The Remix

August 27th, 2011

The Remix - Family Portrait

A rare glimpse at what a meeting between the Civil War Era, Pacific Islanders, and a Hot Dog On A Stick employee would have looked like.

(submitted by Nancy)

79 Responses to “The Remix”

  1. J4155 says:

    Who in this pic said, “I HAVE AN IDEA!!!???
    Someone agreed, too.
    Kamehameha is laughing in his grave.

  2. Brigitte says:

    I think this might be this family’s tribute to the movie “Hawaii”, which had native islanders, including the chief in a yellow & red headdress, and a missionary’s wife (Julie Andrews) and a British naval captain (Richard Harris). Look up the movie. . .wow, amazing work going into a family photo!

  3. Pipergirl says:

    Who else did Bill and Ted pick up on their Excellent Adventure?

  4. Emily says:

    The caption is what really got me. Love it!

  5. wroena says:

    Oh my. This has got to be at the head of the Hall of Fame!! So wrong, so right, so fabulous!!

  6. Kaiti says:

    Wild Wild West meets Johnny Tsunami

  7. Mary says:

    I love this photo on so many levels.

  8. Kim says:

    This is the best photo I have ever seen! I cannot stop laughing!
    Please someone find out the backstory!

    • Kristin says:

      I know this family! We grew up a few doors down from them! I just asked the oldest (red and yellow headdress) about it! Haha! This is wonderful… I would have to assume that it has something to do with the Hawaiian theme people are talking about! So shocking to look on AFP and realize that you know them! haha

  9. Tracie says:

    Nope, I’m living on Oahu right now and I have to positively say that these people represent the time period of the military takeover of Hawaii by the United States. I mean, too bad they have a real reason to dress this way right? I just can’t figure out where they got this photo taken – not the Iolani Palace or the Bishop Museum. Oh what about the Missionary Houses museum?

  10. spiffman says:

    Hall of Fame. Now.
    And Nancy! Nancy! Where are you!? Tell us the story!

  11. Diddleymaz says:

    I notice that folks who know have said the red/yellow headress is a hawaian one but thought it looked a bit like a Tibetan one, red and yellow are there colours and some of the guys around the Dalai Llama definatley have headdresses like that. But I suppose the colonial take over of the independent kingdom of Hawaii by the USA would fit. And after all who needs genuine Hawaiians?

  12. Evan says:

    And not a coconut bra in the bunch.

  13. CJ says:

    An antebellum “Catain and Tennile” meet the McCast of “Lilo and Stitch,” and to think that this was the best idea someone had that day!

  14. Penny Diamond says:

    Totally unnatural and totally amazing in a wonderfully hideous way. The rug and the background only add more question marks.

  15. HRHQueenVal says:


  16. It's me! Dee! says:

    You gotta love Grandma in the Tahitian princess get-up. You just KNOW this was so her idea!

  17. Kansas Fan says:

    Alright. This one wins the for all eternity. My goodness. AFP Rules!

  18. Claudia says:

    Mommy make it stop! Mommy make it stop!

  19. JS says:

    It’s so wrong wrong wrong – WHO thought it would be a good idea to shoot this photo on an oriental-style rug???!!!

  20. PugMom says:

    The only thought that came to my head was “Just Damn!”
    The fact that the adults got those young guys to actually pose in that picture for posterity’s sake has scrambled my thought process.

    Just Damn!

    • Karla says:

      LOL! Can’t believe the boys went along w/ it unless they were somehow threatened. Teens are usually so self conscious…

  21. Halrod says:

    One of them had to have the idea for this paticular photo…. Which one? Yhe only two smiling??

  22. Lisa Shafer says:

    Wait. Let me guess. They were all in a community theatre group doing “South Pacific Meets Song Of The South,” right?
    Or maybe not.

  23. Amy says:

    Allow me to explain the situation in interpretive dance.

  24. Melissa says:

    That’s just… I mean, it’s… er… um…. whew… wow.

  25. Laughin says:

    Are the males of this, ahhh, tribe capable of smiling????

  26. Doe says:

    After General Sherman took Polynesia.

  27. Susan says:

    I don’t even know where to start…….

  28. JS says:

    I am speechless. I am without speech. Utterly, completely, unequivocably, undoubtedly without any speech whatsoever.

  29. Pat says:

    I think the two are “missionaries” and the others are the “Hawaiians”. The red/yellow hat is actually a representation of ancient Ali’i feather headdresses.

  30. yokozbornak says:

    Frank told them no one would understand that their costumes represented colonialism on the Pacific Islands, but grandma was determined.

  31. Michelle says:

    I can’t stop looking and laughing! Hilarious!

  32. ScoutC says:

    Maybe they are missionaries and like to keep it “old school.” Or maybe they are descendants of Mr. Christian of The Bounty.

  33. Me says:

    I love the general state of speechlessness! This may be a first on this site!

  34. BobBobberson says:

    I see nothing wrong with this whatsoever.

  35. Keilani says:

    The guy in the back is supposed to alii (royalty). I don’t know if this is supposed to represent when the missionaries came to Hawaii or not but it’s uh…’conversational!’

  36. justme says:

    What the….

  37. jomomma says:

    I FREAKIN’ LOVE this photo!!!

  38. Kootie says:

    when East meets West, maybe? i’m really confused…

  39. Wombat Girl says:

    It is a moral imperative that we get the back story on this little delicacy

  40. Jean says:


  41. meri says:

    This is so excellent! I wish this one had a video instead of just a photo!

  42. Cara says:

    They must’ve been to some sort of historic Hawaii souvenir photo booth. . . those haole cruise ship tourists will spend money anything. . .

  43. Aaron says:

    Looks like some sort of bizarre Japanese Steam Punk anime still!

  44. Kim says:

    I Really hope this was on Halloween and they got some candy out of this! woooooo! =oD

  45. Ajones says:


    Why in the world?

    I mean-

    How could that EVER be a good idea?

  46. infinitychick says:

    oh my damn…

  47. peg says:

    PLEASE let this be a Halloween souvenir….

  48. Heather says:

    Just, what the heck?!

  49. Lori says:

    This is what the inside of a person with multiple personality disorder looks like!

    • Frank says:

      I think this is clearly a family that could not agree on what theme to dress up as for the picture, so since both sides was at odds with each other, they did both.

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