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(Christian Science Monitor)   India to send the last commercial telegram message on the planet on July 14. What should the last message say? (Voting Enabled)   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Samuel F.B. Morse, wires, Human Rights Commission, Western Union  
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2013-06-15 11:43:44 PM  
14 votes:
"What hath God wrought?"
2013-06-16 12:08:29 AM  
12 votes:
Stop. Stop.
2013-06-15 11:45:49 PM  
8 votes:
So long, and thanks for all the dits
2013-06-16 12:14:58 AM  
3 votes:
To send radio grams at no charge, please contact the American Radio Relay League.
2013-06-16 12:08:54 AM  
3 votes:
"Planning to send a telegram on July 15? STOP"
2013-06-16 12:49:52 AM  
2 votes:
2013-06-16 12:26:56 AM  
2 votes:
Dear Marty,

If my calculations are correct, you will receive this letter immediately after you saw the DeLorean struck by lightning. First, let me assure you that I am alive and well. I've been living happily these past eight months in the year 1885. The lightning bolt that hit the DeLorean caused a gigawatt overload which scrambled the time circuits, activated the flux capacitor, and sent me back to 1885. The overload shorted out the time circuits and destroyed the flying circuits. Unfortunately, the car will never fly again.

I set myself up as a blacksmith as a front while I attempted to repair the damage to the time circuits. Unfortunately, this proved impossible because suitable replacement parts will not be invented until 1947. However, I've gotten quite adept at shoeing horses and fixing wagons.

I have buried the DeLorean in the abandoned Delgado Mine, adjacent to the Old Boot Hill Cemetery, as shown on the enclosed map. Hopefully, it should remain undisturbed and preserved until you uncover it in 1955. Inside you will find repair instructions. My 1955 counterpart should have no problem repairing it so that you can drive it back to the future. Once you have returned to 1985, destroy the time machine.

Do not, I repeat, do not attempt to come back here to get me. I am perfectly happy living in the fresh air and the wide-open spaces, and I fear that unnecessary time travel only risks further disruption of the space-time continuum. And please take care of Einstein for me. I know that you will give him a good home. Remember to walk him twice a day, and that he only likes canned dog food. These are my wishes; please respect them and follow them.

And so Marty, I now say farewell and wish you Godspeed. You've been a good, kind, and loyal friend to me. You've made a real difference in my life. I will always treasure our relationship and think on you with fond memories, warm feelings, and a special place in my heart.

Your friend in time,

"Doc" Emmett L. Brown.

September 1, 1885.

2013-06-16 12:25:59 AM  
2 votes:
Please revert back via telegram as soon as you get this
2013-06-16 12:19:06 AM  
2 votes:
.- .-.. .-.. / -.-- --- ..- .-. / -... .- ... . / .- .-. . / -... . .-.. --- -. --. / - --- / ..- ...
2013-06-16 12:04:18 AM  
2 votes:
Drink your Ovaltine
2013-06-15 11:56:27 PM  
2 votes:
So long and thanks for all the fish
2013-06-15 11:53:45 PM  
2 votes:
Whatever it is it will be in better English than any of us Farkers use, that's for sure.
2013-06-15 11:48:15 PM  
2 votes:
... ..- -.-. -.- / -- -.-- / -- --- - .... . .-. ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. / -.-. --- -.-. -.-
2013-06-15 11:47:54 PM  
2 votes:
Thank you, come again!
2013-06-16 12:36:12 PM  
1 vote:


Who's the dummy writing this show?
2013-06-16 11:07:48 AM  
1 vote:

WelldeadLink: Copy the shortest telegram: "?"

2013-06-16 02:41:48 AM  
1 vote:
The electronic world began with these dots and dashes. The world was changed by those and became a community more so by those sounds and electronic impulses than by any other technology. We have improved things beyond those noises heard around the world in ways I bet no one then could have imagined. So rest. Job well done..

Full Stop
2013-06-16 02:21:59 AM  
1 vote:
This communication format is so steampunk it shiats gears.
2013-06-16 02:13:05 AM  
1 vote:
I still think Morse code has value.
Yeah, I'm 10 beers in, but I remember a downed American Flyer being held by North Vietnam that was forced to make a statement on film confessing to war crimes, and denouncing America's involvement.

While he was making the statement that was going to be shown on U.S. television, he blinked his eyes in Morse code, to say he was being tortured.

Hey, if it weren't for Morse code, we would have never beat the alien invaders in the movie "Independence Day".
2013-06-16 01:52:40 AM  
1 vote:
The era now ends.  All things must STOP

/I admit it, I misted up a bit when the last Morse repeater sent GOODBYE
2013-06-16 01:21:52 AM  
1 vote:

Aulus: Peccavi


I have Sindh.

/nothing is obscure
2013-06-16 01:16:05 AM  
1 vote:

2013-06-16 01:02:07 AM  
1 vote:
Video killed the radio star.
2013-06-16 12:52:59 AM  
1 vote:
2013-06-16 12:51:06 AM  
1 vote:

Savage Belief: This is the last commercial telegram ever, I am thinking.

...except for Telegram service still in operation in South America, Europe, and probably parts of Africa.

/Sorry to screw up the theme, but the story is wrong.
2013-06-16 12:41:20 AM  
1 vote:
God hath obsoleted this and wrought more.
2013-06-16 12:41:12 AM  
1 vote:
So long, and thanks for all the clicks.
2013-06-16 12:26:34 AM  
1 vote:
We will do the needful.
2013-06-16 12:15:06 AM  
1 vote:
and so it ends not with a bang but with a whimper
2013-06-16 12:06:40 AM  
1 vote:
The ending to the Sopranos was good but it
2013-06-16 12:03:26 AM  
1 vote:
"Thank you for calling USA Prime Credit My name Peggy How can I help?"
2013-06-16 12:00:08 AM  
1 vote:
Could you repeat that, please?
2013-06-15 11:59:17 PM  
1 vote:
Your call is important to us.  Please hold the line.
2013-06-15 11:58:32 PM  
1 vote:
Dear Dot, It's been great, but I gotta dash.
2013-06-15 11:57:13 PM  
1 vote:
"Did you try rebooting the computer?"
2013-06-15 11:47:41 PM  
1 vote:
Please do the needful.
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