Barney, sitting in the chair, now has the album. "Oh hey, remember this Yoga instructor you brought to my birthday, last year?" We cut to MacLaren's and right after the gang and Yogi Dear finish singing "Happy Birthday," Barney spots Slash (from Guns N' Roses) entering the bar. Lily suggests a group shot with Slash. Cut to the picture: Yogi Dear's face blocks Slash's -- all we see is his hat and hair. Of course his hat, hair and specs usually block his face, so what really are we missing? Robin says, "You know what's funny about this picture? He was grabbing my ass." Lily giggles. "Really? He was grabbing my ass, too." Barney does not giggle. "He was grabbing my ass, too. How many hands does that guy have?" Ted: "No wonder he's such a good guitarist." Marshall (to Barney): "Actually... sorry dude. I thought that you were Lily." Barney cringes.
Robin takes the album and notices that Barney's in nearly the same pose for every shot. Even in photos years apart, he poses as if he's just adjusted his tie, and on his face he wears a cocky, devil-may-care expression. Barney says that he never has and never will take a bad picture. Even in his elementary school pictures, Barney was on (and adjusting a non-existent tie). "I always look drop-dead, stone-cold amazing, unlike Marshall who always looks dead, stoned and cold."
Next, we're treated to a series of pasty-faced, mouth agape, pictures of an ever-blinking Marshall. I sympathize, my brother. Marshall says not all his photos are like that. He flips through the new shots on Lily's camera. "Here, look at this one. My eyes are open." Ted and Barney recoil in disgust. Ted covers his eyes. "Oh no!" Barney backs up. "You did put a bow on it."
Just then, Robin offers Barney some tortilla chips and salsa (which she calls chips and dip, which I guess is okay, but I feel like being specific, because there's a chewing issue and well...I'll just get to it). As he's loading the chip into his mouth, she snaps a photo of him. "Aha! Got it. A bad picture." Barney, mouth still full, says, "Is it, though?" We cut to the photo. Barney's all 007. Robin can't believe it. "No, wait. You were eating a chip. Where's the chip?!" Barney finishes chewing. "It is physically impossible for me to take a bad picture." He shrugs. "I don't know why. Ask God." He kisses two fingers and raises them heavenward. God laughs and says, "This is going to be legend...wait for it..."
Back on the couch, Ted says he's sorry about Amanda, but tells Lily she's being a Birthday Brat. Lily gasps and Marshall covers his mouth in horror, as Ted continues. "You're all bent out of shape just because you think I ruined a couple of pictures." Lily says, "Oh...Ted. These girls have ruined so very many events, or are you forgetting Paris?"