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Old 02-16-2006, 02:27 AM
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The unflattering photo thread.

Okay, so we've seen the "hot" photos of all the dopers. You know the ones I'm talking about. That photo you always show to people cause you think it's the best one.

But what about the faces of members when life happens? The times when you're caught unsuspecting or unready? When even when you pose halfway decent, something looks just so horrible in it.

I'm talking about photos where you accidently blink. I'm talking about photos where you have a really cheesy or stupid smile on your face. I'm talking about photos where you might have unknowingly had a booger caught on the end of your nose.

I'm talking about photos like this one.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:06 AM
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This one is pretty unflattering. I cut my hair myself. I look fifty.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:34 AM
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This one I took post-facial surgery. It doesn't even begin to show the spirit of chipmunk that possessed me for many months. I was also really stoned on painkillers, the shiny spot on my chin is drool.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:45 AM
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This one is pretty unflattering. I cut my hair myself. I look fifty.
Are you kidding? You're cute! Adorable little scrunchy face. hehehe

Er, sorry.

If you want to see unflattering, ... well, I should warn you. Do not click this link if you are weak-stomached, weak-kneed, frail-leggéd, or have a history of screaming in terror: http://www.zombieninjapiratemonkeys....ages/scary.jpg
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:52 AM
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As far as I know this is the only picture of me on the Internet.

Of course no mortal may dare behold my face and live.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:19 AM
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Now see, I find the red glowing devil eyes quite captivating! Gives you that "I'm a rebel" look.

I'll have to look around for a suitable photo. The choices are damn near infinite.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:22 AM
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I swear I'm better looking than this poorly lit picture, showing off my then-new guitar.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:45 AM
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Now see, I find the red glowing devil eyes quite captivating! Gives you that "I'm a rebel" look.
I think MEBuckner is the one with his back to the camera.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:03 AM
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Now see, I find the red glowing devil eyes quite captivating! Gives you that "I'm a rebel" look.

I'll have to look around for a suitable photo. The choices are damn near infinite.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:05 AM
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Damn. Nevermind.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:10 AM
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As far as I know this is the only picture of me on the Internet.

Of course no mortal may dare behold my face and live.
Wow, I am the focus of that picture. Yikes!
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:24 AM
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Now see, I find the red glowing devil eyes quite captivating! Gives you that "I'm a rebel" look.

I'll have to look around for a suitable photo. The choices are damn near infinite.
It's only fair to mention that my eyes actually do glow like that. All of the time, really.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:34 AM
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I swear I'm better looking than this poorly lit picture, showing off my then-new guitar.
No offense or anything,but I think this picture really captures the spirit of the thread. It's not hideous or anything, but one can kind of tell you were totally not expecting it to be unflattering and it just was. No faces, no surgery - it just got you it the wrong second is all.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, I have to agree with you as well, Caricci
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:00 PM
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This is me looking not all there. I have that adorable double chin I get when I smile.This isn't good, either.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:12 PM
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I'll post the one I was forced to post in the other thread, it being the only one I have online - why, yes, I do look like a wanted poster . (The symbols are there because it's my train pass)
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:51 PM
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Wow, I am the focus of that picture. Yikes!
Bah, clearly my Amazing Glowing Jacket is the focus of that picture!

The A.G.J. is also quite useful for warding off the hordes of red-eyed demon people.
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:18 AM
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Good thing I don't embarass easily.
Pay no attention to the cute puppies.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:12 AM
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Here is a picture of me doing an impersonation of my roommate. That's his Cubs hat that I'm wearing. I'm sure I have much worse pictures around here somewhere, so maybe I'll return with more...
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:11 AM
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Wait, I found another one.

Bleargh. I think I was drunk.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:21 AM
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This isn't good, either.
Yah, I agree. You should definitely drop the goatee.

I'm the one on the left. In my defense, some alcohol had been consumed at this point. Oh, and sorry about the weirdly named picture. I hope none of y'alls gets fired over that.
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:05 AM
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Me and Crusoe

Yep, we're every bit as drunk as we look.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:43 AM
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Ok it's my first attempt at linking pix online - if it doesan't work, can someone let me know what I need to do?

Anywho - here we go this is me not drunk though given me look you'd think I was.

And secondly, never ever have passport pix taken if you're not in the mood for it
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:01 AM
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Okay, now Anastasaeon and Jennyrosity both look like total babes in their pictures, and Shibb looks like James Carville. *giggle*

I don't have any pictures of me, but I would frighten you to tears. I'm not even hideous in real life. I just do not photograph well. My Russian heritage makes me look very Slavic -- thick eyebrows, heavy eyelids, strong cheekbones, just generally a blunt sort of face -- that unfortunately makes me look less than intelligent when my face is relaxed, when I'm not "on," as well as not very feminine: think "Olga working in a munitions factory." I once suggested to a friend that we have a "Deanna Durbin standard of beauty" in our culture that I don't even come close to.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:03 AM
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A pic of me, at my fatest, when I met my idol. That's one of the pics that encouraged me to lose weight. Down about 70 pounds from then.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:04 AM
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Me in the 8th grade after winning 1st prize at the science fair. Yikes! I was SUCH a nerd back then. I was in the middle of one of my growth spurts, notice that neither my sweater nor my pants were quite long enough. Look how proud my mom was though!
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:13 AM
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Hm, I think this one goes a little beyond "life happening," but it's certainly unflattering. Before you ask, yes, my hair did that without styling products. And yes, I do wash it more often, now.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:16 AM
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Okay, so I have a second one. I won't tell the story behind it, since it's far funnier out of context.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:28 AM
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Me in the 8th grade after winning 1st prize at the science fair. Yikes! I was SUCH a nerd back then. I was in the middle of one of my growth spurts, notice that neither my sweater nor my pants were quite long enough. Look how proud my mom was though!
Aww, you're so cute! Kind of a Steve Urkel vibe going on there!
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:28 AM
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Speaker: you're aren't working for me.

Here are a couple of me:

Walrus ahoy!

More stash awesomeness.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:30 AM
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Huh...first off, the grammar in that sentance is horrible. Secondly, i can see them fine now. I got an error before.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:34 AM
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Okay, now Anastasaeon and Jennyrosity both look like total babes in their pictures, and Shibb looks like James Carville. *giggle*
With that comment I think I win the contest.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:58 AM
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I'm the one with the horns.

Safe for work, unless you're not supposed to laugh at work. In which case, maybe not.
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:02 PM
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A pic of me, at my fatest, when I met my idol. That's one of the pics that encouraged me to lose weight. Down about 70 pounds from then.
Your idol is some weird guy in a grey shirt?
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:08 PM
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The Friday before my 25th birthday, my brother and I went up to Rockville to be part of the Greaseman's studio audience. They took Polaroids of everyone after the show and mine looks like I'm carrying at least 50 extra pounds!
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:48 PM
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Somewhere I've got a picture of me first thing in the morning, in a purple-flowered granny nightgown, opening a box of cereal while making the same kind of face an orc might have. I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:50 PM
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Me in the 8th grade after winning 1st prize at the science fair. Yikes! I was SUCH a nerd back then. I was in the middle of one of my growth spurts, notice that neither my sweater nor my pants were quite long enough. Look how proud my mom was though!
Oh my, I remember that pic. You showed it somewhere before. That sweater....that sweater will haunt my dreams....
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:53 PM
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I will refer you to a previous rant of mine on this very topic: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...3&postcount=50
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:19 PM
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Your idol is some weird guy in a grey shirt?
That's Ash. From Evil Dead. He's groovy.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:21 PM
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I opened a photo bucket account just to show you this. I hope you're happy. Some notes:
1) I was not drunk
2) This was a church trip
3) This proves that Southern Baptists do dance
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:22 PM
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Your idol is some weird guy in a grey shirt?
That's Brisco County, Jr! (or Autolycus if you're a Xena fan)
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:23 PM
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That's Ash. From Evil Dead. He's groovy.
Oh, grey shirt. Whoops. That probably is just some weird guy.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:23 PM
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I LOVE this thread.

http://pics.livejournal.com/heliumgirl/pic/0003c527
I cannot even BEGIN to defend this.


http://pics.livejournal.com/heliumgirl/pic/0003bszt
(vaguely not work safe)
My personal favorite -- aside from the fact that it looks like I have no hair and my face just looks deformed, I'm not wearing a shirt because I'd just thrown up on it. And no, I was not drunk.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:43 PM
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You guys are brave! Insipired by you, I may post one. I have to be home to do it, though.

Stasia, you are adorable. Stop that right now.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:57 PM
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My economics teacher managed to capture two of the worst images of me ever recorded.

The first is this where I am the hideous troll in the blue jacket and dark pants. It doesn't help that a water spot or something covers part of my pants. I have tried taking horrible pictures of myself, but none were nearly as bad as that. I like to send it to people to get them to stop talking to me.

The second is this.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:28 PM
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My economics teacher managed to capture two of the worst images of me ever recorded.

The first is this where I am the hideous troll in the blue jacket and dark pants. It doesn't help that a water spot or something covers part of my pants. I have tried taking horrible pictures of myself, but none were nearly as bad as that. I like to send it to people to get them to stop talking to me.

The second is this.
Having throughly examined both of those photos, I can safely say that hideous troll you are not. Cute pixie, I can see. Troll? Never.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:31 PM
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This is very old, but very silly-looking. The young man pictured will be driving soon. Younger, I should say.
Anyway, here is me and my son both looking goofy. If I seem pensive, it's because I'm trying to figure out why Buddy Hackett always seems to come over to visit while I'm away at work.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:37 PM
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saoirse, you look very stoic. And it's only compounded by the fact that baby looks stoic too, and I've never met a baby capable of doing that.

Anastaseon is adorable.

Now behold me in my blinding whiteness! I'm the one on the right. Yes, that's my natural skin color, even in the middle of August. I swear I actually have a nose and did not witch it off my face for that picture.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:40 PM
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International treaties forbid me from posting a higher res version of this. Besides, it'd probably break the internet.

That was 1982, btw.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:44 PM
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Now behold me in my blinding whiteness! I'm the one on the right. Yes, that's my natural skin color, even in the middle of August. I swear I actually have a nose and did not witch it off my face for that picture.
Actually, you're kinda cute there (of course, I have a thing for girls in glasses).
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