Roy Turse, the reclusive parody news writer for theSpoof.com has issued a challenge to celebrity Ashton Kutcher. It follows the star's win against CNN in a contest to be first to get a million Twitter followers.
The new challenge is to write a story for TheSpoof.com and to see who can first reach the elusive Million Point target. Points are based on the number of times the story has been read, but are also given when a reader rates the story using a one-to-five-star system.
Roy was in fighting form this morning, saying that his story "Roy Turse challenges Ashton Kutcher in Million Points Race" should easily be his fastest growing story as he usually only gets about 80 points.
"At this stage," said Turse, "I don't know if Ashton Kutcher has written a story, so I'm probably ahead."
Roy has said that if he loses the challenge he will donate 10,000 mosquitoes to charity, but that if he wins he wants Ashton and his wife Demi Moore to take him and Mrs Turse out for a curry to celebrate World Massala Day.
"Of course I'm relying on support from all the other writers and regular readers on theSpoof.com," explained Turse, "I don't have the huge fan base that Ashton Kutcher has."
Although Roy Turse is hoping to reach the Million Point mark ahead of Kutcher, he has said that if nobody has got to one million before April 30th the person with the lowest number of points should concede defeat.
"Ashton should probably book the restaurant for the following weekend," Turse said, "Just in case it gets booked up."
The Million Points Race will be adjudicated by TheSpoof.com editorial team.