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15 September 2011 @ 08:19 am
Icon Memeage  
From joonscribble

1. Reply to this post with "YELLOW CAR", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the 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 glee.




1. made by erin_icons

I will preface all this by saying: I love British panel shows. This will become very evident as we go down the list of icons.

Dara O'Briain is an Irish comedian who is the host of Mock the Week, a regular on QI and a frequent guest on a myriad of other shows. I stumbled upon his stand-up DVD on youtube one day and that's where this icon comes from. He's absolutely hilarious and what I love about him is that he doesn't go in with a set routine. He picks random people in the audience, talks to them, teases them, jokes around with them and then links what they're saying with something he has prepared beforehand and does a bit of that, then repeats. He's incredibly quick on his feet. This particular joke is hard to explain out of context, but basically at one point people are yelling things at him from the audience and someone yells 'stealth!' to which he responds by hitting this pose. He then remarks that he'd make a pretty bad ninja if that was his idea of stealth. I use this one for 'epic fail' moments.

2. made by erin_icons

This one comes from QI in which they're discussing sign language (it may have been after the 'How do Deaf people clap' question, but don't quote me). Stephen and Andy Hamilton are discussing how, when in America, various presidents are represented in sign language and Stephen says he saw this as the sign for 'Ronald Reagan, which is 'two r's like pistols''. However, he's using the British sign language letter 'R', instead of the American sign language letter 'R', and in ASL, the letter he's doing is 'X', therefore making it 'Xonald Xeagan'. I took two levels of last year and became rather a geek about it, so this one made me LOL. I use it for confused moments.

3. made by miss_jaffacake

This one is from Never Mind the Buzzcocks, when Rhod Gilbert, a Welsh comedian, was guest hosting. He asks a question and I believe Noel Fielding responds with the quote on the icon. I wanted a Buzzcocks icon and my frequent trouble understanding what the hell they're saying on Torchwood made this one appropriate.

4. made by me

You know how you sometimes look back at old photos of yourself and cringe at how you wore your hair or what clothes you wore? That's how I feel about old icons. I made this one very early on in my iconning days and it's one of the few that I can look at and still enjoy. It's from 'Pooh's Hephalump Movie', which Mum and I saw in theatres at ages far too old to be going to a Winnie the Pooh movie without small children. Pooh and Piglet are on 'expitition' to find a hephalump and I just love what they've decided to wear. I went on a lot of expititions as a child and it makes me smile whenever I look at it.

5. made by me

This is Adam Hills. He's an Australian comedian, who does the happiest, most joyful comedy I have ever seen. He's never dark, never mean, and he leaves you wanting to give the world a hug.

I first encountered him on Mock the Week in which he took off his artifical right foot (he was born without a right foot) and showed everyone in the most easy-going, classy manner. I wiki'd him to find out how he'd lost the foot and then youtubed him to see if he mentioned it anywhere else and then fell in love with his comedy. He often performs with a sign language interpreter, which he uses to hilarious effect. I highly recommend youtubing 'characterful' and 'joymonger', a DVD of his stand-up that's uploaded there.
 
 
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Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on September 19th, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
Haha, I know exactly what you mean about Old Icon!shame. Like the one I'm using, for example. It's from Star Trek: Generations, and even though it's slightly pixelated and I could probably re-make it a lot better now, I just can't seem to let it go. It remains one of those icons that, for inexplicable reasons, consistently fills me with so many feelings.

I believe I may be checking out Adam Hills sometime soon. He sounds wonderful, and he does look really happy in that icon. :)