Saturday, October 31, 2009

Would You Please Stop Doing That

The latest.
But previous:

And the two-handed version: I don't know what this gesture is supposed to communicate, other than that Iggy has some kind of "grasping" fetish. Please make him stop.


Frank said...

So perhaps you would prefer this.

Thomas Jefferson said...

I dunno, I find it kind of sexy! Better then the 'thumbs up' which reminds me of Tim Horton's, soldiers and brrrrrr, that nasty Don Cherry.

Terry 1 said...

Its better than the stupid smirk/sneer we get from Harpo or the fake angry look we get from layton.

Ti-Guy said...

The hand gesture I hate the most is the closed hand with the tip of the thumb pointing up slightly. Clinton popularised it during his tenure, probably on the advice of some strategist to avoid pointing with the index finger which is considered rude in some cultures. Now they all do it.

Huh. It even has its own Wikipedia entry: Clinton thumb

FrankD likes the gesture though. He finds it strangely galvanic.

CanadianSense said...

Apparently you city slickers don't remember MI spent time on his uncles' farm and misses the smell.

"Teet" time anyone?

Ti-Guy said...


This from someone who claims to be very well read.

CS is a fraud.

RuralSandi said...

And Harper did what most of his life? Oh, yes, sat on his butt.

The Harper Bobblehead gang with the thumbs up drives me crazy - you know what they say to do with your thumb - sit on it and rotate.

Be interesting to look a photos of previous PM's/leaders making speeches to see how they looked.

RuralSandi said...

FrankD - isn't it way past due to leave Dion alone? Old and worn out crap like this....sigh......

CanadianSense said...


resorting to typos...things must be very tough at LPHQ.

I agree with the HOST original post MI should stop making gestures that Rick Mercer or people who have too much time on their hands can photoshop.

I can't remember but did Jack Layton at 26% also beat Dion as best PM score too?

15% can't be good for MI or the morale.

Terrence C. Watson said...

Does anyone know if the fist-clenching thing is a natural pose for Iggy?

I mean, I've known profs who make a similar gesture sometimes when giving particularly energetic lectures.

Or is the fist-clenching just supposed to indicate that he's not Dion? Maybe they passed it through a focus group or something first?

Or perhaps it is a "grasping fetish" after all (haha, nicely done.)

Ti-Guy said...

Does anyone know if the fist-clenching thing is a natural pose for Iggy?

I doubt it. A lot of Iggy's gestures look like affectations, the unnaturalness of which, for Canadian politics at any rate, has probably only recently been pointed out to him. I doubt he has any natural poses left in him.

Not that I care. This crap is irrelevant in the realm of ideas.

Terry 1 said...

TG, CS is a real nut bar and an idiot. any discourse with him eventually lowers your own IQ. He claims to be a statisical genius which makes real ones look bad.

buckets said...

Looks like he's milking an imaginary cow.

CanadianSense said...

Terence being rude, refusing to follow the rules on many blogs has resulted in your bans.

Try staying on topic.

TG is correct MI is not photogenic, but that is not the serious problem currently facing the Liberals.

He has improved by reducing "I" in his speeches. I don't think the 22 minutes bit had a "cool" factor.

Hopefully Peter can make some changes before they hit NDP levels.

Bob Rae is much more personable in person and on tv.

Ti-Guy said...

He claims to be a statisical genius which makes real ones look bad.

Actually, I can believe he's a statistical "genius." Given the fact any cheap machine can do advanced statistics these days, it's not much of an indicator of real human intelligence, something that is true for any human activity that can be easily automated.

At best, this kind of genius is very narrow and looks more like (idiot-)savant syndrome.

Are you an idiot-savant, CS? You can tell me. I won't laugh.

Ti-Guy said...

TG is correct MI is not photogenic

I never said that. Are you able to read for comprehension?

CanadianSense said...

try to stay on topic, getting advice from Terence Parnel?

He is batting zero since Martin lost power. He still refuses to provide any links or proof to his "inside knowledge" of posters.

Happy Halloween, don't forget to scare the children with stories of a CPC majority.

Ti-Guy said...

try to stay on topic,

I am on topic, knob. Learn how to read for comprehension.

Gayle said...

TG - CS just does not know what "on topic" means, as he demonstrates over and over again on this blog.

Fist clenching is funny.

Obsessing about fist clennching instead of discussing ideas is sad. We are a superficial lot. I blame MTV.

CanadianSense said...



what is it you guys and the use of props?

Buttons, bodybags, logos..etc

After the Liberal doorknob publicity stunt when are you going to learn?

catnip said...

Wait! Wait! I have one too!

Personally, I think he's trying to channel Madonna as Evita or George Michael.


Gene Rayburn said...

oh man Oakville Crackpot is up to his public masturbating again. Whenever he hears ignatieff's name he seems to go at it. Very pavlovian

Ti-Guy said...

Obsessing about fist clennching instead of discussing ideas is sad. We are a superficial lot.

I wouldn't mind if the frikkin' righty trolls weren't so frikkin' humourless.

This post merited two, maybe three snarky comments and one or two serious ones. But the trolls showed and it became a politcal discussion.

Bah. Fuck 'em. Up their cornholes.

CanadianSense said...


you should get together with Gene apparently both of you have a great deal in common, a need for props.
Back again on post...

MI has a new themesong?

Clenching the fists of dissent
Clenching the fists of dissent
Clenching the fists of dissent
Clenching to hope

Gene Rayburn said...

wow lame comeback Crackpot, even for you.

Ti-Guy said...

I mentionned getting boned in the corhhole and CS responds with something about clenching.

Haw haw haw!

Mark Richard Francis said...

It's a Darth Vader pose. "You don't know the poowweerrrr of the Liberal brand."

Maria said...
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Maria said...

He act so weird,well Its better he doing thumbs up rather than that.

Maria[men's suits]

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