The pencil is mightier than the sword, that is, if you can pick it up.
(submitted by Laura)
I had those pants!!
I used to own those tights!!! And it wasn’t the ’80s either! It was 1998 lol.
I honestly think I know that girl- and I am kinda jealous of her leggings…….
She was pencil thin. So was her date.
“Honey, I shrunk Grandma!”
As a child of the 90′s, I acknowledge that this is awkward, but I cant help but love it. I had a dozen outfits just like that one.
…I have that same giant pencil at my house.
So do I! Everyone who sees it has pencil envy.
Woah, so it is a real pencil! And here’s me thinking they had really good photoshop skills for the 90′s.
Not the worst photo, in my opinionation
Looks like an eraser on one end of the pencil and the other end of the girl.
I would just like to say that this girl is not only the most beautiful girl in the world today, but she is also the 2nd nicest girl in the world. This pencil picture really built some character.
It’s so you can write “geeky” really big.
Personally, I ONLY use Ticonderoga pencils, so this was a good choice.
Oh my…I had those glasses and a slightly longer version of that haircut. I guess I should be searching for awkward pictures out of my own collection.
The third grade version of a caber toss…
Kind of reminds me of Ramona Quimby…
What amazes me is her smile! Kids tolerate so much with such good cheer. Then they become teenagers.
I lvoe this picture I think it’s really cute!
I would hate to see the sharpener for this pencil or be the person who has to clean up the shavings! And ugh, 80′s/90′s stretch pants in print: the most awkward of them all.
This child needs a good meal.
This could be a picture of me in 3rd grade. Oh the memories….
It’s Kimmy Gibbler meets scantron
aww…even her little fingers look awkward. Poor kid….
I find this picture highly evocative and reminiscent of an awkward childhood. The portrait studio really should be ashamed of itself. The poor girl looks like Bambi on ice in that photo, and the studio completely exploited that by taking a full body shot and surrounding her in a vast white space with a giant pencil to scale her. Seriously, could they make her look more diminutive?! How about placing a giant foot next to her to make her look even more minuscule? I really feel for her, though I’m sure she grew into a lovely and proportionate adult.
Wow, the epitome of 80′s fashion… The hair, the glasses, the oversize sweater, the flowery leggings, legwarmers, loafers………. Teal colour of course…….. Just wow. Does she still follow fashion that way, with every single fad layered one upon the other to the point of saturation?
You think this is a good picture, you should see her trading card
Yeah…after reading the headline I was expecting something even more disturbing.
me too!! I was almost scared to click the link
Me too, actually….me 2.
It is a big #2
After this shot was taken,she turned the pencil around & dragged it off….well,you have to draw the line somewhere.
A little write in the loafers.
A Dixon Ticonderoga–the Cadillac of pencils!
I guess she erased the background.
Actually, that’s a normal size pencil – she’s just a very tiny girl.
Awww. I’m not laughing at this one so much as I’m hoping she turned out really cool.
I know this girl because she is my girlfriend and she is a 10. And pretty much the coolest girl on earth.
Her haircut was termed “the wedge” by her classmates and her nickname was “fro-girl.” Once, a waitress asked her sister if she wanted a Shirley Temple; she asked Allison if she wanted a Roy Rogers, to which her mother replied, “Oh… she is a girl.”
We need one of those yesterday-and-today posts. But you and she would have to find a really big pencil.
David-that’s so sweet, you obviously really love her. What a lovely thing to say.
awkward in a cute sort of way
When I was learning math in the 4th grade, I needed an eraser that big for a regular size pencil.
She was determined not to lose this pencil, as the last one was placed behind her ear and swallowed by a tuft of hair.
“And the ‘Fourth Grade Nothing Award’ goes to….”
Ah, she is so cute. She looks like a Little. oh guess I am the only one who remembers vague 1980′s cartoons.
“The Littles” were a series of BOOKS prior to being a cartoon. I read them to my kids. Sad to say, my daughter also had one of these goofy hair-do’s and over-sized eyeglasses. But, she has forgiven us.
I bet the school janitor hates her classroom. One tiny mistake on a math question and he’ll be sweeping for hours.
Haha, that made me giggle
Win! Win! Win!
I don’t know what’s scarier-the pencil or the hair!
it’s the flowered leggings and socks
Don’t forget the loafers!
As a child of the 80′s/90′s I too have those pants (mine were stirrups). Oh the inhumanity…
Which one is the pencil?
Is there a POINT to this posing? =)
DAMMIT! The instructions SPECIFICALLY said TWO number two pencils!
As if she needed the GIANT pencil to look MORE awkward. LOL Poor thing!
the only way they could get thumbalina’s little sister, pikielina, to take pictures.
Poor awkward ’80s or early ’90s girl! I hope things turned out OK for her. She looks so vulnerable, with her long, spindly legs insufficiently covered by the big sweater.
bless her little awkward soul! i want to scoop her up and take her to the present where she is grown up and can pick her own clothes (and props)!
The unfortunate result of being sick on picture day in fourth grade.
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