Weekly setup round up - Oct 5th

From wacky news to clever wordplay, we take a look at a few of the setups that have really tickled our fancy over the last seven days.

Last week was all about the cost of things; How much is a carrier bag? How much is a pint of milk? How hot is too hot? How much joking can you take in the name of a noble pursuit? Whatever you do don't ask Alan Sugar because he doesn't have a clue.

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England now charges 5p for carrier bags...

by @iChuff - Read all the jokes

The UK reached borderline mass hysteria last week, when a new law was enforced meaning all shops now charge 5p per plastic carrier bag. As a nation we moved through outrage, denial, grief and finally became so incredibly over it we just couldn’t give a monkey’s anymore.

England now charges 5p for carrier bags but at least it's still only £1 for a trolley. by @Karenjj

England now charges 5p for carrier bags, 10p for a carrier pigeon. by @zer0mike


Whoowee! I am on fire today!...

by @zepo24 - Read all the jokes

Yes! This is the kind of enthusiasm we love here at Howler HQ. Not only a proclamation of pure confidence but also a brilliant play on words. A simple set up that’s led to some very witty punchlines. Its also the name of a Bruce Springsteen song, so a double win for you Dad Rockers out there. Now where did we put that fire extinguisher…?

Whoowee! I am on fire today! But enough with the inflammatory remarks. by @iwritejokes

Whoowee! I am on fire today! Joan of Arc's last words. by @APMannion


Alan Sugar has admitted he doesn't know the price of milk...

by @zer0mike - Read all the jokes

A new series of The Apprentice is starting this week meaning Sir Alan Sugar is back in the spotlight. In an interview with The Times he showed how out of touch he is, admitting to not knowing the price of milk. Howler users pounced on an opportunity to send up the crotchety business mogul.

Alan Sugar has admitted he doesn't know the price of milk Well, I bet Alan Milk doesn't know the price of sugar either. by @Agent57


A member of a University Challenge team revealed she's studying for an MD in sphincter preservation...

by @iandsearle - Read all the jokes

From Viking studies to Harry Potter, unusual topics to study at Uni can be comedy gold. So when University Challenge contestant Kate Lynes described her MD in sphincter preservation the internet responded with potty humour. Turns out its actually a pretty worthy subject to study, as bowel cancer is no joke. But no matter how noble the cause, bums are just plain funny and they always will be.

A member of a University Challenge team revealled she s studying for an MD in sphincter preservation The university wanted to make sure there were no drop-outs. by @Agent57

A member of a University Challenge team revealled she s studying for an MD in sphincter preservation, it took her a hole year to study. by @iChuff


So that was last week! Just a small sampling of over 10,000 unique jokes on Howler.co. Add a setup or punchline and who know's, maybe we'll be featuring your joke on our blogs in the next coming weeks.

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