Reddit | CamTheChest

15+ People Who Can't Be Accused Of Taking Themselves Too Seriously

When Veruca Salt's dad rolled his eyes at Willy Wonka's factory, his iconic reply was, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

Although Wonka is definitely someone you wouldn't want to take childcare or workplace safety advice from, he was spot on in that case. Although the world is certainly full of issues that we need to be deeply concerned about, it's also not healthy to pack ourselves full of stress all the time.

Of course, we all know that it can sometimes be difficult to switch off our serious sides, so it might help to follow the examples of these legendary goofballs.

1. This person may not be taking themselves seriously, but that doesn't mean they weren't deeply committed to the bit here.

Reddit | B0ardsnwheels

After all, it probably took a lot longer than it may seem to get all of this ski equipment into such convincing positions.

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2. Some people can get pretty edgy with their elves on the shelf, but this one's taking things to a darkly creative level.

Reddit | Waifer2016

I'm not sure I'll ever look at waffle fries the same way again after seeing this.

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3. As I can personally attest, it's almost impossible to not be in a wacky mood when you're wearing a cardboard box like this.

Reddit | adiosteria

That said, this is also a good reminder that the people around us might find our antics more worrying than amusing.

It's up to you as to whether that makes them funnier.

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4. OK, fine. For all I know, this person is being entirely serious about the bold creative strides they're taking here.

Reddit | CamTheChest

But even if taking a vibrator to a guitar produces sounds that inspire genuinely enraptured weeping, there's no way they knew from the get-go.

Just because a silly idea created art, that doesn't mean it wasn't silly at first.

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5. There are a lot of ways to make a gingerbread house, but not all of them are so wholesome.

Reddit | uhhsamurai

It takes some impish inspiration to create a credible-looking trap house out of gingerbread, which means that either the person behind this has a wicked sense of humor or they're a massive MF Grimm fan.

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6. In case it's hard to make out, the message on the side of this house says, "Free paint chips."

Reddit | UnFocusMyChi

This is just crazy enough that it has to be a joke, but it's also nonsensical enough to be an inside joke.

There's an oddly brilliant level of anti-comedy in painting something that maybe four people will get on the side of your house.

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7. The facial expression is what puts this over the top to perfection, but this is a pretty relatable photo.

Reddit | PR0CR45T184T0R

Whether we realize it or not, we'd pretty much be guaranteed to imitate this mannequin if we noticed how weirdly it's positioned.

I guess that's one way to make the clothes stand out.

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8. I guess whoever owns this snake was getting a little tired of seeing other pet owners dress their little darlings up.

Reddit | CamTheChest

"See, my boy can wear a festive sweater too. He just has to stay completely still for it to work."

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9. It's rare that someone's funny idea provides such a window into their minds.

Reddit | MasCaraLVB

But without even knowing them, we know what they'd rather be doing every time they use the toilet.

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10. Most people who receive something like this from a relative would probably stuff it in a closet and pretend it doesn't exist.

Reddit | 42itous

Instead, this person put it on Reddit and asked the community to name it. So far, Powdered Toast Man is proving a popular choice.

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11. The baby may have no idea what's going on, but everyone else seem to be pretty good sports about this Hulk-themed birthday idea.

Reddit | AsianComrade

Based on his facial expression, I'm guessing the guy in the middle just did this to be nice. Either that, or he's trying to capture the emotional complexity behind the Hulk's raging exterior.

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12. It wasn't enough that this guy showed up to Thanksgiving dinner wearing a turkey-themed mohawk.

Reddit | Mohawkamania

No, this ambitiously disgusting visionary went the extra mile and decided to show us that turkey's poop.

...Thanks?

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13. When you're stuck in a crappy job, it's pretty admirable to figure out how you can get at least some enjoyment out of it.

Reddit | SerAntwon

In the case of one beleaguered call center agent, they cope by drawing their callers.

This one might sound familiar to some of you, but this man apparently couldn't recognize that the person they were talking to isn't from the FBI, and thus doesn't have all of his personal information in front of them.

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14. I'm not sure how or why this guy managed to make a giant shopping cart car, but he seems pretty proud of his creation.

Reddit | vhurx

It may not be good at keeping the rain out or getting under low bridges, but at least its creator can say he did something different.

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15. It's already hard not to shake our heads and laugh before we see this weirdness in action.

Reddit | colonelCSA

Putting Putin on a car's back window may raise some eyebrows, but putting his arm on the wiper to make him way was legitimately inspired.

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16. Let's just say that I'm really hoping this person isn't taking themselves too seriously here.

Reddit | ttv_streamerBTW23

Because if this isn't some elaborate joke, it's raising a lot of questions that I'm not sure I want the answers for.

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17. Not to worry, this truck's load isn't about to spill out all over the cars behind it.

Reddit | vvvelaxtrummm

That's because someone painted the back of their truck to look like a very realistic depiction of that nightmare scenario.

I suppose that when one spends so much time alone, their sense of humor can take them to some uncomfortable places. It takes some skills to prank literally everyone else on the road.

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18. Since the barber is smiling and his client is still sitting down, it's pretty clear that this isn't really happening.

Reddit | Mr_PoodlePants

Otherwise, this photo would either capture an empty chair or a blurry figure lurching out of it as soon as the chainsaw came out.

That's one spicy haircut.

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19. Here we see some nerds with some top-tier senses of humor.

Reddit | EatPrayNub

Not only that, but they hipped us to the fact that prosthetic limbs can come with lightsaber attachments.

Somehow, knowing that makes me feel a little better about the world.

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20. As soon as we see one of these weird mirrors, it's basically the law to do this in them.

Reddit | 1Cryptic_Phoenix

This kid has learned that lesson early. So much so, in fact, that it may come as a surprise to learn that these are both pictures of the same person.

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