All of us have one or two embarrassing childhood photos that we would go to great lengths to hide away from the world. But these people decided to brave the cruel waters of the Internet and share some of the most cringe-worthy shots from their childhoods and youth days.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of best throwback photographs for the ultimate cringe effect. From odd hairstyles and accessories to questionable fashion choices, the list contains each person's bump (or perhaps even a trainwreck) on the road of searching for identity. So check them out and don't forget to vote and comment on your favorites!

#1

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

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Anouk
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2 years ago

Love the title :)

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#2

My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

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Maud Gakes
Community Member
2 years ago

OMFG Why does this has only 10 points??? This should be on the top!! This is amazing 😂😂

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#3

Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

ah the 60's, the music, the art, the freedom, the oh my god what the...

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#4

For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

stop looking at me... please stop

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#5

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

'96 was a helluva year

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#6

That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

in retrospect it's probably made you look like you've aged well?

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#7

In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

well at least you didn't blink

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#8

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

a lego baby

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#9

When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

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Aud Wey
Community Member
2 years ago

12?!!?

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#10

My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

i saw your hair once on google earth

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#11

Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

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bob
Community Member
2 years ago

If I cry more, I will die from dehydration...

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#12

My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

yes, yes it is.

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#13

This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

your poor mother

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#14

2006 Senior Picture

2006 Senior Picture

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

Duuuuude! Totally spat my coffee!

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#15

A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

it's like a 90's sofa ate you then threw you up

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#16

1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

The Cure: The Teen Days

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#17

Me And All My Hair In 1988

Me And All My Hair In 1988

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Aud Wey
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one!! You go girl!

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#18

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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Becky goodacre
Community Member
2 years ago

First Hands free phone!

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#19

My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

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Janet Clarke
Community Member
2 years ago

Because there is nothing more morally corrupt than spiky hair.

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

that's some impressive late 70's photoshopping though

Pamela
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg that's horrible ! But also funny lol

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 years ago

I kinda want to see the pre Photoshop picture..

Jef Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

The Photoshop job is pretty well done. I don't think I would have noticed.

Efia
Community Member
2 years ago

😂😂😂 so good

jevais
Community Member
2 years ago

Spikes are much better.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

Sue!!

Godspeed
Community Member
2 years ago

One safety pin for the right ear, the left ear, a nostril and a few for the lips. Oh, don't forget the eyelids.

Just Amiable
Community Member
2 years ago

AHaha Romper Stomper 😂..Damn it's been ages since I thought of movie😂

Rosy Roses
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣

Sara Shrader
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is more punk rock than the spikes

Patricia Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sorry, how is this better?

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahaha! Best description ever.! Should have added the original picture for reference!

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
2 years ago

Spiky hair is definitely one of the main signs of a sinful life (snort)

Lulu Sanchez Avalloni
Community Member
2 years ago

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA OMG YES

kathryn stretton
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a headfull.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 years ago

My aunt carefully feathered her flipped hair in the mid 60's school photo, photographer smoothed it into a 1950's flipped bob.

Martti Laurson
Community Member
2 years ago

What was the name of the dude in Scooby Doo? I think this is him IRL.

Cassie Hadad
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL. This is by far one of the best. LOL

jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

if my uni (christian or not) photo shopped my pic, I'd burn the bloody place down. That's just so creepy

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
2 years ago

A Jew-Fro!

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#20

I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
2 years ago

That is pretty stupendous hair, actually

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#21

The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

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TrueRavenclaw
Community Member
2 years ago

this is actually kind of cute

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#22

Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweet little pea. :-)

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#23

Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

I pull the same face in all photos.

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#24

It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

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Heather Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

Very mysterious!

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#25

Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Loving it!

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#26

1996 HS Yearbook Picture

1996 HS Yearbook Picture

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

noodles, i think i'll have noodles for lunch...

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#27

Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

A senior? Yikes

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#28

I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

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riley.girl
Community Member
2 years ago

Well then... 😐

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#29

My Uncle In The Early 80s

My Uncle In The Early 80s

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Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

Awe, he's such a cutie.

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#30

My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

a human baked potato

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#31

Everyone Knew Me

Everyone Knew Me

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

is it the fringe?

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#32

Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

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Ms. Understood
Community Member
2 years ago

Business in the front pa-just never mind.

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#33

Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

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Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

This caption tho! Perfectly sums it up.

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#34

First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

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Kawaii Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah you look like a seventh grader

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#35

The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

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Aud Wey
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope!

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#36

They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

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Jase Buel
Community Member
2 years ago

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Wtf

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#37

The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
2 years ago

When was this? I was think 80's but I don't remember the cat eyeliner

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#38

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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Thomas Kolev
Community Member
2 years ago

The longer you look at it, the worse it gets.

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#39

I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

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Simone
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually like his sense of style. <3

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#40

'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

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Matthew Hyder
Community Member
2 years ago

What's wrong with this one? o.o you're a ginger, that should be fine. :p

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#41

On My Way To Steal Ya Man

On My Way To Steal Ya Man

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Just Amiable
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope, just nope ✋

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#42

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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Kim Mahood
Community Member
2 years ago

That half eaten mask...

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#43

My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Baby Joe Dirt

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#44

My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

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DE Ray
Community Member
2 years ago

Both look great.

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#45

When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 years ago

one of those "I, Me, and Myself" sort of pictures

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#46

12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

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DE Ray
Community Member
2 years ago

It was.

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#47

When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait a sec, I think I saw that flick

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#48

I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

if oscar the grouch and the grinch adopted kids

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#49

I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

What a cool dude, lol

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#50

I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

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Becky goodacre
Community Member
2 years ago

Hammer time?

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#51

6th Grade Going On 60

6th Grade Going On 60

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AnnaB
Community Member
2 years ago

omg...

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#52

Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwww

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#53

Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

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Nugget Lol
Community Member
2 years ago

Honestly it's just the pose He looks pretty decent

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#54

I Went To School Like This More Than Once

I Went To School Like This More Than Once

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

sharkboy!

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#55

Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

it worked, you're still here

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#56

My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone got a pet Goth for Christmas.

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#57

Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

That is actually a gorgeous picture - despite the weird obsession for turning kids into jail bait photos.

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#58

Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

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Morph
Community Member
2 years ago

That pose...

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#59

In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

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Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

I also remember one time in 1990's when my big brother thought that it was cool to have more than one wristwatch so he used to wear 5 wristwatches once. I thought that he looked like Bananas Gorilla from Richard Scarry books. http://everythingbusytown.wikia.com/wiki/Bananas_Gorilla

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#60

My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

you forgot the mask

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#61

Senior Prom 2006, Went Stag

Senior Prom 2006, Went Stag

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Mafia.

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#62

"Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

"Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

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Pamela
Community Member
2 years ago

But you're so cute and love the hello kitty guitar lol

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#63

Parents Thought I Was Gay. Can't Say I Blame Them...

Parents Thought I Was Gay. Can't Say I Blame Them...

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Tina Becerra-Hinsley
Community Member
2 years ago

Blame?

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#64

I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

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Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

Kudos for the Led Zep t-shirt / pink fairy wings combo!

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#65

50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence

50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence