Never work with children or animals is an adage as useful to journalists as the acting profession – but dead animals? The lesson was learned the hard way by Ian Murray, of the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, when he
Laughter is the best medicine and our regular round-up of press and media funnies aims to put a smile on the most downcast of faces.
From amusingly misspelt headlines to double-entendres of the first degree, we want to feature them on this page.
We used to round them up into collections of ‘Friday Funnies’ and these can still be viewed here, but we will now be publishing them individually both here and on the site homepage.
If you spot one, tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old pops can beat the idols by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, on why a golden oldie is causing a musical stir. Page 1 of 3 If music was the food of love half of today’s pop
Old pops can beat the idols by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 Pity, he would do well. I recently listened to a CD of 40s and 50s variety star Ronnie Ronalde, the magic whistler, and CDs of veteran stars
A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Now I’m not one for domestic violence. As long as Mrs B gets the tea on the table at the required hour, all is peace and harmony
A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 What happens when you drop a bomb? You get a bloody big hole, don’t you? Like a cave, in fact. So all we’re doing is making more
Christmas day in the workhouse by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, with a new composition. Page 1 of 2 Christmas Day in the workhouse(A tasteful variation) ‘Twas Christmas Day in the workhouseThe Merriest Day of the yearThe
Christmas day in the workhouse by Graham Smith Page 2 of 2 While shepherds watchAs you warble your carols this Christmas spare a thought for scientists who are measuring the belch power of sheep to try and combat global warming.
We’re focusing on medical problems this time… but not for the squeamish: And the last paragraph of this solemn court hearing does not quite fit in: What’s stopping the tonsil ops?Bleedin’ fear – that’s what!: Now, for light relief, perhaps
Urggh! Wouldn’t this make a bit of a mess? Did this agency get ANYTHING right? Surprise party? Not any more! The REAL Judge Judy: One to bear in mind after the office Christmas party: But those pensioners have got the
If you’re fed up with looking at the parish pump news in your own local paper, why not try this new addition to the world wide web, The Framley Examiner? It is a loving recreation of certain aspects of the
The spirit of Christmas by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, prepares for the big day. Page 1 of 3 I knew it was nearly Christmas when I heard a woman had used her husband’s £2,000 Millennium whiskey
The spirit of Christmas by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 The battered Christmas dinners? Some barmpot chip shop owner thinks they are a good idea. They are filled with turkey, sprouts, carrots, peas, gravy and stuffing… excuse me the
The spirit of Christmas by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 Metal fatigueCall me old fashioned but why do people have a pre-occupation with having every conceivable bodily orifice pierced these days? The other day I saw an apparition in
A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 As we approach the Office Christmas Party season (full report on the Evening Post night of debauchery will appear next week), the newspapers have been much exercised
A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Film Confusion: The greatest length of time a woman has watched a film without asking a stupid plot-related question was achieved on the October 28th, 1990, when