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)


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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