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03 Sep 2010 17:11 #73079 by Dr. Mabuse
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mrmarcus wrote:

Richard O'Brien from "The Crystal Maze".

Ha, I thought it was David Carradine from KUNG FU

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03 Sep 2010 17:17 #73081 by Dr. Mabuse
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Jason Lutes wrote:

Dr. Mabuse wrote:

Since I feel more at home here I've changed my avatar to show myself. This was taken at our office Halloween party a couple of years ago.

Great costume! Are you dressed up as someone specific, or just a retro space dude?


Retro space dude. The gals in our office had silver cone bras. SEH-SAY!

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03 Sep 2010 17:29 #73082 by quozl
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Mine's me.

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03 Sep 2010 17:34 #73084 by Stephen Avery
My avatar is a metephor for the human condition. It is about the inner struggle for identity in a collective conciousness. It resonates on both a peripheral and subconcious level with equal parts ego and id. It is a statement of self and an affirmation of being.

Perhaps I should go with a porno clown instead.

Steve"Tanktopian"Avery

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03 Sep 2010 17:48 #73086 by Ancient_of_MuMu
The story of the picture is that the KLF aka the Justified Ancients of MuMu were a British pop music act of the early 90's intended as a way of subverting the whole industry, spreading underground concepts to the masses. When they realized they were being taken too seriously and that their aims were failing they decided to go out with a bang. Invited to perform their pop-dance hit "3am Eternal" at the Brit Awards, which is just a night of industry insiders being self-congratulatory, to the surprise of the audience they chose to perform a metal version of their hit which culminated in Bill Drummond walking on with a machine gun and firing blanks at the audience (after his initial plan of throwing buckets of sheep's blood over the audience was banned). He threw the gun down in disgust, stormed off stage to the announcement "The KLF has now left the music industry". Later they burned all the money they made. It is one of the all time great moments of artistic expression.

While there are rumours that Bill Drummond was having a mental breakdown, I like to see there act as one of the great moments of true artistic integrity. Few people can say they got rid of all the money they earned because they didn't approve of the way they earned it.

Plus it is hard not to love the aesthetic they convey of underground broadcasts from the resistance in a post-apocalyptic totalitarian society.

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03 Sep 2010 18:01 - 03 Sep 2010 18:01 #73089 by Hatchling
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Schweig! wrote:

At least I recognized Hatchling's Tom Waits avatar. But Waits sucks.


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03 Sep 2010 18:04 #73090 by Ancient_of_MuMu
Schweig! wrote:

Who is the guy in Pat's avatar? And who's the guy in Barney's avatar? Stupid Americans who think they've got culture... At least I recognized Hatchling's Tom Waits avatar. But Waits sucks.

Barney's is Richard Simmons, the fitness guru from the 80's. I only know this because there was a thread about it a while ago (before then I was unsure if it was Simmons or Art Garfunkle).

No idea about Pat's, but everyone keeps talking as though he is well known.

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03 Sep 2010 18:16 #73091 by Schweig!
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Stephen Avery wrote:

My avatar is a metephor for the human condition. It is about the inner struggle for identity in a collective conciousness. It resonates on both a peripheral and subconcious level with equal parts ego and id. It is a statement of self and an affirmation of being.

Just admit you nicked it off the Paranoia RPG.

Hatchling wrote:

Schweig! wrote:

At least I recognized Hatchling's Tom Waits avatar. But Waits sucks.


Awesome! But doesn't change the fact that Waits sucks a herd of donkey balls.

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03 Sep 2010 18:59 #73093 by mjl1783
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I always thought you picked the year the American Revolution ended to hint at your slick rebellious nature.


Say what?

You know I'm a counter-revolutionary, pro-imperialist lackey. Perhaps I should change my avatar to King George III.

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03 Sep 2010 19:03 #73094 by OldHippy
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Schweig! wrote:

Waits sucks a herd of donkey balls.


Is that how he got his voice so much lower. I need to get me some of those Donkey Balls, I"m not normally a fan but if it gives you the Captain Beefheart/Louis Armstrong/Tom Waits thing I'm down.

ubarose wrote:

It's not me. Her point was that it was ugly and off-putting.


Ugly.?. uh, that's exactly what I thought too. Of course.

Lovin' this thread.

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03 Sep 2010 19:07 #73095 by Grudunza
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All hail the Hypnotoad, of course...

(From Futurama, if you have no idea what that refers to.)

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03 Sep 2010 19:12 #73097 by Mr MOTO
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Hatchling wrote:


Schweig! has a new avatar? That is a mighty strange hat.

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03 Sep 2010 21:45 #73101 by Black Barney
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Schweig, Pat's is Paulie 'Wings' Walnuts, a mobster on the popular Emmy-award winning HBO series, The Sopranos

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03 Sep 2010 21:52 #73102 by SusanR
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If you don't recognize my avatar you can just turn in your F:AT card now. She's Kate Winthrop the Scientist from my favorite game, Arkham Horror. IRL,I work in a molecular genetics lab.

My husband hates my avatar because her hair is too short and she isn't showing any cleavage.

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03 Sep 2010 22:35 - 03 Sep 2010 22:36 #73103 by Jexik
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Mine is a picture of me. On the CTA. I forget whether it was the Blue or Red or Brown Line train. I think it was the night we went to a Korean BBQ. That cheap sportcoat covers a T-shirt based on this webcomic .
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