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Woman on Cell phone in 1928 movie?! Time Traveler theories emerge…
Posted: 27 October 2010 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Some guy with nothing else to do found a women in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin moving making motions like she is talking on a cell phone. 

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My favorite line from the first article is this:

Stumped for an explanation, Clarke thinks the only plausible theory is that the woman is a time traveler

That’s right. There’s no way in HELL she’s scratching her ear while talking to someone not seen on camera. The ONLY explanation is time traveler. Yup. Time Traveling.

You shut up.

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Posted: 27 October 2010 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If that were a cell phone I would be really be wondering who in the heck she could be talking to.  There wouldn’t be any cell towers or wireless networks at that time so a cell phone would be nothing more than a poor paperweight.

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Posted: 27 October 2010 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gray - 28 October 2010 01:27 AM

If that were a cell phone I would be really be wondering who in the heck she could be talking to.  There wouldn’t be any cell towers or wireless networks at that time so a cell phone would be nothing more than a poor paperweight.

Yeah but in Dr Who he’s set his companion’s cell phones to “universal roaming” & they work fine across space & time.

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Posted: 27 October 2010 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Reminds me of Night at the Museum 2, when Larry jumps in the painting of the post-WWII celebration and comments in amazement on how many bars he’s getting there.

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Posted: 28 October 2010 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m wondering why that filmmaker says the only explanation is time traveler.  Really?  What is the rationale behind that? He can’t figure it out, so the ONLY solution is CELL PHONE?!

Hearing aids of that period were held up to the ear like that.  Why can’t it be that?

NO, the ONLY conclusion is TIME TRAVELER.

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Posted: 28 October 2010 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dily - 28 October 2010 12:18 PM

I’m wondering why that filmmaker says the only explanation is time traveler.

Because that way he gets his name all over the Internet.

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Posted: 28 October 2010 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ve read the person is probably just holding onto a hearing aid. View the old time hearing aids here.

As for the talking, I’d go along with the person talking to somebody off camera or maybe talking to themselves.

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Posted: 28 October 2010 10:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Dily - 28 October 2010 12:18 PM

I’m wondering why that filmmaker says the only explanation is time traveler.  Really?  What is the rationale behind that? He can’t figure it out, so the ONLY solution is CELL PHONE?!

Hearing aids of that period were held up to the ear like that.  Why can’t it be that?

NO, the ONLY conclusion is TIME TRAVELER.

I thought he was being sarcastic.  red face

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Posted: 28 October 2010 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Accipiter - 28 October 2010 01:43 PM

Because that way he gets his name all over the Internet.

Yeah. All over the crazy parts of the internet!

Oh, wait. Those are one in the same, aren’t they?

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Posted: 29 October 2010 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hes from belfast, which is great because its one of those times we can say hes british to avoid national embarassment.

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sensibleken - 29 October 2010 11:44 AM

Hes from belfast, which is great because its one of those times we can say hes british to avoid national embarassment.

Perhaps he is also a time-traveler, and he’s actually living in old Belfast that is still Irish. . .  wink

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Posted: 29 October 2010 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Accipiter - 29 October 2010 02:37 PM
sensibleken - 29 October 2010 11:44 AM

Hes from belfast, which is great because its one of those times we can say hes british to avoid national embarassment.

Perhaps he is also a time-traveler, and he’s actually living in old Belfast that is still Irish. . .  wink

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