Thursday, August 7, 2008
When Roula was cleaning up her studio last month she came across a pad of stationary that our friend, and her previous studio-mate, had obviously had since he was a kid. It had a cartoon character on it and read "from the pen of Pete". So we sent him a letter with it, stealing a joke from season 3 of The Office where Jim sends Dwight a fax, from himself, from the future:
At 8 a.m. today, someone poisons the coffee.
Do not drink the coffee.
More instructions will follow.
The clip can be watched here. We copied the gag word for word and then watched it play out on Facebook (where Pete gifted a few friends he thought might be responsible with coffee mug icons).
Now, I've just learned of a service that will allow you to send email from the present, to the future. The free service will likely be used mostly to send reminders to oneself, but presumably there are more interesting long-term applications. The site is called Emailfuture.com.