April 6th, 2011

Jarheads - Grandparents

“This photo was taken at a stand in a local mall some time in the early ’90s. It is me, my grandma and grandpa. We were totally impressed with the technology that they used to make people look as though they were ACTUALLY in a JAR!’

(submitted by April)

50 Responses to “Jarheads”

  1. Otis McGee says:

    National Geographic: “This photo was taken 28,400 feet below sea level”.

  2. Bill says:

    Ok. I think this photo is actually kind of creative; aka not awkward.

  3. Martin says:

    This was their life in a nut shell.

  4. Lise67 says:

    Reminds me of the ‘prism’ prison that General Zod(Terence Stamp) and co were trapped in from Superman 2.

  5. Eileen says:

    I Dream of Jeannie – The Babysitting Years.

  6. Beth says:

    The giant insects want 100 grand by nightfall or they say they’ll start pulling off body parts.

  7. Geo says:


  8. Sean says:

    This is what Giant Lightning Bugs do to amuse themselves during the summer in the back yard.

  9. Carol says:

    General Zod and family… 50 years later.

  10. Nick says:

    STOP! Hammer Time!

  11. Jeff says:

    At first glance, I thought Grandma had an abnormally long and twisted left pinkie finger.

  12. apunc1 says:

    all I can see in my head is that elderly couple from the David Lynch film Mulholland Drive *shivers*

  13. rita says:

    Grandpap either looks sad, nostalgic, or just plain confused. I, too, would be all three were I sealed in a jar like that.

  14. Robb says:

    Mime School

  15. willardolson says:


  16. Sarah says:

    LOL “All three were lured in by hard candies.”

    Gotta love the people at AFP.

  17. nomad says:

    Honey…on your way home can you swing by the store and pick up some more Soylent Green? We’re just about out…only have some that’s not quite ripe and some that’s way past the expiration date.

  18. o.O.o says:

    I think that jar of preserves is past it’s expiration date….

  19. Kara says:

    Why are these people smiling? They are about to be eaten.

  20. Ginjar says:

    Honey, I shrunk the kid and your parents too!

  21. adfogg says:

    Hey, Grampa! What’s for supper? Well, I got somethin’ nice tasty in a jar on the counter!

  22. Noodengr says:

    My first thought was the hermatically sealed mayonaise jar under Funk and Wagnals porch
    that Johnny Carson had his Carnak the Invinsible questions. maybe these are the folks
    that came up with the answers.

  23. Bobby says:

    Talk to the hands!

  24. April says:

    lol!! This. is. awesome 🙂

  25. tinala says:

    Is this how aliens store the specimens they collect?

  26. Linda says:

    Why? What? Where? How? This one has questions all over it.

  27. meafind says:

    Is there ANY scent that Yankee Candle won’t turn into a candle to make a buck? What is this one called? Summer Evening Generations?

  28. Dee says:

    still cute

  29. Don says:

    Five? Five what? What are you trying to tell us? Does something happen in five minutes? Do you need five more people in there to set some kind of record? Does it cost $5 to get you all out? Think Don think.

  30. Alan says:

    Maybe that is where the tiny people are stored like the little lady in the rose highlighted last week on AFP.

    • Linda says:

      And, let’s not forget the bride stored in the palm of her new husband’s hand in Awkward Wedding Pics contest… Wait…that would have been too many people to fit in the glass mason jar…

  31. For the love of... says:

    The jaunty driver’s cap puts this masterpiece over the top!

  32. NotHere says:

    FIve. Five dollar footlongs.

    Damn you, Subway!

  33. Mrs Alda says:

    My first two thoughts:
    – The Far Side cartoon about the aliens putting humans in a jar (“Don’t forget to poke holes in the top this time”)

  34. Amanda says:

    Just wondering, were you on vacation somewhere and this was one of their gimmicky photo ops?

    • April says:

      LOL! It was a stand in the mall back in ’92. When we walked by I begged my gma to let me get my pic taken. So, I have one of me by myself then I made them take one with me. How can you say no to a kid in mis-matched neon and dirty high-tops?? Not to mention the poof bangs… I just had to have the poof bangs…

      • Kelly says:

        But neon was sooooo cool, how could you not wear it mismatched? I’m sure I had a similar outfit. lol Cute pic!

  35. MidwesternMom says:

    Fancy! *whistles*

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