August 6th, 2009

Busted - Babies

“My mom, bless her soul, absolutely loved her dustbuster and thought all of us should have one for Christmas. We all posed with her and her trusty old one.”

(submitted by Peter)

163 Responses to “Busted”

  1. Darrin says:

    It is rare and amazing to have a photograph showing so many buster holds in one location. From left; the parallel, the in your face, the norm, the vertical and finally grandma with the lethal attack vertical hold.

  2. sidekick says:

    Maybe they all gave them to each other for Christmas. Awesome!

  3. Whoa says:

    Birthday party at Marney’s!!

    “Everyone will bring a regulation Dust Buster (NOT a Dirt Devil!! I COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS!!!)”

  4. Phil says:

    Who ya gonna call? DUSTBUSTERS!

  5. Terri says:

    Wow…they suck.

  6. FavaBean says:

    The only original idea for a gift was received by the baby.

  7. Dan says:

    Guy 2nd from left: “This here’s a first-rate hootenanny!”
    Guy with baby: “It’s more like a hoe-down.”
    Guy 2nd from left: “Hootenanny!”
    Guy with baby: “Hoe-down!”
    *fisticuffs ensue*

  8. FavaBean says:

    Grandma Black-Decker:
    We don’t need no stinkin’ projector!

  9. amy says:

    I actually really like this picture. It looks like they’re having a lot of fun!

  10. laurie says:

    When there’s something straaaange
    In the neighborhood…

    Who ya gonna call?!


  11. Modine says:

    If only they had capes. Then they could look like superheroes. Who ya gonna call….Dustbusters!

  12. Stacy says:

    I’m thinking one person got a good deal on Dust Busters en masse….so everyone got one for Christmas, lol

  13. Tim says:

    When there’s grit and grime
    in the family room
    …who you gonna call?


  14. °o° says:

    Grandma’s is obviously the original, heavier model. . . she needs both hands to bust that dust!

  15. Clucky says:

    Well this just sucks…

  16. Steve says:

    Mom in the middle looks like the only one who’s ever used one of those things before.

    Looks like Gramma is having some trouble controlling hers. Those brown dustbusters are nothing but trouble.

  17. Teebo says:

    This was from BusterCon, the annual convention of DustBuster enthusiasts. The highlight of the ‘con was the newest DustBuster model unveiled early.

  18. Devin says:

    Granny is holding hers like a lightsaber!

  19. Kim says:

    I’d like to know if the people who take these pictures remember what they were thinking when they took them. What could have possibly prompted this dust buster photo?

    • Suze says:

      If I had to put in a guess as to what they were thinking, I’d say that this was taken on the first day of Passover when you have to remove all chametz. (Chametz, grain product that has been fermented, such as leavened bread)

      But why they wanted to take a picture of it is beyond me…maybe a “Baby’s first passover”?

  20. afp says:

    woo-hoo – these dust busters really suck

  21. Joker says:

    Grandma: “By The Power Of Grayskull… I Have The Power”

  22. Lisa says:

    You gotta earn your dustbuster in that family!

  23. MZ says:

    Is Grandma’s dustbuster made of cardboard?

  24. AllAboutDave says:

    I can’t take my eyes off of what ever that thing is on the door. What is it? Not the half-weaving but the fan thing above it. Is it one art object or two?

  25. Maro says:

    The baby’s expression is priceless!! “Get me outta here!!”
    They are very passionate about their dust busters…

  26. Romeo says:

    Grandma’s buster is the most bada**of all…

  27. heather says:

    Grandma: “On my word, we unleash HELL!”

  28. KatieMB says:

    Well, it’s a unique concept for a family picture theme! LOL

  29. joyce says:

    Omigosh, they’re just as proud as the compound bow family! Cleanliness rules!

  30. funda62 says:

    Who you gonna call?

  31. dramaking says:

    they are getting ready to bust some dust.

  32. Adam Nathaniel says:

    The Christmas of dust busters. It happened in my family.

  33. Chestna says:

    I love the baby’s tie-dyed shirt! I made a purple one in 5th grade.
    But what’s the story here? Did Dust Busters start out like Tupperware, with home parties and whatnot?

  34. Yikes says:

    Grandma looks like she’s having a hard time busting that bronco. Hang on, Nana! Hang on!

  35. Bernardo says:

    Granma: “By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!”

  36. Maria says:

    Grandma is lovely!

    Number two from the left likes it a bit too much, and the one holding the baby doesn’t like it enough. And he’s doing it wrong in every other way too.

    But grandma? Just about the right amount of love for the duster.

    • PeterL says:

      Number two from the left is me. I look like I like it because it was my idea for the photo as a joke. Mom always thought the pic was funny and she loved her buster.

  37. chrissy says:

    i’m so confused =)

  38. Helen Wheels says:

    The power of the dustbuster compels you…the power of the dustbuster compels you…

    I heart this site!

  39. Selena says:

    Looks like Nana’s dust buster is the black sheep of the family.

  40. Eileen says:

    I was thinking that they all got them for Christmas presents, but Grandma’s doesn’t look so new. My mom would totally do this – buy us all the same Christmas present and then make us pose for pictures with them. Except my family wouldn’t look so happy doing it. The Christmas Sock incident of 2007 is not easily forgotten.

    • rachelalexandra says:

      Grandma was dropping a hint … she REALLY wants a new dustbuster

    • Modine says:

      The Christmas Sock incident sounds intriguing. Please, show us the photo.

    • Jessica says:

      Please post said incident and let us decide if it not easily forgotten 🙂

    • PeterL says:

      Eileen is right. We all got them for Christmas. She loved hers. But it was actually my idea (second from the left) to set up the photo. We were happy doing goofy photos like this. Mom had a great sense of humor so she was always game and would have been happy to be on the internet. Not awkward actually.

  41. Tracy says:

    Aww! They gave grandma the old vacuum..

  42. Jeff says:

    Who you gonna call? DUSTBUSTERS!

  43. Jesus says:

    The Hoover family reunion didn’t REALLY start until grandma showed up.

  44. Murph says:

    Bring your dust buster, we’re taking family photos tonight!!

  45. angie says:

    why doesn’t the baby have one??

    • Jessica says:

      That’s probaby why his dad doesn’t look so commited to the photo, poor baby dust buster didn’t bring his

  46. sallyomalley says:

    Wow…..granny really looks like she’s out for blood! She gonna bust a mutha up!

  47. akprincess72 says:

    Poor kid looks like he’s wondering what the heck is going on!

  48. akprincess72 says:

    Am I first?

  49. FoxPipes says:


  50. kelly says:

    omg the grandma… so totally awesome

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