Five Things in a Box

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    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


    Jul 11, 2003
    Cool thread. Ill need to give this more thought but this would definitely be one of my items. :D
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    I'd just get in the box as why bother waiting a week.


    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


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    NL7 RULER SH Corrected.jpg
    a Golden Rule, of course: philosophical, practical, culturally inclusive.

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

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

    my favourite music, by an outcast and outsider.

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

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

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    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


    Jul 11, 2003
    What's, nah, not going there. :D
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    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

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    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


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    Jul 4, 2004

    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


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    ^^ 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


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    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


    Dec 29, 2007
    Southern California
    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


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    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

    Sep 29, 2003
    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


    Jan 2, 2009
    The Evildrome Boozerama
    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

    Nov 3, 2009
    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 sounded cool when I first imagined it :D
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    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

    Nov 3, 2009
    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

    Oct 20, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    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


    Aug 16, 2007
    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


    Jul 4, 2005
    1. My unabridged auto-biography.
    2. Four more copies to give to your friends.
  24. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Is this for your school class discussion or something?

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