It appears that The Duchess of Cornwall is a fan of cult Danish TV show The Killing. According to Stuart Heritage in the Guardian, as well as visiting the set on her visit to Scandinavia, she also got presented with a Sarah Lund-style cardigan. Rather worryingly, she was also photographed waving a prop gun around.
Can't see any other puns around for this, so here's my best shot:
Please suggest your own in the comments!
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Shock departures of public figures provide fantastic opportunities for punning. And the last few days have provided plenty of moments to demonstrate this.
Today, poor old Alan Johnson decided to quit his position as shadow chancellor, citing 'personal reasons'. It has since emerged that his wife might have been getting up to naughty things with their bodyguard.
So, a couple of puns on this to get us started:
I am sure the heads of many tabloid subs exploded when they found that Ed Balls has got the job. But pretty much @everyone on Twitter beat them - and me - to it with this gem:
JOHNSON OUT, BALLS IN
Then, later on today, it was revealed that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping aside from his role at the top to make way for Larry Page to take over:
A NICE LITTLE PAGE EARNER
Now, as a general rule, I don't like to pun about death or illness, but Steve Jobs also announced this week that he is to take some time off from heading up Apple as he's not a well chap. In other words, he's taking a...
STEVE OF ABSENCE (in all seriousness, get well soon Mr Jobs)
Suggest all your puns in the comments!
Posted by hayjane at 23:15
Monday, 10 January 2011
A bit of a niche post here, but as a loyal Gashead I was delighted to hear of the appointment of Dave Penney as our new manager. But not because of his reputation or tactical expertise, no. Because of the sheer amount of punning opportunities his surname will surely provide us with!!
Some initial predictions:
DAVE SPENDS MORE THAN A PENNEY ON NEW PLAYER
PENNEY FOR HIS THOUGHTS AFTER THAT PERFORMANCE
GRIN FOR A PENNEY, GRIN FOR A HOUND (granted, this particular headline is reliant on a dog invading the pitch, and Dave Penney - and the dog - finding it entertaining)
Posted by hayjane at 22:53
Monday, 15 November 2010
Love this story. A chap who was so disgusted by his big belly after spotting himself on Google Street View has gone on to lose a third of his body weight. Best of all, he's from LONGWELL GREEN IN BRISTOL, which is where I grew up!
The Sun's pun is a classic:
IT'S GOOGLE GIRTH
My rather weaker attempt:
GOOGLE EAT VIEW
Posted by hayjane at 20:19
Friday, 12 November 2010
The Guardian has tonight revealed that the Department of Health is putting companies such as McDonald's, KFC and PepsiCo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease. McOMG!
@gavinbarber on Twitter came up with a gem of a pun shortly after the story went online:
BIG MAC SOCIETY
Here's mine (definitely not as good):
As always, suggest your own in the comments....
Posted by hayjane at 22:44
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
The Guardian reports that Sri Lankan police are on the hunt for more than 80 local people who have appeared in pornographic films by printing their pictures in newspapers.
Rather crude by my usual standards. I'm almost dreading your suggespuns...
Posted by hayjane at 23:38