[A slice of virtual cheddar for the first reader to spot the less-than-deliberate mistake – now corrected – in the original version of the photograph reproduced below.]
Another quiet day, so I’m forced to cheat again, with a report on events north of the border. (By which I mean, Scotland – not whichever country is north of your own particular border. Unless it also happens to be Scotland.)
Canadian comic, Stewart Francis has won an award for the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival.
He won for the joke: “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”
The British king of the one-liner, Tim Vine, took the runner-up spot for the second year in a row.
Vine, who won the award two years ago, appears twice in the list of top-10 jokes, as does Francis.
The top jokes – voted for by a public panel – were as follows:
- Stewart Francis – “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”
- Tim Vine – “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly. “
- Will Marsh – “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”
- Rob Beckett – “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.”
- Chris Turner – “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know why.”
- Tim Vine – “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.”
- George Ryegold – “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.”
- Stewart Francis – “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”
- Lou Sanders – “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.”
- Nish Kumar – “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn’t fancy her chances.”
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Thought for the Day
‘On first entering a London Underground train, it is customary to shake hands with every passenger.’
R J Phillips (‘Unhelpful Advice for Foreign Tourists’)