Whiter Shade Of Pale

December 23rd, 2010

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“When my father got remarried after my parent’s divorce, my mother went through the family albums and cut him out of all of the family photos. Using scissors became too labor intensive, so she switched to white-out.”

(submitted by Shawna)

80 Responses to “Whiter Shade Of Pale”

  1. Jujub1207 says:

    I admit I tossed almost all of my pictures from my first wedding…it was therapeutic. I kept the professional album. (And my kids have lots of pictures) If you had put those pictures in my hands on the day of the divorce I would have run them over, cut them up and threw the in the Mississippi. Amazingly we get along well now so I’m glad I didn’t.

  2. leese says:

    Post divorce, I weeded out my photo albums. Put the pictures that included the ex in a box for my daughter. Kept some of us both that I looked pretty good and cut his half off. I also gave all the old pics I had of him, pre-me, to my daughter to give to him. My daughter appreciated it and I just proved I’m better than that @ssh@le once again.
    I do love that picture though.

  3. melissa hunter says:

    lol…too funny..my mother did the same thing, except she used a pen knife and only cut out the face…lol…creepy..lol

  4. Nick Danger says:

    Take on me…

    Take me on…

    I’ll be gone..

    in a day or TWOOOOO…

  5. Julia German says:

    hahahaha my parents did the same thing

  6. customcartoons says:

    Very Egyptian move there. She who controls the Past controls the Future, as they say. (Hope she healed over time 🙂 )

  7. Melissa says:

    Why didn’t she just put them in a box for YOU? I mean, it’s also photos of YOUR FATHER that she whited out, which is pretty messed up and sad. Like I understand it sucks, but why punish your kid by taking away photographs that they probably would have liked to have had as well.

  8. Kathy says:

    Awesome. I wish I had thought of that…

  9. The Laugher says:

    So you’re mother dated Michael Jackson?

  10. JG says:

    I like it… THIS IS ART.

  11. Bethany says:

    Haha!! This looks like a modern piece of art… Comedy gold!!!

  12. Cat Lady says:

    This is where I queue the music from “The Flock of Seagulls” (inspired by the whiteout) and listen to the lyrics…and I ran, I ran so far away.

  13. Katie says:

    I clearly remember the story of when Bev moved up to Cleveland. While unpacking she called down the stairs to Shawna, “Shawna, I found ’em! I found Tom’s heads!”
    Stuffed in a paper sack (for future reference) were all the “heads of Tom” that she had carefully cut from the pictures before she discovered white-out.
    Ya gotta know Bev to totally understand this. It’s all a part of who this enormously funny woman is.

  14. Latviansq says:

    Photoshop’s “Liquify” filter: The new “Liquid Paper”

  15. Jimbo says:

    After a short stint as a moped racer, he went on to a long career as the Facebook No-Profile-Picture Guy.

  16. Douglas606 says:

    Sad…..I’ve done something like this and now I regret it.

  17. Anthony from NYC says:

    Ha, You can never have too much sun screen.

  18. SkippingLunch says:

    Ghostbusters after party, after the scene where the Stay Puft marshmallow man blew up.

  19. Brian says:

    This is more awesome than awkward.

  20. Bryan says:

    Looks like a marsh mellow driving an old Honda 90.

  21. Bonnie Scott says:

    OMG! You guys get WAY too serious. This used to be fun! Let’s dissect all these people and their separation anxieties and their respect for future generations’ right to photographic proof until we take all the fun out of it! Great idea!

    • GM says:

      I thought all of this was funny til I read your post. Now I can’t even breathe & my ribs hurt. Never knew family therapy could be so fun.

  22. Doc says:

    Doubleplus ungood. Revisionist history almost always backfires. hide the pictures, but don’t deface them. I have less than ten pictures of my dad – and those are slides that snuck under the radar. You won’t find a reputable counselor that will recommend the white out cut out form of divorce recovery.

  23. janet says:

    When my great-aunt got divorced, she went through and cut out only the ex’s head, so there are these great vacation shots of her standing next to a decapitated body. Hilarious.

  24. steph says:

    are you sure it was easier to use white out than just cut his half of the picture off?

  25. diane says:

    i’m sensing some resentment here… hopefully she doesn’t have this pic out on display. maybe she was hoping some bird turds would fall on him?? lol

  26. Rosieposie says:

    Casper had a heart of gold like his mother, but he got his fathers looks.

  27. Joey says:

    The bad part about doing this is that the kids may want pictures of their dad. Hopefully some survived!
    Still funny as he**.

    • carol says:

      Yeah, even though I thought he was a royal jerk, I saved pictures that had my ex in them for our son when he grew up, but this still cracks me up! Mr. Whiteout must’ve really, REALLY done her wrong!

  28. pinworm says:

    I think that’s a sign of insanity.

    • liz says:

      when someone hurts you after years of marriage you do go a little crazy, maybe insanity is the correct word. i didnt do this but my sister did it to her set of wedding photos, not the professional ones and we always joke if she gets married again, she can just put the new guys face in the pics, by the way i think its hilarious

    • Bill says:

      I agree.

    • Bill says:

      I found this one more sad than entertaining.

  29. Brandy says:

    I like how she was sure to paint around her arm!

  30. Lance says:

    Years later, Peg and Frosty the snowman took a cross country trip on a motorcycle and would still be together until he mysteriously vanished in Florida leaving only a puddle and a mystery she could never figure out….

  31. Kelli says:

    You people need to lighten (or whiten!) up!

  32. Soraya says:

    My dad did the same with every picture of my mum… even ones with her holding me as a baby and stuff =/ Yeah, I kinda resent him for it now. It’s alright if they do it with just them two in the photo, but not ones with the kids… not cool.

    That photo is really funny though, ghost rider indeed!!

  33. smurfie77 says:

    This photoshopping is amazing. You can hardly tell there was another person in the shot!

  34. trout says:

    sort of beautiful really…

  35. PJSaintOurs says:

    It looks like he was the victim of a vicious sea gull bombing.

  36. *sigh* says:

    Funny …. but sad at the same time. And not uncommon. I had an aunt who did the same thing.

  37. Casualsuede says:

    No Pollack jokes please!

  38. Carol Sailer says:

    I love this one!!!

  39. That was kind of selfish of her. Didn’t she think the kids might like seeing pictures of Dad?

  40. Jen says:

    That’s actually rather sad. I hope the kids were able to keep some photos with their father intact!

  41. Kristi says:

    That is genius!!! Lol

  42. Esther says:

    it’s the original Ghost Rider!

  43. peg says:

    Even on vacation, Jim wore the SPF 9000 that his dermatologist recommended

  44. Harry says:

    Uh … why didn’t she just throw out the photos?

    You can cut out the person or white them out, but they are still there.

    And so are the memories.

  45. Tim S says:

    Caspar the Friendly Biker.

  46. Becca says:

    This is so funny…..yet so sad.

  47. Nan Wilson says:

    How funny!!!!!! Have they ever made black-out?
    I will pass this on. I have a sister who may use this as most of her pictures are still in the attic.

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