Nine gifts that keep on giving
Let’s face it. I am never going to run out of goofy photos. Our photo service issues more than 1,500 pictures a day, so new stuff keeps on coming. And yet, looking back over the three years I’ve been doing this blog, there are certain old friends that keep returning for encores.
Bonnie, my blog’s archivist, did some research and she tells me there are eight photos that I’ve used here four times each. Each one is unique in its own goofiness.
Up there at the top left, how often do you see a top fashion designer picking his nose in a tuxedo? Maybe just five, six times a year?
Another nose-related photo, a major religious figure joking around with a nasal spray? Priceless.
And when a presidential candidate suddenly turned into Igor from “Young Frankenstein,” the infinite number of possibilities actually hurt my head.
I can’t recall what I liked about that model on the runway. I’m sure it will come to me. But I do know it was love at first sight with Zoe, the Web-surfing cat, who appeared again just last weekend in my iPad review.
Then there’s Eugene “Toilethead” Johnson, whom I’ve already used four times even though it was shot a mere three months ago. I can tell you, Toilethead will be a permanent fixture here until I hear from his lawyer.
Dozens of bikini-clad chicks waving on a beach? What’s not to like? And my man with his arm all the way up an elephant’s rectum won this blog’s coveted “Worst Job on Earth” title and all the fame that goes with it.
But Bonnie’s meticulous archive records show that there is one shot – and only one – that I have used FIVE times in this blog. Here it is, snake handler Jack Bibby, dangling rattlesnakes from his mouth. I guess I just have a real soft spot for show business.
REUTERS photos courtesy of Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop
Italian fashion designer Valentino at the Cannes Film Festival in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The Dalai Lama jokes with a nasal spray after being asked about the swine flu in Lausanne, August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
A model displays a creation designed by Kimya Glasgow on the first day of Miami Fashion Week in Florida March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Zoe, a domestic shorthair cat, touches the mouse of a computer in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A swimmer dressed as a toilet waits to enter the waters of English Bay during the 90th annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia, January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark
Dr Thomas Hildebrandt of Berlin’s Institute for Biology and Wildlife Research cleans the rectum of Jamilah, a 29-year-old female elephant, before conducting a four-dimensional ultrasound examination on her at the Night Safari in Singapore, April 11, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Chong
Women dressed in bikinis pose on Sydney’s Bondi Beach in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Terry Tippit (L) and Britt Stevens (R) watch as fellow Heart of Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby (C) dangles rattlesnakes from his mouth during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi