Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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Here Is The Next Muslim Thing To Get Upset About

Today, the tiny clock on your wrist… tomorrow, the world: "For more than a century, a point on the top of a hill in south-east London has been recognised as the centre of world time and the official starting point of each new day. But now the supremacy of Greenwich Mean Time is being challenged by a gargantuan new clock being built in Mecca, by which the world's 1.5 billion Muslims could soon be setting their watches."

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Real Americans must now live in dog years.

I'm an infidel, I set all my clocks with my cell phone.

If it weren't for public clocks, Marty would have never made it back.

BadUncle (#153)

Oh, "gargantuan new clock." Didn't see the "l."

BadUncle (#153)

Let alone the "close tag" symbol.

mmmark (#4,458)

Huh. Park51 got all meta with this on Twitter. (Anyone know what a "roffle" is?)

doubled277 (#2,783)

Do they actually think that this is going to do more than create one day's worth of mild news-cycle interest before everyone (including the muslim world) forgets this exists?

Rodger Psczny (#3,912)

Won't they be setting their clocks to Mecca -12h instead of GMT -9h? Meaning nothing changes?

Meeg (#309)

That new building they're putting up at Mecca with the clock tower looks like the tacky apartment building that just went up across the street.

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