Monday, August 18, 2008

The Acacia Strain


This blog has been around for a little over a year, so as a celebration this week I'll be providing FIVE entries (one per day, M-F) to vote on instead of the customary one.

Happy Voting!

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

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 Acacia Strain
Genre: Metal

Voting ends on: Monday, August 25th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

George/Teller - 11 votes
Lennie/Penn - 8 votes
Guy In Skull Cap, Who For Some Reason Gets A Jaded Girl Going - 2 votes

Score one for the little people! George/Teller is in charge!

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McGone said...

There is a definite "Of Mice and Men" vibe going on here with the two in the forefront. So the tiny illustrated man on the left is in charge. Let's call him "George."

Anonymous said...

The man who is twice the size of the other three is surely the boss!
He also looks arrogant and domineering!

Jennifer said...

I agree with mcgone, although I would say that the tiny tattooed man is more like Teller to big scary multiplication shirt wearing Penn. Teller/George is in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

what, nobody's going to vote for the only white shirt in a sea of black? yeah, me neither... i vote for x24x on the right.

Jared X said...

We usually rule out drummers as leaders, but this is a metal band and the Laws of Metallica must be followed.

Law 1: The diminutive skinny dude is the drummer.

Law 2: If said diminutive skinny dude is from Denmark, he is in charge.

Law 3: The bass player shall wear white and shall have a strong fear of buses.

I have no idea if the diminutive skinny dude in front is from Denmark, but he sure looks angry. I'll say he's Ulrich and Mr. Multiplication Tables is Hetfield. Diminutive skinny dude is in charge.

Blaniage said...

Will Sasso's in charge. The miffed David Cross spent hundreds of dollars on sweet tats, but this was not enough to overcome Will's size and the volume of his JC Penney urbanwear t-shirt and cap. I'm not sure if the two guys in back are even part of the band. I suspect they're in line to use the can.

Dani said...

I vote tiny hatless man on the left because he bucked the trend and went without a hat.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

splotchy: congratulations on the one-year anniversary!

dani: now why didn't i pick up on that detail?!? ;)

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going with the obvious front right big bastard dude at the front and right. I would probably have a witty reason for this, but right now I'm pissed as a fart.

BeckEye said...

Tattooed Baby Huey there on the right.

Freida Bee said...

I vote for tat man. He's kinda cute and that shallow criteria dictates in our culture from time to time.

A Jaded Girl said...

Im actually going to vote for a member this time. I was going to vote for the white signature looking bits in the lower right hand corner but decided against it.

I vote for the man with the skull cap in the back. My reason being that guys in skull caps get me going for some reason.

I would also like to apologize for the TMI.

Dealer Man said...

My vote goes to Mr Multiplying in the front. There are many reasons for this, but the main one being the math on his shirt gives him the appearance of being the most intellegent in the group.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Ah Splotchy you spoil us.
Mr Multiply, he's a big chap who is not afraid to wear a totally ridiculous hat, his chin is raised and everyone else is gloomily nursing chinese hand burns, Mr Multipication is in charge.

Freida Bee said...

It seems the one thing we can all agree on is that it's not the guy in the rear on the right.

His ability to facilitate a consensus is shocking, but I'm sticking with tatman.

dguzman said...

I'm going with tiny tattooed guy; he is soooooooooo serious about his stain, I mean strain. said...

George! Those specs say artiste, yo.

Anna M-W said...

Short guy up front

Bonnie S said...

The one with glasses on, on the left

Sampada said...

the guy farthest from the camera..looks as if he took his position first and ordered mr x-man to set the timer, and the other two guys to stand so that he gets max possible footage at the back.

Jillian said...

Front left.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I accidentally stumbled upon this. What was the point of analyzing the acacia strain? almost everything, including conclusions, was wrong.


Splotchy said...

postxfuturistika, thanks for stumbling upon this blog, which I hope you will eventually realize is the font of all wisdom and knowledge.