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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:19 PM
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Why Did You Choose Your Avatar?
I made mine, it's Andy Warhol, my favourite artist. :hi:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:20 PM
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1. Oh, because it makes me smile.
The thought of impeaching Junior, that is.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:21 PM
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2. Because it's almost Thanksgiving.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:21 PM
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3. fave NFL team
I had one that I made too though.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:21 PM
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4. Because I am smart.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:23 PM
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I didn't choose my avatar
It followed me home and demanded I use it

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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:23 PM
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5. Deleted post
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:25 PM by Politicub
Dupe.

:shrug:
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Jack Schitt Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:23 PM
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6. I don't understand why they use the term "avatar"
for those little pictures next to our names. "Avatar" means "an incarnation in human form," "the incarnation of a Hindu deity," and "a variant phase or version of a continuing basic entity". Boggles the mind.

Anyways, I chose my avatar because I like beer.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:26 PM
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9. Forum tradition
"Avatar"'s been the standard term for it for ages... :shrug:

At least on THIS internet :evilgrin:
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Jack Schitt Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:27 PM
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14. Yeah, I know.
I just wondered how they came up with the term.

Sorry. It's Sunday afternoon and I'm studying. I guess I'm thinking too much. :shrug:

I should go surf the other Internet. Maybe it'll tell me there. :evilgrin:
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Tesibria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:12 PM
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42. a funny (well it was funny to me)
.. i went thru the too-typical hazing in the beginning w/ people accusing me of being a troll or otherwise slamming me. Someone made some comment about "check out the avatar - clearly a freeper." Well -- i had to look that one up -- and came up with the same definition you posted.

So -- I wrote back explaining where my NAME came from and how it could not possibly be interpreted as republican ... blah blah blah

this kind (to me) gentleman PM'd to explain that (1) avatar was the pic, not the screenname ... and ... (2) he was responding to another post, not mine

i was ... embarrassed .......
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:33 PM
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51. It's a nerd thing n/t
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a new day Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:24 PM
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7. Mine goes with the signature
It is hard to see it, but under a magnifying glass, Lydia the Tattooed Lady is rendered. A reference to the song Groucho Marx sings on the train in "A Day at the Circus."
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:26 PM
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8. Cause Family Guy kicks ass
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:32 PM
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20. Mmm, that it does.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:26 PM
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10. it's the California Angels' 1971 cap -- the Angels have been my team since
I knew what baseball was (which was probably about 1966).
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:27 PM
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11. Because Radiohead is not whiny!!
Despite what that miscreant "Dookus" may tell you.
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greyfox Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:27 PM
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12. I have a flag
outside my home and I have turned it upside down for th enext 4 years becauseour country is in distress. Avatar just mimics that.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:27 PM
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13. Frank Zappa was a genius and political activist
I miss FZ.
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:29 PM
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15. Right now I'm a proud Bay Stater
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:29 PM
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16. I'm lazy, so I'll just repeat what I said in another thread
He's a combo-penguin reflecting my love of my trips to Antarctica, my Linux advocacy, memories of Bloom County, and a general nod to the USCG, Personal Floatation Devices, beer bellies, Bill The Cat (Ackkkkkkkkk Phffffft!) mugs, and lemonade!

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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:30 PM
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17. My New Avatar is ME!!!
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:30 PM by CO Liberal
It's a picture of me in a Robin Hood costume, taken at a Halloween Dance in October of 1991. That was the night that The Princess and I met.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:31 PM
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18. Cause I loves me the Kennedys!
Especially Bobby
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:32 PM
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19. because I love the sweetest kitty that ever lived
and I was calling her 'pesky kitty' when she gave me 'the look'.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:32 PM
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21. A Symbol of Freedom needed after Two-face's ReSelection
And there are few more beautiful packages than a bird, especially a Swallow-tailed Kite in flight.
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:33 PM
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22. Obssessed Dean supporter
'tis the truth.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:33 PM
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23. my avatar is described as crazy horse
who never allowed a photograph or painting of himself. ( believe it is sitting bull)
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:34 PM
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24. Because my name is greek for 'new moon'
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:35 PM
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26. um... ok
new moon ... full moon ... whatever :)
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:35 PM
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25. I believe there is rampant widespread election fraud.
If that isn't distress, I don't know what is.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:36 PM
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27. Batboy Shall Be Our Savior
You just watch.
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new2004voterWV Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:37 PM
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28. Well, it's for equal rights..
just like me. And I was kinda hoping to have one here that others weren't using, but noooo, once I started posting, I started seeing the same avatar as mine all over the board..lol. So much for being original! I might have to break out my l-word avatars that I made myself!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:37 PM
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52. Welcome to DU
:hi:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:55 PM
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29. Because my country is in distress. eom
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:56 PM
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30. To drive you nuts! Flat Clark - the day of ballot signatures gathering
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:58 PM by robbedvoter
Also remind me of a time I didn't feel powerless...
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:56 PM
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31. Michigan Frog
Because I'm from Michigan
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:57 PM
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32. Because there's always room for Jello!
And besides, Alternative Tentacles provides a good selection of Noam Chomsky's verbal essays.

http://www.alternativetentacles.com/search.php?section_...
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:02 PM
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33. Ludwig is da Man!
He'd be da man even if he didn't go deaf, but the fact is, it's hard to think of many who have overcome such a handicap. Stephen Hawking also comes to mind, both are in the same league.
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:03 PM
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34. I'm in a Radiologic Technology program.
(X-Ray Technologist)

And I really, really like it to the point where I am super-pleased with my career choice. A job that pays well, helps people heal, has a relatively good hiring market, and cannot be shipped overseas - pretty sweet. In 9 months, I'll be doing it for a living.

Who knows? I might move-on to MRI..
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:04 PM
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35. Worked for RFK in '68. My first campaign. Later...
...I worked as an admin for one of his speechwriters. What a guy! One of the all time name droppers in the universe, but I still love him.

I carry the spirit of those times in my heart.
I weep whenever I visit Arlington -- for all those who gave their lives, and particular for RFK.

Kerry On.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:05 PM
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36. I plead insanity.
I'm crazy 'bout that stuff!

Woof
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:06 PM
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37. ...because I think Kerry/Lennon photo is awesome n/t
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:08 PM
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38. Mine is the love of my life
I took the photo myself, and he made the avatar.
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Tesibria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:08 PM
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39. so that when I say I'm happy to SEE you
i'm actually lookin at you .....
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:09 PM
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40. I just happened to stumble on a picture of a chimp wearing a crown
so I thought I'd use it ;)
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:11 PM
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41. Nothing makes a statement like a talking green gorilla
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 03:12 PM by Beware the Beast Man
:P on edit...my avatar is the Steelers logo through the rest of the season.
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buckettgirl Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:13 PM
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43. I love Muppets and Fraggles!
Beaker is my favorite muppet, but they didn't have any fraggles. I LOVE fraggles! i'm a child of the 80's :)
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:15 PM
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44. It's a wood figurine I picked up
in Hawaii.

Make Love, Not War. Killing is so destructive. Killing begets more killing. Where does one stop?

Can anyone imagine if all that money that this administration has used for killing and destruction and hi-tech war toys since 9/11/01 had been used for education and Health care? How much better and safer this country and the world would be,
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sans qualia Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:20 PM
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45. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
That's why. Damn, it drives me crazy the way capital I's look just like lowercase L's in the subject box thingy.
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getoffmytrain Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:27 PM
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46. Because
it's a pirate's life for me! :-)
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:28 PM
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47. I chose mine
because if feel like i live in a country in deep distress
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:29 PM
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48. Because U-M is going to repeat as Big Ten Champions!
:D
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kitchen girl Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:29 PM
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49. I chose the guitar because they didn't have a fiddle. n/t
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:32 PM
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50. it says quite a lot
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 03:33 PM by Kellanved
It is an East-Berlin style traffic light, actually it is one very close to my apartment.
It is East-Berlin, green, walking (i.e. progressive), male and facing left.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:42 PM
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53. Because of what it means in my personal life.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 03:54 PM by SarahBelle
I'm going through many changes in my life right now and I can sum up my avatar by this quote:

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin

That's what it means. To remind myself not to fear the changes taking place, because it is an inherently beautiful thing.

Man, I'm deep. :D
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:43 PM
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54. Really stupid reason
I have California because I have't figured out how do use a more personal icon. And, well, I live in CA.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:51 PM
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55. mine is
a reminder to people that 49% of Ohio did NOT vote for the chimp


:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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lolamio Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:51 PM
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56. Because I love my "blue" New York State! n/t
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PunkinPi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:51 PM
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57. We are in distress!!! n/t
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:54 PM
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58. 3 reasons ~
Cause he's smokin' HOT !
He plays hockey - the best sport in the world.
And I completely adore him.

Is that enough ? :shrug:



:hippie:
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