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Friday, 25 January 2008

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TheSpoof.com no longer accepts marijuana medical excuses from its comedy writers; drug testing to begin shortly

Sacramento, California - The California Supreme Court in 5-2 ruling, denying workplace protection for marijuana use by employees even if prescribed by a doctor for a medical condition, has an immediate impact and far reaching effects at TheSpoof.com as the infamous website announced today that it will begin marijuana drug testing of its comedy writers. It is not certain how the website will enforce the new company policy as all of its comedy writers telecommute from their homes or workplace from their real jobs.

"We are not certain just how we will enforce the new anti-drug policy among our crack writing staff," said an attorney for TheSpoof.com. "As all our writers telecommute to the office, but we'll find a way. So let all spoof writers be advised: medical excuses for the use of marijuana will no longer be honored."

Reportedly, marijuana use has just gotten so out of control at TheSpoof.com that it has negatively impacted the quality of the work from the writers have submitted. Most marijuana usage among comedy writers is even suspected to be used for non-medical reasons.

"Negatively impacted! Try influenced!" said a veteran spoof writer. "I can't talk for the rest of the writers, but if they take away my Mary-Jane I'm all washed up."

Editors at the website have long complained to the administrators that marijuana use was running rampant among its comedy writers, but until today's California Supreme Court's ruling those complaints fell on deaf ears and the turning of a blind eye.

"No more," said a frustrated editor. "No more having to sift through endless pages of psychobabble written in some a purple haze drug infused altered state of mind."

Comedy writers will have several months to clean up their act and the company will provide free drug counseling and pick up the tab for rehab all part of the more than generous benefits package provided by TheSpoof.com.

"That's not the trick," said another spoof writer. "The trick will be having to look at the daily news of the world without catching a buzz first and still try to find something funny in it to write about."

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