Punks in Space

July 27th, 2009

Punks in Space - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Generational differences can be put aside in a galaxy far far away.

(submitted by JennyAnn)

258 Responses to “Punks in Space”

  1. tiasharon says:

    I would LOVE to see a current photo of these three.

  2. Jan says:

    This may have been Kate Gosselin’s inspiration photo for her hairdresser!

  3. Annie says:

    Actually, I really like this mama. She let them style their hair/clothes/makeup to who they were at the time and she was who she was at the time. I’m the only family member who doesn’t get upset when my child makes a weird face in pictures or poses weirdly. Hey, you want a family picture, my philosophy is that you’re taking pics of the PEOPLE in the family, so why not let them express themselves? Besides, they may be laughing at themselves NOW and going, “Mama! Why did you let me dress like that?”

  4. nicswife says:

    they obviously love their momma though! and i bet they’re not punked out anymore, they’re probably mommas with little punks of their own!

  5. Maureen says:

    Mom looks like she’s been abducted by aliens.

  6. rwblake says:

    Such a tender photo. The Mother and daughter are holding hands, how sweet. That is what makes this most awkward.


  7. Luke says:

    Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…

  8. Judy says:

    A mullet with a mohawk and sideburns. Interesting. I see nothing odd about this picture. In fact, I used to have the same faux sweater vest as the mom did. Probably in that same color.

  9. kandee says:

    Um, wow, just wow.

  10. m says:

    I love it! The mom didn’t even flinch when they showed up looking like that for the photo.

  11. Phil says:

    “Mr. Scott, I need more Awkward!”
    “I’m givin her all the awkward I got, Captain”

  12. Sophsoph says:

    The brown haired girl was heavily inspired by her GBH t-shirt…

  13. Rick says:

    I can’t help but wonder …. where are these kids now? And, are they proud of what they put their mom through … particularly the angry younger one

    • Joey says:

      I can’t help but wonder why you’re assuming such trauma. They went with Mom for a family photo, “angry girl” is holding Mom’s hand… All I can deduce from this pic is a couple chicks went crazy with a fad, and Mom still wanted a family photo. If I dressed like this during that time, my parents would refuse to allow me in a family picture. I see a family that is still close no matter what.

  14. Thaniel says:

    Favorite. Family. EVAH. I want a whole LIFE like this picture.

  15. maesie says:

    awkward? not so much

    i wish this was *my* family photo. do you think i can sculpt my 3 year old daughter’s afro into a similar ‘do?

  16. Leonard says:

    This has to be late 80s or early 90s. I’d like to see what these folks look like today. I’m guessing the two kids are now boilerplate parents with either (a) even more far-out looking kids of their own (tattoos, multiple piercings, etc.) or (b) ultraconservative Alex P. Keaton-esque mini-Republicans.

  17. Mike says:

    Those girls are probably running fortune 500 companies now…

  18. Kaytee Lady says:

    I give these girls props for rockin’ such rad haircuts with confidence

  19. Joanne says:

    The kids may have been punks in the 80s, but don’t kid yourself-Mom was a hippie in the 60s!

  20. Lynda says:

    Beautiful. I am in awe.

  21. Sissy says:

    The mom is trying to figure out how to nicely tell the girls she will NOT be using this photo for the annual Christmas Card.

  22. Blythe says:

    They kind of look like they’re a happy family. Just not that day.

    Either way, I like how the two are holding hands. LOL.

  23. rhaw88 says:

    I am speechless…I can’t even think of a good compound bow joke…….

  24. Erin says:

    Is it just me, or is the girl in the back the spitting image of Christina Applegate?

  25. Frank says:

    Her kids are out of this world.

  26. Indiana says:

    Is that Christina Applegate???

  27. Some Guy says:

    The Eighties is strong in this one

  28. Joe says:

    I think the girl on the right is actually keeping the mom from exiting the shot.

    And that backdrop was no accident. That photographer just must have had one awesome sense of humor!

  29. Sarah.Downey says:

    can anyone tell me what the deal is with the mohawk/sideburns haircut?? was this popular at the time?? if so, im glad i wasnt around for that!

    • Blythe says:

      Thats not just a mohawk and sideburns. Thats a mohawk, sideburns, and a mullet.

      • Sarah.Downey says:

        oh god.. that just adds another layer of awkwardness.. I wonder what those girls think of their “super-rad style” nowadays…

  30. Joe says:

    I think the girl on the right is actually keeping the mom from exiting the shot.

    And that background is no accident! That photographer just must have had one awesome sense of humor!!!

  31. Ken says:

    I said we’re gonna have a family photo, and that’s what we’re gonna do dammit!

  32. molwol says:


  33. Cerri says:

    A mother’s unconditional love…

  34. DonnaDarko says:

    Oh. My. God. This is the single greatest picture EVER.

  35. Katharina says:

    Just wondering who of them forced the others to do this picture

  36. madpariah says:

    One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same!

  37. lozabelle says:

    Hahahahaaaaa their mum looks terrified. They just look…like teenagers.

  38. minou says:

    Little are we aware: this was Freaky Friday. Mom’s the real punk, but the kids decided to humour her, and she them.

  39. rach says:

    just gold!! love it!! ya cant get better!!!

  40. Lacey says:

    one of these things is not like the other….

  41. Syncha says:

    Amazingly awesome!

  42. Lyn says:

    I have no words!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. jessica says:

    pure awesome!

  44. Tashina says:

    Just Wow.

  45. dawn says:

    Their mother must be SO proud!!!!! LOL

  46. CM says:

    The mother has two good reasons for looking scared!

  47. you know who. says:

    “Do you like Flock of Seagulls?”
    “…I can tell YOU do.”

    Wow… that IS awkward.

  48. Rue77 says:

    I LOVE the “pigs in space” reference!

  49. SallyOMalley says:

    The mom has a look on her face that says “They’re my daughters and I love them, they’re my daughters and I love them, DAMMIT!”

  50. JD says:

    Hahaha wow thats so awesome, i love how everyone seems to be wearing makeup except mom xD

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