Brush Square, 409 E. 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78701

The Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums will celebrate the lowest form of humor at the 29th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The competition will be held at the O. Henry Museum in Brush Square, downtown Austin, TX (5th Street at Neches). This annual irreverent assault on the English language annually lures both veteran verbivores and naive neophytes for verbal jousting.

The annual Pun-Off World Championships attract contestants from throughout the U.S. and are open to 32 "punslingers" in two different categories of competition. Up for grabs will be the title of "Punniest of Show" through a 90-second freestyle competition for punsters using prepared material. In the "High-Lies & Low-Puns" competition, punsters battle in wordplay on a given a topic with strict time limits. The last punster left standing at the end of the grueling competition is declared the winner.

The Pun-Off begins at high noon and music will be furnished by "MoPac and the Blue Suburbans" starting at 11 am. The Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums will hold a Bargain Book Sale and a Silent Auction at the event to benefit the restoration of Susanna Dickinson's historic home.

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Added by mrflip on April 19, 2006