Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Larmancaller Time

In Memory Of Denny Carr

They weren't so far off the mark after all! In the early 70's on April fools day a couple of guys named Wal and Den perpetrated one of the greatest radio April Fools Day heists of all time. As Canada was struggling its way through metric conversion these two guys convinced the whole city of Saskatoon that metric time conversion was to be next. Outraged caller after caller phoned in to express their exasperation on the whole metric conversion thing and to utter words of outrage over the new Larmancaller time conversion. This morning after trying to find any traces of this event on-line I did come across this and for ubber geeks this. Please check it out. I found other evidence of metric time conversion as well. It seems that it is a real thing. I think that it would be beyond funny if we were ever to be converted to metric time. Denny Carr would have loved that. I would just want to change the name to Dennycaller time.

9 comments:

Fluffy said...

Going from inches to centimeters and back again has become second nature to me over the years, but I think metric time would do me in.

The Invisible Mo said...

LOL...that was pretty interesting and amusing!
Thanks for your comments on my flower post. I can't wait to get things planted. I used to have beautiful flower beds here with all kinds of flowers to cut and bring in the house. While my brother lived here he took out all my flower beds. I've been back here for 14 years, now and just now getting all my cut flower types back in the ground. (was busy the first 8 or 10 just trying to raise a bunch of boys!)
Do you have a normal growing season where you are? I should look on the map and see where you actually are. I can't wait for my yard work season to begin. I have lots of plans!

Sandy C. said...

Wow! I can't imagine what an uproar that would cause.

Sue said...

Those were the good ole days. They did something outrageous every year and still people got sucked in.

footsack said...

I totally remember the clock thing and people calling in and wondering how we were going to be able to tell the time with a 10 hour clock! That was a good one.

jientje said...

We had enough trouble converting Franks to Euro's! I still find it hard sometimes!
Oh, I left you a comment on my TT commentwall yesterday! LOL!

jientje said...

Hehehehe, there is no need to say you're sorry?!! You just caught me a little off guard, I'm not always sure that what I write or say is correct! And I have to admit, it is a funny name for birdies huh? I love your funny comments, don't change, I like your brain just fine!

Fluffy said...

Sorry about the snow. It was in the upper 60s when we went out to eat. We even left Elvis out. When are you going to post a picture of your sweater? You keep telling me about it. You are making me crazy. I finished the baby sweater last night. Now I need to find buttons.

Mamacita Chilena said...

haha, that is such a good prank, can't believe he got an entire city with that one :)