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!