The year is drawing to a close. What would you put in a 2012 time capsule?
At first I wasn’t going to do this one. What could a dork like me possibly put in a time capsule to give future generations an accurate look at us as we are today. In giving it more thought, I thought to myself “Why Not?”, as I hope that no matter what befalls mankind, it will be able to retain it’s sense of humor. So, in an effort to find a balance between serious and cheeky, here’s what my time capsule would contain.
To show that despite growing obesity and dependence on electronic entertainment, children of our era still played with toys that made them think and developed hand eye coordination:
To explain why we may have become so obese to begin with, I’ll include some of these. Which will probably be just as tasty when the time capsule is opened as they did when it was closed:
Here’s another sought after prize, whose future at this very moment may or may not be in jeopardy. Again, probably still edible upon time capsule extraction:
To show that we take our heroes and icons so seriously that we even include them in our daily personal hygiene, I’ve added this:
As a display of our deep affection for the arts, literature and fine film making, I’ve also enclosed a copy of a much beloved and classic film:
I really have no idea what these are, or what purpose they serve, but I had some extra room in that capsule, so I threw them in. Wish I could see the look on Future Man’s face when he sees these!
And of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t include some major newspapers, to give our time capsule openers a glimpse of current events and world headlines of our time:
Last but not least, because I’m cheeky, and because I love them so very muchly, no time capsule of mine would be complete without a copy of this: