This photograph entitled Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. 1941(?)comes from an online exhibit from the Baralorne Museum, British Columbia, Canada (about halfway down the scroll bar). Take a closer look. Think Where's Waldo and H.G. Wells. Do you see him? The guy could pass for my laundry-phobe neighbor in college, complete with midterm exam hair and hangover glasses. Internet trollers noticed it when the photograph popped up as a feature on the museum's front page. Since then, theories about how a modern-looking man could be caught up in a 1940's (according to an Error Level Analysis) untampered photo abound, not the least of which is Swiss cheese proof of time travel. Forgetomori takes an in-depth look at the man's clothes, glasses, camera and the position of the crowd-goers around this mystery man to debunk the far-fetched, yet ends in a place somewhere between near-authenticity and WTF. Trollers have also discovered another photo of the mystery man at the same bridge ceremony. I ask: who doesn't love a good time travel hoax? It'll be hard to follow up that fattening indulgence, but I shall try. I love this definition of steampunk: the intersection of technology and romance. This blend of science fiction, Victorian and steam engineering has recently spawned a huge increase in steampunk-oriented body art. I counted five clocks! Squee!
And finally, a golden Wellsy award goes to Entertainment Weekly columnist Abby West, who not only owns her love of romance novels, but spreads that love about Gwyn Creedy's latest time travel romance, Flirting With Forever.
Have a super Monday, everyone!