Yana Mintoff buys Instagram
By Karl Stennienibarra
Yana Mintoff Bland, the daughter of Dom Mintoff, has hijacked Facebook’s bid to buy the photo sharing program Instagram, in an attempt to recapture the nostalgic feel of Labour’s glory days.
Instagram allows hipsters to take photos and apply filters which make the pictures look like they were taken in the 70s and 80s.
Users also become instant artists, or Instatards, when they use the program.
Facebook had announced that they had bought Instagram for $1 billion, but Dr Mintoff came in with a last minute bid of $1 billion and one cent.
“I love it,” Dr Mintoff said of the newly-renamed Blandagram. “I’ve already been to take a photo of the Allied Newspapers building. Apparently something important happened there in the 80s.”
“I’ve even done one of those sexy duck-face shots in the mirror, and with the filter I look uncannily like my dad,” she said.
Dr Mintoff says she intends to use Instagram’s technology to build a gigantic filter over Malta so that everything looks the way it did 40 years ago.
One person who will be especially happy to hear the news is film maker Pierre Ellul, since Dr Mintoff now cannot afford to sue him for making the film Dear Dom.
Asked what her father thinks of the program, Dr Mintoff said, “He’s very up to date with events. He regularly updates his Hi5 profile on his typewriter.”