidden in the basement.  Dad busted up laughing and tells me it was left there by my great grandmother....who was a bootlegger during Prohibition.  She would rebottle her stash in those bottles.  Bottle gets set aside again and forgotten.

Fast forward to 1993:  my family and I have been living in that house for four years while I was assigned to Akron as a USAF recruiter, and while packing everything up to move again, we find the bottle.  I tell my wife the story and she immediately insists we have to get rid of it because it's 'sinful'.  I promise to dispose of it....and I did so by getting a heavy metal box that was in the garage, packing it in said box, then burying said box about four feet deep behind the garage with a note explaining what it was and why it was buried.

Hoping it's still there....
 
2013-04-24 06:18:10 AM
To bad it wasn't full of gold coins that were illegal in 1913.
 
2013-04-24 06:20:24 AM
When you don't get to see the contents, that's when.
 
2013-04-24 07:05:52 AM

sanriosucks: Cataholic:

Came for Michigan J. Frog....leaving satisfied.

Why? Why did you come for Michigan J. Frog?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Froggy_Evening

"The timeline then jumps to 2056 (100 years and at least one day after the cartoon's debut). The Brown Building is being demolished using futuristic ray guns, and the box with the frog is discovered yet again by a 21st-century demolition man, who, after envisioning riches as well, absconds with the frog to start the process once again."
 
2013-04-24 07:56:46 AM

nmrsnr: 5 minutes after you bury it.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-04-24 08:06:49 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 09:18:49 AM
Time capsule from 1918:

"Hello, the Future!

Sorry that we coughed into the capsule.  Seems that Samuelson had a cold or flu.  Something going 'round, these days.  Anyway, enjoy the new music and books from your distant past.

Love,

1918"
 
2013-04-24 10:34:55 AM

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgur.com image 512x363]


Came here for this.
 
2013-04-24 10:41:04 AM
FTFA:   buried under the church 100 years ago
Good god, I have older junk in my basement that is still actively used.

FTFA: a pair of women's shoes that still had their shine
Huh, inert wax stays shiny if undisturbed for 100 years.  No kidding.
Does Yahoo know we have PEOPLE on this planet older than this time capsule?  Call me when we're unearthing prehistoric pot sherds with food still attached.  Or a Neanderthal man who's tattoos we can still read.  Good gresh.
 
2013-04-24 11:59:14 AM

ransack.: tetsoushima: The only time capsule worth waiting for.

You can Google a list of the contents. How is that fun?


you can kiss my grits,
 
2013-04-24 05:35:28 PM

timharrod: sanriosucks: Cataholic:

Came for Michigan J. Frog....leaving satisfied.

Why? Why did you come for Michigan J. Frog?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Froggy_Evening

"The timeline then jumps to 2056 (100 years and at least one day after the cartoon's debut). The Brown Building is being demolished using futuristic ray guns, and the box with the frog is discovered yet again by a 21st-century demolition man, who, after envisioning riches as well, absconds with the frog to start the process once again."


Thank you. That was a wonderful explanation. I feel more informed.
 
2013-04-24 10:38:16 PM

JustHereForThePics: I read the headline in this voice:

[coreydemoss.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]


Well, that makes 2 of us.  I wonder what he would bury...
 
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