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News’s First Ever Pun-Off!

Every Friday, Vanity Fair digital design editor Hamish Robertson and Vf Daily blogger Juli Weiner will duel to determine whose wordplay is of the highest order. Each will take turns crafting puns relating to a pre-assigned topic. Vanity Fair digital editor Michael Hogan will judge their bons mots and select a winner. His comments appear in red italics after each dueler’s offering. The pun is mightier than the sword, ladies and gentlemen—what follows is not for the faint of heart. For this week’s topic, we turn to The Daily Telegraph: The Prime Minister chose Smiths track “This Charming Man” when he was a castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs four years ago.[Smiths guitarist Johnny] Marr distanced himself from Mr Cameron four months ago with a message on Twitter which said: “Stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.
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