Starting your own Goofy Face Museum?
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?
Not 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.
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.
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