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Shining Cuckoo Clock
March 10, 2010 3:59 PM   Subscribe

The Shining Cuckoo Clock. The clock mimics the moment from the film, and every hour Jack breaks through the door and the famous line "Here’s Johnny" plays followed by a scream by Shining co-star Shelly Duvall.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
A gift for any occasion!
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:03 PM on March 10, 2010


Terrifyingly bad likeness of Shelley Duval
posted by DU at 4:10 PM on March 10, 2010


PepsiRed(rum)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:18 PM on March 10, 2010


Could this guy make me an alarm clock where Scatman Crothers takes an axe to the chest? Because that would surely wake me the fuck up.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:25 PM on March 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I was all set to love this, and then Shelley Duvall looks like she was modeled after one of the New Kids on the Block dolls.
posted by 23skidoo at 4:27 PM on March 10, 2010


Oh, there are so many Kubrick films you could refer to with cuckoo clocks.

- Dave and the pod bay doors (I'm sorry Dave)
- Major Kong riding the bomb (yeehah! whoooohhooohoo!)
- Spartacus being released into the arena (we who are about to die salute you!)
- Wakeup with Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann banging a garbage bin (Reveille! Reveille! Drop your cocks and grab your socks!)
- Alex jumps out the window (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony)

Oh man would I ever hate these so badly
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:31 PM on March 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cool concept, but I would never want this, and here's why: IT HAPPENS EVERY HOUR FOREVER.
I can't even deal with clocks chiming hourly.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 4:47 PM on March 10, 2010


KubriClock™ Now with 33% more misanthropy!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:49 PM on March 10, 2010


Could this guy make me an alarm clock where Scatman Crothers takes an axe to the chest?

That remains one of the most shocking and arresting moments I can think of in all of film history. Damn, that scene is brutal.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:02 PM on March 10, 2010


But why the hell is there no VIDEO of this clock doing its thing? Duh? Helloooooo?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:06 PM on March 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


I vaguely remember (or misremember?) a scene from the novel involving a clock, with some kind of murder acted out by the little characters that come out of the clock, and being disappointed that it was not included in the film. But I don't really remember enough to know whether that would have anything to do with this particular clock or not.
posted by idiopath at 5:06 PM on March 10, 2010


This is going to fuck up future archeologists I tell you what
posted by The Whelk at 5:54 PM on March 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, there are so many Kubrick films you could refer to with cuckoo clocks.

How about one that lovingly lingers on Nicole Kidman's bare tush for one hour every hour?
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:09 PM on March 10, 2010


flapjax at midnite: "But why the hell is there no VIDEO of this clock doing its thing? Duh? Helloooooo?"

This post gave me blue balls.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:23 PM on March 10, 2010


Shelley Duvall does look bad. I'm still waiting for my Aliens Chest-Burster Cuckoo Clock.
posted by b2walton at 7:24 PM on March 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh, there are so many Kubrick films you could refer to with cuckoo clocks.

Barry Lyndon get shot in the leg in a duel with his son (It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor they are all equal now)
posted by shakespeherian at 7:29 PM on March 10, 2010


"But why the hell is there no VIDEO of this clock doing its thing? Duh? Helloooooo?"

Maybe they know that seeing it in action once, even on video, would satisfy any desire you might have had to experience it further: "Yeah, OK I get it... moving on, now..."
posted by longsleeves at 7:39 PM on March 10, 2010


A Cuckoo Clockwork Orange
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:02 PM on March 10, 2010


I vaguely remember (or misremember?) a scene from the novel involving a clock, with some kind of murder acted out by the little characters that come out of the clock, and being disappointed that it was not included in the film. But I don't really remember enough to know whether that would have anything to do with this particular clock or not.

I remember this scene - it was a clock with two figures that would come out at the hour (a man and a woman) and they would dance, or whatever, and then return to the holes from whence they came.

Danny watches it at one point, and the man flips the woman upside down and they start "kissing peepees", which makes Danny look away in disgust.

At another point, I don't remember whether it's Jack watching it or Danny (I think it's Jack), the figures are replaced by a man and a boy. The boy is wearing a dunce cap, the man has a roque mallet. The man starts hitting the boy on the head, the inside of the clock fills with blood.
posted by Lucinda at 9:29 PM on March 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


One Flew Over the Clockwork Nest? (maybe not Kubrick, but still Nicholson!)

My mom has a bird clock. It's not actually that annoying!
My ex's family had an honest-to-gosh cuckoo clock. That did get a little annoying. Twelve cuckoos (and their echos) and a little countryside dance would last at least a minute.
posted by rubah at 9:40 PM on March 10, 2010


A Cuckoo Clockwork Orange
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:02 PM on March 10


An enormous stone phallus pops out and crashes into your skull?
posted by nanojath at 9:58 PM on March 10, 2010


Danny watches it at one point, and the man flips the woman upside down and they start "kissing peepees

Now that's a clock I'd buy

(though it would also lose it's 'charm' 3:00)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:11 PM on March 10, 2010


Watching that scene again, I just had to chuckle.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:48 PM on March 10, 2010


and every hour Jack breaks through the door and the famous line "Here’s Johnny" plays followed by a scream by Shining co-star Shelly Duvall.

As someone who once spent a week sleeping in the guest room of a person who collected clocks which chimed, dinged, cuckooed, and tolled, with the hour, I can assure anyone who hasn't experienced it, novelties like this are funny exactly twice. The first time you see it, you think "Oh, neat." The second you chuckle because, neat, right? The third you are done.

By the 50th, you are casually looking around for a croquet mallet with which to "accidentally" and repeatedly smash the thing.
posted by quin at 7:35 AM on March 11, 2010


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