Written by Monkey Woods

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

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An iceberg similar to the one the QM2 has hit

The QM2, the Queen's own yacht, is sinking, on its voyage from New York to Southampton, it's being reported.

In a complete reversal of the maiden, and final, voyage of the Titanic in 1912, the QM2 has hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, and is currently taking in water. Lifeboats have been launched, and passengers are being evacuated as you read.

No casualties have been reported, and all on deck are having a 'rare old time', according to eyewitnesses.

The QM2 is a very big ship, and anyone wanting to travel on 'Her' has to fork-out extraordinary amounts of 'hard-earned' cash. A trip on the QM2 from New York to Southampton typically costs 'Everything'.

The vessel was named after the much-respected writer on satirical news website TheSpoof.com, Queen Mudder*, who could be a woman, but who is also suspected of being a woman-hating man with acute grievances against females. These 'grievances', it's thought, can be better expressed through slurs, gripes and other theories on the Spoof, in the guise of a High Society female lawyer with a moniker similar to that of a former High Society female gambler.

Parallels have also been drawn between the QM2 and a high-profile telecommunications giant.

*NOTE: The QM2 was actually named after Mary of Teck, Queen Consort of George V, and not, in fact, after Queen Mudder, the TheSpoof.com writer, but it seemed, to me, Carol Woods, a bit funnier to describe it thus.

In any case, there is no ship named QM2 that is named after the TheSpoof.com writer Queen Mudder, and, if there was, it isn't sinking. Not that I know of, anyway.

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

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