The Great Outdoors

January 23rd, 2010

The Great Outdoors - Vacation

“Came across this in a box of family photos tonight… As I’m told, my mom was camping in Naples back in the early 80s and snapped this shot of another family on the campgrounds. Note the man in the green shorts who was clearly the first one to pitch a tent. ”

(submitted by Katie)

298 Responses to “The Great Outdoors”

  1. JP says:

    The solution is it’s a really hot chick taking the photo.

  2. Becky says:

    I think I might have solved the mystery. It looks like Mom isn’t wearing a bra and the van wasn’t the only thing with working headlights. Maybe they all needed to get out of the van for a brisk walk and grandma is asking, “Why do we have to stop now?”

  3. funda62 says:

    LOL, I was saying out loud, “Aw I think this is cute not aw…OH! CRAP! What the …?”

  4. Leave it in the trunk says:

    Oh, hell no.

  5. Erin says:

    I think it’s hypnotizing grandma

  6. Jojo says:

    You know volkswagens do vibrate a lot, kind of like being on a motorcycle. Maybe all that got them excited

  7. Dawne baird says:

    Katie, how do we get to your blog?

  8. quinner says:

    is this the creepy porn version of little miss sunshine?

  9. Katharine says:

    WOW. I guess “Little Miss Sunshine” was based on a true story.

  10. I know you can go to the forest to get wood, but erm not that way.

  11. MusicGal says:

    Wow… Green Shorts Man is definitely a creeper. I tend to think that Grandpa is just the victim of an odd-looking object in his pocket, however- the angle looks too unnatural.

    *tries not to think too hard about the whole thing*

  12. Katie says:

    Actually my mom took this photo and she swears she wasn’t naked and didn’t see the pitched tents at the time. I submitted this photo last week — the full story behind the photo is on my blog.

  13. Paramedic says:

    Maybe they have spinal injuries? The only reason mom is smiling is because she sustained a head injury. Must’ve been a wreck.

  14. El Kev says:

    With the way the two men are standing, they are both definitely trying to hide their respective bulges. In saying that, DAMN the old man is huge.

  15. mbf says:

    I love Grandma’s look; she clearly knows what’s up with son Jerry, and is none too pleased!

  16. alan says:

    Well, they COULD be 3 generations of naturists returning from holiday at the nudist camp. I think Jerry’s pup tent is disproportionately perky because of his weird stance and posture, but I truly think that Gramps just has keys or some other object in his pocket. Whatever, this is one of the most awkward ever!

  17. Teresa says:

    Is everyone talking about green shorts? Because I was looking at what was in khaki pants and that is nothing to sneeze at either, so to speak.

  18. Kisa says:

    Mommy look! There’s a snake in daddy’s shorts!

  19. Pookie says:

    Darn, we forgot the can opener.

    Does anyone know how we are going to open this can of … oh never mind.

  20. En says:

    Let’s be generous and assume they all gotta pee.

  21. Sydney says:

    Whos the dude in the drivers seat?

  22. meche says:

    grandma has the eagle eye

  23. Gaia says:

    Looks like grandpa might have been a little better endowed than Jerry. Maybe they both just awakened from a nap. What else could have made them so … well … obvious?

  24. Boppie says:

    This is clearly a bonermobile. One is an accident – two is no coincidence, caused by the barely subliminal shape of the VW bus they’ve been driving around in. No wonder Grandma is afraid to touch anything.

  25. Ratava says:

    Jerry certainly got grandma’s attention.

  26. Teo says:

    Their posture indicates that they may all have full bladders from the long car ride. Poor Jerry is backed up and about to burst.

  27. LuLu says:

    I love how grandma appears to be staring right at it

  28. oscarella says:

    Actually, after looking again..I think grandpa has a role of antacids in the pocket (or werthers’) and the other dude has a pair of unfortunate -looking shorts…

  29. oscarella says:

    I DO NOT like the proximity of that nastiness so close to those pretty little girls. EL Creepo!!!! And mom looks thrilled ? Gramma-not so much- take that purse and give a hard smack!

  30. Karie says:

    I just wanna know why Grandma is staring at it like she’s never seen something like that before…lol very funny picture

  31. Erin says:

    ok here’s what I see… two couples spent time on holiday too close to each other to get any “quality time” together… both men are just sporting the natural consequences and the kids are wondering why they’re heading home two days early!!

  32. Justme says:

    The face of grandma is priceless!

  33. suzushii says:

    Everyone knows for a long camping trip you have to be packin’

  34. Alex says:

    What’s that just to the left of grandpas head? It looks like the ghost of Johnny Cash playing his guitar.

  35. The picture was taken by a hot naked woman that was just passing by…

  36. Mel says:

    Trying to think of some way the light may be falling or the way Jerry is standing or how his shorts got a little twisted on the long ride, to explain away the obvious, in any other less tawdry way… but nope, not happening. Little Jerry wants to come out and play, that’s all there is to it.

    • taylordani11 says:

      I agree about Jerry. He’s totally creepin a bit. But I think grandpa just has something in his pocket and is in an unfortunate stance. It just LOOKS like it’s catching.

      I do agree with the person who is uncomfortable with them standing next to the girls. If Jerry’s got an ISSUE, he needs to stand alone, as it were.

  37. Miss Nextel says:

    I think these people are from Laurinburg.

  38. maridon says:

    This is so disturbing. The only reason I can get this out of my mind, is that this “trip” is obviously done and over with….kinda wish I wouldn’t have seen this! And yes, the smiling, sweet, little girls add to the “fear factor”…

  39. Kimberley says:

    Holy crap, I only noticed the guy in the shorts first, but BOTH men are sporting, um, accessories.

  40. Steph says:

    Are those two specimen cups that mom is holding?

  41. william says:

    Not in front of the kids! Or gramma. Or grampa.

  42. Zach says:

    To the left… to the left…

  43. Sally says:

    It scares me how short his shorts are…also I don’t like how they are both standing next to small girls…=P

    • Jen says:

      Dads in shorts like that may look creepy today, but that was the style. Ever see old basketball footage from the 80’s? Men wear pretty long shorts these days, but old guys were the only ones who wore long shorts back then.

      As for the tenting, clearly the guy is going commando, which is never a good idea in shorts like that. You think this picture looks creepy…imagine what he looked like sitting!

  44. Angie says:

    the worst part is the creepy “come and get it” look

  45. doreen says:

    Both gentlemen seem very nonchalant about the whole thing. Almost proud to be, um, on display.

  46. bmj2k says:

    Is there room in the van for all of that?

  47. Dan Brennan says:

    OK here’s my explanation. The men are father and son and the young mother is the daughter in law. They just piled out from a long drive and Mom says, “I’m hot and uncomfortable, excuse me I have to step behind the van and take this bra off.” Brother in law grabs his camera and declares “I gotta get me a picture of this.” Husband and father-in-law are amused and grandma is actually looking at Mom thinking what a tramp she is.

  48. LAURIE says:

    He looks ‘gifted’ to me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. Lizzi Mack says:

    Clearly Granny is gearing up to Ruth Buzzy his ass with the clutch ~ Oh man, I’m cryin’ ova here…

  50. Emma says:

    I can’t help but think he’s the creepy uncle of this family…

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