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post #706 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

How about incorrect-December? We all wear our headphones in an incorrect way (like on our nose or something)

This seems fun. Not only are we breaking the so-far-alliterative theme, this also could make me less camera-shy.
post #707 of 11243

I've never attempted to wear my headphones in an incorrect manner, so I have no idea how that will turn out.

 

I have appeared in photographs before. I do have an idea how that will turn out.

post #708 of 11243
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Originally Posted by planx View Post

I like this one! We can actually make our own realistic avatars that way and look both super cool and dumb doing so biggrin.gif  Dibs on using my headphones as glasses and contemplating if I should insert my IEMs into my nose LOL
Haha, I got a monical I could use it for Noobvember and say I'm Daft Punk also tongue.gif
post #709 of 11243

 

 

Is this correct placement?

post #710 of 11243
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Is this correct placement?
No, the AKG's are on wrong. tongue.gif
post #711 of 11243

I'm sensing that I'm going to have a distinct disadvantage for this theme idea, since I really only have two headphones. If all goes well I'll be able to add an IEM to the stable as a gift next month, but still.

 

I'll have to improvise somehow.

post #712 of 11243
My vote will go with the currawong is watching pic.....

Everyone here realizes that is the name of the bird right? Just asking cuz i thot i saw someone call it a crow.

EDIT: IN CASE ANYONE CARES WHAT A CURRAWONG IS, CLICK (Click to show)
Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Cracticidae native to Australasia. These are the Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Pied Currawong (S. graculina), and Black Currawong (S. fuliginosa). The common name comes from the call of the familiar Pied Currawong of eastern Australia and is onomatopoeic. They were formerly known as Crow-shrikes or Bell-magpies. Despite their resemblance to crows and ravens, they are only distantly related to the corvidae, instead belonging to an Afro-Asian radiation of birds of family Malaconotidae.
The true currawongs are a little larger than the Australian Magpie, somewhat smaller than most ravens, but broadly similar in appearance. They are easily distinguished by their yellow eyes, in contrast to the red eyes of a magpie and white eyes of Australian crows and ravens. Currawongs are also characterised by the hooked tips of their long, sharply pointed beaks.[1] They are not as terrestrial as the Magpie and have shorter legs. They are omnivorous, foraging in foliage, on tree trunks and limbs, and on the ground, taking insects and larvae (often dug out from under the bark of trees), fruit, and the nestlings of other birds. They are distinguishable from magpies and crows by their comical flight style in amongst foliage, appearing to almost fall about from branch to branch as if they were inept flyers.

Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/17/12 at 10:32am
post #713 of 11243
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Is this correct placement?

 

NASA calling? 

post #714 of 11243
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Wait currawong is a real word?
post #715 of 11243
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Wait currawong is a real word?

 

Says who?

post #716 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

My vote will go with the currawong is watching pic.....
Everyone here realizes that is the name of the bird right? Just asking cuz i thot i saw someone call it a crow.
EDIT: IN CASE ANYONE CARES WHAT A CURRAWONG IS, CLICK (Click to show)
Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Cracticidae native to Australasia. These are the Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Pied Currawong (S. graculina), and Black Currawong (S. fuliginosa). The common name comes from the call of the familiar Pied Currawong of eastern Australia and is onomatopoeic. They were formerly known as Crow-shrikes or Bell-magpies. Despite their resemblance to crows and ravens, they are only distantly related to the corvidae, instead belonging to an Afro-Asian radiation of birds of family Malaconotidae.
The true currawongs are a little larger than the Australian Magpie, somewhat smaller than most ravens, but broadly similar in appearance. They are easily distinguished by their yellow eyes, in contrast to the red eyes of a magpie and white eyes of Australian crows and ravens. Currawongs are also characterised by the hooked tips of their long, sharply pointed beaks.[1] They are not as terrestrial as the Magpie and have shorter legs. They are omnivorous, foraging in foliage, on tree trunks and limbs, and on the ground, taking insects and larvae (often dug out from under the bark of trees), fruit, and the nestlings of other birds. They are distinguishable from magpies and crows by their comical flight style in amongst foliage, appearing to almost fall about from branch to branch as if they were inept flyers.

Says me ^

This is a pic of a currawong. Google image it.

220px-Currawong_explosion_8.jpg
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/17/12 at 1:06pm
post #717 of 11243

Didn't see you edited that first post with the spoiler part. Call me slow, but now I understand the whole thing with the bird. I just thought it was because it was sharp-eyed and sharp-beaked, implying that if you stepped out of line, he'd come after you. I always assumed the name meant something in Chinese, since he's in Japan and there's some cultural/linguistic exchange between the two countries.

post #718 of 11243

No, the story is more boring than that. As a child growing up in Canberra, the "Bush Capital" of Australia, we used to feed the birds that lived around our area. The two biggest species are Magpies and Currawongs. The former will, if you take the time to gain trust with them, pick food from your hand. They break it up into tiny pieces on the ground before eating. The Currawongs were less polite, just coming down and stealing whatever food. Anyhow, I signed up to a form of online chat back in the early '90s and was trying to think of a name to use long-term. Magpie didn't sound right, but Currawong did, so I've used it since. I'm thinking of switching to using my real name instead now though.

 

 

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post #719 of 11243

I've narrowed my vote down to one of two images.....either this....

 

 

or this.....

 

 

Currawong seems to be a good sport about the whole thing, so either one of these is a winner in my book.

post #720 of 11243

Initially, I found the name Currawong to be interesting at-first-glance...so I looked it up. We like it!

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