Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh

Everyone has them. Awkward family photos. And just to be clear, this is not a photo of my family. Although, unfortunately, I know that we have similar gems at my parents’ house (hopefully someone has burned them by now.) This photo is from the book Awkward Family Photos.

For Christmas last year, my brother gave me this treasure of a book. I have it on my coffee table in my apartment, and I can’t help but to laugh out loud every time I look at it. It is the most hilarious compilation of those dreaded family photos that gets displayed, oh so proudly, at your parents’ or grandparents’ house. You just got a mental picture of that embarrassing one of your family, didn't you? 

It seems to me that the ‘90’s was the decade to take family portraits. Unfortunately, the ‘90’s was also the decade of big hair, big clothes and big glasses; the perfect recipe for a humiliating, family portrait FAIL.

In this book, they have captions with the photos and people’s “behind the photo” stories; these are sometimes even more hilarious than the photo itself. Go see for yourself. WARNING: If you think it can't get any worse, you would be wrong.

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