Week 17 challenge:
Give us a pun that encapsulates this ‘ere picture.
— Pun League (@punleague) November 30, 2017
Is it something I said?
A lowish turnout for last week’s challenge has made me question what happened to the scores of leaguers from a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was a trickier challenge this week, maybe a few of you are allergic to cats, or perhaps my cavalier attitude to changing the day and time of the challenges has taken its toll.
In an effort to claw back some of the leaguers we’ve lost along the way, myself and the work experience lad have scheduled a meeting to decide upon a set day and time for the weekly updates. That meeting was supposed to be today, but I’ve had to move it to next week now. Nevertheless, we’ll have some news on that soon.
On to those week 16 results, and if every picture tells a story, then this one certainly had a hidden tail.
Joint first place for 100 points and a Sheba à la carte pouch
Paw and Peace – Bailed (@bailed)
The Art of Paw by Pun Tzu – Paul Boxshall (@superbokka)
Paw/war puns aplenty this week, but I’d secretly hoped for some literary references and these two combined all three elements of the picture purr-fectly. Nothing to split them.
2nd place for 60 points and his vet appointment postponed
All’s fur in love and war – Bonbarlos (@bonbarlos)
Bonbarlos skips over the paw/war reference altogether and dishes up this a-mews-ing effort
3rd place for 40 points and a handful of Iams
Mission Impussible – Siobhan Fell (@siobhan_fell)
A new name for the table! Siobhan Fell, presumably weary of folk saying “did she? I’m sorry to hear that” when introducing herself, searches for respite on social media instead and inadvertently bags a podium finish on the world’s most prestigious online pun game*. Well done Siobhan, welcome to the fold.
20 points and a fish finger I dropped in the litter tray to the honourable mentions:
Apocalypse Meow – Raj S (@XYZRaj)
Papawback would’ve been better – Phil (@phileb727)
A whisker away from catastrophe – Alex Hutchinson (@paddyk_11)
*according to a survey conducted by Pun League. 1/1 people polled considered Pun League to be extremely prestigious.
|Pun Artist||Wins||2nds||3rds||Hon Mens||Points|
|1||Alex Hutchinson @paddyk_11||2||4||2||4||600|
|2||Paul Boxshall @superbokka||2||2||6||400|
|5||David Kennedy @76deek||1||1||4||220|
|6||Scott Vokes @silentbicycle||2||200|
|9||Raj S (@XYZRaj)||2||1||140|
|10||Carol Drummond @caroldrummond4||1||3||120|
|Will Nash @willwillynash||1||100|
|Laura Anne #||1||100|
|Captain Findhorn @CaptainFindhorn||1||100|
|Paul Sullivan @psully68||1||1||80|
|Borderline OK @Borderline_OK||1||2||80|
|Nicolas Sellens @PunBoy3||1||1||80|
|Ron Nei @realpolitiki||1||60|
|Gabe Winchester @Pegaso_Saint||1||60|
|Yan Niedzielski (@nedned17)||60|
|Tom King @itstomking||1||1||60|
|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|
|Siobhan Fell (@siobhan_fell)||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|
|Torcuil De Ferenze (@TorquilFerenze)||1||20|