Copyright Victoria Elizabeth 2005.
For Immediate Release - March 9, 2005
VICTORIA TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL "FEAST OF FOOLS"!
VICTORIA -- The capital of British Columbia will play host on April 1, 2005 to 1st Annual “Feast of Fools”, in honor of city’s most coveted award as a “Cultural Capital” of Canada, and a disparaging shortage of greeting cards to celebrate "All Fools Day"!
Organized by F.O.P.S. (the Fools on Parade Society), this festive folly will raise awareness of and support for valuable and vital role performed by fool in our society.
President of FOPS, Pierre Buldoo (CEO of PinkElephants2go.com, a newly-minted, jest-in-time™ technology firm of nerds and noodleheads) stated in an interview, "We stand behind this event because it exemplifies saucy spirit of all those who make this 'Land of Flakes, Fruitcakes and Nutbars' home."
FOPS event coordinator, Iona Buttsworth, (the former Duchess of Dither), indicated that "this odd occasion will appeal to everyone who wants to let their 'Inner Fool' come out to play after dark." She added that "besides mixing, mingling and munching, ‘Feast of Fools’ encourages people to show off their hilarious haberdashery, strut their silly walks, or simply sally forth in their most outrageous outfits...not to mention a fine opportunity for flibbertigibbets to sing soppy songs, flaneurs to recite loopy limericks, and flapdoodlers to draw a droodle or two".
Tourism officials are said to be quite elated at prospect of a "boon in buffoons" to local economy.
Costume rental shops report brisk business in trying to keep up with insatiable demand of name-dropping nincompoops looking for funky fashions and gaudy gowns to wear to event.
Paparazzi, politicians and port authorities are falling all over themselves to be first in line to welcome "Ship of Fools" expected to dock with a VIP aboard.
The vaudevillian vessel, carrying all manner of vanity-conscious voyageurs, also includes a little-known, ripsnorting royal named HRH “Victoria Elizabeth” (a.k.a. “The Quipping Queen”). “She-who-must be obeyed”, (as she is sometimes referred to by her false friends and wonky well-wishers), will be accompanied on this official visit by an eclectic entourage of quirky courtiers led by Viscount Bedfont (a somnambulant sexagenarian).