Commercial Break: Deranged beefcake brings clock realignment warning
Warning: wearing shorts outdoors will be banned as of early on Sunday morning. That’s because the clocks are going back an hour and British Summer Time will have come to an end for another year.
As is traditional, a public information film has been made to remind us all to adjust our timepieces on Sunday. Hang on, a fucking what’s been made?
Yes – a public information film. Starring that stark staring mental bloke off of Eastenders. A fine example for level-headed and conscientious behaviour he isn’t.
So how come we now need an advert to remind us to turn back the clocks? Until now, there’s been two ways of finding out. Firstly, the little paragraph at the top of page two of EVERY newspaper in the land that says ‘Don’t forget to put your clocks back at 2am tomorrow.’ There’s also one on the telly page for good measure.
Secondly, someone you know tells you. “’Ere – don’t forget to put them there clocks back at the weekend.” “Oh, okay then.” Piece of piss. And if you did forget, it’s only Sunday – what’s the worst that can happen? You switch on to the Antiques Roadshow an hour early.
What’s next for us increasingly mollycoddled Brits – an advert to tell us that Christmas Day is coming? A leafleting campaign for the FA Cup Final? Oh, and another thing. If you’re going to get a bloke to take his clothes off on screen, try and make sure he hasn’t got inverted nipples before he signs the contract. It’s about as natural as keeping a set of bull’s balls in a rabbit hutch.