Category Archives: Icons

Personal stuff, probably boring. Now with links and icons!

A couple weeks ago I felt like utter crap, but I thought I’d kicked that cold, and that the congestion I’m currently experiencing was just allergies. The tree pollen is just insane. But when I blow my nose, it’s yellow, and nothing I do reduces the amount of congestion I have. It’s like someone poured wet concrete in my sinuses, even with allergy meds. It’s miserable. I’ve spent most of the day either poking at a Fallout 3 mod that isn’t working right, or reading the Dresden Files on my phone.

On the other hand, Mar is making dump cake (with many thanks to Heather for the recipe!), and we’re watching Loading Time, which is behind the scenes of making Loading Ready Run videos. I can pretty much say that their sketch comedy is our favorite; Ben’s been watching EVERYTHING IS FINE off and on all day. I highly recommend checking out any of those videos if you like funny things or food. I might go through and pick out some of my favorites sometime. Comment if that’s interesting; I’m not promising anything either way, but comments would be awesome.

Oh, and while I’m at it, have some more icons, or icon-ish type things.

look at the ash nightmare fuel pasteurized tobacco pointing fingers smoking football penguin surprised you're such an idiot

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RPGs and Icons

I’m signed up on Roll20.net and I just joined a couple of one-off groups. Tomorrow I’ll create some characters according to their guidelines to be ready if something interesting comes up. I might make a level 1 character or two, if I’m not burned out on it.

One of the things that amuses me are old ads. I have a bunch of them saved, and I decided to make icons out of some of them. I got the original files from James Lileks’ tumblr; he also has a great website if you, like me, find commentary on old media amusing.

Anyway, here are some of the icons I’ve come up with. You’re welcome to use any of these, as long as you give me credit.

Well aren't you special     coffee crusader   knight in shining business suit  dixie cup boy with head parasite dixie cup girl    dixie cup older boy

Old ads used some very odd imagery. You’d think those kids had just been given a Golden Ticket or something, but no, it was just a Dixie Cup. The lady on the moped and the knight in shining business suit were campaigning for “more coffee in their coffee”, whatever that means. And the snarky-looking woman was in an ad for Budweiser, looking like she was contemplating hitting her husband with a heavy objet d’art, although I think she was supposed to be admiring a wedding gift.

More to come; I didn’t want to make a huge graphic post, so I’ll probably do them in small batches. I have plenty of material, though, and some of it is straight-up nightmare fuel.

Comments are welcome, too.