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Icons meme [Mar. 27th, 2008|03:58 pm]
Darth Paradox
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From my beloved nightsinger. Comment and I'll give you four of your userpics to explain to me and the world. In your own journal, if you want to spread the meme - if you don't, you can just post responses here.




Genericon, 2002. I dressed as the guy whose spoon is too big, from the animated short Rejected. (See post icon for reference.) The top hat was - and is - my usual con attire, but also in this case a call-out to the Silly Hats Only segment of the same film. The spoon was seven feet tall and made of aluminum sheet metal (with a 1x2 plank inside the handle). I'd have thought getting it across the Canadian border (twice in each direction, going between Ann Arbor and upstate NY) would have been difficult, but the border guards apparently refused to acknowledge its very existence.



Cropped from a poster for Lost in Translation, with the movie's tagline added in. Vaguely philsophical-sounding, and Scarlett Johansson is pretty.



The grandfather from the webcomic Sheldon, swearing in creative ways after being put on hold by the cable company for 45 minutes. Even the duck is shocked.



Joker, from the anime Read or Die, which remains one of my favorites. It's a series about occasionally-superpowered secret agents from the black ops branch of the British Library - what's not to love?
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[User Picture]From: eslington
2008-03-28 12:57 am (UTC)
R.O.D. love. <3

I've been meaning to track down the TV series DVDs for a while now.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 01:05 am (UTC)
I watched them on my computer a while back, but I want to see it again (and show it to Sora) too. It's a great series.
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[User Picture]From: kreeblah
2008-03-28 02:34 am (UTC)
I'll do it. I also like memes probably more than is healthy.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 06:17 pm (UTC)

You can talk about the overall theme a bit, too.




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[User Picture]From: panzerwalt
2008-03-28 02:37 am (UTC)
go for it
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 06:21 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2008-03-28 03:12 am (UTC)
I'm down.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 08:58 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2008-03-30 06:53 am (UTC)
1. This is from a great sign I probably found on Boners. I like it because it references coffee, and is also useful for any comment that involves the giving or taking of pain.

2. I think I found this when I was googling for the Jesus Wept statue. The phrase popped into my head, and it really seems to match his expression here.

3. The great Doctor Orpheus, from The Venture Bros. on Adult Swim. From the Christmas episode, it's a great "freaked out" icon.

4. From Mr. T's absurdly over the top, short-lived 2005 comic. Good for anything angry or 80's related.
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[User Picture]From: polarbee
2008-03-28 03:49 am (UTC)
Sure, why not. Been awhile since I participated in a meme. :)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 09:00 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-03-28 05:37 am (UTC)
I wish to subscribe to your newsletter meme?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 10:19 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: kikiduck
2008-03-28 06:37 am (UTC)
I am always game for talking about icons. ALWAYS.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-28 10:21 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: torfindra
2008-03-29 03:09 am (UTC)
Me too, me too!
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-29 05:11 am (UTC)

Gee, not a lot of choice here...




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[User Picture]From: mcmartin
2008-03-29 07:06 am (UTC)
It's been awhile since I've ranted about my icons.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-29 04:34 pm (UTC)



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[User Picture]From: mcmartin
2008-03-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
The third one is an unaltered photograph from the Pacific Science Center from my trip to Seattle where I met you. I thought the sign was funny.

The first two, and the last, refer to the long-standing Umbrella Ninja joke sparked by the most recent available photo of me around June 2001, when people On The Internets started congregating. (The photo itself was in the middle of a demonstration of what that nook in the room was for -- clearly for ambushes!) That was a running gag for awhile, which I still occasionally play along with.

The last specifically was made because (in part because of the umbrella running joke) I decided to start labeling some of my freeware with the "Bumbershoot Software" logo. No-longer-with-us-on-the-internets "orin" gave me that image as a logo for it.
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[User Picture]From: gmalivuk
2008-03-31 09:21 pm (UTC)
Sure, go ahead. I think most of my icons have explanations included, but perhaps you're curious about a couple of them.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-04-01 04:56 am (UTC)

A couple of these are self-explanatory,

but details are always nice. :D




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