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Friday, 12 November 2010

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A man who posted a Twitter message joking that he would blow up an airport is facing a £3,000 bill after losing an appeal against his conviction.

This has caused an unprecedented downturn in the quality of humour worldwide, due to Spoof story writers being concerned about falling victim to the same draconian measures.

A few short days ago, humorists and jokesters were free to pun and play with words in whatever manner they saw fit, thinking that they were free to do so, but now self censoring has made once funny joke articles a veritable humourless wasteland, not unlike old sketch show Hale and Pace.

One Spoof writer said 'It is scary thinking that I might inadvertently bring down the full weight of the law on my head just by joking about the wrong subject. I am going to give up writing gags and go back to working in politics.'

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