Awkward Rule # 372: Souvenir barrel photos.
(submitted by Don)
This is the best picture EVER! I love this family
I love this picture!
A family of hotness
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.
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!!
If this were being made into a movie don’t you think Mom would be played by Hilary Swank. I see some resemblance.
I’m pretty sure the mother is Hilary Swank.
I LOVE this family portrait.
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.
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.
I love this picture-I think it’s great and I hope it’s a nice memory for this family!
I’m glad to see they’re observing the first rule of daredeviling: don’t look down.
I would love to have this photo done with my family! I would beg and beg until they relented. haha. I love it!
i really need to know when this picture was taken.
I LOVE this picture. Cheesy and awesome!
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.
I would like to know how they all fit in the honestly
This picture is great. They look like a fun bunch of people who like to ham it up.
I love this shot! How fun that the parents and all the kids are into it and playing along!
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?????
more fun than a barrel full of…
I like how genuinely committed to this they look. Although I’m not convinced those kids came from those adults. Kidnapped forced fun?
Cool! I wanna go on vacation with this family!!!!
This photo is AMAZING.
This family is a barrel of laughs! A real keg of dynamite!
The dad looks like Bob from the Enzyte commercials.
that’s exactly what I thought too!
That is not awkward, it is awesome!
I was just going to post the same thing – so I will:
This is NOT awkward. This is AWESOME.
Looks like Will Robinson in the front there is having a barrel of fun with his right hand.
Hee hee! I had to scroll back up to see what you were talking about. Haw haw!!!!
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!
Gee, they are all going to die, and on SUCH a nice day.
They weren’t really going over falls.
Wish I were there.
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.
You must find it!
Beautifully awkward – and I hope we can avoid some tool pointing out “they weren’t really going over falls…”
They weren’t really going over the Falls, you know.
…or pointing out that it’s been photo shopped? lol
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to either mention the reality of the pose or that it was ‘shopped (enough with that already!!)
Yeah, you can tell this is a fake. If they had been in the water, they would have had their swim suits on.
The shadow on the wall behind Dad’s elbow makes this photo EXTRA convincing…
Photoshop??? (heh heh heh)
The parents look like they are enjoying it much more than the kids….
they all look like they’re having a good time.
“Here’s a story.. about a crazy family… who took their children to Niagra falls…”
And, as always, Marcia got to be up front. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, it’s always about Marcia!
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!
Just because you would have taken a picture like this doesn’t mean it’s not awkward!
Gee, your “last” trip to the falls? How many times have you gone? You should really get a pic like this next time.
That background might actually look realistic if it weren’t for, you know, the SHADOWS!
the look on mom’s face is priceless!
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.
Oh, lordy. I think I have a photo like this somewhere.
This is the best! They look like they are having such a great time!
It’s amazing how many people can fit in one barrel!
Haha, this picture made my day. They look like me in some of my family photos.
There is a picture of me and my little brother just like this. Except for they made up hold a stuffed toy fish….
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.
Okay I want this family to adopt me! they know how to rock the barrel!
Same here, LOL. I have a picture just like this that my friends and I took back in 2005. I should submit it.
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