Did You Hear the One About the Internet Time Traveler?

Time TravelerStop me if you’ve heard this… OK, don’t! Anyway, somebody was watching a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film (already I’m suspicious!) And, lo and behold, they see a lady (in 1928) walking down the street talking on a cell phone! Uh huh. Well, you be the judge. Is it a time traveler? If so, how was her reception in 1928? My son, the Gamemaster, says “No big deal, she was using one of Dr. Who’s cell phones that work across space and time.” Makes sense, I guess!

Internet Finds Time Traveler With Cell Phone in 1928 Charlie Chaplin Film

“An interesting clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film, The Circus, is making the rounds on YouTube, showing what appears to be a woman talking on a mobile phone. GawkerTV slowed it down so you can get a good look at the woman, and you would be absolutely convinced she was talking on a cell phone if they had been invented back then. So, how can we explain this mysterious footage? The prevailing Internet conspiracy theory is that the woman is a time traveler, making a call through time. I would debunk this by saying it would’ve been awfully hard to get reception before cell towers were ever invented, but I figure anybody who believes this woman broke the rules of spacetime to visit 1928 isn’t going to be convinced by silly old historical facts. Oh, and for anyone who think it’s a walkie-talkie, those weren’t invented yet, either. They didn’t pop up until 1937, and even then, they required a bulky backpack transceiver powered by vacuum tubes.”

Space fuzz, I say. But, then I would.

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