Ever wondered what the kid with the clarinet is really thinking?
(submitted by Scott)
What would have made this photo actually work is if he was in regular clothes for the main photo and in his geeky glory for the mind photo, having them both in uniform just confuses me.
This is up there with the portrait in a sherry wine glass.
Awkward-yes, but extremely awesome at the same time.
This is a masterpiece.
Sorry, guys. But I think this was photoshopped.
The focus, the determination, epaulets and gold braiding? Doug was going places, and he knew it!
That’s not a clarinet; that’s a compound bow.
I’m sorry. It had to be said.
I am truly jealous! I would give anything to have a photo of me wearing my marching band uniform posing with my clarinet like that. It would have been smokin’ with my pink glasses, perm, and pink rubber bands around my braces. I’m almost tempted to recreate something like this – although all I have remaining is my clarinet…
Wouldn’t it have been really awkward if they had switched pictures and had him standing up in uniform with that serious face inserted into his temple.
this is awesome
Thanks, TheBedlam, for the Napoleon Dynamite reference. So this must be from Idaho, because not only has he gone to Rex Kwon Do’s school, but he’s also had an awesome photo by Deb!
It’s like Maniac Cop but with a flute…
Introspect at its best
This is an excellent photo!!! Mike, if this is you, that is the best!
This is so classic. Let me guess: Olan Mills?
Coolest band kid picture ever.
wishing he was in fleetwood macs “tusk” playing the jazz clarinet
Business in the front, party in the back!
My four year old just asked “Do you know that kiddo’s name?” lol
Good thing he didn’t play the tuba or bass drum.
I played clarinet in Jr. High until I saw myself in the mirror one day.
Unfortunately I didn’t realize it until sophomore year of high school.
I think he’s just thinking about how much he kicks a**
Cue the the Hal Leonard arrangement of the Television Theme Medley: A-Team, M*A*S*H, and something else in the middle that I forget. Maybe Pink Panther?
Star Wars theme
Eye of the Tiger, baby!
Original theme to “Rocky”
the darth vader theme marching theme
i didn’t think it was possible to make a band photo more awkward. and then ya went and ya did it. thanks Sears.
“Ok now be really serious and stare off into the distance, we’re going to superimpose that picture of you smiling with your clarinet that we took earlier into the middle of your head… it sounds weird but it will look great.”
he is always on his mind…..
The caption should say “Ever wondered what the kid on the piccolo is really thinking?” Because everyone knows the clarinet’s a total chick magnet. Yes.
The Few, the Proud, the High School Band Reed Section.
All he could hear was the voice in his head telling him, “do it…do it…do it…”
“HELLO GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!
ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!?!
Let’s tear the roof of this gymnasium!!!
1 – 2- 3…
Holy crap. You’ve made me burst out laughing with both of your comments.
I’m really glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read this one. It definitely would have made a trip out my nose.
I too laughed aloud. Bravo!
Lovely. He has the marching band pose and the concert band pose. This year it’s all about the band.
Ick. That’s all I can say about this.
There’s this little person inside my head that says “I can do it! I can be the best clarinet player this school has ever seen”
This is what you refer to as recursive awesomeness
haha… nice 🙂
i didn’t have to sleep tonight
All band photos are awkward! I can’t think of much in high school that is less awkward than band. This one is adorably so though!
Solemn on the outside, bustin’ with pride within!
All this needs to be more unsettling is a “Good Kid Award” pinned to his shirt. (See link.)
this is sooo oooogey! Why oh why did the parents approve this arrangement?? I mean you know they sit down with the photographer afterwards and try out different layouts, what about this one made them say…Oh my goodness, yes, I want to hang THAT pose on my wall.
love your use of the word “ooogey!” that’s lol!
Serious on the outside; fun on the inside
like an M&M
Or a mullet, only top and back.
Shouldn’t there be two of them? One wearing wings and a halo, the other with horns and a pitchfork?
Someday, when I grow up – I’m going to wear this unfiorm and march in the BAND! Yeah Baby!
After one week with me at band camp, you’ll be prepared to march with the STRENGTH of a grizzly, the reflexes of a PUMA, and the wisdom of a man.
buahah best comment
One time, at band camp…..
This one time, at band camp…
What happens at band camp…. STAYS at band camp! Do not tell them THAT tail!!! 😉
I used to be offended by that idiotic cliche on behalf of all flute players, especially the one that is my fiance. Now, I just understand how stupid it sounds. It’s old and overstated. Worn out. Redundant. Dead. Annoying at best. Picture was funny, comment was overboard.
that’s what I call CRUEL photography! poor kid ~
The angel on Duncan’s left shoulder is telling him to lead a straight path through adolescence and to continue marching with the band.
This pic is cute, he’s so happy!
ahhhhhhh memories of my own band-geek-dom. Bravo clarinet player, bravo.
i was thinking the same thing as well as i’m glad i don’t have a pose like that in my band uniform!!
I would give anything to have a picture like that of me in my uniform!
it could have been worse. at least he’s not actually playing the clarinet in either image.
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