Speaking of parody, shortly after Socialist candidate François Hollande was elected President of France last weekend, someone named FrancoisHollande Resident showed up on my SL office waving a French flag, and assuming control over the metaverse -- or something:
"Given your well-documented pro-Sarkozy bias [Ed. note: What is this I don't even], I see no other choice but to nationalize, by decree with immediate effect, Second Life in its entirety," he informed me via e-mail. "This nationalization, of course, includes your small piece of land, which I have already visited (see photo). Kindly remove the old-looking pieces of furniture still scattered here and there at your earliest convenience, so that I can give a more French-looking, stylish look to that nationalized landmark."
So there you go. I'm not entirely sure, but I think this avatar might not actually be Francois Hollande, let alone an admirer of the new President. I wonder if he knows that Hollande's longtime domestic partner and fellow Socialist, Ségolène Royal, once actually had an official campaign headquarters in Second Life, and even made a video greeting French SLers.
Anyway, for my many French readers, here's FrancoisHollande Resident's full statement to me en Français: