I’d run a million miles, from one of your smiles…

May 5, 2010

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Blog Guy, I haven’t seen you hanging out much for the last few days. Did you take a vacation?

creepy smile combo this 260Nah, I’ve been barricaded in my house, ever since I saw a smile that really creeped me out.

A smile? Really? How can you object to a smile? They brighten our world.

Some do, some don’t. Some of them make me wake up with flop sweat in the middle of the night, and give me the heebie-jeebies.

When I see that kind of smile on somebody, then I start to imagine I’m seeing it everywhere. On my plumber, my haberdasher, my dog…

You really like to say haberdasher, don’t  you?

Maybe I do. Look, here are some samples of smiles I consider creepy. See if  you can figure out which one of them pushed me over the edge. Take your time.

My God, Blog Guy!. There’s not a minute to lose! Put aluminum foil over every inch of the windows! Don’t answer the door for anyone!

Get under the bed! Be careful, he can SMELL fear!

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein attends a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama about financial regulation at Cooper Union in New York April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Natalie Behring

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner smiles in a 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

New Zealand Black Sox perform a ceremonial Haka dance in a 2009 file photo. REUTERS/David Stobbe

Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych reacts after losing a point during his match in a 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

The Big Bad Wolf

A hyena cub in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Barry Moody

Benito Mussolini

A fiberglass replica of a Great White shark in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Actor George Clooney arrives for a charity dinner in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Max Rossi

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

 

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The one on the far right with the blue bar across it is by far the most creepy.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Nurse, there’s a big difference between creepy and crazy.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@knit_nurse: Right On!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Definitely, knit_nurse – he’s got a kind of an “I know what you’re thinking, and it’s kind of sick” look to him, doesn’t he?

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein… I know you ahve a soft spot for him BG…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Or it could be U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner …. yeah, I think this one is your man…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Anyone else liking shark here? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

The shark goes Om nom nom nom….

And we are gonna need a bigger boat.

Or ship.

With a poop deck.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

The Goldman Sachs guy has a nice smile. Too bad he’s the DEVIL!

And, it looks like George Clooney is slowly becoming George Hamilton!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

Lloyd the Goldman Sachs guy, reminds me of The Grinch.

I’m not sure the Haka grimace counts as a smile, but wow is the ritual ever impressive!!

And I agree with knit_nurse, that dude has the creepiest smile I’ve ever seen!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

How does Dicky even star here… that is by no means a smile….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, that’s as close as he’s ever come to a smile…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive