"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever
At which point, it will be time to Run to the Hills, presumably...
By the way, have the clock settings gone wonky, or have you become an insomniac?
Or are you in America?
Still in the US - flying back this evening (Pacific Time). I think my clock's going to be pretty wonky when I get back...
I'd forgotten all about the Doomsday Clock. It's so 1980s! Although global warming doesn't quite bring on the kind of ghastly fear that nuclear oblivion had.
...fear that nuclear oblivion has, shurely?;-)
Btw, as soon as I saw this item in the news, I knew that it would turn up on Fitzrovian Tuesday (indeed, I was about to post it myself). What does that say about us? A generation characterized by peace, prosperity and excessive fearfulness.
True enough - though my original post was more to do with the line about Iron Maiden rather than the news item itself. "Two! Minutes! - To MidNiiiiiiight...."
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