As it happens when you have an odd number of men, the guy second from left had no one to shake hands with.
The first love-in, 19th century style.
The Bavarian Hat Illuminati, practicing their secret handshake
/// A unique hat’s on every man’s head.
It’s a sign they’re diverse, many said.
If they held the same views
from the same source of news,
they’d be wearing brimmed caps colored red.
Meeting of the beardophiles.
Their last acts of civility before they enter the stadium and become hooligans.
Seven members of the Handshake Club. Odd man out.
Secret handshakes completed, it was now time to decide who gets to ride the goat at the next lodge meeting.
Men at a bachelor party impatiently waiting for the stripper to arrive.
Ferdinand never could paint the tops of peoples heads.
there was already a group called men without hats, so they improvised…
The eighth guy’s hat was tin foil and he’s in Kiev to verify there’s actually a war.
They are gathered today to compare /
they’re versions of facial hair/
yet everyone’s craven/
to show up clean-shaven/
and why in the hell should we care?///
These guys could have met anywhere/
but they’ve chosen to meet “en plein air”/
Away from the herd/
Lest they be overheard
Discussing a certain affair..///
It appears that some fellow named Schick/
Is cutting them all to the quick/
With some sort of device/
Which can, in a trice/
Leave one’s cheeks shining, hairless, and slick !
(It’s enough to make a man sick!)
A time of a more civilized exterior when everyone wore hats.
It’s either a bunch of guys looking for the secret greeter or trying to keep their hands warm on a chilly day in Switzerland!
The guys didn’t get the memo about Red Hat Day!
Very drunk men after the big game looking for where they parked their cars but cars had not yet been invented.
And so, based on their sartorial habit, it would be another 100 years before ‘The Safety Dance’ became popular!
The Hirsute & Hat Club congratulated themselves on scoring tickets to watch The House of David team play baseball.
Good thing. One of them would have had to go home and change.
Prior to the match, the aging soccer hooligans agreed to disagree.
City big wigs and factory owners congratulate each other on the opening of the largest Swiss Steak Manufacturing Company in the entire country.
Spy school students trying out their disguises and secret message handoffs.
No small accomplishment back in the day.
The Movember committee reacting to the result of the month’s cancer research donations tally.
Paste (including the quote marks)
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(syntax supported by the Google and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and chose the first File: link found for info and links that point to more info (best viewed Google Chrome, which can automatically translate most webpages if necessary) about this painting.
Again, a larger strip image is shown by merely clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #1212 (May 13, 2015) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment. I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to the artist info I used to point to here. So far 9 works, by this artist, have been used here (10 times, including this repeat). The May 13, 2015, strip has its first time (the 25 hyperlinks in my comment there have been deactivated, and the line breaks removed, but perhaps the text remains informative). The February 10, 2010, strip has the last work by him used there. The active artist info URLs in my comment there are pointed to by here links in my blog comment.
The odd man out. He has a rolled up red banner(?) in one hand, and with the other he is stretching to grab?…. Is he pickpocketing the guy in the white jacket, or just coping a feel?
just because you’re going bowling doesn’t mean you have to wear a Boler hat
Hello! Did you also receive a letter from Dollar Shave Club asking to show up here at 7?
The Society of Bearded Men saying goodbye in the parking lot…
Did you hear about Oliver? He came out of the closet!