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hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Oct 05, 2007 09:40
Caught a whiff of from a thread at the xkcd forums. You've all heard of Talk Like a Pirate day and this is similar. Except you aren't a pirate but rather, as the day's name helpfully tells us, a time traveler. The idea is pretty much spreading like wildfire around teh forums and the Facebook group is rather big too. Regardless of whether it becomes the 'next best thing' or not I believe it's a darn fun idea.

From the original thread "You must spend the entire day in costume and character. The only rule is that you cannot actually tell anyone that you are a time traveler. Other than that, anything's game." Think of the things you could do! Examples:
- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.
- Hand a stranger a trinket of some kind (an old broken watch or something) and inform them "You'll understand when to use this when the time comes."
- Wear funky clothes from the future or the past. Trench coats, strange hats. Or maybe mismatched clothing from our general era as if you are failing miserably at blending in.
- Approach somebody on the street and hand them a slip of paper with a number on it. Carmly tell them to ring it in ten years and then wander off.

Perhaps you could pretend to be from the future or the past. I'm personally going to be from a dystopia future but the past let's you do things such as pointing at airplanes and screaming.

Heck, if I have failed to 'sell' the idea to you guys check out the original thread:


EDIT: Oh yeah! It's scheduled for the date 8th of December at da mo. the date always helps
lieutenant busybody
written by Fth on Oct 05, 2007 13:35
This is awesome... I hope I won't forget it though... I always forget towel day...
written by Vampire on Oct 05, 2007 14:16
Thus pretend to be violating Temporal Prime Directive?
EDIT:sorry for severe grammar error...I could not handle this language nicely...
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written by Deanfrz on Oct 09, 2007 04:01
I'm so in...
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Jun 28, 2008 14:26
does anyone know if there is going to be another one this year?
hello there
written by Duskesko on Jun 28, 2008 16:40
Negative, there was only enough plutonium for one trip.

Plus, the gas tank has been ruptured by an arrow. If only you could hijack a train...you'd still need plutonium.
i has a potion
written by Vib on Jun 29, 2008 07:16
I'm not here to STOP the virus. It's too late for that. I just need to get a sample of it at its original form so our scientists can analyze it, work towards a cure.

I'm looking for monkeys.
Twelve of them.

Oh, wouldn't it be great if I WAS crazy? Then the world would be okay.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jun 30, 2008 15:31
I could totally do this. I should talk to my drama people in Edinburgh about doing it together (but apart...)
written by Deanfrz on Jun 30, 2008 19:27
BOOOOO, go back to the old really creepy picture.

Alternatively, you could just act like a total cad, and if anyone rebukes you, just laugh and ask "Who cares, youre all going to be dead in six weeks."
absent more than alex
written by Shadowlord on Jun 30, 2008 21:07
You'd have to be more specific: "Who cares, a massive hypernova is going to end civilization in 6 weeks anyways." Otherwise they might think you were planning to go on a rampage or something.
written by Deanfrz on Jul 01, 2008 02:11
Or, "Who cares, look what year it is!"

Even better, run out of an alley, and shout, "Dont worry, I can fix every...." Looking around.

wandering Asking everyone, "Is it 2010?"
When you finally get a "no, it's 2008" start laughing and say "Good Luck meatbag, Ahahahahhahahha!"
written by Raptorjedi on Jul 01, 2008 02:27
To add in more fun, wear clothes that don't look right. Like a tie with a t-shirt, and socks over your shoes, and then make comments about not understanding this time periods clothing fashions.
hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Jul 01, 2008 08:07
Magnulus said:
I could totally do this. I should talk to my drama people in Edinburgh about doing it together (but apart...)


^^ Should work, its my report from last year's day.
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Jul 01, 2008 09:02
I have a character all worked out so even if its not officially on i'm still gonna do it
written by Deanfrz on Jul 11, 2008 03:31
Idea: Wear a pair of sunglasses and act shocked by signs, advertisements and certain people.

I know it's more They Live than time traveller, but it fits the day.

OH, you could also go to a KFC and shout "It's people!!!! Kentucky Fried Chicken is people!!!!"

Go to an arena and ask when the next "Ape Fight" is.
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