League of Nations/ Belgium - Iconoclastic editor of the world's most widely read Satire Site, Mark Lowton, accepted the JERRY SPRINGER AWARD for his creation, TheSpoof.com.
Results from an unsolicited poll of the site's readership credit it with turning their lives around in 2008, despite the collapse of the economy, organized religion, the resurgence of The Clintons, the rampant spread of Aspartame Addiction,The Meltdown in Iceland and the disintegration of the United States.
Loyal readers were unstinting in their praise for the superb writing and innovative subject matter found on the site, which has in some literary circles been blamed for the demise of the world's leading newspapers.
Forbes magazine claims while the New York Times lost 25% in ad revenue and 50% of their readership in the last reporting month of the year, The Spoof acquired over 2.5M new readers, and paid ads increased 500% bringing in a gobsmacking $15m in pure profit, as the site has virtually NO OVERHEAD!
Banking sources in the UK, speaking off the record, as they were not authorized to talk about economic issues, said Mr. Lowton, along with his advisor, CFO and General Barrister, Mdm. Queen Mudder, were in negotiations to purchase the Royal Bank of Scotland, and then move it "really offshore" to protect the windfall gains.
Among the comments that earned Lowton the Springer Award were some of the following:
- Thanks to your stories on "Wanking" I was able to finally come to grips with my addiction! God Bless!" Duncan/Wales
I thought I was the only one! Thank God, now I know the lack of potty training led to my obsession with Shit! Paddie/ Dublin
I saved $5,000 when I found out Male Enhancement was a genetic attribute, and couldn't be solved with pills! Thanks, Buck! Whitey/Mississippi
My night vision improved when I got off Nutri-Sweet and switched to Aspartame! The increase in Protein over Carbo's also enabled me to "last longer" and lose weight! Slim Jim/ Maryland
Your articles helped my husband do better in the 2 minute Drill ! Slim Jim's Wife (2 minutes and counting )
The Spoof Articles picked up by National Geographic detailing "Wild,Naked,Drunken Beavers" really improved attendance in my 4th Grade Class! "Teach"/ Detroit
What's next for Lowton? Newly hired PR rep and contract negotiator Drew Rosenberg said...."the sky's the limit...Oprah is talking about dumping "Dr" Phil and introducing "Sir" Mark-Proctologist to the Masses. He seems to have his finger on what excites and "moves" the public today!"