The ominous ticking clock in The Watchmen wasn’t just a cool device employed by Alan Moore to up the tension in his superhero-comic-to-end-all-superhero-comics. Moore’s version took its inspiration from the real thing.
From a recent article in USA Today:
“Citing ongoing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, scientists moved the “Doomsday Clock” one minute closer to midnight…maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. The closer to a setting of midnight it gets, the closer it is estimated that a global disaster will occur…”
Read more after your mutually assured destruction…
We here at Insomnia don’t stay up all night because we’re worried. We stay up because, well, we don’t want to miss a thing! We could go to bed – but who wants to?!?!? We’re not the harbingers of fear or supporters of self-fulfilling apocalyptic prophecies. We were just looking for an excuse to play this insane video:
Watch this performance of my OccupySong at Occupy Congress in DC!