News puns are common to In The News Node and Sensationalist Headlines. At several points they have been made bannable, but current SH rules permit "shitty puns," as well as Austin Powers puns.
Austin Powers pun
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Image used for Austin puns.
Sometimes news puns are accompanied by an image of Austin Powers. The first Austin Powers pun was made on July 23, 2009 by DoctorBerry in a thread about a drunk man who stuck two hammers up his ass. DoctorBerry observed that he must have been "hammered," and posted the image. The next four pages of the thread were made up entirely of Austin Powers puns, before ventilated arrived and threatened to permaban further punsters for meme shit.
After this incident, In The News rules were amended, stating that anyone who posted the image would "lose their mojo for some time."
To celebrate April Fools' Day, Hezzy declared that March 31 to April 7, 2010 was Mojo Week, for which Austin puns would not be bannable, and he "encouraged" them.