|Luxury yacht of billionaire who wants Magnautic Island Times|
Our proposed new online production-the Magnautic Island Times (MIT) - has taken global financial circles by storm. After we recently revealed the fabulous venture to our readers , giving them the golden opportunity to invest their life savings , the Wall Street Journal described the investment offered as greater than the combined Klondike goldrush and the great Australian Poseidon share boom . A ruthless New York media magnate , who refused to give his name , immediately contacted us and said he wanted to buy MIT to turn into a tax loss company , despite massive potential profits, with the help of lawyers, accountants and dodgy bankers.
Despite the strong urge to immediately accept a cheque , drawn on the Bank of Nigeria , as a deposit , we decided to play the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory game to attract further bidders and up the price by tens of millions
We also hired an American gumshoe to check out this mystery squillionaire . An initial report indicates he is a Great Gatsby-like character with a shadowy background, who gets about in a pink suit , has a butler, Basil, and lives in a mansion on West Egg ; there is a belief that he is the runaway , eldest , black-sheep son of the late Pierre Pierpont , a notorious American robber baron . Our private eye claims the filthy rich guy , in his wild 20s , deserted from the French Foreign Legion after an episode with an innocent camel in the Street of a Thousand Urinals . At the time , the camel’s angry father offered a reward of 1000 francs and an autographed copy of Beau Geste for evidence leading to the guillotining of the offender.
At one stage in the tycoon’s brutal climb up the ladder to massive fortune , he variously passed himself off as an architect , an illustrator of filthy French postcards , a highly qualified medical man with a string of false degrees and even posed as an absurd looking Indian snake charmer in NSW, before fleeing overseas ahead of the Federal Police and two bikie gangs , the Mormons and the Grey Nomads , who kept knocking on his door.
Tantalising excerpts of a high literary standard from the MIT mock up will be run in Little Darwin from time to time to send investors into a bidding frenzy.