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My fortieth birthday complete with infamous game photos

OK, so I’m still recovering from a long weekend of debauchery. Well ok, I drank half a pint on Sunday night! :)

A good crowd of folks descended on Cheltenham, and some took part in almost everything, and some took part in only one event, and some appeared for five minutes then vanished as swiftly as they arrived! I think most people have come here looking for the infamous Screws of the World game photos though, so I’ll concentrate on posting those…

The Game

For those who don’t know, the Screws of the World is just a slang term for a British newspaper, The News of the World, which is actually quite readable and is a weekend paper – the daily is called The Sun, best known for it’s famous Page 3 girls.  It’s a tabloid in the British sense, not the American, it reports real news! Anyway as the game was just named after it you don’t have to know any more – the game was invented by Ben Hayes and myself back in 2000 one long hot summer, and we played it then with interesting results, and some of the teams narrowly avoiding arrest…

So for my fortieth I decided to revive the game, and it can be explained simply – nine players were split in to three teams of three each, and given three hours to take photos to illustrate ten of the most outrageous tabloid headlines i could find (not all from the News of the World of course!) They had a total of forty real tabloid headlines to choose from.  The photos that follow are some of the “best” of the attempts – team Jez, Martin and Barbie won in the end, their photos being voted the best, but that hardly matters. Here follow the photos, each captioned with the tabloid headline they were trying to illustrate…

The Photos

Devil Toaster Ruined my Life!

Devil Toaster Ruined my Life!

What car would Jesus Drive?

What car would Jesus Drive?

Werewolves Protest Plan to Blow up the Moon

Werewolves Protest Plan to Blow up the Moon

Nun Fight at the OK Chapel

Nun Fight at the OK Chapel

Nun Fight at the OK Chapel

Nun Fight at the OK Chapel

9' Guinea Pig Attacks Joggers

9' Guinea Pig Attacks Joggers

9' Guinea Pig Attacks Joggers

9' Guinea Pig Attacks Joggers

Man takes out Restraining Order on Invisible Friend

Man takes out Restraining Order on Invisible Friend

Gnomes of Death/Killer Strippers

Gnomes of Death/Killer Strippers

Satan employs PR firm to improve his image

Satan employs PR firm to improve his image

The Fatal Fart

The Fatal Fart

Cowardly Matador Only Fights Rabbits

Cowardly Matador Only Fights Rabbits

My toilet Roll Holder is Possessed

My toilet Roll Holder is Possessed

How to Housetrain Your Werewolf

How to Housetrain Your Werewolf

Woman gives birth to 8lb Duck

Woman gives birth to 8lb Duck

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

hula hoops lead to alien abduction

What Car Would Jesus Drive?

What Car Would Jesus Drive?

Judge who refused to allow Witches to Adopt turned in to Hamster

Judge who refused to allow Witches to Adopt turned in to Hamster

Vegan Vampire Attacks Tree

Vegan Vampire Attacks Tree

Vegan Vampire Attacks Tree

Vegan Vampire Attacks Tree

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  1. Wendy C said, on August 26, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    That is GENIUS.. PS Jesus would drive an eco-friendly Volvo

  2. Murray66 said, on August 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Hope your birthday was as happy as the pics. Welcome to the over forty club!


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