Monday, June 16, 2008

The Blow

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 Blow (original lineup)
Genre: Pop Somber Synthetika
Website: http://www.myspace.com/theblowus

Voting ends on: Monday, June 23th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)



THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One: 11 Votes
Shades Left: 2 votes
Sad Eye Panda: 6 votes


The voters surprised me this time around. Such hostility! Such anger!

The Blow nearly caused a riot! But can we really hold them responsible?

No one is in charge!

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25 comments:

p0nk said...

i assume the babysitter locked herself in the bathroom with the phone and spent the entire evening talking to her boyfriend while her two charges here found the sharpies.
If CPS isn't in charge yet, they should be.

BeckEye said...

Yeah, no one's in charge. These are just two little assholes.

McGone said...

The band's budget manager is in charge, because he/she saved a fortune by convincing these knuckleheads that a little powder, sharpie markers and gas station-bought sunglasses would make a killer publicity photo. And they fell for it.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'd say the face painter is in charge. These guys don't look like they're in charge of putting their own pants on.

(This would probably be a very bad week for the artists in question to stumble across WICH?, I reckon)

Anna M-W said...

I'm going to go with the fool in the white shades...he looks like he's ready to "blow" all right!

Lonie Polony said...

The guy with the sunglasses is in charge. The other one is so downtrodden he didn't realise the whole get-up was a joke.

Bonnie S said...

I think it's the manufacturer who sold the toothpaste and textas to these guys... what a con!

lol

Jared X said...

Could this photo have been the source of the McCain Campaign's horrible idea to place their pasty, doughy candidate in front of a green screen for a stump speech a few weeks ago? If so, they should've also done John McCain up in panda makeup and had him put on a pair of disposable white shades. Then we might've thought he was being ironic, even if we didn't quite get the joke.

John McCain's campaign manager is in charge, my friends.

A Jaded Girl said...

The special effects people are in charge. They had these 2 creeps thinking they were gonna "green screen" them into an environment(though im not sure what type)that would work well with their "make up". Special effects people it is.

Self said...

I'll tell you who isn't in charge: their eyes nor their brains. If I have to pick someone who's in charge, I pick the cameraman.

Kathryn said...

Um, I think they might be girls...

I'm going with pensive panda eyes on the right.

dguzman said...

I kinda think they both blow, you know?

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Dearie, dearie, I feel like looking away and quietly leaving this one, but I also think that sad eyes on the right is in charge, at least beacause the full horror of their siutation is just beginning to dawn on him, and he will eventually muster the balls to stop saying 'yes' and take his dignity back. Possibly.

Jennifer said...

The A.V. Club called - they want their dorks back.

The Birch Family said...

Between Tweedledum on the right, and Tweedledummer on the left, I have to go with Tweedledum... yikes!

p0nk said...

anybody remember that game/prank we used to play in jr high, where we would have our victim roll a quarter down their face onto a piece of paper and then circle the quarter's resting place with a pen or pencil. Have them repeat the process indefinitely as the ink transfers from the quarter to their face.
hilarity ensued.
this kind of reminds me of that.

thedudewhisperer@yahoo.com said...

he who is less happy is in charge.

BeckEye said...

Of all the bands you've featured, I wish one of these dudes would randomly find your blog and leave a comment, so we could all pile on.

Lott Holtz said...

People who smile are never in charge. Unsmiling Panda is in charge.

Splotchy said...

Lott, have you already forgotten Winky McWinkerson from the Belle and Sebastian post?

Jillian said...

I agree with Kathryn and Lott. Pensive Panda is in charge.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

Voodoo practioners? Fans of the movie "Live and Let Die?" Miserable a**clowns? Shades programs the drum machine; the Unsmiling One is in charge when he's not contemplating suicide or wondering why he can't get a girlfriend.

p0nk said...

beckeye, have you already forgotten about Arseny? or was that a sarcastic question?

Splotchy said...

I think Beckeye is daring The Blow to come around.

If they do come around, Beckeye is going to start wailing on them, and she expects us to be her backup.

I just want to say right here and now that I'm a lover, not a fighter.

BeckEye said...

Arseny was good people.

These dudes...now, I would enjoy picking on them if they popped in.