weird event: August 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg An American air guitar enthusiast named Nordic Thunder (when he's not going my the less impressive Justin Howard) has won the top title at the 17th Air Guitar World Championships final at in Finland.

In the first round contestants played a self chosen song and the ten to score highest were admitted to the second round, where everyone rocked to Loose My Soul by The Flaming Sideburns.

Nordic Thunder - who was dressed as a Viking warrior - impressed a judging panel which included legendary Finnish guitarist Juha Torvinen, TV host Heikki Paasonen and Air Guitar World Champion 2000, Markus “Black Raven” Vainionpää.

In case you were wondering, the purpose of the Air Guitar Championships in to promote world peace. According to Air Guitar ideology, wars will end, climate change stops and all bad things disappear if all the people in the world play the Air Guitar.

275x250.jpg Stewart Francis's joke, "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks" has scooped Dave's fifth annual 'Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Canadian comedian took the award after a panel of 10 judges from the digital TV channel each sat through 60 different comedy performances and 3,600 minutes of jokes before shortlisting 30 jokes for a public vote.

The quip "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks." won over a fifth of the overall votes (20.93%) and won Francis the award … a lovely glass elephant.

Sepaking of the win, Francis said: "1969 West Mall Soccer Association's Most Valuable Player, and now this...thank you, Dave."

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