Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to put away the costumes.
(submitted by Beth)
IT’S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!
THAT’S… GOTTA HURT!
FESTIVUS!!!! LOL my thoughts EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Immediately after this photo he was off to watch the Rockford Files.
I think she is challenging him to a “Feats of Strength” competition
I’m pretty sure this is an Easter picture….Eastern Orthodox maybe.
Is that a bow staff?
I want to know why the plant is placed so prominently. It looks like the third member of the family.
Why simply have green carpet, when you can have to different types of green carpet?
Every comment on here is cracking me up!
I miss green carpet.
I think everything in the 60’s only came in two colors: avocado green and harvest gold.
Don’t forget rust. Who decided “rust” was a good color for home decor? Or for anything else bedsides oxidized iron, for that matter?
that plant on the side has so much charisma. it totally stole the show.
WOW, what a lucky shot! Posing for the camera just as the chandalier took a dive for their heads. Now THAT is a Festivus miracle!
as the song goes “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”. and quick attempt for a Devo empression
This is the creepiest picture I have ever seen.
Take me to your leader. Oh wait, nevermind…
more awkward than a lampshade on the head! lol
Ha! As someone who was probably the same age as the girl at the time, I totally remember all this stuff. We had a rubber tree plant, lots of needlepoint, and the exact same newspaper basket. And lots of avocado green! We didn’t have one of those wicker chairs, but most other people I knew did. What a fun (and ugly) blast from the past!
We all grew up with the ‘Corelle plate being used as a plant saucer for ugly clay nursery pot’ look…
Totally! My husband, as a teenager, told someone all about how Corelle Ware was unbreakable. To demonstrate, he threw a big Corelle bowl on the ground, which immediately burst into hundreds of tiny shards. OK, mostly unbreakable.
As I recall, you could get away with one droppage. The second time that Corelle piece hit the floor it disintegrated!
Glad I’m not a big enough geek to know what a Festivus pole is.
You are probably just too young… or too old! (It’s from Seinfeld)
Ahhh…..not too young or old, just not a big enough fan. I only watched that show on occasion. I wasn’t obsessed like most. Thanks for clearing that up and thanks for assuming I was too young BEFORE assuming I was too old.
Uh…Morticia wants her chair back, Burger King.
I was just thinking, “There’s Gomez and Wednesday!”
Is that a Festivus pole?
They are awesome in their awkwardness! And no matter who’s idea this was, they’re in it together!
Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant.
It’s good to be the King.
What I find weird is that neither Dad nor the little girl appear to be casting shadows.
Is it just me, or does she appear to be levitating about a foot off the ground?
Now that you’ve mentioned it, she does!
“…oops there goes another rubber tree plant.”
Let the feats of strength begin! It’s a festivus for the rest of us!
The tradition of Festivus begins with the Airing of Grievances!
In all his “seriousness,” he looks like one of the 3 wisemen/magi. I love the commitment to the idea from both dad and daughter.
Yes, is that a plastic canvas grandfather clock back there??
Where to begin unraveling the awkardness? The unexplainable lamp shades being used as headgear? The eerie and vacant stare from Fidel Castro’s doppelganger? And, p.s., since when did Fidel start wearing a powder blue polyester leisure jacket paired with a wide collared shirt? The avocado shag carpeting? The rubber tree plant teetering on the edge of death?
o my goodness thats was funny
Oh, my gosh! I remember every family of that era (including mine) had a rubber tree plant. They were nearly impossible to keep alive and eventually all the leaves fell off of ours.
We had no problem keeping our rubber tree in great shape. But then again, it was made of rubber.
*burst out laughing*
thank you, someone else deeply disturbed bythis! i seriously want to know what happened to the girl and if she’s alright.
Are they wearing chandeliers on their heads??
The original Burger King.
Are those lightfixtures on their heads?? Looks like the ones from my grandmother’s dining room!
Your grandmother sounds awesome!
That’s the first thing I thought too! They go nicely with the rest of the 70’s “nice house” theme!
Next up will be the Airing of Grievances followed by Feats of Strength
Someone better tell the rubber tree plant to stand up straight, everyone else is!
no, the rubber tree plant is leaning away from the 2 costumed people… lol
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…..
Wicker chairs are statements on their own… but put one in a sea of olive green carpeting, and you’ve got pure, retro awesomeness.
The party is never over since Burger King ruled the kingdom!!
Welcome back Kotter.
A rare photo of the Burger King with the Burger Princess.
Yes! That’s who it is!
Have it your way!
Happy Festivus! Oh and the most awkward thing about this photo is the needlpoint grandfather clock behind them.
Is that a needlepoint clock on the wall???
Is that a Festivus pole I see?
Shower curtain rod?
Is that a Festivus pole??
OMG! I laughed out loud at that! Thanks!
indeed it is! this picture was taken immediately following the airing of the grievances.
i think it’s a shower curtain rod!
I like the festivus pole idea. I had never seen one until this picture. LOL Now I know….
Festivus! I thought the same thing!!!
It must be! Finally, a holiday for the rest of us. Win!
That poor little kid isn’t dressed for the feats of strength.
Happy Festivus was my first thought! I didn’t know that costumes were part of it! They will be at our house this year! All must wear crowns during the “airing of grievances!”
My favorite is the stitched grandfather clock in the background
Well, you got to admit, the stitdched grandfather clock in the background tells the right time twice a day.
even a stitched clock is right twice a day!!
Of everything in the picture, that is the thing that caught my eye!
Nice eye! That is hilarious!!
I thought it was a LEGO clock at first. At least with a LEGO clock, it wouldn’t always be 4:00
I had pegged it as a LEGO clock too.
I believe it’s a hooked rug clock. Very popular craft in the late 60’s-early 70’s for wall hangings, pillow tops, etc.. I made a lovely (!) owl when I was in grade school.
Wow. I didn’t know it was Festivus yet. Good thing he’s still got his pole.
LOL That’s the first thing that cam to my mind too!!!
I think it’s to remind them that it’s time to stop this foolishness.
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