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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

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(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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I was attending a residential week-long workshop on Circus Skills when I made friends with a batty fellow called Darryl. During a tiring juggling lesson, he told me about how he owns his own taxidermy business, based near Ormskirk. He's stuffed all kinds of creatures, from badgers to pet cats in a variety of wacky poses. He lived in quite a modest house but it had a large garden and he kept chickens, mainly for eggs, but over time they became like pets to him. One day, one of the chicks died, and by way of grief-relieving therapy he decided to stuff it and keep it as a monument to a much-loved bird. I think there may have been a virus to blame as shortly afterwards, two more of the chicks died, so he stuffed them as well.

He called me up and asked me to go and see him, and given his recent losses, I decided to be a good friend, and go and visit. When I arrived at his house I found him practising his juggling. With the stuffed chickens...

"Check this out!" he gleefully shouted, "I am perfecting my ex-hen tricks!"
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 19:53, 7 replies)
I think it's got to the point
where I can tell a joke QOTW post from the first couple of sentences
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 20:26, closed)
that means one of two things

the jokes are really crap and therefore really obvious


you spend too much time on here
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 22:01, closed)
Nice pun
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 22:40, closed)
I know you put the time and effort into this and everything
but is anyone else getting sick to the core of the krass pun after pun after pun? It's seriously a slap in the face (especially with the loooong posts e.g. Pooflake) when there's little to no pay-off at the end of a story.
Yes, I don't post that often so haven't got a leg to stand on but I used to get so much more out of qotw. As soon as I see the new qotw now I find myself thinking of the ten most obvious puns related to it to see how quickly some wit(s) will post all of them.
Seriously, there should be a ban of puns making it to the "best of" section. It's just not as funny as it sounds in your head.
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 23:35, closed)
I likes 'em.

Nice! *click*
(, Sun 2 Nov 2008, 0:07, closed)
Ah well...
You get a click for mentioning Ormskirk anyway :D
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 11:05, closed)
my grandfather would often tell me
that the original village of ormskirk was founded by a seafaring gentleman, captain orme, who was supposedly an ancestor of mine.
i seriously doubt this is true.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 21:57, closed)

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