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That icon meme

curiouswombat picked the following icons for me:


- 'Sick': this icon uses an image of the 70s American tv series M.A.S.H.-character Major Charles Emerson Winchester III trying to relieve the symptoms of a common cold through steam inhalation. I use it when I'm feeling under the weather myself.

- 'W00t!': one of my 'happy' icons, which I use when I'm excited about or looking forward to something (e.g., when I've scored tickets to gigs or theatre shows). Occasionally, I will use it to show excitement at someone else's news, too. It shows Sookie, Lorelai's best friend and business partner, from Gilmore Girls, in a characteristic pose.

- 'Giggle': used to indicate amusement, this icon by mrbnatural has a screencap from Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet as its base. It shows Olivia Hussey as Juliet trying to stiffle her mirth.

- 'WTF': by sandintheglass. Whenever I'm bemused, befuddled or bewildered, this icon showing Adam Ant is dusted off. Not only does he look slightly confused in the picture; I've noticed that to those who do not instantly recognise him, the picture itself is slightly confusing as well -- which makes it a very effective icon in my opinion.

- 'Not Rolf Harris': one of the underused icons in my Top Gear-icon collection, because frankly, what can you use it for? I'll use it when I've made a hash of things, or in posts that mention Rolf Harris, but since neither are very frequent occurences, it only makes sporadic appearances in my journal. Still, I'm fond of it. It shows James May preparing to draw a picture on a whiteboard, something Rolf Harris used to do a lot in the 80s, but the difference of course is that James can't draw for toffee, and Rolf Harris can.

- 'Taxis': another Top Gear-icon, and one I use most frequently in my travel posts. Waiting for taxis is, I have found, an integral part of the travelling experience...or it is the way I do it.

- 'Eyesight': a recent addition (i.e., only last week) to my icon collection, I haven't really found a use for it yet. I like the image though, the way it's cropped, the colouring and the clarity. I found it on heroes_icons, and at the time thought it showed Peter Petrelli...but now I'm wondering if it might not be Mohinder Suresh instead.
ETA: Nah -- it's Peter Petrelli, definitely.

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curiouswombat
Oct. 14th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I really like that Adam Ant one - but then I always thought that he was sex on legs!
gamiila
Oct. 15th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
Well, it's snaggable...
anonypooh
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
wow .. how curious ... I have ALWAYS .. for 20 years and more ... described Adam Ant as "sex on legs" too.

mmm

s'weird though - that icon looks more like someone dressed as Adam .,. not the man himself.
gamiila
Nov. 3rd, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
No, it's him; but there may be a slight distortion as a result of the way it's been cropped? Or maybe his face just looks a little elongated because of his slack-jawed expression?
enigmaticblues
Oct. 14th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'd seen that first one, and I knew that I had seen the person in it, but I could never quite figure out who it was. Now I do. :)
gamiila
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
I hate when that happens, when you know something/someone, but can't name or place it/them. I'm glad I've solved the mystery for you now ;-)!
rosamundeb
Oct. 15th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
*L*! Honestly, I thought that was a woman in the icon, not Adam Ant - *G*.
gamiila
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Adam Ant look like a girl?! Well, I'm sure he wouldn't have minded back in the day, as 'androgynous' was good in the heady days of the New Romantic movement!
rosamundeb
Oct. 15th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
You can bet the makeup manufacturers miss those days! Good old ABC, Duran Duran...
gamiila
Oct. 15th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
In a funny sort of way, I miss those days as well, going makeup shopping with my male chums, spending hours doing each other's hair, picking out their clothes for them to wear on our night's out, teaching them about eyeliner and mascara...'twas brill!
rosamundeb
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
*L*! Actually, there's all those emo guys going for eyeliner nowadays...
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