At its annual meeting on February 12, 2017, the Brush Square Museums Foundation board celebrated the 40th anniversary of the O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship with a panel of pun-dits who reflected on their favorite memories. In addition, Michael Hoinski, O. Henry Museum Culture and Arts Education Coordinator, explained his challenges in choosing items and photos for the new museum exhibit “Once A-Pun A Time: Celebrating 40 Years of the Pun-Off.“ Continue reading
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Click on our History Menu at the top of the page to browse jeers past even though some links may be broken. However, links for the Video 2011 page were just repaired, especially the Punslingers streaming video, which needed to be uploaded to Youtube. Continue reading
On May 10th, the 37th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships was visited by a news crew from CBS Sunday Morning. No, Charles Osgood wasn’t there, but they did send their ace interviewer, Lee Cowan (
@LeeCowanCBS ) who made it hap-pun as well as tireless camera crew who documented hours of the before and after happenings at this year’s Pun-Off. Continue reading
Thanks to David Moye for his May 18th article in Huff Post Weird News.
Also a shout out on his short post and photos by Arthur VanRooy in The Horn
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Over the past 36 jears, the Pun-Off World Championships contestant wordplay has been preserved in numerous video recordings. George McClughan started the tradition in the late 80’s using Austin Community Access Television (ACTV) equipment, recording on 3/4 inch U-matic reels. Before he tragically passed away, he assembled a 10-year retrospective tape (1989-1999) from his collection. (Come to the Friday, PUNY dinner when we plan to watch some of it together.) Continue reading