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? ;)

  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 “Eskimo” 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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