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1985 A.D., What’s in Your Time Capsule?

17 Mar

March 17, 2010


From the New York Post.
(Their motto: “One Part Lindsay Lohan, One Part Lady Gaga, One Part Actual News.”)

Authorities in Somerton, Ariz., are mystified by a disappearance that dates back a quarter-century, but was only just discovered. The town opened a time capsule from 1985, and found letters, pictures and lots of other artifacts. What was missing was a bottle of Mexican brandy. A town official swears he watched as the box and everything in it — including the booze — was buried in concrete 25 years ago

They opened a time capsule from the far-off era of 1985? Is it really a time capsule if the same guys who buried it are still alive dig it up? Dogs have buried bones in backyards longer than that. And what did they want to find? It isn’t like the contents are a surprise- they still remember putting the stuff in! I guess they were really eager to get their vintage “Frankie Say Relax” t-shirts back and ready for the summer. They may be back in fashion.

The dictionary defines an artifact as “An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest.”

Here are the artifacts they discovered from the bygone-time of 1985.

  • Autographed picture of Andrew Ridgeley
  • Inaugural Wrestlemania Program featuring Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
  • VHS copy of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • six-pack of New Coke
  • TV Guide featuring Mr. Belvedere

As for the bottle of Mexican brandy, I guess we may never know what really happened to it, but after reading that story I just wish it were here right now so I could take a good stiff drink.

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