Mr Monkey’s Blog evolved out of The Monkeyhouse blog which was an experimental political blog covering the borough of South Tyneside.
The Monkeyhouse,was originally conceived to test the demand for a ‘no holes barred’ blog and it quickly established a reputation amongst local bloggers for it’s controversial style and it’s frank and often brutal coverage of the local political scene.
No one is safe from The Monkey’s wrath as he continues exposing the real stories behind the spin, lies and cover ups.
Senior political figures were so alarmed by The Monkey’s approach to blogging and the threat it posed to their cosy world that they vowed to stop The Monkeyhouse in it’s tracks. But despite the talk of legal action they were unable to put an end to The Monkeyhouse.
As they’re frustrations grew they resorted to censorship and ordered all council owned computers, including those used by elected members, to ban access to The Monkeyhouse. Unfortunately this pathetic attempt at trying to control free-speech backfired and resulted in a dramatic rise in The Monkeyhouse’s popularity .. the so called political elite had been outwitted by a monkey!
As The Monkeyhouse continued to attract more and more readers The Monkey, who hosted the blog, rapidly became known as Mr Monkey.
In July 2008 Mr Monkey decided a ‘monkey makeover’ was in order. As well as a fresh new crisp look The Monkeyhouse changed it’s name to Mr Monkey’s Blog which reflected the name now given to The Monkey.
Mr Monkey’s Blog will be primarily focused on local politics, gossip and breaking news from within South Tyneside and will also from time to times feature snippets from outside South Tyneside.
Mr Monkey will also keep a watching brief on the local media particularly The Shields Gazette which many believe is the mouthpiece for the local labour party.
Mr Monkey will provide the reader with a unique glimpse of his world, a world of intrigue, secrets, cunning, deceit, scheming, violent power struggles, daylight robbery, treachery, debauchery, abuse, conflict, gang warfare, territorial disputes, self destruction, self interest and even annihilation – sounds familiar, it should do, Mr Monkey shares around 98% of your genes!
Not many things in life are certain, but you can be sure of one thing, the tone and content of Mr Monkey’s Blog will bring new meaning to the term GORILLA WARFARE!