The 80′s

Twins

Twins - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a photo of my sister and me, taken around 1991 (she is on the right, I’m on the left). I remember being incredibly grumpy that day, as I loathed getting our photos taken for three reasons:

1.) I had to sleep in uncomfortable curlers the night before, which always made for a poor night’s rest.
2.) I hated being dressed as twins, especially since my sister and I are not twins.

3.) Wearing identical “Spumoni” sweatshirts: Spumoni was a line of clothing from the late eighties that appealed to young girls with its screen-print overkill: it utilized repetitive patterns of dogs, cats, flowers, and bows–resplendently displayed as puffy white vinyl designs. While I had been fine wearing this sweatshirt two years before, donning this again at eleven did not hold the same charm as it once did, and thus walking through the mall to the Sears Portrait Studio felt like a death march. However, I am sure my mother believed that my sister and I were simply darling in our matching attire with complimenting curls, so this photo bears witness to that crappy day so long ago.

(submitted by Brenna)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 10th, 2011 • 51 Comments »

Gameboy

Gameboy - Kids

Life was simpler then.

(submitted by Michael)

In Kids • October 2nd, 2011 • 56 Comments »

Futurama

Futurama - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Don’t look back.

(submitted by Adam)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • September 17th, 2011 • 44 Comments »

The Hat-Trick

The Hat-Trick - Family Portrait

The holy trinity of awkwardness– denim,  mustache, and mullets.

(submitted by Nick)

In Family Portrait • August 19th, 2011 • 53 Comments »

Bedazzler

Bedazzler - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Just because it’s the clarinet doesn’t mean you can’t shine.

(submitted by Mark)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 30th, 2011 • 62 Comments »

Saturday Night Special: The Bowlett

Saturday Night Special: The Bowlett - Kids

In some countries, this haircut is used as an interrogation technique.

(submitted by Kyle)

In Kids • June 11th, 2011 • 102 Comments »

Hair Band

Hair Band - Family Portrait

In this family, you go bald. You’re out.

(submitted by Calvin)

In Family Portrait • March 14th, 2011 • 103 Comments »
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