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IAN HUNTER roof of a cable-car. The advert opened with a long-shot of a golf club out in the country side, windows blazing with lights and decorations. A man staggered through the front door, down some steps and headed towards his car. He got in, and drove off, without switching on his headlights until he was flashed by several cars going in the opposite direction. The camera followed. “He’s drunk,” said an off-screen voice. “Look at him weave across the road.” The camera and the car moved closer, then were alongside. The drunk driver looked over, clearly worried, perhaps thinking it was the police, not realising it was something far worse. Suddenly the car swerved, forcing the drunk’s car off the road and into a hedge. He climbed out, eventually, huffing and puffing as he grabbed the doorframe and heaved himself out. “What do you think you’re doing?” “Shut up. Drunk.” “You shut up, you’re not the police.” Two figures moved forward, wearing clown masks and pinned the drunk to his car. “Have a drink on us,” said the third clown, stepping forward to pour something from a plastic container over the man’s head. The drunk pulled free, coughing and spluttering. Before he could do anything else a cigarette lighter was held to his clothing. He didn’t even have time to scream. The camera zoomed in on the writhing figure, and it was at this point that many people switched off, although photographs were produced on the front and centre pages of many Boxing Day edition’s of the nation’s tabloids. “Drinking and driving kills,” said a clown. “So don’t do it,” said another. “Thank you for watching,” said the third, holding up a card. AN ANARCHIC ADVERTS PRESENTATION The picture returned to “Mission Impossible 5” in time for the closing credits and Moby’s revamping of the Mission Impossible theme tune. The BBC received over six hundred thousand complaints. - 55 -

Estronomicon Christmas 2008  

The eZine of fantasy, sci-fi and horror

Estronomicon Christmas 2008  

The eZine of fantasy, sci-fi and horror

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