Monday, July 06, 2009

Seen On The Intarwebz

Sometimes I feel old. Saw this picture of an item offered on an auction site, description: "Shiny old telephone, but the part you talk into is missing..."Um, no. No. Really, no.

7 comments:

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Duh, the part you listen to is missing.

reflectoscope said...

Some people... gee whiz. I'll bet the seller wouldn't know how to make a call on it even if it did have the part you talk into! :P

Jim

D.W. Drang said...

Well, face it, Central is in Bangalore these days...

Roberta X said...

Ah, D.W., it just makes the operator's, "Numbah, pleeeeze!" all the more musical -- and besides, with a phone like that, you'd only need Central to make long-distance calls. If that. :)

Joanna said...

I just had a mental picture of a frustrated, 20-something hipster pushing harder and harder at the numbers beneath the dial, wondering why the buttons felt so stubborn -- and what's that wheel there for, anyway?

BobG said...

"and what's that wheel there for, anyway?"

It's a guide to help you aim at and hit the buttons correctly...

Anonymous said...

Golly Gosh! I've got an original Marconi spark-gap transmitter (with functional de-coherer, no less)that could be converted to voice with that device as a microphone. If I could only find a DeForest Audion valve. -sigh-