The List: Top 10 clocks

By Columbus Alive
From the January 24, 2013 edition

With the Wexner Center set to open Christian Marclay’s “The Clock,” a 24-hour video installment featuring thousands of scenes from movies depicting timepieces, we’re ticking down our favorite clocks ever.

10. The “60 Minutes” clock

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick …

9. The Doomsday Clock

One of our favorite remnants of the Cold War, this symbolic timepiece has let us know how close we are to total annihilation since 1947. Don’t forget, spring forward, fall back!

8. Cogsworth

The clock from “Beauty and the Beast” is our favorite anthropomorphic timepiece.

7. The “24” clock

Jack Bauer’s remarkable tendency to get into epic dilemmas that lasted exactly one full day was uncanny, huh?

8. Big Ben (not Roethlisberger)

We won’t let the Steelers QB sully the good name of Great Britain’s most famous landmark, dammit.

5. The clocks in Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”

That’s what the famous painting by the Spanish surrealist is called. Now you can impress your friends and stop calling it the “melty clock painting.”

4. Jennifer Aniston’s biological clock

Poor Jen. It’s like all of America is her mother asking, “When are you gonna have a baby, dear? We really liked that nice Brad Pitt boy.”

3. The “Groundhog Day” clock radio

Bill Murray’s own private hell starts every day at 6 a.m. with Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.” Sounds about right.

2. The “Back to the Future” clock tower clock

They say a broken clock is right two times a day. This one also played an integral role in getting Marty McFly back to 1985.

1. Flavor Flav’s clock

The Public Enemy hype man completes his signature look with an oversized clock hanging around his neck? Yeahhhhh, boyyyyyy!