Libya model operetta featuring Pence on lead baritone and Bolton conducting choir and orchestra to open Thursday

Funny story written by joseph k winter

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

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Mr. Bolton's baton

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City has announced that its new production, “The Libya Model and Beyond,” will open Thursday.

Vice President Pence has been selected to lead a large cast, including talented voices from The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, FOX News, and other mainstream news venues.

A program brochure provides notes on performers and the Libya Model theme.

The cover bears a quotation attributed to Hillary Clinton: “We came, we saw, he died.”

Mr. Bolton conducts choir and orchestra using a baton some say resembles a bayonet.

A special prologue will be performed by Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo, in a choir boy’s uniform, which he says will call on talents “not used since boyhood days.”

These talents include a high falsetto tone in alto tenor.

Mr. Pompeo’s prologue emphasizes the need for regime change throughout the globe in the interests of world peace, as with “The Libya Model.”

North Korea, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Russia, China and anyone troublesome are mentioned in this prologue for regime change.

Then comes a high point dramatically, with a gigantic scimitar, suspended somehow above the stage, and in a chopping motion, floating across from the left side of the proscenium.

Immediately following, also elevated, a figure resembling Kim Jong Un of North Korea floats across the stage from the opposite direction.

This figure is clutching a bomb under each arm, snugged up tightly at the armpit.

In a soaring basso profundo as he flies, he questions why, at this crucial time for diplomacy, the US insists on noisy military exercises around the peninsula?

And, why oh why does it bandy “the Libya model”??

(Libya's Gaddafi gave up intentions with nuclear weapons but was never compensated, plus then invaded, with Gaddafi murdered.)

The 200 member chorus, Mr. Bolton’s baton vigorous, answers: (soaring) decimate, decimatus, decimatum . . .

A figure with orange hair appears at the back of the state with tremendous volume in his own basso profundo—

“My button is bigger than yours!”

At this point, the chubby North Korean figure is dropped to the deck and sprawled with his bombs, while heaving out enormous sobs.

Performers dressed as US marines gently remove him.

Mr. Trump is reported ready, once again, to cancel the June 12 meeting “because this new show is much more interesting!”

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

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