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Peculiar Picture #20
Ha.. I saw Jim Bakker...
By: Hilary on December 26, 2012
I see an aging Robert Wagner.
By: fishducky on December 26, 2012
Our tree is down and everything is stowed properly back in its resting place in the garage. First thing on our agenda this morning. Usually is and when it's done it's a wonderful thing. I love your wife's crazy aunt's idea though. That was brilliant. I see a guy standing on a hand grenade. Okay, I see someone that's at the end of his rope. Too many pressures and he's about to blow. Have a terrific day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on December 26, 2012
When I first saw the picture, before I read the story, he didn't look like anyone to me, but after I read it and I looked at it again, he looked like Mitt Romeny to me :) And I guess, considering the outcome of the presidential race, it's fitting, too :)
By: Kianwi on December 26, 2012
I agree with Kianwi it looks like Mitt Romney, not that you would have known that at the time.
By: PT Dilloway on December 26, 2012
Why is Richard Nixon standing on a hand grenade?
By: cranky on December 26, 2012
It still kind of looks like Nixon to me - but it's not the face so much as the hunched-up shoulders that takes me there :)
By: jenny_o on December 26, 2012
He looks like a used car salesman i once knew. No, i didn't buy that car.
By: messymimi on December 26, 2012
Mitt Romney??? Nah- what I see is the scary Middle East... but I also like Comedy Plus take on it- a man under pressure ready to blow! Christmas Trees? This is what I do since I developed an allergy to live evergreen trees (actually I think it's the chemicals they spray on them) http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2007/11/has-your-christmas-come-out-of-closet.html
By: Kathe W. on December 26, 2012
When I saw the painting at the top of your post, I didn't recognize his face. I saw a man with a tsunami behind him, and he was completely unaware. Then I looked at the entire painting. Bill Clintonish to me, but what do I know? Not much. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on December 26, 2012
Another vote for Robert Wagner. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the face. Under pressure, perhaps, waiting for the whole Natalie Wood demise debacle to blow up with new evidence.
By: Val on December 26, 2012
"What he felt like the minutes before his heart attack..." Don't you know the Christmas tree is supposed to be up for the 12 days of Christmas? You can't take it down until Epiphany. Those are the rules!
By: Pixel Peeper on December 26, 2012
Intriguing piece. A man who looks as though he is trying to convince someone of his sincerity on the top of an explosive situation. I read into it, that his ability to sell or convey his point is the trigger. Lack of success could have dire consequence.
By: Tom Cochrun on December 27, 2012
I wouldn't have said "Nixon" if you hadn't put the thought in my mind. Now that you have, that's ALL I can see. I do think the posture has a bit to do with it, too. Although I can say I recall Nixon standing in that exact way, it does look awkward enough to be him.
By: Suldog on December 27, 2012
That was supposed to read "Although I CAN'T say..."
By: Suldog on December 27, 2012
The first person that came to my mind was Michael Dukakis, which makes the grenade very appropriate. :) S
By: scott park on December 27, 2012
I guess I the middle east comes to mind to me, also; a precarious situation to say the least!
By: Eva Gallant on December 27, 2012
I see a generic stressed man, Stephen. But then again, I'm biased!
By: Bryan Jones on December 27, 2012
Yes, it's the hunchy shoulders combined with attitude that speak Nixon to me before the face. LOL! It doesn't appear to me he realizes he is standing on a grenade. As none of us really do. All of our days are numbered and we never know when the grenade will go off. ;)
By: Rita McGregor on December 27, 2012
By: B on December 27, 2012
Looks like Mitt Romney to me.
By: Bruce/Catalyst on December 27, 2012
I completely share Tom Cochran's assessment, with one addition. Perhaps it's because I just celebrated my 63rd birthday that I see a man with greying hair. I see someone--perhaps representing a regime, party, age group, dogma or government, and not a specific person--who has been powerful but may fear he no longer is as powerful. The irritation (hand on hip) and obsequiousness (bent-forward posture, hand at heart) hint at a loss of power when they're combined in this way. This aging of the person, group or dogma complicates the resolution of the urgent crisis. (Can you tell I write novels and not short stories?)
By: Linda P. on December 29, 2012
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