Showing posts with label William Shatner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Shatner. Show all posts

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Gunpowder, Treason and Plop




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for an indoor firework show today at Substation, 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Weekend Video Review



New singing sensation and part-time actor, William Shatner (The Shat) was in Concert for Guy Fawkes night in London City accompanied by his backing group The Bridge Crew.

Enjoy the edited hilights of The Shat in concert!



Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Shat and Bonfire Night - A Double Whammy Event!




The event of the year is finally here on Saturday, William Shatner in Concert, and also Bonfire Night Firework display! 1pm SL (8pm UK).

From Captain Kirk and TJ Hooker to Priceline Negotiator, Denny Crane in Boston Legal and Raw Nerve chat show host and the richest actor in the world, The Shat has done it all.. except sing in London City.

Join us for this breath-taking, jaw dropping, once in a lifetime event at 1pm SL (8pm UK) on Saturday here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/91/106/24

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Shat Concert - The Video



Hope you enjoyed the spectacle of The Shat in concert last night.  The place was heaving with gluttons for punishment!

Here is the video.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Kirk Beams Down



Known for his roles as Captain Kirk, TJ Hooker, Denny Crane and the Priceline Negotiator, The Shat added a personal appearance in London City to his resume this weekend, where he wowed the crowds with his amazing vocal skills.

The Shat landed via Shuttlecraft and immediately began to sing to the gathered audience. The full hour concert brought an enormous attendance, some to enjoy the music, but most to see what he would do to it.

It was a lot of fun putting on a quirky event like this and great to see so many people enter into the spirit of it.   Enjoy the video.



Friday, July 04, 2014

The Shat in Concert on Saturday




The long awaited event of the year is finally here on Saturday, William Shatner in Concert, 1pm SL (8pm UK).

From Captain Kirk and TJ Hooker to Priceline Negotiator, Denny Crane in Boston Legal and Raw Nerve chat show host and the richest actor in the world, The Shat has done it all.. except sing in London City.

Join us for this breath-taking, jaw dropping, once in a lifetime event at 12pm SL (8pm UK) on Saturday here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/182/165/23