that should have said " IS the clock"
well being as how its a clock you can possibly use it to "clock" something else, maybe add a pot somewhere and make it adjustable, but a 555 would be easier to work with. it might be that the timing is actually based on the power coming from the wall and not very adjustable.
if you are looking for madness i'd say grab an audio probe http://www.diystompboxes.com/pedals/debug.htmlhttp://www.geofex.com/FX_images/audioprb.gif
and start probing around for some audio and then start bending it to get different oscillations or whatever.
don't leave it plugged into the wall, or you could die.
and i’m pretty sure you can also bend the display. i’ve done it myself. and then you could use Mike Ford style as a sequencer for a photo cell controlling a bend or another device