Blades Of Glory

June 16th, 2010

Blades Of Glory - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“My younger brother in his ‘awkward yet fabulous’ phase. Please note the following:

1. Western-style shirt with Christmas-star-snowflake ornament….
2. One exposed skate (just to prove that you’re wearing skates?).
3. Indestructible plastic-frame glasses because, of course, the parents were worried about their child breaking the stylish/expensive ones.
4. Gold lamé fabric bringing out the most unsympathetic tones in the ginger kid’s skin and hair.”

(submitted by Laura)

67 Responses to “Blades Of Glory”

  1. JennyMac says:

    I think WE ALL have a picture of ourselves from our preteens, teens or even college that we look at and shake our head saying “what were we thinking?” Just with less gold.

  2. Smartazz says:

    Song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory……I’m wearing a Golden Ticket !!!

  3. Mrs. D says:

    Sassy! Now give me some jazz hands!

  4. steve z says:

    You’re the best big brother ever

  5. Wolf says:

    Awww, give the kid a break… I mean, this picture was taken YEARS & YEARS before he founded Microsoft…

  6. LM says:

    not awkward yet fabulous – it’s just absolutely fabulous!!!

  7. Jenny says:

    I demand an update! Whatever happened to this guy? I bet he become only more fabulous as the years went on. ;) Do tell.

  8. Missy says:

    Lost Excerpt from “In God We Trust – All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd.

    After the inevitable ending to our holiday season of fluffy bunny feet and b-b guns, my mother had taken me promptly to get me a new pair of glasses. They were sturdy and were certain to be able to withstand any other flying bullets should I need to save our house from Bad Bart again.

    It was five days after Christmas when the doorbell rang and I had received my birthday present from my Aunt – yes, the one who thought I was not only four years old but also a girl, and inside were ice-skates and what can only be described as gold tin foil as my costume. My mother once again made me try it on when my brother Randy, grabbed the camera and snapped a picture of it only to later post it on “Awkward Family Photos” which would end up to be my most humiliating experience of my life.

    *End Lost Excerpt*

  9. Tangerine says:

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I laughed muhself out of muh seat “ITHANGYU”

  10. Snowrider says:

    Just a thought: I’d be real careful during thunderstorms wearing this.

  11. Sam says:

    I think I’ve seen Kim Jong-il in that outfit before.

  12. Rose says:

    Loud and Proud?!

  13. Jak says:

    Pure Fabulosity! Hope he is having a nice life…

  14. Be3t says:

    I love this kid!

  15. durhay says:


  16. Bruce says:


  17. Arielemc says:

    This kid is adorable!

  18. cdean says:

    ‘Awkward yet fabulous.’ — yesssss

  19. Ben says:

    He’s the man, the man with the midas touch.
    A spider’s touch.
    Such a cold finger.
    Beckons you to enter his web of sin
    But don’t go in.

  20. Ponyo says:

    if they weren’t so shiny they’d almost be pyjamas

  21. meri says:

    wowsa. I mean, wow, indeed.

  22. Don says:

    Hey Laura’s younger brother…don’t get mad at your sister posting this picture, get even! Find a good one of her and send it in. I double dog dare ya…I triple axle dare ya!!!!!

  23. bobbi floyd says:

    i think he is adorable, brave and has a fantastic sense of humor…

  24. Ang says:

    OMG!!! Must have been the 80′s. But, dude, you are rockin’ that lame’!! If my little brother had the guts to happily wear that outfit, I’d show him off as the cool little bro’ he is, too!!

  25. Truetrue says:

    Hey… At least he’s happy. Despite the western costume, the rolled-up leg looks pretty gangsta, though. Gangsta Cowboy on Ice = good.

    • Punk says:

      Gangsta is what I was thinking, too, Truetrue. I think he’s a member of the notorious Lame’ Gang (they broke up shortly after this picture was taken).

  26. Kat says:

    I love him!! Thanks for posting!!!

  27. Brian says:

    Where are the Robot, Judy and Penny? Warning! Warning! Warning!

  28. Melissa says:

    What a terrific sister for being sure to point out all the awkwardness in a very public forum. Don’t be surprised if he gives your kids ant farms or sand for Christmas. ;)

  29. leonie says:

    Very clingy material….Ooops.

  30. Tim S says:

    Buck Boitano in the 21st Century

  31. BrianDamage says:

    GOLDMEMBER: The Younger Years

  32. ScoutC says:

    Who needs a gold medal in figure skating when you have a whole gold outfit? And what an outfit it is!

  33. Magdalena says:

    OMG! But he looks so happy!

  34. grinningpik says:

    Do the Iron Lotus!

  35. Andrea says:

    He looks so happy and pleased with what he’s got going on.

  36. Cate says:

    He looks like a young “Alpha” from that show “Dollhouse”! :)

  37. Wes says:


  38. Eric says:

    That is a very brave child.

  39. smudge says:

    … but he’s so proud!

  40. John says:

    I like how the photog doesn’t have the right stuff for backgrounds so we see the ugly carpet/backdrop line!
    Laura is such a cool big sis. Pointing out all the problems for her lil bro! Thanks, sissie! You RAWK!

  41. MontanaTim says:

    Could this be the inspiration for the “Fire and Nice” episode of “Modern Family” where we discover Cameron and his sister were an ice dancing pair?

  42. coNNie says:

    This kid is oozing self-confidence (seriously).

  43. PugMom says:

    Your brother is ‘awesome’!
    The exposed skate says it all for me.
    And, but of course darling, your GingerBoy is going to get decked out in gold lamé! When you make a statement. You. Make.A. Statement. :D

    • meansheep says:

      So few people (with the notable exception of Cher) can pull off gold lame`, hollywood western, and black ice skates. Laura’s little bro should have a life-sized copy framed over his fireplace mantle! He rocks!

  44. Freckles says:

    Laura, Laura, Laura.

    DANG girl, why do you hate your little brother so much? Evil has a name … and its name is “Big Sister Getting Even”.

  45. SoMuch2Say says:

    That’s a lotta lame’!

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