On a Pedestal

October 10th, 2009

On a Pedestal - Teens

You do funny things when you’re in love.

(submitted by Farman)

124 Responses to “On a Pedestal”

  1. Bonnie B says:

    When he said he played the keyboard, I thought he was in a rock band!

  2. Camille says:

    This is funny. Is that keyboard like his prized possession or something?! Totally hilarious! 🙂

  3. SrslyAmused says:

    I have that exact keyboard in my pile of spares at work (that’s right, I’m the nerdy IT guy) and I laughed hard at the cage match comment because that keyboard is totally a weapon! It weighs like 10 lbs and feels like it’s made of solid steel. If I ran into a nerd in a dark alley carrying that keyboard, I’d run for my life!

  4. guess who says:

    HI I’m a PC…

  5. Adriel says:

    Deff a bar mitzvah pic!!!! The kids all sign it when they come into the party (well they used to) it is super common for the photographer to TELL YOU to bring in stuff that you like and then that pic gets blown up… awesome awesome awesome!!! Oiy

  6. melzie says:

    Nice pants, Jackson!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Ok girls listen up, the guy in my class that was the football hero, basketball star and also pitcher for the baseball team, yeah all hot and all in high school, NOW he is bald, about a 42 waist and the guy that reminded you of Screech on Saved By The Bell, he has turned out hotter than all get out and making 6 figures. Always befriend your geeks and nerds! Hotness fades but brains will last at least till he’s 80! 😛 I married the biggest geek in school from the neighboring county and we’ve been married 9 years and he works on our cars, the computer, the house, helps me with laundry and dishes and always buying me jewelry for holidays. The glasses and high waisted pants are the way to go ladies believe me!!!! Like was aid above, you can redress them later and they’re in it for keeps and more than glad to wear whatever YOU pick for them!

    • Queen O' Awkward says:

      Yeah no kidding!! when my mom was in high school, she was the beauty pageant queen, and as you can imagine, she had all the guys drooling in her wake and a date every weekend. In the end she picked the most notorious nerd in the school who happened to be eight years older than her, and who now makes five figures on a monthly basis because of his own Christian counseling business 0.7 miles away from our house. They got married on Christmas eve 25 years ago when my mom was eighteen, and have been married ever since. The best part about it is how thoughtful he is. I guess it’s all that thinking he did early on! XD

  8. ViJay says:

    Quick, what’s the fastest way to get bullied for the next 10 years?

  9. Em says:

    Ladies, take a number now while the gettin’s good.

  10. kate says:

    people take pics with their friends all the time!

  11. Brandon says:

    buhahahahaa this picture rules! That kid is now my hero!

  12. ACL says:

    Future Bill Gates. I’m not laughing knowing he’ll make 100 times more than my salary…. a day.

  13. warren says:

    The future Ceo of a new software corp?

  14. billy gates says:

    Be nice to the nerds in high school, you may be working for one some day.

  15. Anne says:

    He just used that keyboard to send Marney an email telling her exactly what she can do with her Thanksgiving instructions, and the rest of the family has put him on a pedestal in total gratitude.

  16. Silk says:

    Now we know who was in the Smokey the Bear costume!

  17. Tim says:

    Ah, a boy and his DOS…

  18. Aldous says:

    Just so aliens will have an idea of standards of beauty on Earth, a copy of this picture is included in the data stored on the Voyager space probe.

  19. Jeff B. says:

    Most subtle Nike ad ever. “Ricky says “Check out my brand new Nike Air-Control-Alt-Deletes! Just Do It”

  20. Denise says:

    I love the background. And the only way this photo could be better would be if he posed his hands like Vanna White or the Price Is Right ladies.

  21. Marie says:

    Reminds me of an early scene in BROADCAST NEWS where a 14-year-old Aaron graduates highschool early because he’s so smart, and a bunch of jocks beat him up because they feel so insecure that he’s so smart…

    AARON: Go ahead Steven, take your last licks. But this will heal. What I’m going to say never will. It’ll scar you forever. Ready? Here it is. You’ll never make more than $19,000 a year. Ha ha ha!
    STEVEN: Take him.
    AARON: Okay, how about this? You’re never gonna leave South Boston and I’m gonna see the whole damn world. You’ll never know the pleasure of writing a priceless sentence. Or having an original thought. Think about it!
    STEVEN: $19,000. Not bad!

  22. Jessica says:

    This should have won the couple’s photo contest.

  23. Snowrider says:

    I’m looking down…and….yeah, I’m typing on the same keyboard. Now I’m just depressed….

  24. Frank says:

    “I”m so much cooler on line”

  25. Jak says:

    Urkel pants.

  26. Bunnymuffin says:

    This will be the son I have if I can snag me one of those yummy East Indian brainiacs down the street at Microsoft. But mine will have better hair and longer pants. And a shirt that fits properly. But he’s close.

  27. Paul says:

    They see me mowin’
    My front lawn
    I know they’re all thinking
    I’m so White N’ nerdy

    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Can’t you see I’m white n’ nerdy
    Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy!
    I wanna roll with-
    The gangsters
    But so far they all think
    I’m too white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Really, really white n’ nerdy

    First in my class here at M.I.T.
    Got skills, I’m a Champion of DND
    MC Escher that’s my favorite MC
    Keep your 40
    I’ll just have an Earl Grey tea
    My rims never spin to the contrary
    You’ll find they’re quite stationary
    All of my action figures are cherry
    Steven Hawkings in my library
    My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
    I got people begging for my top 8 spaces
    Yo I know Pi to a thousand places
    Ain’t got no grills but I still wear braces
    I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
    I’m a whiz at minesweeper I can play for days
    Once you see my sweet moves you’re gonna stay amazed,
    my fingers movin’ so fast I’ll set the place ablaze
    There’s no killer app I haven’t run
    At Pascal, well, I’m number 1
    Do vector calculus just for fun
    I ain’t got a gat but I gotta soldering gun
    Happy days is my favourite theme song
    I can sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
    I’ll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
    I’m fluent in Java Script as well as Klingon
    Here’s the part I sing on

    They see me roll on, my Segway!
    I know in my heart they think I’m
    white n’ nerdy!
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Can’t you see I’m white n’ nerdy
    Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy
    I’d like to roll with-
    The gangsters
    Although it’s apparent I’m too
    White n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    How’d I get so white n’ nerdy?

    I’ve been browsing, inspectin’
    X-men comics you know I collect ’em
    The pens in my pocket
    I must protect ’em
    my ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
    Shopping online for deals on some writable media
    I edit Wikipedia
    I memorized Holy Grail really well
    I can recite it right now and have you ROTFLOL
    I got a business doing websites
    When my friends need some code who do they call?
    I do HTML for them all
    Even made a homepage for my dog!
    Yo! Got myself a fanny pack
    they were having a sale down at the GAP
    Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
    POP POP! Hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky!

    I’m nerdy in the extreme and whiter than sour creme
    I was in AV club and Glee club and even the chess team!
    Only question I ever thought was hard
    Was do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?
    I spend every weekend
    at the renaissance fair
    I got my name on my under wear!

    They see me strollin’
    They laughin’
    And rollin’ their eyes ’cause
    I’m so white n’ nerdy
    Just because I’m white n’ nerdy
    Just because I’m white n’ nerdy
    All because I’m white n’ nerdy
    Holy cow I’m white n’ nerdy
    I wanna bowl with-
    the gangsters
    but oh well it’s obvious I’m
    white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    I’m just too white n’ nerdy
    Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy!

  28. binkymae says:

    Is that Al Gore the day he invented the internet?!!!

  29. That’s entirely inappropriate behavior to show toward a simple old keyboard. Now, if it were a Model M… unf!

  30. Lucy says:

    Future Tron Guy???

  31. liz says:

    Clearly this young lad was not much into sports, so he’s posing with what IS his hobby instead. I guess the monitor or CPU wouldve been too bulky to pose with.

    • Just Passing Thru says:

      For the sake of sounding GEEKY, the actual CPU is quite small. You could have said TOWER or COMPUTER instead. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of the computer. It, in itself is quite small. It is attached to the motherboard-usually with a cooling fan attached to it (CPU). Without the cooling fan, it would fry. The motherboard, CPU, RAM (memory) and various cards, power supply, case fans etc are enclosed in a CASE or TOWER. So, in essence, yes, back when this photo was taken, the monitor and computer/tower was probably too bulky to lug into the studio to pose with.

      • Kross says:

        You don’t come off sounding geeky. You come off sounding like a douche. We all know what liz meant when she said ‘cpu’. If this were a technology forum, that would be different. But we’re here to talk about awkward photos… nobody needs a lesson on how computers are put together when they’re trying to have a laugh.

    • Rick says:

      Just passing thru…you must be the kid in the photo.

  32. Mary West says:

    Did you get all the picitures you need? I want to get home and surf the net!

  33. Joey says:

    That’s p-e-d-e-s-t-a-l.

  34. hcw80 says:

    OK, teenage girls listen up. This is excellent husband potential right there. He is smart, cute, and will be able to fix things. You can always pick out wardrobe for him later, and he won’t mind. His spare time will be spent writing code or maybe with a fantasy sports league. You will know where he is each night and he will adore you. The only thing that would make him better is if he had Southern manners. There is not a day that goes by that I do not appreciate the fact I married a geek from Mississippi. There are not many men nowadays that can write a program to predict the possible damage from a wind storm and use a chain saw to help get rid of the damage on his street. His mullet sporting peers who are still wearing their faded AC/DC tee shirts will be in the banging back brews while he is taking you for tours of the wine country.l TGFG. Thank Goodness For Geeks.

    • Porkchopz says:

      Totally. Agreed.

    • Angel Baby says:

      Amen sister! You are very smart woman. TGFG, i love it 🙂

    • JJ says:

      Dear hwc80,

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT! Geeks make the best husbands – smart, dependable, patient, witty and so handy around the house. Most girls have to get over their “jock crushes” before they see the light. Hopefully your words will enlighten a few.

    • akprincess72 says:

      Mine even cooks & bakes for me occasionally (I do love to cook as well). Geek husbands rock!

    • Sarah says:

      Totally. My geek is super-smart, but he’s also kind, humble, and grateful for the opportunities he’s had. He’s also a black belt, has great taste, a killer smile, and always cracks me up. He’s a treasure, and the girls who passed on him before me REALLY missed out!

    • Morag says:

      Oh yes.

    • Snowrider says:

      I’m going to vent a bit here! I’m proudly one of those “good men”. BELIEVE me there are a whole bunch of women out there who have NO IDEA how to deal with a man who treats them correctly.

      • Denise says:

        Snowrider, I bet you really are a great guy/man, seriously, but I’m gonna have to label that a comment fail. Only because I have a great geek husband and the last thing he’d ever do is label HIMSELF one of those good men. You don’t broadcast it, you just be it. And he never brings up the chicks that did him wrong, he just is thankful he finally got the family he “doesn’t deserve” (his words).

      • hcw80 says:

        I am going to suggest you start dating some nice elementary school teachers. They are in a career where there are very few men and most of these women are loving and kind. I often think that there should be adult mixers for elementary teachers and engineers. However, I warn you about hanging out around the school to scout out the possible dates…that, my friend, would definately fall into the major awkward category.

        • Snowrider says:

          HOLY SOCKS…How did you know that I’m an engineer and that I volunteer at my kids school? *shiver*

          • Clucky says:

            My husband is an engineer and I work at an elementary school and before that I was a nurse…so there is another type of caring people to look into. The elementary school thing is so true. So many single ladies!!

      • Girl Geek says:

        Two words, Internet Dating. You gotta rifle through quantity to find quality.

    • Tammy says:

      Amen! Right down to the geek from Mississippi bit.

      • nadine64 says:

        OMG people, these photos are supposed to be fun to look at, not to find some deep meaning or justify your way of living or not. Please. If you want to be sooooo serious, go to Rush Limbaugh’s blog or file your spices alphabetically. Jeeze.

    • CJ says:

      TGFG is right! I hope to find my geek and marry him one day… Smart geeky men are the best! 🙂

    • Anon says:

      …plus we make gobs of money. Let’s not forget the primary motivation for females having “geek fever” recently.

  35. Seriously, what is it with programmers and their dang dirty sneakers?! And how appropriate that the kid’s socks are even more BLINDINGLY WHITE than the white background…

  36. Jen says:

    I just think that kid is adorable. Of course, I have a boy who assembled his first computer at age five.

    I am going to discourage him from posing with his computer so that someday a girl will like him and he won’t end up camped out in my basement playing WoW when he is thirty.

    • AC says:

      LOL!! Probably a good call regarding your son. 🙂

    • Sarah says:

      My boyfriend doesn’t live in his mom’s basement, but he definitely plays lots of WoW, and I love him for it because I play it too. It might blow your mind, but plenty of girls are into smart guys who know their way around a computer. It’s their intelligence which is the sexiest part.

  37. Baldguy says:

    I’ll bet he grew up to be a … lumberjack?

  38. lynne says:

    If the pants weren’t hiked up so high, maybe they would be long enough.

  39. David Copperfield says:

    And for my next rick, I’ll make the rest of the computer reappear!

  40. Walter says:

    And I’m going to continue to save my allowance to purchase the rest of the computer piece by piece.

  41. dono1 says:

    Looks like the photographer has peripheral vision.

  42. Blur says:

    A young Barack Obama and his love of the computer. After the monitor and the tower ran off together into the sunset he was left alone with his one true love, the keyboard. Alas, when this final love left him for a passing legal pad he decided to leave behind him the world of technology and enter into the exciting world of politics, a choice that would change history.

  43. Joanna says:

    The kid in that picture probably makes 250K a year and has a sweet house in the Silicon valley. But I bet he still wears those size 11 tennis shoes.

  44. Lolly says:

    Judah was expelled from school after inviting one too many girls to touch his joystick..

  45. yolinda says:

    “But I still love, technology…..”

    (name quote!!!!)

  46. Lucy says:

    A serious case of racial stereotyping.

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