Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Rule Tom Pangelinan

New Rule. If you're going to have your picture in the newspaper every week, you need to submit one that doesn't make you look like the left fielder on the Sunday morning beer league softball team. In the newspaper business all the pictures and graphics are referred to as "art." Something tells me this stock photo of Tom Pangelinan won't be hanging in the Louvre with all the other "art," yet this is the image repeatedly offered on all the Republican stories in the Marianas Variety. I doubt Nick Nolte uses this shot to elicit studio interest in yet another 48 Hours movie. Maybe the committee should buy one less picnic table and invest the savings in a photo shoot. Drop the "up all night jack and coke look," and at least for the press shot, dress like a real Republican -- wear a suit and tie, and don't forget the accessories like the pitchfork and cape, and show those horns and the long tail prominently. Remember, you'll be at the convention this summer to cheer on calls to repeal social programs that feed half the island. It's important to "look the part" of someone heading up the local contingent of a national party at least that has absolutely no use for most of the people on this island.

10 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

...at least he's not wearing a Yankees hat.

lil_hammerhead said...

Tom is a long time teacher, school administrator and now primarily a farmer and retiree. Give him a break, he's a real person. I'm glad he's not going around in a suit. That's the last thing we need to see being worn on a tropical island. I'd say, go the other direction.. take more clothes off and where a thu and mwar.

Jeff said...

It's a joke.

bigsoxfan said...

He'd look great in a Red Sox cap, Then again, everyone looks good in one. Exception, Donald R., he just looks like crap, but then again, crap expresses his soul.

Jeff said...

Who is Donald R?

bigsoxfan said...

Rumsfeld, I'd like to fire his ashes out of Hunter's cannon, but he isn't worthy.

Anonymous said...

do not ever judge a book by its cover..especially when you live in Micronesia... many have and many have regretted it later in life..

words of wisdom..truly..

Jeff said...

It's just a joke about a strange picture for use in the newspaper, not about the person.

Anonymous said...

I am confused. you don't want anyone other than a Chamorro or Carolinian to say "Hafa Adai" but you want to put a Chamorro in a Suit and Tie.

Jeff said...

Once again, it is just a joke about an unprofessional looking picture, as is the suit contrast.