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We all have THAT embarrassing photo from the past that we kept in a locked drawer or a hidden computer folder. As much as our former selves would hate to admit, our moms were right when they said it was just a phase.

Bored Panda has recently asked its users to post their most regretful childhood pictures. Now, we've picked out the funniest ones and combined them with other embarrassing throwback photographs for the ultimate effect. The list features shots of angsty Marilyn Manson fans, color-matching divas, and other hilarious photos. Even if some of these 'phases' might seem distant to you, they're all part of the period we all go through - the search for identity. Scroll down to enjoy the photos, and don't hesitate to submit your own!

#1

Ahh, 1988. The Year My Family Had The Same Haircut

Ahh, 1988. The Year My Family Had The Same Haircut

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Zenozenobee
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone, keep this picture in mine. Now, let's talk about how we will see man bun and tie and die in 30 years.

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#3

I Thought I Was The Baddest Sh*t

I Thought I Was The Baddest Sh*t

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Wezbie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm quite impresses by the effort it would have taken to get ready every day, to be honest

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#4

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

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Hans
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This picture is so way over the top that it actually is cool again. Would go well in the guest room.

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#5

I Shaved The Middle Of My Head And Dressed Up Like An Old Man In High School

I Shaved The Middle Of My Head And Dressed Up Like An Old Man In High School

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#6

I Show My Boyfriend One Picture From My Childhood And Suddenly Reproducing With Me Is Off The Table

I Show My Boyfriend One Picture From My Childhood And Suddenly Reproducing With Me Is Off The Table

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#8

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

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#9

I Was A Vampire. No, It Wasn't Halloween

I Was A Vampire. No, It Wasn't Halloween

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#10

Business On The Top, Party On The Sides

Business On The Top, Party On The Sides

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#11

Found This Picture Of Me 15 Years Ago Hanging Up At My Grandmothers Today At Thanksgiving

Found This Picture Of Me 15 Years Ago Hanging Up At My Grandmothers Today At Thanksgiving

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#12

When I Was 8 And In A Dance Club

When I Was 8 And In A Dance Club

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#13

Facebook Friend Posted Her Childhood Glamour Shots

Facebook Friend Posted Her Childhood Glamour Shots

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#14

When My Daughter Asks Why She Can't Wear Things She Thinks Are "Cool", I Show Her This Photo From My Freshmen Year In Highschool

When My Daughter Asks Why She Can't Wear Things She Thinks Are "Cool", I Show Her This Photo From My Freshmen Year In Highschool

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#15

My Husband's 2003 Homecoming Photo

My Husband's 2003 Homecoming Photo

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#16

Get Off Of Me Dad I'm Trying To Be Miserable

Get Off Of Me Dad I'm Trying To Be Miserable

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#17

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

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Miriam Hardy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't judge. We went through this terrible fashion in the late 90s/early 00s so people today could be free to have colorful hair and messy buns and man buns without reproach. Salute these martyrs of fashion as the trailblazers they are.

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#18

Don't Worry, I Wore The Cat Ears Every Day Of 8th Grade, Not Just On Picture Day

Don't Worry, I Wore The Cat Ears Every Day Of 8th Grade, Not Just On Picture Day

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Janice Foster
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this caption. That reassurance will allow me to sleep well tonight!

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#19

I Thought The Hair Made Me Look Cool. I Sometimes Wore It In A Pony Tail. I'm A Guy

I Thought The Hair Made Me Look Cool. I Sometimes Wore It In A Pony Tail. I'm A Guy

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Wezbie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think most people would kill to look this good without make up XD

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#20

I Can't Believe I Used To Rock This Look The Majority Of The Time

I Can't Believe I Used To Rock This Look The Majority Of The Time

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#21

I Beaded This "Head Dress" Myself Specifically For This Picture

I Beaded This "Head Dress" Myself Specifically For This Picture

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#22

I Thought I Could Be The Next Shuffling Sensation

I Thought I Could Be The Next Shuffling Sensation

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#23

When I Was 13 I Went To A Party Where Males Had To Dress As Females And Vice Versa. I'm Embarrassed To Say I May Have Gone Too Far

When I Was 13 I Went To A Party Where Males Had To Dress As Females And Vice Versa. I'm Embarrassed To Say I May Have Gone Too Far

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#24

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

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Miriam Hardy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My ten yr old kid said, "looks like they stuck half a coconut on his head. Why?!"

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#25

Matrix Inspired Outfit I Wore To School In 2008

Matrix Inspired Outfit I Wore To School In 2008

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#27

I Should Have Listened To My Shirt

I Should Have Listened To My Shirt

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#28

I Used To Wear An Umbrella Hat To School Every Rainy Day In 4th Grade

I Used To Wear An Umbrella Hat To School Every Rainy Day In 4th Grade

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#29

My Friend Has The Best Awkward Childhood Photo Ever

My Friend Has The Best Awkward Childhood Photo Ever

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#31

I Looked Like An Old Jewish Man In 9th Grade

I Looked Like An Old Jewish Man In 9th Grade

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#32

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

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#33

I Recently Visited My Sister Who Shared Her Favorite Childhood Photo Of Me - The Time I Married My Giant Stuffed Pikachu, Ricky

I Recently Visited My Sister Who Shared Her Favorite Childhood Photo Of Me - The Time I Married My Giant Stuffed Pikachu, Ricky

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#34

So Dark. So Tortured. This Was Taken At A Mall's Bathroom

So Dark. So Tortured. This Was Taken At A Mall's Bathroom

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#36

I Thought I'd Get All The Ladies

I Thought I'd Get All The Ladies

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#37

I Made A Lot Of Friends On My First Day Of Highschool

I Made A Lot Of Friends On My First Day Of Highschool

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Hans
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You would still have them if you did not bury them after school.

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#38

Everything Had To Be Red And Black, My Lunchbox Was Red And Black, My Bike Was Red And Black, My Stashbox Was Red And Black, My Wallet Was Red And Black

Everything Had To Be Red And Black, My Lunchbox Was Red And Black, My Bike Was Red And Black, My Stashbox Was Red And Black, My Wallet Was Red And Black

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#39

My Mom's Boyfriend In Eighth Grade, Sporting A Mullet/Bowl Cut

My Mom's Boyfriend In Eighth Grade, Sporting A Mullet/Bowl Cut

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Sarcasticow
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I felt the most thankful to God for my dad, the day I saw a pic of my mom's ex-boyfriend

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#40

First Day Of School Junior Year. And Yes, My Boxers Were Also Tie Dye

First Day Of School Junior Year. And Yes, My Boxers Were Also Tie Dye

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#41

High School, I Don't Know How To Explain

High School, I Don't Know How To Explain

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#42

I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt

I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt

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Andy Atwell
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt" OK, you just won the InTeRwEbS today with that caption! LOL

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#43

I Present To You All: My 2009 Hairstyle

I Present To You All: My 2009 Hairstyle

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#44

This Is Why I Never Had A Girlfriend In High School. I Looked 35 When I Was 14

This Is Why I Never Had A Girlfriend In High School. I Looked 35 When I Was 14

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#45

My Grandma Sewed Me Some Sequined Socks And A Glove For My 10th Birthday Because I Was A Big Michael Jackson Fan

My Grandma Sewed Me Some Sequined Socks And A Glove For My 10th Birthday Because I Was A Big Michael Jackson Fan

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#46

My Dad Still Has These Photos Of Me Up In His Walls

My Dad Still Has These Photos Of Me Up In His Walls

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#47

My Sister And I Looking Hot In The 70's. I'm Headed To Woodstock... She's Off To Oktobetfest!

My Sister And I Looking Hot In The 70's. I'm Headed To Woodstock... She's Off To Oktobetfest!

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#48

I Actually Went To College Like This

I Actually Went To College Like This

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Zenozenobee
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Easier to do this in college than when you apply for a job ;)

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#49

My Mom Made Matching Outfits For Me, My Fourth Grade Teacher, And Her Daughter

My Mom Made Matching Outfits For Me, My Fourth Grade Teacher, And Her Daughter

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#50

This Wasn't For Halloween... I Dressed Up Like This Every Day After I Came Home From School And Danced To The Musical 'Cats' For About A Year

This Wasn't For Halloween... I Dressed Up Like This Every Day After I Came Home From School And Danced To The Musical 'Cats' For About A Year

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Sia Parker
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet you can rock 'Memory' I used to come walk home in my mother's fur coat belting "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," and sang it in front of the whole speech class as part of our mandatory public speaking requirement... still wearing that damn coat.

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#51

I Thought I Was Super Hot In This

I Thought I Was Super Hot In This

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#53

Why Didn't My Parents Sit Me Down And Have A Word?

Why Didn't My Parents Sit Me Down And Have A Word?

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#54

I Used To Walk The Streets Talking About Anarchy... This Is Roughly 2003... I Walked Around Like That

I Used To Walk The Streets Talking About Anarchy... This Is Roughly 2003... I Walked Around Like That

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#55

A Decade Later, My Mom Still Tells Me This Is Her Favorite Senior Photo Of Me

A Decade Later, My Mom Still Tells Me This Is Her Favorite Senior Photo Of Me

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Char Char
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

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#57

In Response To The Friend With The Embarrassing Childhood Photo I Submit My Husband's

In Response To The Friend With The Embarrassing Childhood Photo I Submit My Husband's

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#58

Multi Colored Hair, Way Too Tight Girl-Hoody, Gym Pants Under Sagging Baggy Jeans, Necklace Made Of Monster Caps And Bandanas, And That Damn Zune

Multi Colored Hair, Way Too Tight Girl-Hoody, Gym Pants Under Sagging Baggy Jeans, Necklace Made Of Monster Caps And Bandanas, And That Damn Zune

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#59

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

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Anna Barceloca
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, sure, because mom jeans and Tamagotchi are clearly the oddest features in this picture... NOT.

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#60

It Was The 80's! All 8 Year Olds Dressed Like Librarians

It Was The 80's! All 8 Year Olds Dressed Like Librarians

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Kirsty Buckland
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look like you should be a receptionist for the Ghostbusters lol. Very cute though.

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#61

I Insisted That My Furby Be In My Sixth Grade School Picture With Me

I Insisted That My Furby Be In My Sixth Grade School Picture With Me

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#63

I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

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#64

I'm Reaaaaly Glad My Parents Still Have This On Their Fridge. 1998

I'm Reaaaaly Glad My Parents Still Have This On Their Fridge. 1998

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#65

My Karate Days. And Yes, I Picked Out The Background Myself

My Karate Days. And Yes, I Picked Out The Background Myself

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#67

I Have Nothing To Say

I Have Nothing To Say

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#68

My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photo

My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photo

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#69

Despite My Hair Stylist's Advice Against It I Always Requested This Ziggurat Cut

Despite My Hair Stylist's Advice Against It I Always Requested This Ziggurat Cut

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#70

Wore This Hand Knitted Jumper With Matching Beanie A Lot In High School

Wore This Hand Knitted Jumper With Matching Beanie A Lot In High School

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#71

15-Year-Old Me... Emo With Propeller Hat On Mackinac Island, MI

15-Year-Old Me... Emo With Propeller Hat On Mackinac Island, MI

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#72

Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

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Sweep the Leg
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to do this with those stretchy, wide headbands. I'd secure the phone in the headband, wrapped from top of head to under jaw. Kids these days will never know the struggle.

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#73

The 90's Were Not Kind To Me

The 90's Were Not Kind To Me

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#74

Everyone Knew Me

Everyone Knew Me

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JillVille Child Care
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaaahhh! Headgear flashbacks!! My classmates used to pull my hair out through the bands on the top of my head while sitting behind me. The worst ever. Braces were a cruel and unusual punishment to children too young to respect them.

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#75

Grew Up In A Predominately Black Neighborhood, Wanted To Fit In More

Grew Up In A Predominately Black Neighborhood, Wanted To Fit In More

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#76

I Was So Proud Of My Hair That Day. Scene Boy From First Period, I'm Coming For You

I Was So Proud Of My Hair That Day. Scene Boy From First Period, I'm Coming For You

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#77

My Hair Was An Actual Triangle In 1987

My Hair Was An Actual Triangle In 1987

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JillVille Child Care
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh man, I remember when my aunt permed my hair because it was the thing and mine looked just like this until an hour after the perm was done and I took a brush to it and ruined the whole thing! Still had triangle hair for a long time though, lol I feel ya!

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#79

8th Grade Winter Formal With My 7th Grade Boyfriend (1998)

8th Grade Winter Formal With My 7th Grade Boyfriend (1998)

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#82

My Sister Has Been Doing Her Best To Embarrass Me With Photos Of My Teenage Goth Years. I Regret Nothing. I Was So Cool

My Sister Has Been Doing Her Best To Embarrass Me With Photos Of My Teenage Goth Years. I Regret Nothing. I Was So Cool

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#83

A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

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#85

I Woke Up And Decided My Hair Was Gonna Be Yuuuuuuge

I Woke Up And Decided My Hair Was Gonna Be Yuuuuuuge

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#86

It Took 9 Years, But I Finally Finished That Moustache

It Took 9 Years, But I Finally Finished That Moustache

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#87

"Exploring My Options" My Senior Picture In Class Of 2000

"Exploring My Options" My Senior Picture In Class Of 2000

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