Pump Up the Jam

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“One can only imagine what was going through my stepdad’s mind when he choose his “outfit” for a day out at Disney World. I’d like to think that his decision came down to the extreme temperatures that come with Orlando, FL in July. However, that doesn’t explain the tube socks. It’s shocking, but the girl with the duck on her head (me) doesn’t look so silly standing beside a man in a belly shirt. This picture is legendary in my family so I’m happy to share it with the world…with my stepdad’s permission of course.

 5321 Votes

Submitted by Amy

24 Responses to “Pump Up the Jam”

  1. Krista says:

    This picture is great!!! lol and I had that Daisy Duck hat.

  2. jeanette says:

    I love it. Good luck, I hope you win

  3. Jess says:

    LOL this is to funny! and it should deff win!

  4. Meredith says:

    I was so distracted by the tube socks I didn’t even notice the duck hat until I read the caption. lol

  5. Derek Cook says:

    Amy i hope this helps. This is the funnest photo i have ever see i would sent this to jay leno!!!!!!!!!! Hope you win. And if you can come to our 20 year reunion it will be greatly appreaciated!

  6. Willard says:

    That photo is EPIC! You will get all of my votes. Thanks for the laugh…um, I’m laughing with you, not at you.

  7. Cassanderia Collins says:

    Good luck!

  8. Heather says:

    Love the belly shirt!!!

  9. Dsdeyo says:

    This s priceless!!!

  10. sheryl says:

    I just got my husband out of the tub socks 2 years ago!! lol

  11. Amy says:

    Thanks again everyone for voting! My mom was a little upset with me for sharing her situation only because she doesn’t want any sympathy votes. I told her I was just being honest and that my intent when entering this contest was to get a vacation for our family, but it was mostly for her. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make as many memories as you can, right? Anyway, I do appreciate all the support and we’re slowly gaining. I don’t think we’ll win since I’m not looking to do much publicity outside of facebook, but it’s still totally awesome to be in the running. I have always loved this photo and have shown it to every friend I’ve ever had. At the very least I hope people looking through the photos get a good chuckle at my stepdad’s expense. :)

  12. Patti Rogness says:

    This made me laugh out loud. Gotta love the ’80s. Good luck!

  13. Pretty Hate Machine says:

    Only one word can describe this photo. AWESOME. I wish you luck and I am sending up prayers for your Mother.

  14. Trena says:

    Amy, I’m praying your Mom will be okay & that you win the vacation. I’m sure she’s well deserving. And, hey — I remember wearing that kind of outfits, even the tube socks. LOL

  15. Really cool picture of you and stepdad…he looks so buff. lol I hope you win…your sweet Mom deserves a break from all she’s going through and so do you.

  16. Amy says:

    Thank you so much to everyone that has voted for our photo! We were in the lead nearly the entire first day of voting, but it seems our chances of winning are slowly slipping away. I entered this contest with the hopes I could win a vacation for my mom who’s been through so much within the past 2 months. We haven’t been on a family vacation in years and I really, really want this! If you like our photo and think it’s the best please share the link with everyone you know, ask them to vote, and have their family and friends vote as well. Tell them there’s a very deserving mom somewhere in Kentucky that desperately needs to get away from reality for a while. She needs to forget about her troubles, her pain, her cancer treatments. Again, thank you so much for voting and please spread the word!

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  18. sheenah says:

    I needed a laugh today! Love the mom shorts Amy!

  19. Trudy says:

    I’m Jessica’s cousin! Thought I’d drop in and give you my 5 votes!!!! Good luck, girl!!!! Oh, by the way, I know people who would really dig his outfit even today! LOL

  20. Diana says:

    Amy, this is hilarious!!!! Reminds me of donk’s first trip to the beach and his first time wearing shorts…Your step dad is so cool….especially since he granted you permission to use this photo LOL

  21. Frank says:

    Is that Max Headrom on the shorts?

  22. jfishmag says:

    I love this picture! I sure hope he kept that outfit to pass onto future generations!

  23. It's me! Dee. says:

    Amy, it seems you are unaware that your stepdad ROCKS!!!!!
    That’s a crankin 80s outfit to the extreme!!!!

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