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<number> seconds and counting

[Diamonds are Forever (December 14, 1971)]

Every James Bond film features an Instrument of Armageddon, housed within a Fortress of Ultimate Darkness. In Diamonds are Forever, the Instrument is attached to a rocket, and a nameless paean of evil monotonously announces the launch schedule:

“T minus ten minutes ... and counting”
“T minus 30 seconds ... and counting”

What makes the line unique is the heavy, yet totally generic European accent and the languid manner in which “and counting” is spoken. It can be difficult to use highly specialized macros like this one. Keep a sharp eye out for time intervals that are less than ten minutes combined with a receptive audience.

Neal Manson

Tags: movie