Earlier today I made a joke on twitter.
"All of the world population to be rewarded with Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 because we’re not George W Bush either."
Over the course of the day it seems to have reached escape velocity via twitter. I have seen it on newspaper message boards and webfora. IT has taken on a life of its own, with a variety of people claiming credit.
GIven the disproportionate influence of twitter in the media I fully expect my joke to be formally adopted as an official joke by one of the main political parties in the coming days. Although I warn you to expect cuts to my joke within the short term (perhaps the definite articles will be the first to go), before we can reach the summit of a new appreciation of the joke some time in the parliament after next.