Saturday, November 10, 2012

Earl the Daft Punk

When I ran for the Public Relations spot on Student Council at my local high school in June 1985, a couple of my female friends thought I needed to sport various looks to appeal to each segment of the school population. They helpfully made me up into a sort of combination Adam Ant/Billy Idol in an effort to garner the punk vote. I guess it worked, since I was elected to the position. Other posters featured me as a jock and a nerd, one of those being less of a stretch than the other.

2 comments:

"Tin Jeff" said...

This is without a doubt the most spectacular photo you have ever posted. Hall Of Fame material. It will live on in the Internet for eternity! Long Live Punk Earl!

Also, I am looking forward to this month's short story, which I fully expect to explain the narrative behind this picture.

For example, what the blazes is a public relations spot on a Student Council? My high school experience was much less liberal, I guess, in that I don't recall there being a student council, let alone a PR flack for the Prez. In Catholic school, there's no council, you just take what you get and like it, no matter what you really think.

Earl J. Woods said...

Mostly it meant that I read the morning announcements over the PA system. That was a fun job.