Week 15 Challenge:
The rules couldn’t be simpler. Give us a pun for this pic.
— Pun League (@punleague) October 22, 2017
Wow, how long has it been? You look great! Life’s obviously treating you well. Wait, is that young Punston? Well, hasn’t he grown! He was knee-high to a low-kneed grasshopper last time I saw him. How’s the other half? Oh shit, you’ve split up, ever so sorry, I didn’t know.
You get the gist, it’s been a while. In my defence, I’ve come back from the jaws of death battling the norovirus, having articulated lorries smashing into the back of the punmobile, and getting married.
Of course, getting married wasn’t a near death experience, but it’s early days yet.
You’re not interested in my travails though, you’ve turned up for those pun results like a junkie looking for his next hit: you know it’s no good for you and that all of your friends are going to groan, but it’s in your blood, and you’re going to do it even if it does get you fired from your desk job.
Leaguer, @silentbicycle posted a message of support when those results were postponed for the 88th time:
“I know you think the delay is keeping us on our toes, but just keep one foot in front of the other; you’ll be back on your feet soon!”
Which handily relieves me of any wondering of how to segue into last week’s challenge results.
Occasionally, pictures offer up puns that seem so perfect, that everyone thinks of the same one. These I call the true puns. This pic had two true puns: both ‘sole music’ and anything to do with a Walkman got duplicated a bit so unfortunately can’t win (mainly because I’m too lazy for the inevitable admin that arises when folk declare that their entry came before someone else’s). Though Trevaaarrr (@smithino) and Silent Bicycle (@silentbicycle) seemed to get the first respectively.
1st place for 100 points and the Golden Boot award
So THAT’s why the CD was skipping – silentbicycle (@silentbicycle)
2nd place for 60 points and a pair of Silver Shadows
Someone has to foot the bill for bootleg CDs – Tim (@linguistim)
3rd place for 40 points and a free session of iPodiatry
You shoe’d CD looks I get when I wear these – Paul Boxshall (@superbokka)
A quick go on James Brown’s socks machine and 20 points a piece for the honourable mentions:
Megan Trainer – All Aboot that Bass – Alex Hutchinson (@paddyk_11)
Feets by Dr Dre – Tom King, Officially 3rd Best Comedian in Yorkshire (@itsTomKing)
I can feel it coming in the Air Jordans tonight – Angelo in San Diego (@AngeloInSD)
How’s that table looking?
|Pun Artist||Wins||2nds||3rds||Hon Mens||Points|
|2||Paul Boxshall @superbokka||1||1||6||260|
|3||David Kennedy @76deek||1||1||4||220|
|4||Scott Vokes @silentbicycle||2||200|
|7||Carol Drummond @caroldrummond4||1||3||120|
|8||Will Nash @willwillynash||1||100|
|8||Laura Anne #||1||100|
|8||Captain Findhorn @CaptainFindhorn||1||100|
|9||Paul Sullivan @psully68||1||1||80|
|9||Borderline OK @Borderline_OK||1||2||80|
|9||Nicolas Sellens @PunBoy3||1||1||80|
|10||Ron Nei @realpolitiki||1||60|
|10||Gabe Winchester @Pegaso_Saint||1||60|
|10||Raj S (@XYZRaj)||1||60|
|10||Yan Niedzielski (@nedned17)||60|
|10||Tom King @itstomking||1||1||60|
|10||Angelo in San Diego @AngeloInSD||3||60|
|Marina Issac @rockhyrax||1||40|
|Seth Goodtime @SethGoodtime||2||40|
|Gabby Gellerman @gabby_gellerman||1||40|
|pUnrequited Love @sPunDoctor||1||40|
|Laurie Crosswell @lauriecrosswell||1||20|
|A Flashy Jargon @JasonFarghaly||1||20|
|Dominic Bailey (FB)||1||20|
|Poesie Dalek @psychopoesie||1||20|
|Gene and Tonic #||1||20|
|John Leyton #||1||20|
|Dean Smith #||1||20|
|Obscure BM @ObscueBM||1||20|
|Ben Adam Sohawon @BenSohawon||1||20|
|Graham Musk @Grargemeister||1||20|
|Tony Jones (@dirtrythm)||1||20|
|Mark Fulton (@fulty23)||1||20|
|Mick Thomas (@maha_mantra)||1||20|