Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Reps. Ralph Regula, R-Ohio, and John Culberson, R-Texas, question a panel of witnesses during a Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia of the House Appropriations Committee hearing, Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in Washington. Amtrak President and CEO David L. Gunn said Wednesday he believes the makers of the Acela Express trains overestimated the life expectancy of their brake rotors, forcing Amtrak to pull the entire fleet out of service for repairs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A romantic walk through the flowers

GB (not GWB) is jealous. And he's so full of humility, gently folding his hands in front of himself as if to contradict the open-jacket bravado of Bush. But what's that? We can get a glimpse at the front of his trousers, anyway, in this photo:

Where he looks, well, typically handsome.

Enthralled supporters

GB would be thrilled if Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke to it too, like it did the Democracy for America in April. Also, it's pretty sexy to be against strengthening indecency laws for broadcast, radio and cable. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)

Update: Evidently Sanders has a great Web site with lots of large photos but doesn't usually look that, um, well put together. Hair-combing issues, I guess. But good lord look at this photo. Wow. And here. Oh, here. Here's a photo of a meeting with students taken at a great angle.

Ace Cardin

A file photo of Rep. Ben Cardin, D-Md., leading a town hall entitled "War in Iraq: The U.S. Role?" at Towson University 2003. After 18 years in Congress, Cardin announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat long held by retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

The queen is on the left

Former film director Michael Winner holds an umbrella in a rain shower as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during the unveiling of The National Police Memorial in a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

GB'd hit it

Wylie Merritt, left, sits outside during a break in the trial of University of Nebraska football player Darren DeLone in Norman, Okla. DeLone is charged with one count of aggravated assault and battery for allegedly hitting Adam Merritt, Wylie Merritt's grandson, prior to a University of Oklahoma football game. (AP Photo)

Leahy on me

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joins a rally against the privatization of Social Security on Capitol Hill in Washington. Man on the right is James Roosevelt Jr. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Howard you doing?

Australian Prime Minister John Howard, on the left, is the good-looking one when he meets Britain's Prince Charles. But instead of choosing sides, GB would rather just split the difference and take the unknown in the middle. (REUTERS/Anatolian/Pool) But as long as lenses are catching Howard, this is as good an angle to take as any:

Lucky wife. (AP Photo/Kazuhiro NOGI, Pool)

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Army, Marines, Navy... Hello!

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A riff on Diwan Sahib suits site. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

What?!? No foul on my doctor?

Poor Larry Brown, the 64-year-old Detroit Pistons coach, has been on and off the sideline this season, his first leading defending NBA champions, because of a hip operation, which led to more problems and another procedure. Also, enjoy this freakish Japanese caricature of Brown, or doing whatever it is he's doing here. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Slimmer panther?

A surprisingly svelte-appearing Jerry Richardson, owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers, arrives at the memorial service. After that downer, how about a lighthearted picture of him with a giant pussy, or his gut smiling from between four boobs? (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fast walking, talking lawyer

Attorney Peter Ezzell arrives with his client, actor Robert Blake (edited from the photo because of a general creepiness factor) for a hearing in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Blake's slain wife. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten)

What is the woman on the left looking at?

Whatever it is, it isn't the rear door of government watchdog Daniel Ellsberg, who poses nicely in this photo and at a protest (with his knees apart). (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Don't let the suit fool you.

Millard Fuller, left, knows a lot about building houses because he headed up Habitat for Humanity for a long time. Here he looks on (read the photographer told him to stand there and do something) as work is done on the electrical wiring at the new Building Habitat Inc. headquarters in Americus, Ga. Fuller has raised $1 million for the new group and plans a grand opening for the headquarters on May 28. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

Update: Here's a photo of his back door. And does the guy in red here have any idea how lucky his left elbow is?

Yes, he does clean up well.

But to be fair, it appears the invitation stated "casual dress" for a town hall meeting (seen in the middle watching Dick Cheney!) hosted by House ethics committee chairman Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., seen here opening an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing against Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Did Cheney and Hastings arrive at the casual dress decision in the midst of morning hangovers from an all-night drinking binge, or does it just look that way? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

If the name dates the man, date the man

After posting the last two photos, GB couldn't help but notice they both have the name Gordon. Using the Baby Name Voyager, typing the name finds out the use of Gordon peaked in popularity for baby names in the 1930s (the 79th most popular boy's name during that decade). It has fallen sharply until its popularity is minimal at best in 2003 (the 758th most popular). What does this mean to GB readers? If you find out a guy's name is Gordon, he is more likely born in the 1930s than any other decade, making him 65 to 75 years old now and more likely to look like a GB posting than a advertisement.

Holy crap.

This photo of Gordon Moore, the computer pioneer famous for predicting the number of transistors that could be placed on a silicon chip would continue to double at regular intervals for the foreseeable future, proves that he is one of the best-looking older men on the planet right now. (From C|

Such a tease...

Does Navy Secretary Gordon England really believe it will help if he gently nibbles on his finger while staring dreamily in the eyes of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is holding a hearing on his nomination to deputy secretary of defense? What would GB ask if present? Is that band-aid on your ring finger preventing you from wearing a wedding ring? If not, why not? But, we can't even ask and he can't tell. He's in the armed services. (Chip Somodevilla/Reuters)

Update: While his official biography from the Navy lists no family (or wife), he isn't as handsome in the photo found there. Also, I'm thinking the Reuters photo might show a ring, not a band-aid. Oh well.

We might as well get this started off right...

Former President Bill Clinton recieves what GB readers would hope for: a seat next to Vice-President Dick Cheney. Unfortunately, it would be at the somber memorial service for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Fortunately, nearby would be previous GB unknown Frank Hill, the chairman of the Oklahoma city National Memorial Foundation. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)