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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:22 PM

Why You May Not Like Ted Cruz’s Face

Why You May Not Like Ted Cruz’s Face

https://politicalwire.com/2016/03/06/why-you-may-not-like-ted-cruzs-face/

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Neurologist Richard Cytowic told Quartz that the unusual movements of Sen. Ted Cruz’s face may make him seem less sincere to the human brain than other candidates.

Said Cytowic: “The normal way a face moves is what’s called the Duchenne smile, named after the 19th century French neurologist. So the mouth goes up, the eyes narrow and the eyes crinkle at the outside, forming crows feet. Cruz doesn’t give a Duchenne smile. His mouth goes in a tight line across or else it curves down in an anti-Duchenne smile. So he doesn’t come across as sincere at all.”



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Reply Why You May Not Like Ted Cruz’s Face (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2016 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #1
applegrove Mar 2016 #2
enid602 Mar 2016 #3
truebluegreen Mar 2016 #7
enid602 Mar 2016 #12
waddirum Mar 2016 #14
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2016 #4
StandingInLeftField Mar 2016 #5
elfin Mar 2016 #6
lindysalsagal Mar 2016 #19
elfin Mar 2016 #21
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2016 #8
CurtEastPoint Mar 2016 #9
Frank Cannon Mar 2016 #11
Bucky Mar 2016 #10
Generic Brad Mar 2016 #13
Javaman Mar 2016 #15
yortsed snacilbuper Mar 2016 #16
DawgHouse Mar 2016 #17
Orrex Mar 2016 #18
lindysalsagal Mar 2016 #20
Shankapotomus Mar 2016 #22

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:25 PM

1. It's not just that he seems insincere;

it's that he seems extremely creepy, like the guy who hangs around playgrounds offering candy to kids, with ropes and duct tape in his trunk. Insincerity is a characteristic of many politicians but that level of creepiness is unusual and disturbing.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:28 PM

2. Oh I agree he's creepy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:28 PM

3. boogers

Eating one's own boogers on national TV doesn't endear one to the people, either.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:38 PM

7. Oh crap! What did I miss?!?11!

 

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:40 PM

12. boogers

google ted cruz eats boogers. Not for the faint hearted though.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 11:32 PM

14. Do yourself a favor and avoid typing the words "Ted Cruz eats Boogers"...

... into Youtube. You really do not want to see it. It is that horrific.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:29 PM

4. The only thing missing is a chainsaw

swinging wildly in his hand.

The Freddy Krueger mask is a nice, natural touch.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:31 PM

5. Yet he remains a top contender for the rethug nominee

and what does that say about the rethuglicans that vote for him?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:36 PM

6. Science aside - it's because he looks like a giant sewer rat. Eom

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Response to elfin (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 04:48 PM

19. Sewer rats everywhere are not laughing

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 05:25 PM

21. But they know one of their own. Now that's "science." For sure . EOM

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:47 PM

8. Count Chocula.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:11 PM

9. Grandpa Munster. Except he was likeable.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:31 PM

11. "Grandpa" Al Lewis, aside from being a nice man, was also a huge lefty.

He even ran for governor of New York under the Green Party in the late '90s. He didn't win, but he got enough votes for the Green Party to keep them on the state ballot for the next few years.

I'm sure he must be rolling in his grave over all these visual comparisons to the Booger Eater.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:14 PM

10. Dont give a shit about his face. It's his policies that scare me

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 11:28 PM

13. Plus he looks just like Joseph McCarthy

That alone repulses me on a visceral level.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 01:10 PM

15. or he's a psychopath.

I think he would score pretty high on the Psychopathy Checklist—revised

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 01:14 PM

16. He looks like death,

sneaking over a cemetery fence!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 01:15 PM

17. His face reminds me of the drama tragedy mask.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 01:31 PM

18. Uncanny valley

He looks almost but not quite human. Like a booger-eating human.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 04:58 PM

20. Or maybe, you just see this:

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:15 PM

22. His haircut make him look like

a greaser from the 50's.

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