Green Steel

April 18th, 2011

Green Steel - Behind The Awkwardness

“So my Dad’s landlord, who is trying to bring business back to his failing modeling agency (failing probably because he takes photos like this), volunteered to take pictures of my dad and I. He dressed and posed both of us, and this was the result. Oh, his instruction for our facial expression was “Give me stubborn! Give me sassy!”

(submitted by Clarity)

146 Responses to “Green Steel”

  1. Freak says:

    Smokes… im in love L O V E 😀
    (with the girl that is..)

  2. plainbelliedsneetch says:

    If it was just Clarity I’d say it was a great shot. Put looking at the photo before the caption I wanted to yell, “ACK! Lady, look out behind you!”

  3. steph says:

    the landlord “dressed and posed” both of you……that would have been enough to make me run in the opposite direction. Very Awkward!

  4. Marty says:

    Sister, you are gorgeous! If you are not on model mayhem, you should be 🙂

  5. Janny says:

    Let Me IN
    Carol Ann…

    Sorry just got a total Poltergeist 2 vibe

  6. Awesome says:

    I would buy whatever she was modelling….

  7. Lance says:

    Your dads landlord was just wanting some cheesecake photo’s of YOU and included your dad in the photo (whom he can photoshop out later) so the whole thing would seem legit.

    Judging from your dad’s expression I think he is coming to this realization and is getting ready to go medieval on his landlord…

  8. JCH says:

    Clarity has great hair.

  9. Paul says:

    Anybody else think dad looks like Gilligan?

  10. La Comtesse Jamila says:

    definitely love it

  11. emcd says:

    Are we sure this isn’t a poster for “Kill Bill Part 3: Ghost of Bill?”

  12. algonquin says:

    I love that the photographer included the guy wearing white and sitting on the other side of the pool in such a way to make it look as though Charity’s dad has that whole “Angel on my shoulder” thing going. Charity, you are absolutely stunning.

  13. erin sullivan says:

    your dad is GANDALF!

  14. scooter says:

    well “Clarity” you can be stubborn and sassy either way hold on it’s going to be a bumpy ride…Whaaaaahoo

  15. Kyle says:

    So where can we get her digits?

  16. Michele says:

    Is that a one piece romper you are wearing??

  17. Danny says:

    This girl’s hotness totally over shadows the awkwardness.

  18. richard says:

    The father-daughter juxtaposition here is just immeasurably bizarre. That said, Clarity could have a future in modeling (or would, if beautiful women with healthy proportions weren’t automatically excluded – only near-anorexics need apply). But the outfit the “photographer” dressed her in is also awkwardly weird to a disturbing degree.

  19. chiefscribe says:

    Dr. successfully cloned a photo of Betty Page.

  20. Emma says:

    Give me awkward

  21. JimD says:

    That’s actually a very hot picture of the girl. Maybe this photographer does have some hope afterall.

  22. ellie. says:

    Hahahaha, you have a GREAT sense of humour! so does your dad! you look modelly yet irritated, he looks bemused/ready to smack someone. You are really beautiful, by the way.

  23. Alfonso says:

    Clarity beside looks like the villain on a 007 remake, while dad Spencer, (aka the Best Ever) he’s the mastermind behind the whole twisting story~! is this shot actually a Billboard preview~?

    Hope you guys kept the clothes, the green shirt’s already selling on ebay for hundreds of $s but I’m after the Indy hat the only original part in the whole frame 🙂

  24. Clarity says:


  25. G says:

    Definitely THE MOST awkward family photo I’ve ever seen on this blog, and I’ve been following it since it started.

    So, congratulations?

  26. Petros says:

    After the photo the old man knocked out some one-armed push-ups.

  27. Me says:

    The most awkward part to me is the poor grammar. It’s “Dad and ME,” not “Dad and I,” because she and her dad are the objects and not the subjects of the sentence 🙁

  28. Florian says:

    I’m saving this one.

  29. Paul says:

    ‘Why, yes, being a groundskeeper at Star Fleet does have its perks.’

  30. steve says:

    I’m pretty sure thats Hugh Hefner and Barbi Benton.

  31. Alan says:

    She felt old age creeping up on her.

  32. Jean says:

    This is hysterical. Your Dad looks like he wishes he were almost anywhere but where he is.
    Good thing his landlord has that Landlord thing to fall back on just IN CASE his modeling agency doesn’t take off.

  33. Kathy says:

    oh my!! It’s wrong is so many ways!

  34. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed says:


  35. Ken G. says:

    Why would you even agree to have the picture taken?? When asked to pose this way with YOUR DAD why wouldn’t you just say ‘HELL NO!!’ Not a whole lot of “Clarity” there, is there?

  36. Katie says:

    Cute hair, Clarity!

  37. Maureen says:

    Dad looks like he is trying to kill the photographer with his eyes so I’m guessing he’s “sassy.”

  38. Shaun says:

    And why, exactly, did you agree to do this???

  39. Awkward says:

    At least you were hot in the picture!

  40. david says:

    works for me

  41. Kathy says:

    Wow . . . this makes me uncomfortable. Is the landlord really trying to attract more models, or more old men?

  42. bowers says:

    Yes, your dad is awesome looking and I wish I had his shirt even though the photog made him look like a dirty old man.

  43. S Duck says:

    It’s actually kind of an interesting photo, if I didn’t know it was a father and daughter. It’s the kind of picture I’d expect to see in Rolling Stone magazine, next to a feature article about an eccentric Hunter Thompsonesque character who lives in the desert, writes seedy crime novels, and lives with his much younger nurse/assistant/trophy wife.

  44. christian morelli says:

    disturbing or not…she’s f****** HOT!!

  45. cathy says:

    You have a good sense of humor! You’re dad looks pretty cool, too!

    • Loon says:

      I agree … knowing the story behind the photo, I think it’s a cool photo that you and your dad will laugh over for years to come! I think you are an adorable father/daughter pair and you’d both be a lot of fun to know. And good sports too, to humor your landlord!

  46. Renee says:

    This is just….why would you pose like that in front of your dad?! Bizarre!

  47. D says:

    I’m not quite sure…which one is stubborn and which one is sassy?

  48. Pamela says:

    So which one was stubborn and which one was sassy??? 😉

  49. Jeff says:

    Give me Poltergeist 2

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