July 30th, 2009

Stumped - Family Portrait

What about a stump doesn’t scream unity and togetherness?

(submitted by Eric)

69 Responses to “Stumped”

  1. hmmm says:

    Is that Bobby Hill?

  2. Shiznit says:

    What’s bothering me is that I like this photo. What’s bothering me even more is that I’m from Brooklyn NY and live in the middle of nowhere in TX now and LIKE this photo. That’s really the scary thing for me.

  3. Fred Jones says:

    The pose looks SO FREAKING AWKWARD !! Why oh Why do photographers do this to people!?!

  4. Pat Sheridan says:

    The sad thing is, that kid picked on ME in grade school.

  5. someone says:

    is that kid the one that had the clarinet playing version of himself floating in his head? cause they look alike

  6. Notyou says:

    Is this famed crossword puzzle constructor Merl Reagle? Look him up on Google Images. Also try: Merl Reagle Marie (his wife)

    I can’t be sure, but he does look similar.

  7. Bastet11 says:

    And on some enchanted autumn evenings, the Bearded Man rises from his stump and finds his long lost family..

  8. Joanne says:

    “I’m a genie in a stump, you gotta rub me the right way”

  9. Brandon Burt says:

    Ah, this one is nice! I think they look genuinely happy.

  10. Ralph says:

    Legally, the stump is their second son.

  11. Maya B says:

    The plastic bear claw necklace on the kid really makes it authentic looking.

  12. TheDorsalFin says:

    err, *a perfectly good stump

  13. TheDorsalFin says:

    I can’t believe that perfectly good stump went to waste in this picture. There should totally be a family member doing a leaning armshelf on it.

  14. Susie says:

    Not too awkward as compared to some of the pictures on this site.

  15. emm says:

    tracing their family stump…

  16. AggieLou says:

    What is the technical term for the boy’s pose? Leg Shelf, or stump shelf?

  17. Jon says:

    I can’t believe there hasn’t been any comments about the “KNEE SHELF” !!

  18. Paulina says:

    I particularly like the fierce pose the little boy is striking. You can tell he loves being part of a wild west family. I bet they wear wolf t-shirts too.

  19. Zee says:

    What was the photographer thinking?? From a photographer’s standpoint, the stump would be the perfect staging ground for composition, but someone needs to be sitting on it, flanked by the others.

  20. jitterbug says:

    I do not think it’s that funny? well I guess the placement of the stump is a bit awkward.

  21. Panda says:

    I think this is sweet! They seem like a very happy family 🙂

  22. cg says:

    Hmmm…it’s missing something….like a pet raccoon or a hound on the stump.

  23. Theocentrica says:

    They cut down their family tree.

  24. Brade says:

    Kid is rocking some sweet Jordans.

  25. David says:

    Birds of a feather, with their offspring. I especially like the bear claw necklace around blueboy’s neck.

  26. SweetPetunia says:

    LOL Denise- That’s what I was going to say also!

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  28. Jenany says:

    I’m not sure WHAT to say about this one …. I’m *stumped*. ;-p

  29. BroadwayBohemia says:

    What is around that kid’s neck?

    • Deidra says:

      Looks like an arrowhead necklace. All the cool kids are wearing them.

    • dramaking says:

      the dad is wearing one too…like father like son, I guess.

      • Cyberg00se says:

        No, the Dad is wearing a Medicine Wheel.

        I wonder if their native gear is native made or fake.

        The pic gives me a chuckle, but if he knows what a medicine wheel even is, then good for him! 🙂

  30. Kelly says:

    U got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em…know when to walk away – and know when to RUN!

  31. eze says:

    Is the stump really the most awkward part of this photo?

  32. Bleah! says:

    Without his cowboy boots the boy’s only half dressed.

  33. Chris B. Behrens says:

    Nothing particularly awkward about this. If you think it’s awkward, you’re probably not comfortable with the hats, either.

  34. Denise says:

    Nothing says authentic cowboy like black high-top Reeboks!

  35. KatieMB says:

    Well on the awkward scale, I’d give it a 3, mostly due to the stump.

  36. cincoflex says:

    Dad prefered his wooden leg to look natural in the family photos–

  37. tillman says:

    I think they rubbed this stump and this little cowboy genie came out. That’s what I think.

  38. Gieb says:

    Yup, this is the one we decoreated fer last Christmas! Ma cut’er down by herself!~

  39. Jessica says:

    This picture would be better if they all were growing from the stump.

  40. Lili says:

    Is that a ten gallon hat or you just enjoying the awkwardness?

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