ABC’s canceled “FlashForward” was predicated on a worldwide “blackout” in which everyone lost consciousness for two minutes and 17 seconds. To protest the show’s cancellation, fans will stage their own mass blackout in front of ABC buildings in several different cities. In a related story: wow, there are fans of “FlashForward”?
Fans of the show will gather in front of ABC network and affilate offices in New York, L.A., Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta on June 10 and stage a blackout of their own.
That’s right. For two minutes and 17 seconds, fans of the show are going to pretend to be passed out in front of ABC offices. [Variety]
I wonder if those people have any idea of both how long and how short 2:17 is on the clock. Like, it’s a long time to lie on the sidewalk and pretend to be passed out while passersby wonder what the hell you’re doing and kids poke you with sticks. And at the same time it’s practically too short to be noticed. ABC executives could be taking a dump and miss the entire event. “Hey, I was in the crapper, did I miss anything?” “Nothing worth seeing.”