The Great Bambini

May 22nd, 2010

The Great Bambini - Babies

Photoshop conspiracists, please start your engines.

(submitted by Jeremy, who is standing by to defend his photo)

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237 Responses to “The Great Bambini”

  1. jimbo says:

    what happens if the kid gets caught on a tree branch? can’t use a broom-handle to get him down…

  2. Bored at Work says:

    Little Clark Kent was always showing off….

  3. Bucky says:

    Autumn, 2002. The baby tree yielded a record-breaking crop, and Jeb is out there harvesting the last of the fruit. Hope next spring is as bountiful.

  4. Lucy says:

    Doesn’t scare me a bit. The baby obviously survived it or Jeremy wouldn’t have posted the photo. When I was a kid, I loved a good toss in the air. Babies are way tougher than people think they are. I mean our distant ancestor infants rode around on cave mama’s back while she beat off a pterodactyl. I think little Billy can survive a gentle toss in the air. To each their own.

  5. suzette says:

    giving Michael Jackson a run for his money…

  6. funny says:


  7. Thaddeus says:

    Never trust a baby tossing daddy that tucks his t-shirts into his jeans.

  8. Gigi says:

    Seriously, what bothers me is the character. I know it is a Chinese character but I don’t know what it means. I guess 8 years of Chinese language school and I can’t even identify a simple one. Sigh. My parents need their money back.

    What does the English word above it say? C’mon Jeremy. Help me out here.

  9. Jon says:

    “I got it I got it I got it I got it….. I don’t got it”

  10. RandumAccess says:

    If you zoom in on the kid, he is smiling :-)
    oh and no pixel shifts either… ITS REAL! lol

  11. Martha says:

    Dance, magic, dance!

  12. Lauren says:

    Why would anyone photoshop this? It’s way easier to get a baby and throw him in the air.

  13. Tim S says:

    It’s the Rapture! Baby is on his way, and dad will be along soon.

  14. Noneya says:

    I bet the kid needed his diapers changed after this one.

  15. Julie says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! As a mother, I just cringe!!!!

  16. Angie says:

    Ascend my son!

  17. Virginia Price says:

    What happened to the baby in the box?!

  18. susie says:

    I’m wondering how high the baby had to have been when the dad’s arms were still in the ‘up’ position from throwing.

  19. Don says:

    Definitely photoshopped…the bough has obviously broken, the baby is falling and yet suspiciously no cradle in the picture? I rest my case…

  20. laprns says:

    My nephew LOVED being tossed in the air as high as humanly possible. That wasn’t a problem for us-would have died before we missed catching him and we never missed. The only problem came when he was 3 on a “big boy” swing. He kept screaming “higher” so we pushed higher and he just let go. Flew through the air forever! I caught him and we both went down.

    • Sonja says:

      OHHHHHHHH!!! I pulled that “flying off the swing” stunt as a 5 year old. Dad wasn’t fast enough, and I got a trip to the ER. My knee is an accurate predictor of rain to this day!

  21. iLOLd says:

    Gerber’s New Super-Fiber-Beanies!
    Ask for ‘em, well, anywhere but near an open flame!

  22. CJ says:

    Do these parents not realized just how dangerous tossing their babies in the air is? Aside from the fact that a baby could easily not be caught, tossing them around like this can cause their intestines to twist. I have close family friends who had to bury their baby because of this. He was just 9 months old. His intestines twisted and they didn’t realize something was wrong until it was too late.

    • meri says:

      Fear not about the twisted intestines! Look at the concentration on that baby’s face. Admire his perfect form, arms perfectly outstretched and toes pointed exactly forward. Clearly this child is in training for Junior Pee Wee Olympics in the Manned Flight Category.

  23. cass says:

    It looks more like the baby just jumped out of the tree and he’s catching him.

  24. jnmcnally says:

    Not PS’d – the child is hanging from a meat hook suspended from the tree.

  25. annamis says:

    Oh my god! I do hope it is Photoshopped!

  26. rick says:

    I saw a dad drop his baby while doing this. I’ll forever look at this at a stupid thing to do.

  27. Mr. B. says:

    this one time, at band camp….

  28. rooo says:

    Looks like a Japanese character not a cross. In Japanese it means, “He’s never hit the ground yet!”

  29. juanita says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s not a cross. If you look more closely, it looks like a chinese or japanese symbol – the bottom is curved around a little bit, and there are those two smaller little marks coming out from it. Just an observation. :)

  30. Nicola says:

    Looks more like the japanese symbol for water to me – since a cross doesn’t have tails coming off each side or a slight upturn on the bottom. But whaddo I know?

    LOVE the caption. :D

  31. Spunky says:

    wait is the baby stuck in the tree?

  32. Ginger says:

    I thought Jeremy was ‘standing by ready to defend”…….Jeremy, where are YOU????

  33. Missy says:

    What bothers me most? I think it would have to be that he is wearing a cross on his back while doing this….

      • Missy says:

        People, people, it was a joke! Folks who usu. advertise their Christianity on t-shirts don’t usu. throw babies in the air, that’s all! I should know, I’m from deep in redneck country….

    • Jan says:

      I don’t think it is a cross. It looks more like a chinese character to me.

    • Levi says:

      That’s not a cross – it’s a Japanese character for something (though I can’t remember what for). See the hook on the end of the upright and the two diagonal strokes.

      • Trevor says:

        Fear not, it’s the Chinese character for “wood” (mu).
        @ Levi: it probably means the same thing in Japanese (since kanji comes from Chinese).

  34. MadMolecule says:

    The cross on Dad’s shirt is a nice touch.

    • from Taiwan says:

      It looks like a Chinese character to me. Notice the two little marks on either side of the lower portion of the cross and how the bottom of the cross flips up. I could easily be wrong though!

  35. barb says:

    I knew storks delivered babies. All dressed and everything.

  36. Kathy says:

    So that’s where babies come from!

  37. jj11 says:

    This kid might be able to see Russia from his house.

    • ghostlinzi says:

      ROTFL! Best comment ever!

    • Kazz says:

      Well played, sir or ma’am!

      And FWIW….you have a good set of guns, you can throw a kiddo that high. He’s waiting with open arms to catch him and the kid’s got I an excited twinkle in his eye. I probably would have been up in arms about this photo before my first child, but four kids later I’ve got a different perspective. ;)

      • jj11 says:

        Thank the ma’am. Am I a totally loser that I feel really good about myself that I was witty enough to get 2 people to respond to my comment? And one of them was a “best comment ever”…………squeeee!

  38. Tim S says:

    I got ya, son, don’t worry, I’m here for you, I’m ready to catch you…wait… is that a squirrel over there?

  39. Daisy says:

    So who’s going to be the first one to ruin this hilarity and make some comments about ‘social responsibility’ and ‘shaken baby syndrome’….DAMMIT, I did…..

  40. voltron says:

    *sigh* Alright Jeremy. Tell us how this happened….

  41. blueMagoo says:

    I used to do something similar with my boys but at most it was only a few inches above my hands & I held them horizontal. If that’s not photoshopped he was taking big risk here.

  42. CB says:

    HA! Great caption. They could have also put “anti baby shaking advocates, start your engines”.

    For the record, it seems to me unless the people who toss these children up keep their arms stick straight as they catch them, the baby won’t suffer from “shaken syndrome”, because the arms moving down with the baby as it catches him will create a significant amount of absorption of the momentum. It’s the same principle as “soft jumping”, when you come down on your toes, and bend your knees, so you don’t jar your legs. Oftentimes kids suffer more of a “jar” when they get pushed on a swing, then they do from getting gently tossed up and softly caught.

    That is really high, though.

    • Jon says:

      Much of the problem is that the brain is compressed against the skull on the way up so it won’t entirely depend on how the baby is caught.

    • iLOLd says:

      Sheesh, relax!!! Would it help if we enlarged the picture to show the air cannon the baby was shot out of?

  43. jason says:

    Looks like something the late Micheal Jackson would have done…he loved children too. I would worry less about defending against photoshop conspiracists and more about that kids safty.

  44. S. Carlson says:

    Unfortunately, I have seen this done many times by many people. My dad would do this. My nephews would laugh and laugh as their daddy would toss them up and catch them. This certainly could be real. My own son has a similar photo posted to his fb page of his daddy tossing him up. This is totally do-able…before people were warned not to. I am with Jeremy…I believe it is real and NOT photo-shopped. Really don’t think it is Awkward either.

  45. John says:

    The camera lens is shortening the perspective. Not PS

  46. Marc's Nymph says:

    Best Caption EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Tishes says:

    I don’t know if it’s photoshopped, but I certainly hope so.

  48. stacy says:

    LOL! love the picture but love your comment more. especially cause that’s exactly what i was thinking — that the photoshoppers will love this one!

  49. Karen says:

    this kid will either LOVE rollercoasters or be TERRIFIED of them for the rest of his life.

  50. smudge says:

    I think I might be speechless… story Jeremy! STORY!!

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