Sometimes the background is enough. Happy 70th from AFP to the man in the rear-entry boots!
(submitted by Mike)
Ah, the good old days when you weren’t cool unless your ski was at least a 210. Love those steezy white boots on the right.
The kid on the right is in rear entry’s too…
I just simply don’t get it. I’ve never been skiing so I’m pretty confused right now about what the awkward/funny thing about this photo is.
a. it’s just old school
b. it’s his Dad’s b-day, a fun & appropriate shot for that. =)
and C) THE POSE!!! (which is “old school” in skiing, but some of us NEVER engaged in these symmetrical cheerleader-like poses).
Happy Birthday Awkward Dad!!! ~ Thanks for the inspiration… ahhhhh how did I live without this site before!?!
Look at the title. My uneducated guess is that the guys that run this site are wishing their dad (?), who would be the guy in the middle, a happy 70th bday, and they put up this old photo for kicks and grins.
I’d be pissed if someone ran across my expensive skis with their nice sharp edges! DOH!
ok these comments are SO not for inner city NON-snow states– i have NO clue what the funny ha-ha is with regards to rear-entry boots– other than the name– but i guess this one is just over my head. =0(
I don’t think it’s Awkward… other then they are scratching up the guy’s skis
It’s an old photo of the guys that run this site.
I had the boots the girl on the left has, lavender & neon yellow, I loved those boots & wore them with my K2 LTP’s! =D
Besides that, looks like a fun day!
WHERES MY TWO DOLLARS?!!
I’m pretty sure that’s the ‘K-12′ in the background!
It’s not a background – it’s real. You can see the horizon reflection in Dad’s glasses. Just sayin’ – while it’s laughable, there is nothing “awkward” about it IMO.
I like the fact that both of the kids are standing on Dad’s skis.
Get you skis shined up, Grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, The taste is gonna move ya!
LOL, i just snorted some of my turkey sandwhich up my nose laughing… yum
These comments are hilarious!!!
this is you Mike, and Chris, isn’t it? I should stop looking at this site.
The sad thing is that the sister (I believe it’s a girl on the right) has longer skiis than dad and brother. We know where the talent is in this family!
Micheal is just as cute today!
Looks like Ringo Starr in the middle there. Go Ringo!
is it just me, or does this picture scream the Laverne & Shirley theme song?
Hey they’re either doin’ it our way, they’re way, or the photographer’s way!
I remember this sort of pose; it was all the rage 16 years ago. Those white Salomon rear entry boots are super bad ass. I wish I had that kind of money back then.
HansMoleman reply nailed it, it’s Aspen Mountain, and I’m still skiing with those rear entry boots 19 years later and proud of it
I still have a pair of Rossignol 4S’s! Circa 1987
…and they all high-fived and hugged after the picture was taken
don’t forget the giggling
Forget Charlie’s Angels. Here comes Johnny’s Ski Bunnies!!!!!!
I can’t help but think that after this picture was taken they all fell over like dominos
Coming soon: “Riverdance On Ice”!
Weekend at Bernie’s book ends
Hey those are my skiis………What ski area was this taken at.
This pic was show on Today show the right looks like Matt Laur.
Feels like I’m wearin’, nothin’ at all!
Stupid sexy Flanders!
That is one of the best parts in the simpsons EVER! GREAT comment
EXACTLY what I thought when I saw this!! Virtual high five!!
This is why U should Never Do The Hooky Pooky on Ski’s.
So when you’re on skis it’s called the “hooky pooky” as opposed to the “hokey pokey” when you’re not?
OMG! The “Hooky Pooky”!! I am going to use that term for EVERYTHING awkward from now on: “Once I walked in on my parents doing the Hooky Pooky but my dad said they were just wrestling….I don’t like clowns; they give me the Hooky Pookies….My auntie that thinks she lived a previous life as a butterfly smokes a lot of the Pooky…” Glorious!
>>“Once I walked in on my parents doing the Hooky Pooky but my dad said they were just wrestling….”
Well, were they??
WOW – talk about stretching your hamstrings. Getting out of this pose resulted in a ski-patrol intervention.
This isn’t awkward. It looks like they’re having fun!
This picture was taken on the top of Aspen Mountain, that’s Highland’s bowl in the background.
What’s sad is they still pose people this way.
Total GAPERS! Skinny skis and nice, comfy rear-entry boots! Just like the Juicy Fruit commercial back in the day.
I don’t ski and am not getting any of this! As far as I can tell, they have to be pretty good to stand like that without falling down, no?
well the dad in the middle aint getting any grandchildren after that photo
thats crap! this was taken in a studio..
Is that their dad or Justin Timberlake from the “Dick in a Box” video?
Ahahahaha! That was great! LOL
Did Mom fall down the mountain?
Mom took the picture… knowing full well its prominent display on the mantle would shield her boys from dates for YEARS.
I just realized from the comments here that the one on the left might actually be a girl. Now THAT is awkward. Oops!
Look, that’s just how you posed at the top of a ski mt in CO in the 90′s. Everyone I know has pictures like this
Unless you were from Colorado, in which case you just pretended not to notice the tourists and laughed maniacally down the mountain.
I’m from Colorado and still have way too many pictures like this. It just added to the awesomeness that was out neon ski suits
Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
“I’ve been outed! I wasn’t even in!”
Look, I don’t even want to know what type of “skiing” the dude in the middle is about to partake in…
At least they are wearing Rossies.
Ha, I owned the dads one piece for skiing. At least you can always be seen.
NATASHA Richardson, you moron!
Halloween Jack, you rock.
The scenery seems to be on one of those interchangeable pull-down backgrounds.
I think the guy on the left is my cousin!
That makes you my aunt
This sort of stunt is just how Sonny Bono and Miranda Richardson died.
It was Natasha, idiot. Not Cool.
Dude…that wasn’t really funny.
i dont get it
Yes, actually it was.
-Not Halloween Jack
Forget the names! BEWARE THE KILLER TREES!!! They’ll git’cha!!
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