Sunday, February 10, 2008

# 97 Fridge Space
(anthropological diary)

-----In the year 3003, on X-terra XXVII, the virus, mankind, has been all but eliminated.

Unlike other invasive, opportunistic viruses inhabiting this sphere, mankind has been a victim of self-destruction. Our studies in the field have found isolated colonies of this species, homosapiens, in very limited numbers, scrabbling out an existence in isolation. So far the only colonies have been found near the equator.

In the past there were larger enclaves with thousands of dwellings/shelters. These spaces are surmised to have been for the purpose of rest and rejuvenation, and perhaps the propagation of themselves. Of some interest are the boxes of varying sizes , that were located in almost all of the dwellings in the temperate climes.

These boxes appear to be storage spaces which have given us tremendous clues as to the make up and life processes of these organisms. The insides contain remnants of what appear to be forms of nourishment used to sustain them in their day to day physiologic processes.

Interestingly, the outside of these container contained a multitude of strange and varied objects. At this time we've concluded that they represent a collage of their accomplishments and habitus.

Both inside and out, the contents of these containers tell a story of how they existed and perhaps a glimpse of how these simple celled beings organized their thoughts. These boxes provide us with what we like to term; ----------anthropological diaries.

The outer surfaces are often covered with magnetized objects which appear to anchor a collection of images, as well as examples of their language. A common symbol, though not exclusive, displays the letters: FRIDGE. This word seems like an appropriate sobriquet with which to label our file of accumulated research.

For more in depth analysis of our findings, click Fridge Space. Also, our research will be published on in the future.


Blogger myrtle beached whale said...

Excellent take on the prompt. Toatally enjoyed it.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous keith hillman said...

Terrific fun - I loved it, especially that last photo!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Thanks! What a great post. Totally different!

Spaced Out

12:52 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

haha Very Clever look into the future! My Fear is you're right about the Virus wiping us out! But, I Loved the humor Rel! :)

12:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Simply Great!!!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said... that's what's going to happen to us...we're going to be known by what we have in and on our fridges...I must clean mine...

4:08 PM  
Blogger Just Jen said...

Very creative! I liked that futuristic look at our fridge space.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it! It made me think of Futurama, the show, and how my fridge probably says more about who I am than my eulogy will.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Heather Kathleen said...

fabulous. is pretty much all i have to say about your post!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful futuristic look!

Love the last pic, Rel. Very funny!

Peace, JP/deb

10:50 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I'm in so much trouble. My fridge has the messiest exterior. There are tons of pics and word magnets. Yeesh! What a mess.

1:53 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

The fridge as a time capsule - perfect. Your fridge looks like a work of art!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh, I can only imagine how future generations would judge me, based on the contents of my fridge! lol Great take on the theme!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story Rel with a ring of truth.

3:15 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Time capsule by any other name. Love this post - the photo at the bottom chills my blood - it can happen, you know! Grin. Stay warm! Nice job!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great idea for writing about fridges. I hadn't thought about writing sci fi for it. :)

12:58 PM  
Blogger UL said...

rel, this was done well, a superb research all by itself.

1:20 PM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

A very clever take :)
I think this issue needs some more scientific approach, with all the parts of a scientific paper: like abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, further suggestions...
Anyway, this entry is great.
I liked the reference to the magnets on the outside, too.

11:39 AM  

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