December 9th, 2010

Whitewash - Family Portrait

“This is my mother’s side of the family (I am looking fly on the extreme far left). I believe the occasion was my step-grandfather’s 75th birthday, and, as you can see, the instructions were to wear white and khaki for this very special photo. I would especially like to point out the varying interpretations of “khaki”.”

(submitted by Liana)

92 Responses to “Whitewash”

  1. Donna Maroulis says:

    Would this family’s surname be ” White ” by any chance ?

  2. scooter says:

    It’s the BLAND family!

  3. Bearie says:

    Well they must really like white shirts. In choir we used to have to wear white shirts and dark skirts or pants.

  4. Jeff B. says:

    “I’m….dreaming of a White Christmas…”

  5. Bruce says:

    Don’t you hate it when you show up for a photoshoot and someone else shows up dressed just like you? What are that odds of that happening?

  6. Arthur says:

    Nobody wanted to sit next to the couple on the couch? Nobody?

  7. Brandon says:


  8. Nicole says:

    I really wish they’d standardized the shoe colors. I mean, the tan shoes in the front row are really distracting.

  9. austex says:

    They go out after this picture for a bit of the ultra-viloent.

  10. Hollie says:

    left guy bulge and turtle neck lol

  11. Pipergirl says:

    It was all just swell, until young Timmy (pictured centre) dropped his red socks in the wash….

  12. Pipergirl says:

    Is it just a trick of perspective, or do they have all the tall people on the left?

  13. Cassie says:

    This reminds me of the Modern Family episode where they dress in white for their family picture.

  14. Bzaaah says:

    I find the different hair colors very distracting. They should have worn matching hats.

  15. Kate says:

    I actually had this “dress code” for my wedding. Not just the wedding party, the guests too. The wedding was in a treehouse, and it looked really cool, all these people in khaki and white against the green backdrops. Everybody has something in the closet they could wear, and everyone was was comfy in the May heat. We have lots of great photos, but nothing group-y like this- that would have been creepy. 🙂

  16. rev says:

    Can you find the polar bear in the snowstorm?

  17. April says:

    I work in a maximum security prison, guess what the inmates wear……(you guessed it–white shirts, khaki pants!)

  18. HeatherW says:

    “I’d like to call this family photo meeting to order! Thank you. We’ve got a lot on our plate for today – personal family photo session, then a Gap ad at 2. Before we hit those, we’re going to grab a quick bit of lunch. Now, will everyone please stand for the pledge of allegiance?”

  19. Erin says:

    This reminds me of Modern Family!!

  20. Freckles says:

    Is this Heaven’s waiting room?

  21. Carolyn says:

    This is so thaki!

  22. Alan says:

    As Elmer Fudd would say “It’s hard to know white fwom wong”

  23. carol says:

    Maybe very dark pants with white shirts would look kind of okay, but khakis? Was it an everyone “dress to go with the sofas and pillows” photo theme??

  24. LKT says:

    Darn! An eye peeking out from that lopsided sofa cushion would have made this picture complete!

  25. Sara says:

    It’s The Polyphonic Spree!!!!

  26. Nautius Maximus says:

    Sort of makes you wish you had a large capacity super soaker filled with red wine.

  27. Tammy Nagel says:

    HA, was just teaching my students about mass culture.

  28. nora says:

    LOVE the pillows stacked in the right hand corner.

  29. esackman says:

    I think I’ve gone snowblind.

  30. fireflight says:

    Gaa! I’m blind! Where are my sunglasses?!

  31. jg says:

    mr. turtleneck looks mighty comfy…

  32. doreen says:

    I like the stack of pillows from the couch in the right corner. Even they are following the color-scheme protocol.

  33. bananacat says:

    It looks like they’re a family of servers. I can just imagine the conversations with the little ones. “Now Jenny, I know you want to be a police officer, but we’re a family of servers and you’ll shame us if you leave”.

  34. yokozbornak says:

    You’re so beige, you probably think this photo’s about you.

  35. noodengr says:

    i think this is a result of Marney’s follow up letter on how to dress for her nazi Thanksgiving.

  36. serg says:

    Yep, Marney planned this family portrait.

  37. mis says:

    Why do I get the feeling Marney is somehow behind this?

  38. j-lu says:

    Khakis really never look flattering on anyone. They were the current harem pant fiasco of the 90’s.

  39. Jeff says:

    I see a yellow shirt in there.


    What would Marney do?

  40. Kelli says:

    I want a glass of red kool-aid now

  41. JerseyPam says:

    Who made them dress to match the new livingroom?

  42. Troy says:

    Merry Christmas from the Dockers family!

  43. d-l says:

    The lady is cream is the rebel.

  44. CarrieM says:

    This reminds us why no sports teams have tan and white as their official colors.

  45. Julz says:

    They would be the perfect spokes-family for tide bleach or cheer.

  46. Deby says:

    Now, John, he’s the one in the khaki pants and white shirt, right??

  47. Frink says:

    family/ catering company

  48. threerivers says:

    I love the girl on the left couch who is wearing an OFF-WHITE shirt. What a rebel. I bet everyone else was pissed.

  49. Kathy says:

    Apparently so did their furniture.

  50. Anna says:

    I see one guy didn’t get the “khakis” memo.

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