Press the Button at the Beep

March 22, 2008

Hey, remember slide reel day in elementary/middle school?

You’d come in to class thinking there would be notes to take, DBQ’s to write, facts to forget. It was usually a hot day, too, and somewhere equidistant on the calendar from the last and next standardized test.

Your teacher knew she didn’t have to start test-prep for another week or so, so she stayed for that extra vodka shot at J.J. Rafferty’s or The Mouse Trap or whatever the non-cop municipal worker bar was called in your town. She needed the rest as much as you, if not more.

Thus, slide reel day. Thirty to forty minutes of grainy audio and barely decipherable pictographs of weather patterns or action shots of Helen Keller interrupted by high-pitched analog beeping. For credit! It’s a shame none of us appreciated those kinds of classroom activities until after we discovered hallucinogens.

Luckily, OMADEON‘s got you covered. Sit back, relax, and take in a handful of videos of Dr. Peter Lloyd’s take on the most important issues facing humanity today. I could do without the background music and “Intro to Powerpoint” segues, but hey, it’s all part of the experience.

You’ll have to insert the beeps yourself.

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2 Responses to “Press the Button at the Beep”

  1. omadeon Says:

    Well, to be honest, I often feel fairly skeptical about the Peakoil doomsday predictions, as regards the dates predicted. There was an interesting discussion a few months ago in my blog (unfortunately not in English) between a blogger-journalist, a Liberal political activist, myself, and a few others, where no particular sense of certainty about Peakoil date predictions was reached.

    A friend of mine discovered these videos by Dr. Lloyd, sent me the link and I decided to post them, to make people think more about all this; by no means to start Eschatological fantasy-mongering! 🙂

    Thanks for mentioning it, BTW.


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