Ye Olde Fart Jokes

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Meanwhile in England, a troupe of 24 modern day pilgrims re-enacted Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, walking the 1637 pilgrimage route and raising money for the National Literacy Trust.

The group stopped at the landmarks mentioned in the tale and each pilgrim told their assigned character’s story with full audience participation, anachronistic twists, and sock puppeteering; the bawdiest of which were audio-recorded. When all was said and done, the group had raised more than double their intended fund-raising goal, bringing in £10,500. Here taketh the makere of this blogpost his leve.


Graham Todd is an intern at The Rumpus. He spends his mornings writing post-apocalyptic, vaguely biblical sci-fi horror comedy, his evenings tutoring the wide-eyed youth of the Palo Alto area, and his Thursdays at The Rumpus office, effectively “off the streets”. Beyond this weekly ritual, he enjoys karaoke, the movies, and jogging. More from this author →