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15+ Awkward Men’s Fashion Ads From The 70’s

15+ Awkward Men’s Fashion Ads From The 70’s - Awkward Galleries

If you want to relate to people who lived in a different time than you, probably the worst thing you can do is look at the clothes they wore. And nothing makes us go, “What were they thinking?!” quite like the cl0thing of the 1970’s. Bell bottoms and platform shoes. Wide collars and scarves. Loud patterns, and fabrics that will last longer than styrofoam. It all looks so different from what most of us wear today, and it usually doesn’t look comfortable–even in men’s clothing ads, which were purportedly trying to entice people into buying the clothes!

Today, thanks to Sad and Useless, we’ve got a gallery of the oddest men’s fashion ads from the 1970’s. It’s recommended you only view a few of these at a time to avoid Funkiness Overload.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 23rd, 2017 • Add A Comment »

In-Laws Confessed When They Knew Their Kids’ Marriage Was Doomed

In-Laws Confessed When They Knew Their Kids’ Marriage Was Doomed - Awkward Galleries

The day your child (or any family member) walks down the aisle is a happy one–or, at least it’s supposed to be. With so many marriages ending in a split, it’s no surprise that the families could see the warning signs from the outset. When relatives of doomed couples were asked in a recent Reddit thread if they could spot any of these warning signs, they dished. These aren’t mere gut feelings that their loved one was making a mistake; these are big, bright red flags flapping in the wind, with a loudspeaker blaring “THIS IS A RED FLAG” next to them, obvious to everyone BUT the newlyweds. Enjoy the gallery below.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 19th, 2017 • 2 Comments »

10+ Gospel Family Albums From The 1970’s

10+ Gospel Family Albums From The 1970’s - Awkward Galleries

You’ve heard the expression “The family that prays together, stays together.” Well, for some families, that’s not enough–they form a band together and professionally release music under a Christian record label. Thanks to our friends at Flashbak, you can check out these forgotten family gospel albums from the 1970’s.

The album covers don’t aim for much creativity. Just a straightforward photo of the family, usually in matching polyester outfits, trying to convey wholesomeness and godliness and looking super awkward while doing it.
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In Awkward Galleries • January 17th, 2017 • 3 Comments »

Mom Recreates Celebrity Parents’ Photos And It’s Totally Hilarious

Mom Recreates Celebrity Parents’ Photos And It’s Totally Hilarious - Awkward Galleries

Celebrity moms Instagramming their day-to-day parenting triumphs is its own industry, but Australian comedian Celeste Barber prefers a more realistic approach. She’s the creator of an Instagram account that parodies celebrity parenting photos, and she’s amassed over a million followers.

As a mother of two sons under the age of six, and two teenage stepdaughters, Barber is no stranger to the struggles of parenting, and she knows how to find humor in it. “I just wanted to make people laugh,” she said. “I hope mums get a laugh out of my stuff while doing the washing, cooking dinner, helping with homework, satisfying partners and necking a cleanskin.”

(If you’re not familiar with Aussie slang, “necking a cleanskin” means drinking cheap wine straight from the bottle.)

Check out the gallery below.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 17th, 2017 • Add A Comment »

15+ Odd And Overly Specific 20th Century Non-Fiction Books

15+ Odd And Overly Specific 20th Century Non-Fiction Books - Awkward Galleries

Our friends at Flashbak have struck again, this time combing the nation’s libraries and compiling a list of the weirdest non-fiction they could find. The tomes range from obscure hobbies to technical manuals to political manifestos to just plain bizarre. We’re left wondering who would possibly think to write these books, who would publish them, and who would ever check them out of the library. It turns out there really is a book for everything.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 17th, 2017 • 3 Comments »

Shoes Make The Man

Shoes Make The Man - Awkward Galleries

How many pairs of shoes do you own? If you’re like 99.9% of the population, it’s fewer than this man, whose shoe collection rivals that of Imelda Marcos. To this day he remains an enigma. We don’t know his name, where he lives, how much he spends on shoes, or how many rooms in his house are dedicated solely to footwear storage. But we do know this: he knows his personal style and rocks it to perfection.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 16th, 2017 • 1 Comment »

Guy Hides Marriage Proposal In Every Photo With Girlfriend For Months

Guy Hides Marriage Proposal In Every Photo With Girlfriend For Months - Awkward Galleries

This may be the most dedicated marriage proposal we’ve come across. When Ray Smith, from Grimsby UK, decided it was time to pop the question to his pregnant girlfriend Claire, he decided to opt for the long game. For the next five months, Ray strove to take a photo with Claire every day, and each time he snuck in the words “Will you marry me?” The photos totaled 148, and she never found out.

“I searched online for unusual proposals and I saw ideas like flash mobs and that sort of thing,” Smith said. “So I decided to come up with my own idea to take a picture every day for five months.” Claire’s response? “I was totally surprised, but in hindsight it’s exactly the kind of thing he does…I said yes straight away, I didn’t need to think about it.”

You can check out the full gallery below.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 16th, 2017 • 1 Comment »
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