Friday, October 29, 2010

the chaplin time-traveler!


so rich woodall hit me with this on tuesday--and we discussed it at length--then i got it from warren, james, wendy, mike, katie, john, and kim.'s all the talk.

if you haven't heard about it, well, you should. here's the scoop...


George Clarke believes he has caught a time traveler in a piece of video footage found by him in Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film The Circus.
Attending the premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA – the scene shows a large woman /man dressed in black with a hat hiding most of his/her face, with what can only be described as a mobile phone device – talking as she walks alone.
Clarke added: I have studied this film for over a year now – showing it to over 100 people and at a film festival, yet no-one can give any explanation as to what she is doing.
My only theory – as well as many others – is simple… a time traveler on a mobile phone.

sharon's first question was how can you authenticate that? do they carbon date film? wendy brought up the question of cell-phone reception--who's her provider ('cause i'm switching!).

i have defended that this "lady" is, in reality (well, one of the realities anyway...) choopie atop the shoulders of two gremlins as he jaunts through time trying to cover his temporal tracks after a disastrous--and totally unauthorized--trip to the past. the huge shoes were needed so that the gremlins could build in the modging-gyros so that they could walk like that. warren answered the reception question by pointing the finger at the one guy around back then who might have (who are we kidding--probably did have) a cell-phone tower..."can you hear me now? hello? mr. tesla...?"

but that's just me.
what are YOUR thoughts?


i got this series of gorgeously ghastly pumpkins the other day from my pal, terry!
now that's halloween!

Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural
school district in Michigan . The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and
unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings
Villafane created over the past five years.

another spooky report from adam tomorrow!
so be sure to drop by!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

Man, those pumpkin sculpts are amazing.

Flipping channels last night and stopped and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."

Loved it as a kid, but watching it last night I was, for the first time, really struck by how mean spirited the adults giving poor Charlie Brown a rock at every stop were. Personally, I was hoping Charlie would whip the rock back through the their front windows.

Warren said...

Yeah, Brian! My wife and I were watching it tonight, and we said the same thing -- "He should lob one of those rocks through a window!"

And speaking of Great Pumpkins -- thanks for sharing those carving pics, Todd! That guy is great!

Jadielady said...

It's Rose Tyler, and the phone is working because the TARDIS is just 'round the corner.
Alternatively, it's Steve Jobs, 'cause if anyone has a time machine it's him, and they're holding it in their left hand.

Brien said...

A friend of mine sent me the Chaplin 'time traveler' video, but I personally think it isn't time travel at all. It is obviously an alien using a highly advanced (for its time) communication device. No telling what those guys have these days.

Rich Woodall said...

That pumpkin carving guy was on some food network show, and actually sculpted 2 of those on the show... in like a total of 3 hours... amazing!

As for the cell phone, I've been following this a little after I found it and a lot of people are saying it might be an early hearing aid... I've looked around and there was a couple hearing aids that might explain this, but if it was a hearing aid, who was she talking to? And as for cell towers and stuff... I imagine if you master time travel, it's not real hard to figure out how to send some sort of communication device along.

Thanks again Todd... you have given me reason to search the world for more of the strange!

Jason Copland said...

Those pumpkins are unreal!