One Thousand Not Out

Written by IainB

Thursday, 15 December 2011

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Grrr, I could have been doing something meaningful!

Today a Spoofer reached the coveted one thousand Spoof News articles. A Holy Grail among Spoofers, this has taken just over three years to attain.

"I'm very proud," said IainB. "My very first story was about Farsley Celtic FC appointing a manager whose name rhymed, some guy called Neil Parsley."

There have been several high points in his career on the spoof, but a few stick in his mind.

"My first thousand view story, about Iceland going bankrupt, was a good day," he said. "Being invited to join the Isle of Wight News community and take part in the Dorking Review book are two others."

One career high sticks out, not just head and shoulders above the rest, but all the way down to the ankles.

"Meeting the other Spoofers has been the biggest high point," IainB said, with a tear in his clothes. "Putting faces to such iconic names as Lynton, Colonel Juan, Skoob, Ellis and the rest was by far and away the best part ever."

IainB, commonly referred to as "There's An App For That" due to a seemingly endless list of things the iPhone should do, has reached the milestone and joins the most prolific Spoofers of all time.

"The quality might be hit and miss," he said. "But I can now make up for that with quantity. One day, I might even come up with a joke."

There have been a few recurring themes for IainB. "I haven't done a Derek Acorah story for a while," he said.

IainB has even made it into the national media twice. Once with a spoof about Prince William's best man which was national media in India of all places, whilst his story about Brian Little taking over Macedonia made it onto the scrolling news section of Sky Sports News.

"Those were two proud moments," he said. "I've some way to catch up to Queen Mudder though."

IainB thanked Mark for his excellent site, and accepted the traditional trophy for reaching one thousand spoof news items: A custard pie in the face.

"Here's to the next thousand," said Mark, with the ritualised remark. "Try and do it faster this time, I've got bills to pay."

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

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