Checking my referrer logs today I came across two new blogs that mentioned SEB both of which made a comment about how scary my picture here on the site is. One was She Falters To Rise (which is a cool blog name) and the other is Baby Poop and Business Suits (also a very cool name in a funny way).
Now my purported scariness in that picture is a topic that has come up before and I keep trying to insist that my picture here isn’t scary at all. That, in fact, I had a much scarier picture in the original design that my wife made me take down because it was too scary. I can prove it too because I still have the original logo design on my HD. Here’s a cropped version of it:
See? Much scarier. This was pre-shaving my head, but I look like I’m just one idiot commenter away from climbing a clock tower with a high powered rifle. If I had stuck with that picture I’d understand why some folks think I’m just an angry white atheist who’s nothing but piss and vinegar all the time rather than the sweet and non-threatening teddy bear that the current pic clearly shows me as being. Dammit, I’m jovial looking in the current picture and I’m going to keep repeating that statement until you all start believing me.
What? That tactic seems to work for President Bush so why not me??
I’ve been trying to come up with a new layout for the site for awhile now anyway and I’ve had some good ideas for cool pics of myself I’d like to try and use, but I’ve not gotten around to asking someone to take said pictures of me yet. I suppose I should stop being narcissistic and just drop my pic from the site altogether as it’s more of a group project these days, but I have so few vices that I figure a little narcissism doesn’t hurt.
So, repeat after me: Les’s picture isn’t scary, it’s jovial! Like Santa Claus, only younger. And I want to give him a great big hug! … And a job. A job that pays an enormous salary for him being such a lovable hugable guy!
Oh! Ow! I’ve got to stop. I’m giving myself a tummy ache.