What is an Awkward Moment? Awkward moments are purely subjective to individual experience, but when an awkward moment does happen, it is a brief moment in time when we feel incompetent, embarrassed, unsure, or uneasy. They are those brief seconds which seem like minutes and those minutes which seem like hours. It is the time we lose some of our lofty self-image. Here a couple of examples of awkward moments: you walk in on your parents having sex, and they stare you down; you ask woman when her baby is due and then find out she isn’t pregnant; and, you walk in on your roommate practicing his kissing abilities on the mirror. As you could imagine, these are the moments where you are left speechless and you want to run away from the situation as fast as possible. In this video montage that I created, I have attempted to develop a somewhat awkward moment by asking people if I could take their photographs, and then without them knowing, continue to film them while they hold a long and awkward pose as they stare blankly into the camera.
Besides awkward moments, there are many products, videos, photographs, and other things in media that are just outright weird and uncomfortable. A few examples of other awkward things, that I will touch on in later blog posts, include: cross country shorts, Ferby dolls,”freak dancing” with the lights on, and contestants on American Idol that do not realize how painfully horrible they are at singing.
Remember, AWKWARD is subjective, so by no means am I an expert in the field. I just hope you readers will be able to relate to my opinions about the various things and stories in life that make me want to curl up into a little ball in the corner. Moreover, I hope this blog of awkward (BLAWKWARD) will not only convey the awkward in life, but also create an uneasy atmosphere in the viewing process.