Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Stonehenge Time vs Mayan Calendar Time
The makers of the Stonehenge Watch (Sharpe Products) have issued an official pre-Mayan Apocalypse Edition available in limited quantities. The watch was built to withstand the rigors of the Mayan Apocalypse scheduled for December 21, 2012. The Watch comes with a money-back guarantee, available only after the end-of-world date, for obvious reasons.
In addition, Sharpe Products has begun a contest to determine the best artwork depicting the Mayan-Apocalypse Event (MAE) at the Stonehenge Site. Periodically the makers of the Stonehenge Watch™ will upload a number of promising depictions to the Stonehenge Watch website. Please be as creative and free as this cataclysmic event warrants.
While the Mayan Calendar predicts the apocalypse on December 21, 2012, the makers of the Stonehenge Watch™ find the gloom and doom prophecy disconcerting in the extreme, especially when instigated by headlines such as the following: "The Time of Trial on Earth," "Judgment Day," "The Time of Great Purification," "The End of this Creation," "The Shift of the Ages," "The Apocalypse," and "Armageddon".
“A time of great spiritual awakening or the planet being blown to smithereens? Dude, I get a headache just thinking about it! Imagine the headache from the racket if the planet really does blow up!” said Peter Payack, inventor of the Stonehenge Watch and first Poet Populist of Cambridge, MA. “Stonehenge was built for the ages and will withstand any apocalyptic storms the end of the Mayan Era might bring.
“And you’ve got to admit the Mayan Calendar looks more like a ceramic fruit bowl a tourist bought and plastered on a kitchen wall as a piece of ersatz 1950s era art deco while Stonehenge looks, like, well to think of another word, Stonehenge,” states Payack.
In fact, the folks are Sharpe Products are so confident in the superiority of Stonehenge that they are pleased to announce that the winners will be announced on Sunday, December 22, 2012, the day following the MAE!”
In the infinitesimal chance that the world does end, to those who actually witness Mayan Astronauts screeching across the horizon, the Stonehenge Watch makers will offer a complimentary psychiatric evaluation along with a money-back guarantee.
The Mayan-Apocalypse edition of the Stonehenge Watch™ is specially crafted to keep the integrity of the original construction of Stonehenge, and thus, when opening the watch case, the owner can use the built-to-scale model of Stonehenge as a shadow clock to tell time, mark the four seasons and note the passage of years. The Stonehenge Watch™ is modeled after an old-fashioned railroad pocket watch. It has been handsomely constructed to include an analog quartz watch on one side (for those who insist on modern methods of time-telling) and a relief of Stonehenge on the other.
“Stonehenge (as was the Stonehenge Watch™) was built to tell the seasons, years, eclipses and time, not to predict the end of time”, concludes Payack.
Interestingly enough, the day of the much ballyhooed MAE is the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun sets directly opposite of the Heel Stone at the Stonehenge monument itself.
The categories for the best artwork depicting the Mayan-Apocalypse Event (MAE) at the Stonehenge Site are: Kids under 5, Children 6-12, Young People 13-18, Adults 18+, and Seniors 62+. Aliens (of all ages), Ancient Druids (Born before 250 B.C.E ) and Ancient Mayans (Born pre-900 A.D) are in a special category all their own.
The prize in each category will be the glory and notoriety of being displayed on http://www.StonehengeWatch.com. Plus category winners will receive a Stonehenge Watch™, a copy of Stonehenge Unraveled, signed by Peter Payack, a Hidden Halos mug and a Stonehenge tee-shirt.
The top five in each category will be displayed prominently at http://www.StonehengeWatch.com.
Please submit a PDF of your artwork, as well as your name, age and mailing address to: MAE vs. Stonehenge, at StonehengeWatch(at)gmail(dot)com.
All decisions, made by the MAE vs. Stonehenge illustrious selection committee, are final.
The following are facts, quotes and reviews of the Stonehenge Watch™:
Great Leap Backward in Time
The Stonehenge Watch™ has garnered much international attention and has been featured at The International Sky Art Conference at MIT, on BBC-TV, in Astronomy Magazine, in Stuff/UK's 100 Best Gadgets of All-Time issue, in Playboy Magazine; featured in Inc. Magazine, is represented in the classic college textbook, Astronomy: From Earth to the Universe (Saunders), and has even been for sale at the Stonehenge site itself.
The Stonehenge Watch™ sells for $19.95, with $5.00 for shipping and handing.
This Mayan-Apocalyptic edition of the watch is specially crafted to keep the integrity of the original construction of Stonehenge, and thus, when opening the watchcase, can use the built-to-scale model of Stonehenge as a shadow clock to tell time, mark the four seasons and note the passage of the years. Every astronomical function that was intended by the original builders of Stonehenge can be accomplished with the watch.
By owning The Stonehenge Watch™, users will quickly learn that Stonehenge is, at once, the oldest and newest way to tell time. Begin a "Great Leap Backward in Time" by pressing the watch stem button atop the rugged alloy watch case and witness the mystery of Stonehenge revealed. Inside, see the exact scale replica of the major components of the 5,000 year-old megalithic monument known as Stonehenge. Orient yourself with the watch's accompanying high viscosity compass to tell local apparent time just as the builders of Stonehenge did thousands of years ago.
The late esteemed astronomer, R.J.C Atkinson, former Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, renowned as The Authority on Stonehenge archeology, has called The Stonehenge Watch™ a "Handsome and ingenious time-piece." Catherine Salmons, in The Boston Phoenix has said, "I'm amazed by the cleverness of The Stonehenge Watch, the outrageous of its humor; it's a three-dimensional Zen conundrum, the ultimate neo-dada gadget." Ivan Peterson, of Science News Online wrote, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, when comparing The Stonehenge Watch™ to a modern day super accurate atomic clock, "The Stonehenge Watch™ tackles the passage of time in a considerably more contemplative manner." Also available with The pre-Mayan Apocalypse edition of The Stonehenge Watch™ is a limited edition signed copy of the outrageously funny, Stonehenge Unraveled, by Peter Payack (Inventor of the watch) which again, R.J.C Atkinson called "a satisfying and scholarly guide to the unique time-piece."
FOR ORDERS, DETAILED INFO, PHOTOS, HISTORY: http://www.Stonehengewatch.com/ or call Steve Sharpe (Designer, manufactuer) at Sharpe Products (973) 335-8535 or toll free 1-888-Watch-55.
FOR INTERVIEWS: Peter Payack, Inventor of The Stonehenge Watch™, at (617) 492-2913; 617-512-9196 (cell) or e-mail: Payack(at)aol(dot)com
ENGADGET.COM: "Apparently the conveniences of modern technology have made us all very lazy. It's just too easy to tell time these days, which is why Sharpe Products is going super-old-school and selling the Stonehenge Watch… this pocketwatch manages the perfect blend of style and street cred for the Druid-on-the-go. It's a throwback to the days before atomic clocks and internet time servers, when estimating the time to within an hour was considered deadly accurate."
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