Standing Tall

January 29th, 2011

Standing Tall - Siblings

It’s easy to look up to your brother when you’re always looking up at your brother.

(submitted by Rudy)

74 Responses to “Standing Tall”

  1. Thomas says:

    Tall or not, I thing he should untie his sisters 🙂

  2. Alyssa says:

    No, Billy, Miracle Grow and Miracle Whip are not interchangeable in a turkey sandwich!

  3. Isaac says:

    I think he’s got you all fooled. He’s not wearing the pants at all. He’s just holding them to his front and standing on edge of the step. His shoes are in front of the step, and there’s something connecting the shoes to the pants that looks like legs, but isn’t.

    How did I figure it out?.

    His anatomy is all out of proportion. Look at his elbows. A normal person’s elbow joints are always at about the same level as the person’s navel. This kid’s elbow bend is a good four inches above that. If his belt is at his waist, then his elbows are bending about the where his xyphoid process (the bottom of the sternum). Hes got his hands in his pockets, holding the pants up and pulling (stretching, really) the shirt down.

  4. Tate says:

    With as many hipster friends as I have, the pants really don’t even look awkward to me. I’d like to give that boy a hug. 🙂

  5. devofan says:

    has anyone noticed his pants are too short…i mean, i just noticed it.

  6. Kristin says:

    Uh, it’s an optical illusion. They girls are standing down in the sunken living room and he’s standing up on the step into the dining room.

    • Shub Niggurath says:

      Actually, he’s not. He’s in the same room with the girls, his feet aren’t on the step

      • Kelly says:

        I think his heels are on the step and his toes are dangling into his shoes. That would explain why his pants are so short.

        • Bonnie says:

          that still leaves him quite a bit taller than them

          • Sensen says:

            its not unusual for people to have kids of varying heights. My mother in law was 4’11, but all of her brothers were over 6’3. same parents. and you try finding jeans that fit when you’re that tall!

        • CarrieM says:

          Clearly not. His heels are on the same plane as the girls’.

  7. Treb says:

    This gentle Giants charm disarmed the lady assassins.

  8. Ciara says:

    I have a thing for lanky boys sooo….

  9. CB says:

    Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, I smell a flood on the horizon!

  10. Jill says:

    Despite the fact that he towers over them and they are looking up, the girls still stand with their shoulders slouched (typical of trying to be less noticeable in the front). But their hands are behind their backs?

  11. Shawnesville says:

    That dude needs to tell his shoes to have a party and invite his pants down…*

    *always one of my favorite lines

  12. Victory says:

    The awkwardness…

    The drapes frame a doorway, not a window, but the doorway into the dining room.

    The couch to the right is almost the exact same color as the carpet and it looks like they have a dishtowel covering the arm you can see in the picture.

    I love the carefully arranged coffee table decorations, the height of 1970s fashion with the lovely ashtray. I doubt you can even buy one anymore.

    Is it my imagination or is the pink sweater somewhat sheer?

    And the white belt is icing on the cake.

  13. Modine says:

    My little sister used to tell me “Why don’t you tell your shoes to have a party and invite your pants on down.” But flood pants aren’t nearly so funny on the very short as they are on the very tall. On the very short it just looks like wishful thinking. Now I have height envy.

  14. Ducky says:

    Aside from the high waters the poor guy has 3/4 length sleeves too!

  15. special k says:

    even the sleeves on his shirt are too short! are his wrists expecting a flood as well??

  16. aLeSiTa says:

    I don’t mind the flood pants… he’s hot!!!

  17. Ponyo says:

    how is this awkward, he’s tall, so…what?

  18. Isaiah says:

    6’4″ and super skinny like this kid, and my sisters are both under 5’3″. This picture is basically us.

  19. Janie says:

    “I hate these flood pants. Hey, they’re working! My feet are soaked, but my cuffs are bone dry! Everything’s comin’ up Milhouse!”

  20. ginger85 says:

    I feel for him wearing those flood pants. There was a long time that I could only wear flood pants before stores finally caught up… Scars!

  21. Jacobunny says:

    Oh hey, I heard this discussed on The Lord of the Rings DVD commentary. It’s called forced perspective. The brother is actually about 10cm shorter than the girls but is standing about 6.72m in front of them but the camera trickery makes it seem like they’re side-by-side. Crazy how it looks like they really are the same distance from the curtains – very clever!

  22. Mel says:

    I get it. His jeans are too short. I know that now, after reading it umpteen times on these comments. Thanks commenters. I might never have noticed.

  23. steve says:

    Love the scrutiny the sisters are displaying. Arms behind the backs, classic.

  24. mandy_Reeves says:

    They stole my Mom Mom’s carpet circa 1976.

  25. Rosieposie says:

    The awkward part is that his pants were long enough when he put them on that morning…

  26. Cellar Door says:

    That poor guy really needs some pants that fit.

  27. Pondering Tim says:

    This reminds me of a very tall person in one of my classes in college. The professor asked him to stand up, as he had heard he was very long. D’oh!

  28. MammaC says:

    poor fella..I bet he can’t find pants long enough ANYWHERE!

  29. Rob says:

    poor little buddy needs some jeans that fit

  30. Soraya says:

    I love how the girls trousers are fully touching the floor, while he has some proper ankle-swingers on!

  31. Christina says:

    Check out those floods!

  32. j m says:

    …and his pants are too short. Figure the odds.

  33. cookie says:

    wow! obviously, it’s difficult keeping him in long enough jeans. check out the high waters…

  34. ScoutC says:

    Love the high-waters!

  35. Sihaya says:

    Let me see, nobody’s in a cutesy pose; there are no matching ugly sweaters, no awkward sudden sneeze, silly accident or inappropriate pet involvement – oh, I get it, we’re supposed to laugh because he’s physically different. Wait, what?

    • Harry says:

      I must agree. Why are all you people making jokes about someone who is very tall.

      If this was a fat person, it would be a different story, wouldn’t it?

      • Jessi says:

        They’re making jokes about his pants, not his height. If I, as a fat person, were attempting to squeeze myself into a much smaller pair of jeans, I’d totally expect people to poke fun.

        Hell, I’d be first in line!

      • hushupp says:

        What are we supposed to comment on, the drapes???

      • Seano says:

        Um…. look down at the bottom of his legs…

      • Robert says:

        It would be a different story. Because if he were unusually fat, there would have been 100 comments about how repulsive, lazy, and disgusting he is. But this is so much worse because people are saying his pants are too short. Thanks for showing us what monsters we are, Harry.

        • Justin says:

          I, like almost everyone, can not control my height, but I have the ability to eat right, exercise, and so on so I am not disgustingly obese.

          But yes, pants too short.

    • Geela says:

      Eh, as a very short person (4′ 10″) differences in hieght can be funny in a photo. My whole life I’ve been teased about being short. It is annoying for sure but even I can see the humor in this photgraph. It would also be funny to see me next to two people who are over 6 feet tall. Lighten up!

    • pulease says:

      Yay! I love it when over sensitive people ruin all the fun! Good on ya…..btw that’s sarcasm……which will probably also bunch up your panties.

  36. Tim S says:

    His legs are growing faster than his pants. I’ve been there. I remember the first time I was asked “Where’s the flood?”
    Keep smiling, young feller, height is a terrific advantage.

  37. chillycanadian says:

    and his waist size never changed since he was 5’10”

  38. NKL says:

    ….armpit check – check! Somebody cover these ankles, though! Carry on.

  39. Stephanie says:

    He’s growing so fast his pants can’t keep up with him.

  40. Sue says:

    Long genes make for short jeans!

  41. Amy says:

    Wow. That is a tall boy! And he’s got some nice high-water action going on too. Possibly still growing.

  42. Lily says:

    Does this guy now play for the NBA?

  43. PJ says:

    Poor guy is probably acromegalic. Can’t find long enough pants. Ever.

  44. Molly says:

    That poor kid…look at his pants. He tried to disguise with matching colored socks..but no-go!

  45. Jillian says:

    Get that kid some new pants, even if you have to sew them yourself!

  46. Sandy says:

    LOVE the floods. : )

  47. Joe Terranova says:

    Ooh, the curse of the early fast growers – flood pants!

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