Pick four MeFites and describe your mental picture of them when reading their posts. March 10, 2005 6:26 PM   Subscribe

Here's a fun game I played today: Pick four MeFites and describe your mental picture of them when reading their posts.
Doesn't count if you've actually seen their picture (i.e. NickDouglas). In fact, no one is allowed to talk about NickDouglas in this post. It's a rule. For my game.
posted by Baby_Balrog to Bugs at 6:26 PM (135 comments total)

I'll go first.
1. Quonsar: Perhaps some sort of massive, hyper-intelligent, soulless AI.
2. ParisParamus : Neatly dressed, clever, short.
3. dios: Large hispanic man. With accent.
4. jonmc: Wicked sweet, metro dj type guy. With big headphones. And orange goggles.

(BTW - didn't mean to post this to bugs. But it'll probably get deleted for being meaningless or silly or something. Ahh. I need rest.)
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:27 PM on March 10, 2005


Not even close, dude.

On me, quonsar, or paris. Dios, I can't voch for but the name has me picturing him (and hearing his posts in the voice of) Ronnie James Dio.
posted by jonmc at 6:30 PM on March 10, 2005


The point wasn't really accuracy, per se. It was rather my attempt at describing a set of feelings...that coalesce into a picture...in my mind. If I wanted to, I could have just posted any number of the photos I regularly take of you on your way to work, or when you're getting ready for bed, or.... oh...shit.

I know you know what you look like. And I don't. This is a chance for me to peek into your brains.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:36 PM on March 10, 2005


I always imagined jonmc looking like Dave Berg. No idea why.
posted by bdave at 6:42 PM on March 10, 2005


In a room full of vinyl albums stacked on the walls.
posted by bdave at 6:44 PM on March 10, 2005


With flannel. Lots of flannel.
posted by Cyrano at 6:46 PM on March 10, 2005


repost
bored minds etc
posted by bonaldi at 6:55 PM on March 10, 2005


I picture Paris as Jay Mohr with a conservative haircut and taz as a younger Terry Gross with longer hair. Could someone save a local copy of this post before it is deleted?
posted by mlis at 7:03 PM on March 10, 2005


This could go very bad, but in hopes that it goes very well, I'll throw out some of mine. I'll use celebrities to make it easy:

konolia: Joni Mitchel meets Patti Smith
troutfishing: Peter Bogdonavich in his 30s
amberglow: Robbie Robertson in The Last Waltz
quonsar: Philip Seymore Hoffman in Almost Famous
y2karl: Taylor Nichols in Metropolitan, only 40.

No offence intended, and I hope none taken. I'm just going by how the voices sound in my head.

On preview: so it's a repost from last summer. There's a lot of new folks, and this game could be good enough to do once a year.
posted by squirrel at 7:14 PM on March 10, 2005


it's interesting seeing who people choose compared to back then, actually.
posted by bonaldi at 7:15 PM on March 10, 2005


y2karl: Prince Kropotkin, but with the searing righteous anger of an Old Testament prophet shouting "Beware O Israel!".

Steve_at_Linnwood: Doug Neidermeyer, fantasizing, at the onset of puberty, of joining the College Republicans and becoming George Babbitt.

OmieWise: so smugly self-satisfied in his "self-actualization" through successive immersion in Reiki, therapeutic screaming, past-life regression, neo-Buddhism, and Anthony Robbins that he is in danger of disappearing into his own navel. And yet always eager to button-hole you about how his "spiritual journey" changed his life, and could, oh yes! change yours! For only a nominal hourly therapy fee.

Pretty_Generic: I just can't get his big-headed German whore out of my mind.
posted by orthogonality at 7:18 PM on March 10, 2005


I always imagine wendell sounding a bit like Dr. Demento. matteo I imagine sounding a bit like Greg Proops, although he probably sounds more like Marcello Mastroianni. Miguel, of course, sounds like Raul Julia. I imagine orange swan sounding like Alyson Hannigan, and littlemisscranky sounding like Bette Davis after a Sterno bender. y2karl sounds like Alan Lomax. mrbalihai sounds like Wolfman Jack.
posted by jonmc at 7:19 PM on March 10, 2005


1. mathowie -- sarah vowell
2. postroad -- oak tree
3. jonmc -- gilbert godfrey
4. quonsar -- a giant ball of blinding light
posted by greasy_skillet at 7:39 PM on March 10, 2005


I have no idea how I picture myself.
posted by Eideteker at 7:40 PM on March 10, 2005


Well, having seen dios at the VPO hearings*, I can definitively say that he is *not* a large Hispanic man with an accent.

*eh, VPO hearings, meetups - one thing leads to another.
posted by thatothrgirl at 7:42 PM on March 10, 2005


I picture Paris as some sort of Lex Luthor figure - bald, fit, extremely well-dressed (possibly able to carry off a white suit), looks evil and ruthless.

I picture dios as somewhat sweaty, a tad overweight, and wearing a a really bad suit. I'm sure this is inaccurate, it's just how I picture him.

I've seen pictures of jonmc, quonsar and probably a good 75 other people on MeFi so it wouldn't be fair to comment on them.

repost
bored minds etc
posted by bonaldi at 6:55 PM PST on March 10 [!]


Bonaldi is about 6'2, 210lbs, most of that is still muscle from when he played football in college, although quite a bit of it has since deteriorated into fat. He works at the reference desk in a medium-sized library for a city of roughly 200,000 people, wears very nice striped white shirts and extremely bad ties.

Azazello, a great poster, is 6' even, weighs 180lbs, has a thrusting, purposeful look to him. He is young and clever. His clothing falls within the defined boundaries of good taste, but trends a little towards the flambouyant side of those boundaries.

Weretable and the undead chairs (another good poster with a great name) is a mysterious figure. He is the quintessential goth - completely without realizing it or attempting to be so - in that he spends inordinate amounts of time brooding in a darkened New York City highrise or a darkened shack in Montana. I'm not sure which. Also like many goths he is quite light-hearted on the inside without realizing in any capacity that he is someone else's stereotype.

God this is fun.

Anyways, this is me and my wife veronitron yesterday wishing Jessamyn's mom a happy birthday. I spend 16 completely random hours of any day in a very dark apartment containing eight computers wearing an oversized black Izod bathrobe while playing games or fucking around with OpenBSD/bits of code.
posted by Ryvar at 7:45 PM on March 10, 2005


Thanks.
posted by NickDouglas at 7:55 PM on March 10, 2005


Apparently, I picture just about everyone on MetaFilter as much older than they really are, based on whenever I see a picture of them or meet them in person.

Especially you, Ryvar.
posted by yhbc at 8:15 PM on March 10, 2005


No, see, Nick, this would have been a perfect thread to not post in. Leave them hanging a bit, hon.
posted by mediareport at 8:19 PM on March 10, 2005


amberglow: Robbie Robertson in The Last Waltz
cool--thanks squirrel!

i've met a bunch of mefites all over so it's hard to think--konolia i picture as Cher in The Mask or Silkwood, and y2k as Upton Sinclair (but older), and madamejuju as Claire Huxtable, and everyone else as various people from here (i pretty much picture all of you as Zoom kids in those striped shirts doing that arm waving thing)
posted by amberglow at 8:20 PM on March 10, 2005


My goal was to have somebody say I looked like this thing from Katamari Damacy, but alas, I'm totally not A-list enough.

:(

:(
posted by Kleptophoria! at 8:47 PM on March 10, 2005


I half-jokingly half-imagine everyone as either John or Joan Cusack.

(Although, the idea from above about PP as Truman Capote is certainly weird enough to make me smile.)
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:48 PM on March 10, 2005


Anyone think of me as a Cuban nun? : )
posted by SisterHavana at 8:51 PM on March 10, 2005


that's a cool guy tho Klepto : >

Sister, you're more of a Sister Bertril
posted by amberglow at 8:56 PM on March 10, 2005


Can I be Truman Capote in Chinatown?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:59 PM on March 10, 2005


amberglow, I'm gonna Zoom Zoom Zoom-a-Zoom!

In order to taunt a certain stripcreator abuser, I picked out a few Wendell-avatars representing the wild mood swings of my self-esteem...


And thanks, jonmc; back in my radio days, when every college radio station had somebody doing a Dr. Demento ripoff on Sunday Night, I was one of them. I had a great face for radio and a great voice for mime.

Okay, that's my quota of self-effacing humor for this week.
posted by wendell at 8:59 PM on March 10, 2005


NO! KEEP GOING!
posted by underer at 9:14 PM on March 10, 2005


wendel: Wallace Shawn
deja420: Sally Field circa Smokey & the Bandit
carter: Gabe Kaplan (probably the Welcome Back Kotter connection)
EB: Richard E. Grant
posted by squirrel at 9:18 PM on March 10, 2005


TAGLINE ROLLCALL!
MetaFilter: With big headphones. And orange goggles.
MetaFilter: it'll probably get deleted for being meaningless or silly or something
MetaFilter: In a room full of vinyl albums stacked on the walls. With flannel. Lots of flannel.
MetaFilter: I just can't get his big-headed German whore out of my mind.
MetaFilter: I have no idea how I picture myself.
MetaFilter: I half-jokingly half-imagine everyone as either John or Joan Cusack.
MetaFilter: this would have been a perfect thread to not post in.
posted by wendell at 9:18 PM on March 10, 2005


I imagine everyone of you as naked women. Until you say something stupid. That's when you become puppies.
posted by underer at 9:19 PM on March 10, 2005


the middle one, wendell : >

that EB one is perfect, squirrel.
posted by amberglow at 9:19 PM on March 10, 2005


*every one
Now who's a puppy?
posted by underer at 9:21 PM on March 10, 2005


*gives underer a chewtoy shaped like pancakes*
posted by amberglow at 9:25 PM on March 10, 2005


I don't know who most of these celebrities are people are listing. I am in the dark. Also, are their any members here who don't know what Mathowie looks like? You probably are watching him right now either, huh? Slackers.
posted by puke & cry at 9:27 PM on March 10, 2005


puke & cry: Gary Oldman in Track 29
Have you never heard of IMDB, P&C?
posted by squirrel at 9:31 PM on March 10, 2005


oh i have, I just don't look unless someone else makes a link to it :)

And I know who Gary Oldman is, duh. hehe.
posted by puke & cry at 9:37 PM on March 10, 2005


I want to picture someone here as Legolas Greenleaf; any volunteers?
posted by taz at 9:42 PM on March 10, 2005


This is what I get for lurking all this time. Mostly.

Though a guy once told me I looked like Christina Ricci. This was presumably before her lollipop head days.
posted by sugarfish at 9:43 PM on March 10, 2005


ThePinkSuperhero wears a pink spandex cat suit all the time, but that was obvious.
posted by stray at 9:51 PM on March 10, 2005


I don't know, man, I used to think of PinkStainlessTail as the one in a catsuit. A pink chrome catsuit. Until I saw his user info and realized that he's, well, a he. Confusion ensued.
posted by ubersturm at 10:18 PM on March 10, 2005


taz
matteo
madamejujujive
plep
posted by melissa may at 10:34 PM on March 10, 2005


I do, I do! How did you know that, stray? ::peeks nervously out window, ties sash tightly on pink robe::

Juicylicious wears orange.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:39 PM on March 10, 2005 [1 favorite]


I used to think naxosaur was a scrawny, chainsmoking guy in his late 30's. Then I saw a picture and found out she's a lovely young blonde. That's when I stopped trying to guess what people look like.
posted by cali at 10:46 PM on March 10, 2005


cali: scrawny, chainsmoking gal in her mid-30s
posted by squirrel at 10:55 PM on March 10, 2005


Quonsar I imagine as kind of a disheveled Wilford Brimley, dirty and reeking of gin.
posted by Hildago at 11:08 PM on March 10, 2005


reeking, yes. gin, no.
posted by crunchland at 11:11 PM on March 10, 2005


Hey wow, Ryvar is teh_h0t.

Hmm...

Juicylicious: Is tall, with more curves than a...umm... really curvy thing. Fabulous dark hair, I think, and a devilish grin.

quonsar: I picture as Ford Prefect (as Adams described him, not Mos Def).

amberglow: is clearly tall and teddybearish.

jonmc: is slightly rotund. with spectacles, which he polishes frequently.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:20 PM on March 10, 2005


Next to mathowie, jonmc is the most photographically represented MeFi user on the site, dirtynumbangelboy. scarabic has got a lot of play as well. I haven't seen the picture of quonsar that Ryvar claims to have, but I'd like to add it to my shrine, next to u.n. owen's panties.
posted by squirrel at 11:42 PM on March 10, 2005


quonsar
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:55 PM on March 10, 2005


quonsar
parisparamus
dios
mathowie
posted by shmegegge at 11:59 PM on March 10, 2005


The quonsar looks angry, Mr. Bligh. :(
posted by Kleptophoria! at 12:04 AM on March 11, 2005


if you looked like him, you'd be angry, too.
posted by crunchland at 12:07 AM on March 11, 2005


I just get the impression that you all look like slightly smaller, slightly wider versions of Mathowie. Even the women.
When I think of meetups, I think of this.
posted by seanyboy at 12:08 AM on March 11, 2005


Now that's just scary mate.
posted by dabitch at 12:12 AM on March 11, 2005


Yay! I'm Galadriel! Random: dirtynumbangelboy looks like a character out of a Neil Gaiman novel — I don't have a particular character in mind, but can't you picture what I mean? He would appear in "Neverwhere", I think.

Melissa May wears a white lab coat and has longish, curly, chestnut hair (and maybe glasses — the sexy-professor type). MJJ is a redhead (but I think I really know that), and I picture her in gypsy skirts. I can't help but see iconomy as the art lady with cigarette that she used to have on her blog. Melissa May's image of plep is purrfect! Vacapinta looks like Inigo Montoya. Matteo is teh hot (because I go for the smoldering Mediterranean types) and I imagine him as a male version of Inessa Armand.

Dejah420 is the fortuneteller from "Love Potion #9". Here's mdn, except a little happier, here's anastasiav, and This is quonsar, bitches.
posted by taz at 12:25 AM on March 11, 2005


Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Nurse Ratched or McMurphy

That's who everyone reminds me of.

oh wait... you meant...

nevermind.
posted by scarabic at 12:28 AM on March 11, 2005


For the record, I'm proud to have contributed to the demise of this game. Give me a few more centuries' worth of meetups and put a stop to $5 n00bs, and I'll be able to exterminate all vestiges of this game... forever.

MUAHAHAHA!!!

(For the record, scarabic is a bearded transsexual Eskimo nun. We hired some out-of-work porn actor guy to pose as him for the meetup pictures. Sorry to break the news to you, ladies.)
posted by DaShiv at 12:46 AM on March 11, 2005



posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:39 AM on March 11, 2005


you scared the crap outta me, Senator.
anyway:
quonsar -- a bald, older John Belushi
taz -- the Virgin Mary, as melissa may points out above. taz's smile warms my heart even if I've never seen her in person.
ParisParamus -- DeNiro in Taxi Driver, pre-Mohawk
y2karl -- Steve Buscemi
Miguel -- a naked guy in a dark apartment somewhere, talking in heavily-accented English to cardboard cutouts of Hollywood celebrities, pretending to be a famous Portuguese writer
riviera -- Terence Stamp in 1967
dhartung -- McGeorge Bundy in 1962
Asparagirl -- a younger Bebe Neuwirth, with natural curly hair
dios - Alberto Gonzales
wendell -- Oliver Hardy
clavdivs -- Michael Chiklis in The Shield, only much better read

I saw once a picture of Steve at Linnwood, and he looks exactly like I pictured him. exactly. nice dog, though.

I saw troutfishing's picture and he looks exactly like I thought he did -- like a long-haired Protestant angel, a New England Bodhisattva if you want

those I've met --
I sensed that thomcatspike was a very handsome, cool guy. I met him, and he is. he is.
and dejah420 is exactly like I thought she was, only even sexier.

ps. melissa may: thanks.
posted by matteo at 3:44 AM on March 11, 2005


oh, and in my mind's eye Faze is a 6'7' tall stoner Wittgenstein
posted by matteo at 3:46 AM on March 11, 2005


Guess I'm not one of the popular kids anymore.

Bummer.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:12 AM on March 11, 2005


But stavros, we know what you look like.
posted by NinjaPirate at 4:25 AM on March 11, 2005


stavros, I picture you as the Sex Pistols.
posted by taz at 4:33 AM on March 11, 2005


puke & cry : "I don't know who most of these celebrities are people are listing. I am in the dark."

Me too. I recognize maybe one in ten people that are being offered as examples.
posted by Bugbread at 4:43 AM on March 11, 2005


Lately I've been learning that I didn't even guess the sex of many of you correctly, so this game would totally twist my melon. Although I always assume most of you need glasses and have more keys on your keyring than you oughta.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:43 AM on March 11, 2005


I just saw a pic of quonsar a few days ago, and he is exactly how I pictured him. That is to say, like when you were little, and you had that ultra-cool uncle.

It's funny though, how the "voice" alone influences one's perception so much.

I gotta get myself to the next local meetup.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:17 AM on March 11, 2005


oh, and taz: you can picture me as Legolas all you want. Although I can't say I see the similarity.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:19 AM on March 11, 2005


I picture all of you as sock puppets, though the sort of sock varies anywhere from dirty white to red fishnet. And some of you are unfortunate enough to be polyester argyle. With holes at the toe.
posted by anapestic at 6:21 AM on March 11, 2005


I used to picture you all as hot until I started seeing meetup pictures.

Now I'm afraid to dream.
posted by orange swan at 6:45 AM on March 11, 2005


anapestic: I think you look somewhat like this:

U U /

orange swan: my pic doesn't do me any justice! I SWEAR!
posted by exlotuseater at 6:57 AM on March 11, 2005


Sheesh, I guess flying under the radar is a good thing.
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:00 AM on March 11, 2005


Faze is a 6'7' tall stoner Wittgenstein

Ah, Stoner Wittgenstein. An enforcer for the Jewish mob out of Brooklyn, right?
posted by jonmc at 7:05 AM on March 11, 2005


anapestic >>> I picture all of you as sock puppets, though the sort of sock varies anywhere from dirty white to red fishnet.

I demand to be red fishnet!


orange swan >>> I used to picture you all as hot until I started seeing meetup pictures.


Hey, you're pretty cute. For a girl ;) DrJohnEvans is extremely cute too.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:09 AM on March 11, 2005


.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:26 AM on March 11, 2005


I've seen pics of most of you so thats not fair. I always pictured Stav looking like Pete Townsend because of a pic he had on his site for a long time. Miguel, I picture looking like a slightly more latin John Waters. Don't ask me why.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:34 AM on March 11, 2005


I see jonmc as a rectangle (but not square :-), quonsar as an oblate spheroid with slightly disheveled fur, both miguel and stavros as hypercubes, matteo as the Great Circle Route between Milano and Addis Ababa. (FYI, you may picture me as a pair of skew lines--not parallel and yet they never meet.)
posted by jfuller at 7:43 AM on March 11, 2005


Giving this a whirl:

anastasiav: A younger-looking Stevie Nicks, with dark hair.
ParisParamus: Medium height, dark blond hair, glasses, your general Young Republican type.
KevinSkomsvold: Tall, thin, blond, glasses.
madamjujujive: A New Orleans fortune teller
posted by SisterHavana at 7:56 AM on March 11, 2005


Actually, I always picture stavros as looking something like a late 60's vintage Frank Zappa.
posted by jonmc at 8:16 AM on March 11, 2005


I imagine ParisParamus as being well-dressed and -groomed to the point of dandihood. I mean, the guy's an SUV-deriding, bicycle-riding lawyer who lives in Park Slope and is very, very concerned about the precise shade of yellow his walls are.

Jonmc looks more or less as I pictured him.
I picture EB as bald, but maybe I've seen a picture?
posted by kenko at 8:25 AM on March 11, 2005


Quonsar
posted by grateful at 8:30 AM on March 11, 2005


You are all cyborgs and automats. and i like it that way.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:34 AM on March 11, 2005


no one's mentioned the FBI's Ten Most Wanted posters yet? jeez.

these threads always are hysterical, and dirtynumb--he really is : >
posted by amberglow at 8:37 AM on March 11, 2005


I'll play! :D

madamjujujive = the Voodoo Lady from the Monkey Island games

Miguel Cardoso = a dark man with a mess of tousled light-brown curls on his head, mid-30s, wearing a crisp-collared button-down shirt, is hunched over his computer one moment and leaning back sipping martinis the next

vacapinta = a worldly pale-skinned Italian flaneur walking down a busy cobblestone street talking to every stranger

stavrosthewonderchicken = half-naked and scrawny with a handlebar moustache
posted by Lush at 8:50 AM on March 11, 2005


anapestic: I think you look somewhat like this:

U U /


Dude. Putting a cam in my office without my permission is not cool.
posted by anapestic at 8:51 AM on March 11, 2005


to be honests, I've never thought about it.
posted by delmoi at 8:59 AM on March 11, 2005


I imagine monju_bosatsu and madamjujujive as dueling Voodoo ladies.
Jonmc I picture as a less mouse-y Moby. Bald, thin, but gesturing wildly when talking or typing out of excitement.
Stavros I picture as always wearing a chicken suit, but a nice fashionable chicken suit, not your everyday run-of-the-mill chicken suit.
It's all in the name, really.
posted by Arch Stanton at 9:09 AM on March 11, 2005


Jonmc I picture as a less mouse-y Moby. Bald, thin, but gesturing wildly when talking or typing out of excitement.

No, he's much cuter than that!

*grins at jon, ducks*
posted by scody at 9:23 AM on March 11, 2005


Stavros: Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast.
matteo: River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast.
Ryvar: (up until I saw his pixxx!): I always imagined as a young-ish prof, who instead of the "tweed jacket" rocks a leather jacket to his classes.
mcgraw: q-bert

Then there are a few people who I always see in music threads, whom I imagine in their native hipster wear, black rimmed glasses, and ipod buds (the in-ear upgrades!) surgically attached to their ears: drpynchon, rooftoop secrets, dobbs (r.i.p.), Mach3avelli, amandaudoff , robocop is bleeding. . .

The God Complex
= God himself. Though shalt not take the God Complex's name in vein!
posted by Quartermass at 9:26 AM on March 11, 2005


22,500 monkeys. Drunk, chain smoking, and sitting at computers.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:28 AM on March 11, 2005


*grins at jon, ducks*

Grinning at ducks is pointless, young lady. They can't grin back, merely quack.
posted by jonmc at 9:31 AM on March 11, 2005


"Somehow I pictured you as... older." — philfromhavelock, Toronto 2004 Meetup

and I still have a limited number of hand-framed wooden-signed autographed 8x10 glossies available
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:39 AM on March 11, 2005


Arch Stanton said, "I imagine monju_bosatsu and madamjujujive as dueling Voodoo ladies."

Wow. I don't know about madamjujujive, but ... wow. I've seen quite a few pictures of MeFites by now, but it's always strange having your mental image of someone displaced by the real thing. It's also quite strange hearing what others think you look like.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:59 AM on March 11, 2005


Since that AskMe thread about his hair, I just take it for granted that jonmc is John Cusack.

Quonsar I see living in a compound for some reason. He's bald but in a distinguished way and wears hawaiian shirts in an undistinguished way.

I have a strong mental image of jessamyn (has no one mentioned her because everybody actually knows what she looks like?) as tall and thin with trendy, thick-rimmed glasses.

Stavrosthewonderchicken has a lot of curly hair.
posted by PhatLobley at 10:14 AM on March 11, 2005


Since that AskMe thread about his hair, I just take it for granted that jonmc is John Cusack.

Cool. Do I get to bone Minnie Driver?
posted by jonmc at 10:15 AM on March 11, 2005


MadamJuJuJive looks like Stevie Nicks, but cooler.

Dong Resin looks like Steve Buscemi, but twitchier.

Wendell looks like Wavy Gravy.

ParisParamus looks like Christian Bale.

y2karl looks like Paul Krassner.

Anyone have one of those old #mefi portraits where everyone basically did just this? (I have one, but not on this computer, alas.)
posted by Vidiot at 10:16 AM on March 11, 2005


Anyone have one of those old #mefi portraits where everyone basically did just this? (I have one, but not on this computer, alas.)

I was looking for mine, vidiot, but couldn't find it. that was great.
posted by amberglow at 10:24 AM on March 11, 2005


This thread reminds me of Analogia; from this old post.
posted by sciurus at 10:26 AM on March 11, 2005


I have a strong mental image of jessamyn ... as tall and thin with trendy, thick-rimmed glasses.

Heh, I wish. It was pomegranate who said "I am kind of an oompa-loompa shape" Not entirely like that but not entirely different. You just think I have glasses because I'm a librarian. I think ParisParamus looks like this.
posted by jessamyn at 10:42 AM on March 11, 2005


I don't know or think I know what ParisParamus looks like, but for some reason I imagine him as always laughing. At us. Because we fell for his act. Again.
posted by orange swan at 11:10 AM on March 11, 2005


Actually, jessamyn is your basic attractive young Have Lampshade, Will Travel life-of-the-party type.
The bookishness redolence is not instantly apparent.
posted by y2karl at 11:17 AM on March 11, 2005


oh, all you various oranges are oompa loompas to me ; >
posted by amberglow at 11:26 AM on March 11, 2005


Juicylicious wears orange.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:39 PM PST on March 10


I wear a lot of pink and black, but I do like orange.

Juicylicious: Is tall, with more curves than a...umm... really curvy thing. Fabulous dark hair, I think, and a devilish grin.

Have we met? Though at the present, my hair is on the blonder side.
posted by Juicylicious at 12:14 PM on March 11, 2005


You all look like a thin red mist to me. Hmmm.

*Takes tablets*

Ah, that's better. Now you're all back in evening dress. Who's for a quick quadrille?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:39 PM on March 11, 2005


"bone Minnie Driver"

Wrong thread, stallion.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:57 PM on March 11, 2005


Although I always assume most of you need glasses and have more keys on your keyring than you oughta.

*closes window blinds*

I pictured jonmc as John Cusack before I saw a picture of him.

EB as Richard E. Grant? Hubba hubba (yeah, I'm twisted).

I picture dirtynumbangelboy as a Roman or Greek god - short blond curly hair, gorgeous lips, extremely sweet yet you just know he's bad.

The problem with this is that I've seen so many pictures.
posted by deborah at 1:16 PM on March 11, 2005


*grins at jon, ducks*

Grinning at ducks is pointless, young lady. They can't grin back, merely quack.


Quack!
posted by duck at 4:17 PM on March 11, 2005


In my mind:
dirtynumbangelboy looks like Brian Slade from Velvet Goldmine.

madamjujujive looks like the character in Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume who sells the hurricane drops in New Orleans.

Jessamyn is just unbearably cute (in, of course, a good way). That's all I can see when I picture her: blinding cuteness.

Troutfishing looks like Sam Coombes from Quasi.

Wendell looks like that wacky guy who tries to sell books on how to get free money from the government (Lesko? or is that someone more reputable?)
posted by pikachulolita at 4:37 PM on March 11, 2005


I am willing to accept money to describe any of you as Brad Pitt/Charlize Theron.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:46 PM on March 11, 2005


Until I met him, I pictured unclefes looking like, well, uncle fester, and heard all of his extremely erudite posts in that voice. It made for some badass cognitive dissonance.

I also tend to hear Mayor Curley's posts in an expansive Boston Irish brogue and picture him in a top hat chomping on a cigar.

Cold Chef, I always pictured looking like Drew Carey. I wasn't that far off except for hair color.

Until I met troutfishing, I heard his posts in the voice of Shelby Foote, reading a love letter from Col. Beauregard Kissdrivel written at the Battle Of Ft. Wannasemytushee.

I was waaay offon that one.
posted by jonmc at 4:46 PM on March 11, 2005


Thanks for the check, John.

*ahem*

Jpoulos looks exactly like Charlize Theron.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:48 PM on March 11, 2005


I'm also very disappointed that nobody imagined me as Lester Bangs, but you can't win 'em all.
posted by jonmc at 4:49 PM on March 11, 2005


Metafilter: We're the Aristocrats !
posted by y2karl at 4:53 PM on March 11, 2005


or at least the Aristocats.

y2karl's at the piano, wendell's on drums, stav's blowing trumpet, I'm playing bass.
posted by jonmc at 4:58 PM on March 11, 2005


Jon, even though I know exactly what you look like, I always see you as Springsteen on the cover of Darkness on the Edge of Town.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:59 PM on March 11, 2005


If it's any consolation, I live about 10 blocks from the edge of my borough, and it's dark out right now. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to chase something in the night.

Actually, stav, for a while I imagined you as Hunter S. Thompson (avec head, of course) and my old co-worker JakeEXTREME imagined you as the lead singer from System Of A Down.
posted by jonmc at 5:03 PM on March 11, 2005


Deutsch: Physician, heal thyself.
Mastrionotti: Good luck with no fuckin' head.
posted by squirrel at 5:36 PM on March 11, 2005


Ryvar: (up until I saw his pixxx!): I always imagined as a young-ish prof, who instead of the "tweed jacket" rocks a leather jacket to his classes.

Well SHIT. Now I know what I want to be when I grow up!
posted by Ryvar at 6:28 PM on March 11, 2005


I AM 6'3" AND CUTE. WOMEN LOVE ME.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:52 PM on March 11, 2005


BECAUSE I AM SENSITIVE, CARING, AND A GOOD LOVER.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:53 PM on March 11, 2005


What'd I tell you. It's all an exquisite act with PP.
posted by orange swan at 8:24 PM on March 11, 2005


I imagine orange swan sounding like Alyson Hannigan, and littlemisscranky sounding like Bette Davis after a Sterno bender.

Which is funny, since I imagine jonmc to sound a whole lot like Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain.

Someday I will meet all of you magnificent bastards in the flesh.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 9:29 PM on March 11, 2005


Thinking about this for a while. Here are some:

Ryvar is

stavrosthewonderchicken is

Ethereal Bligh is

matthowie is

Miguel Cardoso is
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:54 PM on March 11, 2005


"I'm also very disappointed that nobody imagined me as Lester Bangs, but you can't win 'em all."

jonmc, for some reason squirrel seemed to give quonsar that honor.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:58 PM on March 11, 2005


Until I met him, I pictured unclefes looking like, well, uncle fester

YOU'VE MET UNCLEFES?!?!

Excuse me while i seethe with jealousy and unrequited lust.
posted by cali at 10:12 PM on March 11, 2005


I am happy to report that languagehat is devilishly handsome in real life and does, indeed, wear hats. And that ever since quonsar posted that .gif of the morbidly obese man sitting naked at a computer, this is what I see when I think of quonsar. Yep. jonmc I always knew would be dark, skinny, and intense. And Miguel-- well, think Omar Sharif in a smoking jacket. Rwar. y2karl I imagine as deeply hippieish, with waist-length hair and a beard and glasses, sitting around in a basement with racks of monitors.
posted by jokeefe at 10:32 PM on March 11, 2005


And that ever since quonsar posted that .gif of the morbidly obese man sitting naked at a computer, this is what I see when I think of quonsar.

You mean that's not actually him?!?!
posted by scody at 10:55 PM on March 11, 2005


"You mean that's not actually him?!?!"

Einsten said that he had no doubt that General Relativity must be true because it was so beautiful that he could not imagine God would have it be otherwise.

Similarly, there can be no doubt that quonsar is a angry, fat slob in a wife-beater t-shirt. It is true because it must be true.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:35 AM on March 12, 2005


juicylicious >>> Have we met? Though at the present, my hair is on the blonder side.

*laugh* No... it's just that a name like 'juicylicious' conjures up some rather specific images. :)


deborah >>> I picture dirtynumbangelboy as a Roman or Greek god - short blond curly hair, gorgeous lips, extremely sweet yet you just know he's bad.

*blush* I haven't been blonde in years, alas, and my hair is very, very straight. You got the bad part down, though ;)


pikachulolita >>> dirtynumbangelboy looks like Brian Slade from Velvet Goldmine.

Damn. I wish I was that glam!
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:23 AM on March 12, 2005


Well, you do look like an angel, dnab.
posted by squirrel at 5:34 AM on March 13, 2005


A fallen one, but an angel none the less.
posted by orange swan at 12:07 PM on March 14, 2005


delurking to say that if you imagine me as Linda Rondstadt-as she looks NOW-you wouldn't be too far off.

Stavros I imagine as an only slightly disheveled fellow with a cool accent, holding a perpetual beer bottle.

Miguel, well, I have seen a pic, but he looks like I would expect.

Madamejujujive I see dressed in flowing gypsylike clothes, lots of bangles, and big hoop earrings.

Ethereal Bligh looks like a plumpish professor, only in a shortsleeved plaid shirt instead of a tweed jacket.

I won't describe Wendell, but I will say I am a fan, and that he is way cooler than he thinks he is.

And squirrel, is just fluffy.
posted by konolia at 5:42 PM on March 14, 2005


Aw, shucks. Good to see you, konolia.
posted by squirrel at 12:19 AM on March 15, 2005


Definitely a gorgeous fallen angel.

I keep telling my husband I'm a gay man in a woman's body, but he just laughs and laughs and laughs...
posted by deborah at 5:00 PM on March 15, 2005


Oy, with the blushing! Thank you, ladies :)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:43 AM on March 21, 2005


So quick with the gender assignment, dnbb. I'm a man, baby.
*makes clawing mreow gesture*
*makes telephone hand sign*
posted by squirrel at 2:02 AM on March 24, 2005


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