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Awkward Family Photos

As I sometimes reveal here, there is something universal about the awkwardness of family.

About a week ago, two childhood friends launched a site to document as much. The results — in the vein of LOLCats and Stuff White People Like — are hilarious:

The Choker: “This is what happens when your male role model is both a priest and a gym teacher.”

choker

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My Two Dads: “You may use your calculator for this equation.”
(Favorite comment: “I am very confused by this. Is the guy in the front right like a neighborhood computer guy who helps them out sometimes?”)

dads

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Family Tree: “Even the tree felt this one was awkward.”

tree

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Check out the full, awkward archive here.

But a word of caution: Some of these will give you nightmares. Or at least the.. uh… willies.

Thanks to Megan Cordero for flagging this site.

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36 Responses to Awkward Family Photos

  1. the tree shot made me jealous. I can never get my shirts that gleaming white.

  2. the tree shot made me jealous. I can never get my shirts that gleaming white.

  3. Christian Gulliksen says:

    Anyone else think the girl in “The Choker” looks like the Molly Ringwald character who can’t believe she’s stuck in this family?

  4. Christian Gulliksen says:

    Anyone else think the girl in “The Choker” looks like the Molly Ringwald character who can’t believe she’s stuck in this family?

  5. Rick says:

    Great photos. Only problems I see is that I am very likely to do something like these.

  6. Rick says:

    Great photos. Only problems I see is that I am very likely to do something like these.

  7. Ann Handley says:

    @Todd : LOL

    @christian: Yes! And like the comments said, she was smokin’ hot 25 years ago! (Hard to believe, but there you go.)

    @rick Absolutely.. we all have these lurking in a box somewhere…

  8. Ann Handley says:

    @Todd : LOL

    @christian: Yes! And like the comments said, she was smokin’ hot 25 years ago! (Hard to believe, but there you go.)

    @rick Absolutely.. we all have these lurking in a box somewhere…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh, Ann, these are hilarious; no doubt fodder for a bestselling Xmas gift book…for the family member who has everything. Kudos to your friends for brilliant concept and sure-to-be monetized execution.

  10. Oh, Ann, these are hilarious; no doubt fodder for a bestselling Xmas gift book…for the family member who has everything. Kudos to your friends for brilliant concept and sure-to-be monetized execution.

  11. Alan Wolk says:

    I had seen this earlier in the week and intended to spend about 90 seconds perusing it. 45 minutes later… OPP (other people’s photos) fascinate us.

  12. Alan Wolk says:

    I had seen this earlier in the week and intended to spend about 90 seconds perusing it. 45 minutes later… OPP (other people’s photos) fascinate us.

  13. Dusan Vrban says:

    I love the title on two dads. :-) But above all, there’s always the combination of photo and title/comments that makes it special…

  14. Dusan Vrban says:

    I love the title on two dads. :-) But above all, there’s always the combination of photo and title/comments that makes it special…

  15. Julie Roads says:

    I want this to be my next job – both the finding of the photos and the writing of the captions. By the way – where did you find that fantastic ‘retweet’ plugin! Love it.

  16. Julie Roads says:

    I want this to be my next job – both the finding of the photos and the writing of the captions. By the way – where did you find that fantastic ‘retweet’ plugin! Love it.

  17. Anonymous says:

    @Christian, …the girl in “The Choker” *does* look just like Molly Ringwald, from Pretty in Pink.

    These were all great. Some of the ones on the site are even better…

    I just joined the Fan Club on Facebook–what a fun site.

  18. Peg Mulligan says:

    @Christian, …the girl in “The Choker” *does* look just like Molly Ringwald, from Pretty in Pink.

    These were all great. Some of the ones on the site are even better…

    I just joined the Fan Club on Facebook–what a fun site.

  19. Ann Handley says:

    @julie Check out Tweetmeme.com — simple plug in for WordPress or other blogging platforms.

    @peg Thanks for the heads up on the Facebook page! Everyone, check it out:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AwkwardFamilyPhotoscom/103280435790?v=wall&viewas;=580240608

    (I gotta say, though.. that tiger photo on the site totally depressed me, as I said in the comments.)

  20. Ann Handley says:

    @julie Check out Tweetmeme.com — simple plug in for WordPress or other blogging platforms.

    @peg Thanks for the heads up on the Facebook page! Everyone, check it out:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AwkwardFamilyPhotoscom/103280435790?v=wall&viewas=580240608

    (I gotta say, though.. that tiger photo on the site totally depressed me, as I said in the comments.)

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  22. Roshan says:

    Hilarious. I would kill myself if my family wanted to pose in such pics.

  23. Roshan says:

    Hilarious. I would kill myself if my family wanted to pose in such pics.

  24. Bdot says:

    Ann,
    I checked out the site. Only one thing I can say is
    I’m glad to see there isn’t a family gathered around the family bush.

  25. Bdot says:

    Ann,
    I checked out the site. Only one thing I can say is
    I’m glad to see there isn’t a family gathered around the family bush.

  26. Gavin Heaton says:

    It was with some trepidation that I went to that site last week. I just didn’t know if some stray photo had slipped through my grasp. Luckily there are no Heaton family snaps to be seen – at least none that I will admit to!

  27. Gavin Heaton says:

    It was with some trepidation that I went to that site last week. I just didn’t know if some stray photo had slipped through my grasp. Luckily there are no Heaton family snaps to be seen – at least none that I will admit to!

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  32. Amy says:

    Oh my!! The pictures are hilarious. Nice topic.

  33. The choking picture really made me laugh. I thought that guy was gonna choke that woman to death. Nice funny pictures of family there.

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