Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday Fuckwit on a Saturday



Hello peeps. Yes, I'm alive but not so well, been floored by the flu for the past few days, distracted by work, tonight's engagement soiree, making cup cakes and  well . . other things. . you know how it goes.  

Not so much a fuckwit unless he's completely insane and the jury may be out on that one but I've been discussing conspiracy theories with a friend and this one caught my eye:

Independent filmmaker George Clarke claims to have found images of a time traveler caught on film on a DVD version of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film "The Circus." In the opening moments of a video on the finding, Clarke said that the scene, in bonus footage included on the DVD, has been
"screened this to about 100 people at a film festival I run here in Belfast, and nobody could give me an explanation."

We would have to say, they were not trying very hard. Clarke added, "Right now the only conclusion I can come to, which sounds absolutely ridiculous I'm sure to some people, but it's a time traveler."


An obvious explanation is a hearing aid. Hearing aids were introduced around that time. Perhaps it was a walkie-talkie. Or perhaps the person was just talking to herself.


Additionally, even without explaining the issue, how could anyone use a cell phone in the 1920s? There were no cell phone towers back then. And if there were, the roaming charges would have been brutal!


Of course, it's possible it is a time traveler caught on film: the person could have come from so far in the future that they don't need cell phone towers. Or perhaps it was an alien talking back to her mothership on a communicator (meaning this could be video evidence of a UFO back in the '20s!).
At any rate, take a look at his video, and decide for yourself.



Nah, he's a nutter . . . it's a guy with an hearing amplifier!

27 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

Beam him up Scottie.

poor bastard.

Miles McClagan said...

I was more impressed by the guy in the film with the IPOD...

Brian Miller said...

oh its totally for real...i am a believer...smiles.

Tom said...

holy shit--that was William Shatner!

Isabella Golightly said...

But where was ET? It's obviously a man in drag (did you see the size of those feet?) - I have no answer on the phone, but my favourite bit was the horse painted up to look like a zebra!

Jill said...

Still Friday here!

Ummmm, I'm with you...HE IS A NUTTER!
Bizarro!

Kath Lockett said...

Clearly drugs and all manner of hallucinogens were around long before we were born... and are, as we speak, still being used by those with a bit of media attention....

Hope you feel better too, Baino. I had it last week and am still at 60% and Sapphire's now got it. How Love Chunks has survived unscathed is anybody's guess but he keeps saying "I got the flu shot" in an annoying sing-song voice and skips away before I can punch him.

Betsy said...

Just saw this on the news yesterday! Fun to imagine! I'd love to time travel..just so I could get back to 2010! :)

Feel better! xo

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I'm speechless. Feel better soon!

laughingwolf said...

funny what once can do with today's technology on old flicks...

Ropi said...

Don't worry! When you posted it was still Friday in Hungary.

lettuce said...

time traveller! obvious, innit!

;op

have a great weekend - hope you feel better

00dozo said...
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00dozo said...

Verizon's rehashed ad for the, "Can you hear me now?" campaign.

heh, heh

Vagabonde said...

Hi Baino – I have spent quite a while reading through all your posts. I am pleased you enjoyed Paris. I often hear that people did not like it because “they don’t like us Americans there.” I try to explain that to a French ear, English is English and they cannot differentiate between someone from England, the US, Canada or a foreign person speaking English. I also like to see your reactions to some things that are so familiar to me that I don’t even pay attention to them. I am sorry you lost your camera bag in Italy. First time I went to Milan, I was 18 I think, and I went to the top of the Duomo, the church there, placed my camera behind me while I took my jacket off as it was warm, turned around – gone. Since then I am super careful. I was going to send you an email explaining how they pickpocket in the metro but did not think about Italy. I think Barcelona and Rome are no 1 and 2 worst cities in the world for pickpockets. I have traveled some too this past few weeks and by the time I answer the bloggers who comment on my blog, write my posts and travel, it does not leave much time. But I’ll come back to read about the rest of your trip. Thanks for coming to mine.

California Girl said...

That stupid un-newsworthy story made the national news. That's when you know it's a slow news day.

Bimbimbie said...

Hehe old Charlie was just trying to let the viewers of 1920's see into the future: men dressing as women and walking down the street talking into small devices - they didn't believe it then either ;)

Hope the soiree was enjoyable and you feel better soon*!*

Megan said...

I totally miss out on all this kind of daily internet wonder thing since I actually work when I'm at work...

Hope you're feeling better!

Carolina said...

I just love 'mysteries' like this. I have a theory, but couldn't possibly tell you what it is. You'd call me a nutter, haha. Thanks for this. Hope you feel better soon.

AngelMay said...

I love it when stupid stuff makes the news. It means that nothing really bad is going on - for a change.

Feel better soon, girl!

Annie Ha said...

I vote for alien mothership.

Nancy said...

I'm not sure you know this, but I am a lip reader and can tell you what that lady was saying on the phone.

"No, I don't need any vinyl siding on my house and I've told you telemarketers a hundred times, "Don't ever call this number again."

Mmm said...

Hahhahahaha. OF COURSE it;s time travel. People see what they want, eh? Well, dear Baino, I do hope you feel better very very soon.

Love that cartoon btw. so funny.

Mim said...

some people have too much time on their hands - but wouldn't time travel be great fun?

kj said...

hells, i saw this video last week and i didn't know what to think so i didn't think one way or another :)

what fascinates me about time travel is falling in love with someone who is not in the same time as the other. AND, since i in fact do not believe that time is linear, i think that is plausible.

i do.

love love
kj

unstranger said...

Lord lantern Jesus! What a feckin' twat of an idea; a time traveller indeed, what ever next? - Jeeze! I remember my own grandmother behaving quite similar many years ago.
I'll put it like this. Women of style in those days wore hats, with hat pins. Pins used the wearer's own hair to keep the hat attached to the head on windy days and there is a breeze blowing as can be seen in the movement of the leaves on the tree. Also, no respectable woman of that era would be seen in public without her lined calf-skin leather gloves, which clearly is what is being held in that woman's left hand as she settles her hair about the hat pin. That she appears to be mouthing words is most likely due to her still eating what she had in her mouth. How in the name of all that makes sense could this idiot not stop for a second and actually think? I would further suggest that it is most likely she had, just prior to the scene being taken, left a hotel restaurant; and hurriedly too.

jay said...

Oh yeah! I saw this vid! I came to the same conclusion - an early Siemans hearing aid. Yep, they did exist, and people did use them.

But daft? Oh no. Not daft, or even a Fuckwit (except for thinking people would actually believe him - but maybe not even then, because some DO!). I think he's smart. He has a boxed set of DVDs to sell, doesn't he? ;)