Written by Jaffa Forbes

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

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The River Thames - In a dramatic twist of events, two bitter rivals, Microsoft and Google, have fought it out with a boat race on the River Thames to become the sole owner of social networking site 'Facebook'.

The day was cold with meaningless grey clouds showering a light rain that fell briskly into the two nervous teams as they gazed down the river that would make or break them.

On the right, the Microsoft boat, strong and streamline, with 7 of the world's top rowers on board. Bill Gates has been coaching these men for a good long time; they know all the ropes and have pulled every single one of them. But most of all they're strong. Strong and dominate on the river. They watch, almost jeering the other team sitting patiently on the other side of river.

This is the Google under 16's. Sure, they look young and weedy, but recently they've been unstoppable. Just last month the exact same 7 that are sitting there thrashed close rival Yahoo in a friendly.

Now the stakes have been raised.

Suddenly, the whistle goes and the two teams heave and lurch forward, Mircosoft gets a head start with the powerful arm of Jasper Excel and his close teamate Arthur Word. They work closely together and are soon pulling in front of the dwindling Google.

Just then, out of the blue the Google surge forward and find themselves on an unknown underwater current. They fly past Microsoft jeering and shouting abuse. The crowds on the City riverbank scream with delight.

Sadly, Google's confidence betrays them, as, so exicited by their speed, they forget to look ahead and are promptly eaten by a small, blue Artic whale. The Microsoft 7 are so shocked by this turn of events they turn over into the freezing water.

The race is over, but the battle for Facebook continues.

Jaffa Forbes

( - Has never done a sports article before.)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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