July 14th, 2009

Bullseye - Family Portrait

All those hopes and dreams of him becoming a doctor just don’t seem important anymore.

138 Responses to “Bullseye”

  1. Lee says:

    Arrow of light is a big accomplishment for a Cub scout, my son received his too. Not very awkward.

  2. Ellalee says:

    Boy Scouts are cool. . . only thing awkward here is the fact so many of us don’t get why this is awkward!

    I wish the Girl Scouts were half as cool as Boy Scouts. . .

  3. PocketPal says:

    What’s really awkward are all the comments saying that this isn’t awkward.

    the dvd’s crammed into the shelf adds a nice touch.

  4. Max says:

    this post will eventually be overflown with Compund Bow/van helsing references.

  5. mandy_Reeves says:

    thats cool…my lil cousin gets that arrow soon. Boy scouts is great for kids…my Uncles a pack leader i guess its called.

  6. Melissa says:

    I don’t really see what’s awkward here…

  7. R Sain says:

    I’m with Lil J and Michael….I don’t see anything awkward about it. Then again, I’m married to an Eagle Scout, with 2 more for BIL’s.

  8. Jim says:

    What’s awkward about this photo? If it is the Arrow of Light, then it’s something for him to be proud of as he works towards his Eagle Scout.

  9. SweetPetunia says:

    OK, how is this awkward? The kid got his Arrow of Light. I’m sure there are plenty of Boy Scouts that became doctors. Pick a different picture.

  10. Scott says:

    I don’t find anything awkward about this one either.
    If mom or dad were groping him, or he was checking mom out, yes, but this is your standard picture.

  11. Melba says:

    “Today I am a man!”

  12. stubob says:

    I agree Michael

  13. Maya B says:

    The mother looks like a woman who goes to my church…but that doesn’t look like her husband or kid. Aside from that, I don’t see anything awkward about this one. Just two proud parents and their proud son.

  14. Ellen says:

    I especially enjoy the flags that are supposed to go on your car nicely accenting the mantle.

  15. Mistah says:

    It’s the Arrow of Light for Cub Scouting… not awkward at all except for the awkward-looking people.

    Just because I feel like a jerk today: but oh no, here come the “compound bow” jokes… Maybe they were -kind of- funny 592 posts ago, but c’mon… enough!

  16. Karenn says:

    I think he needs to be fixed up with one of the van Helsing girls… now THAT’S a match made in heaven!

  17. Steve says:

    By far the least awkward photo on the site.

  18. Miquelle says:

    It’s the Arrow of Light! All of my brothers have those. The most awkward part about those ceremonies are doing the cheers…

  19. IAmNoOne says:

    Tjat was the arrow he recreated the story of William Tell with his little sister. Unfortunatly the sister couldn’t make the photo.

  20. FattyWhoKnowsBetter says:

    I see nothing awkward about this photo. It’s a boy who has earned an award with his parents…where’s the awkward????

  21. Trixie says:

    No, wait, Arrow of Light.

  22. Trixie says:

    This is the Order of the Arrow, moving from Webelos to Boy Scouts. I fail to see the awkwardness.

  23. Jessie says:

    Arrow of Light… really not that strange.

  24. Gordon says:

    It’s going to be awkward to pin that on his uniform. My Webelos pin was MUCH smaller.

  25. inaniæ says:

    This is the first one that I just didn’t get. Awkward Fail.

  26. Halcyon says:

    It’s just a scouting milestone. And FYI: all parent/child photos with a scouting involved will be a little awkward. There’s nothing special about this photo.

  27. Sjohnson says:

    There is nothing awkward about this photograph. This young man, with the help of his parents, acheived the highest recognition in Cub Scouting, and is the only badge a Cub Scout can take with him into Boy Scouts. Smart a** comments about compound bows and Van Helsing betray the level of ignorance of the acheivement this young man has accomplished. Frankly, this site should take down this photo.

  28. As others have mentioned, that is an Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting (so it’s sort of the junior Eagle Scout). It is something to be proud of, and this photo isn’t any more awkward than one with any ten-year-old American boy. (Which is pretty awkward, I’ll admit.)

  29. Kevin K says:

    Father is so proud.

  30. Marie says:

    Aww! I think this one is cute! The caption, on the other hand, is just darn funny.

  31. Greg says:

    this isn’t awkward at all… we need more faceplants. no… DEMAND more faceplants…

  32. just sayin says:

    Yeah… I’m not seeing the awkwardness of this one, pretty much every boy scout that has graduated out of cub scouts has a pic just like this one.. however, I sense that is posted primarily to be a cross bow joke conductor.

  33. Tim says:

    Shoot that poison arrow through my HEAAAART…!

  34. Señor_Citizen says:

    Is it me, or is that the smallest mantelpiece in existence?
    That arrow’s gotta go on the wall friends. No more room on that mantelpiece, for sure…

  35. KDS says:

    I guess I’m missing the “awkward” part of this.

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  37. Amy says:

    Not awkward at all…this is a Boy Scout.

  38. Just my opinion says:

    Wow another compound bow joke…didn’t see that one coming 😉

  39. Dora says:

    This one’s pretty tame comparatively — us Boy Scout parents know the drill with the Arrow of Light ceremony.

  40. MadMolecule says:

    It’s the Arrow of Light badge. He’s also wearing the pin, which is the dark-colored, rectangular one directly below the circular patch on his shirt. As I recall, it’s the only scouting decoration that you can wear for your entire scouting career, up through Eagle and scoutmaster and all that. I was proud when I got mine too (in about 1983); good job, kid.

  41. Steve says:

    am i missing something here… all the Arrow of light is correct… a high honor for a boy that age… i keep looking for the awkward.
    or is this just a set up for the compound bow guys

  42. Juls says:

    I think the little shmoo thing on the fireplace mantle is scary. Good thing it’s captured in a glass case – wouldn’t want it to get out. Other than that the pic seems fairly ordinary though it shouldn’t hurt dad to crack a smile…

  43. chris says:

    Agree with the above. Scouting isn’t that awkward or geeky and that is the Arrow of Light award which, IIRC, doesn’t have to do with archery. Awkward Fail.

  44. Karl says:

    Yeah that is the Arrow of Light. It is not an archery award. It is one of the highest award a Cub Scout can earn and is quite an accomplishment for the young fellow. If anything it should be a sign that his hopes and dreams of becoming a Doctor might become a reality, because he must be a smart and dedicated kid to get it. Bravo, lad!

  45. Ellen says:

    I thnk everybody who completes their arrow of light has a picture showing their pride of the achievement… Not even a little awkward.

  46. sjaman says:

    what he really needs now is The Compound Bow

  47. Lil J says:

    I’d be willing to be it’s the Arrow of Light Ceremony, when one graduates from Webelos (Cub Scouting) to Boy Scouts.

  48. Michael says:

    The kid has earned his Arrow of Light. Not that awkward……..

  49. tillman says:

    Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame.

  50. neverfirst says:

    The Van Helsing family: the early years.

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