I'll be honest, I didn't much care for the "4 minutes to save the world" tune when Flannery started to play it in heavy repeat on the iTunes. But like a lot of things, it grows you. Neither Madonna or Justin Timberlake write music with me in mind as their target audience. If they did, there would be a lot more harmonica and banjo with some steel guitar for good measure. But after hearing this over and over, it kind of sounds like a James Bond theme done hip hop/dance music.
I mentioned this to Flannery the other night and it sparked an interesting "What If..." question.
What if you suddenly realize you only have the aforementioned four minutes to save the world and in order to do it you must complete a task. You don't know what the task is and won't know until the clock starts, but you know you can't accomplish it alone. You will have to pick five people to help you with this unknown task. They can be anyone, past or present, famous/infamous, or known only to you. If you fail, the whole world goes up in a puff of Hydrogen, Oxygen, and something that smells faintly like bacon. Whom do you choose?
The clock starts NOW! Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock...
Now let's assume that you know the task, e.g. balance a checkbook, run an obstacle course, defuse a bomb, eat fifty hard boiled eggs, strip naked and paint yourselves chrome, etc. al., would that affect your choices?
"Sometimes I think what I need is a You intervention," so I tag anyone who reads this.