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The Apache Army

This comes via Sons regular/journalist Amo. The Apache Army are a collection of young Sons supporters who make their presence felt at games home and away. This is one of those pics which says 1,000 words but one word in particular.

Facial Topiary

I wonder if any of the blokes looking in here have experimented with facial hair? Those of you who have received Mr. and Mrs. Bigrab’s silver wedding invitation will see photographic evidence that Yours Truly had early experience with topiary of the mug. Friends have commented that I remind them variously of The Yorkshire Ripper or Gerry Adams. One even said I had the look of a young Harold Shipman!

In fact it has been over ten years since my last ‘brush’ with hirsute adornment of the coupon and I fear that any attempt now would be of the ‘salt and pepper’ variety – mainly salt!

beard

The picture above is of a blogger who has experimented with 25 variations of fuzz of the phizog so you don’t have to. I have in fact tried three of these variations 1) The short boxed beard 2) The Van Dyk and 3) The copstash (which lasted only a few days after some rather cutting ‘gay’ and ‘Groucho Marx’ accusations). To view the various representations of hairy awfulness, Click Here

I remember being in Amsterdam when I had the Van Dyk, and on several occasions being mistaken for a local. Either that or it was just Amsterdamers proclaiming in Dutch how ridiculous I looked. I wonder if anyone has an interesting or amusing tale to tell re. their attempted beards and moustaches?

The Paomnnehel Pweor of the Hmuan Mnid

You’ve probably seen this text before:

Aoccdrnig to rseearch, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

It really is amazing that our brains can decipher such a seemingly nonsensical paragraph so quickly. If you Click Here you can convert any web page to this gobbledygook. Don’t ask me why but it’s addictive!

Perhaps this will appeal to someone known to me who can convert a mobile phone’s language to something similar (i.e. Hungarian) should you leave one lying around!

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