Not exactly a Churchillian enigma wrapped in a riddle, but: BBC News reports that a clever player of the Sims Online has developed an application that lets virtual residents of Sims Online to play a version of SimCity.

That’s right, characters in a video game can now play a… video game.

Personally, I can’t wait for a first-person game in which your character isn’t a robot, sniper or Mafia driver (hey that rhymes!), but a 17 year-old video game addict who you have to guide through an arcade. You could even have different levels representing different decades: you’d start with Pong in 1975, move up to Joust and Pac-Man, then onto console games….

[To the tune of Journey, “Stone In Love,” from the album Time Cubed.]