In Case You Haven’t Noticed, I’m Making an Art Form Out of Unflattering Screen Captures

Ahh, the fine art of the unflattering screen capture. So many of you blithely click on a video or a thumbnail image without properly giving the consideration that such enjoyable images deserve. Do you every think about how long it takes to find the proper video – a high quality one with the subject yelling or angry? And then to wait, with bated breath, arched over the keyboard anxiously, fingers poised impatiently over the ‘print screen’ key, watching for that perfect tick, the surprise, the sneer, or perhaps simply the over enunciation of an “o” to give the appearance of hysterical screeching. And then, there it is! CLICK! A simple copy and paste and some snarky lettering, and you have a masterwork worthy of the Louvre.

No doubt somewhere in the Elysian Fields, Praxiteles, Michaelangelo, Rubens and Picasso share a laugh while appreciating a perfectly timed screencap on their iPad as they peruse through the Soopermexican blog.

Well you don’t have to sift through all my images, you lucky slobs. Here are some of my favorites for you to enjoy (click to see the story behind the screencap):

Mika often looks like someone is goosing her.

This dude is very angry Americans are too stupid to love Hillary.

Teenage girls? Or the offices at the EPA? Not really a screen cap, but I like it anyway.

Krystal Ball yelling loud stupid things.

Alex Wagner smiles continuously as if she’s on meth. It was tough to catch this angry screencap.

One of my better derp captures.

Feminist Irin Carmon actually looks like a braindead zombie in this one. Perfect Screencap: Achieved.

Perfectly captured Eddie Vedder at the highest moment of irrational rage.

Another one of my favorites…

This congressman is a crackhead, and this screen cap makes him look like he’s honking or hooting. Love it.


GAH! Doesn’t Hillary look like Dr. Evil here? Yeah, click on the image to see more of the screencaps that prove she’s an evil movie villain.

Perfectly timed lip curling growl from Lindsay Graham…

More craziness from MSNBC.

Perfect moment when they addressed each other.

Accusations of sexism fly!

How awesome does Joan Walsh look?! Love it.

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter looking crazy and obnoxious. I captured her essence.

You get it? It’s funny. C’mon you get it. Hehehehe.

This wasn’t a screen capture properly, but clever text makes the image. If I do say so myself.

Now that’s what I call creative unflattering screen capture mastery.

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