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(Mirror.co.uk)   Phil Collins: "If you play In the Air Tonight on December 31st at 11:56:40 the drum break will play as the clock strikes midnight." Mike Tyson seen taking notes   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2017-12-31 09:07:11 AM  
Whoa.
Freaky.

Also, If you play AC/DC's 'Hells Bells' at 11:59:59, the 1st bell will sound when the clock strikes midnight.
 
2017-12-31 09:11:11 AM  
And if you play Alice's Restaurant starting at 10:30  PM, you'll want to kill yourself right about midnight
 
2017-12-31 09:50:22 AM  

HighlanderRPI: And if you play Alice's Restaurant starting at 10:30  PM, you'll want to kill yourself right about midnight


You won't even need to put it on repeat.
 
2017-12-31 10:21:45 AM  
And you'll go bald

/Happy New Year, ladies
 
2017-12-31 10:23:51 AM  
If you start playing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida at 11:30, you won't care what time it is when it finishes.
 
2017-12-31 10:27:42 AM  
That's interesting.  I wonder what would happen if you started In The Air Tonight at 11:56:40 on a different night.
 
2017-12-31 10:30:10 AM  
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2017-12-31 10:54:15 AM  
Cadbury's Gorilla Advert Aug 31st 2007
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2017-12-31 11:38:08 AM  
I told Mrs. Coffee Nerves if we start having sex at 11:59:15 I'll still have time to apologize and turn the TV with plenty of room to watch -- you'll forgive the expression -- ball drop.
 
2017-12-31 11:55:33 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I told Mrs. Coffee Nerves if we start having sex at 11:59:15 I'll still have time to apologize and turn the TV with plenty of room to watch -- you'll forgive the expression -- ball drop.


nobody likes a braggart
 
2017-12-31 11:57:18 AM  
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2017-12-31 12:04:27 PM  
If you start playing James Brown at 11pm, by midnight you'll Have a Funky Good Time.
 
2017-12-31 12:04:42 PM  

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So around 11:58:10 I should call my ex to ask if it was real?

/yes, watched the youtube clip to figure out the time
//yes, I'd also talk about whatever to take up time for the edited out section
 
2017-12-31 12:06:46 PM  
RIP Phil Collins
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2017-12-31 12:23:57 PM  
Or you could play Auld Ang Syne at midnight, like normal people.
 
2017-12-31 12:28:42 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I told Mrs. Coffee Nerves if we start having sex at 11:59:15 I'll still have time to apologize and turn the TV with plenty of room to watch -- you'll forgive the expression -- ball drop.


"I suffer from premature ejaculation.
Well, I don't really suffer at all, my wife does, though"
 
2017-12-31 12:31:50 PM  

kermit the forg: Or you could play Auld Ang Syne at midnight, like normal people.


normal people from what century?
 
2017-12-31 12:33:03 PM  
I've seen a lot of these "If you play X song at Y time, it will get to Z at midnight" memes this year.

The ONLY time I've ever done anything like that before this year, or even heard of anything like this, was on New Years Eve, December 31, 1999. . .when at the millennium party I was at, we cued up "It's the end of the world as we know it" by REM, timed for the song to end at the stroke of midnight.
 
2017-12-31 12:34:46 PM  
Yes but at that same moment, at midnight exactly as the drums play, somewhere close by, a person will fall into a nearby river or lake or other body of water and become trapped there. He or she will drown, crying frantically for help, and those cries will be heard by a passing stranger who will stop, watch, and do nothing, then be haunted by that inactivity for the rest of his days. Something to keep in mind while you're enjoying your New Years celebration.
 
2017-12-31 12:35:37 PM  
If you play Germart's Planet Booty at 11:55, the first thing you'll hear at midnight is "Ooh, that booty looks gooooood."
 
2017-12-31 12:36:03 PM  
If you play MacArthur Park at 11:55:32, you'll wonder why he'll never have that recipe again by 11:58:07.
 
2017-12-31 12:38:29 PM  
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2017-12-31 12:41:07 PM  

NeoCortex42: If you start playing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida at 11:30, you won't care what time it is when it finishes.


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2017-12-31 01:01:47 PM  
In The Air Tonight is kind of a gloomy song to want to ring in the new year with.

/if you watch the official video, in the beginning Phil's face looks like one of those fuzzy NASA pictures of an asteroid.
 
2017-12-31 01:02:25 PM  
If you play "No More I Love You's" by Annie Lennox at midnight, Phil Collins will be up next.
 
2017-12-31 01:12:22 PM  

dereksmalls: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I told Mrs. Coffee Nerves if we start having sex at 11:59:15 I'll still have time to apologize and turn the TV with plenty of room to watch -- you'll forgive the expression -- ball drop.

"I suffer from premature ejaculation.
Well, I don't really suffer at all, my wife does, though"


Yer killin me!
 
2017-12-31 01:20:39 PM  
The last time I got excited at a ball dropping, my voice deepened and I started to grow hair in funny places.
 
2017-12-31 01:29:00 PM  
If you play Dark Side of the Moon on repeat for the whole of 2018, your whole year will sync up with the album.
Try it, its eerie.
 
2017-12-31 01:56:09 PM  

Catlenfell: If you play Dark Side of the Moon on repeat for the whole of 2018, your whole year will sync up with the album.
Try it, its eerie.


I tried it in 2017, it totally works.
 
2017-12-31 02:15:10 PM  
Except his tweet is wrong, the drum break happens at 3m40s not 3m20s so start it at 11:56:20
 
2017-12-31 02:16:34 PM  
If you play Sinatra at any time you'll want to take an ice pick to your ear drums.
 
2017-12-31 02:21:13 PM  
if you play john cage's 4'33" at 23:55:27 you'll know it's midnight when you finally hear something play
 
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2017-12-31 02:30:56 PM  
But that would require me willingly subjecting myself to Phil Collins' music...
 
2017-12-31 02:39:24 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: NewportBarGuy: [img.fark.net image 425x315][View Full Size image _x_]

So around 11:58:10 I should call my ex to ask if it was real?

/yes, watched the youtube clip to figure out the time
//yes, I'd also talk about whatever to take up time for the edited out section


Miami Vice In The Air Tonight Scene Good Quality
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2017-12-31 03:13:00 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Yes but at that same moment, at midnight exactly as the drums play, somewhere close by, a person will fall into a nearby river or lake or other body of water and become trapped there. He or she will drown, crying frantically for help, and those cries will be heard by a passing stranger who will stop, watch, and do nothing, then be haunted by that inactivity for the rest of his days. Something to keep in mind while you're enjoying your New Years celebration.


This is why we need more regulations, folks. Now mebbe I'm just a bleeding-heart liberal, livin' in an overwhelmingly Democratic area, but at least my town has laws that outlaw accidental falls into lakes, ponds, streams and what have you, between 12am-2am, on odd days of the month, not including last days of the month regardless of parity, 'cepting holidays in the months of May, June, July, and September. In short, the EXACT situation described by Pocket Ninja could've been prevented. At minimum that no-do-gooder would've been slapped with a handsome fine.
 
2017-12-31 03:17:23 PM  
Shoot, got distracted from what I originally came here to post:

... If you start "In the Air Tonight" on December 31st at 11:56:40, by 11:56:47 you'll never want to hear another Phil Collins song again.
 
2017-12-31 03:39:45 PM  
If you start playing a live Grateful Dead version of Dark Star now, it might be finished by midnight.
 
2017-12-31 03:50:27 PM  
 If you play Prince at midnight then you can party like its 1999!
 
2017-12-31 04:37:33 PM  

dereksmalls: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I told Mrs. Coffee Nerves if we start having sex at 11:59:15 I'll still have time to apologize and turn the TV with plenty of room to watch -- you'll forgive the expression -- ball drop.

"I suffer from premature ejaculation.
Well, I don't really suffer at all, my wife does, though"


I can feel it coming in the air tonight
Oh Lord...
 
2017-12-31 04:50:38 PM  
If you're hearing Phil Collins at 11:59 on New Year's Eve, fire the DJ.
 
2017-12-31 04:58:55 PM  
I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go too fast...

 but In The Air Tonight is a dumb song to mark the New Year with, especially since the drum fill highlight is basically what, six seconds? And the song is, as said earlier, a heck of a downer otherwise?
 
2017-12-31 06:02:05 PM  
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Love that scene!
 
2017-12-31 06:13:47 PM  

kermit the forg: Or you could play Auld Ang Syne at midnight, like normal people.


Normal people are racist sexist Nazis.
 
2017-12-31 06:33:28 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: The last time I got excited at a ball dropping, my voice deepened and I started to grow hair in funny places.


Wherewoof
 
2017-12-31 06:49:25 PM  
Only an Excuse 2007 - Cadbury's Gorilla Spoof
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2017-12-31 07:25:33 PM  
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2017-12-31 08:31:54 PM  
What has convicted-rapist Mike Tyson go to do with it?
 
2017-12-31 08:42:47 PM  

Saborlas: [img.fark.net image 663x595]


And shortly after midnight:

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It's because people drink champagne on New Year's, you see.
 
2017-12-31 09:53:50 PM  

FlashHarry: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TnzFRV1L​wIo]


This is the first time I saw that.  Outrageously good.
 
2017-12-31 09:59:48 PM  
If you play Talking Heads "Once in a lifetime" at any time of the day, you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack.  You may find yourself in another part of the world. You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife. You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?
 
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