November 15, 2005

Back to the future (with email) From Oct. 24, 2005 to Nov. 30, 2005, will collect thousands of letters that our readers have written to themselves. And we'll deliver them up to 20 years later.
  • "What if you're using a different e-mail address in five, ten, or 20 years? Well, if that happens, you're not getting your message." Thibba thibba thibba that's all, folks!
  • Dear rolypolyman, I have the honor, with utmost good faith do appeal to you sincerely to render me an assistance by way of supporting me to bring over to your time period (2025 A.D.) the sum of Three Million, two hundred thousand United States Dollars. (US$3.2M). This was part of the money that the honorable Sani Abacha, CEO of MDX Petroleum, concealed in his private warehouse. He said that anyone who visited him using a time machine would be entrusted with moving this money into the future. The breakdown will be: (1) 30% FOR YOU, (2) 10% FOR EXPENSES INCURED DURING THE TRANSACTION, (3) 50% FOR US, (4) 10% FOR CHARITY HOUSE Use your time machine to come to 2005 where I will give you details on how we can retrieve or re-transfer the funds as I am armed with all the information that will enable us to do that. I await your urgent response via email. MUSA ABACHA ROLYPOLYMAN
  • Why don't people just use a pen and paper?
  • Yeah, the post office already has a proven system in place for delivering regular mail after 5, 10, or 20-year intervals. Thank you, thank you... I'm here all week. Try the veal.
  • "Man, what a MORON I was!" --overheard 20 years from now.
  • My high school lit professor did this with real letters we wrote to ourselves, that he then sent us ten years later. It was eye-opening to read what I'd seen in my future ten years earlier, even though I thought I remembered it more or less accurately. I'd also written a little bit about each of my best friends in the letter - despite ten years and a move across the world, we were still in touch (by email), so I copied those parts for them and they got good laughs out of it.
  • Dear Future Self: do you remember the that website and how forbes tried to bite its concept after it had already been around for like five years? Crazy times.
  • "time that"
  • no wait thats still wrong. screw it.