July 7, 2010

Is Drudge is trying to say something about hair...

My email informant says "It looks like Biden is about to swat that pesky Lohan."



I'm seeing a hair theme. The Lohan photo is obviously hair-centric. She's young and beautiful... and  deeply troubled and going to jail. The 2 older characters pictured in juxtaposition with her are possibly troubled, but not deeply, and they're not going to jail. They do not find themselves under the thumb of government power. They are the thumb. (Lindsay! Look out for that thumb!) But they are hair-challenged. Surely, they'd trade it all for fabulous hair. Biden has his long, sad history of hair transplants. And Hillary's hair has been a big topic as long as we've known her. And it looks particularly awful in that picture. That photograph seems to say: This is why older women are required to cut their hair short. She's raising a glass of white wine... as if she doesn't even care anymore. She's laughing. Biden is yelling. Lohan is swooning. Now, I'm seeing much more than a message about hair. It's about how the oldsters are crushing the young in America today.

39 comments:

David said...

Watch out, Lohan, you gorgeous mess. Hope you get it together babe. Beauty spends fast in alcoland.

EDH said...

It's about how the oldsters are crushing the young in America today.

Ah, the old "foot on the neck."

Jeffrey said...

Ann, I'm surprised you missed it this time. The Lohan photo is meant to contrast with the Holder photo of him holding his head in a similarly awkward fashion.

tim maguire said...

I think you're trying too hard. Most head shots will include hair. There's not much Drudge can do about that.

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David said...

Mitch H. said...
"Yeah, if Lohan represents the youth of America... we're screwed."

Yeah, but you're being screwed by Lindsey Lohan.

john said...

"I'm seeing a hair theme"

Really? I'm seeing an alcohol theme. Esp. lower left photo. (Biden OTOH seems always drunk.) Poor Lindsey tho, she's too young, and she actually had the makings of being a good actor.

Unlike the actors in the other two photos.

Oops. I guess I'm actually seeing a thespian theme.

bagoh20 said...

I don't think Lohan's problem is alcohol. It's stubbornness.

She is one of the few women that I think is sexier drunk. At least in that fantasy.

bagoh20 said...

I sometimes fantasize about Lindsey saying to me: "What a post! I wish I could post like you. Nice gud job!
Hi! frndz plzz must visit here." As she bends over.

edutcher said...

Halo Joe looks like he's doing a laying on of hands for Miss Lohan as Hillary chugs a Scotch saying, "My God, I can't believe that moron is his idea of gravitas".

bagoh20 said...

I don't think Lohan's problem is alcohol. It's stubbornness.

Her parents are the world's worst stage parents, apparently, and gave her no real guidance and a lousy example.

I also agree with john that she had ability, but she's throwing it away. A train wreck in the making.

She'll be lucky to see thirty.

dbp said...

La Lohan represents youth, who are in the throes of pleasure at being slapped around by powerful men (Biden). HRC looks on wistfully, remembering the days when she was young and was similarly shown that her man (or whatever) loved her.

Revenant said...

There's hope for Lohan. Look at Robert Downey Jr -- he turned it around big-time.

Irene said...

Mitch H. said, "And the Clinton photo makes it look like she's decided, "screw it, I'm gonna be Tip O'Neill for the rest of my career". Or maybe Pat Moynihan."

It's more proof of the Althouse axiom: put a glass in a woman's hand, and people will say she looks like a drunk.

deborah said...

Meh, I think our hostess is reaching or has just made up a new game.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What is it with the stupid, preppy, swishy way that Obama and the other guy in the photo are carrying their jackets? I noticed other Congressmen doing the same thing. Finger hooked through a loop and the coat draped over their shoulders.

Is it a Washington DC thing? I've never seen anyone with that affectation before. It reminds me of the snotty frat boys in the movies who have their cashmere cardigan arms tied around their necks.

Whatever it is...it looks ridiculous

Giraffe said...

My goodness woman, you couldn't be more juvenile and catty if you tried.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

My goodness woman, you couldn't be more juvenile and catty if you tried.

You speaking at me?

I'm serious. I've never seen a man carry a coat that way in my life. Is it a regional thing? A social status thing?

It just looks weird to me.

deborah said...

"Whatever it is...it looks ridiculous."

I think that started back in the sixties, or so. It's kind of a fashion pose like you'd see in a catalog. Bam likes to strut his stuff, for sure.

deborah said...

I like that pic of Hillary. She looks laid back and in good humor, not sloshed.

ddh said...

You guys all missed it. The top photo shows Presidents Medvedev and Obama walking side by side, with the Russian wearing a blue tie and the American wearing a red one. Moreover, Medvedev's shirt has French cuffs, while Obama's has barrel cuffs.

deborah said...

"You guys all missed it. The top photo shows Presidents Medvedev and Obama walking side by side, with the Russian wearing a blue tie and the American wearing a red one. Moreover, Medvedev's shirt has French cuffs, while Obama's has barrel cuffs."

Nice pick up.

Giraffe said...

Sorry Dust Bunny Queen, I should have been more specific. That was directed at Ms. Althouse.

Irene said...

DBQ, I think Deborah nailed the jacket observation with the sixties reference.

It's like Rat Pack meets Mad Men meets early Kinks.

JAL said...

And Holder is Obama snooting.

(Above R)

JAL said...

Maybe we should ask Garage why the Clinton photo does not definitively show her embarrassing the US by being totally snmashed?

Just wondering.

Jason said...

That's the best photo I've seen of Hillary Clinton in years.

If that were Hillary that ran for President, she'd be in the Oval Office now.

Jason said...

That's the best photo I've seen of Hillary Clinton in years.

If that were Hillary that ran for President, she'd be in the Oval Office now.

WV: Resshag

edutcher said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What is it with the stupid, preppy, swishy way that Obama and the other guy in the photo are carrying their jackets? I noticed other Congressmen doing the same thing. Finger hooked through a loop and the coat draped over their shoulders.

Is it a Washington DC thing? I've never seen anyone with that affectation before. It reminds me of the snotty frat boys in the movies who have their cashmere cardigan arms tied around their necks.

Whatever it is...it looks ridiculous


Hate to tell you, but that's a Frank Sinatra thing, often done when crooning, "One for my Baby".

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

I thought that the well tanned Biden photo had to do with the "tanning salons feel burned by 10% 'tan tax'" blurb just below him.

Hillary appears to be "comfortably numb" in that other shot.

Eric said...

The Lohan photo is obviously hair-centric. She's young and beautiful... and deeply troubled and going to jail.

These days she looks twenty years older than she is. I'm not sure if even drugs explain the degradation.

Eric said...

What is it with the stupid, preppy, swishy way that Obama and the other guy in the photo are carrying their jackets?

Jeez. First it was the shorts and now the way some guys carry their jackets. We just can't catch a break.

Eric said...

If that were Hillary that ran for President, she'd be in the Oval Office now.

I doubt it. Once the Democrats had revved up their white guilt machine Hillary was finished.

JAL said...

bago -- is that you in your picture?

ironrailsironweights said...

Speaking of hair, I'd say there's just about a 100% chance that Lindsay is completely hairless. It'll be interesting to see what happens during her stay in jail as inmates may not be allowed to shave. Though I'm sure once she's released all regrowth will be shaved away in a matter of hours.

Hillary's a tougher call. She's just old enough that she might have missed the shaving bandwagon. If she were five or especially ten years younger there'd be no doubt about her hairlessness, but as things stand I'd say it's 50-50.

Peter

William said...

In the picture, Biden looks like a sweaty, backwoods preacher, and Lohan looks like a sinner who has just been smite with the force of God's will.....Beautiful women create an air of melodrama about them. This is especially true of someone so patently self destructive as Lindsay. The twenty five year old liver organ is a wondrous thing that someone so gone as Lindsay still looks so good.... Everyone is hoping for some morality tale where Lindsay reaches a tragic end or, alternately, finds her footing and becomes a grand actress who incorporates all the confusion of living into her remake of Deep Throat. But some stories don't have a narrative arc. She could go on chasing her own tale (sorry) for another ten or twenty years without ever resolving or understanding the chaos that she generates and consumes.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Nah. He's trying to juxtapose petulance, bright white teeth and cold white wine against our declining economic times.

Lionheart said...

Sometimes a picture is just a picture and sometimes a set of pictures has no overarching theme. Althouse is getting like a high school English teacher who can find symbolism anywhere.

Chris said...

@ Dustbunnyqueen: yes, it's a DC thing. Wearing a polo shirt with the collar turned up is also a DC thing. Don't tell me it's not, because I've seen it with my own eyes: there, and nowhere else in my travels BUT there.

pinkmonkeybird said...

"Is Drudge is trying to say something about hair?"

As Bill said, "That depends on what the definition of the word 'is' is."