During my usual morning routine of wiping the sleep from my eyes, taking Shadow out and checking (from afar) the consistency of his stool (don’t ask), and opening Google Reader, I came across this post about ‘duckface’ from Kristi Gustafson of the Times Union.
(**sidenote—If Kristi is reading this (doubtful), she was very helpful a few years ago pointing me to the right person within the web of local journalists when I was trying to get good press for a work project. Also, before Emiley, we had a brief chat session (about 8.3 seconds) on an online dating site. Our chat ended when she learned of my golf handicap…which was that I didn’t don’t play golf.)
Anyways…duckface..very popular on FB now and I hate to admit that I have family members– much younger extended family members– that post such pics. I didn’t know it had a name but after seeing the photos, I knew exactly what it was and am compelled to express how completely ridiculous it looks.
When does this sort of thing become popular and better yet acceptable? Duckface is in-line with people giving the thumbs up, or throwing up a peace sign when there is a camera around. I suppose this is the “I’ve been caught by surprise and don’t want to look stupid in a photo” routine. Too bad these people don’t have more time to think about the situation because they’d realize just how wrong they are.
What other ‘automatic’ actions have you seen, heard about, or participated in when someone surprises you with “Say Cheese”?
post-Post thoughts. I’m embarrassed to ‘categorize’ this as anything as I hope it’s as short-lived as people repeating any saying commonly used by a hotel heiress.