Dadobaccy, placcy-baccy and jenkem

20110606 Outdoor ashtray smoking dude face 150x150 Dadobaccy, placcy baccy and jenkem

Smoking is one of those things that has, on the one hand, never really appealed to me, yet on the other, it has always fascinated me.  Contradiction?

Well, it is something I wouldn’t get into myself, as I don’t like the smell or taste of it and it’s bad for you, but I’ve always found it intriguing to watch others – whether that’s watching someone lovingly crafting a “rollie” and setting fire to it, or all the paraphernalia that comes with smoking: cigar cutters, pipes, cigarette holders, lighters and so on.

The young Blue Peter and Bitsa enthusiast

When I … Click to read more

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An eternal stare

20110419 Kenwood Mixer Face 150x150 An eternal stare

I love interaction from readers, as it alleviates writer’s block and sets the random train of thought in motion.

Martin from London sent in another picture, this time of his trusty Kenwood 250 mixer.  He writes:

In a rare outing, the Kenwood 250 looks wistfully out to the other side of the kitchen. Thinking outside the box he contemplates his future whilst still enjoying the moment. He thinks of the comrades that have fallen before him after battle. The Breville that got squashed at Cheddar and the future not being so bright for the orange juicer. He remembers the other Click to read more

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Basket Case

20110418 Grumpy picnic basket 150x150 Basket Case

It’s always great when readers submit pictures.  It’s even better when they write a little bit as well!

Martin from London sent in this picture of the picnic hamper in the kitchen in the house he shares with his partner.  He writes:

 The picnic hamper has a melancholy back story. I think the basis of his saddened demeanour possibly lies in his whole existence.  Initially created lovingly by a wickersmith for the purpose of containment of food and drink, the basket then fell on hard times.  He was disappointed to be purchased not by a potential loving owner. But by Click to read more

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Busy bee…

Multi coloured smiling bins 150x150 Busy bee...Hello!  Just a quick note to say I’m incredibly busy at the moment but should have time to write another proper article over the weekend and then normal service should resume!

Busy busy busy, stress stress stress…  This picture was submitted by a reader by the name of Lucy.  She tells me she read the article about the pink bin and came across a whole family of them in a shop.  She apparently made the effort to line them all up with their faces pointing towards the camera.  Now that’s dedication.

I sometimes read horoscopes for fun – mainly in … Click to read more

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A long way to go

20110313 Petrol pump robot 150x150 A long way to go

On Sunday evening last week I promised I would post five updates.  I knew it was a tall order, but with a few hours to spare I am pleased to say I have managed to keep my promise.  My office hole punch is a man of integrity and I try to live up to his standards.

I have written about the environmental impact of consumerism at length, but what about oil consumption?  Oil is still a major driving force behind our economy.  Everything around you is the product of oil consumption, whether as a raw material in plastics or as … Click to read more

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Reader Submission: Liam

Scart Face 150x150 Reader Submission: LiamThis little gem is a scart extension socket and was found by a reader, Liam behind his TV.  He says, “Looks like a face with eyes and has a mouth that is showing its teeth.”

It kind of reminds me of Bender from Futurama, or some other android.  For some reason I never really got into Futurama…

Oh bless me!  As I was typing I had a sneezing fit!  Must be that time of the year.  I don’t know about you, but always find sneezing very satisfying.

Thanks for the picture Liam!  Keep them coming and remember to follow us … Click to read more

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Reader Submission: Simon

Australian Plug Socket 150x150 Reader Submission: SimonSimon sent in this picture all the way from Australia!  The description given was “Australian Plug Socket” and it was found in a site hut on a construction site in Tin Can Bay.  Simon says, “I have 5 of these bad boys staring at me in my little hut.”  Did you ever play Simon Says when you were younger?  Perhaps you still do!  Well, if Simon says so, it must be true!  Them’s the rules…  I only just realised that rhymes.  See, ladies and gentlemen: poetry as well as faces.  😉  This face has a very light circle around the … Click to read more

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Reader Submission: Tom

German Meat Feast 150x150 Reader Submission: TomToilet Roll Face 150x150 Reader Submission: TomThese two images were submitted by Tom.  The one on the left was called “German Meat Feast”, the one on the right “Toilet Roll Face”.  In a peculiar way they are related, if you think about it… but in completely opposite ways, if you see what I mean.  Both appear to be deliberately created faces and it is debatable whether the one on the left is “inanimate” – more dead plant and ex-animal.  But who really cares?!  They are still faces in objects, right?

Thanks for your submission Tom!  Happy snapping!… Click to read more

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Reader Submission: Nick

Handbag 150x150 Reader Submission: NickBox Face 150x150 Reader Submission: NickThese pictures were submitted by Nick.  Both are quite abstract, but if you stare long enough you’ll see a face in both pictures.  It’s a bit like Magic Eye… maybe… 🙂  Stare for a bit longer, and you can see into the past… not really – more than likely you’ll just end up with eye strain.

Thanks for the submission, Nick!  Remember folks, communication works two ways; this is an interactive site, so don’t be shy!… Click to read more

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