Monday, June 20, 2011

Conclusive Photographic Proof

I can now present definitive evidence that Jeff Poppen a.k.a. The Barefoot Farmer and I are in fact not the same person:

It was pointed out to me, though, that this is a bit like those "how many differences can you find between these two pictures" puzzles. The definitive mark at close range, of course, is beard dred versus beard braid. The braid is occasionally absent, being replaced with a wispy cascade of loose scruff; the dredlock in contrast is an invariant characteristic and its presence or absence is diagnostic. At a distance or through intervening vegetation (crowds, pickers-n-fiddlers, whatever) the generally paler, fluffier, and unconfined gizz of the farmer and his mane relative to the birder is helpful. Presence or absence of a shirt (particularly with a hawaiian print) can also be suggestive; shoes, however, are usually absent in both cases. Rumor has it that the birder is occasionally seen sporting antlers; this has not been confirmed in the peer-reviewed literature.

What, you thought I was talking about some other kind of photographic proof?


At 2:02 PM, Blogger cyberthrush said...

hmmm... looks like 2 separate people but I'll wait for Louis Bevier's analysis...


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