This picture of Bill Gates sitting next to this apparent codger appeared in Boing-Boing recently. It was taken at a recent WSJ event. I could not help but notice Bill’s hands were not the same color as his face. Looks kind of weird.
gates-hand.jpgLet me drink your blood!



  1. [double post – ed.]

  2. Slow news day?

    🙂

    I think it’s a dry skin issue. My hands are a lot whiter than my face and I don’t wear makeup unless I’m going on The View, lol.

  3. ECA says:

    Do you LIVe in the Pacific NW???

    Come on…
    This is normal…
    RUST has a better tan line the most the people.

  4. fenin says:

    From All Things Digital Conference ,May 2005
    http://d.smugmug.com/gallery/581721#24354093

  5. Whaaa? says:

    First, Gates is in direct line with the directed light of the flash being used by the photog. Second, his hand is the first thing that the flash hit, vis a vis the rest of Gates’ body. Basically his hand is just more brightly lit than the rest of him, or Jobs (who has essentially the same coloring as Gates’ face). If you look at the rest of the pics in the link provided by #4, you can see that Bill – face, hand, & all – looks fine.

    This site sure does scrape the bottom of the barrel sometimes.

  6. andy says:

    look at the skin just above his collar. there’s a thin line where his skin appears to be the same color as his hands.

  7. Whaaa? says:

    #6 – look at the many other pics from the link provided by #4.

    He looks fine in all of them.

    I can’t stand Gates, but obviously there’s just some weird light thing going on with this one specific shot. Nothing to see here – no flying pies or misbuttoned shirts – move along.

  8. Tex says:

    Apparently, no one here plays golf. Assuming Bill’s right handed, his left hand has a glove on it whenever he’s outside playing and tanning the rest of himself.

  9. Tex says:

    Edit – I meant to say Bill’s left handed, so his right is wearing a glove but reversed it

  10. Angel H. Wong says:

    John, you spend way too much time with your gay friends in SF. I suggest you to befriend lesbians and do masculine talk with them about diesel engines and golf handicaps.

  11. Tim says:

    Bill is clearly wearing blush.

  12. Gays in SF? Pshaw! Fiddlesticks!

  13. Tom says:

    Fyi, even sans photoshop, photographs != reality.

  14. Joe Dirt says:

    In Ohio, we call it a farmers tan. No biggie, it happens.

  15. psychoto says:

    If you’d notice his last finger, it is of normal, this seems like a camera effect wherein there might be too much light in the room causing the effect.

  16. James Hill says:

    You’d look like that too after an hour next to Jobs.


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