In suggesting that an announcement about the potential future for Crap Joke of the Day™ would be issued today, our editorial team overstepped the mark. Technically speaking, they also violated CJotD publicity protocol (chapter 3, point c) – action is being taken.
To ensure no further misunderstanding, the CJotD public relations team has taken control of publishing duties today, and would like to preface this afternoon’s crap joke with a short clarifying statement.
‘We are aware that there has been some speculation about the future of Crap Joke of the Day™, and potential expansion into new comedy markets.
It is of course true that the CJotD board is passionate about furthering the art of humour. These rumours however have led to an unhealthy amount of speculation in the press that CJotD – successful as it is – has lost its focus. Some commentators have suggested that our commitment to bringing our readership the highest quality crap jokes has diminished in recent days.
‘We are therefore taking this opportunity make clear that our dedication to researching, devising and writing the finest crap jokes is as strong as ever. Any rumours about our efforts being focused elsewhere are entirely unfounded. Our recent poor performance – crap joke #39, or ‘teletubby-gate’ – represented nothing but an off day for our otherwise excellent editorial team.
‘Crap Joke of the Day™ is nearing it’s 50th birthday. We are fully focused not only on celebrating 50 days of ‘so bad it’s good’ wit, but also on driving forward to our 100th day. We look forward to taking that journey with our readers’.
We hope this statement – which was issued to all national newsdesks this morning – puts these unhelpful rumours to bed. Rest assured, crap joke fans, crap jokes are still very much our priority. Phew. And, on that bombshell…
A ship carrying red paint collided with another carrying blue paint.
Both crews were marooned.
Another one of those, same time tomorrow.