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10 BEST-STRESSED PUNS OF 2014

January 1, 2015, Austin, Texas, USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF:

After months of exhaustive searching and researching, the “Bored of Governors” of the International Save The Pun Foundation (ISTPF) has finally separated the suite from the gaff and is ready to reveal their annual compilation of The 10 Best-Stressed Puns of 2014 (See list below).

Since 1978 when J. S. Crosbie founded the ISTPF in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it has been a word-leader in the presentation and perpetration of worthy wordplay. Today this tradition is carried on threw out the cyber-sphere by members of P.U.N.Y. (Punsters United Nearly Yearly,) a closely affiliated support group spawned by the perspicacious punslingers of the O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas.

You can find more information on both groups on Facebook or follow #PunOff 2015, @leerlessfeeder, or @PUNY2015 on Twitter.

Ten Best Puns of 2014 Continue reading

FAQ: A Question of Timing

  • Q: Regarding the Punniest of Show event, does the 90 seconds have to be based on one subject (e.g. States of America) or can it be a mix of props and miscellaneous gags?

    A: Our Punniest of Show competition really has few rules other than the time limit. Ninety seconds is the target time for your entire performance because at 120 seconds you’ll get the timekeeper’s drop dead gong and you will be disqualified. There might be a bit of wiggle room in the timing for audience reaction and mic problems, but you should rehearse your delivery to be about 90 seconds to be safe. Continue reading

Is it better to be an early or late P.O.S. contestant?

Q: It seems to me, over the years of observing the Punniest of Show that the judges are “looser” with giving out higher scores as the contest goes on. In other words, the first 10 contestants rarely get top scores compared to the last 10 or so contestants, i.e. 22 to 32. What do you think is the best slot for a contestant?

A: It is often presumed that the early scores tend to be lower but I don’t think anyone has ever really done the math to prove this. (Here’s a project where we could probably use the services of a computer whiz.) Traditionally we’ve always joked about the early contestants being somewhat sacrificial “cannon fodder” but that’s because its scary to be first up. Continue reading

No Pun-Offense Taken

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Pun-Off Producer & Leerless Feeder, Gary Hallock, triumphantly celebrates his latest grand erection in the front yard of the O.Henry Museum. While this sort of “off fence” might inspire picketing by some of the downtown neighbors, Gary promises to stand by all of his posts at least until May 18, because he has so much at stake in the punning field. Please come out and play wit him on the new P.U.N.Y. Facebook page. <http://facebook.com/punypage>

Sign up for May 17th P.U.N.Y. Dinner Today!

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The writing is now on the wall. If you’ve been wondering about the cost and reservation details for the legendary PUNY/POTY dinner on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 PM, this should be ex-siding news. Planks so much for your patience.

You may attend the PUNY dinner event without charge! But if you expect to eat, you must make your reservations by May 15 at midnight. [NOW CLOSED] The P.U.N.Y. DINNER 2013 reservation page has all the details.

Even if you have already checked the “dinner” option while completing the contestant form, you still need to go now and reserve/pay with PayPal for your dinner tickets on the reservation page.

Wall be waiting for you there.

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