And this is bubbly.
(submitted by Kim)
They will all wish you away if you do not say Happy Birthday! Tell them how much you like them or you will end up in the TV with grandpa! (Reference to The Twilight Zone)
this is why I love emo boys
this is my fave pic on AFP. I love it!
Unbeknownst to everyone the Moperson’s were carrying around a pocket full of smiles. Pure evil genius on this most photographed day.
The Ramones high school yearbook photos.
There is absolutely NO way these kids are related.
extras from the village of the damned!
Uh-uh, Children of The Corn….
I was just going to say either one of those.
I hope we hear from the peeps in the pic. I want to know that their deep sadness was because of the horrible day at the portrait sitting; not a lifetime of unspeakable trauma that has disabled them from ever smiling again. If I don’t read that version of this pic, I’m afraid I will be having nightmares re: scary secrets.
I have laughed so hard at this pic and these comments!! I was debating about if I should chime in, and your request to hear from the peeps in the pic has inspired me. ha! This is my brothers and I from the early 80′s. None of us recall this being taken, sadly enough. Our consensus is that it was likely when we were getting passport photos done, and they decided it would be fun to do a group photo, but we were obviously done with the smiling part. We were recently hunting through old pics for a family photo album and came across this gem. Clearly, my mother was equally horrified by the glum photo and had hidden it away for many many years. ha!! You’ll be pleased to know that every other pic I have from my childhood is happy and normal… this one is downright frightening! But hilarious!! Hope that cures the nightmares!!
Thanks Kim – for the picture AND the backstory!
Early 80s? Seriously? Between the boys’ shirts and pants and the haircuts, I would have sworn it was from the 70s.
Yeah – I was thinking that too, based on the styles of the clothes!!! But we narrowed it down to ’80 or ’81. And yes, Mom was big believer in hair styling at home. I cut my son’s hair the other day and had a flashback to haircuts in the kitchen as a child. I quickly determined that I need to let that family tradition pass over this generation.
Thank you, Kim, for your sense of humor, and your confidence. It’s great when we can laugh at ourselves and share that laughter.
The little sister is obviously the ringleader. I love her!
Oh dear. I love that it’s in black/white.
This is tooo much.
The title is brilliant! I can’t believe no one has mentioned it until now. Way to go, AFP! You win my heart yet again.
Several minutes earlier, the kids found Mommy’s secret Ritalin stash.
I, for one, welcome our new overlords from Planet Zombie.
Ths is mah happeh face.
This is Toby’s family, from “The Office”.
HA HA! Love it! That boy on the right could be him 30 years ago!
The power of the flowbie…..
Maybe it was the Suck-Cut from Wayne’s World: “It’s sucking my will to live!!!”
I think it’s a “Let’s see who can hunch the shoulders the most in a single act of low self esteem” contest. I’m still working on a better acronym than LSWCHTSTMIASAOLSE
A childhood picture of Johnny and Joey and the much lesser known Sarah Ramone
gabba gaba hey
That girl is my new hero.
Actually this is how I remember you!
Ok,kids,one quick photo,then you can put your studs back in & your black EMO clothes on.
Dennie, Donny and Debbie Downer- the early years.
Are they posing for iodine labels?
No one looks remotely pleased with that haircut.
Mom is a true believer in do it yourself hair styling. Once again this picture proves that the thirties and forties home grown hair styles are coming back.
There is a lot of spit plastering down those dos.
Get out the bowl, get out the comb….we’re gonna cut your hair at home!!!
And all 3 have the same exact cut!
Argh the eyes, no matter where you are they are staring at you.
I think there is something evil behind this picture I truly do.
I’d bet money she has a Talking Tina doll.
“and I hate you.”
RIDYLIN: It’s not just for breakfast anymore!
Spell-check: It’s not just for term papers.
Are these the people from the “Swiffer” commericals?
Cooper, Peyton and Eli
Get the older kid a new belt. He’s lost so much weight that he’s punching new holes in the belt. Besides, he’s had that Davy Crockett belt since Kindergarten…
Jack, Kate, and Sawyer — the real ending to Season 6
so right! but would you say jack is the one on the right?
I’d have to put Jack on the left, but only because I’ve always thought of Jack as being older than Sawyer, and also the kid on the right seems to have lighter hair.
What if they’re all Jack, but you just can’t see it yet?
Or maybe Mr. Friendly’s kids???
Okay, this is it…my ab/fab awkward photo for all time (even though I’ve said that 3 other times before) this is the best eva!!!! Wicked good!!!!
Clearly you’ve never seen this one!
I agree. This one captures in a timeless way the despondency that often accompanies family activities like professional photography sessions. The misery just exudes from their skin. It’s perfect!!
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