Legoland is Vegas4Kids and the concentration camp of our times

If Dante Alighieri had been born towards the end of the last century he would have added another circle of hell to his Inferno if he had ever descended into a British theme park.

I had the displeasure of doing so this week when my wife and I took our nine-year-old to Legoland. I can report there were no Beatrices in sight for Dante to write home about, only the corpulent flesh of overweight automatons, Boudiccan tattoos and the ghost of temporarily sober John Barleycorns. Continue reading

Angry Birds, 193,750 views and £39.12 in ad revenue

Apparently our smartphones now have more computing power than NASA had when it sent a man to the moon in 1969. Or as one wag commented recently on Twitter… they launched a man to the moon, we launch birds into pigs. Continue reading

Monty’s Social Outlook – Issue 18

It has been some time since the world’s attention was focused on a single event and the event was worthy of that attention. Such is the case of Egypt.

In the past 12 months, the saga of the trapped Chilean miners and the prophetic death throes of an octopus called Paul have unleashed hell to people who are concerned with this world and are sick of dumbnewspeak and fauxmances. Continue reading

Monty's Social Outlook – Issue 18

It has been some time since the world’s attention was focused on a single event and the event was worthy of that attention. Such is the case of Egypt.

In the past 12 months, the saga of the trapped Chilean miners and the prophetic death throes of an octopus called Paul have unleashed hell to people who are concerned with this world and are sick of dumbnewspeak and fauxmances. Continue reading

Monty’s Social Outlook – Issue 17

The easy option this week would be to talk about the Egyptian protests that have centred on social networks, especially Facebook, and how the authorities have shut them down to presage the inevitable state killings that will happen after prayers this evening. Continue reading