Northern Exposure

February 3rd, 2010

Northern Exposure - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is my family in the 90’s. We lived in Alaska at the time, so I guess my
parents thought our relatives would like to see us as Eskimos.”

(submitted by Ashley)

149 Responses to “Northern Exposure”

  1. blue nosed wowser says:

    Doesn’t EVERY family have a studio portrait of themselves festooned with dead animals? C’mon….REPRESENT!

  2. Nan says:

    Ashley, did you manage to find a support group? πŸ˜‰

  3. Adam says:

    The girl on the left is having a luxury overload. She can hardly keep her eyes open.

  4. JS says:

    In the moment of glory that the photographer captured the mustachioed look on dad’s face, he exhibited no less talent than Da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa.

  5. m says:

    Eerily enough, at the exact moment, somewhere in middle America there was an β€œEskimo” family posing for photos to send their friends. They are all dressed in track suits. The kids are sitting in a shopping cart while the whole family poses in front of Wal-Mart.

  6. spaz says:

    If I was one of the pet foxes in this photo, I’d be hiding my face too.

  7. RebelRose says:

    I bet PETA is having a field day over this.

  8. PaulaSaintO says:

    I actually kind of like this pic, it’s less awkward than most, but one word keeps going over and over in my head. MUSH!!!

  9. Patrick says:

    I don’t know about all this … I think at least one of those coats still has a pulse. And somebody please tell me, is that man morphing into a beaver?

  10. Jason says:

    Oh my God! My parents told me my dog Rover went to live on a farm!

  11. Jorie says:

    The glasses and braces really add to the whole ‘rugged’ feeling.

  12. magillicuddy says:

    looks like it coulda been any mall in Jersey… with fur…

  13. Mary says:

    They lived in Alaska and actually stood in front of a picture of snow?? Couldn’t they just go outside? They’re probably sweating buckets inside that studio with all that fur.

  14. bmj2k says:

    Had this photo been taken outdoors, and not clearly in front of a photographic backdrop, it would not be awkward. As is, this family could live in Hawaii and had the same picture taken.

  15. Nalila says:

    eww those furs are horrible…you can see the fox tails hanging

  16. Liss says:

    I love how the color of the coats matches the hair of the person wearing it.

  17. Monika says:

    And now that this photo has become public, PETA will be breaking down their door and spraying them with red paint.

  18. Tara says:

    Did you own those furs or only rent them? WOW!

  19. Tim says:

    The Palins: Before

  20. Ang says:

    PETA would LOVE this one!

  21. Sarah says:

    You can’t say Eskimos anymore! You mean dressed as Inuit!

  22. Snowrider says:

    So it looks like Joel and Maggie finally got married and started a family……

  23. durhay says:

    Too bad they didn’t go with the package that included the Tauntaun. I bet they could have all fit.

  24. stephanie says:

    Ditto..Holy Fur, how many poor animals had to be killed to cover this family up

  25. Don says:

    And as the camera flashed, a low wail and gnashing of teeth was heard from every den and burrow within 25 miles.

  26. 666 dimebag wife says:

    Do you have a la sanz for those minkys?

  27. Bea Brush says:

    so this is how Sarah Palin started out?……………………….hahahahahahahahahahaha

  28. PETA would have a field day with this one!!! HAHAHAHA… I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said, “I love animals…. They’re delicious!” lol

  29. carol says:

    Compared to what we usually see on this site, this is pretty tame. A little strange, but also kind of cute. At least they’re not in matching spandex dance outfits!

  30. Voodoo Chile says:

    I wonder if they owned all of this fur or if the photographer had it among his/her props. Either way, wow!

  31. Joey says:

    All of the PETA readers are plunking on the floor in a dead faint.

  32. NorandaPete says:

    Peta’s founding members!!!!!!

  33. Jason says:

    fur the love of god!

  34. NorandaPete says:

    Peta’s worst nightmare!!!!!

  35. Coco says:

    The funniest part about this photo is that it’s STAGED!

  36. Paula says:


  37. cinnamon says:

    watch out for peta..their gonna get ya for that one!

  38. Matthew says:

    don’t tell PETA this exists.

  39. Carmen says:

    PETA would go ape-s*** on this portrait studio/photographer if they tried it in the lower 48 today!

  40. Carol says:

    illegal trappers?

  41. kitty says:

    i’m confused… do the parents have really short legs?… are they kneeling?… i can’t concentrate on anything else until i know this…

  42. wvufan says:

    Somewhere the president of PETA is having chest pains.

  43. Bob says:

    Did the Eskimos take it personally?

  44. darlene says:


  45. LFraser says:

    Makes we want a Klondike bar….

  46. dono1 says:

    Hey, if you’re living in Alaska, you might as well brag to your friends and family about it by going down to the photo department at Sears and getting a family portrait done.

    “Okay, everybody… on three, say MUSH! One… two…”

  47. Ally says:

    I’m sweating just looking at this photo.

  48. El Kev says:

    When The Chipmunks broke up, Theodore decided to start a family and move to Juneau.

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