Monday, November 3, 2008

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

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.

Band: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Genre: Indie

Voting ends on: Monday, November 10th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 4 votes
Shaker - 4 votes
Big Guy On The Left - 5 votes
Second From Left, Reaching For Gun - 2 votes

Size does matter, apparently. Congrats to the big palooka on the left! You're in charge!


McGone said...

The Shriners are in charge obviously. But if I had to choose, it's the first guy pouring his shaker on the curb.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going for the big guy on the left.

Oh, and to anyone who is interested, my Word Verification for this post is 'lionater'. As in "Psychotic Zoo Keeper IV: The Lionater"

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

I'd say the guy in the middle. He has the plan. "ok, now we pour the shaker"

And..not Word Verfication is 'palinf' which is funny cause I had naughty chat with somebody with that handle 10minutes ago.

p0nk said...

The big guy far left has some sort of alien breaking out of his forehead, causing his hat to fit oddly. He's in charge.

TheOtherJennifer said...

Is it not sacrilegious to dump one's martini on the ground? Blasphemy!

The designated driver is in charge.

Although I dig the fez (fezes?)

Dani said...

Ummm yeah proof of my geekdom. This is my actuall favorite band.

Anyway I vote big and frowny on the left do to the large frownyness of him.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

big guy on the left would be the obvious choice - except:

1) the band name implies that "me first" is in charge, not the "gimme gimmes".

2) the martini shaker had the drinks "first".

3) therefore, the man with the shaker is in charge.

A Jaded Girl said...


I am specifically voting No One for this week because of the awful crimes comitted against the innocent martini.

I dont have a problem...

the misomaniac said...

if one looks carefully, one sees that while everyone else is obediently and blinding dumping his martini, 2nd from the left is sneakily keeping his while pretending to conform. his right hand also appears to be reaching into his jacket, possibly to secure a gun. which he will then use to assert his superiority over the rest pf the gimme gimmes. what a trickster!

he's got the booze and the weaponry, so he's in charge!

Jared X said...

The band is not committing a sacrilege by "dumping" their drinks on the ground or committing "crimes against martinis." Quite the opposite, they're participating in the time-honored ritual of pouring libations. Out of respect for God (as in the Bible) or to open up a conversation with your ancestors (as in modern-day Africa), you pour a little of your drink on the ground and down the rest as you would a shot.

Since they're essentially in the midst of a toast (and not wasting alcohol), I have to vote for the guy on the left, who looks like he is in best position to open the conversation with their ancestors, the gods of rooooooooooooooock.

Since we're sharing our word verifications this week, mine is "ingalc," which sounds like a treatment for toenail fungus. Sorry if you're reading this in the morning.

tallyho said...

I have to vote for the very tall guy on the left. He must be like 6'8" or something. And we all know that the taller you are the more in charge you will be.
my verification word is: bulne makes me think of the blue man group, do they have blue knees?

Crap, I forgot to type it in now I have the word: reanc and that to me sounds like an old vcr name.

Anonymous said...

Big man? Middle man? Big man ? Middle man ?
Ok it is the Big man on the left !! said...

as usual, it's the dude with the shaker.

Jeff said...

I think all the fez hats are in charge. It's a total mind control thing. Think about it - what oxygen breathing individual would drive a flying carpet go-kart unless he was under the maniacal control of that woolen and tasseled chapeau of evil?

BeckEye said...

These guys are Shriners? Then their tiny little motorbikes are in charge.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Well, second from the left seems to be checking his watch, not pouring gin on the floor (?!? you Americans are so exotic), so, the need to check just how long this ridiculous farce has lasted rather than being completely absorded as the other grunts are, marks him as a leader.