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Old 03-23-06, 10:34 AM
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I think mine is fairly self explanatory, since I moved to the DC area I may have become just a tad cynical!
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Old 03-23-06, 10:42 AM
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It is I says I!
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Old 03-23-06, 10:59 AM
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Mine cuts down on anonymity. Multiple people have recognized me based on my avatar. It helps to have a distinctive helmet cover.
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Old 03-23-06, 11:20 AM
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My avatar is a picture of my son (2 years old as of fall 2005 (when the picture was taken)). I am a research scientist (hence the handle) primarily doing software development. My family's nickname for me is Badda Dadda because it is really fun to say.
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Old 03-23-06, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jsharr
Not obscure to someone born in Dallas, though I can understand the clients feeling if trying to appeal to non Dallas natives. I love your avatar.
Thanks. I have a bit of a personal connection to the flying horse, also. My grandfather used to make neon signs, up in Wichita Falls. He made many a neon horse for service stations in and around that part of the state. On several occasions, he was contracted to come down to Dallas and repair "The Big One".
He told me about it, when I was just a kid and I thought that he had the coolest job in the world. He said that he hated heights so the whole time he was fixing it, he just wanted to throw up.

The part that was strange about the experience with my client was that he said his wife, (who was born in Richardson), looked at it and remarked, "What does the Mobile horse have to do with Dallas?"
That's when he changed his mind and wanted to go in another direction with the look of his project. No skin off my nose, (I bill by the hour ).
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Old 03-23-06, 11:31 AM
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I chose mine because I was bored at the time, and have a weird sense of humor.
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Old 03-23-06, 12:46 PM
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It's me biking. Seemed appropriate.
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Mine is a picture I took from the top of Mt Rushmore. I got the opportunity to go to the top and it gave me a new appreciation of it.
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Old 03-23-06, 01:03 PM
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Just Cuz!!

I loved Dynomutt when I was a youngster, very Cool Dog!!

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Old 03-23-06, 01:15 PM
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The Bear Flag goes with my user name. Oso means bear in Spanish.
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I wanted to use something else. I couldn't shrink the image sufficiently to make it fit the size limit
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Originally Posted by Emerson
Cool, let me know how you like it. I notice you're from "Joisey." So am I originally--grew up near Asbury Park. Hope you enjoy the book.
Will do.
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I love cartoons and the Incredibles has become my favorite movie... I also like Edna's character and her sayings... I was trying to figure out how to get a picture of myself on a bike with a cape, and why it would be a bad idea, as Edna would explain "No Capes!" (I admit, pretty lame, but it makes me laugh)
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Old 03-23-06, 03:00 PM
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I am a martial arts master and browsing for a Avatar liked this one. No
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Old 03-23-06, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by squeakywheel
I'm guessing you're not a male over the age of 40. I do't want to talk about slvoid's avatar. It's good to know I don't have prostate cancer, but that's little consolation. Excuse me while I go think about something else now.
Let's discuss that. I am male and 50, and, because of time and erosion, I've aquired a sense of sardonic humor about the Human Condition. Besides, the look on the Doc' face... kind of a Mel Brooks thing.
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Old 03-23-06, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
Ralph Waldo Emerson has been writing lately?

Did I miss something? I'm not posting to a little cartoon einstein?

My avatar is all me, searching for that perfect 'caveman' facial expression....
Very Cromagnon. Emerson is the dodo I got the Einstein Me and my buddies have wonderful shots like that but unfortunately we didn't intend them to be that way... slvoid cracks me up!
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Old 03-23-06, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by penanaut
Emerson is the dodo I got the Einstein
Surely we can find another way to say that. "Emerson has a dodo as his avatar" has a very different conotation from "Emerson is the dodo." Thank you very much.
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Old 03-23-06, 04:33 PM
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Mine says "Bicycle Mind" inside a Buddhist circle, which represents both the oneness of all things, the cycle of re-birth, and my front wheel. All of that would be pretty self-explanatory if I could get it to show clearly. I've worked to get the file size down, etc, but no luck so far. Any ideas?
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Old 03-23-06, 04:45 PM
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Mine's Chief Wiggum in his underpants holding a gun...saying the funniest line ever uttered on the Simpsons.
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I chose Tweety bird 'cause of my username :] It's a cute cartoon too


I've been thinking of changing it, though. I found this website where you sort of design your own avatar person, and I can make it look like me... unfortunately it doesn't provide anything bike related
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[QUOTE= sick of my own company. It was probably the most miserable day of my life. 'sigh' Wish I was back there [/QUOTE]

Been ther too (not the place but the feeling. I know what you mean. Well said.
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Old 03-23-06, 05:27 PM
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Just a lil' picture of my rear cassette. Before it turned (and now stays) black
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Originally Posted by Jessica
I stole mine from some emoticons I found in an email sent to me... At the time I could not create one because the computer I had did not have the programs to make an appropriate file, and the ready made avatars were not to my liking.

Rainbows have varied meanings for me... hope being one of them, personal preferences being another.
Appropriate with your sig too. as well as you preference to commuting on two wheels (well, when not doing wheelies )
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Old 03-23-06, 05:44 PM
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[QUOTE= distinctive helmet cover.[/QUOTE]


Did you write your sig? I love it and would like to use it when I explain why I ride to work to my colleagues.
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Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos is the greatest comic book of all time. Okay, after Uncle Scrooge, but much as I like Barks' work, Disney is a tad to corporate.

I used to use Wonder Warthog, another personal fave.
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