Monday, March 31, 2008

The Sophomore Attempt

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: The Sophomore Attempt
Genre: Emo
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thesophomoreattempt

Voting ends on: Monday, April 7th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One: 3 votes
Emo Edison: 19 votes
Curtains: 1 vote
Corey-By-The-Curtains: 1 (pity) vote
The Lightbulb: 6 votes
Folded Arms On The Left: 3 votes



Wow, I sensed definite hostility from some of the voters this time around. This installment of WICH was apparently too easy.

I'm sorry, but that's the way it goes sometimes, my friends.

I rolled a few of the votes into the "No One" category, but the Curtains and the Lightbulb made enough of a stink that I considered them as viable candidates.

But of course Curtains and Lightbulb were no match for Emo Edison. Emo Edison is in charge!

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36 comments:

McGone said...

You're not even trying this week, are you? It's Emo Edison there with the lightbulb.

If not the leader, he's definitely the Idea Man.

Splotchy said...

I'm still exhausted from that Corvus Corax post.

I thought I'd refrain from heavy lifting this week.

p0nk said...

pretty boy in the back doesn't want to admit it but, after all this is his parents' house they're using, but edison is in charge. scruffy dude on the left supplies the herb, but Spicoli on the right smokes most of it. Future Bulgarian Women's weightlifting champion (far right back) isn't even sure why he/she is in this picture.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

While I'm sad that the answer is so obvious, for me it has to be lightbulb guy.

Srawr42 said...

Light Bulb Man, duh!
All the others are simply in awe of his bulb.

Jillian said...

Lightbulb-Man isn't just just the leader of this group--he is the final hope for all humanity. A modern-day Christ. He can power a lightbulb with just his thumb and middle finger, he is the answer to the prayers of this modern, energy-conscious world.

His lowly disciples--pictured around him here--are the salt of the Earth, but they will carry his message of love and electricity to the masses.

A Jaded Girl said...

Im gonna go with the curtains in the background. Simply because I saw them first and not the band. If you dont even see the band at first glance then odviously they cant be in charge of anything. Curtains it is

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

i know that mr. lightbulb is going to win this one (and rightly so), but i'll toss a pity vote to corey-by-the-curtains.

BeckEye said...

Yeah, this is too easy. It's Idea Man up front. All the other moths are drawn to his light.

Signorina Creativita said...

The Emile Hirsch doppleganger with the light bulb gets my vote. And, unlike my fellow voters, I applaud this week's simplicity. My rods are still recovering from the brutal onslaught of CC.

Adrian said...

Light Bulb. Totally.

Orange said...

Actually, to me, the guy holding the lightbulb looks like he's been put up to it. I'd say the guy on the left, with foldede arms - he's practically boring a hole in the lightbulb with his eyes...!

Kerry said...

Light bulb guy is in charge. He's got the rest of the band looking at a light bulb for Christ's sake. That's power.

Shawn said...

It's the Bam Margera looking guy with the lightbulb

Splotchy said...

Kerry, THE POWER OF THE SUN IN THE PALM OF MY HAND!!!!!

bizarro gnome said...

it's the lightbulb - but not the guy, but the lightbulb itself.

Lonie Polony said...

I'm also going to have to go for the easy answer, and say the human magneto.

P.S. Although, even a potato can be induced to power a small electrical device

P.P.S. Is that a wedding ring on the cord around his neck?

Manx said...

I'm going to have to go with their hair stylist since "hair" was my initial thought upon looking them.

My vote: The Trendy Hair Stylist.

FunkyBizzle said...

Mr. Electric

dguzman said...

To echo McGone, you must've been desperate for a band or something--if it's not the guy with the lightbulb, then their photographer needs to get fired.

Anna M-W said...

Guy with the lightbulb!

Have a great week!

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

It's actually light bulb guys over bearing father who's in charge.

Bloody Awful Poetry said...

I echo the opinion of bizarro gnome on this one.The lightbulb is in charge. Not dude-with-lightbulb.
Just the lightbulb.

Jess Wundrun said...

Of course it's the guy with the lightbulb.

He's the only one capable of growing facial hair and he won't let anyone else forget it either. So he always gets to hold the damned lightbulb.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

I looked at those eager young faces in search of a leader, and no-one spoke to me, so the guy with the prop lightbulb seems a likely candidate as he was given something to hold.
I wish to register some concern that these young men seem to be in someone's caravan, most likely their grandmas old caravan look at those nets....saints preserve us I can almost smell the creeping black mould.

Jared X said...

In the ancient times, the Lady of of the Lake decreed that whosoever should pull the self-lighting light bulb from the stone shall rightfully rule the band. So it's the guy holding "Excalibur" in the front.

I know I used this same logic last week for Corvus but it seemed just as applicable this week.

Gifted Typist said...

Lightbulb guy who looks like David Cook from this season's American Idol

akhullen said...

Some people have leadership foist upon them. The lightbulb is in charge of all of them, and they will foolishly regard the one who holds the torch aloft as their leader. He doesn't know quite what to do with this power, whatever, it's groovy. Righteous. Awesome? What do kids call it these days?

Lulubelle B said...

Nikola Tesla with the lightbulb is the easy choice, but it might actually be the guy in the black t-shirt on the left.

One Fine Weasel said...

have to agree with orange on this one: ginger combover boy with the intense look and the black & white t-shirt is the brains of this operation.

The Birch Family said...

Boy with the light, fo sho

Freida Bee said...

My vote is the lightbulb as well. It booms the disembodied voice that tells them how to wear their hair.

Freida Bee said...

OMG! Does the guy on the back left have his hand on a light switch. Maybe that front guy is just a fancy lamp.

Frustrated Writer said...

The light bulb man

Lott Holtz said...

Judging by their haircuts, I say their mom is in charge.

Crystal Lobna said...

The Light bulb