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Candidate Graphics: Huckabee File
The pictures above are of Mike Huckabee. At left is his 1973 Hope High School Yearbook photo, appropriated from an online gallery at the Chicago Tribune
. In passing it along to fellow bloggers earlier today, I noted for the record that I am not sure if what’s on his head in that shot is hair, a hat, or some kind of clay formation. At right is a recent picture of Mr. Huckabee. Although his hairwhat remains of itseems to have overcome the dark sponge that was eating it, the Republican candidate has clearly forgotten an important lesson of his youth: when your teeth are ugly, keep your lips together when you smile.
The Dark Wraith will be offering more candidate graphics in the days and weeks ahead.
My dear Wraith...
I hope you are satisfied that I spent the last 10 minutes doing things to the 1973 pic just to attempt to identify what is on the Huckster's head. I'm going to need to bleach my eyes after this. I do wonder... It reminds me a lot of a plastic wig I had as a child...yes, a hollow flexible plastic molded behive for playing dress-up (as long as you didn't mind a sweaty head). So either the sponge theory is correct, he had a 'Fro, well sprayed with hairspray to achieve the highlights in the photo OR he was wearing a teen version of my plastic hair.
I knew exactly ONE white boy in our HS in Jersey who wore a 'fro (briefly) in those days-pot smoking hippie peacenik I helped with his underground paper(which story I should post on my blog, just for giggles) who according to the info posted at our alumni site has a male life partner now a days.
Of course, he may have been a huge fan of the Brady Bunch, and so emulated their hair style...
Good evening Dark Wraith,
I thought it looked like a football. Sorts of reminds me of the picture of the kitty with the hollowed out lime on his noggin. I would paste a link here, but I am too retarded to do it.
Here's the link to the image.
Good evening, Wild Clover.
Peter of Lone Tree thinks it's some kind of hat. That might be the case, but how many schools, especially back then, would let boys wear hats for school yearbook pictures?
I just don't know. Believe it or not, I'm sending Mr. Huckabee an e-mail message asking him to tell me what that is.
The Dark Wraith is looking forward to setting up an e-mail exchange with an important person.
Good Morning Dark Wraith...
I'm not sure that would be a formal yearbook picture...I have yearbook pics from that same year. Like every school picture since the dawn of time, there was a gradiated blue or grey background. School pics STILL are using that nice neutral background. This pic has a guy in a coat with a fur collar standing in front of what looks like a stone or cinderblock wall. Personally, I think it likely it is a candid shot from the yearbook, rather than the actual official pic...or he missed school the day the photos were taken and this was provided by him (we had a few of those each class).
I don't have any great yearbook stories from my 4 years, though I worked on it one year, but during my brother's tenure one of the fellows going to his HS got arrested for tresspassing at a local farm...the farmer got tired of him messing around sexually with his cows. This is amusing, but what the hysterical part was that the arrest occurred a month or two after the yearbook had been sent off for printing. That June, everyone was tickled by the lunchroom photo of the cow cassonova raising a carton of milk in salute with the caption "[whomever] samples the wares from the Snack Shack".
If that is a candid shot of the Huckster, one wonders what sort of caption was under his photo...
As I noted over on the parallel comment thread at Big Brass Blog, while doing some background research on Mr. Huckabee, I came across his oblique reference to liking the idea of seeing a certain famous model topless.
This, of course, set me on a plan to do a graphical post playing up the Huckabee fantasy; unfortunately, I have only one shot of said actress in a state such as Mr. Huckabee wants to see, but I have a far better photo of her in a rather more provocative (if obscenely sexist) photo. Sadly, that particular photograph is famous and includes another famous model in the all-together, so if I were to do a fun little Huckabee variation on it, I'd essentially be begging for a huge lawsuit filed by the original publisher's army of lawyers, and maybe even a couple more lawsuits filed by lawyers representing the nudity-oriented ladies.
The Dark Wraith is still fighting the urge,against his better judgment, to do the graphic.
Good morning, all.
Wild Clover, that story is...hilariously strange. Sampling huh? Maybe he was trying to get churned butter before the cow was milked?
As for Jersey Afro Boy, it looks like he found his match made in Velcro.
Yeah, like Scarlett would fall all over a guy with those chompers and scattershot vision. Maybe he oughta try wearing that thing on his noggin again, to distract us, you know?
DW, here's another one who shoulda learned about keeping their dental health more private.
That thing on his head looks like some sort of petroleum product. Speaking of which (How's that for a segue?), there's an article at Bloomberg entitled "Oil $200 Options Rise 10-Fold in Bet on Higher Crude."
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