Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Stupid reasons for buying things #1

I purchased this clock for my new kitchen so that on New Years Eve we can watch all the flaps turn over and pretend we are stuck down a hatch like on Lost.


12 comments:

Billy said...

Hooray for faux-Lost enactment.

Vicus Scurra said...

I think you will find it is also useful for informing you about the time during the rest of the year, so not so specific a purchase.

Anonymous said...

Do you need some suggestions for better ways to spend New Year's Eve?

Richard said...

Lost jokes are lost on me.

I like the bit that says PM. I suppose there are folk who need that function but if you're already that confused about which end of the day it is you probably can't tell the time anyway.

ziggi said...

that's a big 5 are you sure there's room when you get into double figures?

Dave said...

It's not very logically laid out, is it? Assuming one reads from the top, as most people do (I realise you're from Ireland, but let's assume for the sake of argument, etc) 2007 Jun 5 [five past five analogue) Tue pm isn't a sensible way of reading either the time or date.

The pm should be near the clock, so that if said clock is in, say, a coal mine, one would have an idea whether it was morning or afternoon.

The other bits then should be re-arranged to read Tue 5 June 2007.

So, as it's clearly rubbish, and you'll no longer want this clock, can I have it please?

llewtrah said...

Lost jokes are lost on me also, but banks have those sort of clocks. There's a chap who has premonitions in dreams and his local bank let him have his photo taken in front of the clock so he can prove it was a premonition not a postmonition. So if you're psychic you can do the same (but you have to use a film camera, not a digitial).

realdoc said...

No ESP skills here I'm afraid.

Tedward's Missing Ear said...

I love the clock and there are infinitely more stupid reasons for making a purchase.

But a propos of fuck all, I have just seen a punk compilation album ad on the telly. The usual stuff; The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Sex Pistols etc and then the tagline..."Get it for Dad, the perfect Father's Day Present". I'm in shock. Oh my God it's official. I'm Old.

First Nations said...

My clock has different cheerful food products instead of hours. I like tomato o'clock the best.

Richard said...

My Dad wouldn't like it. The album I mean. He'd probably buy James Last's "Trumpet Pogo-a-go-go" though

Sylvia said...

I like that clock! Where did you get it from? I must have one!