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7th May '18 2:28:28 PM Sceptre
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** Since Jeremy Corbyn's election as Leader of the Labour Party in 2015 (and the subsequent appointment of Milne to Corbyn's media team), Spart has been steadily replaced with the column "Jeremy Corbyn Writes".
1st May '18 9:22:06 PM nombretomado
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* IThoughtItMeant: A common theme for cartoons, such as a 'wet T-shirt contest' that consists of a group of judges at a fete judging which T-shirt on a clothesline is the wettest.
14th Feb '18 1:26:53 PM DaibhidC
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** Former parodies have been known to return elsewhere on the joke pages: any resurgence of Thatcher or Major to public life would inevitably lead to a new letter to Bill or diary entry, and Tony Blair's role as Middle East Peace Envoy was satirised with occasional missives from the former Vicar in his new role with the ecumenical organisation [[FunWithAcronyms Drawing All Faiths Together]].

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** Former parodies have been known to return elsewhere on the joke pages: any resurgence of Thatcher or Major to public life would inevitably lead to a new letter to Bill or diary entry, and Tony Blair's role position as Middle East Peace Envoy was satirised with occasional missives from the former Vicar in his new role with the ecumenical organisation [[FunWithAcronyms Drawing All Faiths Together]].
14th Feb '18 1:25:07 PM DaibhidC
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** Former parodies have been known to return elsewhere on the joke pages: any resurgence of Thatcher or Major to public life would inevitably lead to a new letter to Bill or diary entry, and Tony Blair's role as Middle East Peace Envoy was satirised with occasional missives from the former Vicar in his new role with the ecumenical organisation [[FunWithAcronyms Drawing All Faiths Together]].
13th Feb '18 2:59:01 PM DaibhidC
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*** Some of the more amusing ones are "justice_4_maddie" and "rot_in_hell_myra", two usernames obsessed with murderers. "Edgar" is a leftist conspiracy theorist unaware that his costume (a "giant finger" representing the wagging finger of the nanny state) looks like a penis. "Aethelstan" is a "true Englishman with a thousand years of Angelfolc blood" who hates the "mongrel British". "Bogbrush" is a naive but well-meaning soul who usually ends a thread with "great stuff guys" and is often physically injured by others, and there are several right wing psychos with elaborate PunnyNames, such as the irrepressible "Last_Taxpayer_Standing_in_Harrietharmanistan_in_the_E.U.S.S.R"

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*** Some of the more amusing ones are "justice_4_maddie" and "rot_in_hell_myra", two usernames obsessed with murderers. "Edgar" is a leftist conspiracy theorist unaware that his costume (a "giant finger" representing the wagging finger of the nanny state) looks like a penis. "Aethelstan" is a "true Englishman with a thousand years of Angelfolc blood" who hates the "mongrel British". "Bogbrush" is a naive but well-meaning soul who usually ends a thread with "great stuff guys" and is often physically injured by others, and there are several right wing psychos with elaborate PunnyNames, such as the irrepressible "Last_Taxpayer_Standing_in_Harrietharmanistan_in_the_E.U.S.S.R"R". The creator of the column said in the ''Page 94'' podcast that one of his favourites is brown_out, a man who based his username on a Single Issue that hasn't been relevant for nearly a decade, but has never bothered learning how to change it.
30th Jan '18 4:49:37 PM nombretomado
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* "From the Message Boards". Parody of online political venues and comments threads, populated by assorted [[MisplacedNationalism rabid fascists]], {{Single Issue Wonk}}s, [[PaedoHunt bloodthirsty vigilantes]] and [[EpicFail unclassifiable nutters]]. Notable commenters are "Bogbrush" and "Sword of Truth." Alleged to have been inspired by Creator/TheBBC's "Have Your Say" discussion boards. Often suffers from [[PoesLaw being saner than the real thing]].

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* "From the Message Boards". Parody of online political venues and comments threads, populated by assorted [[MisplacedNationalism [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism rabid fascists]], {{Single Issue Wonk}}s, [[PaedoHunt bloodthirsty vigilantes]] and [[EpicFail unclassifiable nutters]]. Notable commenters are "Bogbrush" and "Sword of Truth." Alleged to have been inspired by Creator/TheBBC's "Have Your Say" discussion boards. Often suffers from [[PoesLaw being saner than the real thing]].
3rd Jan '18 8:36:16 PM karstovich2
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** Sexual encounters will always be referred to as '''Ugandan Discussions''', or simply '''Ugandan'''. This is because of an incident at a party hosted by journalist Neal Ascherson and his first wife, at which fellow journalist Mary Kenny had a "meaningful confrontation" with a former cabinet minister in the government of Milton Obote, later claiming that they were "upstairs discussing Uganda".

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** Sexual encounters will always be referred to as '''Ugandan Discussions''', or simply '''Ugandan'''. This is because of an incident at a party hosted by journalist Neal Ascherson and his first wife, at which fellow journalist Mary Kenny had a "meaningful confrontation" with a former cabinet minister in the government of Milton Obote, Obote. The two later claiming (implausibly) claimed that they were "upstairs discussing Uganda".
20th Nov '17 8:44:29 AM john_e
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* SdrawkcabName: Denis is inclined to reverse Robert Mugabe's surname so that, read aloud, it sounds like '[[OopNorth ee ba gum]]'.
15th Oct '17 3:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* BritishRockstar: Gary Bloke of the ''Celeb'' strip, and Spiggy Topes (later "Sir Spigismond Topes") of Spiggy Topes and the Turds. The latter is unusual in that the joke started contemporaneously with TheBritishInvasion and has continued in real-time, with his career paralleling that of RealLife musicians. This also makes Spiggy Topes a CompositeCharacter, as he is basically used as a stand-in for any has-been rock star who's been in the news, from Music/PaulMcCartney to Rod Stewart and more.

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* BritishRockstar: Gary Bloke of the ''Celeb'' strip, and Spiggy Topes (later "Sir Spigismond Topes") of Spiggy Topes and the Turds. The latter is unusual in that the joke started contemporaneously with TheBritishInvasion UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion and has continued in real-time, with his career paralleling that of RealLife musicians. This also makes Spiggy Topes a CompositeCharacter, as he is basically used as a stand-in for any has-been rock star who's been in the news, from Music/PaulMcCartney to Rod Stewart and more.
15th Oct '17 3:00:55 PM nombretomado
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* Spiggy Topes and the Turds. A fictional band from TheBritishInvasion, who are a very transparent parody of the Music/TheBeatles

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* Spiggy Topes and the Turds. A fictional band from TheBritishInvasion, UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, who are a very transparent parody of the Music/TheBeatles
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