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...out of time

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there..."

DID THIS ADVERT make me gay?

This Halifax advert is one of those strong childhood memories. I can remember, quite clearly, being thrilled every time it came on telly. I so wanted to be that guy, with his huge bed and cool apartment, doing his own thing.

It was a fantasy of how I'd like my life to be, and even though I didn't realise it at the time, it was a vision of a gay future without the wife and kids. In the cold light of adulthood, the dude looks like a bit of a twat really. His apartment's a mess and there's a noisy train thundering past the window (maybe that's why he's got Lionel Richie turned up full blast). He's probably a City boy too.

And he's got a cat.

6 comments:

Dusty Boot said...

So weird.....

ka-os said...

Would you care to expand Mister Boot? Who or what is weird?

Dusty Boot said...

Halifax is my hometown (in Canada). So when I saw your write-up, I was like, huh? lol.

deonte' k said...

I've never seen this commercial b4. But what ur saying is interesting.

Mike said...

He should be cycling to the cash point, with all those bikes hanging from the rafters, not walking. But yes, I too had a underlying gay fantasy as a kid to some day have my own house. Mos def...

Sanya in España said...

Two things:

1) The supposed "milk" looks like piss! I've watched it over and over, and I can't see anything but urine in that bottle!

2) What the hell kind of person takes out that many bills from an ATM? I think he's doing drugs.

 
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