The Ginsus

August 19th, 2010

The Ginsus - Family Portrait

Sometimes, the best defense is knives. Lots of knives.

(submitted by Alyssa)

101 Responses to “The Ginsus”

  1. Whispy says:

    Sais ain’t knives. They’re glorified rice thrashers and not even sharp.

    Also, one of the kids has a boken.

    Also not a knife.

  2. crey says:

    okay. nobody move, someone might lose and ear.

  3. HolyCow says:

    Wow, they’ve all advanced to the green belt level. NOW GO PRACTICE!

  4. Solana says:

    “We don’t get mad…we get stabby!”

  5. Cathy says:


  6. chris says:

    Is that Karl Rove?

  7. Jeremy says:

    Why does everyone have something sharp except the boy? Why didn’t he get something sharp to hold? That’s just wrong.

  8. Dea says:

    OH THE HORROR!!! We have TWO family pics like this – my husband wanted us to take martial arts as a family, and OM*G, those schools are SERIOUSLY into separating you from your money…..they have pictures EVERY year, if not every 6 mos…..and every family is strongly encouraged to attend – and then they make a HUGE poster of all the family pics….which hangs in the foyer. TORTURE…..I was absent from the last one, since I stopped attending….thank god….

  9. Molly says:

    They all have the same colored belt on… so if those are real they all started whatever martial art they’re going for at the same time. Can you imagine fighting your mom as a ten yr old boy? Or explaining to your friends that you have family karate time now?

  10. chris says:

    Ten years from now they will find themselves selling ginsu knives on late night infomercials, wondering where it all went wrong!

  11. AndrewT says:

    Bottom-right-girl is smiling because she knows Dad’s credit card numbers and can’t stop buying from those late-night ads – “call NOW and receive a FULL SET of USELESS FAUX-ORIENTAL WEAPONS!”

  12. ali says:

    My thinking is, I wonder what a serious photo looks like in their family? LOL

  13. steve z says:

    It’s not a bo staff, it’s a giant honing rod.

  14. Kellster says:

    This is one sharp family. They’re willing to take a stab at anything…very cutting edge.

  15. Smartazz says:

    Will somebody please tell O.J. to call off the manhunt !!! I think we know who did it….Good thing he was looking everyday for the person or persons responsible !!!

  16. MICHELLE says:


  17. adfogg says:

    Ninjas versus compound bows?

  18. Tony says:

    Not sure if anyone’s posted this, but ….The family that slays together, stays together!

  19. Really! says:

    Tizzle Wizzles!

  20. Ptrk says:

    Looks like Billy brought a stick to a knife fight.

  21. Amanda says:

    the little girl in front of the mom looks like the girl that played Jon Lovitz’s daughter in Rat Race …. “But dad! I’m Prarie Dogging!”

  22. Francis says:

    I love the way they don’t smile (except the little girl on the left who is the youngest and the less serious about that).


  23. Goofball says:

    Finally, after all these years…O.J. can now rest at ease…knowing that he has found the Killers !!!

  24. charles says:


  25. Bethyanne says:

    The family that flays together, stays together.

    • praetorius says:


      I also notice that mom looks like she’s aiming for daughter’s neck and older sister on our right is aiming for littlest (deceptively innocent-looking) sibling. You think you’re going to borrow my sweater, do ya punk?

  26. Todd says:

    Their last name should be Ginsu

  27. CTBRK says:

    Marney and family waiting at their door on Thanksgiving…..THEY will decide if that’s a REGULATION size casserole dish!!

  28. iBlackbook says:

    “Yeah, there’s like a butt-load of gangs at this school. This one gang kept wanting me to join ’cause I’m pretty good with a bo staff.”

  29. Paul Caldwell says:

    Home invasion? I think NOT!

  30. Gardenwife says:

    The little girl on the right just can’t pull off the whole scary ninja thing. She’s too cute!

  31. Natalie says:

    Poor kid with the bo staff, he doesn’t get a cool weapon.

  32. Nosferatu says:

    I’m not sure what kind of martial arts look they’re going for but it’s not good.

  33. Alan says:

    ” Have your credit card ready,if you ring in the next 5 minutes we’ll also throw in the steak knives,machete AND the disemboweller”

  34. EmGee says:

    I bet they’re a real hit when they visit the sushi restaurant!

  35. carol says:

    Okay, after looking at this, I’m starting to think my formative years weren’t half so odd after all.

    • derick says:

      I find a common theme on this site is awkward Dad’s forcing their childhood dreams upon their children who have no choice but to say no. As an example I give this picture and the startrek picture and so on. This site could be called awkward dads forcing their families to go along with it.

      • lili says:

        thats what i ALWAYS thought about when seeing photos like this, its like the african safari one, everyone looks miserable except for the grinning dad.

        I would like to say “shame on you!” to those fathers, but then again when i think about having kids of my own one day- i think about us dressed like we’re from the late 1800’s england and we’re each holding our weapon of choice. Mine would be a scythe.

  36. Todd says:

    It’s like a family of teenage mutant ninja turtles!

  37. jkc says:

    LIttle Jimmy couldn’t be trusted with a sharp object, so they gave him a broom handle from the janitor’s closet.

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