The Prom Date

July 21st, 2009

The Prom Date - Prom

This is Paul. He’ll have you home by nowhere near the time he says he will.

(submitted by Mollie)

139 Responses to “The Prom Date”

  1. 9021-iz0 says:

    why bring a sandwhich to a buffet? why bring sand to the beach? are you following me here, nothing wrong with this pic. dude seems pretty smart to me.

  2. Michael says:

    Prom was at Mount Olympus this year, it seems.

  3. CrypticHill says:

    Pretty sharp!

  4. Melisa D. says:

    I just keep staring at this picture, and even without this site, the only word that comes to mind is “awkward”.

  5. Baby Ruth says:

    He is out of this world!!!!

  6. Modine says:

    Do we really know it’s a prom? Maybe he just likes to dress up, like the infamous Parasol Boy on his pillar. That would be even more awkward.

    • Blucat says:

      “Parasol Boy” is the newest superhero to hit the big screen in “Marko Poppins Will Kick Yo A**!”

  7. Connie says:

    OMG – looks like my prom date!

  8. MarcsNymph says:

    You can just hear him saying, “Hello Mrs. Cleaver. You’re looking lovely today” Lock up your daughters ladies, Paul is on the PROWL!!!!

  9. Erin says:

    There is nothing not awkward – or creepy – about this picture.

  10. Bernardo says:

    His marvelous overexposed clothing didn’t stop me from wondering… is he wearing a big fat ring on his right hand?

  11. Fernzie says:

    theres a reason why you cannot see his feet: shackled ladies anyone?

  12. Jodie says:

    Prince Charming? No.

    Prince Smarmy? You betcha!

  13. The white and aqua color choices show a strong sense of dignity.

  14. Nessa says:

    In the immortal words of the Beastie Boys…. HEY LAAADIES!!!

  15. LindsayLu says:

    My 5 year old saw this picture and said, “Why’s he smiling so big? Does he have superpowers?”

  16. emm says:

    can a boy standing alone in a white and powder blue tux really be THAT happy??

  17. nerm00 says:

    “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air, I never thought I could be so free, flyin’ away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not, it’s JUST me…”

  18. To boldly go . . . to prom alone

  19. Lori says:

    He looks a little too happy be standing alone.
    Also, there’s a awkward bump in his right pocket…hmmm…

  20. Jenany says:

    Looks like he got “last pickins” at the tux rental shop – his jacket about 2 sizes too big. (either that or showing half a hand was “cool” at his school)

    • EmmaKate says:

      Clinton on What Not to Wear says you should size your coat to hit your thumb knuckle when your arm is at your side. But I’m a girl so I don’t really have any experience

  21. maureen says:

    Creeper alert!

  22. Stunned says:

    Perhaps the hand in pocket references his true date. Sad. And tails no less.

  23. Cloud says:

    Prom night, Donny Darko style.

  24. Nick says:

    He’s not alone, he just has too many girlfriends to fit in the picture.

  25. gamergf says:

    He reminds me of a guy I went to high school and college with. Many people thought we should date, even though I’d probably end up killing him because he would laugh hysterically at his own unfunny jokes. And one time just before we graduated HS, he lured me to the back of his mother’s minivan while he was giving me a ride home from an afterparty. Needless to say, I held my own against his “charms”.


  26. Maya B says:

    “Open the door for your mystery date.”

  27. Maria says:

    I’m pretty sure that’ s class ring on his right hand…oh, yeah, there is no doubt.

  28. Hyperion Vars says:

    I hear the Rolling Stones song “Emotional Rescue” playing in the background. Beginning with Mick Jagger’s spoke word part….”Yeeeesss you could be mine…coming to your emotional rescue…tonight and every night!”

    • Bleah! says:

      …I’ll be your knight in shining armor riding across the dessert on a fine arab charger…you will be mine, you will be mine all mine…

  29. neverfirst says:

    Hey, that was my prom date, years ago. Paul, meet your 8 year old son.

  30. Lauren says:

    … this pic was taken for prom 2009!

  31. meri says:

    You can just tell his mom told him to ‘take a picture of JUST YOU, honey”.

  32. Julie says:

    Where’s his date? Surely he didn’t buy himself a boutonniere, did he? I’m guessing the look on his face scared the poor thing away.

  33. John says:

    I have two daughters – this scares the hell out me!

  34. gradstudent says:

    I believe the background is indicative of just how big the sparks between Paul and his yet-to-be-named date will be.

  35. Brittany says:

    Did Prom take place on Mars? What’s up with the background?

  36. Paul B says:

    It’s easier to get the corsage to match the cumberbund when you buy it for yourself.

  37. Tina says:

    Poor Paul went to the prom alone it looks like…..

  38. Evan says:

    “Wanna take a ride on my spaceship?”

  39. AllAboutDave says:

    The hand in the pocket shows such confidence.

  40. mjdg says:

    Aurora Borealis High School

  41. laurie says:

    How YOU doin’? 😉

  42. Cincoflex says:

    Oh he just *radiates* insincerity! Sure, I’d trust him with my daughter—not.

  43. schmaimz says:

    Paul looks like the kind of fellow who says “M’lady” when addressing you and means it… very awkward, bordering on creepy. On another note.. why is he rising out of the mist? Good gravy, this just gets worse the longer I look at it.. and yet… I can’t stop looking.

    awkwardness too strong.. must warn others…

  44. dsrblue says:

    Just call me Mr. Muffin…. Stud Muffin that is…

  45. BonzoGal says:

    “Heeellooo ladies, how’re YOU doin’?”

  46. Tony says:

    Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk.

  47. Sabra says:

    Oh my. I went to my prom alone as well (both times) but had the intelligence not to commemorate that fact in film.

  48. Jocelyn says:


  49. Mary says:

    And prom is on….Mars?

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