Late one night a drunk takes his friends back to his new apartment after a few beers.
One of the men notices something unusual in the apartment and asks him, “What’s the big brass gong in the corner for?”
The drunk says, “It’s my talking clock!”
Confused, the friend replies, “How does it work?”
“Here, I’ll show you.” The drunk hits it as hard as he can with a club hammer.
Suddenly a voice from next door yells, “For Christ’s sake! It’s three o’clock in the morning!”