We've all have had that feeling of dread as a notice pops up informing us we were "tagged" in an unknown Facebook photo. Oh crap. When was that taken? Was I showing my good side? How drunk was I?
Then you see the photo and realize you can't actually remember when it was taken. It's been years since you even saw that horrible angle of yourself and you are making your infamous "I'm drunker than a skunk" face. What to do? Untag! But, of course. Untag the crap out of that photo.
Instead of getting carpal tunnel from clicking the "untag" button, you can spend a mere $8.99 on Funny Face Magnets. Turn those uncomfortably unflattering snapshots into a rip-roaring good time by slapping a clown face, a chimp face or a donkey head on top of your infamous drunk pose. Besides saving you from complete and utter embarrassment, the makers of this ingenious product are right in our backyard; Riverwest, to be exact.
I talked to Steve Mathison, one of the founders of Funny Face Magnets to find out what makes his social networking superhero brain tick.
OnMilwaukee.com: Funny Face Magnets is a product that inspires an instantaneous face palm, as I wish I would've thought of it myself. What's the story behind the conception of your hilarious product?
Steve Mathison: Several months ago, I was paging through a trade magazine and stopped on an article where the author's picture was featured at the top of the page. His photo was one of those: "Oh-my-gosh-how-did-this-author-ever-approve-this-photo?" His face was beet red, he was sweaty and he looked terribly uncomfortable, like he just swallowed an Indian Ghost Chili. I cut out his picture and taped it over my girlfriend's face in a photo she kept on the refrigerator door. Later that week we were hosting a dinner party and out of the blue, she burst out laughing when she finally noticed the funny face on her body in this photo. We all started moving the face around from photo to photo, and soon we'd realized that we'd spent a significa…Read more...