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Marian
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Re: Explain your avatar

#481 Postby Marian » April 3rd, 2011, 10:23 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:I agree, Fia, men's stuff is mostly boring.
Is it anything to do with us men not having to tart ourselves up... :exit:


Cheeky bloke :wink:

Actually I thought it had more to do with the 'keep a stiff upper lip ole boy, we're conservative. No poofta's here' kind of thinking. :laughter:
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Re: Explain your avatar

#482 Postby Dave B » April 4th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Marian wrote:
Dave B wrote:OK, I am not going to be doing much in the way of walking or climbing, but why should that limit my colour choice? I get fed up seeing "unisex style" stuff in women's shops that I would like to wear simply because it is bright.

Check out this: http://www.therecord.com/living/article ... thing-line. Or http://www.huxleyclothing.co.uk/ (watch the video advert; you'll see bright stuff for men :)
Oh, are cardies back in fashion?

I do not mind wearing bright stuff but I would rather wear grown up bright stuff! I am afraid that 50+ year old men dressed in fsashion trainers, Bermuda cargo shorts, pop-group T shirts, hoodies (though they can be practical), baseball caps with earrings etc. just look like idiots. Same colour scheme in nice slacks with a jokey T shirt maybe . . .

Maybe I am a little conservative in terms of the style, but would welcome the nicer colours. It has taken me six months to find a pair of green trousers in my size - none of the shops could even order such it seems - all dark blue/black/brown/beige/ and bloody boring!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#483 Postby Fia » April 4th, 2011, 9:26 pm

Dave, with any natural fibre - corduroy is cotton - you can always buy the beige :sick: and dye it in your washing machine. We do regular dying as often a charity shop garment is fab but the wrong colour. Dylon do more than 1 shade of green machine dyes and it's very simple and feels quite creative for very little effort...

although what this has to do with avatars goodness only knows...

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Re: Explain your avatar

#484 Postby Dave B » April 4th, 2011, 9:33 pm

I shall tie-die some beige trousers in multiple colours and use them as my avatar!

Can you really still get Dylon dies? We used to live near a factory of theirs in London when I were but a nipper. Mum used them after the war to get some "new clothes". Salt for the mordant I seem to remember.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#485 Postby Fia » April 4th, 2011, 9:58 pm

Hey Dave, there's some men's tie dye trousers here :D

Yes, dylon still do their wee tins - that I've broken more inappropriate implements I care to remember to make a hole in them - but the easiest is their machine dyes. And yes, you need salt too. I've learnt something today as never knew mordant was the word for what it does...

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Re: Explain your avatar

#486 Postby Dave B » April 4th, 2011, 10:18 pm

Fia wrote:Hey Dave, there's some men's tie dye trousers here :D

Yes, dylon still do their wee tins - that I've broken more inappropriate implements I care to remember to make a hole in them - but the easiest is their machine dyes. And yes, you need salt too. I've learnt something today as never knew mordant was the word for what it does...
Mordant seems to have a lot of definitions . . .

If you wish to dye blue using woad buy yourself a potty as well, urine is the mordant for that and many other plant and natural dyes. For that reason, plus for tanning leather, it was illegal to throw human urine away in ancient Roman towns.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#487 Postby Alan H » April 4th, 2011, 11:41 pm

Fia wrote:Hey Dave, there's some men's tie dye trousers here :D
That's my birthday sorted then... :laughter:
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Re: Explain your avatar

#488 Postby Marian » April 5th, 2011, 2:00 am

Dave B wrote:Oh, are cardies back in fashion?

I do not mind wearing bright stuff but I would rather wear grown up bright stuff! I am afraid that 50+ year old men dressed in fsashion trainers, Bermuda cargo shorts, pop-group T shirts, hoodies (though they can be practical), baseball caps with earrings etc. just look like idiots. Same colour scheme in nice slacks with a jokey T shirt maybe . . .

Maybe I am a little conservative in terms of the style, but would welcome the nicer colours. It has taken me six months to find a pair of green trousers in my size - none of the shops could even order such it seems - all dark blue/black/brown/beige/ and bloody boring!

Look at that for appreciation...bah! Try to help and it gets tossed in the trash. See if I do that again.... :laughter: I don't know Dave, there's a 50+ guy I know who would look really good in Bermuda shorts. I won't tell him I said that though.

Fia, love those tie dye pants!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#489 Postby RobCrompton » August 19th, 2011, 11:57 pm

A couple of years back my wife and I were walking in the Forest of Dean and we saw this guy leaning on a gate and looking into a
field. "Looks a bit like you," said M. So she took a pic. And I though afterwards, that guy looks more like me than I do. So I
use it for all these things.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#490 Postby Val » August 20th, 2011, 7:34 pm

b I love the idea of him looking more like you than you do.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#491 Postby RobCrompton » August 20th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Actually, I will sometimes admit that it really is me. And then I'll think, no it isn't,
I've got more hair than that. Can't help being a daft bugger at times. :)

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Re: Explain your avatar

#492 Postby Marian » January 18th, 2012, 10:14 pm

Just for fun, I found a picture of Liam Neeson (actor) for my avatar. I'm on a film-watching spree with him as the main character in each one and I had to change the avatar. Besides, I don't own the Kawasaki anymore; it went back to its original owner. Eventually, I'll find a small pic of my Shadow Ace and that will stay...at least until the next Neeson movie.
Oh my.....must stop drooling.... :D
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Re: Explain your avatar

#493 Postby Dave B » January 18th, 2012, 10:24 pm

I guessed it was Neeson after your mention of the film that seems to have set your heart all a flutter! But I kept quiet so others could have their fun!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#494 Postby Fia » January 18th, 2012, 10:40 pm

Ah, as someone who has no TV and never watches movies Marian's new avatar did seem rather random. Thanks for the explanation :)

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Re: Explain your avatar

#495 Postby Dave B » January 19th, 2012, 4:35 am

Fia wrote:Ah, as someone who has no TV and never watches movies Marian's new avatar did seem rather random. Thanks for the explanation :)
I only know Neeson from my addiction to sci-fi, he was in one of the later Star Wars films.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#496 Postby Marian » January 21st, 2012, 11:16 pm

Dave B wrote:I only know Neeson from my addiction to sci-fi, he was in one of the later Star Wars films.

He played Obi Wan. Loved the Star Wars saga. Neeson is playing in a new Hollywood film called The Grey. Starts next Friday.
Thought about changing my avatar...not yet... :)
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Re: Explain your avatar

#497 Postby RedCelt » July 14th, 2012, 1:07 pm

My avatar is a visual pun of my online name; a celtic symbol and the red soviet star.

Annoyingly, quite a few people don't understand what a visual pun is and assume that I'm a communist. I'm a lefty, but not into authoritarianism, so very distant from communism and much closer to the political views of Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

Oh, and I'm not a Wiccan, either (which is another confusion that some people have when they see the logo).

And I have a logo because other people have used the name "Red Celt". I am the original... and, whilst the name can be duplicated, the image can't. Not without knowledge, anyway. I mean, how difficult is it to do a search to see if your idea for a pseudonym is already taken? Pffft!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#498 Postby Dave B » July 16th, 2012, 10:05 am

Is that a picture of Louis Farrakhan you are using as your avatar, Kismet? Interesting choice if so, be interesting to know why - just being nosy.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#499 Postby Tetenterre » July 16th, 2012, 11:25 am

Very prosaic explanation: The terracotta head, which is a gift from a former pupil and has great sentimental value, sat on a window sill at the top of the stairs. One day, I noticed that a spider had been busy; I thought it looked lovely so I photographed it. I wanted an avatar and thought (rightly or wrongly -- don't really care) that a cropped version of the photo would make a pleasantly unusual one. It would also be unique. My username comes from the avatar (cod pseudo-franglais for "earthenware head") with connotations of the "grounded" thinking that I like to think I have.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#500 Postby stevenw888 » July 16th, 2012, 11:36 am

Ah, Tetenterre, you've spoiled it! I always assumed that that was your actual head!

Incidentally I am celebrating here, since it is exactly two years ago that I became a member of this distinguished forum. I plan to hold a small party this afternoon, to which you are all (virtually) invited.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#501 Postby Alan H » July 16th, 2012, 12:22 pm

:party: :party: :party:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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