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The 13 Strangest Board Games Ever

The 13 Strangest Board Games Ever - Awkward Galleries

Our friends at Flashbak compiled this list of the most peculiar board games and we thought it was too good not to share.

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In Awkward Galleries • April 5th, 2017 • Comments Off on The 13 Strangest Board Games Ever

Photographer Inserts Old Photos Into Popular Destinations

Photographer Inserts Old Photos Into Popular Destinations - Awkward Galleries

When traveling, photographer, Kamal Bagirli, visits places where historical photographs were taken and juxtaposes them with present day images. The result is a beautiful and moving bridge between past and present.

More info: Instagram

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In Awkward Galleries • April 4th, 2017 • Comments Off on Photographer Inserts Old Photos Into Popular Destinations

The Legend Of Zelda

The Legend Of Zelda - Awkward Galleries

Thank goodness for our friends at Flashbak for exposing fascinating photo collections like this. We encourage everyone to check out their site… you won’t be disappointed.

In 1954, Krystal Company presented a breezy educational film detailing how staff at its Krystal restaurants should behave and dress. Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on October 24 1932, Krystal was keen to embrace the staff, aka  ‘The Krystal Family’, and have them do things ‘the Krystal way’. This was ‘The Counter Code’.

Zelda, who we see in the lead photo, was breaking rules. Tutored in the Krystal way to ‘act natural’, she soon stowed her cigarette, set her disagreeable eyebrows free and her unblinking gaze on producing the great American burger; fighting the good fight against salmonella and starvation. Zelda’s not smiling in the portrait because she’s not sure about cameras and the kind of men who operate them and process amateur film in their home basement darkrooms. But she’s a happy girl and ready to serve.
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In Awkward Galleries • April 3rd, 2017 • Comments Off on The Legend Of Zelda

10+ Articles Of Clothing We’d Like To Bring Back (Add Yours)

10+ Articles Of Clothing We’d Like To Bring Back (Add Yours) - Awkward Galleries

Some things never go out of style. And some definitely do, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bring them back. Here at Awkward Family Photos, we often see unique articles of clothing and so we decided to compile of list of our favorites. Let us know what you think or if you have any to add!

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In Awkward Galleries • April 1st, 2017 • Comments Off on 10+ Articles Of Clothing We’d Like To Bring Back (Add Yours)

An AFP-Style Engagement Shoot

An AFP-Style Engagement Shoot - Awkward Galleries

When a couples take engagement photos, often their attempt to make something memorable falls short–something we’ve featured dozens of times here at AFP. And when couple Caitlyn Campbell and Andrew Tucker recently got engaged, they took inspiration from our awkward engagement photo motif and decided to do an intentionally awkward engagement photoshoot.

Caitlyn and Andrew approached photographer Zoee Davis of Evergreen Film Co. with their idea, and Davis was thrilled to try something fun and unusual.

The duo definitely came prepared to bring the awkwardness. Caitlyn wore a green turtleneck-flower vest combo, while he rocked some Dad Jorts, which automatically increase any photos awkwardness by 30%. (It’s science.)

Below, check out a gallery of Caitlyn and Andrew’s efforts. We love the results, and we wish them the best!

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In Awkward Galleries • March 31st, 2017 • Comments Off on An AFP-Style Engagement Shoot

Ancient Hipstery

Ancient Hipstery - Awkward Galleries

Going to a museum and looking at ancient works of art can be a great way to connect with the distant past and the people who lived it. But for French artist Leo Caillard, classical statues made him think of one thing: hipsters.

It was during a 2012 trip to the Louvre when inspiration struck. The statues were already posed in positions resembling modern fashion models, so it wasn’t much of a leap to imagine them dressed in today’s hipster-approved finery.

“I chose to modernize the statues because they represent iconic people, gods and famous people from that period of time.” As he told NBC News. “And as soon as I dressed them up, they suddenly became … a regular cool guy that you could see anytime in the street.”

(We’re with him, although in our experience, few hipsters are as ripped as a Greek statue.)

In case you were wondering how he managed to convince the Louvre to let him dress up priceless antiquities, he didn’t; he photographed the statues and digitally added the clothes in Photoshop. Which is impressive, considering how real they look.

Check out this gallery of statues-turned-hipsters, and accompanying hipster jokes, below:

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In Awkward Galleries • March 29th, 2017 • Comments Off on Ancient Hipstery

Mom Tweets Daughter’s Funny Observations

Mom Tweets Daughter’s Funny Observations - Awkward Galleries

Kelly Oxford is a Twitter power user, a screenwriter, a New York Times bestselling author. She’s also mother of a 7-year-old whose wit gives Mom a run for her money. Her daughter, 7-year-old Bea, is just beginning to figure out how the world works, and seemingly every day offers a new opportunity to ask Mom about life or to offer her own unique take on all kinds of topics.

Check out this selection of Bea-isms below and you’ll find her to be a smart, quirky, and funny young lady. And if you enjoy Kelly and Bea’s sense of humor, make sure to follow them on Twitter!

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In Awkward Galleries • March 24th, 2017 • Comments Off on Mom Tweets Daughter’s Funny Observations
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