Only an American would be cocky enough to attempt a back-of-the-handshelf.
(submitted by Thomas)
This photo was done at a portrait studio located inside of a Wal-Mart…where most of the photographers were awkward
USA and their over use of that damn flag, it’s so beyond patriotism, it’s more like national insecurity :/
So I proudly hand-shelf next to her and defend her still today…cuz there ain’t no don’t I love this land…..God bless the USA!
Is she General Patton’s mother?
I cannot place her but I swear I know this woman!!
You have seen my picture……… Dismissed!
Could be a lot worse people… At least she’s fully clothed and there are no strategically placed cats.
The hair is probably more awkward to me than the pose. Although, honestly, an older adult woman with a severe haircut leaning in to a playful, childish position….in front of the flag no less….well yeah it’s all pretty bad
My thoughts exactly!
Am I the only one fascinated by her eyebrows? They are like tiny little dove’s wings…
No you are not the only person, it was the first thing I noticed.
HYSTERICAL!!!! Funniest. Comment. Ever.
seriously…I spit iced tea on my computer and completely laughed out loud and lost it when I read the “little dove’s wings” comment~!! It does win the Funniest Comment Ever award!!!
Crap! I knew I was leaving something out of my “list of things that make this awkward” (a few comments up). You are right! And funny, too!
no. that was the one thing that captured me too.
I really love this one. The comments are hilarious!
Note the awkward fuzz on her left shoulder…presumably from the white shag carpeting she is leaning upon.
Meh. I honestly do not think this picture is awkward.
A 50ish adult woman + getting a professional portrait done alone + getting one done with an American flag background +in a pose usually reserved for infants who cannot sit unsupported + a backward handshelf = VERY AWKWARD INDEED!!!
Nope, I still don’t find it awkward. It’s a little funny, but her age, the fact that she is getting the picture taken alone (I don’t understand how that qualifies as awkward at all, and it’s possible that she was with people in other shots taken that day), the fact that the background is a flag, and the pose, don’t add up to awkward for me.
Awkwardness, for me, is relative. There are extremely awkward portraits on this site that set the awkward-bar pretty high, and because of those portraits, this one just doesn’t seem awkward to me.
Wow. I’m amazed someone could find that pose natural.
I didn’t say that I thought it was natural, I said that I don’t find it awkward. There is a difference.
If it’s not natural, it’s unnatural, and if it’s unnatural, it’s awkward.
Hmmmm – no.
If fully grown, adult American citizens are neither physically strong enough to hold their heads up without the assistance of a hand-shelf nor psychologically strong enough to tell a photographer who suggests such a pose, “Hell, no!” then we are in BIG trouble.
Ha ha ha, love this. It’s even worse if they actually think it’s a great idea…!
Duck hands are the foundation of this great nation.
And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. . .to pose awkwardly in front of the American flag.
I thought a salute was nearer the forehead region… tee-hee… not under the chin…
Now THAT would have made the picture! A salute!
i thought this was a pose they only made infants do when they’re not strong enough to sit up…
American exceptionalism at its finest. Take THAT, terrorists!
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