In 1983 Atari allegedly dumped millions of unsold E.T. game cartridges in a Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill after deeming them unsellable because the game sucked so hard. And now that rumor seems to be true, as excavators have just uncovered hundreds of the game while searching the landfill. When reached for comment, E.T. had this to say: "Phone home." And that's when I smacked him with a shovel and sold him to the government for a hundred grand. I asked for a million, but they low-balled the shit out of me.
Last year, Alamogordo officials finally approved an excavation of the infamous landfill, and plans kicked into motion two weeks ago, with Microsoft partnering up with a documentary team to dig into the dirt and film the results.
Today, it's official. They've found E.T.'s home--though it's unclear whether there are really millions or even thousands of copies down there. The AP reports they've found "hundreds" so far, and we'll keep you updated as they keep digging.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Probably not." Let's go dig around in a landfill! There's no telling what kind of treasure we might find. Just make sure you're up to date on all your shots, ESPECIALLY cooties. It hurts, but it's important. "Cooties is not a real shot." Then what did the doctor stick in my ass last week? "His penis?" Oh boy.
Thanks to Ferrous, AdamIsCylon, Ed, Okawa, E V I L A R E S, Andrew K and Joe, who are already smashing and rubbing dirt into existing E.T. cartridges and throwing them up on eBay.