What Goes Up

October 6th, 2009

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Dad wanted to help, but was told to stay behind the fence.

(submitted by Jessica)

115 Responses to “What Goes Up”

  1. bld says:

    Static electricity, hun. static electricity.

  2. dsto says:

    A simple fabric sheet will get rid of that awful static clings you know….

  3. Ronnie says:

    “The power of Christ compels you! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!”

  4. Alex says:

    Definitely photoshop… as mentioned above, the foot is casting a shadow on the window, physically impossible. Also that shadow is partially transparent… a remnant of erasing the background of the original picture of the kid.

    Also dad’s arm and thumb are also transparent, again, as a result of the feathered eraser. Both people were added to the pic of the living room.

    And finally, proof that AT LEAST one or the other was added to the pic …different shadows.
    The dads picture was taken landscape style, hence the shadow over his shoulders. The kids picture was taken portrait style, hence the shadow to the side, not the top.

    • Alex says:

      and to Ken…

      My kid is floating, praise the Lord!
      Wait… Wait
      Oh my God I’m disappearing!!!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Jeez – put a lot of thought into this one….The picture IS NOT photoshopped. I had a crappy 3.2 mp camera – hence the blurs. I do admit it turned out kind of creepy with his hand, but I think it was because he was moving.

  5. Ken says:

    Is it me or are the “photo-shopped” comments from people that actually believe every picture is really photo-shopped or they’re just too lame to have a clever comment 😉

  6. Gregorian says:

    So she dropped him?
    He must have been heavy, even for a levitating baby.

  7. Maya B says:

    As Frank Barone would say: “Holy crap!”

  8. Suki says:

    It’s David Blaine’s baby. She can levitate!!!

  9. MPMP says:

    The dad could be on his knees, that would answer why he seems so short.

  10. Kelly says:

    Honestly, it looks like a bad photoshop job.

  11. michael says:

    Can you say, “Pinata?”

  12. Matt says:


  13. Mary says:

    Wow, they’re making those helium birthday balloons look really realistic these days!

  14. feelinz says:

    I am busting out laughing at work. The look on the poor kid’s face is priceless. This is how Stewie Griffin got his football-shaped head. Heads and ceilings don’t mix.

  15. JP says:

    don’t get why its awkward. the kid looks a little wigged, but its not that weird

  16. Denise says:

    Almost looks like the kid’s sitting on the top of the window ledge. (Keyword: almost.) But it’s funny if you look at it that way because you can find toddlers in the strangest scenarios. Good action shot, too – a lot of cameras would have just captured a blurry, fuzzy mess.

  17. Don says:

    I know cheerleading has become very competitive, but don’t you think we are starting this little one a tad early? At least wait til she’s not using a sippy cup.

  18. dono1 says:

    Kids today are so stuck up.

  19. Cee says:

    that little girl has the same expression of so many people who ride roller-coasters and other fair rides – a combination of terror and excitement. I’d love to see a study of adults who love rides and see if they were tossed (like this girl) as children, and perhaps that helps them develop a love for the scary rides?

  20. Señor Loco says:

    Cool! I believe this is one of Linda Blair’s baby pictures!

  21. Dave says:

    The power of Christ compels you!
    The power of Christ compels you!

  22. Tsar N. says:

    What goes up better doggone well stay up! – Morgan Gravitronics, Company Slogan.

  23. Angie says:

    I used to love getting tossed up when I was a baby, but I never ended up that high! And is that a smile on the kids face or a look of pure terror?

  24. Alan says:

    Manuel was so surprised by the pinata his parents had hung up for his birthday that he fell down.
    For a split second, he kind of thought that it was a REAL child up there.

  25. Sidekick says:

    “WEEEEEE” “Again, again!”

  26. Megan says:

    Chanda Lear.

  27. CarpoolMom says:

    I assume Dad knew a good contracter to repair what would inevitably be a nice hole in the ceiling from the kid’s head….

  28. Jen says:

    You don’t think she’s just pinned to the ceiling and he’s trying to get her down. 🙂 LOL

  29. rwblake says:

    I’m certain that this was photo-shopped.



    • Grace says:

      but whether it is or not, you have to admit that it’s pretty funny

      • Faith says:

        I agree; it definately looks photoshopped. The shadow on the right foot gives it away, though the fact that the shadow lines up where the ceiling meets the wall is also a pretty obvious clue.

    • Phil says:

      I completely agree. Notice the shadow on the glass door near the girls foot and dad’s right arm? Also look at dad’s right arm … the sleeve was erased with a feathered eraser and now his shirt is transparent.

      • Jessica says:

        Not photoshopped. Sorry guys. That’s my hubby on his knees (11 foot ceilings) and he used to do this with her all the time. She would beg. It scared the crap out of me….but he never let her fall. 🙂

    • mg says:

      Cheese dog!

  30. Mary says:

    Could this be the beginning of the Rapture? The way the guy is holding his arms out, I wonder. Bummer, he’s a Left Behind-er. HAHA!!

  31. omawarisan says:

    Static electricity will cause balloons and small children to stick to the ceiling.

  32. Melissa says:

    This is the reason my many women wore”big hair” in the 80’s. They had to disguise the flt spot of the top of their head with loads of teasing and Aquanet.

  33. Tim says:


  34. Zack says:

    I think the Mom must be Samantha from “Bewitched”. Either that or Dad just filled that kid up with a lot of Helium!

  35. Jon says:

    Not only that, but she could have hit her head on the ceiling, obviously!

    • jnmcnally says:

      Ditto – I’ve seen a few happy daddies knock a kid senseless while carrying them through the concourse at a ballgame or tossing them up in a room with an 8-foot ceiling. Remember, dads – these are the kids that will someday choose your nursing home care!

  36. DM says:

    Best caption EVER!

  37. heather says:

    Burp, Charlie, burp! It’s the only way! Oh, we never should have stole the Fizzy Lifting Drinks!

  38. What? says:

    One to many fizzy lifting drinks, start burping kid and you’ll come down.

  39. Frank says:

    Watch out for ceiling fans.

  40. Jon says:

    Parents, don’t try this at home!

  41. Daily says:

    Is Dad really really short or is that gate really really tall? Oh! I just noticed. There is a flying baby in the picture ~ peculiar.

  42. Patrick says:

    “I do believe I forgot my fudge…”

  43. Grelber says:

    People who do that with kids, are friggin’ idjits. As if this guy never dropped a football that he “knew” he could catch.

  44. Heather says:

    Judging by the demonic look in her eye, and that evil smile, I think that the dad didn’t toss her, he was holding her, and she just flew right up and is poised to attack…

  45. Tam says:

    That child looks slightly concerned.

  46. Al says:

    All I can imagine is a stream of urine hitting him…

  47. Jak says:

    I hate when kids just go flying randomly round the room for no good reason and refuse to come down.

  48. Rebelle says:

    Time to call an exorcist when your child is levitating!

  49. Jen says:

    Wow…I think my son and that dad have met b4…..hes absolutely terrified of getting tossed up in the air. I couldnt figure out why…now I know!

  50. Sarah says:

    This makes me think of the Mary Poppins scene where they have tea on the ceiling.

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