Dressed to impress.
(submitted by Kim)
Tags: dad, t-shirts
My Dad’s favourite Tshirt in the 70′s was an anti-smoking campaign shirt which read;
“Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray”
We have HEAPS of photos with him in that shirt – ’nuff said.
(Although – neither my brother or I smoke!)
1. I’ve seen shirts that have said worse on parents, doesn’t mean they are bad parents. maybe just a momentary lapse in judgement. I’m not perfect are you?
2. Anyone remember the “Marijuana, hey at least it’s not crack” shirt? THAT was funny!
3. Not every father is a poster child for propriety. Actually, I charge you with the task of finding ONE who is!
I don’t think the dad could get away with wearing a shirt like that around a kid now.
The ’70s had different humor. Shirts with outrageous slogans were common, and meant to be a joke. Nobody who used cocaine would have worn a shirt advertising that fact. I remember a shirt that said “ARMED and DANGEROUS!” and featured a picture of the muzzle of a gun. It certainly didn’t mean that the driver was actually carrying firearms!
you’re right suzy. the 70′s was when we started wearing slogans and pics on t-shirts and the more outrageous the better! our parents would freak with some of the stuff printed on our t-shirts. but, it was just a way to be a tad rebellious. if any of the critics went back to 1971-72 and saw some of the stupid artwork and sayings on t-shirts this would pale in comparison.
really, people, it’s nothing. unfortunate wardrobe choice for a photo but daughter and dad are cute and happy.
Maybe he thought the shirt would distract them from noticing his arm tattoo.
Cocaine is a helluva drug!
The Rickster! Superfreak:)
I’m surprised nobody mentioned that he is rockin’ that Alfalfa haircut.
I want that shirt!!!!!!!!
I am guessing the folks that are shocked and “saddened” by this were not alive when cocaine was very accepted, it is how Coca Cola got its name… it was a key ingredient.
Ummm… it wasn’t a key ingredient when this picture was taken… not since 1903
It was a significant ingredient well into the ’30s, until the recipe was rewritten again and only trace amounts were left in the drink.
I think this is hilarious
Yes the shirt may not be terribly appropriate for family photos – but the little girl looks happy as a clam having her pic taken with daddy so maybe the shirt was worn on ‘laundry day’ or something. You always get caught wearing the worse clothing on laundry day..
Sometimes I get the feeling these pictures are a bit airbrushed.
Maybe he bought this t-shirt at a Eric Clapton Concert????
my thoughts exactly
The little girl is adorable though, and seemingly very happy!
This is FREAKING HILARIOUS!!! I wish he was my dad…I can see it now, when she is 16 and he catches her being naughty she can just pull out this photo and give him the third degree!! TOO CUTE:)
Early David Bowie?
Ok…here’s the important question…where the hell can I get a shirt like that?
I was seriously searching google for the shirt, haha
I think the little girl is absolutely adorable… look at her smile – how cute
For some reason, I doubt he’s wearing that t-shirt ironically.
A family that tweeks together, freeks’ together.
Oooooh yeah! Well said. hahahah
I’m surprised at those of you commenting on how “sad” this photo is. If the father’s T-shirt celebration of his drug of choice had caused any lasting damage or serious problems to the little girl pictured, I sincerely doubt the photo would have been submitted to a website that salutes awkward family hilarity.
I’m a mother myself and I currently own a T-shirt that says “Herb – C’est Bien”… however, I no longer partake in those types of recreational activities. (I also would never wear it in a photo with my child, but to each his own). In any case, I don’t think it says anything about whether or not this guy is a bad father. Awkward and perhaps a little oblivious to social standard? INDEED. Sad and unfit parent? Come on, kids.
Coincidentally, I know the person who submitted this photo (yes, it’s her father in the picture). She is a smart, educated, well adjusted, grounded, sweet, ambitious, successful woman who is an amazing mother and simply thought this picture was freaking HILARIOUS. As should you.
Now, run along and talk smack about the woman posing with her sons grabbing her boobies.
run along?? umm, I dont find this hilarious, it is a t-shirt making fun of an illegal substance.
really “run along”!! how rude
You are hilarious, Patti! Walk away, Patti, nothing for you here.
patti, if you think “run along” is rude, you’ve lived an awfully sheltered life.
how about “get out and get some sunshine!” would that work better for you? then do it!!
Gosh, I thought comments here were moderated…doesn’t seem like it. This is supposed to be FUN – not just another opportunity to lash out at complete strangers from the safety of your keyboard.
Patti, it’s obvious you weren’t alive in the 70s. I guess you don’t sing along to the songs “White Lines” or “Cocaine”.
I have to admit my first thought was shock – but thinking back when I was growing up in the 70′s, drug culture was pretty common — off the top of my head I remember people with “coke spoon” necklaces, shirts like this, Newsweek articles touting how cool coke was etc. It really was a weird time back then. I’m glad to hear this girl (now woman) is fine and didn’t turn into a junkie as people here feared!
yeah, cocaine and pot, totes the same thing.
Wow, rush to judgement, people! I would guess by the hairdo and the font on the Tshirt that this was taken in the late 70′s – early 80′s. All you self righteous youngsters out there aren’t old enough to remember that this was a time when people thought drug humor was funny – whether they used or not. It’s not so heinous when you take it in context.
I’m wondering about the shirt’s manufacturer! I wonder what other awe-inspiring messages he thought up for his other shirts.
…or SHE thought up
Small world!!! I use to work in a photo studio as well, and we were ordered to walk around shopping malls looking for scary looking goons with prison-made tats.
Instead of picture frames, we use to supply..you guessed it…free t-shirts for a parent-child photo. Some of my favorites were “I’m with Stupid,” of “Hippie Lettuce: More than just a Dinner Salad,” and “Heroine or Bust!”…You know, shirts that say “I made a difference,’ generations from now.
Or apparently a shirt with a cocaine slogan…
She just looks SOOO happy – maybe the shirt doesn’t tell the whole story of his life, people!
oh, hello you must be new to the internet!
I don’t approve of the shirt either, but the look in her eyes is unmistakeable-she’s happy.
she’s not happy, she been hanging out with dad. she’s got the fever!
….. FOR MORE COWBELL!!!!
Wow!!! You stay classy San Diego! lol
Ooooh, you beat me to it. So funny.
lean more to the right, sweetheart. You’re blocking the “C”
This is pretty sad that he thought it was ok to wear the shirt while with his child, never mnd get a photo with her while wearing it.
I hope she is ok.
Really? It is just a t-shirt. I’ve seen much worse these days.
Just a t-shirt? It’s attitudes like this that lead to seeing “much worse these days”.
I used to work for a studio where we were supposed to pessure the parent into getting in one of the shots. Then we would guilt them into buying it. If we didn’t meet our quota of parent and child shots we would be penalized. Sadly, many many years ago I am guilty of taking a number of these shots. The parents are not usually prepared ( afterall the appointment was for the child). Sometimes we would give them free key chains or frames if they agreed to do it.
Wow! A free key chain. How could anyone pass on that deal?
Well, by the looks of the clothing I’d say late 70′s early 80′s and back then anything “free” was a bonus. A free key chain or frame doesn’t seem like much to us now since most of us are super materialistic, but it really was a big deal back then. The shirt is hilarious though!!!
I beg to differ on the timeline. I’m thinking 2003- in West Virginia.
LOL!! Very funny! So painfully true…
I worked for sears and also PCA (Kmarts) and the pressure the companies put on to sell the useless trinkets and junk is unbelievable. They make money on the pictures but that stuff is pure profit.
I totally know what you mean.. I used to work in a photo studio in a large chain store and when we just opened we would pull customers in from the store with the offer of a free 8X10 so of course you know people werent ready… But the fact is not the picture that he may or may not have been ready for.. it is the fact he’s wearing a cocain shirt with his young daughter.. That being said my boyfriend wears beer shirts around our 3 yr old, but cocaine… i mean come on! And he woudn’t be caught dead taking a picture with her like that.
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