The Rockettes: Birthday Special

December 23rd, 2009

The Rockettes: Birthday Special - Family Portrait

Sometimes the background is enough. Happy 70th from AFP to the man in the rear-entry boots!

(submitted by Mike)

83 Responses to “The Rockettes: Birthday Special”

  1. WAR EAGLE says:

    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.

  2. vlatak says:

    The kid on the right is in rear entry’s too…

  3. Amanda says:

    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.

  4. AwkWerrrd says:

    Happy Birthday Awkward Dad!!! ~ Thanks for the inspiration… ahhhhh how did I live without this site before!?!

  5. bets says:

    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.

  6. Mainexile says:

    I’d be pissed if someone ran across my expensive skis with their nice sharp edges! DOH!

  7. HF_Buick says:

    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(

  8. gruven_reuven says:

    I don’t think it’s Awkward… other then they are scratching up the guy’s skis

  9. Charlie says:

    It’s an old photo of the guys that run this site.

  10. akprincess72 says:

    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!

  11. Brian says:


  12. Charity says:

    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.

  13. Candy says:

    I like the fact that both of the kids are standing on Dad’s skis.

  14. John says:

    Get you skis shined up, Grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, The taste is gonna move ya!

  15. jackal says:

    this is you Mike, and Chris, isn’t it? I should stop looking at this site.

  16. Crista says:

    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!

  17. That Guy says:

    Micheal is just as cute today!

  18. Summer says:

    Looks like Ringo Starr in the middle there. Go Ringo!

  19. Clint says:

    is it just me, or does this picture scream the Laverne & Shirley theme song?

  20. Jim says:

    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.

  21. donjulio says:

    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

  22. Pete says:

    I still have a pair of Rossignol 4S’s! Circa 1987

  23. AstroGillie says:

    …and they all high-fived and hugged after the picture was taken

    don’t forget the giggling

  24. MarcsNymph says:

    Forget Charlie’s Angels. Here comes Johnny’s Ski Bunnies!!!!!!

  25. g8rgirl says:

    I can’t help but think that after this picture was taken they all fell over like dominos

  26. Tim says:

    Coming soon: “Riverdance On Ice”!

  27. ms artist says:

    Weekend at Bernie’s book ends

  28. Winnie says:

    Hey those are my skiis………What ski area was this taken at.

  29. Tom says:

    This pic was show on Today show the right looks like Matt Laur.

  30. Homer says:

    Feels like I’m wearin’, nothin’ at all!

    Stupid sexy Flanders!

  31. CRU says:

    This is why U should Never Do The Hooky Pooky on Ski’s.

    • CarpoolMom says:

      So when you’re on skis it’s called the “hooky pooky” as opposed to the “hokey pokey” when you’re not?

      • DeannieDorko says:

        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!

        • Jerry says:

          >>“Once I walked in on my parents doing the Hooky Pooky but my dad said they were just wrestling….”

          Well, were they??

  32. MelodyOR says:

    WOW – talk about stretching your hamstrings. Getting out of this pose resulted in a ski-patrol intervention.

  33. Weee says:

    This isn’t awkward. It looks like they’re having fun!

  34. HansMoleman says:

    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.

  35. SLAM says:

    Total GAPERS! Skinny skis and nice, comfy rear-entry boots! Just like the Juicy Fruit commercial back in the day.

  36. BOB says:

    well the dad in the middle aint getting any grandchildren after that photo

  37. bugeye says:

    thats crap! this was taken in a studio..

  38. Rachalrg says:

    LMAO!!!!!!!! totally

  39. Shootie says:

    Is that their dad or Justin Timberlake from the “Dick in a Box” video?

  40. Shawn says:

    Did Mom fall down the mountain?

  41. Ralph says:

    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

    • nic says:

      Unless you were from Colorado, in which case you just pretended not to notice the tourists and laughed maniacally down the mountain.

      • Andrea says:

        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

  42. Bill in Houston says:

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  43. jack-on-the-rox says:

    Look, I don’t even want to know what type of “skiing” the dude in the middle is about to partake in…

  44. Nicole says:

    At least they are wearing Rossies.

  45. 21 says:

    Ha, I owned the dads one piece for skiing. At least you can always be seen.

  46. Masha says:

    NATASHA Richardson, you moron!

  47. Halloween Jack, you rock.

  48. RockitQueen says:

    The scenery seems to be on one of those interchangeable pull-down backgrounds.

  49. Jac says:

    I think the guy on the left is my cousin!

  50. Halloween Jack says:

    This sort of stunt is just how Sonny Bono and Miranda Richardson died.

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