Writers contributing to The Spoof fantasize about actually getting paid for their hard work and creative contributions. The writer's dream is to make some kind of living on doing what comes natural. Now those goofy spoof writers are getting serious by staging demonstrations for better pay.
The unpaid writers for The Spoof and international branches everywhere -- El Spoof, Der Spoof, Le Spoof, Jolly-old-spoof, Thai Spoof, Dehli/Bombay Spoof, etc. -have planned a worldwide show of oneness.
The East Asian branches will begin early tomorrow with writers and supporters waving banners and singing, "The point system doesn't pay, the point system doesn't pay, hallelujah, hallelujah".
European branches will be the next target and on around the globe.
The root of all the discontent is the point system is just points. Writers compete for points based on their volume and quality. The points however do not convert to Euros or any other currency or value.
The point system actually works just fine, it's the fact that points alone do not encourage long-term effort or attract established names.
The writers association says "Struggling artists want some sort of acknowledgement while Steve Martin - on the way to the Oscars - goes straight to the New Yorker. Many of The Spoofs writers can pound out satire just as well as Martin but aren't famously wild and crazy."
The Spoof is concerned about the writer's noise and the continuance of quality spoof and satire being submitted freely by the common man. The Spoof has made no comment but rumors are that they are considering a point for products system.
Unknown, but speculated, is the conversion factor of 100 points = €1 Euro.
Abel Lotta-Points Rodreguez could purchase €356 Euros worth of quality yard furniture, while Earl Number-10 Grey could come home with a cheap €56 Euro digital camera.
Geologically speaking The Spoof's official announcement is eminent.