Yahoo's Time Capsule Project begins today, in which people from around the world are encouraged "to submit text, images and video that reflect human nature" to be included in a message that will be beamed into space. So that the world of sports isn't left out, we are submitting the video above, which is somewhat old, but will be new to the aliens. It should give them a pretty good idea of what we're all about here.

Beginning today, Mexico's Teotihuacan, once the center of a sprawling pre-Hispanic empire, is set to become the launch pad for an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life. "We have this incredible ancient site and from that site we can project contemporary content," Srinija Srinivasan, Yahoo's editor in chief, told Reuters. "What is new is the ability to capture this information in such scale."

We'd like to wish Yahoo! luck with sorting through all the entries, which we're sure will include this, and of course this. And we think that this needs to be sent into space as well. If our quantum calculations are correct, our descendents should expect a counter-attack by the year 3015.

Time Capsule To Be Beamed From Mexican Pyramid [Reuters]
The Happy Italian Vegetarian Lawyer Genius Elf [Deadspin.com]
Embrace Me, My Sweet Inflatable You [Deadspin]