Painful Family Pics Find Online Following

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 18, 2009 6:27 AM CDT
"When you're madly head-over-heels in love, why not shout it from the rooftops."   (Awkward Family Photos)
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(Newser) – If you think your crazy Uncle Jackie's penchant for lederhosen makes for some uncomfortable family images, you have an online refuge, reports the Telegraph., which debuted this month and is now pulling in 2 million visitors a day, struck a chord with everyone who's ever posed in matching Christmas sweaters. It's a chance to revel in a "communal celebration of awkwardness,” says one of the site’s founders—and book offers are already rolling in.

"I think there is something kind of cathartic for people about sharing the oddness of their families and that's what we hope the site will be,” he said, although some submissions have been just too weird to make the cut. "We had one woman send in a photo of her during a water birth. She thought it was awkward. We were disturbed.”