The Headrest

June 26th, 2009

If she could only lift her arms to defend herself.

(submitted by Nathalie in France)


54 Responses to “The Headrest”

  1. Shannon says:

    LOL my brother does that to me!

  2. DaDewd says:

    I dunno, the short sleeves are a little awkward.

  3. DreamAskew says:

    I think we know how the older 2 got such poor posture.

  4. Cody says:

    I really just think this picture is cool looking!

  5. magillicuddy says:

    is the boy wearing pyjamas … in the snow? it’s like the shining…

  6. Snowrider says:

    Dad looks like he’s propped up with a stick.

  7. Catedq says:

    LOl!! My big sister used to do that tto me all the time,when i was 10(she was 18) she actually told me to stop growing because i was quite tall for my age(not a huge great gangly freak,i just had long legs) and it was getting more uncomforatble for her to do it!!!

    LOL!!!…. Good times,good times….

    Oh and why do the ages 10-13 always have tro be the worst 4 u when theyre sposed to be the best??? (I mean excluding ‘growing up’ .There were other things!!)

  8. Rahnny says:

    Is the picture off center because they were trying to get the tree trunk in? Plus, someone needs to put a hat on Ralphie and he needs to be careful of the Bupkiss dog!

  9. Jujee says:

    anyone find out what they are looking at?

  10. Tocsnai says:

    One of the things I adore about this one is the thoughtless framing. The dog’s almost gotten bumped out of view, but boy we got a great look at that snowy tree trunk on the other side. That rings true for an awful lot of family portraiture out there.

    Presumably the spouse is one of those people who just can’t take the time to think out where the edges of the shot are, so all the pictures in the family album look like this. They all have a huge swatch of ceiling, or a whole side of the photo taken up by a half-open door.

  11. EmmaKate says:

    A person’s posture says a lot about them; I’m glad Dad is raising his son to have such high self-esteem!

  12. Jade says:

    Hahahahaha Even the dog looks awkward

  13. Mark says:

    Why does this photo center on the guy on the end? Why is the horizon line cockeyed? Is the photographer passing out?

  14. Poska says:

    Moi, le chien dans le genre berger (allemand, belge, flamand peut être?) je le trouve pas mal.
    nota: un berger flamand c’est un croisement de bergers allemand et belge non francophone

  15. Well, the treatment of the younger child, explains a lot about the father and son’s stopped postures. I guess using the youngest child for an arm rest is a family tradition that is passed on by the males in the family.

  16. simonX says:

    More strange, tho, was the sudden disappearance of mom and the grandma on the right of the pic at the moment the pic was taken…

  17. Blucat says:

    This is truly classic awkwardness here!

  18. eöt says:

    but it certainly is the DOG making this picture unforgettable. could this be a new category?

  19. FG says:

    Judging by the placement of their heads they’ve all been victims of this in the past!

  20. pda says:

    This actually is a long running family tradition. How else would ‘no neck’ run through the family so strongly…

  21. laurie says:

    Dad: And that, kids, is how you write your name in the snow with your pee.

    Son: Cooool.

    Dog (to himself): Whatev’…I pee in the yard all the time. Hey look, a squirrel~

  22. Wainscott says:

    They watch in shock and dad is relatively calm considering his left hand was ground in the wood chipper on the Fargo movie set.

  23. Don says:

    Pierre dreaded the fact that he was known simply as the “son of Leftie” throughout the village. With the onset of winter he tragically forgot his coat for the family picture. History would soon repeat itself.

  24. GasMoney says:

    is… is that the grandma??

  25. Xtina says:

    Scientists are still trying to determine if the head-tilt is nature or nurture.

    • BLWho says:

      No, you see, the armrest pose was handed down for generations, and so everyone is now just predisposed to stand that way. Their heads perenantly squashed down a tad. Due to use as an armrest.

  26. Hilly says:

    The most awkward part of this for me is the enormous amount of white space taking up like 40% of the photo. I guess mom can’t compose.

    • Melba says:

      That’s why they’re ducking their heads, so they don’t get cut off.

      • Doc says:

        That’s what I thought! Was there a fifth creature slated to be in the photo who darted away at the last instant? Or was it just an unconscionably poor use of space?

  27. Tim says:

    ..you can actually dress those lawn gnomes now, huh?

  28. IAmNoOne says:

    He should not be abusing the lawn jockey like that.

  29. newsgirl151 says:

    What the heck are they looking at?

  30. kate says:

    The dad kinda looks like Wes Anderson.

  31. jl says:

    la pauvre :P

    i love the picture though, and the dad

  32. Matthew says:

    Interesting how the two are all bundled up and that kid is only wearing thin sweats.

  33. kiki says:

    Dad: “I can’t believe all of that came from one dog.”
    Boy: “Got any newspapers to wrap a big number two?”
    Girl: “Thank God Mom put me in this kiddie hazmat suit!”

  34. Señor_Citizen says:

    I think the bigger questions that beg to be answered are…
    1) What’s #10 doing outside without a coat on in -2 degree weather?
    2) What’s goin’ on down around #10′s left ankle?

  35. Cloud says:

    The 5 year old Iron Man then proceeded to blast the boy’s arm off with his repulsor beam.

  36. Rachel says:

    Wouldn’t it be more of an armrest?

  37. Debbie Downer says:

    I cant put my aaarrrms down!!

  38. Jenany says:

    reminds me of the little brother in “A Christmas Story” … poor thing!

  39. Rose says:

    Wouldn’t that be an ARMREST???? ummm it’s awkward correcting the site owners….

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