Flatman is the result of people putting chemicals into marmalade which tasted better before. Also of fly-by-night characters digging around in Snowdonia National Park for a quick buck; breweries tarting up their pubs, which shouldn't be theirs in the first place, to look like amusement arcades; seabirds in oil; the conversion of the QE2's library into a casino; the conversion of animals into fur coats and candles; the conversion of just about everything into money.
This website doesn't attempt to explain the mentality of those responsible, but I can tell you roughly what they look like:
These web pages aren't so much dedicated to, as pointed at, Flatmen everywhere.
- Chris James