OT - Prom Fail

Submitted by Wizard Lips on May 5th, 2010 at 4:29 AM

So i was perusing the interwebs and came across an article on Digg called "140 Awesome Prom Fails (Pics)". I clicked on it. I saw this:


My mind was literally blown. That is all.



May 5th, 2010 at 7:17 AM ^

I dont' see any fail in that picture.  Besides, who am I to judge?  I never went to prom.

I wonder if this is going up on qbforce.com?


May 5th, 2010 at 7:48 AM ^

There's nothing remotely similar between Denard and his date and the other freaks in the list. Maybe the website creator is a Forcier family friend.


May 5th, 2010 at 8:17 AM ^

I just got blocked by the filter at work for "Adult Content"... Sweet.  Should have known better before clicking on that. What is this picture even of?


May 5th, 2010 at 8:37 AM ^

Yes, some of the outfits are ridiculous no matter where or when the photo was taken. But the real fail in many other examples is people removed from the culture of the time and place in which the picture was taken (e.g., old farts, city folk) attempting to judge and derogate the people in the picture. Denard's is an example of that kind of fail. 


May 5th, 2010 at 8:42 AM ^

And his date's dress, although a little vibrant, is pretty tame compared to what a lot of kids are wearing.  I don't see any "fail."

In fact, I'm guessing that a lot of these kids probably fit in with the rest of their classmates at their respective proms.

Every generation had their faux pas, maybe not in the eyes of their peers, but in the eyes of other generations or social networks.


May 5th, 2010 at 9:02 AM ^

Does anyone else find it odd that they aren't holding hands, rather, Denard looks like he is pulling her arm/hand closer to his, er, man parts?

Steve in PA

May 5th, 2010 at 9:21 AM ^

One can tell it's offseason when grown men are looking on strangers' prom pictures and making comments about dresses.  I sure hope there and no Dancing With the Stars or The View threads coming next.


September can't get here soon enough!

st barth

May 5th, 2010 at 10:01 AM ^

I think that if there's any fail in the prom picture at the top, it's probably in the poor background choice.  Some flowers or a tree might have been nice...even a blank white wall would have been better than half of a poster and an awkward shot angle that make the floor appear to be slightly tilted.

Then again, it's just a "proof" so maybe nobody bothered to buy it.


May 5th, 2010 at 10:20 AM ^

It's come to this, has it? We're at the point where a picture of a scholarship Michigan athlete is off topic? WHY DO YOU ALL DO IT WHY I DON'T UNDERSTAND


May 5th, 2010 at 10:22 AM ^

It's crazy to think about the fact that Denard hasn't even been on campus for 365 days yet.  Considering that Tate had (presumably) already completed his first spring practice with the team by the time this photo was taken, it's no wonder that the gap between the two QBs was so much bigger last year than it is this year.


May 5th, 2010 at 10:47 AM ^

I don't see the fail either.....it is not, perhaps, what I would wear to my prom, but nor is what I would wear to the prom something that Denard would want to wear to his prom. Ditto for his date and my date.

Perhaps, Denard and his peers would view what me and my date wore as fail. They would probably have more class than to re-post the picture somewhere and call it a FAIL.

Besides, they may not have had as many color/style options as the rest of us, because Denard has to wear flame-retardant, dilithium-proff clothing at all times and I would imagine, for safety reasons, so would his date. So there's that......




May 5th, 2010 at 10:50 AM ^

The photo is labeled "Fail" because (1) the girl's dress is absolutely made from the same material as the festive table accoutrements I once bought at 'Party City'.   Also, (2) the photo was taken in the back of a damn U-Haul (notice steel reinforced seams and rivets) by (3) a photographer on his knees.  Or He Pingping.

Who am I to judge? Homegirl's working it; Shoelace looks sweet.  And you know he got that dress off FAST.  Dreadlock ninja fast.


May 5th, 2010 at 3:16 PM ^

1. girl's dress - is this 'what not to wear now'? Where she is from it rox sox ;)

2. it is a photography backdrop that true, should not be used at that angle/elevation so the  seam/hangings don't show, but is not a Uhaul.

3. LOL @ pingping. Photog is definitely not in the right place, More than likely it was set up to try and get a glimpse and a few pix up some of the shorter dresses ;)

Who am I to judge? Homegirl's working it; Shoelace looks sweet.  And you know he got that dress off FAST.  Dreadlock ninja fast.

I hear that.  She is cute, hopefully he wasn't Dilithium fast after the dress came off.  


May 6th, 2010 at 2:36 PM ^

That is part of a wall or something else that extends straight up behind the backdrop.

The reflection is 180 degs opposite the banner, the roof of a trailer would be at a 90 angle and the reflection would appear accordingly.

[muttering to self]

I have just, actually, debated the angle of reflection in a stranger's prom photo as evidence of it being a trailer in the background or not. I really need a hobby or I could very likely require counseling before the off-season is over.

Potatoe salad is soooo good, maybe I will go outside and get some

[end muttering]

Note to self: hobbies, get a new one or resume an old one ASAP


May 5th, 2010 at 12:20 PM ^

I bought that dress first and now she's wearing the same one too!! AHHHHHHH

(runs into a corner for attention-seeking prom cry)

(your prom experience was not complete if 2 girls didnt wear the same dress unintentionally and FREAK OUT)


May 5th, 2010 at 12:43 PM ^

female perspective.  However, I assure you, there was only one potential "prom experience" event on the minds of most males.  The attire of their female guests was involed, but only because the guys were thinking about the method of which that attire could be expediantly removed.

Edit:  Bah.  Meant to be a reply to CleverMichiganReference's post above.


May 5th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

This is true, and I wholeheartedly admit to being really bored at senior prom for an entire hour before cutting out for the "after party."

I will add, however, that my high school was/is pretty damn trashy, so same dress confrontations occasionally escalate into 'girl fights.'