Friday, March 22, 2013

More Talk About Picture Poses


A lot of people make fun of the duck face and ponder its existence. Why do people think it's sexy? I've done it in photos to be funny, but I'm embarrassed that I've ever done it at all! But guess what? I still laugh my head off when I see other people do it.

Probably because I'm secretly judging them -- ignoring the fact that I've made many a stupid pose choice and patting myself on the back for being so much better than them. Oh, come on! I know I'm not the only one. To this day, I'm guilty of the hand-on-hip pose and the American Girl Pose.

Also, I'm all about world peace and the peace sign. However, I am not a fan of the "sexy peace sign" pose a la Lindsay Lohan. Gag. Or the "duck face + peace sign."

My friends are quite cheeky and will do what it takes to give me a laugh! I'd like to thank them for sharing these gems and giving me permission to compile them in one place.

Ashley @ 5ohWifey

One of my close buds, Jasmine @ Curlicue, and Ryan @ Bus Rants

Chelsea @ Taste and See
(Not the duck face, but it was her "signature pose" that she can't explain now.
I think she looks so cute!)

(She also can't explain her go-to "fish/kissy face"!)

Michelle @ MichMash (two pieces of evidence!) and Jenn @ A Traveling Wife
To be fair, I think Jenn's peace sign is totally appropriate while running a 5K, 
and she's pretty, so I'll keep the photo there. :)

My BFF, my cousin, and my buddy.
Names have been omitted to protect the innocent guilty. ;)


Morals of the story:
1.) No matter how attractive you are, the duck face never looks good.
2.) The duck face is universally lame. (Those photos hail from the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.)
3.) The "duck face + peace sign" is super lame.

Getting these photos by tweet, text, and Facebook photo tag had me laughing all afternoon yesterday. Thanks, guys!

Next time, I'm going to tell everyone that throwing $100 bills at me makes me laugh.

14 comments:

Darby Hawley said...

hahaha these are funny! I don't think I've ever committed the duckface sin, but I've certainly thrown in a peace sign lol

Melissa said...

This is hilarious. I totally did the duck face peace sign thing (which is actually a gang sign out here in LA) in college drunk photos. I'm not proud of it.

April Christine said...

I never knew that the "American Girl" was a thing. LOL. Yeah whatever, guilty. I think it's cute though. It's affectionate. Duckface? Well, I've done "kissy face" before, but seems like people have mutated the slightly puckered lips pose into... well yeah, a flat out duckface. (No worries, I stopped half-duckfacing when I was about 19... it's been a good 7 years now.) And as a half-Asian, I actually feel self-conscious about stereotypically throwing up the deuces unless I'm just screwing around. :)

Jasmine said...

Hahahah, Ryan looks reeeeally good when he does the duck face.

Thoroughly enjoyed this - thanks for the laugh!

P.S - I really should go professional.

bobbi said...

OH MY GOD. Ryan. I'm dead.

I die.

I don't know if you can tell, but that's his onesie he's wearing in the photo.

A grown man doing a duck face in a onesie.

I can't. Where did I find him?!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

ha ha ha ha GREAT POST! I love the duck face photos.

Shannon said...

My fishy/kissy face is some kind of heinous. omgah! You don't even want to see the other pictures from the night I wore the weird colored hat! (hmm..maybe I'll embarrass myself and put them in a post, soon!)

applesandglue said...

lol at the male duck poses, those are awesome. And I'd never heard of the American girl pose, but that makes sense... I do see it all the time. To me it looks like the girl is staking her claim on the man, kind of being all possessive "he is mine". :)

Annelise Rowe said...

oh man those photos are priceless. too much fun !

Marie said...

I am laughing my head off! These photos are GREAT!

Whitney said...

This is hilarious! I can't even do the duck face. I just laugh whenever I try!

The Cavallaro's said...

I laughed hysterically at this post... thanks for the great laugh as well.... and i'm going to have to agree with you but know that I am guilty as charged with the duck face back in college (don't worry, it wasn't often!)

Devon said...

I honestly had never given thought to any of these poses. I didn't even know the duck face was a thing. I am like totally out of the loop? This definitely put a smile on my face, though. I love people who are comfortable in their own skin.

Marie @ Life is a Highway said...

Ha ha! I don't have one photo with any one of these expressions. I better start working on it. I don't want to be left out of the "funny face" fun!