Roman Shade

July 12th, 2009

Roman Shade - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Clearly, all of the other props were occupied at this photo studio.

(submitted by Trevin)

290 Responses to “Roman Shade”

  1. Modine says:

    Please someone tell us this is not for his Facebook profile photo.

  2. Zed says:

    Still chuckling at Punix’s comment. And Délice sums it up in the final sentence.

  3. Kann says:

    My only guess (in an attempt to find some sense of normalcy) is that he is assisting the photog in a new prop set up? A test shot if you will…. Maybe? Am I reaching?

  4. vally says:

    Seriously???? too hysterical for words…wish I knew the story behind this one.

  5. Natalie says:

    I’ll avoid the obvious issues with this photo, and just point out that he’s dangerously close to mullet territory.

  6. me says:

    c’mon people, this is hot and you know it. 😉

  7. AggieLou says:

    Clearly, the compound bow was not available.

  8. Bron says:

    Wait no one is going to mention the sheet of plastic on the floor… which I thought that was kind of disturbing. Why would you cover the floor with plastic?

  9. Mark says:

    Geez mom, you are always putting Jimmy on a pedestal.

  10. Laura says:

    OMG the caption is hilarious. I want to know why there’s a plastic drop-cloth under the column…

  11. daysgoby says:

    Is that….cellophane….on the floor?

  12. Eric says:

    Yeah right this photo is not srs business.

  13. rifraf66 says:


  14. donkeymoo says:

    i like how, if you look at his face for a few seconds, you can actually HEAR him saying “admit it. i know you’re jealous.”

  15. crystal says:

    thats a nice mini mullet.

  16. BJMallory says:

    Dang, I meant gangsta awkward.

  17. JP says:

    What’s the problem, folks? He’s perfect! Wonderfully random. More power to him.:))

  18. Don says:

    “You put me high upon a pedestal
    So high that I could almost see eternity
    You needed me
    You needed me”

  19. Rob says:

    Oh. My. God.

  20. cheryl says:

    My goodness this is awkward.

  21. girlgeek says:

    Is this what one calls- Dandy? I say, bravo to anyone who can balance all that on one of those columns with such grace!

  22. Mah Jong Queen says:


  23. This photo, in my humble opinion, far exeeds the maximum awkwardness threshold. Not only is that a 16 year oldish boy sitting on a column, which would already be quite awkward, he is holding a lace fan and a lace umbrella. I would say then that this is awkwardness to the third power, but if you factor in the fake room in the background, the white tie, and the semi-content expression on his face, I think we have gone off the charts in awkward.

    Simply beautiful – awkward perfection.

    • wvufan says:

      The odd “grandma-esque” plastic floor cover really just caps it.

    • Omawarisan says:

      I have to agree on this crossing the maximum awkwardness threshold. This goes far beyond the legal limit and seems to be close to life threatening levels of awkwardness exposure.

      There must be some sort of safety gear available at this level of awkwardness.

    • MZ says:

      Agreed. And the plastic runner on the floor under the pillar is far, far too much.

    • Winnie says:

      Don’t forget the awesomeness of the mullet!

    • Diane says:

      I cannot quit looking at the expression on his face. He is quite content with our discomfort.

    • Bonni says:

      Ditto that. My mind boggles from the awkwardness in this photo. I don’t even know where to begin, really. I need to go sit alone somewhere in the dark now until the impression of this uber-awkward image has faded from my scorched corneas.

    • Doc says:

      As hard as it may be, let’s set the lace fan and parasol aside and ignore for a moment the logistics of mounting (tee hee) that pedestal. Why would anyone choose a shoulder high post as a good sitting spot for a picture?! I mean, from the photographer’s standpoint, that makes the focal point of the photo super top heavy. And from the customer’s standpoint, why would you let a whacked out photographer talk you into this–who among your loved ones would actually hang such a goofy photo on their wall?!

      • jennie says:

        Let us not forget the perfectly pointed toe. I’m dyin’ here. This picture is so wrong on so many levels its perfect in its wrongness lmbo !!!!!!!!

    • Gourd says:

      Astonishing! However, if the subject does not appear to be at the slightest ill at ease in his predicament, can it truly be said to be, well, awkward?

      On the other hand, I feel awkward just looking at it, so the question is most likely moot.

    • MarcsNymph says:

      Delice, You’re killing me and all the responses to yours just finished me off. TOO FUNNY!!!!!
      I believe this photo almost needs a new word as Awkward is not enough, it’s super awkward, Sawkward, or Mega Awkward, Mawkward, or really it’s Mega Super Awkward, MeSawkward. Whatever it is, it is truly Awkward Perfection.

  24. Punix says:

    That’s “pretty” disturbing.

  25. Hero Hog says:

    O…M…G… The only thing missing is a petticoat and a crossbow!

  26. i8cameras says:

    Way to be brave though.

  27. Tanya says:

    wow… where do I even start!!!??? This is very odd!

  28. doodah says:

    and he actually agreed to do this???

  29. Hanna says:

    Clearly he is a complete baller. He’s rockin’ that lacey fan and umbrella like hard core.

  30. Nik Nak says:

    My question is this…how did he get up there?

  31. Juno and Pancakes says:

    Wow… this really is kind of amazing.

  32. Wendy says:

    Why? Why?! WHY?!

  33. Ashley says:

    I think I just died a little. What poise!

  34. Mamabritt says:


  35. kate says:

    oh my…..

  36. Lacey says:

    I’m assuming he actually wanted those props??
    Because, I highly doubt, any man could ever be talked into the lacy umbrella/lacy hand fan/leg cross pose.

  37. Zac Detweiler says:

    I have many questions about this photo, but sticking to the practicalities: How did he get on the pillar with his hands full?

    • JoyceH says:

      Simplest thing in the world. He hops onto the pillar and then the photog hands him the props.

      I think it’s a great picture – he’s obviously having a good time. Look at that confident stare, says “I can do anything.” AND the white tie. I’d hire this kid, based solely on this photograph.

  38. KorrectionalKitten says:

    Oh dear…

  39. Tii says:

    Do you think he lost a bet?

  40. Daisy says:

    Or he’s just a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean.
    The ladies props in Pirates of the Caribbean.

    props to that.

  41. Scumb says:


  42. john in co says:

    Okay does anyone know the story behing this pic?

  43. Shrimpngrits says:

    At least he’s not wearing white socks….

  44. Selena says:

    He’s just so FAAABUULOOUUS! Now, we await a comment about a compound bow.

  45. Margaret says:


  46. Cheryce says:

    Hahaha! I’m laughing so hard I cant think of anything witty to say!

  47. EveL says:

    He’s not actually sitting on that pedestal; he’s hovering…

  48. The Jason says:

    What the….?

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