04/03/2014 04:35 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2014

This Is the Absolute Weirdest Series of Stock Photos Ever

College Humor

Generally, the point of stock photos is to depict a wide variety of generic situations that will then be licensed by publishers to illustrate their articles. CollegeHumor uses stock photos all the time, and we've found a good deal of weird stuff before, but when I was searching for "middle-aged man crying" (as one has frequent cause to do), what I found was so much more than a middle-aged man crying. It was the stock photo journey of a lifetime.