A number of writers for satirical website TheSpoof.com were forced to go into hiding today in order to escape frenzied media interest in their latest contribution to popular culture, 'Below Decks' a serial about pirates posted on the popular website's Magazine section.
"I've had to flee the house," Morse, whose brainchild the project is, told us. "It was getting too crazy. There were papparazzi climbing trees and hiding in the garbage bin. One even tried to squeeze through the cat flap."
Jalapeno Man, a champion of hot chilli based foods also had to flee the family home.
"It is getting ridiculous, all this interest. I'm getting more press space than Barack Obama. When I took the kids to school in the SUV it was like a convoy. I've got to get away from the frenzy before it drives the family nuts."
Top Spoofer BuckwheatsButt concurred wholeheartedly.
"Hey," he told us. "Don't get me wrong on this. I like seeing my name up in lights as much as the next guy, but this is having a negative effect on the family unit. I think we'll head off to New York City for some peace and quiet, until all the hullaballoo dies down."
The author of chapter four, Madame Bitters, we found cowering in her kitchen.
"Holy shit!" she told us. "I bake cakes for a living. I'm not sure I'm ready for this."
Spoofer Victor 'Votz New Pussycat' Nicholas informed us through an intermediary that he was "making contingency plans".
Meanwhile, the world goes crazy.
More as we get it.