Why your avatar?...

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  1. cmartinez

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    I'm extremely fond of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. The kid has an enormous imagination and he loves to unleash it to its full potential every time he can, and with very little inhibition. And although that's usually the source of most of his troubles, it also makes him a highly creative individual. And also deep, deep down, he truly has a heart of gold. I admire him for those traits, and that is the why of my avatar.
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    I am using the picture of my cat Toto on all forums I am active.
    This way you can recognize me easely.

    Here is a full picture of Toto drinking at the fountain:

    Toto_bij_de_fontijn.jpg

    Bertus
     
  3. ISB123

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    I use picture of my dog because I like animals,it was raised by cats so it is actually a cat trapped inside of dogs body.
    And yes, my dog sleeps on top of couch.
     
  4. #12

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    I started out using my favorite dog, but somebody insulted it (twice in one sentence) by suggesting you can't believe anything a poodle says.:mad: It seemed to be a good way to disguise my true identity, but I eventually realized that I could hide just as well behind a 40 year old photo of my real face because I look more like joeyd now.:D
     
  5. Papabravo

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    I'm a big fan of Dilbert, and the Elbonians were the most self deprecating characters I could think of.
     
  6. cmartinez

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    "oh, you poor unfortunate soul..." - Ursula, "The Little Mermaid"
     
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  7. ISB123

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    Now you just need Linux to complete the transformation.
     
  8. cmartinez

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    Emoji Smiley-23.png
     
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  9. #12

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    And if I had a Chevy on the back porch, I wouldn't be refurbishing a Ford.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. nerdegutta

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    I guess mine speaks for itself. :)
     
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  11. cmartinez

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    yeah... but penguins in Norway????
     
  12. OBW0549

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    That pic is me, many years ago when I was a callow youth...
     
  13. nerdegutta

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    Yes. In an aquarium: Bergen aquarium - Or the Norwegian piece of land we have in antarctic. Queen Mauds land.
    No actually, it Linux...
     
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  14. cmartinez

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    now I get it... :)
     
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  15. cmartinez

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    o_O here's where my skeptical instinct kicks in...
     
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  16. joeyd999

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    You mean you all don't use your actual photo for an avatar?

    I chose mine because he looks as old as I feel, but just as happy anyway. And I think he's a smart ass -- with a curt reply ready when necessary -- combined with an occasional pearl of wisdom (though that pearl may be his tooth).
     
  17. cmartinez

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    I just hope your breath doesn't smell like I imagine your avatar's does! :D
     
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  18. wayneh

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    Why the pets? I guess the "electric" look in their eyes seemed somehow appropriate. Everyone loves laser cats.

    I gave a little info here already about FuzzMo, the cat on the right. Her friend Porky has a Facebook page here.
     
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  19. Wendy

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    I think mine is obvious. My old avatar didn't fit anymore.
     
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  20. djsfantasi

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    Mine is part of a project that I had great fun with.
     
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