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Oh, jesus tap-dancing christ . . . if you really don't know what the Enquirer is, there's no hope for you.1)2)

Nevertheless, it's high time we start giving out some facts about it!

The Enquirer's Location

In your hand, silly!

The Enquirer's Headquarter's Location

The Enquirer's Headquarters is actually a large, rancid, urine soaked tent, cleverly in an undisclosed location. Sorry if that doesn't seem very glamorous, but you should've thought about that before you became an English Major, eh?

The Large Machine that Writes Most of the Enquirer, Unaccreditedly

What?! How did you learn about the Imprimater-- I mean... um... never mind. Nothing to see here.

The Staff

Gerald

An elderly editor who doesn't allow "naughty words" into his "precious paper" lest they "sully its dignity" and "tarnish its reputation". Regardless, he seems to have little idea of how to do the important thing of catching typos.3) He is responsible for the title of the page The Watcher's *Ahem*, as well as its content, or lack there-of. He also regularly edited Ask Full Metal Loin, though eyewitnesses claim he usually inebriated himself before doing so.

Mitchael

"Hello... Mitchal? Mitchel? Mitchaeel? How do you pronounce your name, boy?"
"... 'Mitch', sir."

-- Gerald and Mitcheal, during Mitcheal's job interview.

Mitchael is the yin to Gerald's yang. The up to his down. The anachronism to his finely-crafted novel set in 18th century France. Mitchael is the cliched, young, idealistic kid4) on the Enquirer's staff. Well, he was. Eventually, he became, through Gerald's... Geraldness... a cynical bucket of resentment.5) The two are a comedy duo6), Michael is the decent-guy straight man Gerald bothers, and Gerald is the stupid one with the power. Despite this, Mitchael sticks with the paper out of some misguided ideals about "the value of information" and possibly "loyalty".

Snitch Tellworthy

A reporter! Suspected communist. Might be Mitchael's tortured soul manifesting as a person. Has written one thing for us.

The Interns

A class of particularly expendable sub-human creatures, closely related to the "Undergraduates" of legend, but willing to work for much less money. In fact, they don't get paid at all! A few of them are rumored to have names, but that's just ridiculous.

Lynda the Fact-Check Lady

The last line of defense between lies and the Imprima-- erm... the printing press, and, eventually, the impressionable readership. Not known to hang around Ask Full Metal Loin. Or really, most pages. One day hopes to be an investigative journalist who rides around on a motorcycle.

The Enquisition

Rumours about a group of thugs that suppresses other, non-Enquirer sources of printed news are vehemently denied. In reality, the thugs just bake the rest of the staff pies. Tiny, tiny, pies.7)8)

Shite that isn't News and yet is in the Newspaper

Besides the articles, and the Table of Contents the Enquirer has

1) Wait, this the Enquirer a tabloid or a newspaper?
2) There's no hope for you.
3) in fact, he sometimes slips a few in, mistakenly
4) , 5) Not literally
6) Psst! They literally are! But it's a secret!
8) No.
9) Rarely changed! Ha! Almost never changed! You cheapskates can't pony up a single req for journalistic livelihood. For shame.-EDITOR
10) Dear readers, we apologize for that last line. Seems Mister Gerald's been in the sauce again. He doesn't mean it. -Morris the Intern
11) I ruddy well do, you insolent pup! For that, you're fired! -EDITOR
12) Sir, I was never hired in the first place. Oh, this should go on his desk, not here, shouldn't it? -Morris the Intern
13) Ed. Note: Now that the bulletin boards have been erected in the Outposts, the Classifieds will probably see even less traffic.
14) And he's a lazy drunk.
15) Am not! The reviews are 96% curse words and archaic slurs, making them very hard to make appropriate! Intern! Erase this libel! -EDITOR
16) Ed. Note: It's all good now, I've murdered R. Harpo.
17) Editor's Note: The previous Editor's Note was untrue! Besides, I don't sign my notes like that at all! Please, officer, you have to believe me!
18) Well this is just getting silly. -EDITOR
 
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