Taking The Plunge

October 21st, 2009

Taking The Plunge - Vacation

Awkward Rule # 372: Souvenir barrel photos.

(submitted by Don)

154 Responses to “Taking The Plunge”

  1. DM says:

    This is the best picture EVER! I love this family 😀

  2. Pippa says:

    I love this picture!

  3. Carolyn says:

    A family of hotness

  4. Jen says:

    Adrenalin junkies 🙂

  5. kandee says:

    I just love this awkwardly goofy pic. Obviously was taken in late 70’s or early 80’s, what with all the stripe frenzy. I want to party with this family – I bet they still know how to have a good time.

  6. Lisa says:

    I have this same pose too (from the 70s) and my sister is hanging over the front holding onto the barrel for dear life! I win the prize for the best OMG look. I should post it. It is so 70s it’s painful!!

  7. CDH says:

    If this were being made into a movie don’t you think Mom would be played by Hilary Swank. I see some resemblance.

  8. Bailey says:

    I’m pretty sure the mother is Hilary Swank.

  9. hi kooky says:

    I LOVE this family portrait.

  10. Kim says:

    Haha, I live in Niagara Falls so I see these pictures waaayy to often, but I love them. Whenever I talk to Americans though, it’s always “have you ever gone over the Falls in a barrel?” I should get one of these pictures and say why, yes I have and it was a blast.

  11. Janelle says:

    I think I have a photo like this somewhere from Universal Studios. It was a Jurassic Park green screen, and I think I’m flying away from T-Rex. Really cheesy.

  12. Joanne says:

    I love this picture-I think it’s great and I hope it’s a nice memory for this family!

  13. Mark R says:

    I’m glad to see they’re observing the first rule of daredeviling: don’t look down.

  14. sea sick says:

    I would love to have this photo done with my family! I would beg and beg until they relented. haha. I love it!

  15. eric says:

    i really need to know when this picture was taken.

  16. kayakgirl says:

    I LOVE this picture. Cheesy and awesome!

  17. Maya B says:

    It’s very silly and corny but they do look like they’re having fun together as a family and that’s always a good thing.

  18. Old Penguin says:

    Obviously photo-shopped.

  19. Antonia says:

    I would like to know how they all fit in the honestly

  20. Dave says:

    This picture is great. They look like a fun bunch of people who like to ham it up.

  21. Troismama says:

    I love this shot! How fun that the parents and all the kids are into it and playing along!

  22. Melissa says:

    My sister and I have a picture in the barrel as well – except that it’s not the same barrel or the same Totally Realistic Niagara Falls. So that means there’s more than one place in Niagara that is doing this crap? And making money off of it?????

  23. madpariah says:

    more fun than a barrel full of…

  24. Frances says:

    I like how genuinely committed to this they look. Although I’m not convinced those kids came from those adults. Kidnapped forced fun?

  25. Bleah! says:

    Cool! I wanna go on vacation with this family!!!!

  26. Robert says:

    This photo is AMAZING.

  27. Lucy says:

    This family is a barrel of laughs! A real keg of dynamite!

  28. Adora says:

    The dad looks like Bob from the Enzyte commercials.

  29. TT says:

    That is not awkward, it is awesome!

  30. DavidM says:

    Tom Hanks?!

  31. dono1 says:

    Looks like Will Robinson in the front there is having a barrel of fun with his right hand.

  32. sallyomalley says:

    I love this pic! It’s so cute! They look so happy and like their really having a good time.

    And even better family to put in the barrel is the frowney-faced family sitting on the couch. Now that would make for a great pic!

  33. Mary says:

    Gee, they are all going to die, and on SUCH a nice day.

  34. Dr Lump says:

    They weren’t really going over falls.

  35. Suki says:

    Wish I were there. 🙂

  36. hcw80 says:

    Oh my. Somewhere there is a picture of my sister and I in the same barrel taken circa 1970. It must be mandatory for all tourist.

  37. SWMBO says:

    Beautifully awkward – and I hope we can avoid some tool pointing out “they weren’t really going over falls…”

  38. Wayneman says:

    The shadow on the wall behind Dad’s elbow makes this photo EXTRA convincing…

  39. ox says:

    The parents look like they are enjoying it much more than the kids….

  40. Bill says:

    “Here’s a story.. about a crazy family… who took their children to Niagra falls…”

  41. Amanda says:

    I don’t think this one is awkward at all. If this had been available on our last trip to the falls, I totally would have taken one just like it!

  42. Leonard says:

    That background might actually look realistic if it weren’t for, you know, the SHADOWS!

  43. kaitlin says:

    the look on mom’s face is priceless!

    • Anna Rexia says:

      Definitely! Mom always has a few gin & tonics before family pictures. It gives her a happy glow and a smile that makes her look like she’s laughing her ass off over a fart joke.

  44. joelle says:

    Oh, lordy. I think I have a photo like this somewhere.

  45. Vince says:

    This is the best! They look like they are having such a great time!

  46. Joy says:

    It’s amazing how many people can fit in one barrel!

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  48. Sunny says:

    Haha, this picture made my day. They look like me in some of my family photos.

  49. Emily says:

    There is a picture of me and my little brother just like this. Except for they made up hold a stuffed toy fish….

    • Anonymous says:

      When I was younger I was always jealous of my friends who got to take family pictures like these. Now I don’t know what I was thinking, but back in the day this picture rocked.

  50. Dogdancing says:

    Okay I want this family to adopt me! they know how to rock the barrel!

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