Eyes Wide Open

November 29th, 2010

Eyes Wide Open - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

This young man had blinked for the last time.

(submitted by John)

74 Responses to “Eyes Wide Open”

  1. Cpt. Haddock says:

    Looks like he wet his pants haha.

  2. Kerry says:

    I know him and it’s not a fake. His dad did self timer on the camera so no one was behind the camera. He was trying extra hard not to blink. This was a film camera so it was not discovered til weeks later. Believe it or not

  3. Victoria says:

    Young Timmy just found out that they’re going to Marney’s for Thanksgiving this year.

  4. mary says:

    Oops! I wet ’em!

  5. Stacey says:

    “Don’t blink, no matter what you do don’t blink, blink and you’re dead!….”

    Come on, i can’t have been the only one who instantly thought of Doctor Who.

    • Adrienne says:

      That is one of the creepiest episodes I have ever seen!

    • Tamera says:

      Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.

      -Stacey, it was my first thought also.

  6. April says:

    Looks like the kid was fooling around and Mom elbowed him to knock it off!

  7. Spoo says:

    “Whattaya mean, he’s not my real dad?!?!”

  8. susie says:

    I have a 15-year old nephew that has done this wide-eyed thing for every portrait his entire life.

  9. Denise says:

    People…PEOPLE!!!! Please, for the love of all that’s good and right in the world, ignore the photoshop conspiracists!! (Oh yea, and the people who declare the picture’s “not awkward”).

  10. El Kev says:

    Oh, and I don’t think it’s shopped. The shadows on the child are from the parents. The light is coming from their left and reflecting onto him.

  11. Chase says:

    Funny pic, but totally fake. The way-too dark shadow behind the boy, his awkward positioning behind the parents instead of between, and (drumroll) the digital camo on his pants didn’t start getting put on real military BDU let alone civilian knockoffs til the 90s.

    • Shawn says:

      Ok I went to school with the this guy, it is not a fake

    • LMAO says:

      Those are not camo pants. Those are uber cool acid wash jeans, doncha know? complete with pleats! You must not have been around in the 80’s, but don’t feel too bad that you didn’t get any, the 80’s fashions are making a come back again. 😉

      Also, light & shadows have been explained. And re: positioning & bad lighting, not every department store photographer is a good one. Hence the HILARIOUS outcome.
      I just about peed MY pants laughing at his wide-eyed expression!

  12. Joe says:

    Why is the kid the only one with a shadow? looks photoshopped.

  13. AndrewT says:

    The family that gropes together, … err … elopes together? Copes together? Hopes? Topes? Slopes? I give up.

  14. RedShirtExploration says:

    I hate to say it, but I like the mother’s dress. Very flowy and elegant. And the kid could definitely be on the cover of some album, I think. lol

  15. Jk says:

    This is so photoshopped and fake.

  16. JimD says:

    They’re practicing for the TSA exam.

  17. Red says:

    Holy Crap! These aren’t my parents! Why are my teacher & the school Principal in my class photo?

  18. Vonwrinkle says:

    Maybe the kid just needs to pee… hence the reason he is holding himself. Nice pants. I think I had a pair when I was his age.

  19. XJ says:

    That kid has the look and posture of “OH CRAP. JUST WET MYSELF.”

  20. KJ says:

    Both Dad and son have their hands kinda in an awkward place if you ask me.

  21. LME says:

    It’s like his mom just junk punched hime to wake him up that’s gotta be why he’s holding himself, right?

  22. nullie says:

    Looks like he just realized he peed.

  23. kris10 says:

    I was wondering why the boy was holding himself, then realized Dad was, too!! Obviously a bad photographer thought that was an acceptable place to rest their hand.

  24. Doris W says:

    Just as he was about to say “cheese,” Bobby realized he’d waited too long to ask for a potty break.

  25. Jen says:

    This looks digitally retouched.

    • MarkNick says:

      I agree. The shadowing is different on the kid. I think he was PhotoShopped in.

    • Suzanne says:

      I think that they did a pretty good job, but I think that the kid’s been put in the photo. Besides the strong shadow that’s on him, he doesn’t look like he’s wearing clothes from the same time period, nor does he look like the son of those two people. Regardless, there was a photo of this kid looking shocked and bizarre which is still funny.

  26. Chris says:

    That’s because they beat him if he blinks.

  27. Nancy says:

    The boy looks as if he needs a potty break very badly (notice the hand position)…

  28. but what is that hand doing?

  29. Jen says:

    Judging from where his hand is, I’d say he just discovered something.

  30. jitterbug says:

    Such a normal picture until I looked left! hahahha! I think his mama told him “make sure and do not blink for the picture dear!”

  31. EyesOpen says:

    This is clearly photoshopped as there is a major shadow on the boy but nothing on the ‘parents’. Not really funny or awkward when it is obviously fake.

    • Maftuna says:

      It’s the father’s shadow, that’s why you don’t see the mother’s and the kid’s. The light is coming from the right and therefore the father’s shadow is behind the kids…
      I don’t think the picture is fake.

    • Hugh says:

      Not fake, the mother’s shadow is on the son’s shirt and the Father’s shadow is on the wall behind the son. If you look you can tell the light source is between the camera and the subjects and is high and to the right of the subjects. Not everything is photoshopped.

      • admin says:

        thank you, hugh 🙂

      • kiki says:

        Except that the shadow is a classic sign of photoshop, and they eyes are so blatantly photoshopped.

        Not everything is photoshopped….but not everything is real.

        • Argentina says:

          Agreed, definitely fake. I’m a graphic designer with years of experience in photoshop. I can spot a manipulated photo…

          • Matt says:

            You must not be a very good graphic designer… I’m this guy’s best friend. I was his best man. Those are his real parents, this was the family photo they had in the hallway for a couple of years. He really is that weird. It was a self portrait. Ed (the Dad) was a high school photo teacher and took the picture himself. It has not been touched digitally. You suck at life.

  32. Murray says:

    I don’t see anything out of the ordinary with this photo. My eyes do the same thing when I grab myself there!

  33. Melissa says:

    those pants are rockin! ANd the shirt totally matches the backdrop.

  34. Dave says:

    Tawny: Now here is a little incentive to smile Mr. Smith (.) (.)
    Johhny: ^ ^
    0 0

  35. Jill says:

    Why are father and son touching themselves? Junior looks like he has to pee. Dad’s playing the “disappearing pointer finger” trick. “Hey, my left pointer finger’s missing! Wait, here it is, on Mom’s shoulder.”

    • Barb says:

      Hilarious observation!

    • Timmy-R Super-Star says:

      Oh my GOD! How do you people NOTICE these things???

      I though your comment was mildly amusing when I saw the finger on the shoulder, but then I made the mistake of taking a sip of coffee and noticed the missing 1/2 digit on his left hand.
      Time to wipe the coffee off my monitor… thanks a lot.

  36. Tim S says:

    Click the shutter already! I gotta pee!

  37. Heather Wood says:

    Poor kid… doesn’t want to end up looking like his parents.

  38. Fred says:

    He must have just walked in on his mother naked.

  39. zukimac says:

    Surprisingly, he discovered his manhood just as the picture was being taken.

  40. Anita says:

    I think that he just found his junk….haha

  41. Kit says:

    He looks like one of the kids in ‘The Village of the Damned’

  42. d3funct says:

    Me thinks he JUST had an accident.

  43. Orla says:

    Another one where the caption is briliant and funnier than the picture.

  44. Valerie says:

    “Oh no! I just wet my pants!”

  45. Carolyn says:

    Do both gentlemen need to use the restroom?

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