Friday, June 20, 2008

Update: Sammmy's Time Machine

Although it's hard to believe anything that The Post's Page Six publishes (their writers do have a habit of blackmailing people), the story has a ring of true wishful thinking. An anonymous trader who worked with Samuel Israel the Third in the mid-90s tipped off one of Richard Johnson's henchmen that the fugitive (now Armed and Dangerous) boasted to him that he built a time machine, and even brought acquaintances to see the contraption:

"This guy Sam was crazy and told people he was actually working on a time machine for the government," said our source. "He brought two of my friends from Wall Street into his basement and showed them some contraption. Now that's a nutcase."--NY Post, Page Six, 6/18/08, "Fled to the Past"

As I recall in the movie, Rod Taylor went back to the past and far into the future with his machine courtesy of the mind of H.G. Wells. In the future man was mute, enslaved by slavering overlords who fattened them up for food. Think progress.

Maybe he brought it with him in the RV. I'm sure his investors would love to step into it and set it backwards to the '90s. In fact, if it were possible according to the law of physics, all Wall Street financial institutions would leap into it and dial it back to the 1990s.

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