Monday, April 21, 2008

The Proclaimers

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.

Band: The Proclaimers
Genre: Scotch Rock
Website: http://www.proclaimers.co.uk/

Voting ends on: Monday, April 28th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Everyone / No One: 9 votes
Lefty: 11 votes
Righty: 4 votes


Wow, this was a squeaker! Analyzing pictures of bands consisting of related individuals (particularly identical twins) ain't easy! I'll postpone my upcoming Ramones post so we can have some more time to recover.

When I first selected this picture I couldn't really see who was in charge, and it wasn't until people started voting that one of the Proclaimers' photodominance became evident.

Now when I look at Lefty I can't help but see the smoldering, confident gaze of actor David Caruso (which is something you don't want to really see, honestly). Congrats, Lefty! Keep on smolderin'!

27 comments:

Dave said...

This isn't fair anymore... Everyone knows identical twins are telepathic with each other and therefore neither can be the leader.

McGone said...

Since this is a tight shot we can't tell if they are actually conjoined twins which would make this a trick question. Even then though, only one head could be in charge or at least dominant.

So I shall go with Dude on Left because he is staring at us with confidence, while the other one looks like he is trying to focus his bifocals.

p0nk said...

if they were dressed identical, i'd have to say their mom was in charge, but guy on the left is breaking out by opening his coat against mom's wishes. He's in charge.

Jared X said...

I .. would ... walk ... five ...hundred ... miles ... and I ... would ... walk ... five ... hundred ... more .......

Being that they're Scottish, I vote for Rod Stewart (not pictured). As a parent, I could never choose between twins.

Lott Holtz said...

I say guy on the right, because I can see farther up his nose.

Jeff said...

The one wearing glasses. Er....the blonde. Ummm....

The one on the left. The one on the right has this "man, I shouldn't have eaten that last taco" look about him.

Jess Wundrun said...

The one in the middle.

BeckEye said...

Clearly, the brogue is in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

it's gotta be the guy on the left. head forward & not tilted, larger in frame, shoulderline higher, colorful collar visible. it's almost as if the guy on the right sneaked into the picture at the last second.

Srawr42 said...

The guy on the right.

The guy on the left just looks confused.

Lonie Polony said...

The twin on the left with the turtleneck is in charge. The other squintier Proclaimer is slightly more short-sighted, and therefore has to rely on his brother.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Righty. He is smaller and therefore has more of a Scotch-Napoleon complex.

One Fine Weasel said...

The one on the right, for the arrogant tilt of his chin.

Bloody Awful Poetry said...

Beckeye has got it spot-freaking-on.

Obviously, the Scottish accent is always in charge.
Always.
Unless there's a kilt thrown in, only then would we have a proper debate obout it.

A Jaded Girl said...

Dang it splotchy!!! You leave me minimal objects to vote for in the previous votings. I shall grasp at straws and say that the eye glasses are in charge. Without them the poor fellows would be able to see a dang thing. Eye glasses for sure.

A Jaded Girl said...

And once again i need to get more sleep or drink more coffee. The second to last sentence in my previous comment should read "without them, these poor fellows WOULDN'T be able to see a dang thing"

FunkyBizzle said...

The dude on the left - he appears to have slightly more hair.

J Dog said...

Who's ever door they are walking too. IF they are willing to walk 500 miles and then walk 500 more then THAT person has to be incharge.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

Turtleneck (left) is in charge. He was probably first one out; obviously he's the alpha twin. The other one is clearly the bodhran player.

sing_o_muse said...

Guy on the left. The Proclaimer on the right looks less comfortable.

Regardless, you couldn't understand what either one of them would say to you.

(Clever choice of photos. I'm still lobbying for more obscure groups, including some that aren't just white people.)

Splotchy said...

I'm still lobbying for more obscure groups, including some that aren't just white people.

I appreciate your opinion, but for the time being I am going to stick with old-fogey white arena rockers like the Changcuters :).

Jillian said...

I'm with j dog on this one--it's their true love, the one they walk the 1000 miles for. Talk about being in charge!

TWT: The Wellington Team said...

it is quite obviously the little purply-green aliens that are in charge.....
but to conform to popular opinion its the one on the left.
TWT

Tabbi said...

the left one

Tabbi said...

great blog by the way!!!

~M said...

Lefty.

Freida Bee said...

I am voting for the third of the TRIPLETS! Yes! The one taking the picture, making his brothers look bad, so he can get the ladies...