Remember the date: yesterday, Crap Joke of the Day™ made history.
Off the back of a series of corking jokes since CJotD’s memorable comeback three weeks ago (not least highly-rated joke #43, a charming tale of one Dutch woman and her quirky footwear), the movement’s popularity has exploded. Our marketing team has speculated that the launch of a dedicated CJotD ‘social’ history – researched and written by our hard-working archive team – may have also played a critical part.
Yesterday saw www.crapjokeoftheday.com receive its highest ever number of visitors – just shy of 1,500. We can proudly confirm that CJotD is now the sole owner of the world record for the ‘highest number of visits over a 24-hour period to a website specialising in publishing jokes that are a distinctive combination of bad and good’.
The record was previously held by http://www.frequentbadgoodjokes2U.com, a website that experienced rapid growth in the mid-late 90s. Sadly, the worst excesses of the dot-com bubble (and a rather liberal approach to meeting room snack food) led to the company going bust 12 years ago. Nevertheless, its achievements in the sector stood unchallenged – until today.
As proud as we are of our record however, we know that CJotD isn’t just about a well-oiled team telling crap jokes of the highest order on the interweb superhighway. Crap Joke of the Day™ – along with its fans – is a community. It is no coincidence that CJotD’s Twitter following surged past the magic 100 mark today.
So this afternoon’s CJotD celebrates that community. Yes, winning this record is great. But it isn’t just our record – it’s yours too. Congratulations. Do invite your friends to join, everyone’s welcome.
Man: ‘Doctor, I think I’m addicted to Twitter’
Doctor: ‘Sorry – I’m not following you’.
Another one of those, same time tomorrow.