Posts Tagged ‘telephone’

A Prediction from 1968

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

By the turn of the century, chances are you won’t recognize the familiar telephone. Based on services already in use or on the drawing boards, you can expect some pretty far-out developments.

For example, Picturephone see-while-you-talk service, already in limited use, might well be offered in full color and three dimensions. With it, you could do the family grocery shopping, look at the new cars, or buy a new hat without leaving the house.

Electronic switching equipment now in trial use, will call you back when a busy line you have called is free, or transfer your calls to another phone while you’re away from home.

[Image and caption found here. Bonus below.]

BTW, that’s Jane Jetson, not Judy…

The .Gif Post No. 535 – Dial 4 x Infinity, Hamburger Heaven & Riding The Crazy Train

Friday, 18 May 2018

[Found here, here and here.]

We recently posted our 1,600th .gif but I don’t know which one gets the award because I’m estimating. If you’ve got time on your pants and you’re bored, have at it. –Bunk

Old School Selfie

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Old School Selfie

Is that Edith Bunker? Lady’s got some serious knuckles.

[Found here. Related posts here.]

Ridin’ the ‘booth

Monday, 16 May 2016

Ridin' the 'booth

[Found here.]

25% Less Fat Hot Links

Sunday, 7 December 2014

your-telephone

Human produced CO2 is responsible for everything. Lol.

Interesting concept: an online collaborative to write stories with multiple authors in real time.

How to make a very cool simple electric train.

Fun facts to know and tell:

Bears’ closest living relatives are pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses).

Pinnipeds’ closest living relatives are bears and musteloids (skunks, weasels and raccoons).

The German word for “raccoon” is Waschbär, which translates literally to “Wash Bear.”

Here’s a naked bear. Here’s a naked raccoon.

Big Chief Buffalo Nickel.

Viral video by Russel Houghton – Urban Isolation. L.A. without traffic.

Why is The Parkside Inn Motel (Bundoora, Australia) ranked No.1? Because there’s no No. 2. Interesting reviews. [via]

This is possibly The Greatest DooWop song ever recorded, by The Channels.

Your Telephone Of Tomorrow: Fairly accurate prediction from September 1956, and source of the *ahem* top image.


P.S. We get notifications of new followers from time to time, and we like to see who you are, so we stop by your blogs out of curiosity. Our readers are an eclectic mix of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. We’ve known this for years, courtesy of WordPress, RevolverMaps and other sources.

That said, here’s the website of a recent follower, both disturbing and fascinating at the same time. NSFK except as a warning to those who choose to tread a similar path.

–Bunk

One Ringy Dingy

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

1910 Toy Telephone

“This full-size handmade toy has a bell mechanism (a cowbell inside which rings when the crank is wound) a hook, a receiver and traces of paint. Made from scrap wood for a child when toys were made at home. Circa 1910.”

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.271: Desert MicroBus, Who’s Calling? & Wegman’s Dog Bowl,

Friday, 15 March 2013

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Wegman Dog Bowl

[From here, here and here.]

Hello. This Is The Ceiling Calling. Look At Me When I’m Talking To You.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

When the ceiling calls, pay attention.

[Found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 150 – Fones, Farts & Fails

Friday, 5 November 2010

[Found here and here. If you like these .gif animations, don’t miss our Awesome Archives.]


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