Facing Facts

@WorDazza (9818)
Manchester, England
October 27, 2015 12:14pm CST
I’ve noticed that my profile picture doesn’t really convey the happy, jolly chap I undoubtedly am. Time for a change maybe! I agonised long and hard over which picture to use as a replacement. Not being of a particularly photogenic nature the choices were extremely limited and ultimately I’ve decided that my current offering is, sadly, the best I could find. I had considered using one of the pictures taken during or after the many triumphs of my younger days but had to rule them out on the grounds of public taste and decency for one reason or another. My first thought was to use the picture of me receiving my first "Ashington's Top Light Entertainer" award in 1986 for my naked mime act but while my man-boobs made for some cracking comedy mimes I considered posting them on here an affront to public decency. It will please you to know I'm in much better shape now!! My next thought was to use a picture taken at the 1982 "Young Inventor of the Year" award ceremony which captured me using the two inventions for which I was nominated. I have mixed feelings about that photograph. My prototype of the right-handed coffee cup failed to withstand the harsh lighting in the arena causing a catastrophic handle failure which resulted in the cup landing on my foot and the contents burning through my deck-shoes (as made fashionable by George Michael and Andrew Ridgely of Wham!). On the plus side, Michael Jackson picked up on the left-handed glove idea and the rest, as they say, is history! Finally, I dismissed the idea of using a picture of me proudly holding my bronze medal at the World Bog-Snorkelling Championships in Holland in 1984 on the grounds that one of my testicles can be seen peeking out from my speedos.
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Oct 15
Surely a profile picture, or avatar, need not descend much lower than the shoulders... Unless the Speedos were very loose-fitting and you were in a particularly deep dive!
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
27 Oct 15
And I suspect most people's attention would have been drawn to my enormous snorkel!!
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Oct 15
@WorDazza T'is said "It's not how big it is, but what you do with it...".
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• United States
27 Oct 15
@pgntwo Only the small ones say that ...
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@TheHorse (62135)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Oct 15
Perhaps a close-up of some unidentifiable body part would do the trick.
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
28 Oct 15
I have a few I could use! I'll retrieve them from under the patio and decide which still looks in reasonable shape to be photographed!!!
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Oct 15
@WorDazza I think the thought was that it be a bit that's still attached to your body - no need to put yourself out rootling around under the flags on the patio...
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
I'm not sure I appreciate all those strange images you've described. Just stick with the picture we know you by (please!). It's fine.
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
28 Oct 15
Funnily enough that does seem to be the general consensus!!!
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@boiboing (12207)
• Northampton, England
27 Oct 15
Best to stick with the one you've got for now.
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• United States
27 Oct 15
Well you certainly had some interesting choices. I am not entirely sure that you made the right decision, though. Maybe it would help to get a second opinion.
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• United States
28 Oct 15
@WorDazza LOL - no, but they don't necessarily bother me, either, as long as they are not bigger than mine!
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• United States
28 Oct 15
@WorDazza I hope for your sake that wasn't a problem too often!
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
28 Oct 15
@purplealabaster Only the once!!!!
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
Well I thought of a rhyme, but it's too adult for your delicate ears
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 15
Delicate? Moi! As if! I demand to hear it... errr I mean read it.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
*puts on Mommy's dress, hat and shoes and stumbles back to the computer* I is a 'dult. I hear too.
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 15
@purplealabaster Have you got a webcam focussed on me? I'm getting a bit nervous now!!
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
31 Oct 15
Do you have any pictures from the 90s or 00? It seems like a big jump to go from 1986 to 2015? Surely someone took some picture of you during that long stretch of time.
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 15
After an unfortunate incident in a science lab a couple of decades of invisibility led to a large gap in my photo albums!!!
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
1 Nov 15
@WorDazza You do look very serious in this picture.
@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
You do look a bit tense there. I hope you find a nice, natural one to share with us.
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@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 15
Unfortunately 'tense' is my natural look when posing for photographs!!!
@Beatburn (3915)
• Philippines
28 Oct 15
You could post all and see which ones get the popular vote. That's democracy.
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@Micmac (7668)
30 Oct 15
Well, no need to be sad.. even though you don't look jolly, you do look young for your age.
@allknowing (61559)
• India
29 Oct 15
That picture thing was just an excuse. Right? A perfect camouflage for someone praising one's own tail. Anyway congrats for your several accolades.