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Now, Voyager

June 12, 2009

Who doesn’t love a good time capsule? Not to be confused, of course, with a good-time capsule (Cf: Ecstasy and Viagra)

A time capsule is, in some sense, our projection of what we, ourselves, consider to be nostalgic. What will  “others” want to see that we think best represents us? Is it our innovations, our pop culture, and/or our hope at immortality?

Maybe it’s a mix of all three.  Here are some time capsules from days past:

  1. Voyager (communications, peace promoter, time capsule, and object of Star Trek: The Original Motion Pictire, I would argue)
  2. 1939 World’s Fair Time Capsule
  3. M*A*S*H Cast Time Capsule

What would today’s time capsule contain? What would best represent our current culture?

  1. A Twinkie – “food”, glorious “food”…and we may be hungry after the capsule digging
  2. Hot air – courtesy of Fox News and the Religious Right
  3. A Twitterific application – because we can say more with less.bit.ly
  4. A clone of Oprah – that woman knows how to build an empire, and that’s the Gospel truth
  5. Clone Wars – maybe someone in the future will understand why Lucas ruined the original trilogy.

We’ll return to this list after our Bette Davis movie, currently in progress.

And now…Voyager.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Andrew permalink
    July 9, 2009 8:23 pm

    What the hell was Lucas thinking? Lucas should be banned from every making another movie after these disasters.
    As far as time capsules, I would suggest adding lard/bag of sugar because everyone is fat, porn because we are always horny and a gun because all we do is kill each other over bullshit.

    Thank you and come again.

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