McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

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McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby pjbogart » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:02 am

And Neither is the Prez!

No doubt FoxNews will be using this photo for the next four years to prove that young people are not impressed with Obama.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby bdog » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:38 am

Ha! President Obama has a good sense of humor.

And MM is a good sport too.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:58 am

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby kurt_w » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:07 pm

So WTF is up with that name "McKayla" anyway?

There is a perfectly good German name Michaela that was just fine until we Americans got our hands on it and started slapping things like "Mikayla" and "McKayla" on our daughters' birth certificates.

</grumpy kurt>

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby rabble » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:11 pm

Uh oh. Kurt's not impressed.
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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby Right Bower » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:13 pm

Did Kurt or Curt come first?

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby kurt_w » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:52 pm

Argh.

Let us not even mention the abomination that is Curt-with-a-C.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:55 pm

Let us not even mention the abomination that is Curt-with-a-C.


How about Kert? Kert Dubya.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby kurt_w » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:04 pm

Getting back to the picture at the top of this thread ... that's actually a kind of interesting photo.

On Ms Maroney's face, that expression looks funny but convincing. But with the president, there's something about the expression that says this guy is trying not to laugh.

It's the kind of very subtle difference that human brains have evolved to take note of. You couldn't train a computer to interpret the difference between those two expressions, it takes a person. Maybe something about the way her eyebrows are pulled downward in the middle, while his are raised slightly?

It's a very weird and unnatural expression, with the facial features severely distorted ... but even so, you can read differences in it. That's kind of cool, when you think about it.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:10 pm

One of my dad's growing beefs just before retiring as a school teacher a bunch of years ago was the proliferation of first names intentionally "misspelled" to give off an aura of being unique.

"Izsabella? Christel? Ronyld? JFC!"

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby kurt_w » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:30 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
Let us not even mention the abomination that is Curt-with-a-C.


How about Kert? Kert Dubya.


Any parent who names their kid "Kert" ought to be tracked down and sent to Gitmo.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:34 pm

Gitmo.


Now that's a pretty name.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby mrak » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:45 pm

ilikebeans wrote:One of my dad's growing beefs just before retiring as a school teacher a bunch of years ago was the proliferation of first names intentionally "misspelled" to give off an aura of being unique.

"Izsabella? Christel? Ronyld? JFC!"

SanDeE*?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRzloVtUPA

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:49 pm

kurt_w wrote:It's the kind of very subtle difference that human brains have evolved to take note of. You couldn't train a computer to interpret the difference between those two expressions, it takes a person. Maybe something about the way her eyebrows are pulled downward in the middle, while his are raised slightly?


Slightly on topic, I remember reading once that if you force a smile it will be crooked(ever so slightly) but if you smile for realz(out of genuine happiness) it will be even. The article was about how kids fake smiles look so bad because they aren't good at it. As adults, we've done it so much(for photos and the like) that it's harder to spot the crookedness.

fisticuffs wrote:
Gitmo.


Now that's a pretty name.


Trying to figure out if it would be a boys or girls name.

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Re: McKayla Maroney is not Impressed

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:16 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:
Gitmo.

Now that's a pretty name.

Trying to figure out if it would be a boys or girls name.

Girl. It's short for Gitmaureen.


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