Veganists, those mastered in the art of general misery, have again been outraged this week. This time their ire is centred against the Dalhousie University in Canada, who produced a report claiming that eating red and processed meat turns out not be as bad for you as was widely reported. One Vegetablist moaned “It’s an utter disgrace, irresponsible and quite frankly shit!’ He drivelled.
The Government recently announced an increase of twenty thousand police officers on the streets of England and Wales.
This reverse of policy is surprising as the Tories have presided over police numbers dropping by some 19,000 since they have been in power resulting in a marked increase in the level of violent crime on our streets.
The funniest joke at the Edinburgh fringe was basically about food and Tourette’s.
Now this reviewer is no puritan but like others I am sick of this trend in food based jokes. All these terrible puns really are pasta joke, I mean how can anybody expect to earn a crust when their bread and butter material is based on grub! I know you can’t call someone a vegetable without the sandal brigade breaking out in hives but it really cheeses me off when I hear or read comedians ham-ming it up. This time they really have over egged the pudding.
Not all comedians rely on crummy food jokes but some really are cereal offenders. We are in a pickle and the awards panel at Dave really need to beef up the criteria as to what constitutes a funny joke.
Now I know that there are folk out there who love this type of humour so lettuce agree to disagree but I for one don’t curry favour with the jest set and I’m happy to call this matter out.