Behind the Awkwardness: Splash

November 19th, 2009

This is my mom, dad and brother in Sydney.┬áPosing on a bridge, my brother set the camera on timer, and ran back to join my parents. However, he had too much momentum and fell back into the pond.”

(submitted by Claire)

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110 Responses to “Behind the Awkwardness: Splash”

  1. Maria says:

    OMG… I laughed so hard I was crying. Maybe b/c I can actually picture how this happened. Lol

  2. Scott says:

    Clearly he just wanted to make splash.

  3. mc says:

    This one made me LOL!!! Love how the lady seems to be laughing!

  4. kaelee says:

    No one’s commented on the fact that they’re in Sydney but are in front of a Chinese mural… And I just can’t let that one go.
    That just makes the picture soo much more funny because it’s so out of place. If only there was a random kangaroo in the picture as well.

  5. Michael says:

    This has to be, hands down, the most hilarious photo I have seen on this website. Thank GOD for the automatic timer.

  6. jasmin says:

    OMG so funny! hahahaha

  7. LuvMyFam says:

    Love it!!

  8. Liz says:

    OK I have never laughed so hard at a picture before! I use the auto picture taking feature on my camera a lot and I always worry that I am going to crash on my rush back to get in the picture!

  9. david says:

    Love the outward expanding ripples in the water! Certain top 5 pic on this website!!

  10. batman says:

    rofl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Allison says:

    Wow, you just can’t make this up…I swore this stuff only happened on TV!! So epic!

  12. 1deteacher says:

    i’m seriously still laughing, too. why isn’t this in the hall of fame? this is possibly the most hysterical photo of all time. ever. thanks for posting it.

  13. Joi says:

    I cannot stop laughing. My tummy is hurting, i cannot stop crying and my nose is running

  14. Matt says:

    Wow! This is almost too amazing for words—almost.

  15. marissa says:

    I think the funniest part to me is that the submitter (Claire) was not invited on this family vacation!

  16. Kristen says:

    oh man, this is pretty classic

  17. pat says:

    ALL I CAN SAY IS PRICELESS!!!

  18. joe says:

    i like how the pic was able to capture the mom breaking out into laughter.

  19. RJG says:

    This is in the beautiful Chinese Gardens, in the city, in Darling Harbour. Didn’t anyone tell them to beware the carp in the pond? The carp are very tricky … they have shepherd’s crooks, and they hook tourists around the neck, very gently, so gently that the person can’t even feel it … and hoik them backwards into the water!

    Did your familiy take any photos of the kangaroos hopping down George Street?

    Greetings from Sydney …

  20. Vickie says:

    I can’t stop laughing! This is probably the BEST picture EVER!

  21. Rudekid says:

    I find it very funny that the mom appears to be laughing too!

  22. SplashLawg says:

    What makes it funnier is that pond is quite shallow

  23. TattingChic says:

    This is totally awesome! What a great photo!

  24. Chajiko says:

    Here I am on AFP instead of writing my paper–and now everyone in the library is wondering why I’m sitting here laughing so hard that I have tears running down my face. This picture is possibly the funniest thing I have seen in years. XD

  25. Julie B says:

    Perfectly timed shot. I love time delays!!!

  26. Rui Xuan says:

    Haha…and he fell BACK into the pond???!!!Claire, you mean he already fell into the pond?

  27. Rich says:

    It looks like the 2 Dragons are laughing, and are in mid stride to give a “High-5″ to each other in celebration, of the human splash.

  28. shelby says:

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    BEST AFP IN A WHILE

  29. Karin says:

    Oh that is too funny. Ha ha ha! It’s made even more funny to me as I know exactly this spot in front of the Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour and have myself done almost the exact same thing. It’s a low bridge! I wonder what the goldfish thought?? LOL!!!

  30. James says:

    I wonder if the designers of the art wall in the background KNEW someone would fall in and that’s why the carved a giant splash into the middle of their mural

  31. sadmanh says:

    hahahahahahaha !!!!! this is a lesson to all u kids out there, take physics seriously, or you’ll just get hurt !!!

  32. Marlene says:

    lol, poor thing… did he get hurt?

    I hope not!

    Cheers

  33. Cme says:

    Is the dad’s name Larry?

  34. Staci says:

    Pretty much the best photo of all time!

  35. james says:

    hahahaha! Really great photo.

  36. AwkWerrrd says:

    Awesooooooooooooooome! Hahahhahahaha!!!

  37. leeleelew says:

    I am still laughing! I can just see him running, sitting, back diving!!!

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