Print this

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Following the EU's recent successful extortion of large sums from Microsoft, for unfairly including its free Internet Explorer browser with its brand-leading OS, "Windows", a committee has been formed to find other complicated words to describe and implement illogical ways of filling the coffers.

One popular suggestion, if they can get the wording right, is that in future, automobile manufacturers and distributors should no-longer be permitted to include wheels with their products, as these should be seen as free-choice add-ons, rather than a way of making money for huge corporations. Such a law, if passed, could be retroactive to 1948, thus earning a huge revenue for the European politicians, for doing squat, which is what they do best.

One objection raised was that a vehicle couldn't run without wheels, to which the witty and swift rejoinder was "So what ? A computer can't go online without a browser, but that didn't stop us. We could also include other parts, like gears, lights and seats. Why should VW be allowed to decide
what my car looks like ? It's Japanese, anyway."

Further suggestions to the growing list include the forbidding of buttons on manufactured clothing, soles on shoes, drivers on buses, and Thursdays on calendars.

NB: No illustration is available for this article, as it would probably contravene European law. Readers are advised to find their own, online.

Make Lord Peter of Haven Valle's day - give this story five thumbs-up (there's no need to register, the thumbs are just down there!)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

More by this writer

View Story
View Story
View Story


Mailing List

Get Spoof News in your email inbox!


What's 3 multiplied by 3?

1 20 5 9
43 readers are online right now!

Go to top

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more