07/06/2013 09:20 BST | Updated 07/06/2013 09:32 BST

Gay Marriage, NSA, Pippa Middleton And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

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We can probably all agree that it was a bad week for Tulisa, the Duke of Edinburgh and badgers.

On the other hand, it was a good week for everyone in favour of gay marriage, everyone in favour of drinking in pubs at motorway service stations, and everyone in favour of Pippa Middleton being given the world's best jobs.

Amidst all this, it was also the week that Michael Douglas - a man whose name appropriately serves as rhyming slang for 'cunnilingus' - revealed that his throat cancer was caused by oral sex; that the full extent of the NSA's PRISM program came to light; that the government hired James Caan as its social mobility czar - and the week that Nick Ross didn't so much jump the shark as shoot over it in a rocket.

And as usual, the people of Twitter provided us with smiles - even when we were close to tears. From royalty to Rebekah Brooks, badgers to the Bilderberg Group, here are some of the tweets that made us giggle this week...