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What sort of parents stick a toddler into a hokey cowboy campfire dressup and then take his pic? What sort of people make family members engage in weird costumes and poses that are corny, questionable and, in some cases, just wrong? Your guess is as good as mine but, if you want to see photographic evidence of Albert Einstein’s comment that “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former”, then visit:
The name says it all – Awkward Family Photos – and it began as a simple posting of some geeky family pics by a couple of guys. Other people began contributing as well until the site was so popular that the original guys put out a book with selected AFPs.
Here are a couple of AFP moments, some of which are truly jaw dropping:
The answer to the question posed at the beginning of the post - "What sort of parents stick a toddler into a hokey cowboy campfire dressup and then take his pic?" - is: mine. The frontier marshall with his instrument and tent is me. Yes, go on, laugh. Apparently the dressup was part of a travelling set on the back of a truck. According to the back of the photo (which measures 4cm x 18cm) I was aged two. I was probably emotionally and psychologivally scarred for the next 5 years.