Friday, April 25, 2008

Thumbs Down

As requested, a photo of EE in his most common pose, suitable for framing and displaying above your computer as an inspiration.

65 comments:

Kiersten said...

lol. At least it was the thumb, and not another single finger.

Whirlochre said...

'Ha!' I thought. 'It's just a simple matter to invert this image 180 degrees in Photoshop and eternal praise is mine!'

But no. The thumb remains down. The image will not be manipulated and has power.

True evil...

ChrisEldin said...

Kiersten, LOL!!

sylvia said...

*ROTF* Excellent. As is Kiersten's comment.

Precie said...

Robin's going to have a field day with that thumb.

BuffySquirrel said...

Hah. While the picture was loading, I thought it was going to be of a hand dropping a ms into the bin! lol

Scott from Oregon said...

My first thought was "girlie hand", and my second thought was, "wanker hand".

After awhile, I warmed up to the idea that it may just be the hand of genius so I took a cold shower.

Phoenix said...

Well, Robin does not have access to Blogger for another few hours. I have, however, prepped her for the picture:

It is indeed a skin flick. In the flesh. And a quite funny position it is, too. Alas, however, it isn't "up" if you know what I mean.

Wonder if she makes it through the afternoon at work.

Dave F. said...

Well that ends the speculation that you were once Miss Snark. That's definitely a man's hand.

No ring marks are visible on the fourth finger.

And it's a small hand. A larger hand would have a longer thumb. That means EE never palms the BBall.

Ulysses said...

Phoenix, your sadism is an inspiration to me.

I'm now going to seek out every masochist I know and promise not to hit them.

Evil Editor said...

Actually, it's bigger than it appears. If you look closely you'll see the fingers aren't extended.

Dave F. said...

Well, it's smaller than my hand. I have big hands.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Holy God...

A favor? Measure from the tip of your middle finger to the base of your palm? Pretty please?

Kiersten said...

He he, thanks.

EE, did you see that agent Nathan Bransford wished you a happy anniversary? And, even more interesting, that another agent has started critiquing query letters...IN BLUE??

I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Please see http://www.nathanbransford.blogspot.com/ and http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

kitty said...

Make that two thumbs down for See No Evil. I, for one, am disappointed :(

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Evil Editor said...

I had to reduce it greatly just to fit it on the screen.

Dave F. said...

It's not that important. It was a silly, throw away comment. I just have big hands.

And just for Brenda - 19cm, 7.5 inches
And from tip of my little finger to tip of my thumb when stretched out on a piano keyboard - middle C to high F. That's 24.5cm or 9.25 in. Big hands from 15 years of lessons on keyboards when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

Dave, re the absence of rings--it's a *right* hand. Significant, or at least meaningful jewelry is generally worn on the left hand.

-jewelry fiend calendula

Julie Weathers said...

I had to reduce it greatly just to fit it on the screen.~

Ummm, yeah, that's what they all say. I'm not falling for that again.

Robin S. said...

Oh. My. God.

I can't say any more yet. I'm just, well, I can't think of anything yet.

Julie Weathers said...

Kiersten, Janet Reid is excellent in her critiques, but you do need to have your shark-proof underwear on and preferably not the thong ones.

She scares me worse than EE.

Luckily, she doesn't represent my genre, so I won't be querying her for real. I may, if I get drunk enough enter the shark pit one day before I do start querying, just to get all objections out of the way for the real thing.

Julie Weathers said...

Phoenix definitely is a sadist. Poor Robin.

Ulysses, that is just wrong. Hilarious, but wrong.

writtenwyrdd said...

Drat. I think that hand is younger than mine. My hopes are dashed.

Kiersten said...

Yeah, from what I saw her critiques were pretty good. I guess I'm just offended that she used blue.

Also, they aren't very funny. If you are going to rip my writing to shreds, at least make fun of it, too.

But any professional in publication who puts themselves out there as a service to writers is great.

Julie Weathers said...

Yeah, from what I saw her critiques were pretty good. I guess I'm just offended that she used blue.~

I think quite a few use blue for their comments.

When I get ready to query, I will post it here first and then with Janet. I'm working on that now, even though the book isn't done. However, I don't want to miss out on the shark pit and she may well decide it's too much work.

Agents and editors do have other jobs, so I am always grateful for any advice they give. I look at it like snow, though. Enjoy it while it's there and don't count on it forever.

Julie Weathers said...

Drat. I think that hand is younger than mine. My hopes are dashed.~

Same. That's all right. We can go to a conference together and troll for old curmudgeons. Of course, they are usually looking for hot, young things.

WW, we may be out of luck.

Evil Editor said...

Why are people hoping EE is old?

Kiersten said...

Older women always hit on my husband. Why limit yourselves, ladies? You're much more interesting than young floozies with no life experience.

Sorry, EE, I'm on bar withdrawl. I'll try not to post so much.

There's just so much to say about such a hand.

Julie Weathers said...

Why are people hoping EE is old?~

Should you explain this, WW, or do you want me to go?

BuffySquirrel said...

EE, they've seen your lovely home, and now they're scared they're too old ever to live in it with you.

Of course, you and I know you are far too devoted to the weredingoes ever to marry.

Dave F. said...

I seriously hope you're not older than I am.
I'd rather you be young.

Robin S. said...

Damn. I think that hand may the same age as my hand.

I love the wrist hairs. Mmmmmm. Nice stuff.

I swear, these pieces are killing me. Killing me, I say.

Julie Weathers said...

EE, they've seen your lovely home, and now they're scared they're too old ever to live in it with you.~

*Gasp*

Although door number one is quite nice, I'll choose door number two.

Robin S. said...

Wanna guess what I told my husband about you, to get him to stop saying stuff like Ohhhh - yoa on theh with the ed-it-ah again, ah you, Rob? (Brit version of speaking English, screwy, but what can you do...)

(I think he night have gotten a bit huffy last weekend, when I was waffling over discussing captions with you, or climbing naked in the hot tub with him. Sooooo, um, I told him, um....well, I'll leave it to your large and active and well-formed imagination to fill in the blanks.)

talpianna said...

I'm inspired to invent a new game: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Stiletto.

December/Stacia said...

Mmm. Sexy man hand. I especially like the strong wrist. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to challenge you to a game of thumb war, EE!

A.

Julie Weathers said...

Ooooh, thumb wars.

I like the veins, signs of good blood flow.

Evil Editor said...

Also good for heroin injections.

writtenwyrdd said...

Why are women hoping you are old, EE? We aren't, but in my experience, 40-something women don't get the 20- or 30-something men. *eyebrow waggle*

Besides, I like men who are older than me *eyebrow waggle increasing until one brow falls off and squirms away-- damn those caterpillars, anyhow!*

writtenwyrdd said...

Oh, and Julie, please give your version of this perspective. Longing to hear it!

Scott from Oregon said...

That's the kind of hand guys like me love to shake. Arrogant, sophisticated, manicured and oh so much fun to squeeze into gumby figures...

Evil Editor said...

Hey, if I unrolled those fingers you'd see the dirt under my nails from doing manly stuff like rebuilding carburetors and roofing houses and cleaning my guns.

writtenwyrdd said...

"Hey, if I unrolled those fingers you'd see the dirt under my nails from doing manly stuff like rebuilding carburetors and roofing houses and cleaning my guns."

Please tell me you aren't my ex-husband!

rod the roofer said...

You roof houses? Any good? Only I'm a man down at the moment, so if you could use the work...

Julie Weathers said...

Also good for heroin injections.~

What the heck? You're injecting heroines? Danged pervert.

What? Oh, sorry, heroin.

Nevermind.

Julie Weathers said...

Why are women hoping you are old, EE? We aren't, but in my experience, 40-something women don't get the 20- or 30-something men. *eyebrow waggle*~

*Picks up caterpillar and hands it back.*

Exactly. Of course, there aren't many 20-year-olds who interest me. A man should be old enough to be experienced, but not old enough to be a poster boy for Viagra.

Having said that, I am actually lusting after his inlaid floor. I am shy and delicate like a flower, after all.

Seriously, the most attractive part of a man, to me, is the eyes. I like smiling eyes with laugh lines.

Julie Weathers said...

That's the kind of hand guys like me love to shake. Arrogant, sophisticated, manicured and oh so much fun to squeeze into gumby figures...~

Phffft, be nice.

Dave F. said...

What was that famous quote about gun oil?
Oh yes - - I love the smell of gun oil in the morning.

blogless troll said...

You're index finger knuckle doesn't quite line up with the other three. It's probably nothing, but you should get that checked out.

McKoala said...

BT, genius.

Scott from Oregon said...

I've been blowing up that hand and studyin' it...

Seems like EE is exaggeratin' the manly work stuff just a little bit.

Let's start with what we know just by lookin'...

Tall man, regular or thinly boned. The kind of guy who looks good in a padded shouldered jacket and cuff links. The hand is not tanned nor stained, but is freckled, suggesting an auburn or light brown (but still slightly reddish) hair. The boniness of the joints suggest a long and bony nose, as well...
The lack of scarring means that wrench twisting hasn't much occured (maybe some fiddlin' with light bulbs or somethin') and there are no callouses suggesting a hammer or Senco has not been held even as a "helper". There is no oil embedded in the pores, ruling out most other mechanical enterprises, and the skin is thin over the knuckles, meaning no fighting or working on the knees.

The thumb nail is, however, extremely well filed and buffed, suggesting a vain man with time on his hands.

Most telling, though, is the flat spot on the thumb. That is caused by a man living in warmer climes, where one spends all day squishing mosquitos on their computer monitor...

Phoenix said...

Y'all definitely need to click Rod the Roofer's link if you haven't already. That's one of Rod's trademarks. He never shows up without a new and appropriate picture. In this case, it's why he's a man down currently.

So Scott, are you a practicing manologist, then? And if so, when are you going to get good enough at it you don't have to practice any more? Ba-da-bum.

Whirlochre said...

Great hand.

Looks as if it's equally capable of brushing gently through hair, manipulating pizza dough and doing that Spock thing on Klingon's necks.

Julie Weathers said...

I think we should have a thumbs down contest. Pictures of anon thumbs down and we can all guess what the owners do.

Julie Weathers said...

omgosh. I was thinking of applying to Rod, but not now.

talpianna said...

Julie, didn't Sherlock Holmes write a monograph on that?

McKoala said...

LOL JW. Better yet, a Name That Minion contest, based solely on hand photos.

Robin S. said...

OK, here's the thing. I miss so much of the good stuff after I go to bed- good thing it's still here when I wake up.

EE, that hand of yours was in a nice dream of mine last night.


And Rod, you're back,you're back! Love the photo, you nut. Come back more often!

Julie Weathers said...

Tal,

No idea about Sherlock Holmes. I have never read him.

freddie said...

Love the hand.

I like the other position—the one where the fingers are curved like claws—better. But this one is good.

Julie Weathers said...

Looks as if it's equally capable of brushing gently through hair,~

Agreed. Nothing better than sitting on the floor between a man's knees, while he brushes my hair. Hopefully, without rough fingernails to snag hair.

Mmmm good stuff.

Amber said...

Why are people hoping EE is old?

We're not hoping you're old at all. You've presented yourself to us as a man with gray hair, you know, and that sets an expectation of old.

writtenwyrdd said...

AFter that last comment, I'm half expecting our EE picture to either develop dark hair and male pattern baldness with a bad comb-over or just plain dark hair--which, I'm thinking, would result in a rather Hugh Jackman/Wolverine sort of look. So, don't forget the claws, EE! (I'd eyebrow waggle, but that seems to have developed a dangerous aftereffect.)

writtenwyrdd said...

OH, and EE? I found a picture. You can see the resemblance. NOW I have an idea for a novel cover, using this picture, when it's too late.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0120903/7&imgrefurl=http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0120903/Ss/0120903/7.html%3Fpath%3Dgallery%26path_key%3D0120903&h=412&w=500&sz=23&hl=en&start=9&um=1&tbnid=uLghWDwaqXINiM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwolverine%2Bhugh%2Bjackman%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN