The eight goofiest photos of 2010

December 13, 2010

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I am thankful every single day for the photos I get to use in this blog.

USA-MEXICO/Without them, I would just be another doofus trying to describe goofy stuff in words, and who needs that?

I’d be like, “Oh man, you should have seen Hillary’s face when Karzai pulled a quarter out of her ear!” Or like, “Queen Elizabeth was so cheesed off when Prince Charles described that cockroach he found in his haggis!”

Instead, you get to see this stuff for yourselves. A short guy enjoying the view at a beauty pageant, a workman using a jackhammer with his feet

That is why every December I select the most bizarre news photos of the year. I couldn’t do it without the help of the famous Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, which must really exist or else where would I get their logo down below?

For starters, the four shots at the top are instant classics of the goof genre, as is this one on the left, of Michelle Obama catching her husband with a doughnut.

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Now let’s move on to the Big Three Goofiest Photos.

Third place goes to a fabulous shot showing that just when you think the worst thing about being a bullfighter is having to wear those sissy outfits, it turns out there’s something worse than that.

Number two is a gem. I guess when you really need a taco, you don’t mind eating it next to a dead guy under a blanket.

And the number one Goofiest Shot of 2010 was…

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It was taken on January 1, 2010 by our Andy Clark, and I’ve used it at least six times in my blog. This man shown here is known to my readers as Eugene “Toilethead” Johnson, and he is a living legend.

goofy museum logo 240As I mentioned the first time I used the photo, Andy says this guy was also carrying a chocolate bar for a prop. Use  your imagination. I am the luckiest blogger in the world.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk while walking in a private Georgetown garden in Washington, May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Cliff Owen/Pool

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (L) Prince Charles (C) and Princess Anne (R) attend the Braemar Gathering, in Braemar Scotland September 4, 2010.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Khagendra Thapa stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

A laborer balances himself on a rock wall as he uses his feet to guide a jackhammer at a quarry in the town of Kaduwela, east of Colombo, February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama makes a point as she talks to children about health and fitness during a visit to an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland May 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Spanish banderiller Pedro Muriel is gored by a bull during a bullfight in Malaga, August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Patrons eat at a taco stand, as the body of a man lies on the pavement, in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, August 10, 2010. According to local media, the man died after suffering a fatal heart attack. REUTERS/Francisco Gonzalez Bolon/Expreso

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

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Hope you like the logo, Spin. Next up, logo mugs, t-shirts, lunch meat, chain saws…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I think I see Robert E. Lee’s profile in Lincoln’s hair….

Or is that you, Bob?

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

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I just hope there’s no photographer at this year’s polar bear festival in Vancouver.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Hamid Karzai: No Hllary, Darth Vader used to be Annakin Skywalker, who was the father of both Luke and Leia. That’s why they can’t ‘just hook up’.

Prince Chuckles regales his family with his playing the invisible bagpipes gag. Mummy regrets rescinding the death penalty.

Thapa is a leg man – more specifically a knee man.

Eric was beginning to suspect this wasn’t a pogo stick at all.

Michelle O’Bama unleashes her inner Brando with her stirring “I could have been a contender” speech.

Pedro discovers that Karma isn’t just a b*tch, but is also a very angry bull.

Someone in Mexico didn’t die from gunshot wounds. Citizens are bewildered and try to prentend that nothing happened.

Lamar’s half-brother, Eugene, misunderstands when Lamar says he was ‘going for a crappy swim’ on New Year’s Day.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Fashion, Goofy and Doughnuts. The Bermuda Triangle of OE. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

With a nod back at Spin:

Lincoln’s goofy face
Come visit the museum
Donuts for us all!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Spin and Nosmo: it could well be an excrement interpretation…

As the prince plays Isty Bitsy spider,
Thapa plays itsy bitsy spied her!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Nosmo, brilliant stuff! Pogo stick indeed. Wish I’d thought of that.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

As the year comes to an end
Lets remember the goofy ones
Coz if their pics were not sent
we would not be eating donuts, just plain old buns!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

A sincere thanks to BG for providing us another year (decade?) of our daily dose of delightful diversions, driving us to delirious laughter with doughnut inspired discussions daily.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Thanks, Cam, but keep watching, the best of the year is yet to come…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

…Iced in in NC and just now catching up on OE. Last night 12 degrees, furnace on the fritz, kids out of school, hubby’s truck totaled by a cow strike, 2 cats & 2 dogs in the house with all of us. I needed a good laugh. Thanks, Blog Guy!

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Ooooo! Moonshine, you will def get laughs here! Hell, we laugh so much that we actually NEED straitjackets!!
Keep warm! Have some brandy! Hic!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thanks for a nice note, Moonshine. I hope you got through it okay.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

[...] You’ll never have anything like that. Not on a blogger’s salary. That shot is only a rumor, and it’s already on the fast track to be Goofiest Photo of the Year. [...]