Good news: Time travel exists

posted at 8:49 pm on October 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. Actually, we already knew that time travel exists. Remember this photo? You’ll never convince me that that’s not a modern-day hipster jackass, playing it cool as ever after ducking through a wormhole and emerging in the 1940s. As for the clip below, I’ll give you four possible explanations. One: She’s wearing a hearing aid. They existed in 1928 — but in that case, why does she appear to be speaking right before the image dissolves? Two: She’s unbalanced. Crazy people have been known to talk to themselves, which might explain why the footage wasn’t used in the final cut. Three: It’s just what it looks like. She’s a time traveler yakkin’ on some future-y communication device. (It can’t be a cell phone since there were no towers around at the time.) Four: It’s a hoax created by the host of the clip — who is, in fact, a filmmaker — in hopes of making a name for himself. If so, though, it’d be easy to disprove. Just get a copy of the Chaplin DVD and check to see whether this outtake really is among the extras. I haven’t seen any confirmation about that yet.

This has been bugging me all day. What’s the answer?

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The most impressive part is how the time traveler was able to get cell phone reception back then.

Jared_MA on October 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Sheesh, all you people debating time travel. You just fly towards the sun, get caught in its gravitational field, slingshot around the other side and voila — time travel. It’s not that hard.

ncc770 on October 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Oh and I can read her lips. She’s saying “Just nuke the whole thing from space. It’s the only way to be sure.”

ncc770 on October 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM

It’s a fish.

eforhan on October 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

It def isn’t a 3G phone, that thing is an old clamshell device.

Alden Pyle on October 28, 2010 at 12:05 PM

In all seriousness, people watch the sweep second hand of your watch. You are all travelling forward in time at a rate of one second per second.

Surely, you all knew that.

As for the picture, I can’t see it at work. What’s the rumpus?

dogsoldier on October 28, 2010 at 12:36 PM

This is like 12 Monkeys.

76United on October 28, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Droid!!!!!!!

dec5 on October 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM

The most impressive part is how the time traveler was able to get cell phone reception back then.
Jared_MA on October 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM

HA! That’s nothing!

Ever here of the “Bible code”?
Using “even spacing letters” the Bible predicts events that hadn’t happened when the Bible was written, Andddddddddddddddd it works in the “English version”! True, I saw it on TV!
English was not a language when the Bible was written!

DSchoen on October 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Looks like a whacky old lady with a (make up) compact in her hand scratching the side of her head likely asking herself where the heck the nearest restroom is.

kgs_mvs on October 28, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I am afraid that if a woman visits us from the future, she will be in a burkha.

slickwillie2001 on October 28, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Everybody says how can it be a cell if there’s no cell tower.
This guy is from the future right, he traveled in a time machine so obviously he’s coming from a time WAY before right now…maybe in the future they come up with a way to transmit or communicate on their mobiles with out towers. Maybe the come up with a better way to send signals on their devices no matter where or what era. It’s definitely interesting to think about!
Did you guys notice the time traveler appears to have a wrist watch on? Apparently wrist watches weren’t mainstream until the 30s.

pixiep on October 28, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I don’t know what it is, but I ended up watching District 9 again. Weird.

Then I drove by a farm later on and some voice inside me told me to stop and stare at some goats.

Mr_Magoo on October 28, 2010 at 9:04 PM

What the hell is an “old liddy”?

MadisonConservative on October 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM

A mobile phone makes no sense.

There were no cell towers in 1928.

A portable walkie-talkie, however…

profitsbeard on October 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM