Grand Entrance

September 13th, 2011

Grand Entrance - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

He was looking for a little more pizzaz.

(submitted by Brian)

79 Responses to “Grand Entrance”

  1. S B says:

    He’s wondering if there’s beer on the sun.

  2. Lesley Lawson says:

    He should have used jazz hands.

  3. Amy says:

    This man did not WANT to be MacGyver, he believed he’s WAS MacGyver…

  4. sky says:

    I really hope this picture wasn’t taken by a *professional* photographer, who should know not to include decorations that reflect light like that.

  5. my name is knope says:

    What?!?!? No ‘young Ron Swanson’ comments?

  6. IndianaX says:

    Susie!!! Your prom date’s here.

    Did he bring a delicious bass?

  7. different chris says:

    Mr. Rowsdower briefly taught shop in Milwaukee before moving back to Saskatchewan.

  8. Jay says:

    MacGyver’s retirement definitely was not going as planned… or was it?!?

  9. Pythonette says:


  10. Douglas Love says:

    Well, at least he’s clean.

  11. Pipergirl says:

    This would make a wonderful album cover or calendar shot!

  12. Donna says:

    Don’t tell me you all didn’t know that a hunting vest is the menswear equivelent of the ‘little black dress’? Dress it up or dress it down. Here is a fine example of how to dress it up. Just had business shirt, tie and trousers and voila! You too can go from the hunting field to wedding guest!

  13. tishwishes says:

    yes fishing vest, my dad wears these daily. I always wondered why until I picked one up to move it one day and realized how heavy it was. It dawned on me that it was a man purse in disguise.

  14. lovemypita says:

    Did anybody look beyond the rest of the akwardness to see the legs of the lighting stands in the lower corners?

    • drpepper says:

      oooh awkward! or maybe this was the “proof” and not the ‘finished’ photo (ie photo would edit equipment stands out when he got paid more??)??

  15. Donna says:

    The hunting vest = the little black dress of mens attire. This is how you dress it up for the more formal affair.

  16. xxj says:

    Ah, makes a niece* proud, huh?

    *niece = me

  17. Alan says:

    Deer in headlights.

  18. Sarah Best says:

    Bachelor Three, come out from the wings!

  19. Randori says:

    Clearly this is the annual Elk’s lodge fall hunting ball. Note the autumn leaves, the first hint of snow, the deer in the headlights stare……

  20. CB says:

    WWWWWOW. I needn’t say more.

  21. Joyce says:

    I think he included the icicles and the leaf garlands to coordinate with the vest. You know, “outdoorsy”. Either way, he is fabulous!

  22. Golly Gee says:

    Glad the formal tie with the informal vest did not catch on as a fashion trend

  23. Yvonne says:

    Women are drawn to the rugged outdoors type! I can just see him whipping out dating props … bottle of Mad Dog, flowers, candles, matches, condoms …

  24. Mad Hatter says:

    It’s a dual use outfit. You can spend the day in middle management, then fly fish at your favorite stream after work.

    Also, notice the collar on the vest, it looks like a “Members Only” jacket turned into a vest. I’ve never seen a vest like that with a collar.

  25. What a natural pose, one leg slightly in front of the other with a slightly bent knee. One hand in pocket with the other hanging every so carefully… just trying to focus on the positives here.

  26. Why yes my favorite drummer is Rock Allen from Def Leppard…

  27. kathague says:

    whats he’s gots in all those poceketsess?

  28. Amy says:

    Cutting him off at the feet just adds that extra special bit of awkwardness!

  29. Tammy says:

    It must be the guy from the Christmas photo before this pic. Years later, he tries to make his own fashion statement but, after his wife dressed him for so long, he just wasn’t sure how to do it…

  30. April says:

    I totally had a first date with a guy who wore a vest just like this! There was no second date….

  31. biggord says:

    looks like a fishing vest to me

  32. Amy says:

    That is a test shot.

  33. Candy says:

    Could the vest actually be a vest worn by a photographer and THIS guy was the photographer that decided to take a “practice” shot of himself?

    Eh, I got nothing.

  34. GLC says:

    HEY! My eyes are up here!

  35. jillian says:

    A chaperone at a high school dance? …Wearing a hunting vest. Nice hip pop and one knee bend.

  36. UTTexas says:

    Owner of a flyfishing store had to chaperone a school dance?

  37. EM says:

    The super high-waisted pants and the right hand in the pocket definitely make this photo extra awkward.

    • jc says:

      I was thinking that if any piece of this outfit were any other color, it would have provided all the pizzaz a guy could hope for from his clothes.

  38. TipToeDude says:

    …and so were we.

  39. steph says:

    Where o’ where do we start. Thank you for sharing Brian. This is priceless.

  40. Biribi says:

    The vest…….!!! What is that, the Bait and Tackle Gala??? XD

  41. Steph says:

    I personally love that he was all dressed in shirt and tie and then decided to go back and add a hunting vest.

  42. JS says:

    Wow … Dude looks mega-relaxed amidst all that pomp and circumstance. Obviously very comfortable in his own skin. Perhaps he’s accustomed to dealing with the paparazzi. In any event …. nothing more “hubba hubba” than a confident guy! Wink-wink!

  43. Lisa Shafer says:

    Okay, whose bright idea was it to put up both glittery “autumn leaves” and sparkly “winter icicles” at the same time? Even without the slightly clueless expression on the guy’s face, this photo would be awkward just from the decorations alone.

    • D says:

      Maybe it was the “Four Seasons Ball”? *grasping at straws*

    • BytchEPoo says:

      thank you! Everyone has been so focused on the vest but I can’t get past the absolutely horrible decorations!! I couldn’t even make out that they were autumn leaves. My HS dances had better picture props in rural KY!

  44. Alyona says:

    Fishing vest.. interesting choice..

  45. JeffL says:

    The light-stand legs MAKE this shot! Fantastic.

  46. Drew says:

    I love the Mullstache

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