World renowned satirical website theSpoof.com was in absolute turmoil today, following the mysterious X-Box proposal.
The proposal, put forward by a demented Bolivian former dictator, had some site contributors scratching their heads in utter confusion.
"I don't understand a word of it," one said. "It's all gobbledegook to me, so I posted a couple of polls about it, just to confuse myslef and others who probably thought they understood it, but didn't fully comprehend the ramifications of what was being proposed. I felt that I should be perfectly clear and transparent about things."
Industry analysts describe the mysterious X-Box proposal as a way of bringing less mainstream material to the fore on the site, and allowing the popular celebrity/sports contributions to accrue points in the ranking system via internet search engines. Populist, point grabbing stories would be identified by the author ticking the mysterious X-Box.
Whilst showcasing the less popular, yet equally praiseworthy off-the-wall contributions on the site's homepage.
Such as detective stories, sock related items, reviews, and stuff about all sorts of pith and nonsense.
Like goldfish. And Easter eggs. Possibly, even, tobacco kilns.
Opposition to the idea is reported to be widespread.
"I don't know what it is, or what it entails," one remarked. "But I don't like it anyway. I shan't be voting for it. Just because I can see the moon at night, doesn't mean I want to go there."
A site administrator confided, off the record, that he couldn't understand why some people were getting hot under the collar, because he wouldn't have the time to do anything about it for some time yet, anyway.
The row rumbles on, and will probably result in a further 396 polls and six million column inches before the idea is finally rejected.
More as we get it.