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Monday, 12 March 2012

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Lord John Chief

Lord John Chief, Tyrannical leader of the North African country of Megalomania has disappeared after being tweeted about by his close associate. In an accidental and bloodless coup, it seems that embarrassment has succeeded where covert operations failed.

The apparent final straw occurred when his fondness for Abba was revealed. Suspicions of his less than masculine pursuits were increasing before this. It was rumored last year that he attended a production of The Sound of Music in disguise. According to sources, the production so moved him that he was seen wiping away tears. After that, many in the country would sing, "How do we solve a problem like our leader?"

General E. Lectric, who is new to twitter, confessed that he probably left-clicked on the wrong part of twitter and made his tweets public. The General will assume power in the political vacuum left by the shy dictator. His other tweets about the former leader reveal that Chief was really a gentle man whose reign of terror was just a misunderstanding.

"He was an angel trapped inside the body of a brute," the general said, and added, "He just wanted to be loved. I think that was what this entire power thing was about."

As for Chief's whereabouts: there are unconfirmed reports from the Austrian foothills that lonely goat herders have seen an extremely large nun prancing and yodeling.

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