Behind The Awkwardness: Cool Runnings

August 15th, 2011

Behind The Awkwardness: Cool Runnings - Pets

“When I was kid, the movie ‘Cool Runnings’ changed my life. I wanted to be Doug E Doug in that movie. I got ‘dreadlocks,’ which were just braided extensions and I named my pet snake Rasta. I don’t even know what else I could say that the photo doesn’t say better.”

(submitted by Liam)

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37 Responses to “Behind The Awkwardness: Cool Runnings”

  1. Lernos says:

    Maan! You look a lot like Edward Furlong in his childhood when he played John Connor in Terminator 2!

  2. Rebecca G says:

    Them feels. This is probably around the same time I made my sister put my hair in tiny braids, and I named my pet bird Sana <3 *fist bump*

  3. vava says:

    I love that your shirt pretty much matches your snake. Very good…

  4. Nadia says:

    And all I can say is you turned out pretty hot… Not in this pic……cause that would be creepy.

  5. Leah says:

    You are so cute! how awesome

  6. Jason says:

    I would have been the first person lined up to be friends with you.

  7. Wayne says:

    How about “WTF was I thinking?”

  8. Amanda says:

    You slay me, sir…

  9. Anastacia says:

    I’m curious to see what you look like now Liam….post a pic!!!!!!!

  10. gina says:

    Yeah I have to say, “Bravo Mom and Dad”! It is really hard to let your kids be their kooky selves. You worry about what people will think, what people will say…. whether it will get them beaten up after school… but ultimately you have to let them be themselves.

  11. cubble says:

    i see pride, i see power, i see a bad as corn snake who don’t take no crap offa nobody!

  12. oneeighthwhitebodewadmi says:

    You’re parents are an inspiration, Liam, and I’ll bet they’re very proud of you, as well. By the way, was the snake named after Doug E Doug?

  13. Morgan says:

    I love your parents!!!!! Did the photographer keep a straight face?

  14. SS says:

    I hope I have a son just like you one day! Love this picture. Too cute. I also LOVED Cool Runnings as a little girl.

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  16. justme says:

    Hahahahahha! My first thought was the same as some others……you had some awesome parents!

  17. Randa says:

    Very cool!

  18. Lassie says:

    Freakin’ adorable!!! Love the snake, too.

  19. Rattrap007 says:

    Really cool mon..

  20. Kelli says:

    Your parents rock!

    I had a corn snake just like that. His name was Charlie.

  21. mandie says:


  22. Jess says:

    That looks like a school picture… I’m just impressed that he was allowed to take the snake with him!

  23. Liam says:

    I love you too, Dave. I love you too.

  24. dangermom says:

    This is so adorable! ADORABLE!

  25. Dave says:

    I love you Liam

  26. meri says:

    You had really cool parents.

  27. Ladida says:

    I love that your parents let you express yourself. Very cool. And they probably knew that one day you’d look back and think, “Oh good lord…what was I thinking?!”

  28. AHHHHHHHHH! White Boy with dreadlocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. js says:

    I sure wouldn’t want to run into this kid on a dark playground.

  30. Meghan says:

    This isn’t awkward, this is cool! I think it’s awesome that such a young kid would go beyond mainstream and decide to risk following a different path. Also, cute snake! 😀

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