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From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 14 Feb 18 09:38
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Everywhere, "visited" earthlings raucously yowl when hoaxes evoke returning extraterrestrials

 
From General Discussion / Elon Musk
Posted 12 Feb 18 20:49
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Elon Musk - is that what an Ewok smells like?

 
From General Discussion / Elon Musk
Posted 12 Feb 18 20:48
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You'll have to speak up sonny, my hearing ain't what it used to be.

Those damned kids these days. Etc.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 9 Feb 18 09:17
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Stink toxins improve noxious ketchup

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Door Of Opportunity Hangs On Small Hinges
Posted 8 Feb 18 09:12
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Nutty butter, with inexplicable sweetcorn.

 
From General Discussion / Elon Musk
Posted 8 Feb 18 08:52
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How about Sunk Mole?

Notes of a childhood stroll by the riverbank with hints of wet rat.

 
From General Discussion / Elon Musk
Posted 7 Feb 18 08:48
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Falcon Stank

 
From General Discussion / Falcon heavy rocket
Posted 6 Feb 18 21:11
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Did anyone else see the launch? It was awesome how the boosters just plonked themselves back down on the landing pads.

And the name is great.

 
From General Discussion / Gilgamesh
Posted 6 Feb 18 21:09
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And a bikini wax.

 
From News Discussion / Hillary Clinton Named Proper President of United States
Posted 6 Feb 18 09:07
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Quote: Erskin Quint

I lost the will to live somewhere between Chappaqua and cheeseburger.


Elvis tells the same, same story.

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Door Of Opportunity Hangs On Small Hinges
Posted 6 Feb 18 09:06
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In a way, me too.

I was always curious but afraid to ask. Firstly the why, but secondly the how.

 
From General Discussion / Gilgamesh
Posted 6 Feb 18 09:04
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I thought you meant Gargamel for a second.

AZRAEL!!! I'll never defeat those miserable vile little Smurfs!

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 5 Feb 18 16:06
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Stench that essayists not charting honestly

Sorry about that error MW, I have corrected it - thanks for letting me know!

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Door Of Opportunity Hangs On Small Hinges
Posted 5 Feb 18 09:58
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Mine's bigger

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 5 Feb 18 08:59
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Necromancy ever causes ruction over magical ability, notwithstanding charlatan yeasayers.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 4 Feb 18 17:14
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Nymphs yanked my phallus hard, Susan.

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Door Of Opportunity Hangs On Small Hinges
Posted 4 Feb 18 09:32
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Yeah, it's a spammer trying to spam their spammy wares. Some kind of "we'll write your homework/college assignments for you" service.

Think I should bin it?

 
From Magazine Discussion / Silver Bells and a Derringer
Posted 2 Feb 18 15:55
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Here's something I didn't realise - the comments for magazine articles has been broken for nearly 3 years

Sorry about that!

This story was chilling

 
From General Discussion / You couldn't make it up
Posted 11 Jan 18 16:49
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This story sounds so familiar, when I read it, I thought I was reading The Spoof.

BBC News: Black pudding saves butcher trapped in freezer

A butcher who became trapped in a walk-in freezer escaped thanks to a frozen black pudding.

He said: "It was the right shape. I used it like the police use battering rams to break door locks in. It was solid, pointed and I could get plenty of weight behind it.

"I'm lucky really. We sell about two or three each week and that was the last one in there."

 
From General Discussion / Coprophilia in awful Christmas songs
Posted 1 Dec 17 14:40
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Silent shi... On second thoughts, no. It just wouldn't make sense as a Christmas song. Not with all the sprouts.

 
From General Discussion / Count Arthur Strong
Posted 4 Oct 17 08:23
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Quote: Erskin Quint

Yes I agree the Radio Show is the best format. The TV version didn't work. Realism ruins it.


And the hammy, slapstick acting. At least on the radio, it's not a distraction

 
From General Discussion / Count Arthur Strong
Posted 29 Sep 17 07:59
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If you haven't already, check out the radio show. I prefer it to the live acting.

 
From General Discussion / Merry Christmas everyone!
Posted 24 Dec 15 09:28
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Hi all,

Just wanted to drop a line to say Merry Christmas to all spoofers out there.

I wish you all a happy time over the festive period with family and friends.

My fondest well wishes go out to any of you who may be affected by the spate of bad weather that's continuing in Cumbria, and to any of you who may be involved in the severe storms I've seen in the news which are hitting the south and mid-west US.

With warmest regards,

Mark

 
From General Discussion / Rejected news
Posted 18 Jun 15 08:00
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Hi Harry, just sent you a PM on this.

It is that the crux of the article is a monologue. This would be better suited for the magazine, but break up the quote into more than one paragraph to make it easier to read.

 
From General Discussion / spoof editors tampering with writers original material?
Posted 7 Apr 15 20:50
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Hiya. Yeah, I turned the article into a joke, so that it's funny.

I added a couple of parts, the setup, then the punchline.

The setup comes here, and is so brief it's easy to pass over:


Reporter asked: "Would you show a heterosexual having anal sex on one of your cakes, like this?"


Then the punchline at the end, to round off the implied joke that the reporter was with a colleague and they were giving a demonstration:


We duly pulled up our pants and left the store.


It's a subtle change to make the article a more obvious spoof.

The addition followed on nicely from your original line and gives a stronger reason to why he'd be telling the reporter to "get the fuck out":


Angie Buttafusco said: "We have to think about that - now get the fuck out of our bakery!"


Without these changes, the article was quite a dry commentary on largely a real news article with a slight sprinkling of homophobia. Without the joke, it just felt kinda pointless.

Analysing the joke kinda takes the fun out of it though, sorry.

From time to time it is necessary in editing to give weaker stories a bit of pizzazz to make them stand out more. The shock value was there, and this is obviously your style, but it just comes across as ignorant without an obvious joke.

Duncan Whitehead's a master of writing shock humour and irreverent comedy, check out his stories. His most recent article is also a take on the recent stories about gays being refused service, but he's turned the situation around to make it funny.

If you're unhappy with the changes, please feel free to remove the article.

 
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