What did you use to look like? Old photos.

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Me, mum and dad in Southport, approx July '73.

(Several ILXers will be sick of this photo by now).

http://photos7.flickr.com/6549260_04bd0abf8a_o.jpg

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

wow!

RJG (RJG), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:15 (fourteen years ago) link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/caitxa/pot.jpg

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Its sort of a running gag how often I've changed my hair and such.

me too trayce! and yes you do look a bit like me with the fringe.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:26 (fourteen years ago) link

http://starstarstar.net/babyglasses.jpg

here's me with my trademark black glasses, age 18 mos.

nb not really, this is a busted-out pair of my mom's I took to.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:28 (fourteen years ago) link

This is me in 1987 touring Spain with Felt and Biff Bang Pow. Photo by Phil King, who later joined Lush. He just sent it to me recently.

Momus (Momus), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:28 (fourteen years ago) link

http://starstarstar.net/motobaby.jpg

this might be my favorite family portrait, I'm 15 months and you can just see my head poking out of the sidecar. My parents are so good-looking.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:30 (fourteen years ago) link

what kind of zoo has toucans, penguins AND birds?

and only one alligator.

i have two more btw. will leave the addresses as an exercise for the reader.

koogs (koogs), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:43 (fourteen years ago) link

http://photos1.flickr.com/1060179_ae1b491d83.jpg

hahahahahaha

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevie you haven't changed.

tell me about it, andy. i lost every 'guess the baby photo' competition i ever entered at my old day job because *everyone guessed me within millisecondz!

stevie (stevie), Friday, 1 April 2005 16:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Loose Lips editorial session, Jan 2005:

http://photos.friendster.com/photos/30/38/2038303/11161321954032l.jpg

stevie (stevie), Friday, 1 April 2005 16:35 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.geocities.com/acewhiskey/deaux/pilgram.jpg

Aw, how I don't miss that fucking trailer.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 1 April 2005 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/jeannefury/beans.jpg

My grandma cut my hair. My mom nearly choked her.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Friday, 1 April 2005 16:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Ooopsie. That's tiny. Try this:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/jeannefury/beans.jpg

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Friday, 1 April 2005 16:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I want that hair!

Cathy (Cathy), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Jeff, that picture is kind of frightening.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:08 (fourteen years ago) link

These are so great!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Jeff's pic looks like a psychotic ventriloquist's dummy from a bad horror movie.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:14 (fourteen years ago) link

My favourite is Teeny in her glasses. I have no old photos of me, I'm afraid.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:16 (fourteen years ago) link

ihttp://dutchtoenglish.com/FranBettePatJean.jpg

Here's a photo of what my grandma and aunts used to look like. The tallest one standing is my grandma. She's 87 now. The one sitting is my aunt. I just bumped into her at the thrift store a few minutes ago.

Maria :D (Maria D.), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:23 (fourteen years ago) link

About... eight? I will never look this cool again.

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wadh1786/weeG.jpg

Eleven or so.

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wadh1786/weeG.jpg

PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN as fifteen y/o spotty teen...

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Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:25 (fourteen years ago) link

You didn't change a lot from 8 to 11...

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

haha oops! should be:
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wadh1786/Image.jpg

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Friday, 1 April 2005 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

http://ox.eicat.ca/~scarruthers/ilx/toothlessgrin.jpg

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Friday, 1 April 2005 18:43 (fourteen years ago) link

You damned adorable bastards.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 1 April 2005 18:48 (fourteen years ago) link

this is me with my brother. I'm 15, and I am on my way to a Maurice / Samhain show . . .

http://photos4.flickr.com/8120323_62fe7f263c_o.jpg


this is me one year later:

http://photos4.flickr.com/8120322_8de7fa4960_o.jpg


and here I am with my friend Katie

http://photos7.flickr.com/8120321_c555932943_o.jpg

Drew Daniel (Drew Daniel), Friday, 1 April 2005 18:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow, Drew, the 1987 asymmetrical haircut is either very late Human League or very early electroclash!

Momus (Momus), Friday, 1 April 2005 19:20 (fourteen years ago) link

gifts!

http://atlas.walagata.com/w/yourvictims/deathpicture.jpg

t0dd swiss, Friday, 1 April 2005 19:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow, Drew, the 1987 asymmetrical haircut is either very late Human League or very early electroclash!

neither, hardcore

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 1 April 2005 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link

My class at school, when I was 14.

I'm front row, furthest right.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Paronomasiac/scan0001.jpg

C J (C J), Friday, 1 April 2005 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Was that your school? Neat!

sugarpants: kind of blurry, kind of double (sugarpants), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Sugarpants looks like the coolest kid ever.

Thanks! I wish I still had that shirt. I miss those boots, too. Still the best outfit I have ever put together in my entire life.

sugarpants: kind of blurry, kind of double (sugarpants), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:22 (fourteen years ago) link

found a picture (can't directly link 'cause i don't wanna leech my friend's bandwidth):

http://www.minga.com/pictures/crazy-scans/Philmont-1991-Group-Photo.jpg

Philmont, New Mexico, 1991 - second row, far right.

yes, I was a Boy Scout.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Doesn't come up for me, hstencil.

x-post : That's great, miccio, especially the fact that the guy on the end has the last name Hamburger.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:33 (fourteen years ago) link

hmm, it's a big image. oh well.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/TheManthony/cub_scout_thugz.jpg

the kid with the most hair

miccio (miccio), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Awesome!

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 1 April 2005 20:48 (fourteen years ago) link

i hope Gareth or Matt DC post photos of themselves as kids with exactly the same eyebrows

Sven Basted (blueski), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:12 (fourteen years ago) link

rockin the liberty spikes at age 14 ihttp://members.aol.com/johnnyradpants/mowhawk.jpg

charleston charge (chaki), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:21 (fourteen years ago) link

rockin the liberty spikes at age 14 ihttp://members.aol.com/johnnyradpants/mohawk.jpg

charleston charge (chaki), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:21 (fourteen years ago) link

MICCIO EVEN THEN IT WAS APPARENT THAT YOU WOULD GROW UP TO LOVE AND ADMIRE FRED DURST!!!

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Miccio is sutting two seats away from a kid named CORY HAMBURGER. Which has got to be, like, the greatest name of all time.

Remy Ulysses Fitzgerald (x Jeremy), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Really? I think he so looks like a Guided by Voices fan waiting to happen. (NB I know next to nothing about Guided by Voices).

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:34 (fourteen years ago) link

CORY HAMBURGER

! d'oh!!

was cory hamburger the kid who was screaming "wu tang motherfuckers!" on yer school bus, anthony?

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:36 (fourteen years ago) link

i know too many people in Miccio's pictures. My gay best friend is in his cub scout pic looking like a THUG.

I don't know if i remember Cory Hamburger. He sounds HOT.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

also Gravel at age 8 looks like a child featured in a pamphlet distributed to women of child bearing age convincing them to have children - like who doesn't love this adorable kid sprawled out casually in a terry cloth dressing gown?

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:55 (fourteen years ago) link

MICCIO EVEN THEN IT WAS APPARENT THAT YOU WOULD GROW UP TO LOVE AND ADMIRE FRED DURST!!!

cuz I'm going "duhh..." in a class pic?

"Wu Tang Motherfuckers!" happened in Bloomington, IN, where we moved after living in Greeley (had we stayed I would have undoubtedly have met Mandee!).

miccio (miccio), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:57 (fourteen years ago) link

i should search cory hamburger down on classmates.com

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 1 April 2005 22:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Deee you are such a cutie!

Coming from a beauty such as yourself, that's high praise.

Ok, reaction time now that I've had enough time to peruse the entire thread:
1. I'm relieved not every one of you came across as looking Too Cool for School, because there's never been a point in my life when I've looked anywhere near "cool". So thanks a ton to those of you who posted adorable (or adorably awkward) photos of yourself!
2. It's kinda distressing how much my very first IRL crush resembled a perfect a 50%/50% mixture of young Ned and jel. Bus Pass Jel especially.
3. Michaels White and Jones were STONE COLD HOTTT OMG.
4. IDK if tera's still around these parts, but I love that with her I found someone whose childhood I could instantly find a kinship. My Catholic grade school uniforms looked a LOT like the ones shown in the group photo and Val Verde and Bexar counties aren't that far apart from each other; also, I too grew up surrounded by a significant majority of my fellow Chicanx people!
5. VG, your childhood photos were so precious, and the photo with you and your fiancée is seriously Relationship Goals.
6. I wish I could've seen a lot of the photos that now show up as broken image links. Ah well.
7. Onimo, that haircut in the most recent photo you've posted suited you perfectly.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:50 (eleven months ago) link

One more photo of me, this time at my National Honor Society induction ceremony toward the end of my sophomore year of high school, i.e. in the first year of eligibility (according to our school charter's rules). I was delirious with happiness at the time and it shows in the photo, because this had been my main goal since the very first day of high school. My parents, on the other hand.... (It's also crazy to note that out of the three people in the photo, I'm the only one who's still alive.)

https://oi21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/deethelurker/886390_10208142377468335_7989403232197110933_o.jpg

(BTW, notice how much my dad resembled a Native American Elvis Presley.)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:57 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

My sister just sent me this (mid-80s ish) one of her and I:

https://oi1091.photobucket.com/albums/i389/cryptosicko/jerin_zpsyiiurcfw.jpg

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:12 (ten months ago) link

i <3 that gleeful photo of honor society dee

estela, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:30 (ten months ago) link


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