I had a Disney DVD in while Clark and I were playing this afternoon. One of the metal tin series, the Silly Symphonies one. I thought Clark might enjoy seeing some 80 year old cartoons, I guess. When it was over, I parked the PS2 on that goony screensaver dealie it has on the options screen. Mainly because it makes a pleasant ocean waves noise, like it's some kind of relaxo thing, which is preferable to cable TV by any measure.
And I just then realized that the stupid star shape there is supposed to be a clock. It simply never occured to me before. I thought it was just some meaningless "The Future Is Now" 3D shape that everybody thought was the shit back in 2000.
Can't wait to see what Amazing Future Clock we'll get with the PS3.
Related: Does anybody know what causes the number of blocks you see when your PS2 starts up? My PS2s have maybe ten blocks apiece, while all my friends have, like, fifty. I'm so much cooler than they are, so I can't imagine why they have more blocks. Is it connected to the number of movie DVDs you play?