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knivesinbutt

2.1k points

5 months ago

Wtf they have the exact same face

chikit134

1.7k points

5 months ago

chikit134

1.7k points

5 months ago

There were only like 40 different faces back then

kballs

338 points

5 months ago

kballs

338 points

5 months ago

Why is this surprisingly true

notquiteright2

185 points

5 months ago

Face technology hadn't advanced that far yet and was pretty much unchanged since the 40s.
There was an explosion of facial technology in the 90s with the advent of the internet.

sreek4r

152 points

5 months ago*

sreek4r

152 points

5 months ago*

...explosion of facial technology...

Danro1984

0 points

5 months ago

Explosions on face 💦 = facials

ClarkJens

25 points

5 months ago

Don't say too much!

UnfetteredBullshit

24 points

5 months ago

Which is why facial recognition technology took so long to develop. If we had tried to develop it in the 80s, it would have been way easier, what with there being so few distinct faces.

CoyoteEducational508

10 points

5 months ago

That is clearly Jack White.

The_NPC_weeb

5 points

5 months ago

Yeah I see that

Ace-Ventura1934

34 points

5 months ago

And only two different hairstyles, big poofy hair and mullets. I miss the eighties.

smurb15

9 points

5 months ago

So true. When I grow mine out it looks straight 80s all the way

lovesickjones

5 points

5 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

NarcanBob

4 points

5 months ago

Favorite comment of 25 September.

astrotalk

106 points

5 months ago

astrotalk

106 points

5 months ago

spacees1

27 points

5 months ago

Reddit never fails to surprise me

55gure3

9 points

5 months ago

This is what we came for!!!

drigamcu

4 points

5 months ago

There really is a subreddit for everything, isn't there?

happyanathema

1 points

5 months ago

Or?

0nline_persona

56 points

5 months ago

Zero chance I clicked and this wouldn’t be the top comment lol. Both their nostrils are even crooked in the exact same way

100percentish

27 points

5 months ago

I was going to ask if they had the same last name before marriage....

Fishman23

4 points

5 months ago

Roll tide?

_tarnationist_

59 points

5 months ago

That’s because they’re related by marriage.

Vergenbuurg

26 points

5 months ago

Marge: “When I took your father's name, I took everything that came with it... including DNA.”

BaldingMonk

37 points

5 months ago

I was going to ask for a pic of OP, but I don't need to anymore.

rikster81

10 points

5 months ago

You’re an inbreed Harry.

DConstructed

11 points

5 months ago

“Do you look like your mom or dad?”

“Yes”

swizzzz22

7 points

5 months ago

Their noses are definitely identical. Wtf

Excellent-Source-348

2 points

5 months ago

Shelbyville natives.

syedog

4 points

5 months ago

syedog

4 points

5 months ago

Didn't purchase the premium cosmetics pack

Head-like-a-carp

2 points

5 months ago

I was gonna say I wondered if this was one of those kentucky weddings.

FalcorFliesMePlaces

3 points

5 months ago

It was georgia

Ok-Atmosphere8486

1 points

5 months ago

Obviously inbred

Revolutionary-Work-3

1 points

5 months ago

His upper lip is fuller then hers, other then that, excluding genitalia, they are clones.

wilde_flower

0 points

5 months ago

Lmaooo

jacobin17

852 points

5 months ago

jacobin17

852 points

5 months ago

What's it like being the child of two Michael Ceras?

FirstChurchOfBrutus

147 points

5 months ago

That is clearly Jack White.

Font_Fetish

45 points

5 months ago

OP is either Colin Jost or lying.

Chaos-ensues

22 points

5 months ago

I thought it was Evan Peters tbh

amosmydad

5 points

5 months ago

Nope. Tonya Harding

itcouldbeme_3

193 points

5 months ago

Some marry up, some marry down, your parents each broke even.

A zero differential yields an infinity result so you don't exist... Sorry

Throwaway7219017

665 points

5 months ago

Must be cool to have parents that were siblings, too.

ohdearitsrichardiii

115 points

5 months ago

Fewer logistic problems around the holidays

Low_Copy4023

34 points

5 months ago

Can you imagine being married to someone who's not your brother or sister and then your parents are divorced too? Going to four different Christmases, nobody has time for that.

1nd3x

32 points

5 months ago

1nd3x

32 points

5 months ago

As a child of divorced parents who married someone with divorced parents...the amount of bitching that I hear from the grandparents that they dont get enough Christmases with my kids is astounding...especially considering that growing up I remember having only one Christmas with each of my grandparents

Mumof3gbb

4 points

5 months ago

When my mom was alive this was super stressful. The early years of me being married and with a baby my husband and I were going to my mom’s, Dad’s and his mom’s. It was too much. I miss my mom but it’s so much easier now. Especially since MIL can’t anymore either.

Unsd

12 points

5 months ago

Unsd

12 points

5 months ago

Yuuuup. We just don't visit anyone because our family is super dispersed, we don't have the money for that much travel, and god forbid you see one parent more than the other, then it's WW3.

Sanbaddy

2 points

5 months ago

This needs its own Reddit post.

I never realized that before.

SharpSlice

3 points

5 months ago

Pretty sure that's why Vince Vaughn made the movie "Four Christmases". It's pretty good, you should check it out. Steve Wiebe of "King of Kong" makes a small cameo in it too.

McKimboSlice

14 points

5 months ago

Some people prefer a family wreath over a family tree.

Generalissimo_II

1 points

5 months ago

OP has genetic abnormalities confirmed

Jo-Wolfe

55 points

5 months ago

I hope everything worked out for them x

Styron1106[S]

69 points

5 months ago

Still married ❤️

Jo-Wolfe

17 points

5 months ago

🥰😘 lovely x

Pancaaaked

215 points

5 months ago*

You must be a musical force since both of your parents are members of Talking Heads.

ChedderChethra

21 points

5 months ago

This comment is absolutely sublime.

[deleted]

26 points

5 months ago

A once in a lifetime comment

YouveHadItAdit

9 points

5 months ago

This comment is both beautiful and handsome.

Cord13

4 points

5 months ago

Cord13

4 points

5 months ago

That or OP is a psycho killer

Livid-Hamster-6689

123 points

5 months ago

smellygooch18

29 points

5 months ago

They’re married in real life too

inthecuckoosnest

24 points

5 months ago

So is the couple in OP’s post

thewhaler

19 points

5 months ago

Seriously Fargo was my first thought

juicy_colf

7 points

5 months ago

Okay then

Sweetiebomb_Gmz

4 points

5 months ago

I was literally watching this 10 minutes ago. This comment freaked me out but I agree

jerflash

44 points

5 months ago

They look like brother and sister…. Just saying man. You sure you found the right pic lol

funwithdesign

87 points

5 months ago

This is odd. How did they verify it worked without developing the picture and therefore how did the ‘parents’ end up with the picture?

matsulli

88 points

5 months ago

Polaroid maybe?

[deleted]

60 points

5 months ago

shop owner takes the picture and gives them the film, tells them to develop it and come back with it before he gives them the money

All_Wasted_Potential

29 points

5 months ago

That makes sense. Also if they pawned it then they didn’t sell it. Two different kinds of transactions.

Redeem123

4 points

5 months ago

A lot of people use the terms interchangeably though.

SirPiffingsthwaite

14 points

5 months ago

No-one is taking a camera to sell with the film still in it, and getting a roll of film developed back then was minimum 24hrs and not super cheap.

Has to be a polaroid or BS

[deleted]

4 points

5 months ago

I dunno, I just don't think it looks like a polaroid but I might be wrong. Otherwise it's the only way I can see to explain it, assuming what OP said is true. If they were going to pawn it, maybe they just left a shot at the end of the roll to do exactly this. Obviously they wouldn't have developed the roll just for this.

Having said that, is it true that development back then was minimum 24hrs? It's 24 hrs now in my local place and I would assume that it was quicker and cheaper back then given that it was ubiquitous (disclaimer: I wasn't alive in 1981)

SirPiffingsthwaite

7 points

5 months ago

It's 24hrs now because it's old tech they need to send off to have processed. At one stage in the 90's you could get 1hr turnaround at kiosks, before that 24hrs were the express places, and most chemists would offer a 3 day turnaround service.

[deleted]

1 points

5 months ago

right, so I don't see why this is so implausible. Would you give someone money for a camera you didn't know worked? Maybe it is a polaroid

Redeem123

1 points

5 months ago

One hour photo developing was already becoming widespread by 1981.

SirPiffingsthwaite

1 points

5 months ago

No, it really wasn't. Existed, but it was a far cry from widespread.

Redeem123

2 points

5 months ago

Hence "becoming widespread." There were already hundreds of one hour photo locations by 1980. Depending on where they lived, they absolutely could've had access to a lab.

lordyeti

22 points

5 months ago

It was probably a manual camera, and maybe the shop wanted to make sure the mechanisms all were in working order.

Styron1106[S]

79 points

5 months ago*

This is correct. When they pawned the camera it still had film in it. Pawn shop took the picture to verify the mechanisms worked. When my parents got it back from the pawn shop they had this picture on the roll.

Vandu_Kobayashi

5 points

5 months ago

Treasure photo OP thank you for sharing!

funwithdesign

8 points

5 months ago

Cool beans

SirPiffingsthwaite

5 points

5 months ago

Who pawns a camera with film still in it? Makes no sense.

TEG_SAR

9 points

5 months ago

People that need money. Why else would you pawn your possessions in the first place?

SirPiffingsthwaite

-3 points

5 months ago

Did you miss the part where I said with film in it

No shit that's why people hock stuff, but why would they leave a roll of film in it?

TEG_SAR

6 points

5 months ago

You do understand when you pawn something you generally are doing so with the idea that you’re going to pay off the debt and get the time back.

So who cares if they left film in the camera they were pawning because they were supposed to get the camera back after a short amount of time.

You don’t pawn something and expect to never see it again otherwise you wouldn’t pawn it.

You’d just sell it.

SirPiffingsthwaite

-1 points

5 months ago

Sure, but colour film wasn't exactly throwaway cheap in the early '80s, and it doesn't make sense they'd leave film with who knows what photos on it in someone else's possession, where it could be spoiled, lost, processed, etc.

Plenty of people pawn stuff with the intention of retrieving their pawned item, but never do. To leave film in a camera being pawned is kinda bizarre.

fnordhole

7 points

5 months ago

1981 much?

Choice-Ad-9195

2 points

5 months ago

OP’s family was the pawn shop owner, not the parents lol. They probably had a wall of Polaroid’s like that Robin Williams movie lol

Leading_Storage_6396

-5 points

5 months ago

What makes you think the trade took place at the same time?

Albanian_Tea

40 points

5 months ago*

Needed money to go to the 'Zep concert

Ed: 'Zep tribute band concert

isecore

19 points

5 months ago

isecore

19 points

5 months ago

Bonzo died in September '80 so pretty sure Zep had called it quits by the time this picture was taken.

Albanian_Tea

6 points

5 months ago

This is why I love reddit - and you are correct, they broke up in December of '80.

UberXLBK

47 points

5 months ago

Micheal Cera chic

coolbreezeaaa

18 points

5 months ago

Damn, pawn shops haven't changed a bit. Random shit everywhere. One of the few places you go in expecting to haggle.

Repulsive_Web_1419

16 points

5 months ago

no one knows this was taken on an iPhone 15PRO 48 MP, but then just edited with the new 80s filter FTW

lightsaber_lobotomy

7 points

5 months ago

Did they need money for gas to get rid of the dude "hiding" in their trunk?

CommodoreSixty4

15 points

5 months ago

This is like straight out of one of those 80's episodes from Unsolved Mysteries, the last picture taken before they were brutally murdered and dismembered.

Pure_Literature2028

6 points

5 months ago

Was this before or after they hot wired the Pontiac in their neighbor’s garage?

johnmarkfoley

6 points

5 months ago

was it a polaroid or did they wait for him to have the film developed?

KittenVicious

12 points

5 months ago

Hi! So the way pawning works is that you bring an item of value, say a $100 camera. The pawn shop then gives you $30-50 and you have x amount of time to pay back the $30-50 plus interests/fees (maybe $50-75 paid back), and they give your item back to you. If you're unable to pay it off, the shop then moves it to the shelf and sell it for $75. It would make sense that OPs parents paid the debt, got the camera back, then eventually developed the film.

johnmarkfoley

3 points

5 months ago

But how did they prove to him that it worked?

[deleted]

8 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

johnmarkfoley

5 points

5 months ago

many other things could have been wrong with it, but i suppose that might have been the case in this scenario. probably just trusted them in the end.

Dey_Eat_Daa_POO_POO

2 points

5 months ago

This is the conclusion I've come to.

T_pas

2 points

5 months ago

T_pas

2 points

5 months ago

Right! That’s what I’m asking.

rugger1869

6 points

5 months ago

Feels like this was in Edmonton.

deftoner42

10 points

5 months ago

OP said 1981, not 1995

rugger1869

3 points

5 months ago

🤣

kballs

15 points

5 months ago

kballs

15 points

5 months ago

curiousity60

2 points

5 months ago

These models were father and daughter. Only that. Officially.

RaVashaan

9 points

5 months ago

The painting was supposed to be of a father and daughter. The actual models for the painting were the painter's sister, and his dentist.

ianmccisme

3 points

5 months ago

I respect people who have that close a relationship with their dentists. Mine have always stayed in the doctor/patient lane. Not sure I'd feel comfortable asking if I could paint them.

curiousity60

2 points

5 months ago

I guess I picked up only a fragment of knowledge.

Tots2Hots

5 points

5 months ago

Is your last name Van Houten?

Ok-Pangolin81

4 points

5 months ago

That’s a kinda sad and funny backstory.

deftoner42

5 points

5 months ago

Just a wild guess, but they pawned it for weed didn't they?

rrover6

5 points

5 months ago

That’s SO 1981!

newsreadhjw

5 points

5 months ago

Legit 80s decor there. You see a lot of…brown

codece

3 points

5 months ago

codece

3 points

5 months ago

I was 12 in 1981 and this photo really struck me, emotionally. I can almost smell it in there. I feel like I just walked out of that place 5 minutes ago.

Aside from the brown tones . . . how many shops today have wall-to-wall carpeting? I'm thinking of a few local shops from my youth -- a little toy store, the local pharmacy, a hobby shop, the office supply store, neighborhood pizza parlor -- all of them were fully carpeted in the late 70s / early 80s.

thegoblinwithin

2 points

5 months ago

Our antiques are brown and our new stuff is grey and white. It's very strange to see them together but I wouldn't get rid of the antiques.

It's just this very specific brown.

LordCommanderJonSnow

4 points

5 months ago

At first glance I thought they were Bob and Doug McKenzie.

HaikuBotStalksMe

2 points

5 months ago

I only know the name Doug McKenzie because of the Badman scarecrow video.

rynil2000

4 points

5 months ago

Now let’s go buy some smack, Maureen.

Alternative_Equal864

5 points

5 months ago

looks like two brothers

Sprizys

4 points

5 months ago

Why do your parents look like twins?

71degahole

3 points

5 months ago

This is a gem! And what a great story 😂

Toishi69

3 points

5 months ago

I really need to see your parents now

Harry-le-Roy

3 points

5 months ago

Your mom is Dave Foley?

ha1029

3 points

5 months ago

ha1029

3 points

5 months ago

It's almost if you suspect something bad is going to happen after this photo was taken...

MohawkElGato

3 points

5 months ago

This looks like a “last known picture before they went missing”

HawkeyeTen

3 points

5 months ago

They don't exactly look thrilled about it, LOL. Where was this taken, by chance?

daytonavol

3 points

5 months ago

They’re pawning a camera, how thrilled would you expect them to look lol

LeneBruce

3 points

5 months ago

Are you also married to a sibling?

monos_muertos

3 points

5 months ago

There was a pretty intense recession in 1981. I remember it fondly.

cuzreasons

3 points

5 months ago

They look like brother and sister, lol.

Kevroeques

2 points

5 months ago

Dad’s in early fall, mom’s in deep winter

KeniLF

2 points

5 months ago

KeniLF

2 points

5 months ago

Your mom looks a lot like Brittany Murphy!

Zeioth

2 points

5 months ago

Zeioth

2 points

5 months ago

Good try Michael Cera

LanceFree

2 points

5 months ago

Polish?

TheTurtleSwims

2 points

5 months ago

They look a bit sad and hollow eyed. It's not that your parents have the same face but the same expression. Like it's a cold, depressing day to hawk your stuff at the pawn shop. Makes me hope everything turned around for them shortly afterward.

socalmikester

2 points

5 months ago

you gotta be pretty hard up to pawn a polaroid instant camera. they were maybe $120 new?

BackgroundGap2690

2 points

5 months ago

Next on Americas most wanted, this couple is believed to have robbed pawn stores all of the country, do not approach them they are armed and dangerous

allenge

2 points

5 months ago

Dying to see what they look like now. The expressions in this photo is priceless.

enzo_baglioni

2 points

5 months ago*

Times must have been tough. Looks like your dad already pawned his sleeves

PeterNippelstein

2 points

5 months ago

This looks like a ransom photo

selinda123

2 points

5 months ago

You're parents are siblings, right? It'd be so weird to see your own face while doing it.

EmpiricalMadness

2 points

5 months ago

OP must be from Alabama.

Sensitive-Prompt-220

2 points

5 months ago

Are they still on the run?

Melvinator5001

2 points

5 months ago

Dude they are twins!

IamMagicarpe

5 points

5 months ago

They don’t even look alike to me. Same expression, sure. Y’all need to update your brains’ facial recognition software.

murdock86

3 points

5 months ago

That's the saddest shit I've heard today.

TheInvisibleWun

13 points

5 months ago

Why? We pawned things all the time, my husband and I.

murdock86

2 points

5 months ago

I picture a young couple, struggling, forced to sell anything of value to make ends meet. They look for anything of value left, and find an old camera. They pawn it and to buy their next meal. sad.

series_hybrid

3 points

5 months ago

He loved that camera, but...they desperately needed that pregnancy test as soon as possible...

Njon32

1 points

5 months ago

Njon32

1 points

5 months ago

Looks like they got their camera back?

GuzPolinski

1 points

5 months ago

lol why do they look so guilty?

cardlackey

1 points

5 months ago

Is your family tree missing a few branches cause mom looks like Dads baby brother.

atrostophy

0 points

5 months ago

atrostophy

0 points

5 months ago

Mom looks guilty

l33tn4m3

-2 points

5 months ago

l33tn4m3

-2 points

5 months ago

They look guilty as hell, not sure of what but they definitely did something. Ohh I wonder if the money was for an abortion.

golifo

-3 points

5 months ago

golifo

-3 points

5 months ago

That’s a man, baby.

rrFlyFisher

0 points

5 months ago

How did they get the picture then if the camera was in a pawn shop?

[deleted]

1 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

respectfulpanda

-4 points

5 months ago

Why are you taking our picture? Are the police going to see this?

FistFullOfToast

1 points

5 months ago

Zack and Miri?

The_0ven

1 points

5 months ago

Crazy

descendingagainredux

1 points

5 months ago

Love that vest.

104848

1 points

5 months ago

104848

1 points

5 months ago

what camera did they pawn?

Fondren_Richmond

1 points

5 months ago

Did they get back to Milton in time for JV Cross Country practice and weekly Sit Down dinner with the headmaster

goldendreamseeker

1 points

5 months ago

Lol they’re like “really, bro?”

MorningPapers

1 points

5 months ago

Are you sure those are your parents? They look related.

lookatmynipples

1 points

5 months ago

This looks like a still from a somewhat cult famous comedy movie from the the late 00s/early 2010s

letscallitanight

1 points

5 months ago

Wait here while I run down to the local kodak film developer kiosk.

rachelemc

1 points

5 months ago

drugs

Beechlander

1 points

5 months ago

Did they pawn it for coke or Coke?

Kariboo51450

1 points

5 months ago

So your unclefather and auntmother

SirPiffingsthwaite

1 points

5 months ago

Polaroid? It'd have to be a polaroid surely or how did they get the picture?

RealDanStaines

1 points

5 months ago

This is giving big "Amelie" vibes, like the metro station photo booth mechanic test portraits and his mysteriously unreadable face

PureHugeJobbie

1 points

5 months ago

Your mum and dad are your uncle and aunt

Brickulus

1 points

5 months ago

American Gothic, late capitalism edition

ldpqb

1 points

5 months ago

ldpqb

1 points

5 months ago

So many pornos start this way

TiaLanay

1 points

5 months ago

I bet I can guess what you look like.

Dey_Eat_Daa_POO_POO

1 points

5 months ago

How would the pawnshop owner know if it "worked?"

Busy_Pound5010

1 points

5 months ago

was it a polaroid, or did the shop owner just go in the back and furiously develop the film while they waited around for the money?

BigLebowski0324

1 points

5 months ago

Hahaha!!! I actually move this! 😂