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Thursday, 15 December 2005

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Mulling over her next book.

New York - The Pulitzer Prize Committee announced today that The Spoof, an internet satire and parody website, has been awarded its coveted Pulitzer Prize. The Spoof is composed of an international writing team that contributes current news stories before and after events occur, and though some stories are totally fabricated, they are destined to become reality. The award was sent and graciously accepted by each writer that contributed to the website in the last year.

Learning of what they called, "this travesty", writers Tom Clancy and John Grisham lamented their failure to win the prestigious prize, though on the bestsellers list for years and having made oodles of dollars, suggesting that Koko the signing gorilla would probably be awarded the prize for her next book. This sentiment was labeled as "sour grapes" by the Spoof winners.

The Pulitzer Prize/Spoof controversy began when an intrepid writer on the Spoof staff decided to contact the committee officials at their offices and question the selection process. Pointing out that all Spoof writers were made up of intelligent, hard working and good looking people from around the world, why did the committee dismiss their contribution? The Spoof writer also very politely predicted that while this month's press will concentrate on one wedding and a funeral, Spoof writers will span the four corners of the planet in an endless search for new stories. How can the Pulitzer Prize committee ignore such dedication?

A dial tone followed.

In replacing the receiver, the official inadvertently pressed a button, opening another telephone line, connecting the office to speaker phone for all the world and wire services to hear.

"Who was on the horn?' asked one official.

"Some skirt quacking cuz we ain't selected nobody writing on the internet. Sezz we use the dart board system, `He shoots; he scores!' I put her name on the: Never, never, ever, ever, going to, cross my heart and hope to die, win a Pulitzer Prize list."

The wire serves immediately questioned the veracity of this conversation and to prove it did not originate from the offices of the Pulitzer Prize committee, the award was announced.

The skirt was delighted.

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