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2009-09-27 09:08:56 AM
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Awesome indeed.
 
2009-09-27 09:14:17 AM
My parents were never cool.
 
2009-09-27 09:15:40 AM
I don't need photographic evidence. My dad told me once about the times he used to go to the south side of Chicago to score some speedballs.

I also spent the back half of my high school sentence stealing my mom's weed.
 
2009-09-27 09:19:31 AM
dna_level_c: My parents were never cool.

Sorry about that, my friend.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-09-27 09:30:17 AM
A wire service story a few years ago had a picture with my mother and Dick Cheney.
 
2009-09-27 09:40:17 AM
JoeBagadonutz: Sorry about that, my friend.

It's all good. I kind of like being a second-generation nerd.
 
2009-09-27 09:44:24 AM
img186.imageshack.us
My dad is on the left wearing the Captain sweater.
 
2009-09-27 09:48:52 AM
dna_level_c: My parents were never cool.

this
 
2009-09-27 09:55:52 AM
My father flew jets and my mother was "the wild one".
 
2009-09-27 09:56:16 AM
RagingLeonard: My dad is on the left wearing the Captain sweater.

That is pretty cool. I also submit that the guy, second in from the right in the front row, with the farking awesome chops kicks a measurable amount of ass, as well. Ditto for Shaggy standing behind him.
 
2009-09-27 10:00:12 AM
Oh yeah - my dad was also inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so there's that.
 
2009-09-27 10:01:51 AM
My parents were hippies. I have some awesome photos of them somewhere, attending a Led Zep gig.

/jealous
 
2009-09-27 10:10:09 AM
Hmm.. I always feel like my parents were born old, but my dad got some kind of award for pulling his friend out of a burning jeep in VietNam, and Mom had a very rough childhood, so she doesn't talk about it much.

/Either way, I have awesome parents.
 
2009-09-27 10:16:21 AM
My dad was an idealistic hippie, then he was a yuppie, now he has a diversified portfolio and a peace sign on the back of his SUV. I think that about sums up the Boomers.
 
2009-09-27 10:42:08 AM
My dad fires himself out of a cannon for tips and my mom owns a pillow factory.

they were kinda made for each other.
 
2009-09-27 11:12:32 AM
My father was a navigator with the Coast Guard during WWII. They did runs through the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean bringing supplies to Northern Africa. He told me that Tunisia was really emotionally difficult for him because all the little kids wold be begging for food - but once they got it, the parents would take it from them and the kids had nothing. So he and a group of guys would take the kids into the mess halls and feed them to make sure they had, at least, one good meal a day.

I thought that was pretty cool.
 
2009-09-27 11:18:24 AM
My dad is one of those guys that sees a job that needs to be done, and when everyone around him refuses to volunteer, he steps up.

So, he climbed the tower to change the lightbulbs in the high school football stadium. Probably four or five stories high. There's so many stories like this I don't remember them all.
 
2009-09-27 11:21:46 AM
Earguy:

So, he climbed the tower to change the lightbulbs in the high school football stadium. Probably four or five stories high. There's so many stories like this I don't remember them all.


they should have gotten longer lasting bulbs!
 
2009-09-27 11:43:18 AM
My dad once told us that we might have siblings in Vietnam that none of us know about.
 
2009-09-27 12:05:40 PM
My dad, pretty cool.

My mom, never cool.
 
2009-09-27 12:36:38 PM
Those aren't my parents.
 
2009-09-27 12:38:59 PM
fantastic link subby. thank you
 
2009-09-27 12:39:58 PM
Except for the grandma ayatolla hat one, these photos are confirming that these people were never cool. And for some reason looked old even when they were young.
 
2009-09-27 12:41:29 PM
Second generation cool here (I'm a Farker, ain't I?!).
Son is cool too!
 
2009-09-27 12:41:52 PM
I recently found a picture of my dad in the 70s standing on a rock on some mountain, wearing flannel and looking like Robert Redford.

The weird part is he's an Asian software programmer
 
2009-09-27 12:42:05 PM
Before they came up with those nifty mounted camera's, my dad would hang out the open door of a plane, and take battle field pictures for Stars and Stripes, while someone held his ankles.
 
2009-09-27 12:45:49 PM
My Dad got kicked out of Oktoberfest. My Mom got kicked out of the Colonnade Hotel in Boston

It appears my destiny is to be kicked out of somewhere semi-prestigious for drunken behavior
 
vgt
2009-09-27 12:46:07 PM
6.media.tumblr.com

Brenda & Eddie?
 
b3x
2009-09-27 12:46:22 PM
Mentat: My dad once told us that we might have siblings in Vietnam that none of us know about.

My dad got kicked out of a "Christian" college for drinking on campus. The college administration then let the draft board know he was available, and off to Vietnam he went. He met my mom during boot camp ...

Beer, is there anything it can't do?
 
2009-09-27 12:46:51 PM
DrMcNinja: Except for the grandma ayatolla hat one, these photos are confirming that these people were never cool.

6.media.tumblr.com
Begs to differ
 
2009-09-27 12:47:02 PM
i think next time i go to either one of my parents houses or visit my grandparents ill go rummaging through their pictures

/great link subby thanks
 
2009-09-27 12:48:11 PM
Is this where I drop in a picture that proves my dad was NEVER cool? I don't want cool parents. That would crush every memory I have of them.

i144.photobucket.com

That shirt gags me every time I see it. I think he still owns it.
 
2009-09-27 12:48:41 PM
I didn't think my parents were cool till the last year:
my mom told me when she was an RA in college she grew a pot plant in the dorms
and my dad nearly got beat up for taking pictures of cops beating Vietnam protesters cause the pics showed the cops were not wearing badges
 
2009-09-27 12:50:32 PM
My father still holds his high school record for the 200m hurdles and caught the winning touchdown pass to hand the crosstown rivals their only loss of the season 40 years ago.

I was on the math team in High School.
 
2009-09-27 12:51:11 PM
My parents stopped being cool the day I became a teenager
 
2009-09-27 12:52:04 PM
SCUBA_Archer: My father still holds his high school record for the 200m hurdles and caught the winning touchdown pass to hand the crosstown rivals their only loss of the season 40 years ago.

I was on the math team in High School.


Chess club over here.
 
2009-09-27 12:53:35 PM
Marquis de Sod: My parents stopped being cool the day I became a teenager

Heh, I took five teenagers bowling on Friday night. I earned cool mom status from two of them, but my teenager wasn't one of the two.

/WTF? He doesn't even get in trouble for looking at pr0n.
 
2009-09-27 12:59:37 PM
1.media.tumblr.com

Larry and Jean

Submitted by Drew


/page 3
//hot like, 'oh-my-god-is-your-mom-the-one-in-the-middle?'
 
2009-09-27 01:00:02 PM
This is a nice link, whether your parents were cool or not.
 
2009-09-27 01:00:51 PM
www.islandnet.com

My mum and dad enjoying a late 1950s moment. It really was a different world, huh?
 
2009-09-27 01:02:31 PM
3.media.tumblr.com

Mom right before Subby was conceived.
 
2009-09-27 01:04:34 PM
i220.photobucket.com

My Dad, who passed away this August, was a Glass Worker Union rep. He sent this pic in 2007 saying," I ran into this guy in a bar in Nashville." He knew everybody. I miss him.
I know this isn't exactly the theme of the thread, but anybody who met him knew that he was cool.
 
2009-09-27 01:04:36 PM
My parents weren't cool. My paternal grandparents, however, were friggin' AWESOME.

Grandma was a gypsy who was whisked out of Hungary as Germany was invading. Settled in a gypsy camp in Storrs, CT, where she told fortunes and later served as liaison between the camp & local police.

Grandpa grew up in Hell's Kitchen and was a complete hoodlum. When he realized he looked EXACTLY like Joe DiMaggio, he ran scams in boutiques in NYC, telling them he needed a fur coat or diamond ring for his girlfriend & if they gave it to him, he'd give them an autograph & endorse their store. A LOT of stores fell for this.

/Wish I had a pic of Grandpa on this hard drive. I'll come back later to post it
//You should see my grandmother's fur & jewelry collection...
 
2009-09-27 01:06:12 PM
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"Maw and Paw used ta roll around lookin' fer youngins in the molester van. When They'd catch'em one they'd take it home and play stuffin' Luke in the Tauntaun with grandmaw's big ol' cooter. Dang if they weren't cool."
 
2009-09-27 01:06:32 PM
My father was a phenomenally talented swimmer who hung out with hippies and brawled with the football players who hassled them.

My mother never did anything cool, sadly. She's still a sweet lady, though.
 
2009-09-27 01:07:22 PM
13.media.tumblr.com

this guy looks like a combo of Paul Simon and Freddie Mercury lol
 
2009-09-27 01:09:11 PM
vgt: Brenda & Eddie?

That painting is definitely from Sears.
 
2009-09-27 01:09:36 PM
22.media.tumblr.com

bwahaha awesome!
he looks kinda like that Earl character from "my name is Earl"
 
2009-09-27 01:10:13 PM
Good God...why the fark would you be impressed by running into Algore?
 
2009-09-27 01:14:40 PM
Spad31: Good God...why the fark would you be impressed by running into Algore?

You are an idiot. How many Vice Presidents have you met?
 
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