Look what I spotted on a poster outside Manchester Piccadilly station. It looks like the way Carlos fills his tights has made MIF's publicist drop their H's. Either that or they've been reading Tim Asley in the Guardian:
And because that was really too tiny to read, here's the embiggened version:
And believe me there's plenty more where that came from - I simply picked the most egregious photoshopportunity.
I was looking forward to more and better content on the new website, but what I've seen so far has been a major disappointment. Nothing of any consequence has been added yet. Useful content like the 'view from seat' feature has disappeared. It now rivals this blog for errors, omissions, misspellings and assorted cockups.
Not only is roh.org.uk the Royal Opera House's 'shop window' in the literal sense of selling tickets. It's also the most immediate and far-reaching way to communicate with the public at large. But this new website looks like a prematurely launched work-in-progress.
According to the Charity Commission, the objects of the Royal Opera House are TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION SO FAR AS SUCH PROMOTION AND ASSISTANCE SHALL BE OF A CHARITABLE NATURE AND IN PARTICULAR, TO RAISE THE ARTISTIC TASTE OF THE COUNTRY, AND TO PROCURE AND INCREASE THE APPRECIATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MUSICAL ART IN ALL ITS FORMS.
Over at the Observer, critic Jay Rayner - a man who eats food for a living - shudders indignantly on behalf of critics everywhere at "the threat posed by the blogosphere", rather in the manner of the Nescafé guys taking a pop at PG Tips.
"everyone has an opinion, but not everyone has an informed opinion" he quotes defensively.