September 26th, 2014

K.O. - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is my older sister (by 12 years) and my father. She got boxing gloves for Christmas and thought it would be a good idea to challenge our father. From the picture, you can tell, it wasn’t such a good idea.”

(submitted by Danielle)

70 Responses to “K.O.”

  1. DrakeScott says:

    Always frugal, Dad realized the only way he he could escape paying for braces for Belly’s crooked smile was to take a more aggressive approach to the problem.

  2. Lisa says:

    I won, loser!

  3. Dez says:

    LOL! Oh my! I hope she got him back! hehehe…Great pic!

  4. Spritely says:

    She totally took a dive!

  5. LOL says:

    Ah, the life lessons we fathers teach our daughters like “Never let your guard down honey” LOL

  6. Smartazz says:

    Later in the fight, he bit her ear and spit it out !!!

  7. Julian says:

    This is what cartoons are made from, priceless!

  8. Julia Gulia says:

    “Well that’s why I told you to keep your hands up, Princess!”

  9. Troy says:

    Looks more like he’s reaching to try to catch her.

  10. Aaron says:

    Ahh the 70′s… A simpler time when a man still enjoyed the right to coldcock his daughter.

  11. Greg says:

    This pic is funny. I just came to check out the comments to see the CPS people have a field day with it. I am so surprised and shocked that they let this one go! Happy days! Great surprise!

  12. Jena says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH this killed me. too funny

  13. Shan says:

    I bet he didn’t go easy on her in Monopoly either.

  14. kp says:

    Bocing gloves, or any other punching devices are never a good choice for xmas. We have a story in our family from the year the original soccer boppers hit the market. Adults + soccer boppers result in popped soccer boppers and black eyes.

  15. Lestatdelc says:

    This is mislabeled as a Christmas wish-list. This was a Festivius airing of the grievances moment Polaroid captured for reminiscing.

  16. Tiffani says:

    This is quite possibly the funniest family photo ever. I totally had this happen except I boxed my older brother (by 7 years) to the ground. I think I might have been 9. God, I wish there was a photo commemorating that moment. I’d blow it up to poster size and insist my mom hang in her house.

  17. Candace says:

    I hope she remembers this time when she is picking out his nursing home.

  18. Punchy McGee says:

    Why do dad’s always do things like that?

  19. Rita says:

    ahhhhhhahahahahaha, i’m rolling laughing this is too hilarious!!!!!!

  20. Paulo says:

    Back in the 70′s, my friend’s younger sister was very pretty but very tough. When I was 14 and she was 13 she challenged me to a boxing match in their kitchen. It was not pretty, I got a bloody nose (but sometime later I got a kiss)

  21. Tim says:

    Finish Her!!!!!

    (c) Mortal Kombat 1991

  22. Belly says:

    I never wanted this picture posted it was a private moment with my father that I would never share with the world wide web! You should have known better than to post this. My sister was not even born when this happened!

  23. nolan says:


  24. Dan Brennan says:

    Danielle is it safe to assume you and your sister never challenged Dad to a hockey game?

  25. Kendra says:

    Never again she did she give Dad “the finger”, even when wearing gloves.

  26. Danielle says:

    Both of my sisters received the boxing gloves for Christmas. They asked for them. This picture was taken in 1972, and at the time, my Uncles also lived with us. My sisters wanted the gloves so they could spar with our Uncles. My sister wasn’t hurt at all. Dad wasn’t *swinging* at her, he just pushed her over, and she went down with that wicked awesome look on her face. My Dad was AWESOME.

  27. Sher says:

    Awesome! Don’t mess with the bull if you don’t want the horns!

  28. Margo says:

    So I wanna know if she grew up to be one tough chica or quit right then and there?

  29. MJ says:

    Oh wow! I hope she has forgiven him by now.

  30. Don says:

    “Oh yeah? Well my Dad can whoop me… er I mean my Dad can whoop your Dad!”

  31. Whoa says:

    And down goes Frasier!

  32. katherine eixenberger says:

    Funny, I love this website!

  33. Chad says:

    “A few years later when the boys showed up at the door, Dad was there to meet them with the boxing gloves on his fists.”

  34. Ben says:


  35. Kim Alexander says:

    The 1st rule of fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

  36. mgw says:

    I just hope she returned the favor!

  37. Miss Jane says:

    Ahgad, the look on her face is PRICELESS.

  38. taino sam says:

    Mickie: It’s over Rock!
    Little girl: nuthin is over! Just cut me….

  39. Rick says:

    Um, boxing gloves? Were they on her wish list to Santa, or did Dad have his own wish list? Did she also get a “Heavyweight Barbie” and a side of beef to hang in her bedroom?

  40. NativeBB says:

    I wonder if she is in MMA for women? Training at an early age!!

  41. Nick says:

    Strike 1st, Strike Hard, No Mercy!

  42. Raven says:

    My God… It’s like punchout!

  43. Rebella says:

    Hahahaha, that’s so freakin’ funny!!! Priceless!

  44. tralala says:

    wow.. such a nice father o_0

  45. Tam says:

    Tough love.

  46. KJ says:

    Holy carp…just…holy carp! I bet the boys never messed with her!

  47. Romeo says:

    He just wanted to revive his days of glory.

    • christal says:

      oh my, I laughed so hard on this one, it is great. Kudos for the dad who wanted to show his daughter how to box

  48. Jonathan says:

    Tough love… You must protect yourself at all times kid or Apollo Creed will moida ya!

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