Wednesday, 27 January 2010

We're changing our name!


Thanks loads for reading our satirical musings, whether you're a follower, occasional reader, or frequent visitor. We've got a bit of news for you about our new master plan for our comedy group this year.

The Chum Bucket will henceforth be known as Dig For Victory.

The King is dead, long live the king, and all that. Anyway, we decided we’d take all this a bit more seriously, and what with the New Year, we fancied a bit of a name change to match our new-found assertiveness.

We’ll be closing this blog off in due course, but we’d be chuffed to bits if you could make the hop over to our new website here: We'll also transfer all our old articles across to an archive, so you'll always have access to any old favourites.

Also, if you'd like join our new Facebook page we can keep you posted on all our new podcasts, comics, satire, and news alongside invites to all of our live shows and events.

That’s it for now, thanks loads for following us so far. We hope you’ll join us for an exciting year.

Take care,

Dec, Matt, Nick & Rich.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Cadburys takeover forces Milk Tray Man to become a gigolo

The takeover of chocolate giant Cadburys by US food manufacturer Kraft will result in large job losses with many of the much loved figures associated with the company being given the boot. The news has hit the firm hard with many of the brands unable to come to terms with their fate. Early this morning, a Twirl bar was found to have hanged itself in the toilets. An accompanying note read, "Let's face it, I was always just a wannabe Flake."

The Caramel Bunny is one such new addition to the dole queue and she explained how the news was broken to her. "I was called into the head office and was told that I was being let go. It seems the new face of Cadburys Caramel will be a giant helicopter named Doug. He'll still have a seductive quality but apparently his sexual allure will be more helicopter-based."

Other noted changes of career include the Milk Tray man who will be a man hooker, paid to romance bored housewives and sexually curious farmhands. He seemed unsure about his new job although keen to get started. "On the plus side, it means I no longer have to climb through windows. But on the downside, I don't think I'll be able to make it through the day without crying."

The Americans' takeover means a new aggressive approach to advertising with old slogans given a bit more punch. One such example is the new campaign for Flake: "Only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before. So buy it you faggot!"

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Google: China too evil, even for us

The internet giant, Google, will cease its Beijing operations due to the Chinese government becoming too villainous, even for a company as hell-bent on world domination as Google. A spokesperson for the company said, "We at Google set our standards low. There is no part of your life that we would happily seek to gain control of.

"Our new plan is to try and fill the air you breath with adverts, tiny invisible commericals that you have no idea sbout until they suddenly pop into your thoughts. That's how evil we are. But hey, we're not executing the mental ill."

The Chinese have responded with indifference to Google's actions. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, stroking a bonsai tree, said, "Goodbye Mr. Google, so sad to see you go. But you'll be back, they always come back. And don't forget, we've always got Yahoo. Moo-haa, moo-haa, moo-ha-ha-ha-ha."

The withdrawal comes as the internet comes under increasing attack by the Japanese authorities. In the early hours of this morning, Ask Jeeves was shot by firing squad for alleged spying. Ironically, for a man who has spent his life answering queries, the last act of his life was to field the question "Do you have any last requests?"

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Zombies in failed coup against King of the Undead

A cabal of zombies has failed in its attempt to topple their leader, claiming that it was vital in order to prepare for the upcoming war against the vampires. Patricia Hewitt, a maggot-infested monster who has been roaming the Earth for eight thousand years, claimed that the King of the Undead was unfit to lead his armies into battle. "It's just an embarrassing situation," groaned Hewitt, "we all have flesh peeling off us but in order to secure victory against the vampires, we need someone who isn't just a mess of gibbering organs."

However, Hewitt's attempt to unseat the leader was cut off as the King's supporters came together to show their support. The king's financial adviser released a statement which read, "Dur, nur, grrrrr, full backing, dur, grrr, looking forward, venuh, blur, durr, dealing with the issues of today." The minister for zombie welfare was unable to comment due to feasting on brains.

But despite the failed coup, the move has raised the spirits of the Vampire hoardes. The confidence of the creatures of the night has been low after they revealed plans to bring in the private sector to increase blood sucking. But the news of the unsettled zombie army has brought a boost in their intent. "Surely now the night will draw in and our fangs will pierce the rancid necks of the undead," said a party aide.

Asked to comment on who out of the zombies or vampires will reign victorious, a member of the public replied, "Why can't they just sort out the f**king economy? Rather than this prancing around in fancy dress."

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Iran cuts off all contact with Loose Women

The regime in Iran has severed all ties with Western broadcasting, insisting that the Iranian population is at risk of being corrupted by the satanic influence of Location, Location, Location. An official spokesperson for the government outlined the reasons why they are shutting themselves off from The One Show. Gholamhossein Elham, the official spokesman for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government condemned those whom he accused of waging a "soft war" against the regime.

"I see these programmes as having a clear intent on subverting the ideals of our government. One such example is Deal or No Deal, which espouses the idea that we can be in control of our fate. This is poisonous as we all know that our lives are controlled by the will of Allah. That, and Noel Edmonds is an utter anus."

The Iranian regime is widely known for being suspicious about outside influences. It has previously lashed out at the producers of the Hollywood film 300, accusing it of negatively portraying the Persians in a negative light. However, the producers hit back, saying that their film portrayed the medium of cinema in a bad light.