4 September 2003: This is, officially, the Geekiest Photo of Me Ever Taken, just dredged up from a cardboard box in the basement. It's from a booth I staffed for the Apple Alliance computer club at the Pacific Coast Computer Faire. It was 1985.
The big globby haircut.
The huge, monstrous, massive metal-framed glasses (in my defense, it was the mid-'80s).
The dress shirt with oversize collar.
The grey, fairly slim silk-and-mohair tie (from France, ooh-la-la), tied too short.
The black polyester pants, sans belt.
The brown fake ultrasuede jacket, topped with a nylon windbreaker.
The Computer Faire name badge.
The stack of Apple IIs, printers, monitors, and other computer flotsam in the background.
The chipmunk cheeks from my orthodontic appliance!
A few months ago, my friend Tara had a "worst photo" party, where you were supposed to bring the worst photo you could find of yourself (that wasn't supposed to be bad). I couldn't attend, but this one is what I would have brought.
UPDATE: In December 2003, my bandmate Adam had some fun with Photoshop and this image, and visualized what I might have looked like in a funkier alternate universe.