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Funny story: The Return of Spoof Writer Abel Rodriguez

The Return of Spoof Writer Abel Rodriguez

I started writing for Mark Lowton's Spoof back in 2004. I left the Spoof in 2014. And for the past six years I have been living up in Penguinville, Alaska. This little quaint Eskimo fishing village is just a stone's throw from the North Pole. I...

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Funny story: New York Writer Gets Bad Case of the Ideas

New York Writer Gets Bad Case of the Ideas

Amidst a flurry of concerns about a new and deadly virus spreading from China, Patrick Cramer, a writer living in New York City, was stricken with a debilitating case of the ideas. "It wasn't quite as bad as Ebola," said Cramer, who is still recup...

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Funny story: Local Man Denies Writing Comeback Rumours

Local Man Denies Writing Comeback Rumours

Local man, and once prolific writer of absolute bollocks, crap jokes, sob stories, knob-related gubbins and generally unfunny shite, Martin Shuttlecock, today denied that he was all set for a writing comeback. Speaking today from the tiny caravan...

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Funny story: Nashville Poet Narrowly Escapes Drowning in Stream of Consciousness

Nashville Poet Narrowly Escapes Drowning in Stream of Consciousness

Weary of trite rhymes and predictable turns of phrase, poet Walter O'Malley of Nashville, Tennessee, decided to try his hand at free-form verse, only to narrowly avoid drowning in a stream of consciousness. "I just thought I'd dip my toe in and ge...

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Funny story: New York Writer Realizes She Must Have Genuine Love of Writing Because She's Definitely Not Getting Anything Else Out of It

New York Writer Realizes She Must Have Genuine Love of Writing Because She's Definitely Not Getting Anything Else Out of It

Charlotte Bonner of New York City, who spends her days doing a Manhattan office grind and her evenings working on short stories, blog posts and a novel-in-progress, none of which have ever garnered her any professional attention let alone financial r...

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Funny story: Nashville Man Inspired to Learn Poetry Doesn't Have to Rhyme

Nashville Man Inspired to Learn Poetry Doesn't Have to Rhyme

Although artistically minded, Wesley Biggs of Nashville, Tennessee, had always considered poetry beyond his creative reach – until he learned that it does not necessarily have to rhyme. “I feel like such a doofus,” said Biggs. “All this time I’ve...

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Funny story: Blocked Writer Relieved to Realize No One Cares whether He Writes Anything Ever Again

Blocked Writer Relieved to Realize No One Cares whether He Writes Anything Ever Again

Russell Hanson of New York City, a longtime legal writer and aspiring fiction author who'd been feeling somewhat panicked to find himself running low on ideas for new novels and short stories, breathed a sigh of relief when it occurred to him that no...

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Funny story: Ralph E. Shaffer Is 89 Today

Ralph E. Shaffer Is 89 Today

Ralph E. Shaffer, the well-known writer of satire on satirical news website, TheSpoof.com, celebrates his birthday today. He's 89, and will be for the next 364 days. Ralph might live in Issaquah, Washington, but then again, he might not. The...

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Funny story: Spoof Writer Admitted To Hospital After Site Crashes

Spoof Writer Admitted To Hospital After Site Crashes

A man was admitted to hospital last night suffering from what medical staff described as 'withdrawal symptoms', after the website he writes pointless stories for, mysteriously crashed. Moys Kenwood, 55, arrived at Hull Royal Infirmary in a state o...

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Funny story: Unknown Writer Prepares for Interview Just in Case

Unknown Writer Prepares for Interview Just in Case

Charlotte Crowley, a published but generally unnoticed writer living in Boston, Massachusetts, has been preparing thoughtful, considered responses to a set of interview questions just in case anyone ever takes an interest in her and her work. "The...

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Funny story: Writer Impressed at Speed with which His Best Ideas Run Away

Writer Impressed at Speed with which His Best Ideas Run Away

Fiction writer Glenn Merchant of New York City never runs out of ideas, but, unfortunately, his best ones tend to run away from him – and fast. “I can’t seem to hold onto a single bit of true inspiration,” said Glenn. “These babies know how to bo...

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Funny story: Hasbro Introduces New Adult Toy: Writer's Blocks

Hasbro Introduces New Adult Toy: Writer's Blocks

Long known for producing children's toy favorites like G.I Joe and Mr. Potato Head, manufacturing giant Hasbro has branched into the adult toy sector with its new series of Writer's Blocks,, geared toward aspiring authors and other creative types who...

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Funny story: Aspiring Novelist Encouraged by Polite Rejections He's Received

Aspiring Novelist Encouraged by Polite Rejections He's Received

While aspiring novelist Nate Hanson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, hasn't - yet - found any takers for the  "modern-day great American novel" he spent over a decade writing, he is heartened and deeply encouraged by the plethora of extremely civil rejections he'...

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Funny story: Screaming, Crying, Throwing An Intensely Psychotic Fit, And Drinking Heavily Seen As Possible Methods For Getting Through Writer's Block

Screaming, Crying, Throwing An Intensely Psychotic Fit, And Drinking Heavily Seen As Possible Methods For Getting Through Writer's Block

Wisconsin. The results of a state-wide survey conducted by numerous academic departments within the University-Of-Wisconsin System, indicated that throwing a massive and psychotic fit, screaming at the Moon, crying intensely, and drinking hard liquo...

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Funny story: Missouri Man Loses His Poetic License

Missouri Man Loses His Poetic License

Bart Wilkes of St. Louis, Missouri, suffered a major cramp in his verbal style when his poetic license was revoked due to overuse. "So unfair," said Bart. "For a published - well, self-published - poet who's won major awards - well, once won first...

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Funny story: Writing Instructor Has Trouble Completely Barring Students from Using Adverbs

Writing Instructor Has Trouble Completely Barring Students from Using Adverbs

In her course emphasizing punchy, to-the-point writing, Crestwood Community College Professor Sandra Finn strongly advises her students to avoid using adverbs, but found she had trouble completely barring them from doing so. “I tried to tell them...

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Funny story: Adjectival Usage On The Increase

Adjectival Usage On The Increase

A study has shown that adjectival usage - the use of adjectives - is on the increase, and is likely to continue increasing until people stop using them quite so much. Results show that for the month of January, the use of adjectives on satirical n...

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