Right, now that Australia have been given notice, I’ve had a look at this weeks neatos.
From a small but perfectly formed field, with entries from Smart Alex, FlashArry, sillybugger, sydalg, Arthur and Al Opecia, the following stand out:
Sydalg’s “Cannibalism prosecution dropped after defendant eats evidence” and “Defendant who had sex with chicken accused of basting evidence” get a worthy mention for making me feel slightly queasy.
Flash deserves a mention for making this topical and even a bit satirical with “Adly Mansour : "All Muslim Brotherhood arrests are evidence-based. Honestly.”
Smart Alex’s “Police admit their report on lorry collision was heavy dents based” and “Agency recruiting nightclub bouncers has new slogan - Heavy Gents Placed” for being both clever and funny, as was sillybugger’s “Garden theft: evidence based on plants “fundamentally flowered.""
As usual, Arthur gets a special mention for sheer volume of output, and Al’s “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden was “Eve is dense” based” made me groan and laugh in equal measure.
It’s been hard to separate them out, TBH. Some terrible puns, and all of a quality that would fit on ISIHAC.
So, in third place it’s Smart Alex with “Agency recruiting nightclub bouncers has new slogan - Heavy Gents Placed.”
In second place, it’s Al with “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden was “Eve is dense” based.”
But this week’s worthy winner, with “‘Stodgy' wedding cake maker sued after heavy, dense base dropped in groom's lap"
Well done Arthur and commiserations to everyone else.