I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts

December 9th, 2009

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts - Behind The Awkwardness

“I’m the boy in the picture with my family. Apparently, the ghostbusters craze got the best of my mom and she made us walk through the mall in those stupid shirts to get our picture taken. From the look on my sister’s face, I don’t think she was too thrilled with the whole idea either.”

(Submitted by Trevor)

87 Responses to “I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Wow…I meant to say that the comments are making me LAUGH so hard!! 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Ok you guys…I am married to Trevor and reading all of your comments are making so hard that I have tears coming down my face! All of your comments rock!
    The funniest thing about this is that Trevor got an angry email from his sister yesterday – someone in her office got an email with a bunch of pictures from this website and said “Hey…isn’t that Yvette??” Now she’ll never live it down.

    Really…they (we) are a very normal family. However, my mother-in-law still made all the grandkids pose with Santa until they were teenagers. (I should send in some of those pictures…talk about happy campers!) My mother-in-law is awesome and creates a LOT of laughter for the family, that’s for sure!

    • Stephanie says:

      Ok you guys…I have something really funny to add! This past year for Christmas, my sister-in-law (the girl in this picture) and her family (4 kids…) all got new Ghostbusters shirts and had family pictures done again! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

  3. Mishtz says:

    What a great photo! Trevor, you were so cute.

  4. BSE says:

    I just bought a Ghostbusters shirt myself, but more for nostalgic reasons and not to take pictures in. I’d be embarassed if my dad turned up in one and was like, “Hey, now we’re twins!”

  5. Anita says:

    This is even funnier because I recognize the dad. I won’t let on who it is so Trevor can continue to live in obscurity, put that walk of shame through the mall behind him and continue to contribute to AFP

  6. Trekkie313 says:

    Nothing awkward about this, Ghostbusters are awesome!

  7. Ivo says:

    That’s the coolest mom of all time! Ghostbusters family! It almost brings a tear to my eye… I love this picture, and not for ironic reasons. Awesome!

  8. Awkwerrrd says:

    Now THIS is good stuff!

  9. Meg says:

    The funny thing is, they’re not even really shirts. They’re more like quasi-tank tops. Ha ha! I love it!

  10. Craig says:

    The only thing better than the matching Ghostbusters t-shirts are the matching dress shirts worn under the matching Ghostbusters t-shirts.

  11. Lucy says:

    The only thing missing is the Sta-Puff marshmellow man.

  12. Highly Amused says:

    I like the fact that not only are they ghost busters shirts they are ghost busters “muscle” shirts.

  13. Mark says:

    “It’s true, your honor …”

  14. Randomguy says:

    Oh man, I snagged one just like those at Wal-Mart, but it wasn’t vintage. If you still have that shirt, I’ll totally take it from you! lol. Totally awesome.

  15. Jackson says:

    Trevor u should send in the updated family pic, 25 yrs later.

  16. Tim says:

    Trev, it’s simple, man – when someone looks at this picture and asks if you’re a god for taking it, You…Say…YES!!

  17. Jan C. says:

    omg, hilarious! Props to Trevor for being a good sport and smiling to make his mom happy.

  18. adam says:

    come on dude…you look STOKED. you were into it. dont lie. and I wish somehow alf was incorporated. that is all.

  19. Mark says:

    Life was different before the Internet became available to the public.

  20. HelloSummy says:

    Trevor, your mom is chock-full of awesomeness. Not gonna lie. Pretty jealous that you guys got to take a photo in those shirts.

  21. wvufan says:

    Trevor’s mom is a deadringer for Julie from “The Loveboat”. Trevor, your family is way beyond awesome.

  22. Daniel says:

    Dude, yer mom was hot! I thought they were both your sisters when I first saw it.

  23. judbran says:

    On the Jay Leno show tonight, in his man in the street portion, a guy had on this shirt.

  24. Joanne says:

    They were muscle shirts-even funnier!

  25. middleagedgrump says:

    Look on the bright side, you’re mother could’ve been a “Gremlins” fan and had you all wear “Gizmo” shirts.

  26. Katie says:

    So very glad that I was just a newborn in 1984 and didn’t get subjected to something like this, haha. But what a great film! Ghostbusters is one of my favorites. 🙂

  27. L says:

    LOVE the blue/purple mascara! SO 80s.

    • PromisedPlanet says:

      After I read your comment, I scrolled back up to look at the photo and it occurred to me … this family would’ve been perfect in a 1980s sitcom. They all have the perfect look, especially the perky, smilin’ mom. She could’ve competed with any TV mom back in the day.

    • CarpoolMom says:

      Yeah, and feathered hair and parted down the middle!

  28. bmj2k says:

    It is always funny when Mom tries to be hip.

  29. Yummy says:

    Trevor’s face says it all! “I ain’t afraid of no people in cyberspace laughing their heads off at my unfortunate picture in the year 2009………..what’s cyberspace?”

  30. Donna Sue says:

    Your mom is awesome, Trevor. I would treasure this photograph. 🙂

  31. wiggy says:

    It’s moms like this (that is, most of them) that are the reason this site exists. Thanks for sharing your pain, Trevor!

  32. Jungle says:

    *tisk*tisk…Trevor, trying to blame this one on Mom…you know THIS was YOUR idea! 😉

  33. Amice says:

    WTH?? Does that mean I have to get my family all dressed up in “Twilight” clothes for our next portrait?

    That’s some thought process there, my friend!

  34. jnmcnally says:

    After age 5, matching outfits are a no-no unless you are in the military or the marching band

  35. tattoo says:

    Imagine how awkward it would have been if mom made them wear the jumpsuits and proton packs.

  36. Scott says:

    Dude! Your sister is hot!

    • DonKeyHoTay says:

      Sister?!?! Dude, no disrespect meant, but your MOM is hot! She looks like Agnetha from the group ABBA! Paging Dr. I.M.N. Love!

  37. Egon says:

    Don’t cross the streams.

  38. Sarah says:

    I love the dress shirts underneath. I mean, it’s an official family photo, so you have to keep it classy…

  39. heidi says:

    i am speechless…. uumm… wow…

  40. Noelle says:

    I think the 80’s just reared up and slapped me across the face!

    I suddenly feel at least a little better about some of the pics my mom made me and my sister suffer through…

  41. magillicuddy says:

    Well, I’ve never gone THAT far, I mean I’ve made my kids wear matching things, but not everyone… kinda cute though….

  42. Katie says:

    hahahaha I remember my uncle had a shirt exactly like that. We totally had at least one kids version, too!

  43. Slimer says:

    Your mom is awesome! I didn’t even get a Ghostbusters-themed birthday party – let alone a Ghostbusters-themed family photo!

  44. Laney says:

    Wow I had that haircut (that the blonde lady is rockin) from ages 3 to 10 back in the 80’s.

  45. LC says:

    Hey! We can’t see dad’s ghost!

  46. John III says:

    Trevor. I am so…SO sorry man.

  47. Rosa says:

    I wonder if they wore those shirts when Ghostbusters 2 came out?

  48. tiffychele says:

    As if the 80s werent already awkward enough 🙂

  49. mrs5180 says:

    Better than Alf I suppose…..

  50. sara says:

    I LOVE the mom for making them take this picture. That’s awesome!

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