Monday, April 5, 2010

Deep Purple

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: Deep Purple
Genre: Röck

Voting ends on: Monday, April 12th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended.

Liam Neeson in a bathrobe: 1 vote
Purple Nurple: 2 votes
Cigarette: 1 vote

I was really impressed by the thoughts and finely-nuanced reasoning behind everyone's vote. Purple Nurple is in charge, but let us still marvel at the majesty of a rock 'n roll bathrobe.


McGone said...

Obviously it's the guy comfortable enough to show up in his bathrobe. Just look at him... he's striking that Liam Neeson "Release the Kraken" stature from the new "Clash of the Titans."

Jared X said...

I agree with VP Biden that it's fucking great to see you again. Welcome the fuck back.

Nobody in Deep Purple is wearing purple. That'd have been a giveaway. Also, there's no water on which there can be smoke pointing to a leader.

So what does purple rhyme with? Nurple, of course. Mr. Bare Chest in the front is the only one who can readily be given a purple nurple. He's in charge.

Tom Braun said...

Who's in charge here? It's a tough call. This is clearly a band of leaders. Is it the guy who is so confident he showed up to the photo shoot in a bathrobe? The guy who showed up with no shirt? Or the guy who is so secure in his masculinity that he is touching the shoulder of the guy with no shirt? Some might be drawn to the man in the middle, but the insecurity that forces him to layer a vest over a shirt instead of rocking his naked pecs denies him this leadership opportunity.

No my friends, for the real brains of the operation we have to look to the lower left of the picture where our leader sits, bored by it all, taking a drag on his cigarette.

"But he's not shirtless," I hear you object. No my friend? Look again. That man is wearing only a jacket, and it could come off at any time.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

hooray for the brevity of your break!

re "this is clearly a band of leaders": agreed. three intense stares, two in bathrobes, two bare-chested, half with facial hair and half without, and one smoker... i guess it's the guy in front, but because he's the "power color" guy, not for jared's reason.