Monday, August 04, 2008

Your 4 Minute Dream Team

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.



  1. Easy choice Doc, it would be you, and then any old other 3 people. Cause you know everything Doc!

  2. Skyler's Dad- Really? Even I wouldn't take me. There isn't any of these tasks that would call for me to be in your corner, other than the chrome one, as I'm not proven in a clutch situation.

    No, really. Who would you pick?


  3. I would not pick me. I'd just be standing there making fun of the task and the way the people were doing it, before, during and after.

    I also would not pick McGruber. This requires thought and therefore I may not be able to comment further at all.

  4. Doc for moral support, Steven Hawking if we need a brainiac, Harrison Ford in case we need a pilot/archaeologist/CIA agent, Dom DeLuise for sacrificial comic relief, and, of course, David Bowie.

  5. Oh, good grief-- 4 minutes?! Th' hell with it, I'm too tired. That'd give me enuff time to lie down and put a paper bag over my head, or something...

    Though th' stripping nude and painting myself chrome might be kinda fun.

  6. I know one thing for sure, I wouldn't pick any of these folks in the video - unless struting and pointing happened to be the tasks that saves the world, then I might change my mind.

  7. Skyler's Dad- You are very flattering, but you wouldn't want me for a lifeline on "Millionare".

    Dale- I understand. I had to explain a few of my choices to Flannery. Isn't McGruber one of those war crimes Nazis they are looking for?

    Err- I can picture Dom being fed to the Monster while Bowie does "Major Tom". Beautiful! BTW, Your pumpkins are doing grand and may win you a case of beer. Check in before Oct. 31ST.

    Cap'n Ergo- There is a reason I work in a grocerey store. Plenty of paper bags if the big one hits. BTW, Welcome back!

    GkL- Under no circumstances would I pick these two! I'm with you. If the world could be saved by finger pointing and dancing around, it would have been saved long ago.


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  9. I don't need five people, just Flannery and Genn6. Now will the rest of you please clear the room, we have work to do.

    Once upon time there were three little girls who went to the police acadamy...

    and they were each assigned very hazardous duties.

  10. I would save Madonna's face. Apparently, it's in trouble. So, I guess I'd pick a bunch of doctors from Extreme Makeover and that lady who looks like a lion. I'd just bring her along because she's a big fan of plastic surgery.

  11. hmmm I would pick the guy who invented beer.

    Cheech & Chong for some reefer madness if I've only got 4 minutes.....

    Albert Einstein for the brains..

    and Anderson Cooper...he looks like he can get the job done and he is freaking hot.


  12. Easy.

    1. Bruce Springsteen = excellent moral compass
    2. My brother = the brains of the outfit, the one who can solve any problem with a cosine and a can of WD40
    3. My sister = the fearless one we send through the air duct holding the tension wire in her teeth
    4. George Clooney = So we look good doing it


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