Irascible Democratic congressman Barney Frank is retiring at the end of his term, the Associated Press says.

 

In his three-decade career, the Massachusetts lawmaker has gained a reputation as much for his fiery temper and quick wit as for his stalwartly liberal record. (His 2009 biography is subtitled "The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.")

 

Less, though, has been written about Frank's loud, almost cartoonish, facial expressions. In tribute to the man whose rubber face brought us so much delight over the years, we present our roundup of the best Barney Frank faces. Enjoy!

 

 

The "What the heck are you talking about?" face

 

The "Yo! Check it!" face

The "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day, or should I just tell you to shut up!" face

The "Step off, bozo!" face

The "Happy as a child on Christmas!" face

The "Cannot tell if frightened or delighted!" face

The "Let's cover up this sneeze with a yawn!" face

The "I can't believe I have to listen to this garbage!" face

The "Oh, waiter!" face

The "Sell everything!" face

The "Let's make this hug as brief as possible!" face

The "Jeez, being a Congressman is surprisingly boring!" face

The "Gotta get my morning stretch!" face

The "I know I'm being taped, but I really don't like it!" face

The "It kind of looks like I'm giving you the finger!" face

The Platonic ideal of a curmudgeonly Barney Frank face