I have this odd trait where, after a few hours of boredom, I suddenly become quite hyper. This is obviously no good at all, because while hyper, I am still in a situation that led to the initial boredom. There is still nothing to do. So I end up bouncing around like an idiot. To give a quick example, the other night, I couldn’t sleep, got bored, and started doing handstands in bed and talking gibberish about forging a yacht from a hollowed out raisin.
Two days ago I was taking my break at work, and I wasn’t that hungry. I got bored, and so it suddenly seemed like a great idea to take a number of photos of myself holding up various books next to my face as I gurned in a manner that mocked the covers of the books. I didn’t do much with the pictures, except show them to my long suffering friends and wife.
It wasn’t until the next day that I decided to tweet them. Initially I was embarrassed, but after no time, a friend back in England kindly joined in. @RealSamBillett kindly helped to dissipate the crippling embarrassment by performing some extraordinary gurning of her own, and she even managed to convince her sisters to join in, including @Louise_Billett.
I then bullied a couple of colleagues to join in (outside of work hours, naturally). Poor @andiesantos was quite shy about her Tiny Fey impression. @octagonsandpez produced a frightening rendition of Jurassic Park. See the last two images.
Book cover images and likenesses are probably copyright and are used without permission, so there.
JOIN IN by taking a photo of yourself gurning beside a book in a sarcastic manner. Post it on Twitter with the hashtag #bookgurn. Or in a comment here, if you want!
One last thing: @RealSamBillett is possibly the most eligable bachelorette in the whole of England, and maybe even Bewdley. She is an English rose and her whimsy and affluence of personality put her on par with the likes of erm… I dunno. Gwyneth Paltrow. Except English. And rose like. Anyway, go beg her for a date.