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What is it with people who have a whole lot of money, and putting things where they don't belong? Like Cadillacs being planted in the ground, or maybe a giant clock being built into the side of a mountain.

News recently came out that Jeff Bezos has been helping a guy build a giant clock in the side of a mountain in west Texas. It's a project that's been in the works for a long time now.

It's a 10,000 year clock. That means that this isn't a clock like Big Ben that you set your watch to. It has a century hand on it, and the cuckoo only comes out on the millennium. It ticks once a century.

The clock is 500 feet tall and is powered by "the Earth's thermal cycles."

Which makes this just about the most useless working clock in existence.

Imagine in the year 3,000 when the cuckoo comes out of the mountain. I really hope someone left behind an instruction manual.

According to the news report, it's a project that's been in the works for about 30 years. Bezos joined sometime in the last decade.

Still, I wonder why. Why do this? What's the point? And don't give me, "maybe that is the point." Something not having a point for the sake of not having a point is something intellectually lazy people do so they could feel cool sitting in their high school art class.

Then again, when you're worth as much as Bezos I suppose you can spend your time doing anything you want like lick wallpaper, stare directly at the sun for as long as your cornea can handle it, or help build a giant clock that will never help you be on time.

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