Behind the Awkwardness: The Patriot

November 15th, 2009

My grandfather is the star of many awkward family photos. Here, he poses pantsless, with a pair of kettlebells, artistically composed at his feet to highlight his lack of pants and booty short spandex. The ¬†flag in the background pretty much says it all: this is AMERICA.”

(submitted by Hannah)


237 Responses to “Behind the Awkwardness: The Patriot”

  1. cljohn2000 says:

    ‘Merica

  2. Jen says:

    I love that grandfather!

  3. NurseKat says:

    I love this pic! Yes, short shorts aren’t great. But in decades past (like the 70′s) they were in style! (I think they still might be in Europe lol) It could be worse, he could be in a singlet! (what wrestler’s wear. Power and Olympic weight lifters wear them too!! ) Grandpa is in shape !

  4. dan says:

    Man besides the funny photos these grandparents are in spectacular shape. How old are they?

    • David Turner says:

      First thing I though when I saw this wasn’t, “Well, that’s weird and gross and awkward;” it was, “Damn…the old folks look fantastic; what’s the secret?” Sure, grandpa wearing spandex and a tee while sporting kettle balls isn’t…typical, but I think it’s a fun photo. And the expressions on everyone’s face doesn’t say ‘awkward’ but rather, “yep…this is how we roll.”

  5. kp says:

    you’re all missing the point regarding which way the flag points- people wear pants in pictures! tact, america! decorum!
    but it is whimsical…i bet she does better in life by going to grandparents’ and not spring break in ft lauderdale! go, girl!
    kp

  6. Jaimee says:

    HAHAHA!!!! I love those relatives that can make basically any picture awkward… I love how Hannah is facing AWAY from her grandfather so she doesn’t have to see his white legs in her peripherals haha!! :)) very much enjoying this… as I was scrolling down my mouth dropped, my hand covered my mouth and i chuckled a great deal :))

  7. BigMan says:

    Everybody is forgetting that grandma is in pretty good shape too!!!

  8. Peter says:

    Isn’t that flag back to front?

  9. VZG says:

    Those kettlebells are awfully close to his bare feet. I’d be nervous my toes would get squished.

  10. Dan says:

    Hannah is a hottie!

  11. Becca says:

    Great for our enjoyment, but I totally would have told gramps to put some pant’s, short’s something on before snapping off the photo!

  12. Joshua Stringer says:

    It’s me in 40 years

  13. Larry says:

    Song playing right now in grandpa’s iPod, “…every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man…”

  14. Pete says:

    The Dad looks a little like J.K. Simmons lol

  15. Margaret says:

    They look like a really happy AMERICAN (not sure why that was included) family!

    • Cara says:

      You mean the giant flag in the background in front of the door went completely unnoticed by you?

    • wookie says:

      It was included because when people do wacky things we cite “this is America” in other words, we’re FREE- free even to be weird and act like total goobers if we want!

  16. Jack Dubious says:

    I know this sounds creepy….but you should wear heels with that dress. You would look superHAWT! :)

  17. Rebecca says:

    We ladies can appreciate his “kettle balls”, as you put them, but what do you call those things on the ground in front of him?

  18. customcartoons says:

    Yea, you laugh. But you don’t mess with Gramps, either.

  19. Sheyrie says:

    Not bad looking for a grandpa! Laughing is what life is about!

  20. Renee says:

    Warning: do not view this at work! I started crying from laughing so hard and then had to try and help customers with tears running down my face! Wonderful funny family picture! Be thankful that you still have your grandfather around in your life to do hilarious stuff like that – even if he is embarrassing, he’s still with you!

    • Me says:

      Uhm.. Why would you view this at work..? I get that you might be bored, but still…

      • Snowrider says:

        Calm down there Marnie…

      • Liz says:

        I dont’ have almost any extra time at work to view such fun stuff as A.F.Pictures. AND….. I SO wish I did! This site is hilarious….& if you (or I, for that matter) can find a way to sneak in a bit of laughter…go for it. I think that things would improve at my job if we did have the time for an occasional 5 minutes of “laugh til you almost lose it” time!

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