Just a Couple of Cacti

August 5th, 2009

Just a Couple of Cacti - Dad

We know this is going to sound strange, but the cactus wanted the picture with him.

(submitted by Shane)

92 Responses to “Just a Couple of Cacti”

  1. AK22 says:

    Rain MAn!!!

  2. Thom says:

    “and they say I look like a big prick” the cactus said.

  3. Alan says:

    That cute little cactus made an impression on Uncle Cecil…..actually it made thousands of impressions.

  4. Claudia says:

    I think he looks like Joe Bob Briggs of Monstervision fame!

  5. April C says:

    “Awww, Endora, did you have to turn Sam into a cactus? Again?”

  6. Emily says:


  7. nico says:

    He’s Quentin Tarantino

  8. Descartes_Danse says:

    This was going to be the last time she posed next to him, dressed in a tubular wool-knit burkha

  9. Rio says:

    No really I am not suggesting anything. Are you sure you don’t want to stop by my house for a drink or something?

  10. Melissa says:

    I thought it was Pat Buchanan for a second ….

  11. binkymae says:

    Is that “Cousin It” with dreadlocks?

  12. Kerry says:

    Oh, how this caption makes me happy . . .

  13. Bruce says:

    Honey, he just followed me home. Can I keep him?

  14. Rasmus says:

    He actually manages to make the cactus look uncomfortable. Impressive.

  15. chipdip says:

    looks like it could be a still from a tarentino movie.

  16. Lady Ice says:

    I think that’s my Uncle Zeke.

  17. Alesita says:

    I just realized this is the youngest child of the “Cactii Family”… he got lost and was found by this kind man wandering through the desert… no wonder why their photo is so awkward ( http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/2009/06/30/going-green/ )… they missed the little one!!

  18. clucky says:

    I would so like to photoshop some little feet on the cactus.

  19. Bleah! says:

    Looks like a Sid & Marty Croft production!

  20. Clucky says:

    love this picture…all tourists can relate.

  21. Emer says:

    I love how the faded oval makes this kind of purple sci-fi light around man and cactus….it gives the whole picture a sort of Doctor Who feel.

    • Tocsnai says:

      Strange — I was making the same connection, to Dr. Who, because the bottom edge of the cactus sure looks like one of the bargain basement costumes from the original series. There’s at least half an inch between the plant and the ground, and I think I see a Dalek’s wheels under there….

  22. Pete says:

    Good move on his part not doing an arm-around pose.

  23. Juls says:

    I wouldn’t poke fun of the cactus. It’s a bit prickly.

  24. Señor Loco says:

    So Cousin It ended up moving to the desert and now has a whole new look.

  25. Jenany says:

    I totally see why his hands are placed so strategically … those cactus spikes look painful!

  26. Crotch Cricket says:

    If it was love he would hug Cousin It.

  27. OoOoO says:

    Clark Griswold and family pulled the family truckster over for a moment to snap a photo of Uncle Eddie and the gigantic cactus.

  28. Tim says:

    Sometimes, love doesn’t need an explanation…

  29. Alesita says:

    Actually, this photo is the first of two… in the second picture he was hugging the cactus… as you can imagine, it didn’t go well for neither the cactus nor the man.

  30. FavaBean says:

    Bob wanted one last picture with his BFF on the final day of Summer Camp at Area 51.

  31. Jen says:

    Can I just say that this caption made me LOL?

  32. baxter says:

    it must be awkward for those other plants who were caught in picture

  33. Celeste says:

    I think the cactus is looking at me!

  34. Wendy says:

    I don’t see where anybody said it was an aloe vera

  35. yzh says:

    Lonely I’m Mr Lonely,
    I have nobody (but this cactus),
    For my owwnnn
    I’m so lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely
    I have nobody (but this cactus),
    For my owwnnn
    I’m so lonely…

    Yes, a barrel cactus it is! Amazing.
    An old photo.
    Actually, kinda cool.

  36. Qiddas says:

    “Hey Bob, take a picture of me with the cactus!”
    “Why would you wanna t-”

  37. Patty says:

    “Watch out for those man-eatin’ jackrabbits…and that killer cacti…heeeey duuuuuude.”

  38. Denise says:

    I’ve never seen a picture with a cactus in it that was NOT awkward.

  39. Kiwi says:

    Love hurts…

  40. BroadwayBohemia says:

    Which one’s pricklier?

  41. Kate says:

    True story: on a road trip from NorCal to New Orleans, I insisted my brother and I both pose next to a giant Saguaro cactus at a gas station in Arizona. I understand this man’s need to take a photo next to a cactus. It’s all about flirting with danger…

  42. Michelle says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that cactus looks a little…naughty?

  43. laurie says:

    This is why you don’t walk through the desert for too long. You start to see mirages.

    Some sand can become a watery oasis…

    A lizard can become an old shoe…

    A cactus can become a family member with which you feel the need to take an awkward photo with….

  44. Modine says:

    This is an adorable little keepsake to show the folks back home. Them little cactus people are sure friendly.

  45. Ronna says:

    You do know that’s not an Aloe Vera cacti don’t you?

  46. Josh says:

    Awkward bonus: the sun-faded oval around the man and his cactus…which means it was framed.

  47. Kimberly says:

    …..and they never spoke of it again.

  48. Truff says:

    That’s actually Cousin It wearing a hemp skull cap…

  49. chuckles says:

    it’s a barrel cactus, not an aloe vera.

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