The Awkward Years
is a Tumblr that features adults sharing a photo of their most awkward moments of childhood, complete with 80s hair, braces, and big glasses. "I want to show everyone, especially kids, how great people turn out & that they're swans in the making."
posted by bfranklin
on Aug 1, 2013 -
Photographer Irna Werning's project, 'Back to the Future
' recreates classic childhood snapshots 20-40 years later, using the same settings, subjects, and clothing. Zefrank's Young Me Now Me
) is a much more extensive crowdsourced version of the same concept. (via BB. One photo very slightly NSFW)
posted by schmod
on Feb 15, 2011 -
Sowing One's Wild Oats And Postponing Last Straws:
Some things never change the world over and the gist of this amusing language lesson (be sure to listen to the sountrack too
) seems familiar and even easy to guess. However, different cultures allow for different rates of growing up - and out of
things. Regarding the sowing of wild oats
, is the West really the most lenient and generous, in terms of age-limits? What part does religion play? In other words, what's the maximum you can get away with nowadays? At a pinch, I'd say Southern European Catholic countries will extend a woman's visa till she's 35 and a man's till he's 40 but certain *cough* other cultures seem to be even more favourable towards eternal adolescence.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 31, 2004 -