Thursday, July 21, 2011


The word today is POPPYCOCK:

Looking for a challenge? Thursday is for Nutty Newspapers: Come up with catchy newspaper headlines using today's word (and/or write brief news reports on this blog)

Keep all entries clean, creative, and courteous.
Enjoy the game!

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  1. "Breaking News"

    Now it can be told, the affliction suffered by male newly weds or just engaged has a medical term, poppycock.

    Doctor's diagnosis is for overused c- - k that turns bright red tinged w/ orange:).

    Be careful!

    Your naughty correspondent

    Ysa Belle luna


    by Poppy Cock, our media correspondent

    Dateline Sunday 10th July 2011. Rupert "Nutwood" Murk, owner of The FictionNews Corp., today closed down The News Of The World in a bid to prevent the phone hacking scandal spreading further or cutting deeper. Dateline Monday 11th July 2011. Strategy fails as Murk, his son James, and former sleazitor Rebekah Weighed, are summoned to appear before a Parliamentary Select Committee.
    Media watchers stand by with bated breath to see if the same thing will happen to Fox News.

  3. Breaking through:
    bosh: this tweet of mine. #lqw

  4. Hieronymus Bosh wins the Poppycock Downs

    In a surprise upset, the dappled Hieronymus Bosh edge ahead of Lotta Hotair to win the Poppycock Down. This upset the oddmakers who had put the odds of the horse winning at 50 to 1. Said winning jockey, Tuttut Galore, “No one expected this from Boshie, but she pulled it off! Next stop the Pishletonian!”

    Your intrepid reporter

    Nollie Mae Tangueray

  5. Special Interview in "The Elizabethan Gazette"


    In this exclusive interview with William Shakespeare, he answers his latest critics.

    EG: Good morning Mr. Shakespeare, thanks for sitting with us for this interview.

    WS: Please, call me Billy.

    EG: Well, Billy, your critics say that your last few plays haven't been up to your usual standards.

    WS: Poppycock! Attendance has been low because of the hot weather and the latest outbreak of the plague. Not to mention the stale popcorn. It's ghastly!

    EG: What are you working on now?

    WS: My latest play is about two star-crossed lovers named Aloysius and Juliet. Or maybe Romeo and Juliet, I'm still working out the details.

    EG: Thanks for your time, Billy.

    WS: No worries!


    Lady Daisy Derata is putting her famous collection of poppy paintings up for auction. "This will help finance a new project" she declared. "I'm hoping to raise money to fight the spread of poppycock in the news."
    Much sought after Monets and even a Van Gogh masterpiece are said to be part of her collection. It promises to be a wild auction as anxious bidders are popping everywhere.

    From you ear in the art world,

    Vincent Sunflowers