Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Broken Watches Are Right Twice A Day My Ass!

This meme needs to die!

I've had this fucker for the last 15 years, and it hasn't been right since it broke in like the late 1990s.
And I can't even use it to channel surf anymore either!


ERV said...


Michael Kingsford Gray said...

Whilst at Uni in 1977, my wife of a few months bought me the awesome Hewlett Packard HP-01 watch!
With her own money!
When it failed, I tried to resurrect it, but to no avail.
It followed me around from abode to abode until around 1991, when I finally discarded it.
(Only to be asked by an HP museum if I could lay my hands on one!)

Anyway, when it died, and the screen was blank, it was correct all the time, in a Zen kind of way...

Spence said...

Easy solution. Just get a marker pen and write a time on it. There, it is right twice a day again.

Although you could do that with a piece of paper as well. But the phrase "even a piece of paper tells the right time twice a day" just doesn't work as well.

Michael Kingsford Gray said...

Post scriptum:
It died at around 1982, and devoured batteries at a rate of knots!
But it was a very effective status symbol in the Lands of Nerdish.
That, and my HP25C calculator, complete with belt-holster.
I wore out that damn thing.
(The calculator, not the holster)
One of the greatest "value-for-money" acquisitions that I have ever made.

Michael Kingsford Gray said...

Have you not heard of the iconic goon-show sub-sketch:- "What time is it Eccles?"?


Justicar said...

Michael Kingsford Gray, sometimes I wonder about you!

Spence, I wrote my favorite time of day on there: let me get a picture posted for you.

Skepcheck said...

Think of it this way: It tells the time before the big bang. That's most likely an awfully long (non-) time.

Justicar said...

Skepcheck, the creationists' heads, they'd explode. That's too meta for them!

Justicar said...

Michael Kingsford Gray and Skepcheck, it's nice to see you two thinking out of the box. And by box, I mean 'our universe'. My imagination is so limited.