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Funny story: Nashville Man Notes that Sun Also Sets but Appreciates Hemingway's Positivity

Nashville Man Notes that Sun Also Sets but Appreciates Hemingway's Positivity

Ian McNee of Nashville, Tennessee, couldn't help but note that, in addition to coming up every day as documented in Ernest Hemingway's classic The Sun Also Rises, the sun sets without fail every night, but he appreciates Hemingway's intentional focus...

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Funny story: Spoof Writer's Book On Amazon Was A Bit Pricey

Spoof Writer's Book On Amazon Was A Bit Pricey

A man who was looking into the affairs of a writer on the satirical news website, TheSpoof.com, was astonished to find that a book written by that writer was listed on www.Amazon.com at a rather pricey $965.90, which took some believing, I can tell y...

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Funny story: Van Gogh Revolver To Be Used In Artwork Installation

Van Gogh Revolver To Be Used In Artwork Installation

The art world has been 'turned on its head' this weekend with the news that the 7mm Lefaucheux revolver with which artist Vincent van Gogh shot himself on 27 July, 1890, is, itself, to become part of an artwork installation. Van Gogh survived the...

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Funny story: Boris Johnson: The Book Stops Here!

Boris Johnson: The Book Stops Here!

New Conservative Party leader and prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had to further delay the release of his biography of William Shakespeare, 'The Riddle Of Genius', for reasons as yet unknown, but it may be that its release will be cancelled altoge...

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Funny story: George RR Martin Has Been Busy Writing Books Again

George RR Martin Has Been Busy Writing Books Again

George RR Martin, the man responsible for the books upon which the TV fantasy drama 'Game Of Thrones' is based, is a tireless author. This doesn't mean he hasn't got any tires, it means that he rarely puts his pencil and notepad down. Martin takes...

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Funny story: Man Found James Joyce Novel 'Ulysses' Heavy Going, And Gave It Up As A Bad Job

Man Found James Joyce Novel 'Ulysses' Heavy Going, And Gave It Up As A Bad Job

There are books, and there are 'books', literary accomplishments that set them apart from the rest, that stand out like shining beacons of light on a hilltop, or a cliff's edge, or somewhere lofty like that. You know what I mean. 'Ulysses' by...

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Funny story: Man Judged Book By Its Cover

Man Judged Book By Its Cover

It's sound advice the world over, but one man disregarded it at the weekend, and went straight ahead and committed himself to something he might have been better advised to have put off until he'd had time to do some more research. "Never judge a...

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

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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Funny story: French Literary Flashback

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 o...

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

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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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'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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Funny story: Obscure Professor Solves Shakespeare Authorship Puzzle

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

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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Funny story: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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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Funny story: Intelligent Design Handbook nominated for the Booker Prize

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

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

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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