Local People With Their Arms Crossed on the Front Page of Their Hometown Newspaper


The pose that says, ‘Hey, look at me. I’m featured on the front of my local newspaper.’

Journalist Jeremy Barr has started Local People With Their Arms Crossed, a Tumblr blog of people (often smugly) posing with their arms crossed on the front page of their hometown newspaper. Barr told Poynter, “I love simple Tumblrs, and I think local newspapers are a national treasure in more ways than people realize. I was looking through front pages with another idea in mind and noticed this pose in a few papers around the country. It’s such a silly pose, and it connotes so much. So, I thought it might be fun to see if I could compile these poses. Fortunately there’s been a steady stream of them since I started this at the beginning of the month. I thought it was funny, and I hoped people would agree.”


images via Local People With Their Arms Crossed

via Poynter., David Gallagher