Stepehen Fry recently admitted to taking cocain in order to calm him down and do difficult crosswords. A detailed interview will be coming out later this year.
This news came as no surprise to a number of Spoof Writers who took this opportunity to admit to some of their 'addictions'. Addictions -or rather strange rituals which they purport, actually DO help them with their 'art' - writing articles for The Spoof.
As they do not want their Spoof names used to identify them, for obvious reasons, we will honour their wishes.
A female Spoofer admitted that, whenever she's in a 'creative slump' she strips off, downs a couple of cans of Red Bull and two raw eggs...puts on a Leonard Cohen CD and walks on her treadmill for 15-30 minutes. Eureka! Well, THIS works for her.
Another writer, we will refer to him as Mr. X., said that when HE is in a slump, he goes down to the garden shed, puts on his kilt and listens to his collection (2) of Susan Boyle CD's whilst dancing The Gay Gordon's alone.
He was once reported to the police by a nosy neighbour but said that when the policeman came to talk to him, they recognized each other as 'fellow Spoofers' so Mr. X. was just advised to put some curtains up at the shed window. The nosy neighbour was told to 'get a life'.
Whatever works. There are many more stories like the two above and we will bring you more as we coax them from the Spoofers.