What time is it?  

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2116 posts
4/3/2006 9:52 pm

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What time is it?

I have my share of "disorders", but I never thought Obsessive Compulsive was one of them. I've been reading about OCD though, and it seems that everyone has some sort of habit that can be considered OC; it's how it manifests in us and affects our behavior that determine if it's a disorder or not.

So I've been analyzing myself in this light and have found a tick or two.

The big one is clocks. Specifically, clocks and watches in the background of movies and television shows. As soon as a camera shot shows a clock, I have to look at it, see what time it says, and determine if the time it's showing makes sense with the time the action is taking place.

You'd be surprised how often the time doesn't make sense. Movie production companies should hire only the obsessive/compulsive as their continuity people.

The most egregious example of temporal discontinuity I've seen was in Pulp Fiction. Vince shoots Marvin in the face and Winston Wolf is called in as clean-up man. He's at a black tie cocktail party, but it's 7:30 in the morning!

No civilized person hosts a formal event before noon - it just isn't proper. And if it is to be held at noon, or anytime during the day, well then it isn't black tie... that's what the ivory jackets are for.

And apropos of clocks, ever notice that all the clocks and watches you see in catalogs always say 10:10? Ever wonder why? It's supposed to register subliminally as a smile and make you feel good about it.

Anyway... what's your OC tick?

Rowan_Taltos 49F

4/3/2006 10:20 pm

They have to be made perfectly. Sheets completely straight, flat and no wrinkles, with hospital corners. Plaid sheets with the lines printed crooked on the fabric go back to the store and replaced with nice plain ones. The other tick that goes along with it, is the thread count and have to be combed egyptian cotton. They must be over 500TC. All the sheets for my bed are 1000TC. It's like sleeping on whipped cream.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:43 am:
Ah... nice crisp cotton sheets. And did you know that while TC matters, the type of cotton used is more important for luxury and quality? Sea Island cotton is the best there is, followed closely by Egyptian, then Pima.

Rhev 40M

4/4/2006 11:33 am

My Obessions kick in at the most random time. But one thing that ALWAYS sets me off is this. If I'm eating a bag of M&Ms, skittles, jujyfruits, or the like, I usually dump some out onto a table. THEN I HAVE TO SORT THEM. I simply can't look at them with the colors all mixed around. The colors have to be grouped together before I can eat them. I don't know why, but thats just the way it is.

It's not a flavor thing either. Because then sometimes after they are organized, I will take a red skittle and eat it with a green one, mixing the tastes.


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:46 am:
Jujy Fruits? What do you do in a movie theater?

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
4/4/2006 1:16 pm

Even numbers. Especially in relation to food. Six or eight M&Ms, yes. Seven or nine, never.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
4/4/2006 1:17 pm

Okay, fine. Change the six or eight to 26 or 28.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:48 am:
Hah hah hah hah!

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
4/5/2006 6:56 pm

I always put my left shoe on first and other odd idiosyncrasies.

Why the 10:10 on clocks. They look good together. Fat and Thin. Laurel and Hardy.


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:55 am:
Is smiley face.

watchmesquirm 47F  
99 posts
4/5/2006 7:02 pm

I am a counter. I count the stairs as I take them... count the number of steps from the stairs to the kitchen... etc. I don't usually pay much attention to it, and if I lose count, I just start over. I have no idea why I do it, or when it started *shrugging* but there you have it - my OC tick.


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:57 am:
OMG! I used to have that one too! I don't know when or why I stopped, but I used to be able to tell you the number of stairs of almost any staircase I'd gone up.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

4/5/2006 10:07 pm

hmmm my OC .....I think my OC is not mixing food, I know its silly but I won't mix food at a resturant if it came out and was ordered seprate...sometimes I will even get a seperate plate for it. .....odd but true. Now when I am cooking that is diffrent ...I mix and match with abandon. But not at a resturant.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:59 am:
HEY! You've got your chocolate in my peanut butter!

WildChild5884 33F

4/6/2006 3:46 am

I've heard about people taking note of the clock or the setting compared to where it is supposed to be set..I've never had the attention span for that one though.

Mine is 5's..Something about 5's is so comforting to me. A few other little things, but that is probably the biggest one..(and the only one I'll cop to publicly)

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 10:59 am:
Fives are good. It's prime. I have a small thing with prime numbers.

rm_sj365 57F
2414 posts
4/6/2006 6:49 am

my desk..mostly at work, but a bit at home too. i cant stand having a lot of papers etc scattered on my desk & i HATE when someone else leaves something on my desk... its the only area of my world that my grandmother's "a place for everything & eveyrthing in its place" quote applies

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 4/6/2006 11:00 am:
So... no sex on the desk for SJ.

WildChild5884 33F

4/6/2006 4:02 pm

I had almost forgotten but wasn't there also a whole Brett-Brad name mixup thing in Pulp Fiction as well?

Also glad to know I'm not alone in that number game.

rm_rsp54 59F
531 posts
4/7/2006 9:14 am

me...it is a number thing, while waiting a specified amount of time I have to know the exact amout of seconds both elapsed and remaining. I keep revising it in my mind.

also when purchasing something I need to figure out the exact change before the person operating the register does and when they say "Your change", I always blurt out the amount

ArtisticTwist75 42F
2505 posts
4/17/2006 1:57 pm

Voodoo - Generally, on a movie or stage set the clock is set for trivia purposes not for realistic endeavorers. Just an FYI - Your COD about it is exactly what we in, or formally in, the industry hope for. If they aren't trying to be different there is a trend toward 4:36 as the time on the face.


By the way, Would be interested in a post related to
last post. It doesn't portray you in the best light.

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