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Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Bobdude161, Jul 6, 2006.

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    Bobdude161

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    Originally said "Mack OS 8.6". Was used as my custom startup pic years ago. Changed it to fit with today's standards. Watcha think?
     
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    aricher

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    Cute idea but to me the elements don't quite connect...

    The chain says "gangsta"
    The glasses & goatee say "beatnik"
    The hat says "German Lederhosen stomp dancer"
    The font says, well - not sure about what that style says.
     
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    yellow

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    If you had it bitch slapping a Windows icon, that would be better. :)
     
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    It needs a little work... but it could e good.
     
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    Shotglass

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    I am offended by that. Do you know how many Lederhosen stomp dancers there are in Germany? Have you ever been here? Have you been to Bavaria or to Germany?
     
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    yellow

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    ??

    I agree.. that is what that hat reminds me of. Far more than a pimp.
     
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    xper

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    How can you be offended by that? That is like saying that i am offended if someone from japan said that there were alot of mooses in Sweden.
    That does not make any sence
     
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    yellow

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    LOL. Herring too, I hear. :)
     
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    medea

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    It's not like he said "all Germans are Lederhosen stomp dancers" or anything remotely offensive. Chill out.

    And I agree that the picture has too many conflicting elements. Nice try though.
     
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    xper

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    Yeah that is true ;) But i havent met someone that can cook it so it taste good so i wouldn't cry if it got extinct.
    I prefer perch or salmon ;)

    (sorry for offtopic)
     
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    yellow

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    LOL. That makes 2 of us!!
     
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    aricher

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    As a student I spent a month in Germany. I've been there 5 times in the past 7 years in fact - sometimes for work, sometimes to visit friends. So yes, I have been to the Bavaria/German, Austria, Praha, etc. region. I didn't mean to offend anyone but I saw plenty of stomp dancing at just about every festival I went to and all the men had lederhosen and feathered "alpine" caps on. Heck, punch in "Lederhosen," on Google image search and see all the stuff that comes up. Then again, don't - too many visual cultural stereotypes there. Chill.

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    "Feathered Cap" courtesy of Google Image Search.
     
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    Bobdude161

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    here's the link for the MOSS (Mac OS Startup Screen). http://www.resexcellence.com/moss/user_moss_05.shtml That's where I found it so many years ago. But don't criticize it too much I think the guy who originally made this was going for the German, beatnik, gangsta, "Lederhosen stomp dancer", pimp. As for the font, I did that. It was just a random font. If you don't like this one, make one yerself and show it to me! :D
     
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    If you want a stereotype, how about 'Germans have no sense of humour'...lucky he didn't mention the war!
     
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    Damn, I wish I could find and scan in that photo of me and the guy in lederhosen I met when I was in Bavaria a few years back!

    And hey, I'm German, was born there, speak it, etc - and it's clear he's not making a joke at the expense of Germans - I mean, if anything it's a compliment! We're known for our lederhosen!
     
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    Felldownthewell

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    Wow, two words I never thought I'd see in the same sentance...compliment and lederhosen.


    Not that there is anything wrong with tight leather shorts. :D
     
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    Hey, we're just good looking enough to pull it off is all!
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Looks like a damn hippy to me.


    Bless
     
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    kretzy

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    I don't get it. :confused: :eek:
     
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    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    I think it looks like Steve Jobs...


    ...well, maybe gangsta Steve Jobs...;)
     
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    Shotglass

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    Listen People, it's NOT about Germans, it's about the Bavarians :mad: . Lederhosen, stomp dancing, all that muck - Bavarian. Not German, Bavarian. That's all I'm asking for - making the difference. They don't even speak the same language. Well, maybe essentially, but still. If there's any Bavarians here, please don't take offense, if there's any Franconians here, well, you know what I mean.
     
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    I was born in Hamburg - Bavaria might as well be a different country.
     
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    Make the hat purple, lose the goatee and glasses and it will be there...Also it needs MTV's 'Pimp My Ride' font rather than whats there already...
     
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    :D

    I now have to wipe coffee of my work monitor, actually sod it. It's a Dull.
     
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    medea

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    I thought Bavarian was a type of creme that is often found in doughnuts? :rolleyes:
     

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