I love photo bombs. A photo bomb, according to Urban Dictionary, is "Any time the background of a picture hijacks the original focus."
Awesome. The only thing better than a photo bomb is making a photo bomb happen yourself. That's right, the "reverse photo bomb." Take control of the bomb!
Sometimes you see something you can't believe. Something incredibly weird, scary, or both. And since you can't stare for fear of being caught, the only thing you can do is bomb a photo of your own so you can stare and admire that thing you saw for hours in the privacy and safety of your own dwelling …and show everyone you know.
Ah, the amazing reverse photo bomb. I have complied a list of my favorite 23 reverse bombs where people ruined their own photos for the sake of comedy and entertainment. That is something I respect. Good work guys. Check out the full list after the jump!
23. Bears Hump Reverse
Chuck has watched a lot of the Discovery channel, so he knew what these bears were doing when he had his bestie Robert take this pic at the local zoo. They laughed so hard they almost shot the milk they were drinking at lunch through their noses. Looks like you guys have some serious reverse photo bomb potential, but right now, you're at the end of the list.
22. Old Lady Reverse
Brad had a friend snap this pic because he was polite enough to wait to get this photo uploaded at home to laugh at this poor woman's horribly crippled back. You're kind of mean, but nice enough move, dude.
21. Funny Clothes Reverse
When you go to a couple's dinner that's so boring you have nothing else to do, you've got to resort to something. Why not make fun of people in weird outfits? Starts up a lively convo AND you get proof to show your other boring couple friends when they come over for grilled hamburgers! A for effort on this one, but they definitely need to work on finding better subjects.
20. Changing Butt Beach Reverse
Brendon and his girlfriend knew what they were doing when they took this pic of him and that wide right corner angle; they were getting gold on film. …And some person's pale butt.
19. Mardi Gras Reverse
There's no way Kevin and Tom would walk by that scary clown sitting on the edge of a garbage dumpster andnot capture him on film to terrify their friends. People drink a lot at Mardi Gras, but Kev and Tom were sharp enough to get a reverse photo bomb in on their weekend vacation. Nice.
This kangaroo was full of beans when he took this picture. As you may or may not know, kangas love reverse photo bombs, and this guy is no exception. Where's Jerry O'Connell when you need him to hop in the shot, Kangaroo Jack? Good pic, mate.
17. Club Reverse
No one takes pictures in a club– unless they're tools or capturing amazing reverse bomb moments. This pic is clearly the latter, since the people in the background are the tools. Great R.P.B., (reverse photo bomb) guys.
16. Passed Out Reverse
Ryan and Carter aren't taking a picture of themselves shaking hands, they're busting Jonathan who's drank too much strawberry Boone's Farm and passed out on the forest floor on their Eagle Boy Scout weekend.
Looks like someone's getting their sobriety patch taken away.
15. Beach Nap Reverse
Becky knew what she was doing when she had Katie pose for this picture.
That gross dude had been staring at them for forty minutes before he got tired and passed out. Now he's the one who's going to feel uncomfortable– or at least these girls can feel like they've avenged the beach pervert to some extent.
14. Concert Reverse
Sometimes you love Hanson so much, you can't miss an encore of "Mmmbop" to take a trip to the bathroom. I respect that, and the person who reverse bombed their pics of the show to snap this winner. They sacrificed a picture for Miss Pee Pee Pants instead of one of Taylor Hanson getting on his tour bus. Thanks, girls. OR guys, I'm not one to judge.
13. Beach Boner Reverse
There are a handful of beach boner reverse bombs. But can you imagine how funny this must have been– to have some old weirdo come chat you up, offer to buy you drinks, then order them with a raging "problem" in his speedos? Then you get it on camera!? Instant laughs and friendship for life. With that boner, that is. Kidding!
12. Obesity Reverse
Alright Tony, first of all, congrats on finding Coney Island. We were worried after what happened last time with those "hard to read maps;" but you made it this time. Good work on that. Second, nice job snapping someone in the background who is clearly struggling with their weight. You can now go home and prove to everyone who didn't know already what a huge d-bag you are. (Still a great reverse photo bomb.)
11. Rainbow Butt Reverse
Congrats, Rachel! You found someone at the TGI Friday's who looks dumber than you in your costume from 5th grade! Good work on the fake out. I bet people actually thought you were posing for a real picture; not for a reverse photo butt bomb. Congrats on the pic, but I need to be honest: it's time to get a big girl costume for Halloween. Grow up.
10. Boner Reverse
Holy Boner, Batman! I'm not going to lie, you're seeing some serious boners on this list. But this guy is not messing around. God knows his man parts are enough to take center stage. Reverse photo bombing is an art. Not quite there yet, but you're well on your way.
9. Glove Reverse
Hey, look! Nerds can reverse photo bomb too! Case in point: Kyle snapping on this latex glove and posing behind Terry's butt like he's about to do some serious damage. Hilarious! The best part is, they finished their Rube Goldberg project after these fun hijinks! Nice reverse bombing, Kyle!
8. Strip Club Reverse
Is this family in a strip club? Who knows and who cares?
These guys did a great job; even pointing their target out. Excellent work busting those big time sex hounds in the background. A+.
7. Old Lady Reverse
When Zach went to the riverboat casino, he didn't know he'd need his camera. Thank God he brought it. This old lady could be sleeping OR this old lady could be dead. Zach's not going to check. But he IS going to laugh at this pic after he counts that $5.42 he won at blackjack. Nice job, Zach.
6. Hands Pants Reverse
Oh, man. Not only did Natalie get in this pic and pose like a winner, she did it on the run. This lady with her hands down her pants in the background is on the move! She's got places to go, but Natalie still managed. Sweet reverse bomb, girl. Nice work.
5. Sidewalk Reverse
It's not always easy to get people while you're out and about. But Holly managed to hold it together so her and her husband could pretend they were taking a picture of this outdoor cafe so they could bust tightpantsman taking a beer down in public. I hope they frame this perfect reverse photo bomb and hang it next to their wedding picture, because this should be the second happiest day in their lives.
4. Kid Reverse
Does a child belong in a dong shop? Maybe. But getting a reverse photo bomb with a kid in an adult shop is well worth it no matter what your opinion is. Who knows, maybe it's bring your child to work day. Don't judge.
I mean, judge. It's hilarious.
3. Family Beach Reverse
This photo would be the ultimate R.P.B., if I could believe that a family as awesome as this could exist. Posing in front of a dude who's completely naked?
Coolest. Family. Ever.
But I'm not 100% sure it wasn't photoshopped, so it's #3. No matter what, it's #2 in my heart.
2. Hands Pants Reverse
This is a great, dare I say perfect, reverse photo bomb. Why? It's a great shot of the bomber AND the bombees. Finger to the mouth with a mischievous grin? Perfect! I can't tell you how proud I am for these people's bomb. Good work, crew.
1. Scary Old Lady Classic Reverse
This old lady changed my feelings about the internet forever. Once I saw her, I knew there was some serious treasures to be found. THIS is the ultimate reverse bomb. Thank you, girl in glasses and her co-conspirators. Thank you so very much.
What did I miss? Have your own bombs? Put 'em in the comments, and keep up the good work! Keep R.P.B.'ing!