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HalfMooner
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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  21:06:53  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message

Swiss watchmaker shows fashionable new line of end-of-world predicting time pieces

Biel, Switzerland, January 22, 2007 (TP) -- The Swatch company today announced the first in a line of revolutionary watches engineered specifically to keep track of the impending world apocalypse.


The first men's watch in the growing lineup, "Doomed Man."

Based upon the concept of the so-called "Doomsday Clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the new "End of Time" line of watches do not keep normal time in the conventional sense. Instead, their minute hands are the only parts that move on the watches. On rare occasions, the minute hand will unexpectedly move by a few minutes, either forward or in a retrograde direction.


"Doomed Girl," the initial women's watch.

Swatch Chairman Nicolas G. Hayek told reporters, "Developing the End of Time watches has been a great engineering challenge. Because the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has recently converted their Doomsday Clock into a normal chronometer, we could no longer rely upon it for synchronization. So we had to put powerful and unique integrated circuitry into the watches instead. Each watch employs a neural, fuzzy-logic quantum processor which emulates the thought processes of all the Atomic Scientists who have ever futzed with the original Doomsday Clock in Chicago. The watches also detect, evaluate, and factor in information such as background radiation, temperatures, news events via wireless text sources, and carbon dioxide and methane concentrations in the atmosphere. We have at last overcome these challenges, and have committed our engineering results to a silicon die."


Two fun Spongebob "Doomed Kid" watches to choose from.

Asked about rumors that televangelist Pat Robertson has been negotiating with Swatch for the manufacture of a "Rapture Watch," Hayek would not comment.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/21/2007 21:30:10

Dave W.
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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  21:18:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
To be honest, you needed to sit on this one for a few months... until the other recent "Doomsday Clock" piece was a more-vague memory.

Plus, the clock faces on the Spongebob watches needed to be of Bikini Bottom, not the world map.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  21:33:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Well, I won't take that kind of crap from you or anybody else, Dave. If you have a problem with decisions made by the Swatch company, get your lard ass to Biel, and whine to them!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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