The world's first ever pregnant Legbomber (probably)!Well, you had to know it was coming: In the grand tradition of Planking, Scarlett Johanssoning, and of course, Tebowing, we now have Legbombing (also known as Angelina Jolie-ing). That's right, Jolie's right leg forward pose has sparked the latest Internet meme (I will never get comfortable with that word, never), with variations including photoshopped Jolie legs onto everyone from Darth Vader to the Statue of Liberty, not to mention countless self-portraits uploaded by aspiring Legbombers the world over.
Naturally we couldn't let this golden opportunity to be immortalized via Internet meme (blegh, that word!) pass us by. Especially since we had to skip Scarlett Johanssoning on account of the partial nudity and all.
Oh, but jumping on the bandwagon is never as easy as it looks, is it?
Simply put, Legbombing like Angelina Jolie takes a lot more effort than one would think. And we even have a secret weapon over here at The Stir offices, one we were sure would propel us to Legbombing Legend status: The first ever (that we know of) preggers Legbomber! (Who would prefer to remain anonymous.)
There were, however, obstacles.
First of all, our Legbomber didn't happen to be wearing a long black maternity gown with a slit up the side. So we tried improvising with some black coats.
Oh dear, that's not what we were going for at all. Well, we'd just have to forget about faking the gown. The next blip we encountered was balance, or an altered sense thereof. Turns out Angelina's right leg was thrust to the side at an angle not easily supported by a body whose center of gravity is already way off base. No biggie.
We modified the stance a little bit, and got the photo at the top of this post. Tada! I doubt Angelina herself could have done such a fabulous job when she had a bun in the oven.
Before you try this at home, a few words of wisdom: When you ask people to pose like this, most of them will refuse. This was the only other willing victim model I could find ...
He's a dead ringer for Angie, right? At least fuzzy bear has that haughty red carpet stance down.
Look, like I said, Legbombing is way harder than it looks.
Will you try Legbombing like Angelina Jolie? (And if you do, will you post the pics in our comments section? Pretty please?)