One way to get closer with your students.
(submitted by Anony)
This is circa 1988 I am guessing. And these were the cool but not cheerleader-cool kids.
They would say all the right things and be in the right groups. Even their acne was in the perfect spots.
Yeah, I was jealous of them. I admit it.
But my sweater collection was bigger.
This is a scene from “The Breakfast Club II: Weekend at Bernice’s”
This looks like something they took out of my high school year book circa 1993.
THe guy next to the teacher’s head is not frowning – he’s totally working on his “Blue Steel”
Oh dear! Subtract the reclining teach and the clothes alone are enough to qualify as awkward.
Horror of horrors, I now recall that I used to dress like that (which one? pick any one, everyone one!). Those are memories that I had successfully repressed for the last 17 years and now they’re bubbling up to my conscious mind. You now owe me large amounts of cash for therapy.
Smells like teen spirit
The Breakfast club!
All look like they bought their sweaters from Dr. Huxtabal’s cast-offs.
why is this awkward? and what about this say family?
uh oh, do you hear that siren! its the “everything must be literal to the title of the site” police
The girl on the right standing in the back? Her expression says “I understand the Dewey Decimal system and you don’t!”
I would just like to comment on the spectacular front row arrangement – the feet-touching, arms-over-each-others-legs mirror image attempt.
And Red Sweater on her knees in the middle.
Looks like a GAP ad circa 1985
RIP John Hughes
I can’t believe nobody is smiling.
Just thinking, if this was the standard White House Administration photo pose.
Look up awkward in the dictionary and you’ll see this picture.
I think at this point she realised that awesome teacher student ‘friendship’ she had was all for the grades…
my guess is that the “teacher” is the one laying down on the knee shelving….i love this site.
Ahhh yes. I remember when the biggest shirt/sweater in the room won!
It’s the new Dead Poet’s Society
Or even the Dead Sweater Society!
Robin, they do look European. Well, that explains it all.
That is from the Bill Cosby sweater era.
This is the best website ever! I am hooked!
Gotta love these crazy class photos showing their wild and kooky sides!
Not “The Breakfast Club”, it’s “The Knitters Club”. Remember, knit one, pearl two!
Just before the photographer pressed the shutter, Ms. Martin suddenly fainted.
OH God, that looks like the same school library from our school! Is that a required look for them? Books must go no further than half way across to represent budget cuts….
I could be wrong but the people in the picture look like they are European. Not that that is an answer for the weirdness but maybe humor is different overseas.
I can say, without saying too much, that this was an American HS back in the early 90′s. -Anony
Bad promo shot for “Breakfast Club 2″
I see Screech and Jessie but where are Zack, Kelly, Lisa and Slater?
Nice. Best comment EVER!
I am not sure what is more awkward- the teacher across her students’ laps or the fact that none of them seem to be laughing at the “crazy” idea for a “cute/funny” pic. Creepy.
This looks so uncomfortable.
Thespian Club ’93
My guess is it’s a librarian and these are all the “library aides.” The librarian was wanting to avoid the stereotypical stick-in-the-mud librarian pose so she thought she would be cool and happening and lie across the students lap. That’ll make everyone realize she is freaking awesome!
bite your tongue! (former-junior-high-library-media specialist)!
E Gads. What kind of school is this?
My high school yearbooks are filled with pictures like this. . .
Yeah, they look happy…
Is that dude with the bowl haircut in the back wearing a choke chain?! Ha I guess you can say teach keeps him on a short leash/
Yes… I worked at a pet store in high school, and a lot of teenage boys came in and bought choke chains to wear as “necklaces”
Is that Saint Elmo’s Fire I hear?
Is that the teacher in the awkward horizontal centre position?.. there’s no way the guy in the black is goin gto support her head!…
He looks like he’d like to eat her head
Which one’s the teacher? The one in the very middle or the one laying down?
Some say they were united by love of the subject, others know it was really their love for sweaters
Wow. that is something. she looks soooo uncomfortable! i want to know more about this pic. I’m guessing its 1993ish? those baggy clothes are very grunge era. wow. thats just awful. god i love this site.
I’d say that’s a good estimate on the year. Looks like some clothes I would have worn that year in High School.
I actually had a sweater/sweatshirt/hoodie exactly like the one in the bottom row, second from the left (white and navy vertical stripes with hood). It was in middle school, so 92/93ish would be pretty accurate!
exactly what occured to me (the time period???); also the location, as a former school librarian i am in a state of chagrin . . .
Lemme guess. The frowners didn’t like the cheesy teacher in the middle photo and the smiling ones liked it.
It was the idea of the smiling ones…
Do you see blondie in the middle, near the legs of the teacher, she’s smiling the biggest. I bet it was her.
What the….? I wonder what class she teaches.
I don’t know, I’m gonna go for Yearbook on this one. And, that tall guy in the back on the left probably ditched auto shop and wandered into the photo at just the right moment…
Haha! Yeah, I agree. That guy really doesn’t fit. I’m voting for Debate Club or Art.
Did anyone notice how the girls on the front row on the floor are all posed? I bet it was their idea to make the teacher lie down.
she obviously teaches Sweaters 101
Look like a high school drama club’s production of the films of John Hughes: All of them in one hour!
Someone forgot to say “cheese”…
Facial expression that range from happiness to hostility!
The breakfast club ain’t what it used to be!
hahahahaha… that is hilarious! It’s like the Cosby Sweater version of the Breakfast club!
I was going with the original casting call for the breakfast club also
Breakfast Club 2: This time it’s Brunch!
Ha! That made me cry
It looks more like teacher’s captors. I think this might a ransom photo. You know, a proof of life kind of thing.
Anybody know a good place to buy a sweater?
can’t beat that. Very funny
I was thinking the same thing. It’s got to be northern Michigan….in early September.
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