Belly Flop

June 17th, 2009

Belly Flop - Family Portrait

The invitational sounded so much cooler in the car.

39 Responses to “Belly Flop”

  1. Jen says:

    Belly flopping is super dangerous! There was a man who died once from doing that!

  2. Jessica says:

    Does anyone else notice the awkward tan on the man in the back, to the left?

  3. Jori says:

    The most awkward part of all… I recognize this place. It’s in Arkansas. Those are not nose clips. They’re Razorback novelty noses (note: not any nose protection at all).

  4. Phreddie says:

    it’s peter pan 20 years later, flying children off to neverland.

  5. Spilo says:

    What is on their noses?

  6. Super Mario says:

    It’s so obvious who the professional red-belly diver is in this picture. Look at the form on Dad. Like a swan, he is.

  7. IAmNoOne says:

    Ronald McDonald has snapped and he has hostages.

  8. Kafkaesque says:


  9. Melly Jelly Bean says:

    OUCH! I could just hear them hitting the water

  10. Jeran says:

    That can’t be good for your innards.

  11. Tim says:

    I wonder: who would sponsor such an event?

  12. lucky says:

    Dab was so excited he didn’t wait for his girls to finish taking their street clothes off…

  13. IAmNoOne says:

    The guy on the microphone was voted worst Roy Orbison impersonator.

  14. Becky says:

    Aw, I think that photo is adorable, albeit painful to think about the impact!

  15. RockitQueen says:

    It’s cut out of the picture, but they were actually just shot out of a giant compound bow.

  16. Lacie says:

    The girls are going in feet first but that looked like it had to be a bit painful for dad.

  17. Kayla Jordan says:

    Oh my goodness! This is MY family, my dad and my two sisters. I went solo in this contest and won the 1st place prize in my division. Wow, I never expected that we would make the awkward family photos. This was absolutely hysterical!

  18. Cloud says:

    Does no one notice the fat guy in the background grabbing his belly?

  19. Faybaybay says:

    Soooo cute! Not awkward at all & nice posish on the dad’s part

  20. sara says:

    looks like there’s hardly any water in that pool…

    • Mary says:

      And hardly any other contestants. Must be the first year of the invitational.

    • Josh says:

      I used to work at that water park, and was a supervising lifeguard for the first year of this contest. The pool is actually 8 feet deep at that part, and the wall is an additional 5 ft above the water. We had a bout a 15 foot area in front of them cleared of swimmers for safety reasons, but there were SEVERAL competetors.

  21. steph says:

    How sweet! Truly an endearing family photo…this will produce stories for years. “Hey remember when…?”

  22. morsheid says:

    Aw man, red BELLY invitational? Let’s go home Cletus.

  23. Valerie says:

    Too, too FAB! What a wonderful memory – and great photog…Mom??? 🙂

  24. Rich says:

    Arkansas: It’s so much more than just the Red Belly Invitational Tournament.

    • Stacy says:

      Holy crap…I’m from Arkansas and I didn’t even know we HAD such a thing. Wow. I’d better start training….

  25. Winry says:

    Haha! You might say that idea was a “flop!”

  26. Stace says:

    poor girls. daddy, why’d you do it??

  27. ray says:

    LOOK! Super Red Belly saved the kids right on time! Hooray!

  28. zorointheworld says:

    this is amazingly cool

  29. Jenna says:

    you noticed how the kids had to drag the dad in?” Come on dad! dont be scared!”

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