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Ze Frank's "Young Me, Now Me" Features Childhood Photographs Repeated Years Afterwards

First Posted: 11/07/11 09:00 AM ET   Updated: 11/07/11 09:00 AM ET

An internet legend in his own right, comedian Ze Frank often sets challenges to his followers. 'Young Me, Now Me', launched in summer 2010, became a phenomenon.

The principle is simple: find an old photograph of yourself or someone in your family, and then repeat the pose in as precise a manner as you can.

Some of the results, a compilation of which are about to published in a new book, are laugh-out-loud funny. Others are poignant reminders of how much people change - and how much they stay the same.

We've picked out some of our favorites from the book, alongside commentary by the people featured in the photographs.

Is there a photograph from your own childhood that you would want to replicate? Tell us about it in the comments.

Rocket Man
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I'd wanted a Rocket. It was a three-wheeled tricycle in blue. I'd seen it in Hamley's toy store and asked for it for Christmas. Come Christmas, I got some building blocks.

They were nice, but I think I must have made a fuss about not getting the Rocket. Sometime afterward, I remember coming home from school, and in the middle of the garden was The Tractor. I can't imagine being satisfied with a tractor out of the box, but I know I grew to love it as it was my first vehicle.

Forty years later, as an adult, you can see me pictured behind the one thing I wanted all along--a speedy racing trike!

-- Chris Joyce
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