SoupA-Libre is SoupAday’s officially unofficial food taster and mascot. For nearly a decade, oozing monumental amounts of charisma, personality, passion and other bodily fluids, Soupa-Libre has been there for us. He doesn’t really cook, write, shoot video, take pictures, edit or do anything blog related but for the two of us what he does not bring to the table blog wise is what makes him so special. Like the family dog, he is charming, pure, and loved. Also he never lets his beer get warm. More importantly, he never lets his friends’ beer cups run empty either. It helps.
If only we could bottle some of his “it” and sell it—we’d be rich. We could also bottle some of his “that” and make a fortune in the organic pesticide market. You don’t judge us.
Why the disguise?
You may have noticed our extreme caution, sparing no expense and going to great lengths to hide our friend’s true identity.
Why must we do this?
Like many superheroes (Superman, Batman, Hannah Montana), our Soupa has another identity. Gentle citizens know him as a mildmannered employee of a prestigious…. firm. This firm expects a certain….”image” from him. Therefore, to protect him from any potential backlash and prestigious shenanigans, we must keep our champion Soupa-Libre’s mildmannered identity both crouching AND hidden. We came up with:
After many sleepless nights, in complete secrecy, to absolutely guarantee the anonymity of SoupaLibre’s anonymous mild-mannered alter-ego, we came up with The Costume. It is one of the world’s most technologically advanced disguises ever conceived by humans in this or any other time.
State-of-the-art computer editing software changed Soupa’s mild-mannered firm worker’s voice to that of a macho latino superstar.
The Face: An off the shelf wrestler’s mask was ripped apart and sewn back together just ingeniously enough to conceal Soupa’s anonymous mild-mannered firm worker’s facial features.
Middle aged man’s faux bodysuit. Who doesn’t look sexier in one of those?
A middle aged wrestler of uncertain latin origins who vaguely resembles the world famous deceased Mexican wrestler “El Santo”. We turned a suave, fresh faced Thor with 12 pack abs and open membership to MENSA into a flagellent, soup slurping fiend with a 12 pack of beer who only thinks he’s suave. We’re very proud. A little scared too, but he’s getting us beer right now so that will pass.