Here is how the “aUKward Fan Photos” post works. You, the reader, send me a photo at [email protected] or tweet it to me @AFlenerKSR with the hashtag #aUKwardFanPhoto. It can be recent, but I’ve found it to be true that the older the picture the better. It can be one person. It can be more. But it must be aUKward, UK related, and you must be in the photo.
By sending me a photo you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
1.) You give me consent to put the photo on the website.
2.) You give me consent to make fun of everyone and everything in the picture.
3.) You will tell me your name, where you are from, and a little bit about the picture (where it was taken, when it was taken, etc.).
If you missed the introductory post, check it out here.
If you missed Chapter 1, check it out here.
Welcome to Chapter 2 of aUKward Fan Photos. Let’s have some fun at someone else’s expense for a little while and forget about the fact that you are terrified to take UK -7 at home on Saturday. You know, if gambling were legal.
Thanks to all of you who are sending pictures. After two weeks I’ve concluded that if your picture is from the 1990’s, it has a great chance to appear here. We did weird things in the 90’s. We watched TGIF on Friday nights. Guys had mustaches for non ironic reasons. Women still wore skin colored pantyhose. We had VCR’s. We had cassette tape players. It was an odd time. A time that is GREAT for this feature. Go dig through that photo album, you’re bound to find something.
This week’s photo comes to us from Reggie Oates. He isn’t actually in the picture. BUT his kids are. I’ll allow it. Ross and Kellie, just know it was your Dad who threw you under the bus.
“Ross and Kellie both graduated from UK on May 6th. Our family are fans of KSR, including Grandma Jean Wilson. She’s recovering from a knee replacement right now. A shout out would make her day.”
Well, Grandma Jean, consider yourself shouted out. I hope reading me make fun of your family members makes your recovery more enjoyable.
At first glance this picture doesn’t seem all that aUKward. Many of you probably have pictures very similar to this from your childhood. But I encourage you to look closer. If the aUKward doesn’t pop out, you’ve got to get in there and find it. It is generally there. If you find something I didn’t, share it with us in the comments. Here is a list of my observations:
1.) Ross looks like he’s not sure about how the chili he just ate is sitting. He’s got the leg cocked to the side in case of gas, but his face says “If I gamble and lose on this gas, my Halloween is over before it starts. We don’t have a back up costume. I outgrew the cheerleaders outfit. My sister is wearing it this year. And I can’t go out in the streets doing the itchy-butt duck-waddle. Let’s get this picture over with asap!”
2.) Ross, continued… “YES I KNOW THE HELMET IS BACKWARDS, BUT I’VE GOT A POSSIBLE TOUCHING COTTON SITUATION!! Let’s go let’s go let’s gooooo!! Get these shoulder pads off meeeeee!!”
3.) Our girl Kellie is just happy to be in this picture. Straight bangs and all. It’s her first Halloween out of the stroller. She’s excited to be one of the “big kids” this year. Look at the shaker. She’s actively cheering this picture on, unaware of her brother’s predicament. She can’t wait to scream “trick or treat” 300 times in a matter of 20 houses.
4.) By the way, I’m assuming it’s Halloween because there is a PUMPKIN on the mantle. Speaking of the mantle, I’m convinced whoever decorated this mantle must have gone through a thought process similar to this: “Let’s get six items that have absolutely nothing to do with one another and two that are exactly the same and arrange them in the weirdest possible way with no spacing or balance consideration and no desire for it to be appealing to someone who is making fun of it on the internet someday.” Mission accomplished. But there is no way the internet was a real thing when this photo was taken.
5.) If you are reading this and you were the maintenance guy at any Destin, FL condo in the 1990’s, I’ve cracked the mystery of who stole the extra paint from the closet. It was Reggie Oates. Email me and we’ll work out my reward for solving this crime.
In closing, (and as has been stated previously on the site this week) just because we lost to Louisville doesn’t mean we stop making fun of them. I’d like to share with you an awkward photo that my cousin, Jenna, snapped of a U of L fan as we watched the game in Nashville on Sunday.
Yes. That is a fanny pack. She wore it the ENTIRE game. I think that is where she keeps her Five Core Values.