December 28, 2005
WOW! I liked this picture enough to steal it from here. I couldn't resist. I know fine art when I see it. It's not just the T-shirt that sends a message--- the entire picture speaks to me.
First, study the guy's body language. He's kinda bowed-up and hostile-looking, as if he's ready to scrap at the slightest provocation. You can't see 'em in the picture, but I suspect his hands are balled into fists. He's staring, all beady-eyed, directly into the camera through red-neck Terminator glasses. My gut reaction was, "Don't fuck with THAT guy! He looks mean."
Now, check his garb. Denim shirt, unbuttoned in the front to display a formidable beer belly and an insulting T-shirt. Cigar poking from his mouth like an accusing finger. Red-neck Terminator glasses. Wild, unkempt beard. Ridiculous knit cap. My gut reaction was, "Don't fuck with THAT guy! He looks like he don't give a shit."
Notice the background. He's standing on a hill with some scrub woods behind him. That mysterious object on the left resembles an outhouse with the front door off its hinges. On the back of his right hand, the guy sports what appears to be a burn-mark, probably sustained while operating his moonshine still. My gut reaction was, "Don't fuck with THAT guy! He looks like an inbred hillbilly."
See how that picture affected me? I saw a mean, bowed-up, beer-bellied, beady-eyed, crazy-lookin,' don't-give-a-shit, inbred, moonshine-making hillbilly, saying "Go Fuck Yourself" to the entire world. My gut reaction was, "WOW! I LIKE that picture!"
Was it good for you, too?
That's my Uncle, he loves you too. But since you weren't takin' the picture, just borrowed it, you can't tell how much he really cares... He's a good ol' boy.
sweetthing said that it looked kind a like me but my belly is bigger
I think it takes a lot of guts to pose for a picture wearing that hat!
That can't be your uncle Redneck, it's MY uncle-brother-daddy!
Not a bad picture, but there are a couple others GUYK linked in the same post that appealed to me more....just sayin'...
I wonder if he's single...
That's me in the picture with the "Great" t-shirt, and the lovely hat. It's not an outhouse in the back, it's a target. It was taken at a pistol range in Wisconsin. Yes we do have summer here, green grass and all, you betcha. Not all "Rednecks live in the south"
I was gunna say, that is one SHORT outhouse. Peeps that fit in there got no reason to live........or maybe they fit after 'ol pucker butt gets done wit um.
One thing seems to have slipped y'all's attention. The sign at the left says "pistol range". So our beer-gutted poster-boy is also packing heat somewhere.
Love that pix. He doesn't look mean to me though, he looks like most of neighbors when I lived on the farm. They used to get that look when they were about to rescue this hapless city girl from yet another idiotic disaster. I would caption that somethingl like: What? You backed your truck into the ditch again? Hold on I'll git the tractor...
I LOVE the hat. I find it very fetching and I'll bet somebody who loves him very much made it special for him.
Jerry Garcia is alive and well!
He's changed his tune.
At first glance, I, too, thought it was Guy. Then I realized that this MUST be Santa on December 26th, living it up in the warm South and pissed off to no end.