Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Here's a riotously funny clip from "The Future is Now," a 1955 documentary that introduced the masses to such cutting-edge concepts as camcorders, electronic music and, of course, video-phones.



I like the way the video-phone just happens to resemble a pane of glass with a guy standing behind it. And the actors' pained smiles are priceless.

(Gracias, Paleo-Future!)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

God, the fifties were even dorkier than I remember them!

old guy said...

The woman's crazed commercial grin has all the appeal of a white shark or the Joker's rictus-driven predatory baring of teeth just prior to attacking. Weren't the '50's just wonderful?

Mac said...

I'm amused by the 50s' tenuous veneer of normality...