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Little Squirt

20130730 Fire hydrant face 150x150 Little SquirtSal sent in another picture, or more accurately, she tagged me in one on Facebook.  The caption read, “Vic, [I] went to Southend on sea and this little squirt was in the arcades!!! It’s a fire hydrant!!!!”

That’s the most colourful and high tech fire hydrant I have ever seen.  It’s a very good spot.  Many thanks Sal!

Vic Suckerbag

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Do Anteaters Drink Coffee?

20110916 Coffee machine drip tray gladiatorial face 150x150 Do Anteaters Drink Coffee?Sam in Bristol sent in this rather awesome picture, which he describes in a single word: Gladiatorial.  He adds, “There I was, cleaning my coffee machine, when I saw the shape of the drip tray…”  It does look rather like an ancient war lord clad in armour.  The quality and quantity of submissions is definitely getting better, so keep them coming!

Coffee:  You either love it or hate it – or you don’t have an opinion.  Or maybe you love to hate it.  This is yet another example of a dyscalchotomy (look it up in the Victionary and read other articles containing the word).  Did you know 29 September is National Coffee Day in America?

Many people consume coffee to give them that boost in the morning (or throughout the day) and my friend Liam would surely die if we took caffeine away from him.  Have you seen the Caffeine Poster circulating on the internet?  Follow me on Twitter or Facebook and I will post a link to it.  One of his missions in life is to find a can of a mystical energy drink named Jolt, which packs a mighty near-300 mg punch of caffeine per 12 oz can (that’s 341 ml in proper units).  This is just shy of the intoxication limit.  I gave myself coffee jitters once by downing a pint of strong home-made iced coffee.  The first time I smoked a cigar it had a similar effect on me.  Much fun was had.

The story of coffee

Everyone has a coffee story; I just told you mine.  Yours might well involve beverages other than coffee and those of you who have worked in large offices will no doubt have exchanged stories in the kitchen whilst making a brew.  Who shagged who, who’s giving your boss’ boss head and so on…  But what is the story behind coffee itself?  Whilst I could tap into the internet and educate myself (autocloterrocation), it is much more fun not to know the answer and simply to marvel at the many different steps, nay leaps of imagination required to arrive at the final product.

Think about the ingredients in a standard cup of cappuccino.  Let’s start with the coffee itself, for which we need to pick a red or purple fruit.  But it’s not the fruit we want – oh no, that would be too easy.  We take the seeds inside, ferment them, wash and dry them, roast them, grind them and then pour hot through.  And that’s just to get to the stage of black coffee.  Then there’s sugar, which has its own processes.  And finally there’s frothy milk.  As if taking liquid from a cow wasn’t crazy enough, who was it that thought, “I know what!  I’m going to milk Daisy and pass steam through.  Humph, tastes pretty mediocre…  Needs something that I can’t quite put my finger on…  Sugar?  Chocolate sprinkles?  Aha! Coffee!”

Intolerance

Of course, it didn’t happen like that and this kind of reasoning is similar to die-hard Christians or other religious people claiming that evolution can’t be true.  It’s not worth arguing with them and they are entitled to their opinion as much as I am entitled to mine – about them and their intolerance of other religions, homosexuality and other things not worth arguing about.  Yes, your god is better than mine.  I don’t have one, so fuck you. [Cue: Fuck you, I’m an Anteater!]  Do anteaters drink coffee? If that went over your head, follow me on Twitter or Facebook for links!

I am not really intolerant and I have religious friends (and gay and disabled friends and friends of ethnic minority backgrounds too [Cue:  I must apologise for my nation’s conduct during ze War…]).  Why can’t we all just get along and agree that none of us knows the answers to life’s questions?

Speaking of intolerance, I am slightly intolerant to caffeine, though the degree of it seems to vary from day to day.  Mother Suckerbag suffers from the same condition.  A lady I recently bumped into has the same, yet she keeps drinking coffee anyway.  I do too, because I like the taste of it.  But generally I stick with decaffeinated coffee.  Sometimes when I need a burst of energy and I feel my body will tolerate this xanthine alkaloid, I will take half a teaspoon of normal coffee mixed with a spoonful of decaff.  I call this beverage partially re-caffeinated-decaff, or precaff for short.

Caffeine does add to the taste of coffee and I often wondered what a cup of decaff with ProPlus would taste like.  I call it fre-aducaff: fully re-caffeinated adulterated decaffeinated coffee.  Any takers?

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May the 4th be with you

20110504 Darth Vader 150x150 May the 4th be with you

So today is unofficially Star Wars day, so to celebrate, here’s a little bit of waffle for you.

Today is the 4th of May, or May the Fourth; and may it be with you for the rest of today and beyond!  To celebrate I have attached a photograph of one of the little electrical outlets you see along the Floating Harbour in Bristol, England.  With a little imagination you will see a silhouette of Darth Vader.  Speaking of Star Wars characters, have you ever noticed that Margaret Beckett looks like Jar Jar Binks?  Do an image search and you’ll see what I mean.

 

AV Referendum 

I don’t normally do politics in my articles, but the Margaret Beckett reference prompted a mention of the Referendum on the Alternative Vote, or AV.  Tomorrow people in the UK get to decide whether or not we want fairer votes.  Whilst it’s still not as good as Proportional Representation, I believe it’s a good halfway house and a step in the right direction.

To those naysayers who go on about the principle of “one person, one vote”, I’d like to point out that under the current system not everyone’s vote is equal.  This is intuitive really, as everyone has heard of so-called safe seats, but it’s worth looking up “Voter Power Index” on the internet for information.

I’m not a militant yes-man (so to speak) and if anyone has any good, positive arguments for keeping the status quo, I’d like to hear from you.  All the arguments I have heard against AV have focused on negativity and scaremongering.  No-voters, please let me know your comments.  Vic Suckerbag is willing to learn (if there’s anything to learn on this matter) and I’m listening!  I may suck bags but I don’t bite or bark!

Faces

There will be more faces soon, but I have been a little bit busy…  In the meantime, please don’t forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook!

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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 on Twitter: @iseefaces_co_uk and Facebook to get live updates. 🙂

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NEWS: Facebook and Twitter

180521101969400.1873.1656394044 NEWS: Facebook and Twitter

In the last 48 hours or so we have had nearly 40 unique hits and 29 “likes” and counting!  I have now created a Facebook Page that you can join.  This will be the newsfeed for the site and notifications of all new uploads will be posted on the wall.  All content will be posted to this website only.  This is so your Facebook newsfeed doesn’t get clogged.

Remember you can submit pictures, so  keep your camera (phone) on standby!  You never know where the next face might be hiding…

Finally, you can get more detailed live updates on Twitter on @iseefaces_co_uk.

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