The Ultimate Soft-Sell

March 17th, 2017

The Ultimate Soft-Sell - Couples

“He really didn’t want to sell his beloved Subaru.”

Full disclosure, I always promised my wife that when we were ‘with child’ I would part with my beloved 2003 Subaru WRX so we could buy some minivan/SUV monstrosity with a rear window big enough to put those infuriating family stickers on. So this ad is a good faith effort. For sale: the last vestige of my youth. 

Mileage: 85,000 miles. Almost all city miles. I’m everything that is bad about a WRX owner, so rest-assured that most of those 85k miles were spent at full throttle, rapidly accelerating in and out of 7-11 parking lots. 

Maintenance: the car has had a few issues over the years. Oil changes ever 4-5k miles or every 6 months. Exclusively worked on by establishments that employ a spinning sign guy out front. The car rattles a bit and pulls hard to the left, just like a real NASCAR! 

Other issues: cup holders are small (Japanese engineers in 2003 had no idea how far we would come.) Water pump was purchased from an Indian burial ground, so the car is slightly haunted. 

See attached pictures. I’ve had multiple people email me and ask me for a better picture of the car. My response: no, but I will send you more pictures of the dents. 

If you want to come by and see the car, great. It has to be a time when my wife is home so she can see that I actually put the car up. Any attempts to negotiate will result in price increases. 

(via source)

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The Last Lion

March 17th, 2017

The Last Lion - Dad

“My dad was told to ‘dress appropriately’ for his team meeting in The Churchill Rooms.”

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Dinner With Freud

March 17th, 2017

Dinner With Freud - Grandma

“When grandma sets the table.”

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Optical Delusion

March 17th, 2017

Optical Delusion - Dad

“Using photobooth, I caught my dad at a bad angle.”

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Artistic Dad Transforms Son Into Mischievous Leprechaun

March 17th, 2017

Artistic Dad Transforms Son Into Mischievous Leprechaun - Awkward Galleries

Alex Lawrence is both a father of six and an art director/web designer/photographer, and he’s known for incorporating his family into his art projects at his website, That Dad Blog. For St. Patrick’s Day last year, Alex used his then-six-month-old son Rockwell to create a series of hilarious “mischievous Leprechaun photos.”

Alex came up with the initial idea but the whole family pitched in to make it happen. Initially, he held up his son (who’s tricked out in an exquisitely detailed leprechaun costume) for the desired pose, then edits and touches up the images in Photoshop. The end result looks good enough to seem real, and they’ll definitely get you into the holiday spirit. Sláinte!

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St. Patrick

March 17th, 2017

St. Patrick - Family Portrait

“Patrick was not happy about the delay!”

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Come Play With Us

March 16th, 2017

Come Play With Us - Kids

Any time a couple finds out they’re going to have children, their future opens up with possibilities. And sometimes those possibilities involve terrifying unsuspecting hotel guests.

When Martin Hughes found out his wife was going to have identical twin girls, he immediately thought of The Shining–specifically the spooky twin girls that have been menacing people’s nightmares for decades.

After the girls were born, Martin knew it would be only a few years until he could deploy his daughters for the prank of his dreams. “As they’ve gotten older and we can travel and stay in hotels, it was a given that I’d get them to stand holding hands in the hallway for a joke,” Martin told Buzzfeed.

Once they reached the age of four, and the family was looking forward to a hotel stay in London, Martin knew it was time. Here’s what his daughters look like now:

But put them in a hotel hallway and teach them to say “Come play with us” in unison and you have pure terror:

They might not have the dresses, but they nail the creepiness

Terror, or at least mild surprise. A couple hotel guests were reportedly startled. “They’re too young to leave there to spook people directly but when we’ve had them do the pose then stood back and someone’s turned the corner they’ve gasped and gone a little green — ‘Oh god!’” Hughes said.

Also, the girls don’t really get it but “like doing it,” Hughes added.

We’ll update you if Martin’s daughters strike again, or if Martin decides to up the ante himself and attack a hotel cook with a fire axe.

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