Misadventures in Stock Photography (Part the Twelfth: Guys in Ties*)

Meet Tie Guy (on the right below). His impeccable professional image has been invaluable for him in his

and has contributed to his reputation as a

. Deal closers look a little lonely, don’t they? But wait, he found another headless torso to keep him company! Probably headless torsos can’t get into too much trouble, right?

Apparently I spoke too soon… Um, Tie Guy? What happened to your nice torso friend and why do you have this partial lady tied up?!

And why are you taking off your suit at the garage? Was your credit card declined or something?! (But hey, more complete bodies with every picture! Woot!)

(Okay… I don’t know about you, but this wasn’t the face I was expecting on Tie Guy’s torso.) Look out, Tie Guy – that lady does not look happy. At all. And hey, another guy in a tie! You’ll see him in a future Misadventures post. 🙂

Now here’s where things get a bit dicey. I think the guy on the left below is Tie Guy, sans tie (and apparently unwilling to go back to TorsoLand, preferring to, um, hang out with the guys and the partial blond lady).

If you agree that’s Tie Guy, then this is probably Tie Guy, too… right? Pay very close attention to his jawline. There will be a test.

Were you paying attention? Time for that test. Do you think the torso and jaw on the left below belong to a slightly faded Tie Guy? Now scroll back up to that Four Play cover and look at his jaw in that picture. I’ll wait… Got an eyeful? Good. So, guy on the right? I think it’s Tie Guy, too.

And if you agree that the guy on the right above is Tie Guy, then the guy on the right below is also Tie Guy.

Now, scroll back to the Table for Three. Picture it as a mirror image, then add an exuberant redhead, blond hair, and, um, faery wings. Yes?

Oh, Tie Guy, the shame!

So, do you agree or disagree that these are all the same guy? Discuss and feel free to speculate wildly.

“Mom, nothing really matters except that I am starving to death here. I’m pretty sure you forgot to feed me this week. Maybe last week, too. I am willing you to feed me right now.” -Chaos

*With apologies to the Therapy Sisters for shamelessly stealing one of their song titles for part of this post’s title.

39 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography (Part the Twelfth: Guys in Ties*)”

  1. Definitely the same guy or his twin brother. Cause that’s just pervy enough to make it all the more delicious. Ahem, not that I’m into that or anything, noooooooooo.

  2. Oh my, tie guy does not do blond well! Oh Chaos darlink, my kitties beg the same but you can tell I give into them a lot more… SEE? (She’s bigger than the snow plow behind her!)
    .-= Miranda´s last blog ..Bloody Scrawl =-.

  3. I think, of all the covers, Tie Guy has less to be ashamed of than some of the authors, graphic artists, and publishers who put those covers & titles together.

  4. Looks like the same guy and I agree with pervy Tam, could be twins. ;D

    Aww, I’m sure Mom’s going to feed you real soon Chaos.

  5. Chaos… Are you part of the Union honey… I could get you a representative! I mean… that Mommie.. she is bad! Tisk Tisk…

    Okay… The jawline is very strong… And after some careful and long evaluation, that has to be the same guy… I mean… I have looked and looked and looked…

    Hope you are having a great day honey!

  6. yup yup. tie guy x 2 in table for three. Did he bring his ego as well?

    how can you neglect chaos like that!?! The poor guy looks impoverished! 😉

  7. Seriously, Tie Guy? Playing with yourself on a book cover? I expected better of you. Okay, not really. I suspect aberrant behavior from guys that leave their ties on.

  8. I couldn’t tell you if it is the same person, because my computer won’t show the Table for Three and the last photo. I will have to check it out later!

    At least none of the Tie Guy shots had him wearing the tie as either a headband or a belt. That would have been even more horrible!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..losing consciousness =-.

  9. Ah, Tie Guy. I think I preferred him as just a torso… Just sayin’. Then again, I think I prefer most of your Misadventures finds as just torsos…

    Poor Chaos. But be careful — if you don’t feed him, he may decide to find food on his own, and you know how *that* turns out.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Hiya, March! =-.

  10. Why are the faces never as good as the bodies? And doesn’t it look like he has a receding hairline?

    Chaos, you are looking very hale and fit for a kitty that hasn’t been fed in weeks. I think you may be exaggerating.
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Socks 2010: February: Check! =-.

  11. That’s just hilarious! I’ve seen Tie Guy on maybe two different covers in the past, but I had no idea that he got around to this degree! Don’t writers even care that these images have been run into the ground? (Actually, it’s probably completely out of their hands and in the control of the art department.)

    And what a pretty kitty! So serious-looking!
    .-= Val Kovalin´s last blog ..Author bio clichés =-.

  12. “But wait, he found another headless torso to keep him company! Probably headless torsos can’t get into too much trouble, right?”

    Headless torsos are *all about* getting into trouble.

  13. I’m confusseled, says Tori… Must be the medication I’m on cuz Mom says I’m not feeling well.

    Mom also says, she liked tie guy better when he was a headless torso and man that tie got quite a work out.

    Chaos, you look so sad… Don’t worry, Mom will feed you soon. BTW your Mom has a great eye for the Stock Photography!


  14. Yep, probably the same guy. In fact if you look at the rib cages in “Table for Three,” the structure of the muscles and bones is exactly the same. Funny though, at first I thought they had done something strange to no-tie-tie-guy’s face and then I realized that was his face. 🙂 The woman in “Her Boyfriend’s Boyfriend” is probably upset because that wasn’t the face she was expecting either.

    Chaos, I can tell you’re down to skin and bones. 😉
    .-= Sydney´s last blog ..Watching Olympics, No Time for Blogs =-.

  15. apparently, i’d like to advocate for objectifying men’s body parts, b/c i preferred tie guy from neck down.

    ps. does either kitty snore when they curl up with their chin up to the ceiling? cosmo/chaos curled up behind me in bed the other day and started snoring (aka breathing through his mouth and making pphhhhhhheeeeeewwwwww noises) so. cute.

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