Meaning behind your avatar

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by beerjerk666, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Rug

    Rug Meyvn (1,354) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Mine is the video game character Crash Bandicoot. Crash 2 was the first game I ever played and it really just stuck with me. Never played too many other games over the years except for the Crash series, and it’ll always be one I turn back to if I’m in a bit of a gaming phase
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  2. officerbill

    officerbill Champion (864) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    My current avatar is a crop of a gendarme fortifying himself for patrol from an old French beer poster[​IMG]
  3. officerbill

    officerbill Champion (864) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    An underrated movie :+1:
  4. Peach63

    Peach63 Savant (968) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    There's no real meaning behind mine. I just thought it was cool.
  5. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,322) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Google image of beer in a Teku glass. Seemed appropriate for BA. For the first 5-7 years my image was a flight of beers of different colors, but I upgraded to a Teku glass. Poobah’s need to keep up their beer nerd image….but then again, maybe my next reincarnation avatar will be a red solo cup, just to keep people guessing.
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  6. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Crusader (748) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio

    It's pretty much always a photo of the packaging of a beer I particularly enjoyed.
  7. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,954) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    Joy of great beer from your friendly host of course.
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  8. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Initiate (184) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts

  9. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (173) Jul 13, 2012 California

    Random google image search of my occupation.
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  10. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (5,454) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I saw this photo and found it mildly humourous. It was right about when I joined Beer Advocate. No deeper meaning!
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  11. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,550) Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin

    Mine is a random internet image but I am starting to resemble these two :rolling_eyes:
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  12. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,581) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    <<<<< This is Buzz. A kool kat.

    You can catch him sometimes in the background when posting a pix of my current beer. This one is from the Lager Fest.
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  13. hbbeeremptor

    hbbeeremptor Aspirant (299) Aug 12, 2018 California

    I don't even remember exactly how I found this avatar but I've used it for a number of years now because it amused me. I think it was an avatar or meme that someone made from a long forgotten and deleted forum and I haven't been able to find any history about it in more recent searches.

    All I can tell you is that I didn't make it and it has no meaning on this forum really. :laughing:
  14. jonphisher

    jonphisher Defender (672) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey

    This is funny I’ve always thought it was an original screenshot and you were just a big Star Wars fan. Now that I clicked to expand I see what you mean :sweat_smile:
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  15. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (416) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    This is a pic of my favorite guitarist, Jimmy Page, strumming on my favorite beer, Hopslam.
  16. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (5,066) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    I used to live in a small town in southern WV that had an authentic Irish Pub. They had a '99 Bottles' club, in which you drank 99 different beers to earn the finishers sweatshirt. My avatar pic is the back of that sweatshirt. The 9's are made up from the names of the beers that I consumed.
  17. beer_beer

    beer_beer Devotee (478) Feb 13, 2018 Finland

    Sparrows are our friends too!
  18. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Meyvn (1,326) Feb 6, 2007 Florida

    Mine is the original picture from Cigar City's Florida Man DIPA labal. Pokes fun at what seems to be the everyday national headline. "Florida Man ..." where ... is fill in with something absurd. Have to say I don't care for the new label.
  19. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (225) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Big Sixers fan (insert Kawhi shot, Ben Simmons hold out nightmare, Bryan Colangelo burner twitter, Andrew Bynum bowling injury, Markelle Fultz hitch, Allen Iverson "practice" and/or Joel Embiid is alway injured joke(s) here). Also a fan of the number 69!
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  20. md3kcn

    md3kcn Disciple (313) Feb 4, 2021 North Carolina

    i enjoy green and triangles.
  21. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (235) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

  22. Bierschenker

    Bierschenker Zealot (599) Sep 7, 2004 Belgium

    This is Higepiyo. A manga made anime. It's about a little chick with a mustache trying to find his way in a world that is unforgiving to outsiders. Cynical to the outside world, but seeing the fun and potention of life himself. The serial is rather short as well as the episodes. And in comparison to general anime productions, the artwork is minimalist.
    When I watched it, I was still sort of in late puberty and felt a connection with the character. The fact that he is suposed to be a youngster but drinks like there's no tomorrow to drown his Weltschmerz helped as well. Here he is sitting next to a bottle of sake he's emptying.
    I haven't changed my avatar for quite some years now. Been on and of the website as well.
    #102 Bierschenker, Oct 13, 2021
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  23. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (2,585) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    There is no special meaning behind my avatar, I change it when I feel like it.
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  24. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (707) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    Must I really explain?
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  25. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,163) Mar 21, 2010 New York

    It’s from beer trading video I made 10 years ago when beer trading was at its peak. Not sure how it holds up now, but when I first put it out there it went viral!
  26. jonphisher

    jonphisher Defender (672) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey

    This videos is hilarious. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before. Amazing!
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  27. o29

    o29 Disciple (300) Sep 29, 2020 Texas
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  28. Rug

    Rug Meyvn (1,354) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    This was the best video in the recent beer comedy thread, awesome job!
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  29. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,163) Mar 21, 2010 New York

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  30. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,675) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    My dog and I love each other, and I love beer (and he likes "beer fingers", i.e., he doesn't drink beer but will lick it off my fingers).

    Nothing more. Nothing less.
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  31. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (249) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois

    Back in the day before the nephew became a marine, then an army ranger (little tough guy) he’d like to watch Fosters Home of Imaginary Friends on Nick?..(maybe CN?) when I use to babysit him. Cheese is a character from the show (my avatar) and he just clicks with me as myself is (was?) an avid cartoon watcher. Came across the image a while ago and instantly made it my own. Fitting for the site I would think.

    As for the name, it’s a play on words and the actually movie is prob my 6th? favorite zombie movie.
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  32. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,615) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    What snarky comments?
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  33. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,240) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    Just family history. It’s an vintage 7 oz bottle of Rhinelander Shorty from long long ago. Story is my great grandfather worked for the brewery at that time. He wasn’t much of a drinker and suggested smaller serving sizes. So while he did not get the credit, it was apparently his idea.
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  34. sweetsimon

    sweetsimon Initiate (30) Oct 22, 2017 Louisiana

    My avatar is the emblem of Dick Simon Trucking (below is a photo of one of their trucks). My name is not Simon, and I have no affiliation with the company, but there is a story behind it:

    When I was in college in the 90's, during successive interstate roadtrips over several years, my younger brother and I would occasionally pass Dick Simon Trucking 18-wheelers with this Sweet Simon flag skunk logo, which we found amusing, so it became a tradition that every time we would happen to see one during trips we'd both excitedly yell out "Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Simon!" at the top of our lungs. It's been a running inside joke between me and my brother ever since and is a phrase we still say whenever we get excited about something.

    I read online that Dick Simon Trucking went out of business in 2002, but the Sweet Simon skunk lives on with me!

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  35. 40ontarget

    40ontarget Zealot (533) Feb 7, 2012 Colorado

    Mine is from my favorite movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. That is Liberty Valance played by Lee Marvin. The theme song is pretty good as well.
  36. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,054) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I remember that video! It was and still is funny!
  37. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,823) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    At the suggestion of @BigIronH, I am reposting with my first seasonal avatar: a Buckeye-themed sugar skull. The OG Block 'O' logo takes me back to my college days. I think I'll keep it around for a while. Of course, this won't make any sense to anyone who happens to stumble upon this thread two weeks from now, but what the hell.
  38. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,253) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    And in a few months you can replace it with a pic of the FBS Bowl Championship trophy. :wink:
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  39. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,823) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Hell, we're not even the top-ranked team in Ohio right now. :wink:
  40. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (552) Sep 19, 2011 California

    Just a damn fine beer.