I have discovered this brilliant thing on the Internet called Twitter. It is a bit like text messaging, but to everyone on the Internet. You should really go and have a look, it is going to be massive when everyone else finds out about it. I am on it here. I have got over 160 followers now, which makes me probably the most popular person on there.
I was chatting to the excellent Scaryduck on it yesterday about a magnificent penguin joke he had told, when he came up with a most excellent idea.
Bad Gag Monday.
So, this Monday, 23rd March 2009, Twitter will be the official home of the Bad Gag. The good news is that all the jokes will have to be mercifully short, so it won’t take much effort to read them, or in fact write them.
Which is where you come in.
We’ve all written or told jokes worthy of a loud groan. As hard as it is to believe, I have too. But now we have somewhere to put them.
On Monday, you can log in to Twitter and post your bad jokes adding the phrase ‘#badgag’ at the end. This hashtag will let other people, including non-twitterers, follow the days gags as they appear. I must have at least 20 ready to go that I will release during the day.
If you don’t use Twitter, you can use the search function to read any joke that adds the #badgag hashtag. Click here to see what I mean. It will refresh automatically giving you a stream of bad gags throughout the day. If this goes badly, that link will take you to about 20 of my jokes, and nothing else. If it goes well, then you can expect to see bad jokes from the finest minds of the world’s Internet users.
If you are wondering what constitutes a bad gag, this is one I will be posting on Monday:
“I’ve got this mate who keep putting laxatives in my drinks. With friends like that, who needs enemas.”
So get thinking. Monday is closer than you think…