As we approach the long Easter weekend, something of a carnival atmosphere has developed here at CJotD HQ.
Unfortunately a surprise development threatened to overshadow the frivolity this morning. Crap Joke of the Day™ researchers – usually first into the office – turned on the plasma TV in reception to watch a news bulletin (as you know, CJotD prides itself on being up-to-speed with current affairs). To their horror, some of the normal channels had entirely disappeared.
Following correct CJotD procedure, the team immediately called our dedicated IT emergency hotline. Two hours later, and with the plasma dismantled and its components spread across the foyer floor, we were no closer to a full package of television channels. We were stumped.
It was only by a huge quirk of fate that, taking a break from the stress on the CJotD roof terrace, a junior member of the archive team stumbled across the solution. Spotting a double decker bus drive by on the street below, he noted that it was emblazoned with a warning about the digital TV switchover that has just taken place in London. He raced down the stairs to inform everyone immediately.
A simple retune – taking not more than two minutes – was all that was required to restore all channels. Sadly, and in a dose of cruel irony, our IT team have been unable to reassemble the plasma, so we’re still entirely without TV. We’re hopeful normal service will be restored by next week.
It’s only fitting, then, that today’s crap joke has a ‘digital’ flavour – of sorts. But what’s that you say? It’s nearly Easter, shouldn’t we have an Easter-based joke? This is true. Keep your ear to the ground for a special edition Crap Joke of the Day™ published outside of normal office hours over the coming long weekend.
But in the meantime get off home and start relaxing. You’ve worked long enough.
My uncle works with Digital radios.
You could say he’s a DAB hand.
Another one of those, same time on Tuesday.