Bungling DIY enthusiast Reg Batterup was today in hot water with his neighbours in the sleepy Cornish village of Rickstein. Reg, a big fan of American Christmas light displays, had been spending every spare moment since June this year preparing his extravaganza for the festive season. However all his hard work was over in a flash at the big switch-on at the weekend.
Speaking from his Hospital bed the hapless fool told us.
"I'd set it all up like and it looked great, what with Snow White and Baloo the Bear and all. But it turns out that I should have used insulated cables for when I hit the juice there was an almighty bang and next thing I know I'm waking up in here"
And it's not going to be a happy Christmas for luckless Reg, as little does he know that his amateur electrical antics have blown the main electricity supply to the village and he's going to have to foot the bill.
Local night club bouncer Ron Slayem told The Spoof:
"If that tosser doesn't have things sorted by Christmas and my kiddies have a shit time, then I'm gonna rip him to pieces and feed him to Satan, my rottweiler"
So anybody out there intending to do what Reg has done...don't! It's really naff and lowers the tone of your area.