Different Strokes

February 7th, 2010

Different Strokes - Family Portrait

Last we checked, being in a fraternity did not qualify as a talent.

(submitted by Joseph)

195 Responses to “Different Strokes”

  1. Devin says:

    Um..er…your geek is showing!

  2. smilelikeumeanit says:

    Wannabe Kennedy’s

  3. ReginaPhalange says:

    Can anyone see what’s being held by the boy in between the ballerina and the frat boy? (note to self: don’t type that too fast. almost typed “fart boy”)

  4. Jack says:

    To the left of the Frat Guy….there seems to be an extra foot in a ballet slipper, no!??! Does anyone else see that??? Whose is it!?

    • Kerri says:

      the kid next to the dad (holding his motorcycle helmet) is a GIRL and that’s her toe shoe that she’s showing behind the frat brother. this photo is too confusing and it took me reading through all the comments to finally understand who and what everything belonged to!

  5. SUN says:

    to the caption—yeah, neither does collecting stuffed animals (:

  6. Jesse says:

    $100 says this family has been in line for America’s Got Talent

  7. Cheryl says:

    Where do I even start–the future Interpol cop holding a rat, the trombone-playing prima ballerina with all her stuffed animals, the insecure frat boy trying to be properly bourgeois but just looking like he didn’t learn to play an instrument, the two on the left sort of rocking out, and the lab-created parents. The redhead is the most normal one of the bunch. I am fascinated.

  8. glasstabletop says:

    this gets an A for awkward.

  9. Kimberly says:

    A Brady Bunch replica perhaps?

  10. amanda says:

    and can someone explain the random suticase between them all?

  11. HeatherW says:

    I’ve never known a family to have just one redheaded kid. I’m officially calling it: PHOTOSHOP

  12. Steve says:

    Loafers with no socks is not a talent, but still awesome

  13. AmandLynn says:

    Well it’s OBVIOUS who the favorite is. Ballarina, trumpet player, and her teddy bears get front row seating? Let me guess…she even got to get braces too?

  14. Chantella says:

    I love it!!!

  15. Tim says:


    It’s a recipe for laughter when Denise’s JV soccer game, Robin and Daniel’s band concert, Steve’s varsity game, Robert’s fraternity induction and Melissa’s recital are all scheduled at the same time!

  16. darlean says:

    I think prop photos are the dumbest photos. The Pike has the right idea. He doesn’t need no stinking prop.

  17. amberreeder29 says:

    Maybe his talent is collecting those Teddy Bears next to him

  18. bosco says:

    As always, the caption is the best!

  19. QueenieFrancie says:

    wait… wait… this is strange… there is a legless girl holding on for dear life to the brick wall she has been placed on. guitar boy is practically squatting, he’s so low. soccer girl is kneeling on naked bricks – i wonder if, as punishment, her parents make her kneel on rice? mom & dad don’t belong in this pic. there’s a floating helmet there, or an invisible child wearing a helmet. the ballerina trombonist in her toe shoes is the kind of kid you want to smack, she can do everything; is that a brother in a toe shoe up on the bench? or is that a sister? why is he/she wearing a sweatshirt instead of a tutu like the trombonist? and college boy is just too cool for words.

  20. Jim Kelly says:

    Didn’t see moms arm behind the troumbone at first. Thought she had a short arm that stopes at her waist with a hook on the end

  21. Ed says:

    It looks like someone is blacked out between trombone girl and frat boy. Look at shape that is in front of the little brother.

  22. Jeff says:

    “What do you mean, beer pong doesn’t count?”

  23. Katie says:

    Looks like soccer girl and standing toe-shoe girl are holding scottish terriers.

  24. John says:

    the frat brother shoulda held a keg.. now theres a hobby lol

  25. CM says:

    Alex P. Keaton, anyone?

  26. Julie B. says:

    The funniest thing is that with all the crap the dancing trombone player has going on, poor Bro Pike is barely holding on to an inch of real estate on that bench. The sockless loafer look is an interesting touch.

    • Sihaya says:

      My uncle was a business school student in the early eighties. The sockless loafer was how business school students showed that they were “cool.” I guess we know Junior’s talent now – accounting.

  27. Linda says:

    Seriously, does ANYONE notice the other pointe shoe’d/shod foot, next to the frat boy? Looks like it’s floating? Please explain this to me, it could keep me up tonight…

  28. DaddysSister says:

    Susie: I do ballet and play trombone and make my own plush toys and. . ..

    Mom: Susie, shut up.

  29. Patricia says:

    Gosh, I can’t pick out the best part. The trombone ballerina? What’s going on on that bench – is that toe shoe attached to a leg? Whose? What about the squashed teddy bears? And is the girl above the bench holding a rat? What about the suitcase? Is Mom’s talent leaving the family? So many questions.

  30. Stefanie says:

    Seriously the mom looks like a cut out they stuck in there.

  31. Jamie says:

    gotta ask, is the background of this picture a restaurant in new orleans?

  32. Heather says:

    What the hell is the kid next to the dad holding? I can’t tell what his talent is?

  33. Anne says:

    The Partridge Family’s Ivy League cousins …

  34. Mimi says:

    It’s a perfect picture to send with the Christmas newsletter!

  35. hypnotize says:

    I find the caption SOOOO funny 🙂 Good job whoever that was.

  36. Alan says:

    The girl in green is teaching her pet rooster to balance on a soccer ball….now,THAT’S talent.

  37. Lori says:

    ….that’s why she’s not the dancer of the bunch lol

  38. Heather says:

    The youngest girl is making up for Frat boys lack of talent. She plays trombone and does ballet

  39. Shakespeare? says:

    Tromboning in toe shoes- Awesome!

  40. not_nerdy says:

    And the flute girl has no feet!

  41. Tim says:

    Does the youngest daughter play trombone while dancing? 😀

  42. bmj2k says:

    A photo of 8 random people. Nice.

  43. Steve Johnson says:

    Being in a fraternity isn’t a talent, unless you are in Pike

  44. CATrina says:

    AAAHHH! I know those people!!! I went to Lincoln with at least two of those girls. And they seemed so normal too…

  45. Candy says:

    The dude with the guitar is totally rocking his acid washed jeans.

  46. Denise says:

    I know it’s weird but any picture with more than about 5 people in it just confuses me. And then they’ve got props to boot!

  47. The Suitcase says:

    Here’s the story. Fratty the Pike came home for the holidays and didn’t know we were going to be taking this picture, so he neglected to bring home his beer funnel and mad lady killin’ skills.

    • Boppie says:

      He also forgot his red plastic cup filled with Natty Bo, his talent for extending the life of his boxers by wearing them inside out for a couple of days, his ability to haze, and his skill at giving ridiculous nicknames.

    • sus says:

      Funny, the Pike chapter at my alma mater was full of the dorkiest guys in school. And I went to an engineering college where ALL of us were dorks. The Pikes were the guys that didn’t drink and had taken their sisters to the prom in high school.

      • MaryFCNC says:

        At my school they were called pikas, and they were party animals. Now they’re all rich.

        • Seawitch says:

          At my school they are the best guys to party with because they are just cool guys. I love my Pikes

          • AH says:

            At my school the pikes were known for drugging girls and severely hazing their pledges and ended up getting their chapter revoked.

          • ihenry says:

            I actually am a PIKE. Thank you seawitch because if anyone ever tried to get to know men in a fraternity, 90% of the time they will end up being friends with them. I guarantee the suitcase has never been in a Fraternity house other than during a party, if at all. Did you know that you are 15% more likely to graduate from college if you are in a fraternity or sorority?
            Being a PIKE is one of my greatest honors, and I feel sorry that the antagonists never got a chance to experience Greek life.

          • wow says:

            COOL STORY BRO

          • ramfan says:

            At my school the pikes were known for making a homophobic homecoming float while Matthew Shepard lay dying at the nearby hospital, also drugging girls, hazing their pledges, and getting their university charter revoked.

            Fortunately for them (and unfortunately for the rest of us) the fraternity president was an alumnus of the university, so their organization charter wasn’t revoked, and they still attempt to market their l33t girl skillz to freshmen who don’t know any better yet.

            Yep, I love my PIKEs.

          • Sis says:

            My little brother is a Pike. He always said it was one of the greatest decisions he ever made in college. Pike definitely helped him be more outgoing and meet new people!

          • ihenry says:

            hahaha that’s funny that you bring Matthew Sheppard into it, because he went to my school. Pikes at CSU are not Pikes everywhere, which you would know if you had an open mind. By the way wasn’t that like 12 years ago? Yet another snobby ram…

  48. ali says:

    hahahaha they all look like a bunch of cardboard cutouts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. me says:

    Mom’s talent is obviously organization and navigation, getting all those kids to all those lessons on time AND remembering to pick them up.

  50. timmer says:

    This one time at band camp, a girl with a flute…

    • janker says:

      Her sister has a trombone….

      • Miggity says:

        I can’t take my eyes off the trombone-playing ballerina, I had the same two hobbies.

        • hs says:

          WAIT!! does anyone else see the random extra ballerina leg/pointe shoe?? it’s up on the bench, beside the Fraternity Brother. it’s a hairy black half leg, with good pointe technique, but where does it come from????

        • hs says:

          WAIT!! does anyone else see the random extra ballerina leg/pointe shoe?? it’s up on the bench, beside the Fraternity Brother. it’s a hairy black half leg, with good pointe technique, but where does it come from????

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