Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Air guitar? Air head?

You many have seen a photograph of Tony Blair, taken during his time at Oxford. Most commentators have focused on the gesture he's making with his right hand, offering a variety of interpretations, from the vulgar (masturbation) to the pathetic (air plectrum).
But nobody seems to have remarked on the look of utter open-mouthed vacuity and, surely, smugness on his face.

Has it ever been slapped? If not, why not?

2 comments:

Vanessa G said...

It was his eyes that struck me. Red, bleary. Either a heavy night prior to the photo, or a dabble with something mind-altering.

Vanessa

Charles Lambert said...

That would almost be a sign that he was actually human as a student, and only snatched by alien forces at a later date!