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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This Year’s Wurst Wieners
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
In 2017 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Austin’s original wordy event with an exhibit of photos and memorabilia on display in the Susanna Dickinson Museum. Continue reading
- Watch the Pun-Off live on May 13th on the video page.
- What is the Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships? Read This! and Watch This!
- Where is the Pun-Off taking place? Read This!
- What is the order of events? Read This!
- Will there be social gatherings, awards? Read This!
- Who won in 2016? Read this!
- What is a pun? Read This!
- Who are these smarty pants guys? Read This!
what’s new this year?
We’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary with a fun exhibit “Once a-Pun A Time” with photos, an interactive game, and memorabilia in the Susanna Dickinson Museum. We’re also searching for great sponsors/donors for our fundraising auction. The design for an awesome 40th anniversary souvenir t-shirt is nearing approval.