Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Like the lottery, only more so.

Okay, this is about the best thing ever. Memepool linked The Time Travel Fund.

You send them $10 now. Your money enters the fund, and earns interest earmarked for you. In 500 years, or however long it takes for time travel to be invented, the money will have earned enough interest to pay someone to travel back in time to retrieve you now. Pow! You're in the future!

The site denies that it's a joke or a scam, but it hardly matters--the idea is hilarious. It gets distasteful around where they offer to bring back your dead relatives, but what do you expect for $10?


  1. Mark VandeWetteringJuly 17, 2002 at 3:36 AM

    The good news is that your money will have increased 2.6 million fold (3% interest for 500 years). The bad news is that all the money will have the picture of our octopoid headed alien overlords on the front, and thus be hard to pass to your local merchants.

  2. > octopoid headed alien overlords...and thus be hard to pass to your local merchants.

  3. said money will only be able to be used to purchase YZZRWEEN, the protein-rich drink that our 8-legged overlords make us drink to fatten us up. who says you can't take it with you? this idea is the carnivorous Cthulu-alien equivalent of take-out food.
    "what's for dinner, Agwaluqaurtio?"
    "i dunno, bring something out of the 'freezer.'"