In the beginning – or at around that time – Noah built his ark, but technology has moved on.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark and I think I’m on to it.
First of all our money disappeared. Then Fred Goodwin went. Now the world’s leaders are heading there and they are arriving two by two. By Friday they will all be there.
It’s Copenhagen, of course.
Global warming, it seems, is getting too hot for some.
Last week Sir Richard Branson launched Virgin Galactic.
Coincidence? I think not.
He too is in Copenhagen.
The engines of his 21st Century 'ark' are primed and raring to go with the occasional ‘sub-prime’ injection just to make Fred feel a little more at home.
Fred has a window seat and is ready to bail out with the money as only he knows how.
All other seats are taken.
There’s the brown seat. Yes, Darling is still worrying about the economy.
Brown’s seat is next to him.
Barack Obama is late. His seat is initialled BO. It might prove difficult to keep Sarkozy out of it. Berlusconi is always out of it. Has anyone seen Angela Merkel?
Never mind, time is running out.
Prepare for take off.
The world is doomed.
Which planet to ravage and lay waste to next?