We still have sunsets.
We still have sunsets.
My mum’s coffee machine looks like Darth Vader.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
~Arthur C Clarke
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK.
UK: We want to leave the EU! EU: Bye.
You say Brexit, I say going full retard.
Hillary Clinton: And now it begins. Donald Trump: No, now it ends.
So nice of him to lend her his jacket so that she’s not cold. He’s a good boy at heart.
And keep a towel ready. Just in case.
Like Hagrid said at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It had ter happen. Well, now it has, an’ we’ll jus’ have ter get on with it. We’ll fight.
Baby Matryoshka with her mum in the background.
Let me tell you about number Four.
Why do I think number 4 is significant?
Firstly, it’s nicely symmetrical. 2+2 and 2×2 and 2^2. Human beings like symmetry. Symmetrical objects are usually considered beautiful and symmetrical features attractive.
Now let’s have a look at how many things there are four of:
| spring | summer | autumn | winter |
Four cardinal directions
| north | south | east | west |
| air | water | earth | fire |
Four states of matter
| solid | liquid | gas | plasma |
Four arithmetic operators
| addition | subtraction | multiplication | division |
Four card suits
And corresponding tarot versions
| cups | swords | pentacles | wands |
Four basic tastes
| bitter | sour | salty | sweet |
Google always uses the same four colours in their logo – red, blue, yellow and green
Four Renaissance artists (or Ninja turtles if you wish)
| Leonardo | Michelangelo | Donatello | Raphael |
Examples from pop culture include Fantastic Four, the four hobbits from Lord of the Rings, four members of Beatles, four women on Sex and the City and four Hogwarts houses.
Examples from sports are the four tennis grand slams and the big four sports in America.
Also, every four years we get an extra day. The leap year, such as this year for example, is dividable by four.
Every four years, on a leap year, we get Olympic Games.
And every four years, also in the same year, a US Presidential election takes place. Better not talk about the current one… anyway, I only realised about two weeks ago that not only was I born in the leap year, my brother was too and so were my two nephews by marriage, whom I love very much.
So that’s it.
And here are four red tealights.
Bonus: the main male character in the Divergent series, Tobias Eaton, is nicknamed Four, because he only has four fears (whereas average is between ten and fifteen). Played by Theo James in the movies.
I’ve been lucky lately with photographing birds.
This is the second RAWPS snap taken outside Tesco, the other one was the one with three dogs. Hmmm…
I don’t live by the seaside so I don’t see anything of these guys, of course. Though I hear they are thieves that can snatch food out of your hands. This one came up to me while I was eating my burger and shrieked and kept looking at me and something it the way it was acting reminded me of my cat when she wants food. Don’t ask me how a bird can remind one of a feline. I make all sorts of weird associations.
Pictures taken in Blackpool, North West England.