Gormless, clueless, prim, drunk, awkward and completely stoned

by Stefan Fletcher May. 18, 2009 6728 views

I had it all planned out. At dusk for a week, I’d go out and take these delicately toned images of a city opening up to the summer. It even coincides with Slowpete’s blue theme. This week, most unusually, we’re awaiting storms.

So I snuck off to my local archaeological museum to snarl at the tourists for shooting with a flash and then I had an idea. This isn’t a patch on Jarvo’s fascinating and ultimately frustrating macro quizzes, but I thought you might like to match the face with the emotion.

Here is the list of emotions as I seen them:


Wild card (but I’ll settle for anything that makes me laugh – and I’ve already done the “anal retentive” joke, so be more creative)

All you have to do is assign them to a sculpture. Alternatively, find better ones and you still win.

The winner will be awarded a weekend at the Athens Hilton. Runners-up will have to spend a week there.

I apologise for the fact that most of these emotions are rather unpleasant ones. Apparently, those whom the Gods love die young – and leave few traces.

Answers posted soon.

Holier than thou (although I think GKorts' “It wasn't me” is funnier)



Joker / wild card - so all of your suggestions work







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Rob Tulk 11 years, 5 months ago

Number 4 is an Ancient Greek place to park your bicycle .

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Miclaud 11 years, 5 months ago

I'm late to...
Anyway, I like #7: "I took off my headache!"

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 11 years, 5 months ago

Oh, I've also missed it.. maybe I can still say something about the joker image.. an ancient passport photo of a butthead?.. sorry, that was my first idea..

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 5 months ago

Since my wit seems to have deserted me (or perhaps others would say had never been there), let me just say, great cheeks!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tim 11 years, 5 months ago

:( Im late again, naturally.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 11 years, 5 months ago

I jam just sad i missed this before you put your captions up! great set

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 11 years, 5 months ago

My interpretation now included in the captions.
Well done, everybody, for making me laugh and offering suggestions much more accurate than my own.
I find it interesting that all of us with a keen eye for human expression (we wouldn't be here otherwise) can read such different expressions in statues. This is fascinating!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mel 11 years, 5 months ago

Great idea for a set. SUSJUSTJAKE's captions had me laughing out loud. Great stuff.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 11 years, 5 months ago

Funny Paul. Okay...I can't match emotions so I gave them voices!
1. “Oh my allergies…I can’t take another minute of this!”
2. “Yeah, they’re real, no you can’t touch”
3. “Smell that?”
4. “I lost my ass in Vegas”
5. “I am half the man I use to be”
6. “Really Dad, I don’t know what happen”
7. “be careful where you poke your nose”
8. “Dude…good times, good times”
9. “Ahhhhh”
10. “Oh no you didn’t!”

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Paul Mcclure 11 years, 5 months ago

I'll just say they all look "Stoned" to me

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Piyali 11 years, 5 months ago

Oh, I would so love to take this quiz, the prize is so tempting, but I am feeling something like No#6 right now. I'll definitely come back--so could you please hold your awards until then? Thanks in advance--and of course you deserve a reward too for snarling at those flash photographers inside a museum.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 5 months ago

Good fun, and congratulations on your direct marketing approach - yes I saw the title and knew this applied to me ;-)

Censorious 7
Flaky 8
Gormless 1
Holier-than-thou 6
Horny 2
Hung-over 9
Inflexible 3
Serene 10
Wry 5
Number 4 is the cheekiest sculpture I think I've ever seen.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mike 11 years, 5 months ago

Great shots!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 5 months ago

sUpErb! I added last one into my favorites. Well done work!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 5 months ago

They all just look kinda indifferent to me. =)

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 11 years, 5 months ago

Funny game, sorry if I am simple but my emotional English needs needs some update
1. It wasn't me
2.If you want, what I think you want you will loose your horns
3.yes Sir, the one who stole my legs was 2.50 tall and had no arms
4.the doctor told me only a second exit will help with my hemorrhoids
5.there is a new hairdresser in town, he's really talented
6.I do not get it into my head Phytagoras, can you please repeat this formula
7.Believe this flu was really corrosive
8.My name is Bond, James Bond
9. Is a 1by 1 translation out of German have no idea if it means the same in English
Who sleeps does not sin please wake me up
10. Would you be so nice and dry my back
awwww hard work

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 5 months ago

I write here what they say or think (in my mind)

Hmmm: here I go
1: Hey, what can I say, I'm unique, unusual, stunning and irresistible.
2: If you not give your horns to me you will get the sweaty soles of her sandal thrown at your hairy head!
3: Do not look at me, I know nothing!
4: ai, I'm suffering from diarrhea (a few days) , so, please, do not let me laugh ... I can not squeeze my buttocks much longer!
5: I think that "bit by bit I'm losing my head"
6: OMG ! I can not remember where I left my son ... did you saw him somewhere?
7: What I said was " -a blind don't buy reading glasses, so why would you buy a bra?" Is that a reason to bite off my nose?!?!
8: ??
9: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, ... Pfff, how many sheep should bleat over my head before I fall asleep?
10: I am so bored, ....

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 5 months ago

Here's the best I could do with the emotions you have listed.

Censorious 7
Flaky 10 (10 was the hard one, not sure it really fit)
Gormless 8 (had to look up the definition)
Holier-than-thou 1
Horny 2
Hung-over 6
Inflexible 3
Serene 9
Wry 5

Wild card #4 (all of the above emotions)

How'd I do? :)

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