Final Destination

April 6th, 2010

Well worth the seven hour drive.

(submitted by Derrick)

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162 Responses to “Final Destination”

  1. fernanda viscardi says:

    this a repeated pic….

  2. The Great Excelcior says:

    The look on Dad’s face… “If I hear ‘are we there yet’ one more time, someone is getting left in the hayfield!”

  3. Gogit says:

    No, kids, you won’t be able to see Mt. Rushmore on the horizon if you turn around!

  4. Hey Sara and Weshays says:

    Bill Janklow actually does not drink. He was diabetic and passed out at the wheel. There was no alcohol involved. And I am unsure of how he could have fled the crime scene considering it was in the middle of nowhere and both vehicles were totaled. get your facts before you post.

    • mary says:

      huh???

    • glY says:

      He never passed out, but was driving about 90 in a 50 zone, and ran a stop sign. A motorcycle hit his car and the guy on the motorcycle was killed at the scene. Good Ol’ Bill walked away from the accident, but he did not flee.

  5. o__o says:

    I swear I know the guy in the blue…

  6. Leigh says:

    Hahahah I’m from South Dakota and this is how I feel.

  7. Doktor Mesmetism says:

    If South Dakota was directed by Rob Zombie.

  8. Jeff says:

    Even more funny when you realize the Gov on the sign was gov from ’95 to ’03….

  9. Sarah says:

    Governor Janklow is the guy who later became a US Congressman. He was also the guy who got convicted of driving drunk, killing a guy and then leaving the scene? What a peach.

  10. Tanis says:

    My question is … Who was taking the picture!!!???

    • JB says:

      Exactly what I was thinking! “No, no… you guys get in the picture, you all look so good today!”

  11. kristol says:

    OMG…..this one is so classic!!! Love it

  12. Cernunnos says:

    The scary part is, I saw a kid who looked just like the boy in the white shorts a week ago. Shorts were pulled up that far and everything. Made me wince, that did.

  13. weshays says:

    Best part of this picture is the name on the sign. That governor later became a Representative in Congress, and was arrested for a DUI, and killed someone in a wreck. Perfect fail to go with the perfect waistband fail.

    • glY says:

      He was never arrested for a DUI, I umm hate the guy, but he ran a stop sign and a motorcycle plowed into him. He was given 100 days in jail, and the guy’s family had to sue the US government for compensation (whatever that is in such a case) and not him personally since he was on govt. duty; only going about 90 in a 50 zone and running a stop sign…….. What a guy!

  14. Scott says:

    That sign is roughly 30 miles East of Watertown at the MN border, roughly at the 3 o’clock position in the state. At the time, these tourists were the most important people to pass through our beloved state, and a granite marker now stands in the place where this portrait was taken.

    The monument is a 10′ tall 14-ton granite carving of 100% polyester gym shorts.

  15. Timothy W De Vries says:

    Pull those pants up, no droopy drawers here, I want to look nice!

  16. PKing says:

    Now that they made it there I hope they stay. Especially Mr. Whiteshorts.

  17. Brian says:

    For some reason, I don’t think they’re tourists!

  18. laconic_conservative says:

    It appears that they also give you a wedgie as you cross the state line into South Dakota!

  19. Mark Lee says:

    Why, if it isn’t my good friends Pat, Chris, Kelly, and Sam!

  20. Marlon says:

    Ok Everyone pull up your shorts and get over by the South Dakota sign…Well Maybe we over did it on the shorts thing.

  21. Maria says:

    hahaha the unfortunate kid in the pink is a dead ringer of my ex’s dad!!! this made my dayy

  22. Ro says:

    They all need to let the waistband on their shorts down – just – one – inch.

  23. KP says:

    In the late 90s my mother took us back to meet her family in SD (which is a long way from where we live- Australia). We have a photo similar to this – not the shorts, but 5 kids standing awkwardly in front of a sign at the border; and we weren’t really fashionable at the time either. I feel their pain!

  24. Funktrust says:

    What’s up with the freak wearing jeans?

  25. Katie says:

    Ummmm, the second kid from the left? His weiner is practically poking outta those snazzy shorts.

  26. Bethany says:

    my dad grew up in South Dakota and he has a photo just like that! omg hahaha. Same outfit as the second guy from the left and everything

  27. Johanna says:

    I am hope this sign is still standing cuz I am going to see if I can find it and take a photo in front of it…awesome!

  28. Lynne says:

    Why, oh why was everything so awkward in the 80s? The hair, the glasses, the shorts…

  29. MagnusMaximus says:

    They must live near one of those radioactive missile silos.

  30. Karissa says:

    I am dying and crying! WOW! Those shorts….

  31. Marco Torres says:

    I think I see that kids bow staff.

  32. broken doll says:

    There are so many things to say, but I’m going to take the high road and simply say, “Interesting picture.”

  33. Lesli says:

    The thought of sitting in a car on a long road trip with these shorts on makes me very uncomfortable… hahaha god how did they do it!!

    • Ruprecht says:

      And back then, seat belt buckles were chrome metal and HOT. The vinyl seats were hot, too.

      • Nina says:

        I remember the hot seats and seat belts burning my legs because of short shorts like those!! Ahh… the good old days! hahaha

        • Jenn says:

          bwahahahaha!! I just had a flashback of when I was a kid (1980-ish) going to Yellowstone as a family vacation… I think my sister & I had these outfits, we stood outside some Wyoming sign & yes, those vinyl seats & metal seatbelts were killer!

  34. Artisticulated says:

    Sure, it took a while, but they finally found a spot where they were the coolest kids around.

  35. April says:

    Has anybody else noticed how long everybody’s arms are, or are their shorts just THAT short??!!?

  36. NR says:

    “West 212″; it says it all.

    • glY says:

      I know about where that spot it, and it not close to the missile silos, this is entering SD from MN in the norther part of the state. 212 goes from the Twin Cities to Watertown, SD and then on to the Black Hllls. this had to be taken at the MN border with SD.

  37. Caroline says:

    Aw, man. This picture is so awesomely awkward that I am actually jealous. I wanna photoshop myself into it and put it on the mantle. I won’t, but I want to.

  38. Kristina says:

    Oh my. Did we take a flashback to 70s gym uniforms? Look at those shorts. Wedgie Alert is right and the grass in the mouths. Wow. This isn’t awkward. It’s down right weird looking. But I agree with Heidi those shorts gotta make a comeback.

    • hknsmama says:

      I finally just noticed the grass in the mouths, LOL! tryin’ to be hayseeds, cuz that’s cool in South Dakota…

  39. Heidi says:

    Man, those short just gotta make a comeback!!!

  40. kristi says:

    We wear short shorts

  41. Dawn says:

    Wow I am glad they tucked in their shirt tails !!! LMAO!

  42. TwistedSista says:

    Wedgie Alert!!!

  43. Squigs says:

    Those are three of the most unfortunate pairs of shorts I’ve ever seen.

  44. Gary says:

    The only thing better would be to have those four go back and take the same photo again – in the same outfits.

    It looks like Dad just walked behind all of them and yanked their pants up as high as he could before he got in place for the picture.

  45. Aimee says:

    A family still the process of evolving…

  46. Maureen says:

    Love Dad’s ‘fro.

  47. Snowrider says:

    “Ok everybody, help Aunt Edna into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. The world’s largest ball of string is only three short hours away. Wait a minute, where’s the dog?”