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“During our Fourth of July family vacation, this was apparently our patriotic duty…”
1. So this is where Buckethead (the Guitar player) came from.
2. The photo lurker in the background is giving a one-finger salute.
Who wears short shorts?
dude in the background is iceing on the cake
Awesome family photo Larson family! I don’t think I have ever seen this one. Derik great legs! Hope you guys win!
It’s like a patriotic Devo.
Not awkard? I think having your cildren poise for a picture wearing short shorts and 10 gallon 4th of July hats is pretty awkward, especially if you are older than 5! I know I would have tried to get out of doing it!! I personally think all the photos are more on the funny side rather than awkward. It is not like the picture shot up from the bottom after the publicity–it was a very close second! The judges obviously thought it awkward for it to make it to the finals. All contestants have the opportunity to solicit votes–it is how these contests work!!
The State of Wyoming loves this picture
Guess what? That one on the left, the girl, she is a family photographer now. I have seen some of her pics on her facebook fan page!
I’m honestly not trying to sound rude, but I don’t think this is anywhere near the most awkward photo in the contest. I think the only reason this picture has so many votes is because one of the family members used a radio station to ask other people to vote for this photo. It doesn’t really seem fair to other contestants who didn’t have the ability to be featured on a radio show. I’m saying this as an observer, not a contestant…
I am a contestant, though our picture does not have this many votes. The sponsors would be happy for us all to have local publicity, and I think its fair that we all have the opportunity to try and drum some up.
Awkward is in the eye of the beholder, and it’s all fun. Now if I can just find 5000 votes somewhere….
Hey Counterpoint…happy to be in the contest alongside of you. This is all in fun, and I love your humor!
I agree – I read the comments on this picture because I couldn’t understand how they suddenly shot up to number one.
Hootyowl like to toot her own horn. Does she really think anything she hears on radio of sees on TV is solisitated? Most congressional menbers, expecially the one who have recently resigned, might disagree.
So apparently only Shelsgirl has noticed, but how can y’all not see the shirtless guy in the background (behind Derek) that’s running in to give the thumbs up?! I think he’s the most awkward thing in the whole pic!
Is this from the early 80′s…it sure makes me feel like home. lol 30 years ago
Cannot imagine my parents dressing up like this but I think it is great! Someone mentioned Halloween–would love to see some of those pics–you know how I love Halloween!
This is awesome. I think Derek is the cutest! LOL. Hope you guys win.
Hello from MN!
They all look like winners!
Isn’t using a radio station cheating?
Hardly cheating! Just using his resources! He’s been in the paper and on TV around here too!
WCCO 830 AM listener!
You should have seen the homemade Halloween costumes these three kids sported back in the day too! They were “awesome” to say the least.
You mean like Maureen’s Poppin Fresh costume, or the Pumpkin costume. Used to love seeing the costumes they came to school in
Oh no, not those costumes! Those WERE the cute ones. I am talking the tube of crest tooth paste. Remember that one?
Hahaha! I think this was taken at a park a couple of blocks from where grew up! (Based on Derek’s description elsewhere).
This is Derek here (I’m the gentleman at the far right of this picture — you know — the guy that sort of resembles a cross between Brad Pitt and George Clooney)… Anyway, just wanted to thank everyone for the votes thus far! And a big thanks to TD Mischke from WCCO radio! We had a conversation on the air last night and I know a lot of you voters are fans of the show who have come to vote.
As you might guess, my childhood has had its moments, but things are turning around. Tell your friends, I need all the help I can get. THANKS EVERYONE!!!
Hey Derek, saw you on TV last night – hope you guys win!! I’ll tell all of my friends!
Love Derek’s Legs!!
Thank Mischke for this.
Helped ya out*
Mischke just got ya out….
22 states and southern canada voting for this pic. Derek, you have this locked down!
Now if only they were planking…
I work with one of these people and we all enjoy his wacky way of looking at the world. He doesn’t wear shorts to work, but there is a dress code we all have to live by (thank goodness).
Now that’s a picture to cherish!
Is this the same family from last years contest that was standing in front of the Welcome to Wisconsin sign? If so this family have some epic family vacation photos!
Why yes it is! And Wisconsin is far to upper crust. They were in South Dakota.
I thought the same thing!
Can’t help loving this one. In the midst of all this wackiness, I spy not 1, but 2 pairs & possibly 3 of my all time favorite shoe-the Senor Cortez from Nike!
LOL, I love it !! One of the contenders on my Top Ten List.
I love it…I bet mom yelled to the boys in the morning….”boys, find your red white and blue sox and put em on”!
The guy on the right: he’s got legs…and he knows how to use ‘em!
Short shorts are indeed patriotic!
The guy in the background hanging on to the fence makes this family look completely normal!!
Epic 70′s photobomb!
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