Two (and a Half) Minutes of Midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, the closest it’s been since 1953, when it was just two minutes away. Which, as Kim Kelly points out, makes Iron Maiden’s “2 Minutes to Midnight” eerily timely:

Is the hairstyle of the sinister authority figure lurking in the shadows of the 1984* video merely an odd coincidence or prescient?

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By the way, Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes and Watson’s landlady (but not their housekeeper), is a fan of Iron Maiden:


* Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have been rising significantly in response to the Trump administration’s promotion of the Newspeak term “alternative facts.”

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