When I started my blog, I chose a gravatar to represent an old, grouchy curmudgeon. Statler the Muppet seemed a good choice. Now I wonder if my image as a Curmudgeon-at-Large needs an update. But what should I choose?
Here are some possibilities concocted after a late night of heavy medication:
In order, they are:
Chad the Chippendale?, William Powell,
Caligula, Walter Brennan,
Fulgencio Batista, High School nerd,
William Henry Harrison, Tiny Tim,
Vlad the Impaler, Vlad the Impaler?! (Honest, this image came up when Googling Vlad the Impaler),
Jude81 (justmakingconvo’s boyfriend), Jude the Obscure,
BK Bacchus, Gangster Bacchus,
Grade B movie warrior (from veggie macabre), Gomer Pyle
What do you think? I am open to suggestions.
In the meantime, I’ll stick with Statler …or me with a paper bag over my head.
I’m a big fan of Statler and Waldorf, so I say stick with them. Other famous curmudgeons… Groucho Marx, Woody Allen…How about Winston Churchill or a somber photo of Col. Sherman T Potter ( of MASH fame)
While I’m sticking with Statler, I am a big fan of Harry Morgan (a.k.a. Col. Sherman T. Potter).
Good choice. I now need to get a horse so I can elect him to the Senate.
and enjoy carnal relations.
…as long as the horse is a mare.
I pass no judgments…
Perhaps http://greatpowerpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/onion_imagearticle2934.jpg would be a choice?
Definitely an improvement over Tiny Tim.
I think of you as Edward Asner (when he was on the Mary Tyler Moore Show). I think of you as Carl in the animated movie Up! Maybe a bit old, maybe a bit grouchy, but with a sense of humour and a marshmallow centre.
I believe that I have a sense of humor; what I don’t have is a sense of decency.
If you choose Tiny Tim I am out of here!
Don’t worry, I’m sticking with Statler.
How about the great and powerful Oz? That green projection on the wall? He seems kind of cranky, impatient and mean…? Could be a good back-up.
I may change my blog to PNAMBC, which stands for “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.”
I like it. It rolls right off the tongue.
Yeesh! I’m still shuddering over Tiny Tim. I vote for Statler – he’s exactly the right combination of crusty and cuddly (but don’t tell him I said so).
Crusty + cuddly = Statler. I got it.
While I enjoyed all the new options mightily, I sure do like the gravatar that you already have.
Yeah, it defines me pretty well.
Oh, please don’t change … frankly I can only see you as Statler. It’s an image made for a curmudgeon.
Statler is likely to remain as is even though I’m a dead ringer for William Powell.
I don’t like scary so not sure being a dead ringer for William Powell is a good thing. I mean … that ‘tache? What was he thinking?
I truthfully cannot grow a mustache to save my life. Once, after I attempted to grow one and then shaved off the miserable result, I realized that no one had noticed.
You could always go with the Dick Cheney scowl:
A Dick Cheney scowl can only be outdone by good old Tricky Dick.
Caligula or Vlad would be a nice tip o’ the hat to historical menaces, but they all have possibilities, really. Except maybe that weird high school guy.
Caligula and Vlad are among my idols but I think I looked like the weird high school guy back in high school.
What if you were your own gravatar?
Perhaps I could become my own principality, like Monaco or Andorra.
Whatever you do, don’t choose Tiny Tim. You’ll scare everybody away…
What really frightens me is Tiny Tim’s similarity to William Henry Harrison. Could they be related? Would anybody care?
Ha! No kidding; they do look alike!
I’m thinking you might need to go this route…unless it’s too played out.
Brother Jon, nice to hear from you.
You’re suggestion is on the right track.
Embarrassment! It is “your,” not “you’re.”
The way I see it: none of the above. For branding purposes, as I’m somewhat obsessed on the topic, why not have one that is made just for you? Like a little purring kitten?
…or a sniper kitten. But that one is already taken.
I have a photo of a squirrel launching a bazooka. Want that one?
Yes, it should be added to the list.
William Powell, because both of you are suave.
Oh, you’re good, you’re very good.
How about this one?!
It should be added to the list.