#Funny

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

A Day In The Life Of Mr And Mrs Flush - Surviving The Men-O-Pause

Lisa Ives | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

Downstairs Mrs Flush prepared a breakfast of marmite and peanut butter on toast. Three minutes were spent staring into the fridge until she remembered she was looking for a plate. After removing her dressing gown and opening the window she settled down to read her latest copy of 'The Turbulent Times'.

Things I Didn't Know About Birth

Sarah Lawton | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

Well, today's the day, I'm here to share what I didn't know about birth before I went through it, and I don't care if it puts anyone off children because frankly the Earth is over populated anyway

Five Undignified Moments Of Parenthood

Mark Thomas | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Thomas

Pregnancy is the wrecking ball that obliterates both the internal structures of a woman and the foundations of both of our dignity. I started this blog with a view to being intolerably honest, and I feel I've not done this ethos justice if I skip this part.

Things That Are Fun Now That Weren't Before I Had A Kid

Sarah Lawton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

In an effort to swing the balance back in our favour, I was trying to think of things I did NOT like doing before I had a kid that I like doing now. Note I am being very positive about all these things, because I know you know that we know they aren't really all that fun. Sigh.

12 Incessant Myths About The Great Plague EXPOSED!

Dale Shaw | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK
Dale Shaw

Just like the grand old disease itself, the Great Plague of 1665 is riddled with painful, blotchy mistruths and phlegmy, boil-smattered rumours that have left it overwhelmingly disfigured, lacklustre and dispirited. We're here to clear up just a few of the myths that have hindered this well-regarded pandemic and set the bubonic (and to a lesser extent pneumonic) record straight.

You Can't Embarrass Me Because I'm A Mum

Jayne Armishaw-Bagnall | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents
Jayne Armishaw-Bagnall

I have come to realise that since I have jumped into the fabulous world which is motherhood, I no longer give a sh*t. By this I mean, I've become immune to that feeling of wanting to be swallowed up by a hole in the floor. I no longer gush with flushed cheeks at a quirky comment.

Week 3 Of The GBBO: Bread

Sarah Adams | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Adams

So... bread... bread knowledge... 350g of butter?! Four eggs?! A single prove?! ARE YOU CRAZY?! YOU'RE ON THE LEDGE MATE, I NEED TO TALK YOU DOWN. Oh no wait, I have no idea. But these people are just as useless! Most of their bakes were shit. 'The star baker in bread bake has always gone into the final' Really? I'd be surprised if any of them make it.

Mum Tells School The Painfully Honest Reason Her Child Was Late

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

During the first week back at school the reality of just how difficult it is to get out of the house on time (with everyone fully dressed) comes flood...

In Search Of The Classic British Sitcom And Why It's No Laughing Matter

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Not wanting a repeat (strange that, they normally love a repeat ) of Alex Mitchell, who in 1975 supposedly shuffled off to heaven while howling hysterically at the 'Kung Fu Kapers' episode of the Goodies, they (the BBC) therefore decided that for the sake of the nation's health, they'd make the current Sitcom Season as unfunny as possible.

Adults Reveal The Funniest Child Logic They Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

As parents, we are responsible for teaching children how to navigate the world and helping them understand how things work. But sometimes our mini-Ei...

Real Life Birth vs Movies Birth

Sarah Lawton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

I'm sure you have a knowing grin on your face already having just read the title of this piece. What is with the Hollywood portrayal of birth? I mean lets face it, there's not a lot of glamour involved. I thought I would look at some common movie-birth themes, and compare them with a dash of reality.

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Having More Fun Made Me More Successful

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Ruffell

For years I have felt I live in a world where I am in constant competition, sometimes with other people (without their knowledge) and sometimes with myself. To have the perfect career, partner, home, life and to look great while doing it.

Awkward

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I walked home feeling light as a feather but filled with mixed emotions. My advice if you want this done, is to go in open minded, emotionally detached and ready for anything, Kind of like a one night stand I guess.

The UK's Foremost Untrained Agony Uncle Attempts to Help You With More of Your Awful Problems in 'Dear Dredge'

John Dredge | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Dear Dredge My desk in our office is directly opposite my manager's desk, and we generally get along very well. However, he has mannerisms which I f...

My Mystery Luggage Challenge

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

I have to admit, going on someone else's holiday was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to see where it takes me to next!

Childbirth: Why Women Forget The Pain

Lucy Dukes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Dukes

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.

The Inner Monologue of *That* Conversation

Sarah Lawton | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

Faaaaack! Oh I'm blushing now, why am I blushing? My ears are burning, I haven't gone this red since the wind blew my maxi skirt over my head at the bottom of the escalators at Oxford Circus and approximately 1349 people saw my arse and I couldn't get the damn thing to stay down.

My First Panel Show

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Comedy is a weird one. One minute you're performing to 12 people (8 of whom are comedians) in a room above a pub in Leicester Square with no microphone, no stage lights and a potted plant as a set piece and five years and a lot of miles later you can sell out your own show at The Lowry. Then, if you get super lucky, you get to do some TV.

Five Myths Non-Parents Are Told Debunked

Sarah Lawton | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

I personally have heard, and therefore decided to debunk for the sake of humanity, these particular fibs. Please note the heavy dosage of sarcasm here, I do actually quite like being a parent most of the time. But still...

"I Can Write Better Than That..."

Bennett Arron | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach others how to write them. I ...

The Perils of Automatic Subtitling

Pat Higgins | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A colleague suggested that the best starting point would be to use a free online service to prepare 'auto-detect' subtitles, which could then be proof-read and edited before being exported and attached to the new version of the movie for Amazon. This seemed like a damn good starting point. It worked! Well, it sort of worked.

The Squits

Trevor Holland | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I'm recently fallen victim to a profound, life-changing affliction; one that has shaken my being to its very core. It's one that affect millions of people every year and, due to its sensitive nature, is often not discussed. Well, I'm no longer prepared to be a silent victim. I recently ate some less-than-perfect chicken nuggets and subsequently, suffered a violent bout of The Squits.

The 12 Months of the First Year of Baby

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

So small, so perfect, so fragile... Yes. Take a moment to remember your vagina the way it was. Then re-grow all your pubic hair to form a secret forest around it, destroy every handheld mirror in the land, and NEVER THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.