A question of time

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.

[T. S. Eliot, in the Four Quartets]

This video is not as serious as The Symphony of Time but, in its own way, it is equally thought provoking-

8 Responses to “A question of time”

  1. A K Haart August 12, 2012 at 17:04 Permalink

    “This video is not as serious as The Symphony of Time”

    Much funnier though.

  2. Twilight August 12, 2012 at 18:44 Permalink

    Ohhhh! The wonderful Goons. Still sadly missed.
    Now….all together…..”where’s me shirt?”

  3. JD August 12, 2012 at 19:24 Permalink

    .”where’s me shirt?”

    that was Ken Dodd and his Diddymen

  4. Twilight August 12, 2012 at 20:11 Permalink

    That’s what Google says – but I am certain, JD, that it originated in a Goons sketch, back in the late 1950s, before Ken Dodd was universally popular.
    I could have my wires crossed, I guess…..but feel sure that once when I was showing Goon You Tubes to Husband I found the one with the “shirt” phrase on it. Can’t seem to find it now though. Ken Dodd diddyed it, I think Jimmy Clitheroe did too -both were later on.

  5. Twilight August 12, 2012 at 20:15 Permalink

    JD – OK yes….. I was wrong – I was mixing up “where’s me shirt” with “He’s fallen in the water” – that was the one I meant to use……senior moment? LOL!


  6. Chuckles August 12, 2012 at 20:39 Permalink

    Wonderful JD, an appreciation of Goon Show ‘logic’ like this was just about universal in pioneering computer types in the seventies.

    A personal favourite is Henry and Minnie discussing ‘fog chickens’

  7. James Higham August 12, 2012 at 21:12 Permalink

    Ah the fog chickens.

  8. Moggsy August 13, 2012 at 04:37 Permalink

    Time present? Would that be that nice sapphire watch in the jewellers?

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