Other things to ponder:
Predictions for the year 2000, from 1900 (Thanks to elfs)
A piston-powered watch with a transmission. Sort of.
Phone sex from the inside. Not worksafe. (Thanks to the_flea_king)
Really ugly Pop-eye. (Thanks again to the_flea_king)
Finally, I was listening to the Gonzales hearings while out at lunch. I think he was only lying when his lips were moving. I am increasingly convinced history will judge this era very harshly.