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I think it might be news time, now.

Two delightful minutes in which Australian morning TV presenters discuss their preferred home defense weaponry.
posted by BeerFilter on Feb 18, 2011 - 61 comments

Shave every day and you'll always look keen

I have a sad story to tell you
It may hurt your feelings a bit
Last night when I walked into my bathroom
I stepped in a big pile of ______
[more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 23, 2010 - 32 comments

A firm grip on government spending

The Office of Government Commerce has an unfortunate new logo, but it looks like Dinosaur Comics beat them to the punch.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Apr 25, 2008 - 37 comments

The world of double entendre

The recent post that revived the rude ‘Rainbow’ kids show sketch reminded me of the our (that is, British) obsession with comic double entendre - the ability to accept the filthiest things as long as there is a parallel innocuous interpretation. I think it is something to do our love for wordplay and subtext, our innate hypocrisy and the belief that sex is, in fact, rather naughty. Perhaps the prime example are the Julian and Sandy sketches that ran on the BBC Radio show ‘Beyond Our Ken’ from 1964-69. Over Sunday lunch, millions (there was ONLY the BBC in those days) listened to two very camp characters saying outrageous things in Polari (underground gay slang). A much earlier prime example is the great dirty joke (it’s the one in blue at the bottom of the page) that got comedian Max Miller (died in 1963) banned from the BBC for 5 years. A more recent case of innuendo is, of course, Mrs. Slocombe’s pussy. Of course the double entendre can also be unintentional.
posted by rolo on Feb 27, 2004 - 8 comments

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