Chuck Palahniuk hid a timecapsule in his former home and the current owners found it


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/08/chuck-palahniuk-hid-a-timecaps.html


#2

What we hoped for in Rob’s safe.

:neutral_face:


#3

They got Chuck, we got Tyler Durden…


#4

I bet when he put it there, he didn’t think it’d be found after only 10 years.


#5

No soap ?


#6

Very classy. It would be interesting to see how long it takes to get discovered again.


#7

Of course, the first rule of buying a house from Chuck Palahniuk is …


#8

Agreed. It’s a neat thing to find today but I do wish they hadn’t found it so soon. This would be an incredible find 70 years or so from now.


#9

The next owners of my house will encounter a similar time capsule, but not find it nearly as cool. :wink:


#10

The first rule of remodeling is you don’t talk about remodeling.


#11

Oh shit, Pahlaniuk? DO NOT OPEN IT!


#12

In an “old Backgammon box”.

I don’t know if that signifies disinterest, or a playful sense of humor.


#13

Are you kidding me? That’s like… 90 bucks on ebay!


#14

Cool, an authentic porcelain Rob Beschizza doll.


#15

He sold the house 2007, but I think the time capsule was left around 2001 or 2002. The letter says Lullaby would be published within the next year and it was published in 2002.


#16

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Are you kidding me? That’s like… 90 bucks on ebay!

The first picture in the album isn’t the doll I used. I picked up a cheap one from a used store for $4 (doubt it was worth even that - unlikely to be $90 on eBay).


#17

Still. I imagine he hoped it would be there for decades. People who make time capsules, I would think, hope that they’re not found until long after they’re gone. But thanks for the clarification.


#18

Doesn’t the plot of one of his later books (Diary?) deal with a renovator who seals off rooms in houses and scrawls profanities over the walls?

This is seems really sweet, but there’s probably a bunch of messed up stuff that’ll surface shortly enough.


#19

Last time I helped in a bathroom tear-down all we found was a big pile of old razor blades. :frowning:


#20

Timecapsule exposes Chuck Palahniuk’s white bread good nature.