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Happy “Pretend to be a Time Traveler” Day!


We know, we know, it’s a little late to spring such an incredible announcement on you, but on the flip side, if you’re pretending to be a time traveler, you can very easily pretend tomorrow is today and not get fired for being a complete lunatic. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezee! (See, right there, I was pretending to be in a time where that was a cool thing to say. Let’s assume that’s the future.)

Ken Denmead at Wired has a few suggestions on how to celebrate this special day for those not busy with Hanukkah:

1) Utopian/cliché Future

“If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress.” Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades…

2) Dystopian Future

– This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor.

Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they’ve gone back in time…

Full story at Wired via Neatorama.

Holidays second only to Hanukkah.

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