Last Action Heroes

Last Action Heroes - Photos

“I’m on the right my brother is on the left. It was the middle 80s. All I can say is I fully hold Stallone and Van Damme responsible for this. We tried. We failed. Miserably.”

(submitted by Edward)

In Siblings • March 6th, 2017 • Comments Off on Last Action Heroes

Grandpa’s Birthday Blowouts

Grandpa’s Birthday Blowouts - Awkward Galleries

A birthday is always a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care about them, no matter how old they are. After the recent passing of his grandfather, at the age of 102 (!), Reddit user Kittynana decided to share photos from his grandfather’s past six birthday. Each year, starting with birthday #97, Kittynana and his family picked a theme to celebrate Grandpa’s big day, and went all-out to make it a special one. Each theme involves one of Grandpa’s interests, from sports to heritage to his favorite TV show, and it looks like Grandpa had a blast. We should all be so lucky to get birthday celebrations as fun as this.

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In Awkward Galleries • March 6th, 2017 • Comments Off on Grandpa’s Birthday Blowouts


Destiny - Co-Workers & Teams

“Our IT guy sent us a picture of him in his youth. Some people are destined.”

(via source)

In Co-Workers & Teams • March 6th, 2017 • Comments Off on Destiny

Eight Years Of Futility

Eight Years Of Futility - Awkward Galleries

“Every Thanksgiving my cousin challenges me to a game of checkers. I’ve been documenting her defeat for the past eight years.”

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In Awkward Galleries • March 6th, 2017 • 1 Comment »

Dad Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Find Son A Wife

Dad Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Find Son A Wife - News That Makes Us Feel Awkward

If you’ve ever griped about your parents meddling in your life, this story will keep things in perspective.

Baron Brooks is 48 years old, single, and childless. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and owns a two health food stores. Like many of us, he wants to share his life with someone special. Also like many of us, his parent wants the same for him. But UNlike many of us, his father, Arthur, was willing to take out a full-page personal ad for his son in the newspaper. Without Baron’s knowledge or consent.

No, this isn’t a synopsis of an Everybody Loves Raymond episode. This is real.

The ad, helpfully adorned with roses, cost $900 and covers Baron’s requirements for a potential mate: she must be pretty, between the ages of 34 and 38, on the shorter side, (Baron is 5’5″), politically conservative, and above all, willing to go along with all of this. (That last one is implied.) Potential partners are asked to travel to a resort in Idaho, where Arthur will screen them and sign off on them before the dates happen.

Why Idaho? Arthur had just vacationed there and thought the state’s more conservative vibe would be a match for his son’s sensibility.

When Baron found out what Arthur had done, he was rightfully embarrassed. Arthur is 78 and really wants grandchildren. (No kidding.) Baron described his dad as “nuts.” Also “neurotic,” “passive-aggressive” and without boundaries, comparing him to Larry David’s character in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sounds about right.

Oh, also, Arthur’s profession is breeding thoroughbred racing horses. That has to be the worst example of a failure to separate work life from home life OF ALL TIME.

In the end, Baron decided to have a positive outlook about the whole thing. There was no putting the genie back in the bottle, so he agreed to go on the dates–the ad wound up getting about a dozen replies, which somehow isn’t surprising.

There haven’t been any updates on Baron’s status since the ad went up, so it sounds like he has yet to find love. We wish him luck. And we heartily recommend he try Tinder next time.


(via source)

In News That Makes Us Feel Awkward • March 3rd, 2017 • Comments Off on Dad Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Find Son A Wife

Ramble On

Ramble On - Dad

“I’m on the left, next to my mom, my step-dad, and my sister. We’re at my mother’s family reunion. My step-dad was mad that he was being forced to go, so he got rip-roaring drunk before we went. My mom was trying desperately to maintain the happy facade (notice she has an on-the-verge-of-tears look), I was ready to kill them all just for living, and my sister was happily unaware of it all. As long as she was rockin’ the mullet, life was good.”

(submitted by Samantha)

In Dad • March 3rd, 2017 • 1 Comment »

Lemur Relief

Lemur Relief - Couples

“My wife and I were on a trip to Mexico. One day on the beach, a guy was walking around with a lemur and a photographer. We thought it wild be cute to get one of the photos he was providing. It wasn’t until my wife made it her profile picture that we realized the lemur was taking a dump on my arm. Now the picture completely grosses me out.”

(submitted by Thomas) 

In Couples • March 3rd, 2017 • 1 Comment »
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