Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Gurning Champions

Here's some thoughtful advice from Gordon Blacklock, 2009 World Gurning Champion. Gurning, the art of making funny faces, dates back to 1297 at the Egremont Crab Apple Fair.

Previous champion Tommy Mattinson was not able to take part this year.

My brother Dan and I have a long way to go if we want to uphold the family name in the 2010 championship. The competition might get ugly.


Steve said...

Let's face it; a transparent forehead, sunken green eyes, and nostrils that resemble eyes would be a tremendous asset. It's speciesist to restrict the competition to homo sapiens.

Erik Bongers said...

Looking at that last family picture, I don't dare to ask what you ate for christmas and who prepared it.

Mary Bullock said...

Finally! A competition that I have a chance of winning! LOL!

Tyler J said...

"The competition might get ugly. "


I love it!

This does beg the question however, if there is a golden mean, a perfectly beautiful face, is there a perfectly ugly face?

Super Villain said...

james i believe you can do anything you put your mind too. if you work really hard at this i'm sure you can win.

looks like the other guys are missing teeth and vital jaw parts. if i can be of help i have a hammer and wrench....just let me know.

you can do it buddy!

jeffkunze said...

Gurning...Gurney. Did nobody pick up on that or am I just really slow. I didn't notice it the first time I read this.

This kind of reminds me of a girls mom that I knew in high school. She had the knack of photographing us at our absolute ugliest. I remember looking at photos of me that she'd taken and saying "I don't even think I can make that face if I tried."