Company seeking 'superstar' settles for deeply mediocre office drone

A COMPANY that wrote a sickeningly over-the-top advert for a boring job has had to rethink its expectations.

Bishop & Muir, an injection moulding company based in Reading, advertised for a ‘flawless superstar admin guru ninja’ before admitting they would accept some who just turns up on time and does not mind making tea.

Managing director Martin Bishop said: “I don’t know why we did it actually, as really the qualities you want in an admin assistant are ‘subservient’ and ‘pedantic’, but when other companies are trying to attract staff using words like ‘rockstar’  and ‘hero’ it’s hard not to join in.

“We also described ourselves as a ‘diverse team of maverick innovators’, when actually it’s just me, my business partner Nathan and weird Carole who keeps leaving her dentures in the office fridge.”

He added: “We employed a man called Kevin. He’s fine.

“Ideally we would have liked a superstar but Bono’s agent said he wasn’t able to work weekends.”

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Which subliminal mind-control messages will be on Strictly this year?

AS the new Strictly Come Dancing approaches, which subliminal messages will it contain to keep the population in a state of sheep-like docility? Here they are in full.

‘Obey authority’

Flashed up for 0.00001 seconds whenever Claudia Winkleman is on screen, this prevents you rising up against your capitalist overlords.

‘Happiness is buying things’

This subconscious instruction appears in barely-perceptible bursts every time Anton Du Beke does a rumba, and is responsible for your home being full of popcorn makers, bland John Lewis prints and box sets of Call the Midwife.

‘Fear and kill outsiders’

In order to maintain public acceptance of endless wars in places like Iraq and Syria, a primitive message of hate is projected into your cerebrum whenever a Strictly hottie like Ola Jordan shows plenty of thigh.

‘Keep watching Strictly

Using ‘stroboscopic mindwash’ technology developed by the CIA to control Lee Harvey Oswald, this prevents you realising Strictly is just a tacky retread of the 1950s Sunday night bore-fest Come Dancing.


Viewers are subconsciously made afraid of transgressing society’s norms thanks to hypnotic mirrors in the soulless robot eyes of Tess Daly, who is now more machine than human.

‘Return to your subterranean work camps’

At the climax of the show citizens will return to lives of slavery, before having their memories of how shit it was erased just in time for the next series.