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Meme: talking about my user icons

The rules (nom nom copypasta):
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

These six were picked by eilonwy:

Sylvia Poggioli is the senior European correspondent for NPR; she could read the phone book and I'd still tune in. The icon is from a Zippy the Pinhead strip where Zippy visits the NPR website and repeats various NPR people's names. I use this icon when I talk about public radio, particularly when I post or comment in npr_junkie.

This is one of the color plates from Norman Ault's Dreamland Shores, a book of verse for children published in 1920. It's a lovely book. I don't really have any rhyme or reason for when I use this icon, I just think it's pretty.

I find this hilariously funny -- and true, should I ever find an appropriate venue to do so.

It's Teeny Little Super Guy! He's at the right hand of Mr. Rogers in my pantheon of Good Things. I like to use this icon when I dispense useful information or advice.

This is actually a photo of my grandmother during World War II (full size photo). Family legend has it that she painted the artwork on the car, but I don't have any supporting documentation either way. I use this icon mostly when I talk about military-related topics, and as my icon when I belonged to militaryspouses.

I found this delightful character while I was looking for a flying helmet. (I still don't have one, but someday I'll acquire a shearling flying helmet from Pop's. They have a store near Incirlik if any of you find yourselves there and have some time to spend looking at nice custom-fit leather goods.) You can read the first Aviatrix story, The Mystery of the Phantom Ace for free online. I use this icon for waxing pathetic about my obsession with mid-century aircraft, the local flight museum, and related topics. If I ever get around to posting more about hats, it will probably become my hat icon too. (:


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 11th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
If you get a flying helmet, then you could become like Swinger Girl! And maybe Swing on through to the Other Side!
Apr. 11th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
Ah, but Swinger Girl left on vacation. Poor confused Spinelli.

Hi, my name is Melissa and I have watched too many cartoons. (:
Apr. 12th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
i am reminded of the video for "Take on Me." totally and completely.
Apr. 11th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Going off your keywords, I would like to read you talking about:

- haiipy sidedoor
- cupcakes not war
- itsalready gone
- lovelovelove
- speak for me
and the one without any keywords of Pepe the King Prawn with the word "sexy baby".
Apr. 12th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
me, too! :)
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Going off your keywords, I would like to read you talking about:

- Seriously Beautiful
- Happy in Mud
- Smart and Sassy
- Love Leather (how could I pass that one up?)
- Listening
- Solitude
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
This meme confuses me ...

But maybe that's because I only have one icon.
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Re: ...
I understand.

I have a ridiculous number of available icons to use (197!) and of the 54 I am using now, I only use about five or six of them with any frequency. Vogon teases me that I use my icons in a very utilitarian way, but I told him before we even met that I read too much John Stuart Mill as a child. (And holy crap, Mill's wife was beautiful.)
Apr. 16th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
I can't figure out if I know who Teeny Little Super Guy is or not. Vaguely familiar... I shall have to Google.
Apr. 16th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
He's from a series of shorts run on Sesame Street. There's about a dozen of them, a couple are on YouTube. I only have eight in my personal collection on VHS.
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