Just the frowny drawing and the words seemed to apply to Rudy. I thought the image on the right was an ad for a book and was curious about it. Clicking on either image took me here:
There’s no reference to resting b*itch face in the advertisement so I decide to look it up and discovered it is a real “thing” with it’s own Wikipedia entry.
Resting bitch face, also known as RBF, or bitchy resting face (BRF), is a facial expression that unintentionally appears as if a person is angry, annoyed, irritated, or contemptuous, particularly when the individual is relaxed, resting or not expressing any particular emotion.
The concept has been studied by psychologists and may have psychological implications related to facial biases, gender stereotypes, human judgement and decision-making. The concept has also been studied by scientists with information technology. Using a type of facial recognition system, they found that the phenomenon is real and the condition is as common in males as in females, despite the gendered word bitch that is used to name the concept.
It is also the title of a Boy George and Culture Club song:
.Here are just a few article about the facial expression which even has two abbreviations: RBF and bitchy resting face ( BRF ).
Resting bitch face is a problem dealt with by women and the occasional man (Kanye West, I'm looking at you) that makes them look irritated, upset, or otherwise unhappy when they are feeling perfectly calm and just resting their face. It also happens to people who are too tired to smile all the time.
The Science. For years, Resting Bitch Face (RBF) is a phenomenon attributed to celebrities like Kanye West and Kirsten Stewart. Our scientists have used the groundbreaking FaceReader software for their research into RBF. With this software you can detect the basic emotions in humans faces, live or from video files or images.
3 Feb 2016The phenomenon known as "resting bitch face" is real, according to scientists. Better yet, there's research available that could explain why some people are "throwing shade."
Resting Bitch Face, or RBF for short, is an increasingly rife cultural advent describing a facial expression, or lack thereof, conveying a particular mix of irritation, judgment, or boredom. One journalist wrote of her own face:
Resting bitch face. We've all heard the phrase.It refers to the facial expression of someone whose natural appearance seems, well, unapproachable. Specifically when she or he (yes, he, but more on …
I am not sure whether under normal circumstances Rudy has an RBF since I can’t find many photos of him actually resting. Most of the photos a web image search
turn up show him with expressions that are decidedly unflattering.
He did look rather relaxed and happy in the Borat movie:
I rather doubt that there are practical ramifications to Rudy having his law license suspended in New York for the man who used to be referred to as America’s Mayor since there’s no way he’d ever have occasion to practice law there. However what will probably get to him the most is that he now can be called the law license suspended former lawyer to the twice impeached former president.
Correction: I previously used the word disbarred in this diary. This isn’t the same thing as his having his license to practice law suspended.
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