Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time for a serious question

Enough goofing around about politics.
It's time for a serious question. 

I saw Invasion of the Body Snatchers on tv a while back and I couldn't tell what kind of glove Leonard Nimoy was wearing on his left hand. I've never seen anything like it. You can see it around 1:25 in this clip.

OK, that was fleeting, how about  0:22 in this clip. 

I also attached a picture that has it, but it's tough to see.

The glove is awesome. Even against the combined awsomemeness that is Leonard Nimoy and Donald Sutherland this glove had us talking. What is it? What do you use it for?

I can't tell what the function is for a glove like this. It offers no protection to the grip. Could it be a glove for punching people? It does seem to offer some protection to the knuckles.

It might be for smoking a pipe, that way the bowl of the pipe might rest on the glove without burning the hand, but I don't recall seeing Nimoy smoking a pipe in the movie. I've never really smoked a pipe, is that how you hold one when you're done with it?

Is this glove meant to be some strange alien technology as envisioned by 1978 brightest visionaries? I don't know! 

This is really bothering me though. 

Anyone know where can I get one?


Anonymous said...

it's a golf glove. golfers wear one glove on their off hand.

Paul Wiedel said...

I've only been playing golf for about a year, but I don't think I've ever seen a golf glove like the one in the movie. Is it an older design?

I don't understand how it would be useful without providing protection to the grip of the hand.

Are you sure?