Pelt Lembit Opik For Charity!
To keep boredom at bay in the 21st Century you’ve got quite a few options. Online gaming, digital TV, iPhone apps – all perfectly valid reasons to not do what you’re supposed to be doing.
Then spare a thought, then, for your medieval ancestors. The only Angry Birds they encountered were the wenches behind the bar in the local tavern.
Instead, the masses in the days of yore (not that we’re entirely sure when yore was) had to resort to watching corporal punishment to have a good time.
Eager to bring a sense of history to Comic Relief, former Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik has been captured and held in stocks at the Tower of London on Thursday 17 March, courtesy of The Sims Medieval.
Just as it was back in the day, the public are being encouraged to join in the punishment – for every member of the British public that gets involved in the fun, The Sims Medieval will donate £1 to Comic Relief.
There have been few times in recent history when the public desire to throw rotten tomatoes at politicians has been greater!*
*For the purposes of raising a shed-load of money for charity we’re ignoring the fact Lembit is no longer a politician – so don’t miss your chance to make him look like an (even bigger) idiot!
The Sims Medieval, a brand new release from the world’s most successful PC franchise, The Sims, is available on PC/MAC from Friday 25th March 2011. Visit www.thesimsmedieval.com for more information.