OTB Expose

Ok, so it has come to the attention of the powers that be that one of OTB’s regular authors is out of conformity with the others.

To wit, we have OTB founder, James Joyner:

Steven Taylor:

Alex Knapp:

Yes, a bit brooding, but bearded.

And yet, what about Doug Mataconis?  Did he not get the memo?

I mean, gee whiz, Dodd at least has been photographed with a ‘stache and soulpatch:

(And no, this silly post has nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that grading essays sucks).

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. James Joyner says:

    Clearly, one of these bloggers is not like the other.

  2. Jay says:

    Doug has a Yankees hat on.

    He wins.

  3. Clearly all of you are from the Mirror Universe

  4. Boyd says:

    I notice that Rodney is shamefully clean-shaven, too.

  5. Dave Schuler says:

    I’m part of the OTB Facial Hair Club for Men. Actually, my mustache is older than any of the other bloggers here.

  6. John Burgess says:

    No facial hair for me, either–though I’m the only one of my male siblings to be shaved. The only thing worse than shaving is not shaving.

  7. Alex Knapp says:

    I am distressed by this turn of events. Quick, someone call Andrew Sullivan!

  8. Boyd says:

    @John: That may be a factor in the decision to wear a goatee. One can shave, and not shave, every day!

  9. Herb says:

    As long as none of you shave below the neck, you’re still in accordance with Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness.

  10. MarkedMan says:

    Hmm. Joyner looks good in his new picture. Taylor? Not bad, but maybe a little high-school-geometry-teacher-ish. Knapp’s picture looks like something out of one of those reality cop shows (the perp, not the cop). And Mataconis? Since when do you let pre-teens blog?

    MarkedMan (and you will never see my picture as it often frightens dogs and small children)

  11. Taylor? Not bad, but maybe a little high-school-geometry-teacher-ish

    I’ve been called worse 😉

  12. Alex Knapp says:

    Knapp’s picture looks like something out of one of those reality cop shows (the perp, not the cop).

    Like, serial killer? White collar? Just how evil do I look, exactly?

  13. Dodd says:

    It’s not a soul patch. it goes all the way to my chin, damnit!

  14. Alex Knapp says:

    I think that Dodd’s beard is best characterized as a Zappa.