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Meme: Iconage 
26th-Mar-2008 06:54 pm
Detail of 'Yuuwaku' by Audrey Kawasaki
1. Reply to this post to tell me you'd like to do the meme, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

These 4 icons of mine were chosen by drunken_hedghog(like, 3 days ago, but I've had several things come up and am just now getting around to writing about them).

One of the best shows ever to grace the airwaves. Ever. I started watching it solely for Dave Foley, though I didn't find out till years later that the producers more or less created the lead role with him in mind after seeing him play the straight man in the first Chicken Lady sketch on The Kids In The Hall. If you haven't seen the show, you really must rent it. Its premise isn't earth-shattering: a straight-laced guy from Wisconsin gets hired as news director at an NYC radio station populated with kooky characters. But...man, I would need a whole series of posts to explain what is so amazing about this show. (The "Absolutely Bitchcakes" in my LJ header? Comes from this show.) All 5 seasons are out on DVD now. RENT IT. The first season is probably the least funny, but it still pwns anything How I Met Your Mother has ever done.

The late Phil Hartman played the intellectually boorish newsanchor Bill McNeal, known for such lines as "You barfed in the punch bowl we all share, and now you expect us to believe it’s alphabet soup!" and his Mark Russell-esque take on the Clinton don't-ask-don't tell policy: "When Johnny comes marching home again...he's gay! He's gay!" I believe this icon came from a malapropostic exchange he had with Dave, though I can't remember which episode it's from. Man. Now I want more NewsRadio icons. Especially for Super Karate Monkey Death Car. And Stinkbutt. And the space prostitute scene. And "I am a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce".

Eddie Izzard - St Bastard
I am not even sure what performance of his this line came from, but someone used the icon and I loved it. It just seems like such an appropriate response for people who are being nasty (or for when I'm in a ranting, destructive mood).

404 - Cockroaches
This came from some 404-themed icons that cerebel did, some of which are just general silliness and some of which are fandom-related. (BTW, in case you're wondering: a 404 error is what you get when your browser can't locate a web page.) You can find the whole set here. They're all quite funny. This was one of the Sylar ones.

Digital Blasphemy - Cobalt Daisy
Digital Blasphemy is a guy who makes digital wallpapers for your desktop. He even makes widescreen and dual-monitor versions. Some are free, some are members-only (I did once buy a quarterly membership but I'm not so into collecting wallpapers that I want to spend $25 a year or whatever to keep it up.) "Cobalt Daisy" is one that I cropped down into an icon because I just adored it. The icon loses most of the detail, though. You can see a bigger preview of it here. If you click on the "Pickel Jar versions" link, you can see it in greens and in reds. I'd also like to pimp my all-time-favorite free wallpaper by him, Fluorescence, which rocks completely. 
27th-Mar-2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Heh. I'll try this! :D

((Also, I'm almost done with that other meme, I just need to get around to writing the why part for the ten characters I would have sex with. XD))
27th-Mar-2008 03:45 am (UTC)
I just need to get around to writing the why part

When I was writing it, I came close to just saying over and over, "Why? LOOK AT HIM!!!!" :0)

The four icons of yours that I picked are:

Sad Blond Panda
Poor Jeb
Nobody's Sweetheart
27th-Mar-2008 12:24 am (UTC)
I blame me. I have many random Eddie icons.

Oddly enough, I got rid of that one only a few days ago! I have no idea why as it is clearly awesome.
27th-Mar-2008 03:46 am (UTC)
I don't use it much, but it always cracks me up whenever I see it in the list...
27th-Mar-2008 01:24 am (UTC)
I am going to 100% freak you out right now but.... NO LIE... I said "He is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce" today!!! I loved NewsRadio too. Can't say I remember a lot of lines anymore, but that one in particular my friend and I said constantly. So today someone called a guy at work an enigma and, well, you know the rest.

It really was a great comedy - it was clearly ahead of its time. I think it would fit in well with The Office and 30 Rock.

Anyway, had to comment cuz that's too freaky.
27th-Mar-2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Hee! That's hilarious! One of my best friends, who I've known for...OMG...24 years...and I are both big fans and our email exchanges frequently degenerate into us throwing quotes at each other. He has an unfair advantage, though; their TV doesn't even have a working antenna so he watches the DVDs quite frequently.

27th-Mar-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
I swear half of the conversations I have in my life are just a series of quotes from movies and TV shows. I think I've lost the ability to actually communicate....
27th-Mar-2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
My friends and I are the same way. I can never decide if it's harmless fun or a symptom of a bigger illness. Or just "Darmok and Jilad, at Tanagra!" syndrome. LOL
27th-Mar-2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
OMG because TNG was one of our most-quoted shows back in the day!! We would actually end up just writing the acronyms for lines instead of using the actual lines. It got to the point where we'd forget what the acronyms stood for, but after a little while we'd noodle it through. We've been friends for over 25 years and I could email her one of the acronyms right now and totally freak her out! In fact, I will.
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