The finder of this note if the 18 Amendment has bin [sic] changed have a good Drink on us.
- E. Daniher
posted by R. Mutt
on Oct 18, 2013 -
August and September 2011 mark 34 years in the journeys
of Voyager 1 and 2
. The two scientific probes, progeny of the Mariner program
, were sent out to survey this solar system and beyond. Voyager 2 completed
the Grand Tour
in 2009 (excluding Pluto), and Voyager 1 is getting closer to interstellar space
). Both scientific probes were sent out in with a time capsule from 1977
, golden records
secured in plain view on the outside of the Voyager Spacecraft. These greetings from earth (alt links: Coral Cache, Archive.org)
were recorded in the form of 116 images, a collection of sounds of this planet
in 55 languages
), 27 songs from around the world
, and brain waves of Ann Druyan
, then recently engaged to Carl Sagan
. For all that work, the "Mix Tape of the Gods" almost didn't get sent into space
because of some last-minute writing in the run-outs. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Two and a half years ago, we explored the early history of Cartoon Network
... but it wasn't the only player in the youth television game.
As a matter of fact, Fred Seibert
-- the man responsible for the most inventive projects discussed in that post -- first stretched his creative legs at the network's truly
venerable forerunner: Nickelodeon
Founded as Pinwheel, a six-hour block on Warner Cable's innovative QUBE
system, this humble channel struggled for years before Seibert's innovative branding work transformed it into a national icon and capstone of a media empire.
Much has changed since then, from the mascots and game shows to the versatile orange "splat."
But starting tonight in response to popular demand, the network is looking back
with a summer programming block dedicated to the greatest hits of the 1990s
, including Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Double Dare, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Legends of the Hidden Temple
, and All That
To celebrate, look inside for the complete story of the early days of the network that incensed the religious right, brought doo-wop to television, and slimed a million fans -- the golden age of Nickelodeon. (warning: monster post inside) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 25, 2011 -
For 70 years the Parisian apartment had been left uninhabited, under lock and key, the rent faithfully paid but no hint of what was inside.
posted by Heliochrome85
on Oct 14, 2010 -
Previously on MetaFilter,
you remember the Plymouth Belvedere
that was buried in a downtown Tulsa time capsule 50 years ago? The Tulsarama!
folks were going to unveil it on Friday, but on opening the vault today they discovered it's full of standing water
. Someone (or his/her descendant) will win this
impending environmental disaster if they correctly guessed Tulsa's 2007 population in 1957.
posted by dw
on Jun 13, 2007 -
Yahoo! Time Capsule
, from the artist that brought you justcurio.us
), is the world's first digital time capsule. Submit images, words, videos, and sounds to a digital archive that will be sealed up in Smithsonian Folkway Recordings - Users have until November 8th to make submissions, at which point the capsule will be sealed. Check out the about
page for a little more information on the project and the artist's statement.
posted by TheRoach
on Oct 16, 2006 -
On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK.
The car was entombed in a concrete vault beneath the then lawn of city hall as part of Tulsa's semi-centennial.The interment
, forgotten by Chrysler Motors according to one report by a former employee,
is sparking interest largely due to the fact that the car is scheduled to be exhumed on June 15, 2007 as part of Tulsa's centennial celebration.
It was buried to establish the timelessness of Plymouth design, an assertion that has proven both ironically wrong
and ironically right
Oh, the car goes to the person who correctly guessed the population of Tulsa in 2007 at the time the car was buried, or that person's heirs. The problem will be finding them.
posted by VMC
on Jul 11, 2006 -
Andy Warhol Time Capsule 21
- Warhol got in the habit of keeping a cardboard box by his desk and stuffing it with daily correspondence, gifts, clippings, notes, photos, and ephemera. He would seal and date each box, filling more than 600 over time and leaving art historians and fans a rich legacy
. This multimedia exhibit highlights contents from 15 of these boxes. (flash) via La Petite Claudine
posted by madamjujujive
on Jun 8, 2005 -