Five Things in a Box

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You and I, we've never met before, but next week we will be meeting in person for the very first time... but before we meet, you send me a box.

    With only five things in it.

    These five things tell me everything about you. The box is as big as you like, from a small shoebox right up to one the size of a house, but it only contains five things. Things to look at, to smell, to touch, to taste... even to listen to.

    When I open the box, what do I see?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Cool thread. Ill need to give this more thought but this would definitely be one of my items. :D
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I'd just get in the box as why bother waiting a week.

    OR

    Chocolate orange bar, hell I might even stretch to a whole chocolate orange.

    My dog and if we could have a divider in the box I'd also put my girlfriend's cats and even her.

    That is my five taken up.

    If I am not allowed livestock:

    Switch my girlfriend for a Liverpool shirt
    Cats for iPhone loaded with music but predominately for Leftöver Crack and decent headphones.
    Dog for Sheep boxer shorts.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    a Golden Rule, of course: philosophical, practical, culturally inclusive.

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    a reference to history, man's inhumanity to man, the work ethic, ironic or otherwise.

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    a nod to my naturist proclivities dislike for restrictive conventional uniform.

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    my favourite music, by an outcast and outsider.

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    you can do so much with a claw hammer...

    All enclosed in a Lindauer Rosé box... :)
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    A Mighty Mouse; a postcard from Obama thanking me for the donation; something in the nature of satire (a Daily Show DVD, for example); a picture of my wife, kids & grandkids; and some snu.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    What's, nah, not going there. :D
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Me, a taco, and a 2-liter bottle of diet coke pre-mixed with rum, my yellow blankey, and a camera.

    It tells you that I like to eat, drink, my blankey is a part of me, and my hobby. Anything else you need to know you can just ask me because I'll be there too. :) If I cannot put "me" in the box then you get Ball Licker™ because I am mad that I woke up and stepped in his puke this morning. :mad:
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Thinking about this makes my head explode.

    Does a firearm with bullets count as one item or are the magazine and projectiles counted as multiple?;)
     
  9. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Can I just put me in the box and meet you in London? :p

    Now for real, I have to think a little bit about the five things I would put in the box. Interesting question. :)
     
  10. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Loaded firearm (forget safety) counts as one object.

    I'll respond to others and divulge my five things later in the thread. I like the thought that people have put into it so far. :)
     
  11. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    ^^ Win!

    From me:
    1. a Mac Pro box, which when opened would contain:
    2. an iMac box, which when opened would contain:
    3. a MacBook Pro box, which when opened would contain:
    4. an iPhone box, which when opened would contain:
    5. a note, that says "A box containing anjinhamarota was delivered to me by mistake. I'm keeping her. :p"
     
  12. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Hope you're not meeting Justin Timberlake or Andy Samberg. Unless you're into that kind of thing...:D

    1. Pic of my wife and daughter.
    2. Sky Ball.
    3. Flip Mino HD
    4. Machiavelli's The Prince.
    5. An Apple minus a bite on the right side.

    It's a small box. Should overnight it so the fruit doesn't rot...
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You probably want to include a suitcase of cash, and a note too =p

    Wait a second, is one wad of cash one item?

    It can be loaded, as long as the bullet is not chambered, it can be shipped safely.
     
  14. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    1) A picture of my wife giving me a big hug while I'm at work. There's a funny story to go along with this (which I can't share here) but I'd write it on the back.
    2) A bottle of Shiner Bock.
    3) A Macintosh IIcx.
    4) A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers CD. (of course I could make a mix CD, but I think it's more fun to think of one album)
    5) A palm tree.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    1. A CD with my oldest and newest games. Cut the middle. The early years represent the raw design I had as a kid, and the new ones the more refined and tuned design
    2. Comfy shoes
    3. A bottle of Volvic
    4. Some nuts (sorry if you have an allergy)
    5. A bus ticket
     
  16. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    I like this thread.

    1) A can of coke
    2) One of my dogs
    3) iPod
    4) A book of whatever I am focusing on at the time.
    5) A photograph
     
  17. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting idea here.

    1. My iPod filled with songs from various artists, genres, etc.
    2. A Star Trek DVD
    3. A picture of my wife and sons from our Nevada vacation, looking for the "Little A'Lee'Inn"
    4. A bag of Bugles
    5. A USB drive filled with my docs, journals and file gleaned from a thousand web pages
     
  18. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

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    1. A ticket to take a time machine ride to view my life first hand.
    2. A ticket to take a second time machine ride to undo the paradoxes you created on the first trip.
    3. A ticket to take a time mach......oh forget it...it sounded cool when I first imagined it :D
     
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    This is surprisingly difficult to answer which probably says a lot about my confusion about who I really am.

    1. An iPod touch - I know its an Apple product but I do like technology, with my favourite music on.
    2. An EZ Link pass to symbolise travel and technology.
    3. My passport.
    4. A copy of the Economist, I like their generally no-******** approach to the world.
    5. An alcoholic beverage - I am British after all :p.
     
  20. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

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    I thought for a second you called your vomiting BF/husband "Ball Licker" until I I noticed your photo and was thinking "what an interesting nickname" :D
     
  21. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    1) An orange peel, minus the orange
    2) A little jade turtle
    3) A notebook covered in swears and vulgarity
    4) An old 64mb ddr module
    5) A single white sock
     
  22. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I would put a hammer in my box as well, as a metaphor for the value of mastering a single, versatile tool instead of being merely acquainted with a vast tool shed. We actually have a saying at the gym for newer trainers about "getting a hammer" instead of worrying about understanding a million different techniques. The "hammer" is anatomy and human physiology (structure and function).
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    1. My unabridged auto-biography.
    2. Four more copies to give to your friends.
     
  24. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this for your school class discussion or something?
     

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