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I guess I am not photogenic

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The other day, I had to get pictures taken for my new passport. I wasn't looking forward to it because I really haven't ever had a good picture taken of me. Maybe it's because I'm baby-faced. Maybe it's because I end up looking down on the camera. But with every photo, it looks like I'm auditioning for a police line or FOX's "People Who Should Wear A Paper Bag Over Their Heads."

    Anyway, I go and get the photos taken while running errands. I didn't have a good feeling about them, and it only got worse when the photog said, "Uh oh" as he was developing them. Nothing gets past me.

    Despite my natural curiosity, I don't look at them. Instead, when I got home and Sis 'Beat is waiting on me. I give her the envelope and ask her to take a look at them. There was silence, then stammering before she asked, "Uh, were you in a fight?"


    "Did you play hockey?"

    It's a 100 degrees out. Where am I going to play hockey?

    And then it dawns on me. What's wrong with the photos?

    "Uh, HB, both sides of your face are bruised in the photos and it looks like your nose is broken in the first one."

    That's funny, since I've never suffered a broken nose and haven't been in a fight in who-knows-how-long. So, I steal my first glance at them and there I was, in my less-than-photogenic despair. These weren't headshots. They were a plea for help.
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    It could just be that you're one ugly motherfucker.
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Well, that too.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I abhor anything that involves sticking my face anywhere near the lens side of a camera. Despise it ...

    It helps explain how I save a lot of money on photo albums.
  5. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    What gave you the first clue?
  6. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I went through K-12 with twin girls who were incredibly unphotogenic. They are very pretty in person, but you would never know it from their photos. Every single school photo - terrible. Candid photos - even worse. It doesn't make any sense. Maybe that's your problem, HB?

    Or maybe not...
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, you actually DID break the camera!
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I have to wonder why the photographer, who probably took it with a digital camera, couldn't recognize that things looked bad in the preview screen. I don't see it as being all that difficult to adjust.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You should have figured something was up when they put stickers all over your photo on the Duff Beer calendar.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Unavailable for comment.

  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

  12. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I laughed so hard at that I had tears.
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