Even comic book superheroes need to chill out from time to time, and it appears that the Shetland Island's Pierhead Restaurant & Bar is where they let their hair down, along with the Mafia and giant white mice*: The Incredible Hulk and others caught on Street View Man in giant white rabbit costume on Street View We're …
It's a chip
That isn't far from the sea front and it looks like a chip to me.
I don't think you realise how big those gulls are, if one takes an interest in your lunch you'd be well advised to offer to go get it some ketchup. I'd go with spring roll or battered sausage.
Far more important -
What type of gull is it?
I'd have to say a black-headed gull in winter plumage, very common on the South Coast.
Mine's the one with the binoculars
It's a herring gull, big vicious bastard, have your hand off given half a chance, so that's probably a Tesco large wholemeal unsliced it's got there, if not a small child.
He's not a rabbit, he's the greatest secret agent in the world.
I, for one, welcome our new Fathers For Justice enclave and secret mission control bunker in the Shetland Islands.
Its good to know they can let their hair down every so often in between clambering on motorway gantries and Buckingham Palace.....
That's not a rabbit!
That's Danger Mouse, you pillock! Check the red belt! http://www.retroland.com/retrotalk/userfiles/Danger-Mouse-Posters.jpg
Gulls here on the north shore of lake Ontario fly many kms inland during the day. I don't know why but it probably has to do with finding food. They're certainly not fussy, they pick up nearly anything you toss at them and discard it if its not to their taste. They will also poop on your head given the opportunity, so the googlecam(wo)man better watch out.
Feed them boiling hot chips straight out of the fat, always a laugh!
No Incredible Hulk in the pics
There are several comic book characters there, but no big green men
First picture, left foreground, big green man in jeans and white top.
He's just not angry enough.
But he's there on the first photo in the group of 3, next to Ghost Rider, whose head seems to be coming off.
Should have gone to SpecSavers
he's next to the guy with bright orange hair in both pics...
Other opticians are available, like beer goggles
Isn't it Lobo?
I know he's from the hated DC instead of Marvel, but still.
I reckon it's GR, if you look closely, the mask is a skull with some orange stuff round it. And he's definitely wearing bike leathers. Think he's just lifted his mask up so he can have his pint.
Doesn't Lobo look like Wolverine without the claws?
(nothing wrong with DC. I grew up on Green Lantern stories)
It's a car.
That gull is enormous. Run.
Its an invasion
If you pan the image slightly left and up you will clearly see a portal to another galaxy and the start of the invasion by 2 more giant Seagulls entering the earth's atmosphere.
It looks more like a sausage to me. (Y'know, one of those odd-coloured chip shop ones.)
Saveloy to you, sir!
I can see a hulk
Big green fella next to the one wiht orange hair. I wouldn't like him when he's angry.
1) Who's the wally dressed in black with the day-glow orange wig, looks like he's doing a very poor impression of Iron Maiden's Eddie the Ed?
2) What's that Wally doing wearing a tin-foil hat in the second shot?
if you're looking for strange things try here:
Someone forgot to take the cover off - or maybe they were PAID to keep them on! Who knows...
Hurrah! I get to cross another off my score card.
I'm gonna use "World Wide Tubes" henceforth.
I can accept...
Danger Mouse and Two-Face and The Hulk all being in Shetland for whatever business may be taking them there... but what the hell is Captain America doing there; he's supposed to be in the US protecting it from villains and Nazis, the lay about bastard!
Danger Mouse, now there's a blast from the past
I'm impressed that Google's face-detection and blurring tech managed to identify and anonymise the hulk even though his skin is green.
did they blur the fellows elbow in pic 2?
Brighton Police Station
Presumably the seagull is simply an advanced form of Google Pixelation to obscure information which may be of use to terrorists.
We can only guess what the pliars/cutters were intended to obscure.
As a spokesperson for the 'League of Elderly Cartoon Watchers', I'd like to add my speculation, that the tribly-wearers are meant to be the Ant Hill Mob.
is Penelope Pitstop? HAY-ULP! HAY-ULP!
The gull is returning the linesman's pliers ...
Google's face-blurring algorithm failed
The seagull's face is not blurred, and anyone can recognise him in the act of making off with someone's lunch. Watch this space for "Irate seagull sues Google for Street View food-theft bust"...
Shameless plug for a deserving friend
I wish I were standing next to any one of those superheroes, not least because I think they'd all buy me a pint. No, I wish I were there, rather than across the pond in Boston, Mass. because they look like my kind of people. It seems it takes more than simple courage and determination to make a life in Shetland. It also takes what's on ample display in this photo-wit, intelligence, and what the French call joie de vivre. And I knew this even before seeing this picture because I read Ronnie McMillan's fine book "Between Weathers." And if YOU haven't read it, you should, even if you DO live in Shetland. Vivre le Shetland. How's that, boyo?
The gull is carrying a baguette, he is on the way to the LHC.
Not the Ant Hill Mob
I was there and I can confirm that the trilby wearers are not the Ant Hill Mob. They were a group of women who were on a hen night dressed as gangsters molls. They were not with the Superheroes and Villains and just happened to be in the same pub. To Chris Miller who said the Hulk wasn't angry enough...he should have seen the Hulk in the pub before this one! We were thrown out as the Hulk jumped on a pool table and punched a hole in the ceiling in a rage...if anything the Hulk was too angry!!
I for one
welcome our giant winged overlords
Indeed a blast form the past (20 or so years... ouch). When did cartoons all turn into b-grade anime? I miss REAL cartoons. Mine would be the one with the ACME anvil in it.
Now I know why I get strange looks when I'm out in my Dangermouse costume. People think I'm dressed up as any old "giant white mouse"!
A few alterations would make it a Pinky costume, but I might try Earthworm Jim instead.
its a fish plank
I have no life so I took the liberty of zooming in as close as I could on a 42'' plasma tv and staring at it. The sky rat made off with a fried fish.
THATS NOT A BIRD!! ITS A SPACE STATION!!!!!!!
I'll be ging now. Mine's the one with the vader helmet embroidered on it