Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Human Abstract


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 Human Abstract
Genre: Angsty!!!!
Website: http://www.thehumanabstract.com/

Voting ends on: Tuesday, August 26th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Pudgy Luke Wilson In The Middle - 6 votes
Hoodieless Jesus - 4 votes
Beardy Brunette - 2 votes
Purple Jacket - 3 votes
Quiet Confident Farter on The Right - 2 votes

Members of The Human Abstract, tremble before the searing, cleansing flames of Pudgy Luke Wilson. He is in charge!!!

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McGone said...

With the way the lights form an inverted V they seem to naturally point at Pudgy Luke Wilson, front and center.

Although, it also kind of looks like someone said "Biggest douchebag in the band, take one step forward" and all the other guys took one step back.

Dealer Man said...

My vote goes to the big hair in the back. With lemmings the leaders are first off the cliff with all the others following. Therefore the one closest to the apparent cliff edge is the leader.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Oooer tricky, Mr Beardy Brunette, he has composure and possibly is the more emotionally stable of the band, ( yep could even have a girl/boy friend too.)
Everyone else seems to be struggling with some angst so beardy Brunette is in charge.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Every dude except front and center guy is facing the camera dead on. Front and center guy has obviously been advised as to which angle is best for his face, therefore, this is his band.

Jennifer said...

I eliminate all members wearing hoodies - guy in the front is trying too hard. I'm going with Young Jesus in the back.

dguzman said...

What a lame name. I'm going with lame-o in the front and center as well. He looks almost painfully abstract.

thedudewhisperer@yahoo.com said...

nobody can be in control of the human abstact. it's just too, you know, abstract and stuff.

Jillian said...

I think it's dark eyes/purple jacket on the left. He is the most artsy-looking and he is wearing Rock Star Purple.

BeckEye said...

It's gotta be the squinty redhead up front.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

The obvious solution is the one at the point of the big V, but this one is misleading. In this case, all band members forming the V are the herd. The left and right members are the herders, and have their outer elbows extended to keep the rest in formation. And of those two, the one on the left has more decorations and is therefore in charge (much like in the army). The one on the right is second in command, signified by the roman numeral II on his shirt.

Dani said...

I'm voting for the guy with the scary eyes on the left. Mostly because he's frightened me in to not voting for anyone else.

Anna M-W said...

It's the dude in the front puffing his chest out.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going with the guy on the far right. He has the quietly confident look of someone who has just farted with impugnity.

Blaniage said...

I'm going with Black Hoodie on the right. He looks like the only guy casting a real shadow. Has anyone ever seen this band play live? I suspect Black Hoodie is a whiz at Photoshop and sound mixing. As I don't believe the other band members exist (outside of a well-cropped Sears catalog), Black Hoodie is in charge.

Anonymous said...

The "You looking at me ? " guy in the front and middle.
He is daring us not to vote for him !!

Sampada said...

the bearded man in the center..just look at the intensity in his eyes..if eyes could kill, i guess he'd commit at least 10 murders a day

Jared X said...

The three in the front look like Old School zombies. By Old School, I mean the George Romero zombies that stumble around saying "Brains, Brains ...", not the modern "28 Days Later" zombies that can run. Old School zombies are cool.

The short guy, back left, looks like a newfangled zombie that can run. That's cheating.

The only non-zombies are hoodie in the middle and Metal Hair, back right. Hoodie in the middle looks like the overconfident punk who is always next to get his brains eaten.

Metal Hair guy, back right, has the shotgun. He will survive to lead the Human Abstract past the zombies.

I love zombie movies. What were we talking about?

Dani said...

Okay don't tell my husband but I think I may have just fallen for Jared X

A Jaded Girl said...

Poufy haired blonde guy in the back.

I like guys with long hair.