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Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« on: February 26, 2008, 10:47:10 AM »
While browsing through a file the other day, I came across the following:

paint the town red / Droitwich / different town / Forth Bridge

I can only presume that I'd thought up an excellent joke, written it in an abortive form of shorthand, and promptly forgotten both joke and shorthand. So, chop chop — what's the best joke you can make from those elements, and who has some fragments of their own?

Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 11:04:28 AM »
Q: How could you brighten up Droitwich?
A: Paint the town red.

Something like that?

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 11:16:24 AM »
I suppose.

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 11:23:37 AM »
Is it a hilarious joke revolving around painting the town red on the Forth Bridge... with Droitwitch thrown in?

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 11:27:28 AM »
Only a Droitwich could paint the town red from her broomstick.

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 11:29:15 AM »
What shall we do?

Paint the the town red?

Sure!

But Forth, the Bridge!

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Think what your joke was

Lets paint the towns red

First Droitwich
Second  Oxford     
Third Tony Pandy
Forth Bridge!



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paint the town red / Droitwich / different town / Forth Bridge

Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 11:30:49 AM »
Construct a sentence from the following words:

Confused / Highly / Neville / Is

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 12:03:56 PM »


Neville is Neville

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Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 12:52:16 PM »
Sawted:

Whilsts browsing CaB forums
I saw a request, an obscure one
Mr Lebovici
Spouting tripe about Droitwich, he
Also mentioned different towns and painting the town red and the Forth Bridge, no decorum!


Re: Constructing a joke from obscure fragments
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 01:07:59 PM »
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There once was a big bear from Droitwich
Who found a girl eating his porridge
He used blood from her head
To paint the town red
And had enough left for the Forth Bridge.

(That 'different town' bit was a red herring you left to make it harder for yourself).

When my punning was at its most virulent, I'd often be thinking up phrases with punning potential on the long drive home from work. But I was terrified of forgetting them before I got home, hence I would put myself and my fellow road-users at risk by jotting a reminder to myself on my hand as I went along. For the type of jokes I was excreting, a single word from the punchline was usually good enough - 'porpoises'; 'trimmings' etc. The only problem came trying to decipher my biro-on-skin scrawlings. If, however, you prefer the torturous groaner style then really writing the whole thing down seems to be the only way to remember it in future. I mean, how much time did you save yourself there, really? A few seconds? And now, how much time - yours and ours - have you wasted trying to decipher your diseased brain's ridiculous omissions, starting this thread, asking the big boys? For fuck's sake.

Good job I worked out exactly what you were on about before even more people got sucked in.