The Winner

September 26th, 2009

The Winner - Kids

This young man displays all the qualities of a champion.

(submitted by William)

136 Responses to “The Winner”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    this is totally Bobby Hill in human form.

  2. Crystals Mom says:

    I hope he doesn’t suddenly get pounced by a T – I – double G – ER.

  3. Cailiejan says:

    Mom vowed one day when she had money she would get timmy some professional photos taken. So she lumped in all of Timmys acheivements from birth in one awkward picture. First Umbrella, First steps, First trophy, First medal…Mom got her moneys worth that day!!!

  4. hilz says:

    this kinda made my night.

  5. Mark says:

    Bobby Hill

  6. Angie says:

    The trophy is for best “Singin’ in the Rain” routine.

  7. carol says:

    Looks like the photographer got in a bunch of new props/ideas that he wanted to use all at once? So painful to view…

  8. nicswife says:

    he is totally rocking the Christopher Robin pose. haven’t any of you seen pictures of the lad? he’s doing the pose! come-on!

  9. Denise says:

    1) He’s THE Winner, hands down.
    2) New category recommendation: Awkward Umbrellas!
    3) I love this kid and the hat takes it over the edge

  10. Marilee says:

    Hcw80. Bobby Hill!! Exactly what I was thinking of!! Hilarious!!

  11. arch says:

    Cross bow?

  12. Becca says:

    I love the way the sunlight is coming in and hiting this lad from the East…and then the effect of either fog or smoke coming out from behind him. The whole picture is a mess. Makes me wonder if this is the son of the man that takes the photos at the Sears Portrait Stuido….goofing around with his big sister while they wait for dad to finish up with the Oigemburger family in the next cubby over.

  13. Chelle says:

    Is that a Tiger figurine perched upon the stool? I wonder what he got the medal for. Wow, this picture just blows me away, no pun intended….and there apparently is a gale force wind coming in from the right side!

  14. Maya B says:

    Were his awards for Singing in the Rain, perchance?

  15. Dee Dee says:

    Maybe he is saying, “tut, tut, looks like rain”, cause he has a Winnie the Pooh umbrella!

  16. hcw80 says:

    Somewhere in Texas, Hank Hill is looking at this picture of Bobby that Peggy hung in the family room, shaking his head and murmuring under his breath again.

  17. hcw80 says:

    Is this the child from the Pooh family photo at age 10? Inquiring minds want to know.

  18. Don Lockwood says:

    It’s not easy being Gene Kelly’s son. Sadly, when the party got really going strong he was forced to perform that song again:

    I’m singing in the rain
    Just singing in the rain
    What a glorious feelin’
    I’m happy again
    I’m laughing at clouds
    So dark up above
    The sun’s in my heart
    And I’m ready for love
    Let the stormy clouds chase
    Everyone from the place
    Come on with the rain
    I’ve a smile on my face
    I walk down the lane
    With a happy refrain
    Just singin’,
    Singin’ in the rain

  19. Don says:

    And Andy Richter gets his start

  20. DeannyDorko says:

    Olan Mills–the gauntlet has been thrown down!

  21. Future guest star on GLEE!

    Awkward, yes, but darn it, I like it LOL.

  22. SweetPetunia says:

    Well, God bless him, the little guy is comfortable with who he is. He’s a lot better off than most of us. Way to go, little champ. 🙂

  23. Pat says:

    Awkward? More like epic

  24. Deb says:

    This picture is great! What a cool kid!

  25. ann o. nymous says:

    Right after the picture was snapped, Marney walked over and pinched those cheeks, whipped that cap off and planted a big kiss on top of his head. That was worth more to him than any trophy – The Marney Seal of Approval.

  26. Jeff M. says:

    what I don’t understand is that it is a professionally done photo. He has a great attitude. He brought stuff with him that either means something to him or represents something or is at least suppose to create some sort of story.

    And he does all of that and does it in jeans and a t-shirt?

    • Katie says:

      My thoughts exactly. There’s a good series of portraits in this kid waiting to get out, but the photographer (or mom) lumped them all up into one picture. Change his clothes if he’s a dancer- or take off his sneakers or something. Pose him with the trophies separately. There are a lot of ways to make this not awkward.

  27. Gatorbabe79 says:

    Agree with prior post. Clearly is accepting the junior Gene Kelley award from his basement ballroom class.

  28. brentitude says:


  29. Frank says:

    He’s a winner all right.

  30. jennifer says:

    gotta love the sheer confidence of the kid.

  31. Betsy says:

    And Lo, the Clouds Parted, and God Did Shine Down His Radiance Upon Billy and his Winnie the Pooh Umbrella Talent Show Dance Routine.

  32. Jamie says:

    Ha! This is so cute. I love it. I think the best part is the ray of light coming in from the right of the frame.

  33. Stephanie says:

    Oh my…whose idea was this? And by that, I mean…who should he hold responsible for paying for his therapy later?

    Actually, awkwardness aside, I do like his happy-go-lucky spirit.

  34. KC says:

    a pitcture to commemorate his achievement in the dance competition hosted by rihanna.

  35. Chris says:

    I don’t care; this kid is awesome

  36. Jarrett says:

    The Pooh Umbrella is clearly there cause my brother is about to Make it Rain with Coaches Awards and Most Participation Medalions.

  37. Jenjen says:

    its a very random pic but its breath taking

  38. corkystclair says:

    And yea, the Lord shineth His light upon the squat, celebratory boy in the glory of the “honorable mention” trophy and the Winnie the Pooh umbrella, purchased by his mother.

    And it was good.

  39. Jorie says:

    s okay, he’s just showing off his “Most Awkward Kid” award. And he’s doing it in awkward fashion. He makes dad proud.

  40. boogie says:

    Know what I love? The poof of smoke behind him mingled with the prism of rainbow that twinkles above the 15th place trophy- right to his heart. Yes, he is a winner.

  41. Kyle says:

    Wow…simply amazing…Winnie the Pooh umbrella. The “coolest” pose ever. Some tiny trophy and some small medal. Even some of the cool rebellious spirit in that hat.

    He is destined to do great things one day in his parents basement. His mom will be so proud.

  42. jnmcnally says:

    Winnie the Pooh umbrella = totally cool, or totally awkward.

  43. gospazha says:

    What, was the award for best dance routine to “Singin’ In The Rain”?

  44. Tyl0r says:

    It’s okay lonely trophy sitting on the stool, you’ll have your time to shine someday.

  45. MusicGal says:

    Haha, adorably hilarious pose. I love it. 😀

  46. devans00 says:

    Watch out, El Nino blowing in from the left.

  47. littlemissalliek says:

    I am totally confused as to what’s going on here. Can someone explain?

  48. cellar door says:

    I think he’s adorable!

  49. Kate says:

    lol. This is hilarious. Love how he’s rocking that Winnie the Pooh umbrella.

  50. Rebekah says:

    I have a picture just like this, only I’m playing my accordion. Should I be worried?

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