Pin the Tail

September 2nd, 2009

Pin the Tail - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“I took this photo of my mom and dad this past year. We didn’t notice the donkey’s doing the dirty in the background until it was already printed out.”

(submitted by Julie and originally posted atΒ

312 Responses to “Pin the Tail”

  1. Lynda says:

    Ha Ha Ha.

    I bet whoever took the photograph got into a whole lot of trouble when the (human) couple realised what else was in the photo.

    With this photo I have a vision of a loving son or daughter behind the camera taking the photo and laughing to themselves.

  2. Jenifer says:

    Really funny!

    Looks like photoshopped though!


  3. Jeff M. says:

    MEEEEeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeEEEEE….Me and Mrs….. Me and Mrs. Eyore!

  4. beuth says:

    “Love is in the air……”

  5. Sue says:

    I think there’s something awkward about the man’s hand…

  6. tricia says:

    Oh that is too funny!

  7. Gus Jackson says:

    its like one of those pictures where you have to de-focus your eyes, then, BAM its all right there!

  8. meagan says:

    So from a lighting designers perspective I love how the lighter trees just draw you attention to the cows. . .its perfect!

  9. Kim says:

    OMG! LOL! What I want to know is how the camera guy missed the donkeys?!?!?!

  10. jennybek says:

    I love how they are framed in the reflection. Oh. My.

  11. Diane says:

    Oh lookie at the couple in the rear making “a**es” of themselves.

  12. Wondering says:

    Um, how are the donkys/cows reflected in the water? They are really far away. Seems contrived.

    • They’re not super far away. Water reflection catches height, not distance. They’re high enough off the ground to still be reflected in the water. Due to the distance, their shape is slightly distorted, though it’s difficult to make out with all the other reflections in the water and the dock blocking part of the reflection leading up to this.

  13. Cee says:

    What’s the photographer’s number? I want a pic like this!

  14. Ixtapa says:

    Are they cows or donkeys?

    • FourH says:

      Actually – if you look at the scale of the fencing and the lenght of the animals legs, the bottom animal apears to be a minature horse. The top animal is not as easily discerned, but the legth of body and shortness of legs could make it another minature horse or a pig. I would need to work on enlarging the photo and enhancing to get a better idea. The fencing is the standard metal stake and wire that usually reaches 36 to 44 inches in height. That would make for a really small donkey…

  15. LeCrosse says:

    Yeah, the guy does look like he knows what’s up… Ahem.

  16. Laughing says:

    I can just imagine when they got the photo back. “Oh what a nice picture of the two of … OMG!”

  17. Madison says:

    I was about to ask why this was awkward. But then I saw it. Bravo.

  18. dramaking says:

    This proves that ‘subtle awkward’ is just as awesome as ‘extreme awkward’ (such as the naked people with the cats. It’s sad because they are so close to being NOT awkward…so close, but there’s no escaping the awkward fate.

  19. LoveBunny says:

    Those are not cows, they are Donkeys

  20. Stuart says:

    I get it now! At first, I thought they were wearing white after Labor Day. πŸ˜€

  21. What in the World? says:

    That’s hillarious! Wonder when this was noticed by the loving couple?

  22. DonKeyHoTay says:

    This is PHOTO-BURRO…

  23. Melody says:

    OMG – This just proves – you can’t stand in the way of true love!

  24. Charmy says:


  25. LilyBear says:

    Ahhhh, the wonders on nature.

  26. Betty says:

    I didn’t catch it right off…..wait for it……wait for it….BAM! There it is!

  27. princessluceval says:

    Oh dear. One word – cropping.

  28. PHEW says:

    It looks like he and the photographer knew what was going on.

  29. Beth says:

    It took me a minute, but this is hilarious.

  30. Luke says:


    And this is hilarious. Thank god for this website.

  31. jeffrey lebowski says:


  32. Jenny says:

    OMG…. I was just typing out how I didn’t see anything awkward at all about this pic, and had the page scrolled down a bit to type in the comment box (basically, cutting off the people’s heads), THEN I glanced up and noticed it… Wow, what timing for that shot!

  33. At first I was going to ask the “What’s so awkward about…” question. THEN, I saw the animals. This pic could go in a new catagory: Find the hidden Awkwardness.

  34. Laura says:

    More like foreground foreplay! (or background foreplay? doesn’t sound as good though, lol)

  35. Rebelle says:

    OMG! The dogs in the back ground are priceless! Did this couple ever notice?

  36. francie says:

    it took me a minute…. LOL love is in the air!

  37. AwkWerrrd says:

    HAH! Romantic, isn’t it!?

  38. Jane says:

    It took me forever to figure this one out! Ha ha!

  39. Natty says:

    Nice couple, beautiful scenery, I thought — what’s awkward about this pic?


    OH DEAR.

    Great caption. πŸ™‚

  40. Belinda says:

    I absolutely don’t get what’s funny or absurd or anything about this beyond boring.

  41. missturtle says:

    First! Maybe…

  42. PJay says:

    Oh My………that’s priceless……they had no idea =)

  43. chuck says:

    photographer sure has a keen eye haha πŸ˜€

  44. sheila says:

    There’s even a reflection of the loving couple in the water…ah, Spring is in the air.

  45. Debra says:

    It took me forever to figure out the awkward bit! It’s like a twisted Where’s Waldo!!

  46. Tracy says:

    Took me a minute to figure out what the deal was with this pic…Soo Soo Funny….

  47. monique says:

    are those cows in the background getting busy?? lol wowwwww

  48. miz says:

    uhhh. awkward HOW?

  49. jayme says:

    I love the cows getting it on behind them lol toooo funny

  50. Dr. No says:

    They certainly look like they’re enjoying themselves.

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