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Man Read Alexander Solzhenitsyn's 'Cancer Ward', And Began To Feel 'Ropey'

Funny story: Man Read Alexander Solzhenitsyn's 'Cancer Ward', And Began To Feel 'Ropey'

A man who read a copy of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn classic, 'Cancer Ward', has revealed how, whilst reading the book, he started to feel distinctly unwell. The book, a classic amongst Russian literature, was written in 1966, and was censored by t...

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French Literary Flashback

Funny story: French Literary Flashback

For our literary lesson today, we take a French flashback to the career of Fillain Hogge-Grillet, the shining sensation of Gallic arts in the sixties. As the author and critic, Troland Bartres, put it, “Clearly, these are not the dusty old novels of yore in which, as Samuel Beckett once said, "Nothing is Happening". In the novels of Hogge-Grillet, it is clear, Something is Happening. The reade...

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President Trump And Judge Kavanaugh To Meet About Propriety Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' And Others

Funny story: President Trump And Judge Kavanaugh To Meet About Propriety Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' And Others

President Trump and Judge Brett Kavanaugh are to schedule a meeting during which they will consider the 'propriety' of certain contentious books in American literature, including the Harper Lee 'Deep South in the Depression' classic, 'To Kill A Mocki...

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Kobe Bryant's poem about retiring from basketball isn't so bad, so all you 'literary' and writing hacks need to lighten up!

Funny story: Kobe Bryant's poem about retiring from basketball isn't so bad, so all you 'literary' and writing hacks need to lighten up!

Kobe Bryant wrote a heartfelt poem about retiring from NBA Basketball and all he's faced, just about, is flagrant abuse from some members of the writing community. Sure, some die-hard Kobe and Lakers fans think Shakespeare or Chaucer actually wrote t...

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Obscure Professor Solves Shakespeare Authorship Puzzle

Funny story: Obscure Professor Solves Shakespeare Authorship Puzzle

Most scholars agree that Shakespeare can no longer be regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. It's Jodi Picoult. Nevertheless, many people esteem Shakespeare highly enough to believe he was someone else, most notably the 17th Ear...

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32 Year Old Bachelor Reveals True Motive For Reading "Twilight" Series

"C'mon let's be real. A lot of the chicks reading those books are smokin' hot and between the ages of twenty and twenty-six. I'm trying to nail that demographic," stated Mike Oxbig, a 32 year old bachelor and avid reader of the "Twilight" series.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a long, boring, heroic poem by Gil Gamesh, a Babylonian who plagiarized the story from ancient Sumerian sources and claimed that the events of the poem, outlandish though they are, actually happened to him. One of the poem's key episodes in the flood, which, when it is written about in the Bible, is known as the Biblical flood, but, in Gilgamesh, is referred to as The Delu...

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Intelligent Design Handbook nominated for the Booker Prize

Funny story: Intelligent Design Handbook nominated for the Booker Prize

Intelligent Design, the theory that the world and everything on it was created by a Man with a Plan, has been overjoyed by the news that their tome, The ID Handbook, has been nominated for Fiction's Biggest Prize, the Booker Prize. "We're overjoye...

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A Series of Truly Disgusting, Sexually Explicit Jokes for Children With a Low Reading Age

Funny story: A Series of Truly Disgusting, Sexually Explicit Jokes for Children With a Low Reading Age

Following the news of the decline in the number of pass grades in English Literature, the Stoodents Younion of Grate Britten have commissioned a re-print of the Blyton Book of Smut for distribution to all state schools. The following jokes are a random sample taken from it: A lady goes to the Police Station. "Can I help you?" says the policeman. "I hope so" says the lady. "You see, a man has...

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Shakespeare's Co-Writer Was Spoof Hack Danton, Say Top Experts

Funny story: Shakespeare's Co-Writer Was Spoof Hack Danton, Say Top Experts

News that Shakespeare had a collaborator when he penned the comedy All's Well That Ends Well has astounded the literary establishment. But a row has broken out over who the co-writer might have been. Literature boffins at Oxford University reck...

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Edward Lear: The Dorking Poems, Pt I

Funny story: Edward Lear: The Dorking Poems, Pt I

Another selection from the fruitful harvest of Lear's Dorking years A deluded young vicar of Dorking Put a hen on his arm to go hawking. Though he hawked day and night, The prey simply took fright At the hen's dreadful flapping and squawking. A Mole Valley farmer one day Resolved he would live upon hay, So he sat on a cow And repeated his vow, Saying 'here with the catt...

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More Outtakes From "Jude The Obscure"

Funny story: More Outtakes From "Jude The Obscure"

The schoolmaster was leaving the village. Everybody seemed sorry. The miller at Cuttercombe lent him the little tilted cart to carry his worldy goods to the city where he was going, some twenty miles off. "But still I am unable to move my worldly goods", said the schoolmaster. "Why be that, sir?" asked the miller, his weathered, flour-dusted visage peering up at the master. "I have no horse"...

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Local Writer Loses Train of Thought Whilst Writing Headline Now Can't Remember Subject of Story or His Name!

Funny story: Local Writer Loses Train of Thought Whilst Writing Headline Now Can't Remember Subject of Story or His Name!

A local writer, who must remain nameless because he can't remember who he is, suffered a severe case of writers block whilst only half way through a 6 paragraph headline on a story he was preparing to submit to a well known satire site, on a topic h...

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Doerr Wins Short Story Award

Funny story: Doerr Wins Short Story Award

Short fiction writer Anthony Doerr has won this year's Sunday Times Short Story award for his latest offering, The Deep. The American, who recently won the Sory Prize in the USA, beat off a host of strong competitors to win the £30,00 prize, whic...

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Dimbleby Gets Lifetime Award

Funny story: Dimbleby Gets Lifetime Award

Legendary broadcaster David Dimbleby has received this year's lifetime award at the annual Royal Television Society's Awards. The 72 year old, brother of current affairs presenter Jonathan Dimbleby and son of World War 11 broadcaster Richard Dimbl...

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Pages from not so famous books 1

Funny story: Pages from not so famous books 1

Lord of the Rungs: By J.R. Hartley Gadaffi stood quite still, his long beard rustling in the cold morning air. There came a shout from Fido. "Will you hold that fukin ladder still!". Gadaffi sighed. She: By H. Riding Hard Harry Holloway and Leo Da vinci were tiring as the heat from the African jungle bore down on thier backs. From the bush, Ayesha emerged with her tribe. "Have you got a...

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My English Lit Teacher And Other Literary Observations

Funny story: My English Lit Teacher And Other Literary Observations

When I sat English Lit at O Level, there were three books we had to study. There was a novel, a Shakespeare play, and a book of poetry. The novel was Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. The Shakespeare play was Richard III The book of poetry was the biggest load of old bollocks ever committed to print. I was never an ideal pupil - too much of a tearaway, dismissive of things wh...

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Man Booker literary prize won by Facebook status update

A Facebook status update has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for the greatest piece of literary work in the English language. The award, which until this year was reserved for original full-length novels, was won by Psychocrazydav...

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