Friday, November 11, 2016

Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a poppy to wear.  Clicking one of the wreaths will send you a link to the Royal British Legion.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

America Votes



For many, it is about choosing the lesser of the two evils. For others it is a decision whether or not to stay on the same path, or veer from it with an untested politician who promises a brighter future.

However you decide, have a great day and sincere thanks for one of the best ever reality shows.


Monday, November 07, 2016

London City Votes



We polled visitors again this week about the American Presidential Election.  These are the results from the three polls from March, June and November.

If this is at all reflective of how America votes, this could be one of the closest elections of all time with the Donald gaining significant ground on Clinton who has always been in the lead.

March
Trump 43.0%   Clinton 57.0%

June
Trump 41.6%   Clinton 58.4%

November
Trump 49.3%  Clinton 50.7%



That said.. remember when we polled you about In/Out of Europe just ahead of the big vote and only 38% thought we should leave.  On the day itself 52% voted to Leave!







Sunday, November 06, 2016

Substation Sunday



Join us right now..  Sunday 11am SL Time (7pm UK) for 2 hours of top tunes from Mike and Coffee here at Substation!   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/32/221/17


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!



Saturday, November 05, 2016

Gunpowder, Treason and Shat!




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.

London City invites you to celebrate Bonfire Night (and burning of an appropriate effigy), on Saturday at 1pm SL (8pm UK)  and there's more.....  WILLIAM SHATNER in CONCERT!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Lab announces Prim Allowance Increase



The Lab announces prim increases for all styles of regions across the grid to be rolled out around Thanksgiving.  See the press release here.

If you rent or own a residential land plot in London City, we will be passing this increase of Prim/LI allowance directly to you, as soon as the private islands get their upgrade.

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

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

When's Voting Going to Open?



Just for fun!
Time to cast your in-world votes, one more time....
With the American Election less than a week away, now is the time to vote in Second Life then sit back and see if you were right.

Teleport to the voting panel here..  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/91/233/23