Phone Relief: The Ultimate Hands-Free Headset (1993)

We have featured some great acts of imagination when it comes to telephone technology–from the worlds’ first mobile phone shown in this 1922 British Pathé newsreel, to when Fritz Lang “invented” the video phone in Metropolis in 1927. “Phone Relief,” the ultimate hands-free headset marketed in 1993, will never qualify as a great act of imagination. But it does make for a great kitschy ad.

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Can you make sense of the nonsensical? Weird Al gives it a go.

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David Lynch Tries to Make a List of the Good Things Happening in the World … and Comes Up Blank

David Lynch’s weather report for Sunday September 13th: “Here in LA, grey. Again, smoke-filled sky. Very still right now. 61 degrees fahrenheit. Today I’m making a list of all the good things that are happening in the world. [Pause.] I’m still thinking… No blue skies, no golden sunshine today.”

Maybe David Byrne, creator of the “Reasons to Be Cheerful” web site, would have a better shot at filling out the page. Have your own list of good things happening in the world? Add them to the comments below…

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Drone Footage of San Francisco Set to the Music of Bladerunner 2049

When real life and dystopian cinema become one and the same. You can compare side-by-side images of Bladerunner 2049 concept art and the San Francisco skyline here.

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Scorsese’s Taxi Driver Reimagined as the 1970s Sitcom, Taxi

And next up, to keep the nostalgia going, watch Samuel Beckett star in the opening credits of an imaginary 70s cop show. Enjoy….

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