October 8th, 2009

Touchy - Family Portrait


Sometimes, affection is a one-way street.

(submitted by Alex)

77 Responses to “Touchy”

  1. Joyce says:

    The kid without the sweater looks like he wants to be anywhere but there.

  2. kelly says:

    The kid in the plain shirt……he could so be a really twisted man by now~

  3. Callo says:

    “Friends Forever”

  4. Samantha says:

    you have to -earn- the sweater, jason.

  5. Carl says:

    Those two look like they just got out of a tron race and were still in their jumpsuits for the pic.

  6. Boy16 says:

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  7. dylan says:

    classic red-headed step child

  8. nrd says:

    It’s like he’s staring into my soul!!!! My eyes!!! They BURN!!!!

  9. Sam says:

    The kid in the white shirt is the stepbrother! The V-neck boys dad is Ned Flanders who gave his kids those sweaters! White shirt boy is the Bart Simpson of the family!

  10. Nicky says:


    Lovin the fluffy Mullet oversized glasses combo on the kid on the right!! So good!

    He reminded me of someone, but couldn’t put my finger on it, then it hit me!…………………….MaGyver!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Carol says:

    That’s what they did in the 1800s without video games

  12. Blucat says:

    Mom is sportin’ a pretty great 80’s perm, complete with the awesome snake ruffle around her neck. Mom is b******n!

  13. Michelle says:

    Does no-body notice that the boys left and right hand are different colors and sizes? Can we say PHOTOSHOP?

  14. PardalArt says:

    The other two boys also have matching undershirts. I tink this is just a random neighborhood kid that went along for the drive to sears.

  15. Kristi says:

    I’m guessing the 2 in matching tops are “twins” that’s why they get to dress alike. The other is just at that awkward teenage stage when it is so uncool to be seen with your family.

    • Suz says:

      Yah, thank goodness they have different colored shirts under their matching sweaters or I wouldn’t be able to tell the twins apart!! LOL

  16. Melissa says:

    On top of all the other things to love about this photo, I love the fact that mom put together the two sweater outfits, and then chose to wear RED to coordinate with the neon florescent hot pink and aqua. More of these “professional” portraits, please!

  17. hoohoo says:

    This looks like a punnett square of varying degrees of affection.

  18. Courtney says:

    This photo is so funny.

  19. Kurtacus says:

    “Don’t put your hand by my bad ear, Mr. Gower! Not by my bad ear!”

  20. Crystals Mom says:

    Which one doesn’t belong?

  21. Adam says:

    I swear… If I hear that shutter click one more time… I might just….

  22. dsto says:

    “I’m not touching you…Oh wait…yeah I am!”

  23. VibroCount says:

    Mom hand knitted the two sweaters, but the photo portrait sitting arrived before she finished the oldest brother’s. He’ll get his as his birthday present next year (when it will be another year out of date).

  24. Atomicstar says:

    The kid in the pink shirt (the one MINUS the super cool sweater) is actually the rich cousin who is having to stay with extended family members whilst the parents are jet-setting in Europe for Christmas vacation. He refused to wear the sweater, instead opting for his prep school uniform since he’s so much better (in his opinion) than his working class cousins. By the end of the movie–I mean the Christmas break–he’ll have learned how to have fun and appreciate the little things in life. He’ll stick up for his cousins when the neighborhood bully (another rich kid) breaks the older boy’s glasses or throws a snowball in the younger boy’s face, proving that he truly understands what family is all about. It’s sure to be a hit movie that really pulls at the heart strings, right?

  25. Denise says:

    Cute picture, but whenever I see those huge 80s glasses, I just can’t get past the question “WHY were glasses so enormous back then? What were we trying so desperately to see????”

  26. Piglet9 says:

    This picture illustrates perfectly the meaning of “red-headed stepchild”

  27. gruven_reuven says:

    MOM!!!!! He’s touching me!!

  28. Anna Rexia says:

    Maybe the kid on the left (with the shirt that is NOT white) is a step brother of the other two? Notice that the woman and the sweater brothers are looking off to the right, while the other kid is looking straight at the camera? His eyes follow you! EVERYBODY RUN!

  29. modestypress says:

    Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  30. ChrissyL says:

    OMG……Nerd Alert!!!LOL

  31. Karen says:

    Besides the sweater issue, I think he’s angry that his little brother is taller than he is!

  32. eeyore19 says:

    It scares me to say I looked almost identical to the kid in the top right when I was that age.

  33. melissa a says:

    where can i get some glasses like that?
    does it come with the awesome sweater?
    i think i could settle with the plain white shirt if i could just have those glasses!

  34. Other Dave says:

    The 2 sweaters are goodie goodies & the other is a bada**

  35. Mel says:

    Anyone else notice that the kid showing the brotherly love looks like a brown-haired, mullet wearing, Macaulay Culkin?

  36. WVBOBW says:

    mebbe his sweater was ‘shopped out? just saying

    • imlovingattention says:

      bla ha ha ha ha probably! or maybe the other two shopped in! i can tell you that one kid’s mullet is 100% real though, baby!

  37. AC says:

    Can we say “red-headed stepchild?”

  38. GW says:

    My guess is he fancies himself the man of the family. Ohhhhh, those sweaters! My eyes! My eyes!

  39. cowgirl says:

    It’s Cinderella in reverse….. Evil stepmom w/ her two precious sons…. stepson is out in the cold, but they had him wash and iron everyone’s portrait suits for the big day.

  40. Laura says:

    haha why do only two brothers get matching sweaters? clearly the boy on the left feels left out…

    • just wondering says:

      My guess is that he come out of his room donned in LEATHER and mom MADE him wear the white shirth…darn she ruined a cool picture….

  41. Punch says:

    DUH He’s so disappointed he didn’t get to wear that super rad sweater too!

    • Melissa says:

      lm*o!!!!! He is so upset that they couldn’t find on in his size that he has secretly worked at the argile sweater factory in hopes that this fad will come back….and this time, he will be ready!!!

    • Cee says:

      I was thinking two thoughts along that line…

      1. he was disappointed then.. but when he looks back, he’s probably the one to smile at the photo


      2. looking from his expression, he’s either disappointed about not having the sweater or he pitched a fit of good taste and refused to wear his sweater.

      Either way, I love the expressions of the other two boys – they’re pretty darn happy!

      • binkymae says:

        I feel pretty sure it was the fit of good taste that resulted in his sour face. You will notice his is the only ironed collar. Probably a perfectionist.

  42. Tim says:

    the one not smiling lost his matching sweater.

  43. binkymae says:

    His black sweater is stuffed under his bed. He refused to wear a shirt that clashed. Mom was glad to just get him to the studio for the picture.
    I’m guessing he lives far away and rarely comes home for the warm family gatherings at the holidays.

    • Marie says:

      I think you’re dead on, binky. I thought the same exact thing. Especially since the photographer got all the rest to look slightly away from the camera as looking directly into the camera is a “no-no”. So what does the rebel without a clue do? Defiantly looks into the camera with a “Whaddaya gonna do about it, huh, punk?” kind of laise faire.

    • Itsa me says:

      ya thats what I was thinking too – being a mom, I could totally see my oldest refusing to wear the sweater and being all pissed off that I even asked him to. Then Id have ti sit and smile like nothing was wrong.

  44. MattBinSC says:

    Can you blame the kid in the white shirt for the long face. The other two clearly color-coordinated without him. Pink and blue, even blue and pink collars. What’s he get? A plain white shirt. He doesn’t even get the super cool Mullet. Poor kid.

  45. xyz says:

    Sheer portrait perfection.

  46. BT says:

    I would be PISSED also if I didn’t get to wear a sweet sweater like that.

  47. Rick says:

    I guess the kid on the left is pisssed because he didn’t get one of those bitchin’ sweaters!

  48. cranky says:

    Now THIS is some all-natural, whole wheat, 100% natural American awkward. I was starting to lose faith in this website, esp. after Vince Vaughan started appearing!

  49. Tim says:

    Rockin’ a mullet AND the brotherly love? Oh, yeah – he’s in the will Fo’ SHO’!!

  50. Wombat Girl says:

    Is the sweater a euphemism for Mom’s love?

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