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August 29, 2010

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Blog Guy, as the curator of the very popular Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop in the nation’s capital, can you tell us a little about what makes a truly goofy picture? It all starts with a goofy face, right?

afghan melon goofy 320Not always. The photo above is wonderfully goofy, but nobody’s making a face.

It contains the classic elements of a goofy photo. A bride and groom kissing, and weird-looking fishermen drinking nearby.

That’s the secret? ANY goofy photo will have kissing newlyweds next to fishermen getting hammered?

No. You’re over-thinking this.  Let me try again. Any photo with a melon and a gun is guaranteed to be goofy, as you can see on the left.

A good melon always adds to the intrinsic goof value of a picture.

RUSSIA-HEAT/Wow, there’s so much for me to learn!

You bet there is. Otherwise, there would be Goofy Face Museums on every street corner.

Oooooh, I think I’m catching on! Look at this photo I’m sending you, showing a soldier marching in a really funny way, like that Monty Python Silly Walks thing.

My photo has the funny walk and a bayonet, so it’s pretty goofy, right?

Wrong. Do you SEE a huge banana peel in the soldier’s path?

Um, no. I don’t.

Then it isn’t goofy. Maybe you should just leave the museum business to the experts, Bucko.

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Top: Fishermen drink and watch a newly married couple kiss on a bank of the Yenisei River in Divnogorsk, a town south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 13, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Left: An Afghani policeman smiles during a joint patrol with U.S. policemen in the suburbs of Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Right: An honor guard takes part in the changing of the guards ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall amid heavy smog, caused by peat fires in nearby forests, in central Moscow, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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I think the fishermen are watching the groom grope his bride. Where did his hand go?

Seoond photo: “Stop, or I’ll throw this melon at you!” He’s got potential for Monty Python.

Third photo: Changing of the Guards to the Rockettes. Or an armed field goal kicker. Now that would change the game, wouldn’t it? “Go aheead, try to tackle me.”

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And on next… your local male Rockettes!

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Unca, the couple is not going down the drain. Down the river perhaps…

Do hope the uniform pants have some spandex in them, or it could get breezy in the rear after a few of those kicks.

Now, put your feet up and relax. Or kick up your heels and dance!

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The middle guy is going for the fruit salad thing – he’s got a nice melon AND a banana clip!

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Then again, it looks like the groom in the top photo is going after the melons, too!

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I agree with you, One… I am sure his pants are made of lycra…

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I agree with you, One… I am sure his pants are made of lycra…

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Is it wrong for a man to have a waist like that?

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So it’s a changing of the guard then eh? What does the new guard that comes in do, punt the old one for a field goal?

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I can just about imagine all those scenes, Spin! The first one would be in for the Funniest Videos Ever! :) (I am thinking of it being a video instead of a pic, so, forgive me..)

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I thought it may be have been scenes from a classic Russian story. You know, the one that goes:
Man marries woman
Man trades woman for automatic weapon and a melon
Man falls in love with Ballet and sells melon to pay for lessons.

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Mr Honour Guard looks entertainingly flexible. Did the photographer get his number by any chance ?

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Crow! I would expect that from SOME of our commenters. Okay, ONE of our commenters. But not you….

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BG: I have been behaving myself, so I hope it wasn’t this One you had in mind.

Gumby Patrol!

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I am intimidated by his waist, CG… so, no.. I am not after his number…

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nice place to kiss the bride :D

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which place wouldnt be a nice place, Mr.Fwd? :D

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I finally worked out the common thread for all three pictures.
Melons!
In the first picture the man is kissing his new bride and inspecting her, umm, melons, with his right hand, as winos drinking melon vodka look on.
In the second picture, the Afghani policeman has just sucessfully defused an IEM (improvised explosive melon).
And lastly, that guy can only kick like that because he has had his ‘man melons’ surgically removed. As a bonus, he can now sing all the high parts in any operas his troop perform in the future.

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And with that comment, Nosmo has proven yet again, the reason he is King!!

Hail Nosmo! (No nazi style please, I meant more like hold up both hands and bow with reverence..)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

@Nosmo…”improvised explosive melon”, dude I kneel before the king! :)

Kneel before Zod? No Zod, kneel before Nosmo!

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If it had been me trying to defuse the IEM, then it would REALLY be hailing Nosmo.
Along with melon seeds.

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@Shra: Very good question statement… can’t think of any place now LOL :D

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Or a public loo…

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Or a public loo…

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Sorry Mr B. I was having a shallow day.

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