Monday, September 14, 2009

The Peace Sign

What's up with peace signs in photographs here?

It's something that really irks me. I don't know why, but it does. I just can't figure out Asia's obsession with holding up a peace sign in photos. Everyone seems to do it. Everyone also seems to do it in every friggin' photo.

I know we Americans were all about it in the 60s and whatnot, but it seems that the hand gesture has lost no steam over here. I thought we stopped doing that like 30 years ago. Didn't we?

Yet, every photo op I see is filled with peace sign holding Asians as if they never got the memo that people stopped doing it.

It bugged me so much that I Googled it.

And found this video.

It's pretty cute. Not only does it talk about the peace sign, but it also references all of the annoying poses that your friends make in their Facebook pictures.

I'm not gonna lie. I'm totally that girl.

However, there's one face I refuse to do anymore.

The "kissy-face".

Can we please ban that thing? Ick.


TC said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
AcidFlask said...

You should totally check out You'll probably love hating it.

TF said...

I live in Hawaii, where there are a hell of a lot of Japanese tourists with "peace signs" while they are taking pictures with their food. I just found out here in Korea though, that their "peace sign" is not that at all -- it's a V sign, for victory. Oh and I still think it's better than kissy face. That is stupid-looking shit.

April said...

You should go work there Megan. That is "totally" your type of stuff. Thanks for sharing.