Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom...

Oh dear God...

Yeah an overreaction I think. There is an inherent flaw in this idea. If it gets to 11:59 that must mean disaster is imminent - so is anyone going to be left to push it around to 12:00 and say "we told you so?"

Apparently it's never been further away than seventeen minutes...bit indiscriminate. And Doomsday Clock - bit overblown and clichéd. The Doomsday Book just chronicled the ownership of land in Britain. Nothing too Hollywood about that:
"In 1066 one man will chronicle the ownership of all land in a realm he has just conquered..."

Interestingly, or bizarrely, enough Wikipedia has noted one reference in popular fiction (although a term I would used loosely): Gummi Bears Season 4 Episode 4 "A Knight to Remember" The ghost of a Gummi knight helps Cubbi destroy the mysterious Doomsday Clock." - sounds like quality TV.


Alexis said...

OMG - GUMMI BEARS!!! I used to love watching that show. Hmmm what other quality programmes were there - Ducktales, the Raggy Dolls, Kissifur (not sure how you spell it), The Chipmunks, Dungeons and Dragons (did they ever escape??, Potsworth and Co (they entered their dream world) and my fave the Care Bears!

Dan W said...

Pirates of Dark Water was always my favourite.

And thanks for getting animated by the incidental bit of nonsense at the end, rather than the main post...still a comment is better than no comment. Right?