Monday, January 7, 2008

Hall And Oates

Purpose:
Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

Disclaimer:
A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

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Band: Hall And Oates
Genre: Blue-Eyed Soul
Website: http://www.hallandoates.com/

Voting ends on: Monday, January 14th, 9:00am CST (GMT-6)


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One/ Everyone Is In Charge (Holland Oates) - 2 votes
(Jon, Beckeye)

The Straight-Ahead Looker - 4 votes
(DGuzman, McGone, Barbara, Randal G)

The 'Stache - 3 votes
(PJ, Freida Bee, Jess)


The 'Stache got far closer to leading this group than I thought possible, but Straight-Ahead Looker managed to squeak by with the most votes. Congrats! You're in charge!

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13 comments:

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I think they take turns. One's the alpha, then the other.

dguzman said...

I'm trying to imagine that I didn't already have them tattooed into the electronic files in my brain.... Let's see... be objective... I would've probably picked the guy looking straight at the camera instead of Mr. Mustache doing the coy profile thing.

PJ said...

It's the moustache. Not the guy with the 'tache, but the 'tache itself.

McGone said...

It looks like Oates is trying to secretly smell the spring-clean aroma of the leader's laundry detergent.

BeckEye said...

There is no leader. They are Hall and Oates. They are a package deal. Note the lackluster solo career of Just Plain Hall. Note that Just Plain Oates didn't even bother trying. It's kind of like asking someone (obviously a Christian someone) to pick between God or Jesus. Can't be done.

BeckEye said...

Ooh, I almost forgot a stupid story I once heard about them. Apparently, a fan came backstage after one of their concerts and asked which one of them was Holland Oates. So, if Holland Oates is the leader, my earlier point is made. They are one.

Freida Bee said...

I vote for the 'stache. You know Oates runs the show, but he is powered by the 'stache.

Jess Wundrun said...

I don't believe in haulin' oats. I prefer to buy mine locally.

[groan].

Please place me with pj and freida bee. I vote mustache.

BeckEye said...

I keep coming back to this photo. I'm struck by how much it looks like a poster for a gay porn. Or just a gay drama. (My roommate watches a lot of the HERE channel, so I would know.)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can never remember which one is which, and although I have to admit that Beckeye makes an excellent point that they are one and the same, I'll have to go with non-moustachio. Moustache guy looks submissive.

Randal Graves said...

It's all Hall, ya'll. Oates is the muscle to blondie's Pretty Boy Floyd.

Do not be taken in by the allure of the stache, no matter how sexy it is!

ADMIRAL said...

The fur is too thick but that's probably the only attribute that's still male.

everyonesgrandmom said...

I don't really think you can determine the leader strictly by the photo, but if I did I'd say the guy without the mustache. He is looking like he has that "in charge look". Where the mustached guy is kind of looking shy and downward. Based on the picture I'd say it is blondie.