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Funny story: Castro impersonator makes rare public appearance, masses reassured; Disney denies animatron rumours

Castro impersonator makes rare public appearance, masses reassured; Disney denies animatron rumours

New photographs have emerged showing a remarkably realistic Fidel Castro impersonator greeting workers in a rare 'public' appearance. The images of a grey-bearded "Castro", 83 and/or dead, smiling and wearing a white tracksuit with a Disney logo,...

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Funny story: Fabric from planet Krypton 'can stop bullets'; Clark Kent and Dr Shazam aid in tests

Fabric from planet Krypton 'can stop bullets'; Clark Kent and Dr Shazam aid in tests

Fabric from the planet Krypton, home of celebrity crime-fighter Superman, has been shown to literally stop bullets in tests carried out by UK scientists at BAE systems in Bristol. A scrap of the material was provided by reporter Clark Kent, known ass...

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Funny story: Supreme Court strikes down Chicago handgun ban just in time for Mafia Centennial Celebrations

Supreme Court strikes down Chicago handgun ban just in time for Mafia Centennial Celebrations

The United States Supreme Court has struck down the controversial Chicago handgun ban, a decision which may have national impact on parties as diverse as divorcing couples, angry teenagers, mothers of beauty contestants, litigators, and businessmen w...

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Funny story: Larry King abdicates throne to marry American divorcee Marge Simpson; King hereafter known as Duke of Windsor

Larry King abdicates throne to marry American divorcee Marge Simpson; King hereafter known as Duke of Windsor

Larry King, reigning monarch of CNN, yesterday announced his decision to abdicate in order to marry divorcee Marge Simpson, currently separated from longtime husband Homer Simpson of Springfield. King's decision came as a shock to many millions w...

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Funny story: West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, discovered to be slightly dead

West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, discovered to be slightly dead

West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, was discovered dead in his Senate seat yesterday, explaining his recent string of abstentions when votes were taken but leaving open the age-old question of precisely how to determine a dead Senator from a live one...

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Funny story: Obama accidentally visits Gulf, declines to swim

Obama accidentally visits Gulf, declines to swim

US President Barack Obama has said it is "way too stupid to be optimistic" as he made an unexpected visit to the oil-hit Gulf of Mexico coast when AirForce 1 was diverted from Boca Raton where Mr Obama had hoped to get in a little swim time. Earl...

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Funny story: Idolatry: Simon sacked means show tanks, turns out viewers prefer washed-up singers and vicious crypto-gay bastards over Ellen DeGeneres on any day ending in 'y'

Idolatry: Simon sacked means show tanks, turns out viewers prefer washed-up singers and vicious crypto-gay bastards over Ellen DeGeneres on any day ending in 'y'

American Idol, American's answer to the War of 1812, is slated for the shute after this season as Simon hits the streets, jobless as the rest of us. This spells disaster for the show, according to Reality TV expert Ivga Fakeboobs of Idol Season 2 fam...

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Funny story: Gulf oil spill: BP calls for rival firm Al Quaeda to cap flow

Gulf oil spill: BP calls for rival firm Al Quaeda to cap flow

BP is finally beginning preparations for a serious attempt to curb the massive spill from its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico by opening negotiations with top level management of their rival terror organization, Al Quaeda. The firms tentativel...

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Funny story: China bans evidence from torture; Texas may soon follow suit

China bans evidence from torture; Texas may soon follow suit

Evidence obtained under torture cannot be used in China's courts, the government has said, weeks after a convicted murderer was set free because his victim turned out to be less dead than previously supposed. Laws banning torture are in place, bu...

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Funny story: US military rejects calls to 'go nuclear' and seal the damn oil spill

US military rejects calls to 'go nuclear' and seal the damn oil spill

The United States military does not have the technology or sufficient knowledge of magic to deal with the devastating oil spill, its highest ranking military officer admitted on Monday night. Admiral Mike Mullet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs...

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Funny story: German Führer quits amid row over military deployment into Czechoslovakia

German Führer quits amid row over military deployment into Czechoslovakia

German Führer Horst Koehler says he is resigning immediately, following criticism of remarks he made about German military deployments abroad. Mr Koehler had linked missions such as the Sudetenland and eastern Czechoslovakia deployment with Leben...

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Funny story: Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of Dunkirk rout

Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of Dunkirk rout

A ceremony has taken place to mark the 70th anniversary of the panicked flight of troops from Dunkirk. Veterans attended the event at the Allied Memorial on Dunkirk seafront, with 50 of the originally commandeered "little ships" offshore. Portsmo...

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Funny story: Mid-East nuclear-free zone treaty described as 'bullshit'

Mid-East nuclear-free zone treaty described as 'bullshit'

Nearly 200 nations, corporations and rabid religious sect signatories of the Nuclear War Image Enhancement Treaty (NWIET), have agreed to agree to work towards a toned down nuclear-weapons zone in the Middle East. The members, meeting at the UN i...

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Funny story: Sarah Palin erects fence to block writer next door; writer retaliates by launching geo-synchronous satellite over Palin home

Sarah Palin erects fence to block writer next door; writer retaliates by launching geo-synchronous satellite over Palin home

Former Alaska Governor and public twit Sarah Palin has fulfilled a promise for the first time - she put up a fence to prevent a writer who moved in next door from 'observing' her and her family. Joe McGoo leased the house next to Mrs Palin's in...

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Funny story: Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman dies of stroke at 42: still 4'2" and bloody pissed about it

Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman dies of stroke at 42: still 4'2" and bloody pissed about it

Former Diff'rent Strokes television star and later California gubernatorial candidate Gary Coleman has died, height 4'2", of stroke following a violent altercation involving a carnival ride he was deemed too short to ride. Mr Coleman was taken to...

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Funny story: Obama to send extra troops to bolster US-Mexico border; Americans panic at potential loss of cheap labor and decent taco stands

Obama to send extra troops to bolster US-Mexico border; Americans panic at potential loss of cheap labor and decent taco stands

US President Barack Obama is to request an extra $500b in funding and send up to 120,000 troops to help secure the US-Mexico border, US officials say. The National Guard troops would be sent until the US can recruit and train additional officers...

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Funny story: Facebook confirms privacy revamp; DNA sampling no longer required, fingerprinting requirements under review

Facebook confirms privacy revamp; DNA sampling no longer required, fingerprinting requirements under review

Social network giant Facebook will roll out a new set of privacy settings to all its users starting on 26 May. The company said it will post the details on its blog, which is only accessible if you join Facebook. Facebook faced a barrage of c...

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