My wife and I celebrated our third year of marriage this week. Seeing as we had work the next day we didn’t go out but made sure we had everything we needed:
The obvious answer is because you like what you are reading, or looking at, but you can’t think of anything to comment about. You just want the blog owner to know you were there. Gives you a nice, warm fluffy feeling and it gives him or her a nice, warm fluffy feeling. Ah, bless, warm fluffy feelings all round.
Of course for the more focused, intense, driven blogger, there is another reason. You want the recipient, or any other visitors to the post you ‘liked’, to click on your ‘Gravatar’; your little picture or emblem that identifies you in the blogosphere (dreadful word, should have been taken out and shot).
But what happens when you click on a Gravatar? You get something like this:
Okay this is the last post on this particular subject. However I justify it’s presence here on the basis that a) it made me laugh and b) it’s about food and, after all, this is a food blog.
Over here (i.e. anywhere between Ireland and Russia) we recently found out we’ve been eating horses when we thought we were eating cows. And it started in Tesco (the UK’s version of Walmart). And in Tesco you get poor-people’s food and not-so-poor-people’s food – either way we’ve all been eating horse shit)…
Three years ago we got married. In the run up to that event I got myself a rowing machine. I mean I wasn’t going to spend my honeymoon in St. Lucia blubbering about like a beached whale. Sadly I didn’t stick with it. Once the ring was on it was all downhill. The night of the wedding we ended up eating pizza in a pub in Henley on Thames. You get the idea.
Fast forward to 2013. My ‘emergency diet’ did a job in the fourth quarter of 2012 but things aren’t going well now. I mean last night I ate pork belly and breast-of-duck; and a bottle of wine. And then fell asleep. So today I made a decision – out with the old….
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Recently it was revealed the Great British Public has been consuming cheap frozen beefburgers featuring a ‘special ingredient’; horsemeat. This revelation opened up the inner workings of the food industry, including the importing of ‘fillers’ from Eastern Europe which were used to help hold the delicious meaty treats in question together.
Naturally vegetarians the world over have grasped the opportunity to have a good giggle at the misfortune of the unwary carnivorous community, not least both my wife and mother-in-law who conspired to deliver the following witty one-liners to the inbox of Happiness Stan.
- A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from Tesco. Her condition is said to be stable.
- So they have found a horse burger in Tesco, what’s next, my Lidl pony?
- Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.
- A waitress in Tesco asked if I wanted anything on my Burger, so I had £5 each way!
- Tesco Quarter Pounders: The affordable way to buy your daughter the pony that she’s always wanted!
- Had some burgers from Tesco for my tea last night….I still have a bit between my teeth.
- Unused HMV vouchers are now being accepted at Tesco, just tell them HMV means ‘Horse Meat Voucher’
- Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of uniquorn!
- Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?
- “I’ve just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer…AND THEY’RE OFF”
- I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse….. I guess Tesco just listened.
- Tesco now forced to deny presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.
- A cow walks into a bar. Barman says ‘why the long face?’ Cow says ‘Illegal ingredients, coming over here stealing our jobs!’
- I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horses d’oeuvres.
- These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit. Talk about flogging a dead.. NO! NO NO NO!
- Said to the Mrs these Tesco burgers are giving me the trots
- To beef or not to beef, that is the equestrian
- Is it a coincidence that HAMBURGERS is an anagram of …SHERGARS BUM.
- Tesco’s have released a new liqueur to complement their range of burgers, they’re calling it ‘Red Rum’.
I just copy and paste this stuff.