I spotted this online the other day, and – well – I just think it’s simple and clever. And therefore funny.
It also shows that even 36 (weep) years on, that iconic video has stood the test of time well enough that with just a neat bit of drawing by the artist, the face of the illicit partner is instantly recognisable.
Yes, this is a niche cartoon (and I do wonder what suddenly prompted Joe Lennon to produce it), but I suspect that many people will completely understand it.
Obviously, this is erroneous reportage: you can’t play the a-ha hit Take On Me too loudly. There is no upper limit to the volume for that particular track. Windows must rattle.
Filthy language aside, I think it’s pretty impressive that Mr Boros is on first name terms with the council official whose unfortunate task it is to come and ask him to turn it down a bit.
He’s wearing those sunglasses “because the bright light would trigger his migraines”, which is very much in the same vein as his insistence that he was playing his music so loudly simply “to block out his crippling back pain”.
Unsurprisingly, this cut no ice with the court:
Still, I bet his neighbours are glad that he’ll be gone, for a day or two.