Old Timers

August 26, 2015

Journal, Lloyd, School

We got new atomic clocks at Lincoln Lutheran this year. Our clock system is older than the High School, and the display was shot, so we couldn’t program it anymore. We were no longer using it to ring the bells for class to start/stop (there’s a neat addon to the phone system that plays any  .wav file).

Instead of replacing it with a new clock system, it was decided to put atomic clocks in every classroom. I told them that all of our students had a clock with them at all times now, but you know how administrators love clocks.

Anyway, I asked Doug to put the old clocks in the Tech Center. I originally thought that we would do something more orderly with them. You know, arrange them like you see on the wall of a news room with time zones. But there were no more than two of any style of clock in the whole school. Instead we hung them on the bulletin board. It turns out that I’m pretty good at bulletin boards. Who knew?


Our current plan is to label each with an imaginary location. Any suggestions?

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12 Responses to “Old Timers”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m going to assume you already thought of Narnia. It would be funny if you could make that clock spin around really fast.

    Other ideas: Minas Tirith, San Fransokyo (from Big Hero 6), Capitol City (from Divergent Hunger Games), and of course Uranus.

    Maybe mixed in with all the place names it would be fun to have one labeled with a non- place name, like “Skittishness” or “Small Orange” or “Garbage Truck”


    • Lauren Said on:

      Full points for ‘Small Orange’.

      Too bad you don’t have one that spins around fast all the time. That could be ‘Hogwarts’. I also vote for Isle of Sodor (from Thomas the Tank Engine), Strongbadia, The Shire, and Tatooine.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      The non-place name has to be something where if someone says, “Where is X?” We can have a witty response.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I love the bulletin board.

    P.S. I could use a clock in my classroom. So if you have an extra, I could take it off your hands.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Central City… Or perhaps Star Labs. You should really watch The Flash.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Great Scott….you gotta use Hill Valley!


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Nice title. Very timely.

    I would suggest Atlantis.


  6. Grandpa Royuk Said on:

    Clocks not showing me the correct atomic time would drive me to distraction!!!!


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