Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WTF Wesnesday - The "Jolie-ing" Edition

If you've been living in a cave this week, you haven't heard that Angelina Jolie went a little nutty at the Academy Awards standing like a moron with her leg revealed out of the slit in her dress...the entire night. WTF?!?! Did I just say moron? Here it is if you need it: Angie's Leg.

Hmmm. This got me to thinking. I've been doing it all wrong for years. I hardly ever look good in pictures, but Angelina does. Now what can I do about this? I did a little experiment. What if everyday people adopted Jolie-ing into their lives?

Exhibit 1: Before & After

I think Angie's on to something. So I elicited the help of the important people in my life. First, Rach from the blog Life Ever Since. Normally, she looks really frumpy when she sweeps the kitchen, but look at this!



And then there's sweet Natalie. She can even make a minivan look good. But to be honest, she's been "Jolieing" since before Angelina even did it. 


And as you can see from the photo below, the Jolieing fixes my other photo dilemma: Kids not looking at the camera. It's a miracle! Problem solved! 


Here's my dad making his blog debut. Woo. HOT! Incidentally, my father is not a stranger to sassy poses. Right Dad? 



Sadly, the pose doesn't work for everyone. I think your heart just has to be in it. Case in point. Total lack of fierceness. Perhaps it was the outfit.



WTF Angie?!?! 



48 comments:

  1. Your dad is hilarious! I think I'm going to adopt this stance anytime I need to summon up some fierce.

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  2. you have my CRACKING UP!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS!!! By the way, the Angelina jolie pose makes your boobies look bigger in that first pic!

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  3. OMG! Cracking up at your dad!!!!

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  4. Hahaha! You are a riot. And SUPER DUPER sassy. Rach, too, and Natalie. And DAD! Holy moley, I've never seen a sassier dad. But your hubs....he could use a lesson in sassy.

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  5. OMG, your dad! And your hubs! I'm totally Jolieing from now on.
    Sasssss A frasssss!

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  6. I just heart you so much! And your dad too. Can he come over for dinner or something? You should turn this into a Wordless Wednesday link-up where everyone just posts SUPER SASSY AWESOME LEG photos of themselves!

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  7. Can I get the last guys phone number? I dig men in undershirts, comfy shorts, flip flops and poop face.

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  8. This? HILARIOUS! You definitely look sassy. I need to try this...I wonder if it works when you're washing diapers?

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  9. You have an awesome dad!! Also? The pose is awesome and from now on you must use it at all occasions! Paying groceries? leg out! Washing the car? Leg out!

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  10. Lol. Very funny. I couldn't quite figure out why the heck she kept doing that. My husband just kept saying someone needs to give her a sandwich.

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  11. You're awesome, loved this post. I'm gonna Jolie-it-up today and see if it makes things a little more beautiful ;)

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  12. Haha! You are so funny. I'll have to try the pose.

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  13. Props go to your dad for exposing the leg Jolie-style too.

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  14. Love everything about this. This is going to be my new go-to pose for real...I usually do the hand on the hip one foot in front of the other , but this one is much more awesome. BTW Rach, you are gorgeous.

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  15. Now I know where you get your sense of humor! Great pictures. I really thought Angelina was trying to do "campy" and didn't intend to come across as all over-posed, but I'm thinking I might have been wrong with that initial observation.

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    1. You mean campy like when Paris Hilton stands pigeon-toed? That drives me nuts.

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    2. Ug. Paris Hilton should not be allowed. Anywhere. On. Earth.

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  16. I couldn't agree more. I can't remember what guy it was who accepted an award and struck that hand on hip, leg jutting pose minutes after she did, but I think he was accepting for best animated short or something. It was spectacular.

    How the hell. . . if you're widely considered one of the sexiest women in the world. . . do you think it's necessary to do that. And it was VERY much on purpose. I want to know the hidden joke. Because if memory serves, she actually stood there for a second and then struck that pose as if on cue. It was WEIRD.

    Plus also she's entered the "Maria Shriver Zone" where her face is going all Skeletor and her arms look like she must haz cheezburgers STAT.

    Anyway. . . you're funny.

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  17. OMG I am in love with you! HAHA. I have had a horrible week and my friend posted a link to your blog on FB. I just skipped over here and am DYING laughing--just what I needed.

    Anywho, new HUGE fan!

    Whitney @ www.whitneybrock.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the photo of your dad! I should try this. Maybe it will make my preggo self feel less frumpy.

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  19. 'skuse me while I wolf whistle at your Dad! Hot!

    you know how to strike a pose, girl. I'm jealous.

    p.s. - Just saw this - hope the link works: http://pinterest.com/pin/28921622577003917/

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  20. Hahahaha! This post, and you, are totally awesome! I could not for the life of me figure out why she was standing that way ALL NIGHT but you have shown me the purpose behind the pose and now I get it. ;)
    Jenn

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  21. You've really got it down. And your Dad...MEOW!

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  22. Hahahahaha! Jolie-ing, I'm going to try it ;)

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  23. You're great. Angelina - not so much. When I was watching it freaked me out, thought she would just drop dead right there.

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  24. Bwhahahahaha! I think you are totally onto something.

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  25. *can't stop laughing* This is awesome.

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  26. Your dad makes this post just pure awesome.

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  27. Go your dad! He definitely has it down. He needs to give lessons.

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  28. if you are going to insist on doing that pose, you may not come to my house ... you could corrupt my husband with all that h.a.w.t.ness!

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  29. Hahaha! No not for everyone but points for trying.

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  30. This is awesome. Nice calves, dad.

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  31. OMG Ali!!!! Probably THE FUNNIEST blog post I've ever read from you! There's been many but this one is over the top! PS. I'm Jolie-ing now as I hunch over and write this post, it's uncomfortable but totally do-able! Love you!

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  32. Natalie totally won me over until I scrolled down and saw your dad! Friggin hilarious!! I still love Natalie but your dad...he nailed it. So awesome he joined in.

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  33. Natalie totally won me over until I scrolled down and saw your dad! Friggin hilarious!! I still love Natalie but your dad...he nailed it. So awesome he joined in.

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  34. Natalie totally won me over until I scrolled down and saw your dad! Friggin hilarious!! I still love Natalie but your dad...he nailed it. So awesome he joined in.

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  35. Wow is right! Look what a little hip and leg can do for our looks...we've been wasting our best assets LOL!

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  36. I may have snarfed when I got to the pic of your dad. It wasn't a full-on snort, but it also wasn't just a straight laugh either. So, I'm going with "snarf."

    You and Rach look hawt, but little Natalie nailed it. To Angie's credit, posing like that really is more photo-flattering. Sure, it's weird-looking and unnatural, but flattering nonetheless.

    Oh, and I want a pair of your skinny jeans. Where did you buy them, pray tell?

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  37. I just LOL'ed. Rach, you sure do make that broom look sexy!

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  38. OMG! I laughed when I saw that pic of your dad! Seriously... best post I've read today! Love it and you created a new verb!

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  39. Love the Pose! Asking my husband to try it tonight!

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  40. I'm cracking up! I loved it all but totally bust out laughing when I got to your dad's picture. Ha! That is awesome!

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  41. This post was pretty awesome in its own and then I got to the picture of your dad and now I am thinking BEST.POST.EVER!

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  42. I laughed so hard when she stuck her chicken bone thigh out from her dress!
    But look at what you've discovered? It makes ever activity look better!!!

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  43. I knew that look could be pulled off by someone who didn't look like they hadn't eaten in two weeks.

    You look beautiful and the pose? Not one bit pretentious, looks totally fun and your dad? Sheesh, but you're surrounded by a bunch of good sports.

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