From the In-Box:
Remember my post on When You Shouldn’t Hyphenate Your Name? Here is an e-mail about when you shouldn’t have your picture taken…
From: Some Guy
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:00 PM
To: Curtis Lowe
Subject: The Olan Mills Stories………..
This is a good one…
Everyone had one of these in their living room growing up:
Those glasses came free with a purchase of Brut cologne.
Thoughtful Lance. Mirthful Lance. Two sides of a delightful coin.
Drake won Bitchin’est Senior Mullet by a landslide.
That dude wore a tie for nothing.
The Purvis family made several stops along the Oregon Trail to document their six-month journey.
This photo was taken just two weeks before the dysentery took Momma to Jesus.
I wanted a shot like this for my wedding. The Mrs. said no.
It’s called a leisure suit, ladies and germs, and if you didn’t have one in the early 70s,
you were a big fat loser. Mine was teal. I wore it with a silk floral shirt
and a long necklace with a football player pendant that we all got at
that year’s team banquet. I was THE MAN.
Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence. Is that an animal carcass behind her?
A pose like this will get you kicked right out of the Convention.
Bobbi isn’t the first waitress to fall for her manager, but she and Dale both got fired from Shoney’s.
Just a typical afternoon down on the plantation. In a business suit.
Dawn and her recently exhumed sister, Gorgotha, pose with Scraps.
This photo isn’t discolored. The 70s really were that Orange .
Yes, they were kicked out too…
This is my rifle. There are many like it but this one is MiNE.
Olan Mills Backdrop #11: The Library, one of their most popular themes, as seen in this
photo of the young Unabomber and his wife.
The Library might be more believable if the shelves weren’t sloping downhill Is that a book on teen pregnancy?
Olan Mills is all about versatility. The simple addition of a column turns this generic plantation into Tara, where, apparently, someone opened a Hair Cuttery.
Patrick broke ranks and chose drag over the bow tie.
You’d think Pearle Vision would throw in another two pairs for free.
Is this posing or bragging?
Kenneth and his prom date.
I got a $20 that says he drives a Camaro.
It’s so cute when couples have matching hairdos.
Talk about a third wheel…or just another nude photo with her brothers?
Nothing says 1973 quite like denim and helmet hair…don’t these kids have parents with matching hair too? (you know you’re gonna scroll up to look)
Hey, No picking of the nose, little girl.
B-52’s, the early years.
Ever wonder what they were all looking at??
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