Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time Traveler

Jonah Goldberg found this interesting piece of youtubia:

You can jump to 3:30 to avoid excessive blahblah. The gist of it is that this clip from an old Charlie Chaplin film seems to show someone talking on a mobile phone.... dramatic pause... in 1928!

Pretty interesting. But did you notice anything else incongruous? How bout on that sign?

Screen grab, mendaciously enhanced:

Sorry, my only excuse is that photoshop was already open.

What I really think it could be - this person had a toothache and was holding some cold object to their face as they walked. They wandered into the Chaplin shoot and the speaking you see is in response to the director yelling, "Get off of my set you idiot."