Behind The Awkwardness

Guess Who Came To Dinner

funny grandparents picture

“This photo was from a period in my life my family inappropriately calls “The Chernobyl Years” (to describe the awkward phase of re-growth after all my hair fell out when I was about three.) ┬áIt was taken at home, but I have absolutely no idea who the guy is. I asked my parents and other members of my family and no one can identify him. Clearly, he whispered something terrifying into my ear and it made my eyebrows fall off and turned my hand into a dead house spider.”

(submitted by Lindsay)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 3rd, 2015 • 6 Comments »

Burn It Like Beckham

funny soccer picture, on fire

“It was travel soccer that year and a family photographer thought the flame was a good idea.”

(submitted by Elliot)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 2nd, 2015 • 1 Comment »

Killer Clown

creepy clown picture

“Circa 1990, I was in first grade and I came down with a stomach flu. My Mom had purchased tickets to take my brother and I to the circus before I fell ill. The night we went ended up being the best I’d felt in days, but she probably shouldn’t have taken me. We get there, it’s fun, we’re watching everything. Then she wants a refreshment so we go up to the beverage stand and see this jolly killer clown posing for professional photos. My Mom asked us if we wanted our photo taken and between my 3-year-old brother and my flu-induced stoicism, she took that for an affirmative response. You can see our shear discomfort, I wouldn’t call it “terror” because no one is crying. But I think we knew that if we made a wrong move during that photo, we’d be put into cocoons to be harvested and eaten at a later time.

Bonus- after we returned to our seats, I dry heaved repeatedly (I’d eaten some orange circus peanuts) in the aisle way of the arena, to the sheer HORROR of the patrons behind us. That is when we left.”

(submitted by Chelsea)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 1st, 2015 • 3 Comments »

Lonebrow

funny school picture

“My 5th grade school picture. No one realized until today that I had one eyebrow shaved off. I think it was my sister who shaved it off.”

(submitted by tehanthomas)

In Behind The Awkwardness • January 30th, 2015 • 1 Comment »

Drunk In Love

funny couple picture

“They are still in love now as they were 40 years ago (and probably just as drunk). Here’s proof.”

(submitted by Cindy)

In Behind The Awkwardness • January 30th, 2015 • 3 Comments »
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