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Ugly Canadian Passport Pics.  
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I went and got my new passport pics done today, and I learned that they've changed all the rules for photos. Under the new guidelines, you're not allowed to smile or show any facial expression as it apparently "distorts" your face.

I look pretty miserable in my pic and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Will Canadian passports hit an all-time high ugly-factor? Have all countries made these changes recently?

G

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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

As Erma Bombeck once titled a book: "When you look like your passport picture, its time to go home!" Quite accurate.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool


[Edited 2005-01-11 05:13:42]


DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Hate to break it to you sunshine, but that's not the passport picture... it's you!

LOL j/k

Mark  Laugh out loud



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

LOL, I'm going to beat you up at recess for that Mark.
Speaking of ugly mugs, when's the next YYZ meet?

G


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Speaking of ugly mugs, when's the next YYZ meet?

....ouch, that hurt !!


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

I actually look pretty gorgeous on my passport, even if I do say so myself!  Big thumbs up


Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

G -

You KNOW that we all want to see that photo, now that you've told us about it!  Smile

- K



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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

mine (my US passport) was taken the day I got out of the hospital and had lost 70 lbs. I look like I'm stoned and about to fall over. (my earlier pic had been rejected because light reflected off the glasses and made my face look yellow)...I have a new Canadian passport too that ain't much better.

User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

LOL...

Andreas: I was just joking. You're the exception to the rule.
Mark: I wasn't joking. I'll meet you by the fence at recess and beat you up...don't think Jordan's going to come to your rescue either!
Kev: Not bloody likely. The internet is the LAST place I want that picture ending up.

Nuno: Wether you like it or not, you've been appointed Social Director for the YYZ meets. Anything special happening at YYZ in the near future?

G


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Ya !.... I'm with George on this one.

Nuno, lets get something going for the near future. Lets get a Skyservice van and cruise the town. Hit all the good spotting areas and then do the Keg for a slab of beef and beverages.

mmmm....Jet A and bloodied beef.

Oh, George, did you go to SA recently?...if so, how was it ...trip report?


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Haven't left for SA yet.....6 more weeks to go!!!
You can count on a full trip report...(Of course, with that passport pic of mine, some customs people may not let me in to another country!!!)

I won't be able to post any pics until I get back, but I'll be sending emails with pics to friends while I'm away. If anyone wants to see them, let me know your email address and I'll add you to the dist list if you like.

I also have my first Westjet flight coming up in a few weeks for the really long trek to Ottawa. Woo Hoo Westjet!

G


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

I just don't get it anymore...  Sad

You tell lies, you get in trouble. You tell the truth, you get in trouble.

We should have another meet sometime soon, preferably sometime in february.

Mark



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Sure Mark .... set the date for when I'm on the other side of the world........
I'll get ya another time then.  Big grin

G


User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Yikes, a passport photo!,, nah better not even think about it. I am wait for my new and improved passport to arrive and since I am about 50 lbs heavier on this one it wll be kept in a safe place (where we keep the list)

A YYZ meet??, wow I might show up at the Wendy's lot on Sunday, do you think they would be upset if I started a bonfire to keep warm/ (does the gas staion sell diesel?)


IHAP



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Here's an article detailing the new "no smile" policy:

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2644310,00.html

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

A YYZ meet would be great! How about a month today... Saturday Februray 12, 2005.

This would give everyone sometime if they need to book the day off work, (Like me) and also the sun won't be setting until about 1/2 hour later.

Come on Nuno...do what you do best and get a huge gathering together Big grin


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

I fell Nuno has separated himself form his aviation "buddies".  Sad

So sad.

Nuno...say it ain't so !

Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

I had my passport pics rejected because of "shadows". So I had to get them retaken and line up again. I think it was a scam to funnel business to the photographer on the ground floor. Never trust government (or govt workers).

Come on Nuno...do what you do best and get a huge gathering together

Yup. Nuno is organizing one as we speak. I can feel it.  Smile






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Today would have been nice.

The weather is great !!

Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Andreas,

I was thinking the same thing!

Mark



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I drove past YYZ yesterday. Looks like UA is flying the 752 here again.

Actually, its gonna start raining heavily about 3pm today.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

New colours on the UA?......doubt it  Sad


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

It was the old colours. I think only 1 of their 90+ 757's is in the new colours. Anyway, the 752 was at T2 about 330pm. I presume it's a daily.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptainGomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Nuno: Wether you like it or not, you've been appointed Social Director for the YYZ meets. Anything special happening at YYZ in the near future?

LOL, you guys are too much! Well ... I'd rather organize a spotting get-together somewhere warm in February! I have too much work during the beginning and end of February anyways, but hopefully I can get away after that. I'm up for another spotting get-together, perhaps in May when things warm up again?  Smile

Speaking of passport photos, I had mine done a few months ago, and it was truly brutal. The silliness of the whole ordeal made me want to crack up every time they took the damn photo, combined with the funny looking Walmart staff and customers, I couldn't help myself!  Big grin



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

OMG Walmart does passports now? What next.

The UA 752 is in YYZ M-F 3pm to 355pm. Sa/Su 9am-10am. Cant believe im getting excited about a UA 752.

Speaking of passport photos, I had mine done a few months ago, and it was truly brutal.

I bet.  Smile




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
25 CaptainGomes : OMG Walmart does passports now? What next No no no, they do the pictures! I like going to Walmart once in a while. If I'm feeling down, all I have to
26 Yyz717 : Dog food. Walmart's good for dogfood. There's no Walmart downtown. Just as well.
27 Cessnapimp : Walmart is great! Tons o'stuff on special, DVD players that catch on fire for $29.99. The scenery is great too. Like that old jumper-suit hag arguing
28 Post contains images YooYoo : Nuno, If I'm feeling down, all I have to do is go to Walmart and feel much better about myself. hehe ...so you mean, that by watching "me" shop at Wal
29 Post contains images CaptainGomes : All I have to say about that is...... At least I don't eat at ZET'S !!! Of course, you eat at the Walmart McDonald's!
30 Post contains images WhyWhyZed : HEY! Don't be dissing McDonald's!! Though they are very unhealthy...you gotta love a nice big mac once inawhile... Although they aren't all that big a
31 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Don't diss ZETS!!!
32 Post contains images YooYoo : Kris, I can and will diss Zet's. I think Zet's is Albanian for urine. They cook and clean everything in urine. Possibly the worst food I have ever eat
33 CaptainGomes : I still think Nuno owes me a dinner for recommending Zets to me. How about Mendy's? You can have the soup!
34 CaptainGomes : Yup. Nuno is organizing one as we speak. I can feel it Neil, I hate you. I had nothing in the works, and now magically I think something just might ha
35 Post contains images YooYoo : Nuno... .....soups not a meal. Last week in January ?.....so where's the thread ? Andreas
36 CaptainGomes : There might be a thread once things are finalized, but I'm waiting for somebody else to start it (but this time I hope I'm not volunteered by others t
37 Canuckpaxguy : Sorry Nuno, I think it was me who started the nomination process for you. I'd offer to help, but I'm not really sure what involved besides saying "Mee
38 Post contains images CaptainGomes : Well George, it's actually not you, lol. However, a YYZ spotting extravaganza will only be held on the last weekend of January if you decide you will
39 WhyWhyZed : Urgh... That's a bad weekend for me. Unless it changes... I can't go! The next weekend and on (Feb 5+) is the best for me. - Jason DePodesta
40 Yyz717 : Maybe if there's a snowstorm that weekend, we'll get to spot the ENTIRE Jetsgo fleet all stuck at YYZ going nowhere. Zet's is a greasy fast food place
41 Post contains images YooYoo : Still waiting......... NUNO !! Don't listen to YooYoo, he's a bit of a, well, a yooyoo! You started it.... I need a ride....can anybody help me?.....I
42 Canuckpaxguy : Ok Nuno, tell you what... -> I'll stay for longer than 5 minutes and will help where I can if you start the ball rolling. I'll even get you a Timmy's
43 Post contains images YooYoo : I'll also load up on some Clearasil pads and hand them out at the a.net meet if we go to Zet's. ....I'll wait for you guys in the parking lot, or bett
44 Airlinerfreak : Yet at the same time you guys are talking about how the Canadians are the most beautiful people
45 Canuckpaxguy : Airliner, If you come to the YYZ meet, I'll bring you a sense of humour. G
46 Post contains images YooYoo : Airlinerfreak.... Yet at the same time you guys are talking about how the Canadians are the most beautiful people Please tell me your joking?.... If y
47 CaptainGomes : HA! Well ... I will get the ball rolling when I hear from the out-of-towners who are thinking of gracing us with their presence. They're about as ugly
48 Post contains images YooYoo : ...Thank god i live in Whitby !! And what out of towners do you think might come, Mr. Nuno ? Andreas
49 CaptainGomes : It's up to said out-of-towners to reveal their identities, or tell me for sure that they are coming. 29th is the arrival date, so let's wait and see.
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