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“I’m so sorry to disturb you sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame, Sir.”
March 1, 2007 4:28 PM   Subscribe

Always wanted to wake up with Stephen Fry? Now you can, with the - in itself quite interesting - VOCO Clock.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (21 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:28 PM on March 1, 2007


(I would like to leap onto this occasion to once more recommend Fry's stellar two-part documentary, The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:28 PM on March 1, 2007


Wonderful. Everyone needs more Stephen Fry in their life.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 4:45 PM on March 1, 2007


Ooh, yes. Quite interesting. I'm looking forward to the Good Morning, Madam clock, although the idea of Stephen Fry leaning over me being so obsequiously smug (or smugly obsequious?) while I demurely wipe the dried spittle off the dependent half of my face doesn't really sound all that appealing.
posted by bloomicy at 4:45 PM on March 1, 2007


This is a brilliant idea.
posted by ColdChef at 4:47 PM on March 1, 2007


How much is this thing in American money?
posted by ColdChef at 4:51 PM on March 1, 2007


About $65, ColdChef.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 5:03 PM on March 1, 2007


A bargain at any price.
posted by ColdChef at 5:08 PM on March 1, 2007


It sounds like a great idea, but reading the FAQ, I see that it only beeps for 1 minute after the message plays, and there isn't a snooze button or anything. I can guarantee I would sleep through it just about every day. Also, the alarm goes off every 12 hours; it doesn't keep track of AM or PM. Come on, this is the 21st century -- why can't it act like a normal clock radio?
posted by litlnemo at 5:26 PM on March 1, 2007


This might be the best of the recordings, though. ;)
posted by litlnemo at 5:27 PM on March 1, 2007


no no no dammit!!

I don't want Gosford Park...I want Reginald Jeeves saying What Ho! and delivering one of those Wooster Boosters after a strenuous evening at the Drones.
posted by timsteil at 5:57 PM on March 1, 2007


This is fantastic. Funny, at least. Too bad it looks like the clock kinda sucks in the usability department, like litlnemo says.
posted by grouse at 6:12 PM on March 1, 2007


"Good morning, sir. May I tempt you with a new day?"
posted by SPrintF at 6:16 PM on March 1, 2007


Wake up with Stephen Fry?!?

Only the insane would consider that good.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:47 PM on March 1, 2007


Listening to those demos, I sort of resented the implication that I am either Hugh Laurie or Bertie Wooster.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:24 PM on March 1, 2007


"You couldn’t have told it from my manner, but I was feeling more than a bit nonplussed. The spectacle before me was enough to nonplus anyone."
posted by The White Hat at 11:23 PM on March 1, 2007


Stephen Fry: The stupid person's idea of a clever person.
posted by the cuban at 4:15 AM on March 2, 2007


I guess that makes me stupid then.
posted by smackfu at 6:09 AM on March 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


My, are you mistaken, the cuban.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:56 AM on March 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't think I could handle the gender issues involved in being called "sir" just as I was waking up every morning.

Either that, or I'd figure he was talking to someone else and ignore it.
posted by katemonster at 8:00 AM on March 2, 2007


Stephen Fry: The stupid person's idea of a clever person.

That might be true, but it doesn't exclude the fact that he can also be the clever person's idea of clever.
posted by meech at 4:55 PM on March 2, 2007


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