November 17, 2019

Image control.

32 comments:

Wince said...

I'm more interested in the guy dipping his nacho in the cheese substitute.

In an almost eucharistic ritual.

Rohan said...

To be fair, the Leafs were getting massacred last night. They lost 6-1 and played horribly. Dude's got a reason to be unhappy.

JML said...

How do you say, “He’s fooked.” In Canadian?

Ice Nine said...

They look like siblings to me.

TML said...

So weird when Internet worlds collide. I follow Rob on twitter and was momentarily confused to see his name and Tweet on Althouse.

The Vault Dweller said...

I'm not sure what to make of this form this one isolated scene. Assuming they are boyfriend and girlfriend, I could see her sensing that her boyfriend is really sad and upset about the way the game is turning out and she is trying to cheer him up. I think there is some evidence to suggest that if smile, even if it is forced and fake, it will make you feel better.

That being said I could also see her being completely uninterested in the game and firing off social media posts to keep herself entertained.

Bill Peschel said...

They look too much alike for them not to be brother and sister. Ending the clip by showing the score turns this vignette into a short story.

madAsHell said...

My niece is possessed by the same narcissistic demon. She takes selfies, and then evaluates the selfies on her phone. If she is dissatisfied with the result, then she either pouts until someone re-takes the photo, or she photoshops it.

Guess what!?! She can't keep a job, or a boyfriend!!

Sacto_Dave said...

Thanks for the laugh. I'm not going to overthink it. It was funny.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Depends where she’s posting to. At this point there aren’t many young men who don’t find Facebook, pardon the expression, gay. He may have just been automatically registering de rigueur disgust.

rehajm said...

Canadian teams suck at their own game. Is the Canadian government too involved with team operations?

American lefties must think hockey is only played in Canada- that mystical place they threaten to move to but never actually do.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Definitely brother and sister. Probably twins. He’s been tolerating her enthusiasms since birth.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

He's into hockey, she's into hokey.

...See?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

...or maybe he's into hokey too
2 synonyms:
forced · strained · studied · artificial · affected · put-on · pretended · false · feigned · manufactured · unnatural · labored

Phil said...

At first glance on the iPad I thought they were both mannequins.

Ken B said...

Bucks fans are so grudgy.

Skylark said...

I like this one from Montreal.

https://twitter.com/DallasStars/status/1190786677628964865

Ken B said...

They do look like twins — but the Educated Hillbilly is from Kentucky, right?

Skylark said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sebastian said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Skylark said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
R.J. Chatt said...

This is like a Rorschach test. No one knows for sure what is happening but what people see reflects their emotional and psychological reality, what they see confirms their beliefs -- much like overhearing a Trump phone call.

I think they are out on a date, she's there to be with him, not because she is a sports' fan. She couldn't care less about the game. She still wants to have a nice time and remember the date in a positive way. That's actually a compliment to him. He is smart enough to know this and comply with a smile because he wants the relationship to last. If she were his sister and not into the game she wouldn't be there to begin with, or she'd be laughing at him because that's what siblings do.

Amadeus 48 said...

The famous "selfie smile" in action. These young people have obviously mastered that smug "don't you wish you were me" look that goes anywhere, even when the Leafs are down 6-1.

Over fifty years of hurt for Leafs'fans.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I posted this below. perhaps this is

why Mayor Pete is surging

Quaestor said...

Ice hockey the last bastion of Western civilization...

Ah, crap.

madAsHell said...

why Mayor Pete is surging

I think it's the Alfred E. Newman vibe.

Mark said...

she's there to be with him, not because she is a sports' fan. She couldn't care less about the game

She's wearing a no. 34 hockey sweater. She's a fan.

mccullough said...

I agree. She’s the fan. He’s a pajama boy.

stevew said...

Mrs. stevew and MIL are always, always insisting on photos, selfies and the more traditional posed photo. I make that face nearly every time, but usually before the photo, and sometimes during.

Theranter said...

Attn. Prof. Althouse!

"NEW POCAHONTAS LOVE STORY
Elizabeth Warren wants everybody to know that she proposed to her husband after she saw him in shorts."

https://twitter.com/w_terrence/status/1196195151770730497

I haven't watched it to see if they were short-shorts. (Which I also think are revolting!)

Skylark said...

See Theranter’s post for one reason why Burgermeister Pete is surging.

Charlie Eklund said...

For years now, I’ve yearned for photographic evidence that Althouse Hillbillies really exist, and are not merely a figment of the imaginations of the deranged. Et, ouila!