1957 Plymouth to Emerge from Tulsa Time Capsule

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by babadook, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    I don't really know where this belongs but I'll try it here.

    This was just a small piece of the article so make sure to read the rest...

    Side note:
    So, Tulsa isn't really east or west coast but I guess it will be a bit too far from locations the concept art hints on. It would be a pretty neat way to find a/the car though.. or just an easter egg (rusty car filled with ladies articles and tranquillizers). Pretty original.
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    rustbucket, ahoi! :)
     
  3. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Oh, that is positively cool.

    I'm amazed to see that anyone went through all of that effort to bury a fricken car...

    Let's see if their anti-rust materials really did the trick or not, shall we? :D
     
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    i doubt that'd help if the sarcofagus leaked.

    but if intact, the anti-rust crap should be enough to keep it from rusting.
     
  5. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Ah, a relic from a more innocent and optimistic time...
     
  6. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    ... in which people expected to be nuked any second.
     
  7. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Yeah, but they didn't let it get them down.
     
  8. aries369

    aries369 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 2, 2007
    heh ---

    this could actually be a very good quest in fallout 3, I think. Your mission is to find a time capsule and get some info/documents in a buried time capsule that contains a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport...

    But then again, maybe --- not...
     
  9. Josh

    Josh Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 8, 2003
    Definitely not.

    I find the concept of time capsules rather fascinating, and treasure hunting is always interesting, so it would be nice to see someone find this thing relatively intact.
     
  10. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    And a time when leaders of the free people were being axed right and left. I really hate what happened to the country in the 60's, well its bitter sweet really but I have quite a bit of rage and frustration over what happened in those times...

    So, all derailing aside a cool car for the city of Tulsa... Christine?!
     
  11. DoughboyJones

    DoughboyJones It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 24, 2006
    I like where that was going, but the premise behind it needs to be cornier. Let's say you meet a ghoul at some point who offers you a quest to find his 'buried treasure.' After accepting (as opposed to a dialog option saying, "I've heard this one before, first you'll need a bottle of rotgut, a porno magazine and a blowup doll, then you'll send me on a wild goose chase for ten thousand freakin' bottle caps. I'm outta here!") you're taken to a location that turns out to be where the ghoul lived before the war. After a good deal of digging you unearth a car he buried under his garage so he'd have something to cruise around the wasteland with. Unfortunately he's a ghoul now and his feet fell off, rendering him unable reach the pedals, so he let's you have it.

    And/or just for laughs it could be just a pile of rust when you find it, and you go back and tell him his antirust treatment didn't work.
     
  12. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Pft... we had a thing like this happening in Ghent, actually.
    Some retards from 1907 or 1957 buried a wine bottle and planted a tree on top of it. They excavated the tree a couple of months ago and it contained... garbage. Some lousy documents with lousy details about stuff no-one is interested in.

    Time capsules seem like fun, but they always are opened way too soon. What's 50 years? What's a 100 years? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. They'll dig up some rusty stuff that looks... retarded. Old.
    What's the point? Time capsules should be monuments like the pyramids (?). Friggin' big contraptions full of traps and mysteries that'll haunt our children for years to come.

    The Egyptians knew how to fuck up our minds. How did they build that? What was it meant to do?

    Our time capsules are utter crap.

    Nothing to be gained from them, except nostalgia. Sad nostalgia.
     
  13. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 3, 2007
    Humans are impatient. Given our short lives, it's not surprising.
    what the Egyptians did was massive by our standards, but geologically insignificant. And no Egyptian from then is around now to giggle at the dumbasses who think the pyramids were built by aliens/Atlanteans/super monkey men/goa'uld. Which is a shame, because it is rather funny.

    That said, if the car were left preserved for say, 4000 years you just know some twat in the future is going to dig it up and think it's a spaceship from Zeta Reticuli or something.
     
  14. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    Actually, you only hear about the short-term time capsules because they are the ones being opened today. Certainly more common because there is a greater chance that they will be remembered when the time comes to open them, and they are relatively easy to put together. There are other, long-term capsules around, specially built for preservation. You simply don't hear about them because nothing is going on with them, don't make the mistake of thinking that they don't exist.

    For example, you have the 5,000 year Westinghouse Time Capsule I from 1939, the 6,177 year Crypt of Civilization from 1940, and the future 50,000 year KEO satellite planned for 2009/2010.
     
  15. johnmerrik

    johnmerrik First time out of the vault

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    Jun 13, 2007
    Truly.
     
  16. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 3, 2007
    You just know that 50,000 years from now, some hick in a space-pickup is going to crash into that satellite and claim it's part of an alien invasion fleet.
     
  17. Vault Maker

    Vault Maker Vault-Tec Cartographer

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    Jun 27, 2006
    Don't forget the greatest modern "time capsule" of all...it's inherently Fallouty. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). They are supposed to develop a system of communicating to people millennia in the future the danger of buried waste entirely without written language.

    More of Benford's description here:
    http://www.physics.uci.edu/~silverma/benford.html

    Lots of info here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIPP
     
  18. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    To be fair, the politics of nuclear waste disposal (or really anything nuclear at all) in the United States are simply insane. Take a look at the cluster of issues surrounding the Yucca Mountain project, most which have nothing but irrational fear of nuclear technology driving them. It is a sad, stupid state of affairs; driven by an ignorant and fearful voting puplic.
     
  19. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
  20. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    They just don't make them in that cool orange color anymore.