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Sunday, January 4, 2009

5 Minutes to Midnight

So the new Watchmen movie is coming out soon, and Fox hopefully will not block or slow the release. The movie is going to be amazing, and I've already reserved a copy of the Watchmen graphic novel at Borderlands Games. It should be in this Wednesday.

Special thanks to the advertising guys who picked the music for the previews. Both songs have been added to my itunes. In case you don't know what they are, they are Take a bow (muse) and The beginning is the end is the beginning (Smashing Pumpkins).

Amusing Fact: The Watchmen novel commonly references the Doomsday Clock. Interestingly enough, it is not an actual clock, but a drawing of a clock published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. It is a measure of how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction. To put it in perspective, when the USSR tested its first nuke, the clock read 2 minutes to midnight. When the US and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 1991, the clock read 17 minutes to midnight. in 2002 the clock read 7 minutes to midnight (which is also the title of an episode of heroes). in 2007 the clock was changed to read 5 minutes to midnight.

I find the phenomenon of the Doomsday Clock fascinating, and have chosen to replace the polls section of the blog with text reading the current status of the clock.

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