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Snatch Clapping Outlawed In Grimsby

Funny story: Snatch Clapping Outlawed In Grimsby

The tradition of Snatch Clapping has been totally outlawed in Grimsby town centre. This ancient fertility ritual was introduce to the British Isles 1200 years ago by marauding Vikings. The first recorded incidence of Snatch Clapping was recorded in 9...

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Justin Bieber: "I am not a brat..I"m Not, I'm Not, I'M NOT!!!"

Funny story: Justin Bieber: "I am not a brat..I"m Not, I'm Not, I'M NOT!!!"

Rumours and innuendoes continue to circle around Canadian Teen Idol Justin Bieber depicting the youthful pop star as "a precocious brat", a tag his premenstrual fans won't tolerate! After recent revelations of 'unruly' behaviour on the set of...

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Cultural Significance of Aerosmith Dissected

Funny story: Cultural Significance of Aerosmith Dissected

Academics are proud to announce that they have established the meaning behind glam metal band Aerosmith's most impenetrable lyric. "It took us years", admits Professor Simon Mullet of The Lowlands University (formerly Berwick Sixth Form College), "but we have established that Steven Tyler thinks that some bloke he knows looks a bit like a girl." Mullet says that the hours poring over Aerosmi...

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Reading Celebrity Tittle Tattle Makes People Really Stupid

Funny story: Reading Celebrity Tittle Tattle Makes People Really Stupid

A leading psychologist at the University Of Contemporary Life Studies in Oldham, Professor Bernard "Yozzer" Hill, has announced that reading saturated celebrity tittle tattle on a daily basis can convert reasonably intelligent people into slavering m...

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Cultural Chasm Between Manchester United And Barcelona Exposed

Funny story: Cultural Chasm Between Manchester United And Barcelona Exposed

Everybody knows how these two teams play the beautiful game. Manchester United have recently been no-nonsense performers, with Champions League Final opponents, Barcelona gaining deserved recognition for being slick, cultured, and sophisticated. A...

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Obama and Cameron Launch International Brotherhood Campaign

Funny story: Obama and Cameron Launch International Brotherhood Campaign

In a further attempt to bridge the gap between U.S. and U.K. cultures and their respective citizenry, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the "Have a Bloke and a Smile" campaign. President Barack Obama has also picked a director of goodwill c...

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Old Firm Fans Multi Cultural Shock

Funny story: Old Firm Fans Multi Cultural Shock

An expert on Arab affairs has cast doubt on one of the most commonly held perceptions of Old Firm fans held by supporters of provincial clubs. Al Akhbar El-Farsa , Professor of Middle East Studies at the London School of Economics, has published a...

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Canadian government sentences Vancouver's rich, inhumane Chinese property owners protesting hospice, to Great White North 'Re-education labor camps'

Funny story: Canadian government sentences Vancouver's rich, inhumane Chinese property owners protesting hospice, to Great White North 'Re-education labor camps'

Vancouver, Canada - As the world struggles with the lack of basic human-rights in China an unusual and surreal farce is unfolding in Vancouver, BC - home of the 2010 Olympics. There, dozens of rich Chinese residents of a posh UBC high rise building...

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History Review: The German Genius, by Peter Watson.

Funny story: History Review: The German Genius, by Peter Watson.

Subtitle: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the 20th Century. The German contribution to western culture since the enlightenment has been immense, but the early 20th century and the Nazi era in particular damaged the image - almost irreparably. Can Watson set the record straight? Ken Lucid writes: "Oh, surely you're not bringing that on holiday," the Empres...

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Manchester - cultural Mecca for young sportsmen with money to burn

Funny story: Manchester - cultural Mecca for young sportsmen with money to burn

They're pacing Piccadilly in packs again, Piccadilly in Manchester that is. There is more than just the one in London. So, if you SoHo snobs and West End wannabes wanna know where the epicentre of hot things, stuff and malarkey is at, well, its oo...

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Lily Allen To Head Western Culture Think Tank

Funny story: Lily Allen To Head Western Culture Think Tank

One of the great creative forces of the early 21st century is to head up a multi-national, multi-discipline investigation into the state of modern western culture. The think-tank will consider the causes for the decadence displayed in the west and...

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Police:Dad ran over "Iraqi-ized" daughter

Funny story: Police:Dad ran over "Iraqi-ized" daughter

Peyoriah, Iraq - Police in a Baghdad suburb are looking for a man suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "Iraqi-ized" and was not living according to their traditional American values. Police say 48-year-old Phil Holli...

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Nevada Cultural Anthropologist Slams Breast Appreciation Day As Cultural Terrorism

Esteemed Nevada Cultural Anthropologist, Diane J Poor has branded leading Spoofologists as 'Cultural Terrorists' over their overwhelming support for Breast Appreciation Day. "It's demeaning to women," Poor told us. "Why the fascination with breast...

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Did I hear someone say Mahler Five?

An ailing regional orchestra has adopted a bold strategy for attracting audiences. The Norwich Sinfonietta has revealed that it intends to start taking requests during concerts. "This is totally unprecedented in the classical world," said the cond...

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Culture Sec'y Burnham Gets Wood

Funny story: Culture Sec'y Burnham Gets Wood

Burnham's woodie gave him warning that surfing the world wide web was not safe for man nor child alike. The Culture secretary found himself sailing along on a sunny day aboard the good ship Internet until quite by accident his bark encountered th...

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Critics Hit Gulf State Culture Capital of the World Bid

Funny story: Critics Hit Gulf State Culture Capital of the World Bid

Doha, capital of the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar and personal bailiwick of the ruthless al-Thani dynasty, who have been cutting each other's throats for centuries, is destined to become the cultural capital of the world. At least that's the current...

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A Dead FAX Machine Comes to Life, Judas, GW, and the Environment

Funny story: A Dead FAX Machine Comes to Life, Judas, GW, and the Environment

Recently, I was slaving away at my desk. As someone who is always in the pursuit of the newest nuance in American culture that rocks the American political scene, I was looking for pictures of a very attractive starlet-without any clothes on. As a picture was beginning to appear on my computer screen, the lights on a long dead FAX machine flashed.

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Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame bans performance enhancing drugs

Funny story: Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame bans performance enhancing drugs

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- In a self-policing move to fend off possible Congressional hearings into the use of performance enhancing drugs by top musical recording artists, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame announced today it will purge itself of any music made b...

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