As long-term followers of Crap Joke of the Day™ will know, we have always sought to be transparent about our corporate affairs. Never has this been more true than with our revelation about the real story behind the great CJotD joke book heist of April 2011, or indeed the rumours circulating about our potential expansion into new comedy markets just last month.
Recent events, however, have put us into a rather difficult situation – a situation in which we feel we cannot be fully open with our fans, customers and stakeholders.
Those of you who read the last Crap Joke of the Day will already know that we are facing serious legal action. Rather cruelly, a lawsuit was filed against us last week during the culmination of our 50th birthday celebrations – celebrations which had already been tarnished by the failure of our celebrity guest to attend (after a disappointing email exchange over the weekend, Mr. Seagal has now been struck from our distribution list).
Our lawyers have been hard at work since Wednesday evening preparing our case. They’ve put us in something of a communications straitjacket so we still can’t reveal who is behind the action or give you any further detail, but for now we can only categorically state that CJotD has never carried out any wrongdoing. We are – and always will be – a strictly above board organisation.
In the short term we will therefore need to be a little more business-like with our regular postings: more to the point, brief. We’ll whip through our normal preamble. You’ll see something more akin to direct: shorthand, if you will.
It’s probably for the best – as you can imagine, our staff have been somewhat shell-shocked by recent events.
But we know you’re suffering too. So here’s today’s crap joke. We hope you can, as we have, rise above the shadow that hangs over us and laugh uproariously as you always would. This one is a classic for all the family.
Did you hear about the butcher who backed up into the meat grinder?
He got a little behind in his work.
Another one of those, same time tomorrow.