I Was Unpopular In The 70’s

For the past few days I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane with the help of  a new scanner and a stack of old photos.  For me this is a reminder of who I am and where I came from and for everyone else it’s an opportunity to make fun of the way my family dressed in the 70’s.

So far the most frequent comment on the pictures has been:  Why does your brother look like he’s angry or unhappy in every picture?  You can see examples of this here and here.

This is a good question and one that I don’t really have an answer for but it might have something to do with the fact that he was always being forced to sit next to me.


Potential captions for these photos (L-R)

1- Who do I gotta talk to get away from this jerk, and where the hell is my cigar?

2- Can somebody get me away from Smiley Jones over here?

I swear I really tried to be a good brother but the photo evidence doesn’t seem to back me up. I think I need to reconsider the old photo thing.

On a related note, check out my sweater.  I’m guessing that someone made that sweater for me and also paid me to wear it.  Maybe my brother is mad because I didn’t kick some of the sweater money his way.



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7 responses to “I Was Unpopular In The 70’s

  1. vintagecaveman

    Cigar smoking baby = Always funny


  2. kiemzi

    haha! these are so great… i am totally the angry baby to my older sister’s Smiley Jones in all of our 70’s pics.

    there’s a classic from when we both took ballet & my sis looks like she’s so into her pink tutu & i’m in this yellow bonnet looking like i’m gonna roundhouse kick the photographer in the windpipe w/ my capezios.

    anyway, thanks for sharing, these are awesome!

  3. There’s a picture of me and my brother sitting on our patio as teenagers. I am dutifully squinting/smiling into the camera while he is giving my mother the Glare of Death. I am so tempted to submit it to Awkward Family Photos.

  4. kim

    My mom has a pic of us about this age and my fucktard brother is VISIBLY pinching me.

  5. I’ve seen worse sweaters, Smiley.

    My older sister was always the grumpy one and I was the happiest baby ever. I think she was just pissed that I came along because before me, she was the only girl in the family and spoiled rotten.

  6. kim

    Wrong post- I know-
    I’m sorry about your Dad Will. I hope you & Nina will be ok.

  7. Those pictures make me excessively happy, for reasons I cannot fully grasp.

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