Monday, July 28, 2008

The Silhouettes

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 Silhouettes
Genre: Doo-Wop
Website: http://www.thesilhouettes.org/ (Memorial site)

Voting ends on: Monday, August 4th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 2 votes
Seated - 9 votes
Jamie Foxx On The Right - 6 votes
Poofy-Haired Standing Center - 2 votes


Silhouettes, calm down! The seated gentleman is taking care of things -- he's in charge!

21 comments:

McGone said...

Obviously it is the seated gentleman. Aside from the fact that the others form a protective backdrop surrounding The Leader, he has the fullest mustache. Therefore he is the manliest.

Bonus Fun Fact: My uncle is in a band called The Silhouettes. He has no mustache however.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

I was nearly duped into voting for the "seated gentleman" as well, except that he isn't singing, and he's sitting; clearly he must be the drummer. I have to go with far right, standing, who isn't taking this very seriously, and therefore displays the casual confidence inherent in those born to lead.

Jess Wundrun said...

Is that Jamie Foxx at the far right? He is a busy man!

Tally me with rhubarb - Jamie is in charge.

Jared X said...

It’s the guy on the right,
Sha-na-na-na-sha-na-na-na-na-na,
He’s showing others the light,
Sha-na-na-na-sha-na-na-na-na-na,
Without him leading the show,
Sha-na-na-na-sha-na-na-na-na-na
The others wouldn’t know where to go,
Sha-na-na-na-sha-na-na-na-na-na
Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip
Boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom, hi-yo
Sha-na-na-na-sha-na-na-na-na-na
It’s the guy on the right

Splotchy said...

Jared, I couldn't help it, I had to closely inspect your comment.

I congratulate you on your accurate count of Sha-na-na's, yip's and boom's!

Now I need to get back to counting my toothpick collection.

lrousseau said...

Front row. mustache #4. so effortless!

Falwless said...

You all are missing the obvious. Who are they all spotlighting with their uplifted hands? That's right.

God is in charge here.

Amen.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

mcgone & rhubarb ranch make compelling arguments, but then i noticed another detail: the man in the top center is not pointing.

my guess is, just before this picture was taken, topcenter has informed the others of the lofty goals he has set for them (somewhere to their upper left), and they - in amazement - are pointing and saying "wow, all the way up there?!?" in unison.

plus, topcenter has a taller hairdo...

Bonnie S said...

The guy in the front

Dealer Man said...

My vote goes to the guy seated in the front. He's the only one not going "Oooohhhh" at whatever they are all staring at.

Obviously he saw The Object first, told the others of it, and was over the awe before they were all done staring.

Obviously the actions of a leader.

Lonie Polony said...

The guy standing out-of-shot is in charge. He is obviously a giant of such awesome proportion, gravitas and power that they can't help but stare, point and 'Ooo!' in wonder.

Kimizzy said...

There is a UFO headed straight toward earth.

While the others are gawking, amazed and wondering, He KNOWS what's going on. He's the only one with his mouth shut and an "I dare you" glare in His eyes. He is the Leader. El Capitan. The One who KNOWS wtf is going on.

He's cowering as the UFO heads straight toward his clueless band members. He plans to make his escape while his friends are being abducted. Then he'll make tons of money from foundations in their names. He'll cry and cry and wipe his tears with hundred dollar bills.

Jennifer said...

I'm going to go with Poofy Hair in the back. The others all have expressions of divine delight while he's got the "oh shit it's headed right for us" face on. As if he knows calamity is upon them. Obviously he is the most self-aware among them, therefore the leader.

tomnoir said...

I too am going to have to go for Young Jamie Foxx. As others have noted, Mr. Front and Center can't even be bothered to sing.

The reason everyone is looking up and to the right is that that's where the photographer is. Silly bastards assumed that's where the picture would be taken from too. Little did they know that the photographer is a photriloquist.

k_bluebird said...

Far right may be vying for leadership, but the look that front-and-center is giving him screams ICY DEATH. Far right is merely a subversive, and will be taken DOWN for having the audacity to compare himself to the REAL leader: sitting down guy.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

tomnoir: LOL "photriloquist"!

Anna M-W said...

I'm going with the Jamie Foxx look alike on the far right.

thedudewhisperer@yahoo.com said...

The mustaches are in charge.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Doo wop, how lovely.
It is seated man, he is not making the face ( no dang pursed lips for me, I am above such buffoonery), he merely assumed compliance but he wields the doo wopping pwoer in this outfit.

Ariella said...

Seated guy is the leader. He is not intimidated by those standing. CONFIDENCE.

Really though he is the coolest and therefore has my vote of being the leader.

I did have a laugh at Falwless's comment though. Hehe.

Jillian said...

The seated guy.