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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

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Damn you Lowton! Where's my daily dose of funny?

Popular artificial news site The Spoof will be supporting WikiPedia's stance on the US copyright laws by going dark for twenty-four hours.

"Under new US legislation," said editor Mark Lowton, "much of the content of The Spoof would be illegal and I would have to spend thirty-years in Guantanamo Bay."

With the loss of The Spoof and Wikipedia, many internet users will feel the pinch.

"How am I going to do my homework?" asked Mary Contrary, a schoolgirl from Dorking. "I've been cutting and pasting my homework from both the Spoof and Wikipedia since I was twelve. If I examine it, it has probably been more taken from Wikipedia than The Spoof, but I will feel the loss of both."

Newsreaders and newspaper journalists rely heavily on The Spoof to fill their And Finally slots for television and for red top newspapers, fill most of the pages.

"I don't watch the news, or keep track of anything really," said journalist Fandango Hack. "I read The Spoof and let it distill the news for me. I then use Wikipedia to make it sound more realistic. The loss of the Spoof and Wikipedia will really hurt my output for the day. My children could be going without food. If I had children."

Mark Lowton reassures the dozens of loyal readers that The Spoof will be back twenty-four hours after the switch off.

"As long as I remember to switch it back on," he said.

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