What did you use to look like? Old photos.

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I want you to look at the suit some shuckster in town rented innocent 18 yr old me

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:39 (two years ago) link

It makes your legs look really short.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:50 (two years ago) link

Suit shuckster missed a trick by not renting you a box to stand on as well.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:51 (two years ago) link

just gonna say, if you was six inches taller that'd be fine

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:51 (two years ago) link

I'm five ten yiz dicks

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:02 (two years ago) link

who'd they make that suit for then? Shaq??

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:03 (two years ago) link

She was five nine yiz dicks

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:18 (two years ago) link

ah you look more dapper than i'd've done at 18 or in fact any time since

might have to find a photo of 4 year-old me with a dicky and waistcoat and bow-tie

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:24 (two years ago) link

Looking at that it has to be my dad's tb h

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:48 (two years ago) link

I have sod all pictures of me from any time really cos I hate having my picture taken, but this one made me laugh a bit just because of the deranged expression (my sister took the photo which is probably why I'm pulling the face)


This is me aged 20 with my mum (who was younger there than I am now by 4 years, ouch). I think I'd just graduated from uni, that's my room in the halls of residence. 20 years ago :(

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 2 November 2017 22:47 (two years ago) link

Deems once had something resembling actual hair, who knew etc

(it's a great pic dude)

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 2 November 2017 23:58 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

my wife just posted this on flickr, I think we are both 20 (I'm pretty sure I'm not 21 because I cut off my hair shortly after my 21st bday)


Οὖτις, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link


they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

Great pic! By coincidence, I cut off my hair ON my 21st bday.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

real heads will use their Bladerunner image enhancing software to note that I am wearing an Ice Cube "Lethal Injection" t-shirt in that photo

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link

I don't have any old photos of myself age 20, but imagine Garth from Wayne's World, but with Curtis Stiger's early 90s hairstyle.

2018 has to be better (snoball), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Video, not a photo. Me around 36 or 37, in the mid-late 90s (I'm at 0:56:30, and again at 1:30:00). These are outtakes from the documentary Vinyl; the director assembled them into a second film that got a one-time screening at Hot Docs a few years ago, and he posted it up on YouTube today.

Hard for me to watch this. I was still supply-teaching, and had been doing it for so long I was ready to pack it in and look for something else. I was drifting, to put it mildly.


clemenza, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:20 (one year ago) link

I'm probably going to watch that whole thing tonight.

everything, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

I liked what you had to say clemenza

Dan S, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:06 (one year ago) link

Thanks. I'm not so universal anymore on the idea that music hits you hardest when you're 11 or 12. I think there's still validity to that for someone my age, because you got your music from the radio. Thing are completely different now.

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:30 (one year ago) link

wow this is neat uncle clemence

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:34 (one year ago) link

awesome <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 September 2018 03:04 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

an old friend sent me a picture of me and an old cat, circa 2005.

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 March 2019 02:29 (ten months ago) link

not an old cat, obviously a very young cat. although he'd be old now. but i just mean, this cat was in the past. the good old past.


Karl Malone, Friday, 29 March 2019 02:29 (ten months ago) link

How have I never before contributed to this thread? Anyway, here's a photo of me at six months old:


And me at twelve years old:


The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Monday, 1 April 2019 20:32 (ten months ago) link


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 April 2019 23:15 (ten months ago) link

TYSM, VegemiteGrrrl. ❤️

In the second photo I was still growing out an ill-advised Dorothy Hamill haircut/'do; no one with hair as thick as mine used to be had any business with such a haircut. Two words as to why: "mushroom cloud".

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:21 (ten months ago) link

Deee you are such a cutie!

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:07 (ten months ago) link

This is me aged ten. At my grandparents place. Look at those plastic sandals. And argh wearing socks as well. Jfc. The pink boiler suit was expensive and I was mad proud wearing it. Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:14 (ten months ago) link


Why does the link not show up? Not cool enough? Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:14 (ten months ago) link

Me with my child bride, 1979


Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:57 (ten months 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 (ten 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.)


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

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

one month passes...

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


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

i <3 that gleeful photo of honor society dee

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

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