Written by Stevey G.
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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

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Can there be life after spoofing for poor Doris?

Remarkably, even in the world of satire, there are boundaries that should not be crossed. That was the salutary lesson learned today by long-time spoof-writer, Doris Middlewick, as she was banned from posting any further articles on her favourite spoof web-site, for a story deemed to have been of 'questionable taste'.

Doris, a 78 year-old disabled pensioner, writing under the pseudonym 'Jessica Rabbit', has been 'spoofing' for almost four years.

'Being wheelchair-bound I don't get out much', she said today, 'This spoofing lark has given me a reason to live, I don't know what I'll do now I've been banned', she sobbed.

The spoof story that caused the problem, reported that Anne Summers were due to release a 'blow-up' sex doll, based on Princess Diana.

The subsequent back-lash on the discussion forum, from irate Princess Di fans, resulted in the unprecedented move to ban Doris from the site.

'I can sort of understand why this happened', said a remorseful Doris this morning, 'although there have been plenty of stories about the disabled that have offended me and I've said nothing'.

' I suppose I just wanted to be a little controversial', she continued. ' I've been writing this stuff for four years now and never got a reaction like this.
I've even tried different styles. I did a lovely story about Rupert Bear entirely in rhyming couplets and I did a piece about Shakespeare that I wrote as a sonnet and did not receive a single comment about my iambic pentameter!'

Ah well Doris, you've certainly got a reaction now. And as for the future, well there's always knitting.

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