Roseville Galleria Time Machine Prank

Malls are a prime place to play pranks. I love them. Malls offer plenty of foot traffic and a divided responsibility for what happens there. Unfortunately, due to the risk of theft, there is usually an active security force overseeing mall operations.

One of my first good pranks was the sculpture replacement prank at Downtown Plaza, I claimed victory in a contest at Sunrise Mall, and Sacramento's Arden Fair Mall has been the site of my ashtray prank and the paparazzi contest.

These have mostly been successful endeavors but to be frank, I am running out of malls. There was one left within striking distance, a luxurious clustershop known as the Roseville Galleria.

Pictured here, to the right, is not the Roseville Galleria, but a roadside dump, where I found the worn-out control panel for a 2018 Ssaurabi Time Machine.

Ok, it wasn't a time machine, but it was something.


It was heavy, about as tall as a speaker's lectern, had a large display and a lot of buttons.


Only when brightly lit could I make out the 7-segment LED display behind the dark plastic.

It needed a home, and I knew just the place! Roseville Galleria!

I don't actually spend much time in Roseville, so I needed a reconnaissance mission to find a suitable location. To disguise my true intentions, I brought two little agents along with me in a jogging stroller.

Jogging strolling around the mall, I quickly located a good spot. A bank of attractively-arranged soda machines in their own little cubbyhole. A new time machine could hide in there with them perfectly.

But I kept looking, and soon came upon a much better location... right in the middle of the mall.

A classy little showroom had been set up in the center court, heralding the latest batch of Hyundai cars.

There were three flatscreen TVs, leather seating and two interactive kiosks.

It was unattended.

The interactive kiosks were not interacting. They both had error messages onscreen.

It looked like this little showroom had been abandoned. They were probably driving the Genesis around in Nordstrom.


This was the spot.

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