Sunday, September 25, 2005

Make a decision for me

I'm thinking of replacing my current profile picture with one taken last weekend when Rachel and I were in Kentucky. I've narrowed it down to the three below, which I have suddenly named Bourbon, Sleeve, and Beer. Which of these do you think I should use? Or should I just keep the current picture? Let me know what you think.

Bourbon

Here I am attempting to enjoy one of Kentucky's fine bourbons. That's a lie. I grabbed Dan's drink because I didn't want to be pictured holding a can of light beer. There's a lot of falsity to this picture -- I also don't smoke.

Sleeve

The immediate problem here is that someone else has gotten their sleeve into my picture. Secondly, I am pictured holding an American light beer (I can't now remember what it was) -- I am concerned that this light beer drinking sends the wrong message to today's impressionable youth.

Beer

It's got the usual elements -- me and beer. It's also got that "It's 5:01 p.m. and I just got off work" look, giving the false impression that I wear a tie to work.

18 comments:

Astrid said...

I'll go for your third/Beer-pic! It seems to say something like "Here, have a beer on me!" and I kinda really like that generous thought!

Huw said...

There's a lot to be said for a touch of duplicity now and again. Go for bourbon.

Charlotte said...

I like the Beer one best as well. It seems more genuine.

Beth G. said...

I prefer the third one, not for the type of alcoholic beverage, but rather for the type of wrinkles on your face. The first two pics have the "between the brow" vertical lines that imply that you're worried about paying your light bill or that you've witnessed a potential mugger walk by. The third pic has the horizontal forehead lines that imply you've just made some witty commentary and you're expecting our response.

Afe said...

I dunno man. I can't make a decision because I am swooning.

Is it hot in here?

Huw said...

OK, so actually Beth G.'s wrinkle analysis has won me over. Go beer!

Dave Morris said...

Third one. Mmmm. Beer.

Thomas said...

This is one handsome man.

kari said...

i vote for the bourbon -- by god, you could SELL that bourbon!

Geraint Criddle said...

Number three, but take it again with a pipe in your gob. Safe, clart.

Curly said...

I'm going to go against the general consensus and pick Bourbon although, I'm more a fan of the current picture.

Bourbon, the word, also reminds me of the biscuits - which I thouroughly enjoy dipping in tea.

heatherfeather said...

just because i'm a difficulty bringer, i like Sleeve. and you can crop that pesky sleeve right outta there.

i'm just saying is all.

bahyh!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The best part of all three pictures is the nice knot you have in the tie. I think maybe just post the tie in your profile, maybe with a can of Guinness.

lindsay said...

I like the bourbon photo...Criminy, has your hair always been so curly??

Jenny said...

I think you should go with photo number one.

Then you should stop changing your photo, you big Shirley girlpants.

Chris Cope said...

Lindsay -- Yep, it's always been this curly, which is why I generally have preferred to keep it short. It's unwieldy. And remember that when you and I were going to school in the early 90s (dear God, we are old), the popular male hairstyles were done in straight angles

Jenny -- I get to see you and the boy in a week! Woohoo! *Giddy Shirley pants celebration dance*

Greg said...

The fake mustachio one is the best. I know it's not one of the three choices, but that's why I'm awesome - I think outside the box, man!

Kossover said...

#3. Especially if the beer can in #2 is MGD, as apparently that is no longer a beer in Pennsylvania.

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