bad joke


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bad joke

An event or situation that is absurd, nonsensical, and/or a complete failure, i.e., like an unfunny joke. This film is a bad joke: it doesn't make any sense and the actors are absolutely dreadful. His election campaign was a bad joke; not even his mother voted for him!
See also: bad, joke
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Anyone who takes their bad jokes to Big Mouth Comedy Club at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Saturday, January 3, could win two free tickets for February's show, featuring Perrier nominee and Radio 2 regular Ivan Brackenbury.
Sooner or later it boomerangs and, like a bad joke, comes back to haunt and ridicule you.
Let us hope Ashley is not playing a bad joke on the Toon Army.
His fellow party members and some political commentators may marvel at the way Ed Miliband "borrowed" the One Nation catchline from the Tories, but to members of the public, it was worse than listening to one comedian''s bad joke being told by another.
It's a bad joke to hear that they are putting the price of a ticket up.
Actor Rob Morrow named his child Tu, which really is a bad joke, but the worst has to be Jermain Jackson, who named one of his Jermajesty.
Juneau (Alaska, US), June 17 (ANI): Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has accepted comedian David Letterman's apology on making a bad joke about her 14-year-old daughter.
But after one cried in thewitness box as she described how she felt when Bachimade his bad joke at The Yard in St Mary Street, Recorder Roger Thomas QC told him "You can see the effect behaviour like yours has".
Yet in a season that's been a bad joke on and off the field, from the Love Boat scandal to the Vikings' 2-5 record and the season-ending injury to quarterback Daunte Culpepper, Kluwe might be the one Viking who is having a season worth remembering.
A spokesperson for Sabena said `it looks like it was a bad joke.
Simplistic, yes, but at least these frat-boy yuksters are the butt of their own bad joke.
It sounds like corny marketing spiel or the start of a bad joke but when Englishman Martin Smyth and Irishman Joseph Francis ran into each other on a train to Memphis the pay-off line was anything but laughable.
Judy finnigan Richard's just cracked a bad joke and Judy's trying to look like she finds it funny.
VLADIMIR ROMANOV claims UEFA are playing a bad joke on football by allowing Scotland to line up against Spain and the Czech Republic.
I find it all a bad joke, like not being able to empty a bin if the lid won't shut due to health and safety.