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whinging and caving/sizing the dinosaur

Memes, memes, it's all about the memes today. have you seen the photo-all-my-shoes-in-a-circle meme, which is doing the rounds of the beautiful ladies on my friendslist at the moment? (Predictably, it's even better with Flickr.) I'm very down on memes, probably because I don't want my authoriality undermined by other people's instructions. The journal is in my service, not the other way round. So I don't usually participate, even when tagged or mentioned directly (for which I apologise - a little bit). I'm less impressed by the photo-of-me-now meme, whose heady combination of narcissism and posing is proving irresistable to bloggers across the planet. Thanks to that my entire friendslist has perved into an unstoppable torrent of hot geeks peering at me winsomely. Help! My friends list is flirting with me!

...oh for the love of mary, alright. As you can see I forgot to put on my hair gel this morning.

cam girl

Also, thinking about that Velociraptor thing, I think -- what with having trained on turkeys, guineafowl, geese, large chickens, swans and peacocks as a child -- that I could take a Velociraptor. I'd need a large hessian sack, some baler twine, and a hook to hang it from. And gloves. Not to forget the gloves.

A Deinonychus, not so much:


relative sizes of common raptors
relative sizes of common raptors
With probable emotional reaction to same.

Comments

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monkeyhands
19th Sep, 2008 13:23 (UTC)
Everyone on my friendslist is SO CUTE!

I want to join in the meme but I can't work out how to download the oink! from my mobile neiigh! because moo moo operating system quack quack software.
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 13:51 (UTC)
if it's anything like my phone
quack software - you're right about that
juggzy
19th Sep, 2008 13:27 (UTC)
This idea that they're unposed is utter crap, isn't it?
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 13:50 (UTC)
I have hard to adjust hair.
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owning up - cleanskies - 19th Sep, 2008 14:48 (UTC) - Expand
Yesbut - jinty - 19th Sep, 2008 15:52 (UTC) - Expand
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noes! - cleanskies - 19th Sep, 2008 14:24 (UTC) - Expand
bopeepsheep
19th Sep, 2008 13:30 (UTC)
I think you walked past me in town earlier and I absolutely would not have recognised you if it weren't for photo memes. Oh, wait...

mutter mutter small details have met you more than once but hey let's not spoil things with facts mutter. Only didn't call out because you had a VERY BIZY DO NOT DISTURB look on face. And because I couldn't think of anything to say after 'hello'.
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 13:45 (UTC)
makes a woman stern
Yes, I was on the way to (or possibly from) the bank. Or possibly it was one of the several women in town who look enough like me that you'd better be sure...

We've met? Oh yes, we have. Not much, though!
Re: makes a woman stern - bopeepsheep - 19th Sep, 2008 13:49 (UTC) - Expand
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kristenlou
19th Sep, 2008 13:42 (UTC)
Those are some excellent eyebrows you've got there, lass.

I just posted about how I was a wee bit freaked at the attention the shoe photo has gotten - should look to see if others have had the same result.
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 13:48 (UTC)
thanks, I plucked them myself
Yes, I spotted that and nixed a link through to your shoes (sorry if it got you any more attn)! The various shoe guys on Flickr can be a bit, um, oppressive. And strange.

It is a meme that makes for great photos though.
Re: thanks, I plucked them myself - kristenlou - 19th Sep, 2008 14:03 (UTC) - Expand
pollitesss
19th Sep, 2008 13:51 (UTC)
I have printed your helpful diagram of relative raptor sizes off in colour and shall put it on the wall.

Because you remain a genius of the cosmic comic proportions.
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 14:34 (UTC)
I must acknowledge a debt to the dino directory's useful size diagrams:

http://internt.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/nature-online/dino-directory//
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jinty
19th Sep, 2008 13:53 (UTC)
I do like your raptor sizes image
and your fluffy hair too.

I was amazed at how much pull the 'self-photo' meme was having with everyone. It was quite weird seeing three, four, five posts in a row all with people's faces staring out. I rather liked it actually.
motodraconis
19th Sep, 2008 15:11 (UTC)
Re: I do like your raptor sizes image
I've been really enjoying it too!
applez
19th Sep, 2008 14:13 (UTC)
El Fluffo...
...looks like it could still claim a 'nad or two, and enjoy chewing on the stump that was once my petting hand. ;-)
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 14:37 (UTC)
oh hai my needle-sharp jaws are at crotch height
Ah, you see, that's why you start by putting the sack over the head.
motodraconis
19th Sep, 2008 15:15 (UTC)
I've been really enjoying the meme, which is odd because I don't normally care for them.

The best way I can explain it, it's like bumping into a chum on the street, in their normal workaday attire. Since I'm in Liverpool and very unlikely to bump into a lot of my friends, seeing these random images has been lovely.
cleanskies
19th Sep, 2008 15:56 (UTC)
I quite like the ones that have come out of people's workplaces. They're seeded with interesting details. I suppose that part of my hmf is that I do this a lot anyway -- as drawing ref, when I need clip-art of something specific, or, indeed as userpics...
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