The Talking Clock

While proudly showing off his new fraternity house to friends, a college student led the way into the den.

"What is the big brass gong and hammer for?" one of his friends asked.

"That's the talking clock." the man replied.

"The talking clock?" his friend asked.

"Sure! Let me show you how it works!" the man answered.

And with that, he gave the gong an ear-shattering pound with the hammer.

Suddenly someone screamed from the other side of the wall, "KNOCK IT OFF, YOU JERK! IT'S 2:00 AM!"