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posted by Cat Pie Hurts (57 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

 
What in god's name would be the appropriate use for this one?
posted by jbickers at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2010 [6 favorites]


Videodrome 2010

"Concept Image of a Young Girl" is the perfect title to this contemporary art piece

Grandma can't really swallow pills, but we need to get her out of the Matrix

Lucille Bluth vs. Mavis Beacon

I have never seen a DJ

Photoshop For Goths on Myspace, Chapter 1 Lesson 6: Eyeballs
posted by griphus at 1:54 PM on July 16, 2010 [12 favorites]


Not as funny as Hawkward.
posted by dammitjim at 1:57 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


So much WTF all in one place! These are begging for captions, but somehow that could ruin them.
posted by Xoebe at 1:57 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I bloody hate popups.
posted by djgh at 2:01 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


A lot of these seem to be from photos.com. Looking at their site, they do seem to have a lot of sort of off kilter photos.

I like this one: I alway eat my Activia in my underwear.
posted by jeoc at 2:05 PM on July 16, 2010


How is the deer photo awkward?
posted by stavrogin at 2:05 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


What in god's name would be the appropriate use for this one?

Gym teachers forced to teach geometry.
posted by mreleganza at 2:05 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


HA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA HA HA HA ...HAHAHAHAHAHA HA HA ....haaaa
posted by Xoebe at 2:07 PM on July 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


I think I've found a new profile photo.
posted by brundlefly at 2:08 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh my. The ham necklace one... that is some scary shit right there.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 2:08 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whoa. I thought that was a creepy photo before you pointed out that was ham.
posted by brundlefly at 2:10 PM on July 16, 2010 [9 favorites]


Aw dang, I thought these were going to be photos from this year's Awkwardstock Festival, the one dedicated to nerdy, socially maladjusted indie bands.
posted by Crane Shot at 2:10 PM on July 16, 2010


Yeah.."Woman with Meat Necklace" while completely ripe for it, utterly fails on the euphemism front.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 2:11 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ve vant ze money, Lebowski.
posted by stavrogin at 2:17 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


stavrogin: "Ve vant ze money, Lebowski."

...or a page from Julia Louis-Dreyfuss' ill-advised sequel to Madonna's Sex.
posted by griphus at 2:19 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


These are begging for captions, but somehow that could ruin them.

Adding a comment ruins them. I like the dry "No Comment".
posted by jontyjago at 2:19 PM on July 16, 2010


I Love this BIG GRIN
posted by Elmore at 2:19 PM on July 16, 2010


I also love this BIG GRIN.
posted by Pecinpah at 2:25 PM on July 16, 2010


I don't care for this BIG GRIN.
posted by found missing at 2:28 PM on July 16, 2010


It's crazy that iStockPhoto doesn't want their images presented there, hell, this website may possibly be the only way any sales of those bizarro photos get any sales.
posted by wcfields at 2:30 PM on July 16, 2010


Surprised soccer kid about to be hit by a rally car is great.
posted by mrnutty at 2:31 PM on July 16, 2010 [6 favorites]


I want this in a nice frame, above my living room couch.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:35 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


I want the one of an UNWRAPPED TAMPON placed on red underwear. To hang in my bathroom.
posted by peep at 2:36 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


link!
posted by peep at 2:39 PM on July 16, 2010


It... it just doesn't let up.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:46 PM on July 16, 2010


Cut it out guys, I am rapidly running out of my daily handful of favorites to hand out.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:46 PM on July 16, 2010


"Concept Image of a Young Girl" is the perfect title to this contemporary art piece

That one looks like an eastern European political comic that doesn't quite make sense outside of the Estonian indie art scene.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 2:47 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Don't you mean "Awksome?"
posted by Mister_A at 2:49 PM on July 16, 2010


My boyfriend and I were actually just talking about how this pose plus an iPad would make the first accurate use ad Apple's ever put out. I swear I know more people who bought one to use on the crapper than for any other reason.
posted by phunniemee at 2:52 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hmm. What's this? Oh snap!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:01 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


So, he killed them by... uh... i don't want to say it.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 3:36 PM on July 16, 2010


This guy is bound and determined to have a bowel movement. Now! Could be an ad for laxative. For manly men.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:40 PM on July 16, 2010


I get a really strong Dutch vibe from most of these photos.
posted by ryaninoakland at 3:48 PM on July 16, 2010


I need a stock photo to advertise my hat and scarf shop for tiny nudists in peril. Too specific?
posted by taz at 3:59 PM on July 16, 2010 [5 favorites]


I love how the man on the toilet one has the tag "adversity."
posted by biochemist at 4:05 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


No comment

No comment

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Comment: Holy. Awesome. I. Want. One.
posted by not_the_water at 4:20 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Here's a good image for promoting easy-to-clean vinyl flooring. So handy.
posted by taz at 4:26 PM on July 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am rapidly running out of my daily handful of favorites to hand out ... you know, with my hands.
posted by joe lisboa at 4:40 PM on July 16, 2010


Slightly obscene-looking root vegetables? Check!
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:27 PM on July 16, 2010


Hitler feeling pretty? Check!
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:30 PM on July 16, 2010 [9 favorites]


brundlefly, that guy is pretty much how I picture every newspaper comment board poster ever, unless the commenter specifies femaleness, in which case I would superimpose a T-shirt with kittens over the same image.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:52 PM on July 16, 2010


I don't know - why is Life like hanging upside down playing guitar with your head in a bucket of hyena offal?
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:58 PM on July 16, 2010


Now *this* is the MeFi I know and love! Best of the web, indeed!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:34 PM on July 16, 2010


AT LAST! I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY REANIMATED THEM! DANCE MY GRINNING ELDERS! DANCE!!!
posted by blue funk at 6:58 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I sometimes wonder if hundreds/thousands of years ago there weren't stock cave drawing and stock art agencies and most of the vases and murals and scratches in basement walls are just awkward facsimiles of awkward facsimiles of real life, like these.
posted by doublehappy at 7:06 PM on July 16, 2010


i can't stop staring at this one. why the foot? is the surgeon or the patient? inquiring minds want to know!
posted by liza at 9:06 PM on July 16, 2010


What in god's name would be the appropriate use for this one?

Ash Wednesday - Caesar style.
posted by peppito at 10:17 PM on July 16, 2010


"...the one of an UNWRAPPED TAMPON placed on red underwear..."

How romantic.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:08 PM on July 16, 2010


liza: "47i can't stop staring at this one. why the foot? is the surgeon or the patient? inquiring minds want to know!"

I think he's a yogi. It's flamingo pose...loosely translated as, "I'm about to fail out of med school."
posted by iamkimiam at 11:11 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


People with no taste or talent post pictures. Dullards have rights, too, you know.
posted by Cranberry at 11:29 PM on July 16, 2010


"the girl with money" she looks like lady gaga.. i think she's very rich because her dress consists of dollars.
posted by JohnD at 1:26 AM on July 17, 2010


inb4 tumbler takes it down for ToS violations
posted by parhamr at 1:31 AM on July 17, 2010


I need a stock photo to advertise my hat and scarf shop for tiny nudists in peril.

It boggles my mind that you would enter such an oversaturated, competitive market.
posted by mreleganza at 2:10 PM on July 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


No pictures of cats in scanners. Disappointed.
posted by Mikey-San at 5:26 PM on July 17, 2010


Wow, I think I missed my calling in life!
posted by not_on_display at 5:41 PM on July 17, 2010


A lot of these seem to be from photos.com. Looking at their site, they do seem to have a lot of sort of off kilter photos.

I used to work at photos.com, actually.... They were eventually bought by Getty Images, and I'm sure that is where Getty is dumping the horribad stuff they've acquired from their many buyouts.
posted by atomicmedia at 8:34 AM on July 18, 2010


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