"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Friday, January 19, 2007

Doomsday Clock

5 minutes to midnight. There's a great line in the Metafilter thread about this link:

As an Iron Maiden fan, I'm looking forward to when it's two minutes to midnight.

8 comments:

Colin said...

At which point, it will be time to Run to the Hills, presumably...

Colin said...

By the way, have the clock settings gone wonky, or have you become an insomniac?

Colin said...

Or are you in America?

john said...

Still in the US - flying back this evening (Pacific Time). I think my clock's going to be pretty wonky when I get back...

Tom said...

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.

john said...

...fear that nuclear oblivion has, shurely?

;-)

Tom said...

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.

john said...

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...."