Written by Maris Padowal

Thursday, 20 January 2011

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Many sheep were sacrificed in honour of the opening of the countries first the television station in Slubal earlier today.

Mayor of Slubal, Papa Benadu, made a speech in which he welcomed Slubal into the 20th century.

As electricity has not yet been installed in much of the country, people used that age-old tradition of imagination instead of being able to actually watch the television.

"This day will be celebrated throughout our glorious nation as the day we stand shoulder to shoulder with the western civilisations of the world", Papa Benadu said in a tearful address which was witnessed by few.

Slubal Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has announced an exciting range of shows to entertain and amuse willagers.

A programme featuring people talking directly to a camera [pronounced kah-muh-rah] will be shown twice weekly and repeated every month. This spectacle will tell of events of grand importance to the ordinary folk. It is to be known by the name 'News' from this day forth.

Games of skill between Slubal and Uffal natives will be shown. Viewers will be aghast at the closeness to the action as they vie to become champion of goats head chasing.

Certain sections of the nations society have opposed the introduction of such technology as the television, but after having consulted The Great Book (Lord be praised for we are not worthy of your words) it seems that it is quite safe so long as a wirgin child of school-going age is sacrificed at high tide each March.

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

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