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(Psychology Today)   Science shows why Ted Cruz has such a punchable face   ( psychologytoday.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Emotion, Ted Cruz, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Paul Ekman, facial expression, facial expressions, dx Ted Cruz, Faces  
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2016-02-05 03:01:21 PM  
It's hard to look at Ted Cruz's face. He's a brilliant orator...

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2016-02-05 03:06:57 PM  
He's a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind.

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2016-02-05 03:11:19 PM  
I assume it's akin to the repulsion our ancient simian ancestors had when they turned over a large rock and discovered something slimy, pasty and white with no discernible features

/had to poke it with a stick to see if it was alive
 
2016-02-05 03:14:34 PM  
He makes the "stranger danger" hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
 
2016-02-05 03:19:25 PM  
I find that all frothing at the mouth theocrats have punchable faces.
 
2016-02-05 03:20:41 PM  

Butterflew: He makes the "stranger danger" hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


Also THIS.
 
2016-02-05 03:22:12 PM  
FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.
 
2016-02-05 03:33:35 PM  

czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.


More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

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It truly does not get more fake than that.
 
2016-02-05 03:40:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.

More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

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It truly does not get more fake than that.


It looks as though even attempting to seem pleasant is excruciatingly painful for this douche.
 
2016-02-05 03:40:11 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.

More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

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It truly does not get more fake than that.


My impression of that 'smile' is not that he is trying to smile, but trying to hide a smile behind a 'sad' face. It is the look you give a cousin that injured themselves in a hold-my-beer incident when trying to be sympathetic but really thinking 'you got what you deserved dumbf*ck'.
 
2016-02-05 04:00:26 PM  
Ted is so unlikable his own daughter and son-in-law, Lily and Herman Munster, won't vote for him!
 
2016-02-05 04:01:18 PM  
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2016-02-05 04:02:32 PM  
I thought it was because he is Canadian. I mean just look at Beiber.
 
2016-02-05 04:06:00 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Benevolent Misanthrope: czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.

More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

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It truly does not get more fake than that.

It looks as though even attempting to seem pleasant is excruciatingly painful for this douche.


Yeah - that nails it on the head.  If you cover the upper then the lower half of his face, you can see that his eyes look like he's undergoing vivisection without anesthesia, while his mouth looks like he's attempting to force his face into a smile, having only read about smiles in a book somewhere.
 
2016-02-05 04:26:11 PM  

Slives: Benevolent Misanthrope: czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.

More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

[i.kinja-img.com image 480x320]

It truly does not get more fake than that.

My impression of that 'smile' is not that he is trying to smile, but trying to hide a smile behind a 'sad' face. It is the look you give a cousin that injured themselves in a hold-my-beer incident when trying to be sympathetic but really thinking 'you got what you deserved dumbf*ck'.


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You may be on to something here.  It may be that behind that AstroTurf smile, Ted Cruz is simply wallowing in a bleak, existential despair, a hollowness of self brought on by the realization that never once has he had any actual human contact that did not involve a financial transaction.  Perhaps in some tortured way, he's shrieking inside while he pretends to be a normal, happy person, craving nothing more than one single solitary voice of comfort amid the utter blasted ruin that's what's left of his psyche after decades of resentment and bitterness and tear-soaked pillowcases.  So alone, shunned by all he's ever known, turned out into the cold and gray nothingness with nothing but his pain to wrap around his barren soul as he trudges through the fields of torture that are his life.

Such a man like this would want nothing more the to become president and nuke the world.
 
2016-02-05 04:33:13 PM  
When even the people who that can read body language the poorest are creeped out by you, there's probably a reason.

/the dude is slimier than a snot rag.
 
2016-02-05 04:43:50 PM  
Good, thought it was just me. It always looks like he is smiling condescendingly, like the PTO mom that thinks she's so much smarter than you, and is just a little sad for your feeble intellect.  Think Peggy Hill, without the underlying sweetness.

If course, like that PTO mom, he doesn't know shiat and runs his ego off a steady fuel supply of asinine opinions and backwards beliefs.
 
2016-02-05 04:53:18 PM  
His wife can't hide her loathing of him too, from these screenshots taken from his Iowa victory speech. If you watch the whole thing it's an exercise in dysfunction. Heidi Cruz just can't hide her feelings of deep hatred for Teddy Boy.

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2016-02-05 04:54:28 PM  
By the way, Ted Cruz's mother looks like she would rather be anywhere but at the speech and his dad looks like a stiff necked bore.
 
2016-02-05 04:55:45 PM  

basemetal: When even the people who that can read body language the poorest are creeped out by you, there's probably a reason.

/the dude is slimier than a snot rag.


he's as sincere as a weasel's tail
 
2016-02-05 05:02:11 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: czetie: FTFA: Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.

This is why I love the German language.

More accurately, In need of a good biatch-slap.  Which is even better, to my mind.

I took his advice and googled "Ted Cruz smiling"...

[i.kinja-img.com image 480x320]

It truly does not get more fake than that.

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check THIS image out. As Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys would say "greeeeeeeeeeeeasy"
 
2016-02-05 05:15:17 PM  
We shouldn't be wasting our Science points on something so blatantly obvious.
 
2016-02-05 05:18:54 PM  
I know what the problem is... he had the top and bottom halves of two different faces!
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Cover the bottom part of his face at his nose, then cover the top part of his face at his nose....  you can see it for yourself!
 
2016-02-05 05:51:57 PM  
Reptilian aliens have never been good at imitating human expressions.
 
2016-02-05 05:54:46 PM  

fusillade762: Reptilian aliens have never been good at imitating human expressions.


I have more faith in our reptilian alien overlords than to think they'd send down this farking assclown to lead us.
 
2016-02-05 05:57:42 PM  
You know who else was a brilliant orator ?
 
2016-02-05 06:08:19 PM  
Did they even bother to explain Jim Webb's face ?
/DNRTFA
 
2016-02-05 06:20:42 PM  
I don't have to look at his face. I can look at his record or ask his colleagues.
 
2016-02-05 06:29:48 PM  
Before reading: Is it that he's a sociopath incapable of accurately and appropriately emulating natural human emotion?

After reading: Pretty much, yeah.
 
2016-02-05 06:32:35 PM  
"Backpfeifengesicht" is my new favorite word.
 
2016-02-05 06:32:46 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I don't have to look at his face. I can look at his record or ask his colleagues.


Yes, but it is nice that his face saves us all that trouble.  Ted Cruz's face may be the only honest thing in Washington.    (If anyone ever figures out what, exactly, Trump's hairpiece is trying to communicate, then there may or may not be some competition.  But for now . . . )
 
2016-02-05 06:34:07 PM  
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ah, what a genuine and disarming smile that lizard has
 
2016-02-05 06:34:36 PM  

Astorix: By the way, Ted Cruz's mother looks like she would rather be anywhere but at the speech and his dad looks like a stiff necked bore.


That was his wife standing next to him. I feel sorry for their daughter who they keep dragging to all their events as a prop.
 
2016-02-05 06:36:10 PM  
The Canadian Commander-in-Chief
 
2016-02-05 06:36:22 PM  

vernonFL: You know who else was a brilliant orator ?


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2016-02-05 06:40:42 PM  

RottenEggs: Did they even bother to explain Jim Webb's face ?
/DNRTFA


No, because if you make fun of Webb's face, he'll reach down your throat and pull out your spleen.
 
2016-02-05 06:42:47 PM  
He has the smile of someone who has never in his life known happiness. Google "Victoria Beckham smile" and you'll see the same fake, all-teeth smile.
 
2016-02-05 06:45:49 PM  
he always has that visual version of 'bless your heart'
 
2016-02-05 06:46:41 PM  
It's as if the unspeakable thing inhabiting his skin sack hasn't quite mastered the ability to mimic human emotions...
 
2016-02-05 06:47:19 PM  

LessO2: vernonFL: You know who else was a brilliant orator ?

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If she was so brilliant she would have swallowed the evidence. Or picked better friends.
 
2016-02-05 06:47:38 PM  
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2016-02-05 06:59:44 PM  
Still my favorite.

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2016-02-05 07:00:24 PM  
Okay the fact that Cruz's old college roommate is getting angry emails from people asking why he didn't smother Cruz in 1988 is farking hilarious.
 
2016-02-05 07:04:39 PM  
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Ah, so I'm not really a bad person for wanting to punch Ted Cruz in the face every time I see him?

It's just science?

Good to note.
 
2016-02-05 07:06:58 PM  
I thought "too much like The Penguin" but I guess all super-villians give off a bad vibe.
 
2016-02-05 07:07:29 PM  

Mugato: He's a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind.

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No no, I'm as liberal as they come and I'd agree with that statement.

Ted Cruz isn't an idiot; he's a brilliant self-interested narcissistic con-man with a thin grasp of human emotion or decency, keenly observant in ANY situation for the slightest opportunities he can use to advance his own self-interest at the expense of others. Sociopaths are usually pretty damned smart, and you can see it in how calculated his emotionless bits of practiced talking points can be, how nary the smallest shred of doubt passes over his face when he makes up a new framing for one of his positions on the spot, coming up with whatever his audience wants to hear.

He's scared me ever since he gained any notoriety.
 
2016-02-05 07:14:54 PM  
He looks like the lumpy clone of Nixon and LBJ.
 
2016-02-05 07:16:04 PM  

BlastYoBoots: Ted Cruz isn't an idiot; he's a brilliant self-interested narcissistic con-man with a thin grasp of human emotion or decency, keenly observant in ANY situation for the slightest opportunities he can use to advance his own self-interest at the expense of others


I dunno. Of course he has the right wing but jobs on his side but if he was so brilliant, there wouldn't be so many people laughing at him.
 
2016-02-05 07:16:47 PM  
it's because one cannot punch his soul.
 
2016-02-05 07:18:34 PM  

Horizon: Okay the fact that Cruz's old college roommate is getting angry emails from people asking why he didn't smother Cruz in 1988 is farking hilarious.


Actual quote from the roommate:

"Getting emails blaming me for not smothering Ted Cruz in his sleep in 1988. What kind of monster do you think I am? A really prescient one?"
 
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