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Title: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 21, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
I am curious; does a member's avatar affect your perception of what that person is like?  For instance, do you perceive me to be wooden and cranky?  If I changed my avatar to a picture of Chuck Norris would you think me to be a kick-ass brewer?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: Hokerer on November 21, 2010, 04:00:35 PM
"wooden and cranky"?  No, whenever I see your avatar, I just get Brady Bunch flashbacks.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: capozzoli on November 21, 2010, 04:50:49 PM
BON APPETIT!!! Mutha F#@kerrrrr.

No if you had this guy as your avatar, I would think you were absolutely badass!

(http://www.whodaguyhawaii.com/DonHo.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: Steve on November 22, 2010, 04:26:10 PM
Didn't your mother tell you, "Your face will freeze like that."  I need to do some change up with my 'tar.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: Steve on November 22, 2010, 04:33:30 PM
No if you had this guy as your avatar, I would think you were absolutely badass!

Bad ass with "Tiny Bubbles"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MXgc8wzfC4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MXgc8wzfC4)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: BrewArk on November 22, 2010, 04:39:33 PM
"wooden and cranky"?

It wasn't the avatar that made us think that. ;)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 05:21:03 PM
Didn't your mother tell you, "Your face will freeze like that." 

Bingo!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 05:36:25 PM
Maybe the clown will weigh in on this    ;)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 05:38:59 PM
Maybe the clown will weigh in on this    ;)

Says the guy from outer space...  :o
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 05:47:39 PM
Maybe the clown will weigh in on this    ;)

Says the guy from outer space...  :o

I took that picture of some art on the wall at the McMennamins St. Francis Inn in Bend, Oregon.  That was easier than finding a good picture of me.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 06:45:02 PM
Punatic I thought your's was carved out of stone.

I have Tuco cause I'm f'ing ugly. And he's my hero... ::)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 06:54:07 PM
"wooden and cranky"?  No, whenever I see your avatar, I just get Brady Bunch flashbacks.

The Brady Bunch and LSD...  hmm...
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 07:09:12 PM
Mine is just some guy wearing a Halloween mask....
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 07:36:55 PM
Mine is just some guy wearing a Halloween mask....

Captain Kangaroo?   ;)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 07:57:55 PM
Sorry Denny.  It was the sideburns that brought the Capt. to mind.   :-[
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 08:07:44 PM
Sorry Denny.  It was the sideburns that brought the Capt. to mind.   :-[
I don't think you have anything to apologize for, I see the resemblance.  It's like Captain Kangaroo and Jerry Garcia had a kid.  :)

(http://freshtrends.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/captain-kangaroo.jpg)


(http://pinky.org/bettyford/artists/jerrygarcia.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: thirsty on November 22, 2010, 09:13:11 PM
That Capt Kangaroo pic is freaking me out
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 09:17:11 PM
That Capt Kangaroo pic is freaking me out

+1

Tom...that's just not right.  :D
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 09:18:02 PM
I just noticed the scary clown has been replace by a tray of beer samples.  Did I say something wrong?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 09:25:15 PM
I just noticed the scary clown has been replace by a tray of beer samples.  Did I say something wrong?

Not at all.  I've been wanting to change my avatar long before and this thread actually prompted the change.

It's all good.  :)



Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 09:40:55 PM
I just noticed the scary clown has been replace by a tray of beer samples.  Did I say something wrong?

Not at all.  I've been wanting to change my avatar long before and this thread actually prompted the change.

It's all good.  :)





OK then.  I hafta say that the clown always scared me a little.   :-[
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 09:43:57 PM
OK then.  I hafta say that the clown always scared me a little.   :-[
The kids in the clown costumes at Halloween are always the creepiest.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: 6thstreet on November 22, 2010, 09:47:28 PM
guess that im faceless
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 09:48:44 PM
OK then.  I hafta say that the clown always scared me a little.   :-[
The kids in the clown costumes at Halloween are always the creepiest.

OK...Tom, you wear the kilt and I'll wear the clown costume to NHC.

We'll clear everyone out and have all the beer to ourselves.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 09:49:44 PM
OK then.  I hafta say that the clown always scared me a little.   :-[
The kids in the clown costumes at Halloween are always the creepiest.

OK...Tom, you wear the kilt and I'll wear the clown costume to NHC.

We'll clear everyone out and have all the beer to ourselves.  ;) :D
Perfect ;)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 09:52:22 PM
Captain Kangaroo's TV show premiered the day I was born.  I've always been a fan.  The comparison was meant as a compliment.  ;D

The Jerry Garcia thing is a covert reference to the Brady Bunch thing... right?  ;)

Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tumarkin on November 22, 2010, 09:53:36 PM
OK then.  I hafta say that the clown always scared me a little.   :-[
The kids in the clown costumes at Halloween are always the creepiest.

OK...Tom, you wear the kilt and I'll wear the clown costume to NHC.

We'll clear everyone out and have all the beer to ourselves.  ;) :D
Perfect ;)

aw, come on ..... you both know that just ain't gonna happen
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: EHall on November 22, 2010, 09:56:04 PM
and to think that capt kangaroo was special forces badass at one point...
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 09:59:38 PM
and to think that capt kangaroo was special forces badass at one point...

He could kill ya with a carrot! 

Almost as tough as Chuck Norris!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 10:29:51 PM
Sorry Denny.  It was the sideburns that brought the Capt. to mind.   :-[

Dude, I'm flattered....The Cap't. was a childhood favorite.  I still have fond memories of Mr. Moose and the ping pong balls!  And I had a Bunny Rabbit puppet just like the one on the show!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: HydraulicSammich on November 22, 2010, 10:30:57 PM
Yes, I will have a samich to all this!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: Hokerer on November 23, 2010, 12:24:13 AM
Sorry Denny.  It was the sideburns that brought the Capt. to mind.   :-[

Dude, I'm flattered....The Cap't. was a childhood favorite.  I still have fond memories of Mr. Moose and the ping pong balls!  And I had a Bunny Rabbit puppet just like the one on the show!

Mr. Green Jeans
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: capozzoli on November 23, 2010, 03:29:31 AM
and to think that capt kangaroo was special forces badass at one point...

Really? Is that how he arrived at the rank of captain. I remember captain kangaroo being on. When did that show end? 78?

Mister Green Jeans.

Around here there was a guy on TV called Captain Noah. ooooh on Sat afternoons there was Dr, Shock.I used to think Dr Shock and Captain Noah were the same man. Dr Shock put on monster movies. Remember Gene London? Was Rip Taylor on that show? What ever happened to Gene London?

Ron, why did you take down your clown face? Did you give up the side gig working kids parties?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 23, 2010, 04:00:01 AM
That Capt Kangaroo pic is freaking me out

As compared to... say...  Jack Nicholson in a football helmet on the back of a chopper?

...If ya wanna be a bird...
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on November 23, 2010, 07:36:24 AM
aw, come on ..... you both know that just ain't gonna happen
So says Mark Tumarkin, Killer of Dreams  :'(

and to think that capt kangaroo was special forces badass at one point...
Well, he was a Marine, but never saw combat.  His badassedness rests simply on him being a Marine (and don't get me wrong, that is plenty badass).  But maybe not proven as much as other Hollywood types like Charles Durning, David Niven, Jimmy Stewart, James Doohan, Lee Marvin, Oliver Stone, there's a long list.

And let's not forget Audie Murphy.   He became famous because he was a war hero, but still . . .
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 11:49:14 AM

Ron, why did you take down your clown face? Did you give up the side gig working kids parties?

I'm retired now. :D
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: euge on November 23, 2010, 06:39:11 PM
I liked it. Very evocative really...

Not frightened of clowns either, though I can see why people would be. I always thought Shakes the Clown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakes_the_Clown) was funny.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: gordonstrong on November 23, 2010, 07:21:28 PM
For clowns, I have to go with Homey D. Clown.  Got a problem with that?  I don't think so.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 23, 2010, 07:27:55 PM
For clowns, I have to go with Homey D. Clown.  Got a problem with that?  I don't think so.

Homey don't play that!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 07:29:16 PM
I liked it. Very evocative really...

Not frightened of clowns either, though I can see why people would be. I always thought Shakes the Clown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakes_the_Clown) was funny.

Thanks.

I have always been fascinated by clowns even until this day.  There's an element of surprise and cheer about them.
They have an entertaining quality as well.  A perfect avatar IMO.  8)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
For clowns, I have to go with Homey D. Clown.  Got a problem with that?  I don't think so.

Now that was funny. 8)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 07:31:53 PM
For clowns, I have to go with Homey D. Clown.  Got a problem with that?  I don't think so.

Homey don't play that!

It's funny because I have been known to steal that line on occasion....and I always get a giggle.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 23, 2010, 07:35:22 PM
Obviously some of us are good looking enough to use our own pic whereas some of us need the bumper sticker style avatar.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 23, 2010, 07:37:50 PM
It's funny because I have been known to steal that line on occasion....and I always get a giggle.

That's awesome; when I use it I get blank stares
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 07:39:25 PM
Obviously some of us are good looking enough to use our own pic whereas some of us need the bumper sticker style avatar.

This is true but I also think some folks just have plain old "stage fright"
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 07:40:21 PM
It's funny because I have been known to steal that line on occasion....and I always get a giggle.

That's awesome; when I use it I get blank stares


I think it has alot to do with the delivery.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 23, 2010, 07:42:54 PM
It's funny because I have been known to steal that line on occasion....and I always get a giggle.

That's awesome; when I use it I get blank stares


I think it has alot to do with the delivery.


 ;D True. I get the response I want from people in their thirties but not from anyone younger than that.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 23, 2010, 10:24:49 PM
Obviously some of us are good looking enough to use our own pic...

This is true but I also think some folks just have plain old "stage fright"

I'm more like I am now than I was before.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 23, 2010, 10:39:37 PM
This is true but I also think some folks just have plain old "stage fright"

Could be, personally I'm just saving you the trouble of having to see my ugly arse everytime I post.  Although I have noticed a couple white hairs on my head I'm not as old as my avatar would suggest; just 34.  My avatar is actually "dugout dick" as I think he best represents my ideology.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 23, 2010, 11:15:44 PM
My avatar is me in cartoon form or am I a cartoon of that.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 23, 2010, 11:28:52 PM
My avatar is actually "dugout dick"

Very interesting!  What a cool guy.  I'd never heard of him until you brought him up.

I thought your avatar was a headshot of a wizard.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: gordonstrong on November 24, 2010, 06:20:28 PM
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My avatar is actually "dugout dick"

Sounds like the avatar a TSA employee should have.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jaybeerman on November 24, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
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My avatar is actually "dugout dick"

Sounds like the avatar a TSA employee should have.

indeed  :D  with a name like that there's a lot of places a joke can go but I think i like "dugout dick" the tsa employee the best
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 29, 2010, 05:48:25 AM
Kaimū as it was...

(http://www.marinebio.net/marinescience/02ocean/hwimg/hwscanI06.jpg)

Kaimū was a small town in the Puna District on Island of Hawaiʻi that was completely destroyed by an eruptive flow of lava from the Kūpaʻianahā vent of the Kīlauea volcano in 1990. In Hawaiian, kai mū means "gathering [at the] sea" as to watch surfing. The lava flow that destroyed Kaimū and nearby Kalapana erupted from the southeast rift zone of Kīlauea.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: capozzoli on November 29, 2010, 11:10:21 PM
Is that where the lava can be seen over the roads and stuff. Is it still flowing?

I still like my Don Ho idea better. Come on man, Tiny Bubbles?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on November 30, 2010, 03:43:36 AM
Is that where the lava can be seen over the roads and stuff. Is it still flowing?

I still like my Don Ho idea better. Come on man, Tiny Bubbles?

Yes, the lava is still flowing across the road and into the ocean in Puna.  It is back in Kalapana again.  This eruption has been going nonstop since 1/3/1986.

Those tiny bubbles in lava are called vesicles.

(http://geology.csupomona.edu/alert/igneous/vesicular.gif)
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: capozzoli on December 03, 2010, 02:47:47 AM
I would love to see some lava flow. I heard a story about some artists that were pulling hot lava out and making sculptures with it. Never saw any of the art work. I imagine you have to work fast.

How bout this for an avatar?

(http://www.hawaiifive0.org/JackLord.JPG)


My dad was a caddy master for several years at Pine Valley. He caddied for Jack Lord several times back in the 70's.

Did you know that the actor that played Danno was the son of Helen Hayes?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on December 03, 2010, 07:53:15 AM
How bout this for an avatar?

Awesome!  Go for it!  It's you!

Did you know that the actor that played Danno was the son of Helen Hayes?

And here all of this time I thought James MacArthur was part of the Swiss Family Robinson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqPYQPJJ-Y).

On a sad note, James MacArthur passed away on October 28 of this year.  He was very well liked here in the islands and will be missed.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: gordonstrong on December 03, 2010, 02:45:34 PM
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On a sad note, James MacArthur passed away on October 28 of this year.  He was very well liked here in the islands and will be missed.

They made note of that on the new Hawaii Five-0, making sure everyone remembered him as "the original Danno".
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: Hokerer on December 03, 2010, 04:44:43 PM
And here all of this time I thought James MacArthur was part of the Swiss Family Robinson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqPYQPJJ-Y).

Naw, he was the Lieutenant that figured out the MPs guarding the fuel dump were really Germans
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: capozzoli on December 10, 2010, 03:44:28 AM
Man, watching Swiss Family Robinson sure brings back some memories. Now Im gonna have to watch Treasure Island and 20,000 leagues Under the Sea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMjwSt0ciKk
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on December 15, 2010, 07:39:01 AM
I've been pondering getting some whitening strips...  Waddaya think?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on December 15, 2010, 07:41:45 AM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on December 15, 2010, 07:47:59 AM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

Stocking stuffer!  Yum!!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: euge on December 15, 2010, 08:18:27 AM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

Stocking stuffer!  Yum!!

Rabid Chihuahua?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: punatic on December 15, 2010, 12:24:40 PM
Where?!
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: majorvices on December 15, 2010, 07:19:11 PM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

I want to invent Beer Flavored tooth paste. So that you can brush your teeth and have a beer afterward and it will just taste like you are having another beer.
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: tschmidlin on December 15, 2010, 07:44:33 PM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

I want to invent Beer Flavored tooth paste. So that you can brush your teeth and have a beer afterward and it will just taste like you are having another beer.
Stout?  IPA?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: jeffy on December 15, 2010, 10:19:37 PM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

I want to invent Beer Flavored tooth paste. So that you can brush your teeth and have a beer afterward and it will just taste like you are having another beer.
Stout?  IPA?

Bacon?
Title: Re: Avatar Perception
Post by: akr71 on December 17, 2010, 03:25:01 PM
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste (http://www.amazon.com/Petrodex-Enzymatic-Toothpaste-Poultry-6-2-Ounce/dp/B00025K0R6).

I want to invent Beer Flavored tooth paste. So that you can brush your teeth and have a beer afterward and it will just taste like you are having another beer.

or you could have a beer after brushing your teeth and it wouldn't taste horrible.  ;)