As the originator of the sadface thread, I feel that it falls upon me to announce the poll for Sadface of the Year, 2011. As part of a rigorous process to select the candidates I have waded through this year's sadfaces to select what I feel are the ten strongest contenders. I have been strict and excluded 'you couldn't make it up' faces and anyone
who fails the 'people like us' test, ruling out disabled sadfacers (i.e., "benefit scroungers"), and the homophobic and Christian (but black) potential foster parents. Good sadfaces ruined by family members smirking, gurning, or genuinely not taking it seriously have also fallen by the wayside.
(1) Binbag sadfaces. Jan 2011
(2) Broken shower sadface.
(3) Told to use a torch until streetlight was fixed sadface.
(4) £1,000 bill on mother's debit card playing XBox online sadface
(5) Charity shop/elf 'n' safety sadface.
(6) Bus crash sadface. N.B. Dangerously close to failing PLU test, but no visible tatts or piercings, so benefit of doubt given.
(7) Wheelie bin sadface.
(8) Persecuted Christian sadface (points for coming back repeatedly like a recurring nightmare?).
(9) Out of control shrubbery sadface.
(10) Excess luggage (i.e., enormous flag) sadface.
It's notable how the quality of sadfaces declined heavily over the year, as the DM got more and more desperate for content and started nicking any old crap from the local papers. An ever increasing array of pierced and/or heavily tattooed sadfacers emerged, failing the PLU test miserably as the months rolled by.
It would be possible to have a separate top ten just of wheelie bin/refuse collection sadfaces, but for the sake of brevity, it has been necessary to just pick the best examples.