Recent Humour Articles

Who should Labour’s next General Secretary be?

by Don Paskini     June 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Labour is currently recruiting for a new General Secretary.

This is the person who will be responsible for employing staff; campaign and media strategies; running the Party’s organisational, constitutional and policy committees; organising the Party Conference; ensuring legal and constitutional propriety; preparing literature etc. A tough job, but a crucial one.

So, what are the key qualities which Labour should be looking for?
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Why I think the Monarchy is great

by Chris Dillow     April 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Timothy Garton Ash gives some guarded support for the UK having a monarchy. I’d go further, and suggest it is a good idea, for three reasons.

First, the existence of a monarchy is irrational, out-of-date and absurd, with all its pomp, invented tradition and flummery. But this is an argument for it, not against it. The monarchy is much like the NHS: idiotic in theory but surprisingly successful in practice. It therefore reminds us that rationality is a very weak tool for judging the efficacy of institutions.
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My predictions for 2011

by Ellie Mae     December 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm

2010 will most likely be remembered as the year we all looked at each other and said, ‘you mean people still vote Conservative?’

But what of 2011? What thrills and spills are to come? Here are a few of my predictions. Why not read them and offer a few of your own?
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Is there any point complaining about a sensationalist media?

by Flying Rodent     November 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Let me get this out of the way before I start – I’m not an activist or a campaigner. For various reasons, I’m not a great joiner of campaigns or parties or a signer of petitions.

I’m more than happy to bump my gums about issue x, y or z online, but my net contribution to the UK’s political scene is zero. Thus, I try not to instruct people who actually get off their backsides and do things.

That said, I think we need to have a chat about strategy here. It seems to me that a lot of time is being wasted complaining about things that simply can’t be altered.
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Vodafone: the sequel

by Paul Cotterill     November 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

Being old, I’m not a great one for the latest techie news, but this story did interest me.

It seems that mobile network providers, including our friends at Vodafone, are very upset at the news that Apple have come up with its own integrated SIM card which will allow it to bypass the range of providers in Europe…
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#RoyalWedding, #RoyalWedding

by Robert Sharp     November 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm

The commentary on Twitter is a fantasic cross-section of Britishness. Add your own two-line couplets, crowdsourced or composed, in the comments.

#RoyalWedding, #RoyalWedding
Look how quick the news is spreading

I’m really pleased for Kate and Will
But will the tax payers foot the bill?
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Why Nadine Dorries is better off not blogging or Tweeting

by Guest     October 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

contribution by Humphrey Cushion

It all started when I saw a tweet that Tony Curtis had died (RIP). In his honour I asked Twitter which avatar I should wear for a “tweetalongasomelikeithot” in the afternoon.: my Gangster, Captain or the Drag Act one I made for earlier.

Twitter chose the Drag Act… (Ivana S Uckuoff as she is fondly known 😉 )

I never got to have the tweet-a-long in the end sadly as I was distracted by Nadine Dorries’ blog post yesterday, urging people to grass up the unemployed on Twitter to the DWP.

For a laugh, I tweeted ‘oopsie, she’s caught me’… what followed is in equal measure hilarious and disturbing [blogger Guido Fawkes ‘outs her’ not long after]
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50 things you didn’t know about Ed Miliband

by Sunny Hundal     September 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

You thought you knew Labour new leader didn’t you? Hah!

Not until you’ve read these facts (from this FB group):

1) Ed Miliband can solve a rubik’s cube in eighty seconds.

2) Ed Miliband can put I before E, even after C.

3) Ed Miliband has kept a tamagotchi alive since 1993.

4) David Miliband plays squash; Ed Miliband maintains a powerful presence in World of Warcraft.

5) Ed Miliband can speak klingon and four other fictional languages.

6) Ed Miliband sent David Miliband the first Rickroll.

7) Ed Miliband has seen every episode of Mythbusters.

8) Most men need a watch to tell the time; Ed Miliband can do it by staring at the sun and making a quick equation.

9) Stephen Hawking is just a robot designed by Ed Miliband.

10) While being ideologically opposed to his political views, Ed Miliband admires Sir Patrick Moore for his work on Gamesmaster.

11) David Miliband learned about women’s rights by reading Germaine Greer, Ed Miliband learned about women’s rights by playing Ms. Pac-Man.

12) Ed Miliband knows the length of a piece of string.

13) Ed Miliband has several clones; one of whom was specifically created to get the highest score ever on Tetris.

14) Ed Miliband has never needed to buy an iPhone – he has simply modified his first generation iPod over the years to fit with the current trend.

15) Ed Miliband appears in several deleted scenes from “Tron”.

16) Under Ed Miliband, the next Labour Party AGM will be Star Trek themed.

17) Ed Miliband physically owns all seven chaos emeralds.

18) Ed Miliband has read every article on wikipedia.

19) If a tree falls in the woods, Ed Miliband can always hear it. He’s that good at paying attention.

20) Ed Miliband has a carefully planned survival tactic in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

21) Ed Miliband invented Monster Munch.

22) Ed Miliband gave The Stig his first driving test; and failed him for being too wreckless.

23) Ed Miliband once opened up a PC and took it all apart; he then put the pieces back together and created a Mac.

24) Ed Miliband has never lost at pogs.

25) Ed Miliband disproved The Party when they told him 2+2=5.

… the other 25 ‘Facts About Ed Miliband’ are here.

Tales from A Journey

by Ellie Mae     September 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Well it looks like the media’s interest in Blair’s A Journey is finally winding down.

Journalists took a predictable tack on the memoirs: some defended Blair’s achievements, some pondered the issue of war crimes, and others took a salacious interest in the Brown vs. Blair revelations. But there was another side to the memoirs that caught my eye; a side that was barely reported at all, save a few fleeting allusions.

That side is best summed up by the Guardian’s Julian Glover, who casually observed, “There are at least three gushing sexual passages, more Mills and Boon than prime ministerial memoir.”

I’m sorry, what? Cherie is on the what, now?
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Sanity, liberalism and hypocrisy. And MORE BOOZE!

by John B     August 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Much of the most interesting work that I’ve done has been paid for by the drinks industry. So I’m about as impartial on this article as Mao Zedong on ‘whether or not Chinese-style communism was a good idea’.

Nonetheless, the often-missed point about the drinks industry, is that we’re an interesting, jolly, fun and indispensable part of society. A wedding without some champers, or a night out with the boys without a few beers would be shit.
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