September 5, 2013

Mystery photograph of the day.

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IN THE COMMENTS: Inga says: "It's a young Meade! No mistaking that face. So he let you post it? Good man Meade, but you look older than 19 here."

"So he let you post it?" refers to the discussion in the comments to this recent post with a picture of me at age 19, which had commenters saying things like "I'd love to see a picture of your ex husband and Meade at that age, that would be fun." I said: "I have a great picture of Meade at that age, but he won't let me put it up. Really cute." Actually the picture above is Meade at about age 23 — what was he up to? — but here is the picture of Meade at age 19:

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33 comments:

David said...

Young Meade?

Inga said...

It's a young Meade! No mistaking that face. So he let you post it? Good man Meade, but you look older than 19 here.

TML said...

My first thought, too. Meade.

Inga said...

It must be the mustache.

D. said...

A young Ann? /sarc off

Meade said...

You're right, Inga - I was 23, working In a pottery in Colorado, getting ready to fire a beehive wood-burning kiln.

David said...

Hey Meade grow it out like that once more and head for the capitol square. Freak them out. Literally.

David said...

So I figure it first and Inga gets the credit?

War on men!

Anyway Meade, you were a handsome fellow. Still are.

I no longer allow photographs, by the way. You have to sneak up on me. I enjoy being old. But I liked looking young.

Inga said...

Ah ha! Thanks for letting Ann post your pic at 19, very handsome and the longish hair looks good, at 19 that is.

Ann Althouse said...

Credit to you too David, but I frontpagedc Inga because of the connection back to the earlier post, which is why I put this up.

Inga said...

Thanks Ann! Don't be mad David.

surfed said...

Yeah Meade, we out to let our freak flags fly again and grow it out. I keep threatening my daughter that I'm going to grow it out, put on my bell bottoms, Mexican peasant shirt and the boots with the big buckles. It would be far out man...if just for a season.

Meade said...

David: great idea. And, yes, point to you.

Surfed: hilarious.

Lydia said...

Put me in mind of this fellow. Not quite, but sorta separated at birth?

David Carlson said...

Meade thinking about women. Women who wear manolos, not keens. Because really, who would want to....

The Elder said...

What was he up to at age 23?

He was still playing in the mud, as I recall.

Terry said...

The pic looks like Meade is escaping from Luftstalag 17. A few tips: Hide the dirt from the tunnel in your pant cuffs and shake it out as you walk around the exercise yard. Your fellow prisoners who claim to speak fluent German may not really speak fluent German. Also, don't walk around whistling. That makes the Krauts suspicious these days.

Titus said...

Excellent pic!

Meade looks like a hippy. Meade, were you a hippy?

Althouse, were you a hippy?

What were those times like?

I was born in 70 and missed the hippy shit and my family was far from anything hippy unless my parents bowling at the Waun A Bowl was hippy.

SteveR said...

Given the recent discussions here, that immediately came to mind. Ann's young pick beats either of Meade's and I suspect he'd agree.

k said...

Laurence be cute as hell. But why do I think the 19-y-o is so much alluring? The hair (as I come from that age)? or what? The come-hither look is ... uh, shall we say, irresistible.

Steve Austin said...

I have to admit, when I first saw this I thought young Karleton Armstrong. Loose Juice down on the Mall.

Steve Austin said...

Then take the mustache from 23 year old Meade and put it on 19 year old Meade and you have Neil Peart. Drummer from Rush.

Do a google images search of "1970's Neil Peart". I think it is pretty close.

Austin said...

"Your German is good, and I hear also you French. Arms up!"

Don't make 'em like that anymore.

Mark said...

Nothing makes a liberal squirm as much as the idea of someone making a living with hands and wit. Hands are okay, as long as the person stays poor. Using the wits without proper certification in absolutely verboten.

Ctmom4 said...

I like the long hair! Doesn't work for everyone, but Meade wore it well.

Biff said...

An engineer's cap never - repeat - NEVER enhances ones looks.

I realize there may have been other forces at work here.

Leon said...

the jaw is a little squarer than mine but for half a second i thought that was me at 20.

Ann Althouse said...

"Laurence be cute as hell. But why do I think the 19-y-o is so much alluring? The hair (as I come from that age)? or what? The come-hither look is ... uh, shall we say, irresistible."

I think the "come-hither" look is even more compelling in the top photo (where I think he's cuter, even though I don't like mustaches, because he looks happier). Take into account that in the younger photo, he's in a photo booth. In the mustache photo, he's looking at a girl.

David said...

What girl?

Ann Althouse said...

"... Neil Peart...."

Meade is sooo much better looking than that guy.

madAsHell said...

Why does the picture from Colorado give off the Dan Aykroyd/Steve Martin wild-and-crazy-guy vibe?
It must be the hat.

Wayne said...

Halloo! My name is Inigo Montoya! You kill my father! Prepare to die!

Terry said...

Neil Peart interview, or why you should never take the political ideas of musicians seriously.
Never. Not even Bob Dylan. The well has been poisoned.
“I recall that NME interview very well because the conversation was great,” Peart recalls in an interview in the forthcoming new edition of Classic Rock. “And we all felt totally betrayed after, because we had a lovely time with the guy. I remember him being so courteous. It was so amicable. As far as I was concerned, we were just having an intellectual conversation. But these things are wide open to misinterpretation, and that was a classic case.”

Peart, who has since distanced himself from Rand’s writings, added: “I know where I fall politically. And I define it better now: I’m a libertarian, but a bleeding-heart libertarian.

“I believe in taxation and health care that is outside the usual libertarian mandate, because I don’t want people to have to suffer. It’s as simple as that. If people are suffering and I can help, I want to. But here’s the difference between being an idealist and a realist. Idealistically, I believe that we should help people. But realistically, do I think that government will do that? No.”

Peart defines ‘libertarianism’ as follows: “It’s enlightened self-interest. Free will. I’ve lived in the US for the last 10 years, and I wanted there to be a health care system. The little bit that there is, it’s a wonderful thing. So that’s an example of what I consider enlightened self-interest. That’s why I’m a bleeding-heart libertarian.

“Paul Theroux said: ‘A cynic is a disappointed idealist.’ But I’m not a cynic. I’m not disappointed. I’ve just broadened my idealism"