John Bull And Uncle Same

John Bull And Uncle Same

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    British clichés & shit storm in 3…2…1…

    Catherine Longfellow

    Who the hell is “john bull”? am I supposed to know tis useless tripe?


    I’d post a cliche, but I am currently drinking tea with my pinky up.

    Looks like a great read.


    Aye, I’d like a read of that too.


    The entire publication is available courtesy of Villanova University’s Digital Library.


    Absolute quality propoganda, could have been written today about the USA 🙂


    If you are british I’d expect you to know who John Bull was/is. Anyone else, meh.

    Oh and many a person has survived on tripe, dont knock it till you’ve tried it. (Bovine Food Sack)

    Luke Magnifico

    Why is the lion so tiny.


    @Puulaahi: I totally do that only I drink green tea, not black and my pinky sticks out because I broke it once upon a time and it hurts to hold stuff. But I like to joke and say stupid things like, “It’s TEA TIME!”


    @outofocus: I enjoy tea too, usually drink chamomile, peppermint and green tea. Not a big fan of coffee. Mochas are tasty though.


    @Puulaahi: I’m not a huge coffee fan either. I went through a phase recently of drinking it but I switched over to tea and feel a lot better for it. The coffee made me feel dehydrated even when I drank lots of water.

    Mochas can be good, depending on who makes them. I like chai lattes more.

    I like mint tea a lot, especially when I have a cold.


    @outofocus: We just got a new expensive organic coffee shop in town. The smoothest coffee I have ever had. My body dehydrates easily too, I usually have hot chocolate or a mocha from them. Grainy coffee really works over your internals too.

    Tea definitely gives you energy without the huge down from coffee. One work period I drank 3 cups of green tea and felt fantastic. Really flushes out your body too.


    @Puulaahi: I only have a cup of tea a day. On occasion I’ll have another but generally that one cup is more than enough caffeine for me.

    Have you been to the coffee shop in Felton ( They serve an orange chai latte that makes the drive worth while. *drool*

    Smooth coffee is a must. I don’t know why coffee at Peets and Starbucks is so popular. It tastes burnt. Completely harsh.


    @outofocus: Nope, never been to A White Raven in Felton. Don’t make it to Felton too often. Too far away from the beach. lol Orange Chai Latte sounds very tasty though.

    Here is some info for the place across from me called Verve Coffee( According to this review site, I am not the only one that loves it.

    I enjoy Starbucks holiday flavors. But I definitely agree with you. Really low quality burnt tasting coffee. Starbucks is the McDonald’s of Coffee shops.


    @Puulaahi: So, what does that make McDonald’s iced coffee? :p

    Felton isn’t *that* far from the beach. :p

    That place looks yummy. If I ever end up in that area I’ll have to check it out.

    Downtown SJ is lacking in non-commercial coffee shops. When I lived in Fremont I used to go to Suju’s on a regular basis to do homework. They roasted their beans in house and it smelled quite nice.


    @outofocus:Stopped eating McDonald’s years ago. So never had their coffee.

    Felton is really close, driven there numerous times. I just prefer the coast.:)

    This place roasts there beans right next door. There are many non commercial coffee shops in Santa Cruz. The Verve just happens to be the best, plus it’s close.


    @Puulaahi: Hmm. The analogy you made originally seems to have gotten lost in my joke. :[

    I’m familiar with Santa Cruz. I only live 30 minutes away from the area and have many friends who live there. I spent a bunch of time in Felton last year.


    @outofocus: Sorry about ruining the joke :/

    I need to go over to San Jose and see a Sharks game. They are kicking ass this year!


    @Puulaahi: No worries. I think my sense of humor is just a bit wry for most people. Someday I will figure out which planet I am from and go there.

    The only hockey game I’ve ever watched was a bunch of marines playing each other when I lived in Huntington Beach.

    I have an unreasonable, emotion based reason for hating the Sharks. Knowing it’s unreasonable changes nothing though… I’m just not very into being a spectator.


    @outofocus: I have become quite a hockey fanatic these past years. Must be the checking, fighting, yelling till I can’t yell no more, hitting the glass and fast paces goal scoring action.

    Plus I grew up playing street hockey with my neighbors. I miss those days.