United States - In an exclusive interview from one of his 32 mansions (and that's just in Malibu alone), Bill Gates, American Business Mogul and Chairman of Microsoft has announced he will be purchasing Great Britain.
To clarify, Great Britain is comprised of England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is not part of Britain but IS part of the United Kingdom. This doesn't mean a lot, except that unemployment benefits are slightly less for Northern Irish, their car insurance is higher and they only have one vote each, instead of two, in general elections (ie Two British people are worth just one Northern Irish person).
According to reports from some Scottish people, Northern Irish also have bigger ears than Brits. These reports are unsubstantiated and some would say, slightly prejudice. Others would say that Scottish people are slightly jealous of Northern Irish because of their closer proximity to the Republic of Ireland, the Emerald Isle.
All the above is partially, but not totally relevant, to the story about Bill Gates purchasing Britain. It is what you call "going off on a tangent".
"Going off on a tangent" is what happens when you start telling a story, either verbally or written, and you do not get to the point of your story in a reasonable amount of time because you veer off course of the original story and start ranting about something that is only slightly related to your original subject.
Tragically, this is what has happened in the above story. Inevitably, there is no more space to write about Bill Gates purchase of Great Britain.
Part Two is coming soon! http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i51872