Feeds

Murdoch parliamentary pandemonium: Shock snap

What really went down at the faceful-of-pie hearing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Exclusive We gather there's an isolated tribe of Papuan headhunters who have not yet caught up with the News of the World mobe-tapping outrage, but it's surely just a matter of time before the scandal reaches even the remotest pockets of humanity.

Among the 17.4 trillion column inches dedicated to the Biggest Story Ever™, however, no one has revealed what really happened when the head of News International copped a faceful of pie at Parliament's Culture, Entertainment and Sports Committee grilling over the affair.

Luckily, our man was on the spot to capture the full picture, which can share with you exclusively for the first time. Click on the snap for a bigger version:

Our exclusive Playmobil reconstruction of the Murdoch hearing pandemonium

As we already know, one Jonnie Marbles lunged at Rupertus Murdochus Maximus Australis (or Keyser Soze as he's known in the lands east of Anatolia), and immediately earned himself a severe bitchslapping from Murdoch's volleyball-honed Ninja assassin missus Wendi Deng, before cops backed by dogs could intervene.

Deng's rage was matched only by that of an Austrian Pastafarian, seen centre in his ceremonial religious headgear, who was beaten to the punch by Marbles and missed his chance to flail Murdoch with boiled linguine* in protest at Fox News' lack of serious coverage of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The copper on the right, meanwhile, has just monocuffed a one-armed bloke from Belarus for applauding the wild scene, and is attempting to prevent a female member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel from smuggling Rebekah Brooks out of the country in a suitcase, before the former NotW editor is sentenced to some seriously hard time.

Oh yes, in case you're wondering, the astronaut at the back isn't involved in any way in the rumpus. He's a chap from NASA who just wandered in, having nothing better to do. ®

Bootnote

*Al dente, naturally. It's pretty pointless trying to batter someone with overcooked pasta.

Related stories

You can find all of our previous Playmobil exclusives right here.

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'
'I have benefited from the sacrifice of others'
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
Now: The REAL APPLE NEWS you need to know
OMG! Gravity's totes amazeballs. Calm down, George Clooney, not your film
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ
Plus: It's OPEN WARFARE in the Linux greybeard world
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.