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hoosierhiver
06-28-2009, 02:02 PM
I always thought not having an avatar made me more mysterious, but since there seems to be a movement afoot ,
I'm announcing the "Hoosierhiver Avatar Contest" winner gets a ukulele wall hanger.
All previous posts on the general discussion thread count as entries. Seeso picks the winner.

You've got three days starting, starting................. (4:44pm Sunday)

:nana:

russ_buss
06-28-2009, 02:57 PM
i've always had a fondness for this one:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=2451
DangerMike!

Faricelli
06-28-2009, 03:10 PM
The Romper room do bee

Slick
06-28-2009, 03:31 PM
My choice.......

seeso
06-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Seeso picks the winner.

Yo, does that mean I don't get to enter?!??! BOOOOO!!! :p

Okay, that's out of my system. On to the avatars!

russ_buss
06-28-2009, 04:07 PM
truth be told:

http://rdr.zazzle.com/img/imt-dzn/isz-s/pd-235433740218816322/tl-i_think_his_tractors_sexy_shirt.jpg

DeG
06-28-2009, 04:23 PM
http://markmcdermott.home.mindspring.com/BeerArt/kINGbEEw.jpg

lisaxy424
06-28-2009, 04:35 PM
Made special JUST FOR YOU! :D

DeG
06-28-2009, 05:41 PM
Or this one:

http://thebottlecapman.com/images/Unused%20Soda%20Cork/King_Bee_Orange.jpg

LindsayOfSaturn
06-28-2009, 10:02 PM
http://th08.deviantart.net/fs5/150/i/2004/272/9/3/gay_bee_by_basalt.jpg

LAWL.

http://www.beeville.net/Bill_Bee_Point%20Right.jpg

http://www.lucygardens.com/images/honey-pot-coloring-page-honey-bear-3.gif

Honey....bear....get it? :D

HaileISela
06-28-2009, 10:56 PM
Made special JUST FOR YOU! :D

awesome!


I like this one:

http://www.belushi.com/pics/kb/kb7.jpg

one of the most influential musicians in my life: John Belushi aka Jake Blues aka "The King Bee" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE-WTzYD0Us)

or this:

http://monkeyworks.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fatguy.jpg

GrumpyCoyote
06-28-2009, 11:09 PM
truth be told:

http://rdr.zazzle.com/img/imt-dzn/isz-s/pd-235433740218816322/tl-i_think_his_tractors_sexy_shirt.jpg

+1

How is it even a contest with that in the running?

ukeshale
06-29-2009, 04:56 AM
http://www.caption-this.com/bee%20man.jpg

UKISOCIETY
06-29-2009, 05:19 AM
http://www.wineterroirs.com/images/2007/08/05/samogon_moonshine_vodka_kit.jpg

russ_buss
06-29-2009, 06:25 AM
http://www.wineterroirs.com/images/2007/08/05/samogon_moonshine_vodka_kit.jpg

mmm corn squeezins!! susshipishishly good.

suck it~!

Link
06-29-2009, 11:28 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/GCDAdverseTemplate/hoosierhiveravatar.gif

The King Bee, bearded of course, packing around his Mainland uke!

UkuleleHill
06-30-2009, 05:32 AM
Original size:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/AHill45424/HHAvatar.jpg

Avatar Size:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/AHill45424/HHAvatarSm.jpg

RevWill
06-30-2009, 06:37 AM
Here you go.

hoosierhiver
06-30-2009, 06:42 AM
I'm really getting a kick out of all these. Thanks everyone!

Pueo
06-30-2009, 07:52 AM
I wish I had a picture of it, but I went to the Formula One race a few years ago at Indy, and I sat WAAAAAAY up top in the spotter's seats at turn 2. Apparently there was a beehive under the seats because there were a lot of bees cruising around our heads. I know most bees to be gentle if you do not bother them, so I was fine, but my wife was in a panic. We had to leave our seats and ended up hanging out in the infield. I think the image of my wife frantically batting bees away with an aerial view of the speedway in the background would have been great!

I like Lisaxy's beehive uke avatar myself.

sukie
06-30-2009, 08:00 AM
I like Lisaxy's beehive uke avatar myself.


I do too!



.

LonnaB
06-30-2009, 08:06 AM
+1

How is it even a contest with that in the running?


I'm with GrumpyCoyote on this one!

Ahnko Honu
06-30-2009, 08:56 AM
http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:RrRrMTwapGK0_M:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TP-fXoRXy3E/SEUfD66O87I/AAAAAAAAAok/9CXdf0RDCqs/s320/bee%2Bhappy.jpghttp://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:44OeEB271Ri0MM:http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5464311/2/istockphoto_5464311-cute-bee.jpghttp://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:jqiJnLU-GKqroM:http://d21c.com/tas/mtag14/a67_cute_bee.jpghttp://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:UIOpRcw4MZkFZM:http://www.dreamstime.com/cute-bee-with-honey-thumb5991330.jpg

bbycrts
06-30-2009, 09:13 AM
My new entry:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s268/bbycrts/hhbee-1.jpg

lisaxy424
06-30-2009, 09:55 AM
My new entry:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s268/bbycrts/hhbee-1.jpg

:biglaugh: Sorry Mike - but I'd be swatting at that thing for sure if it came buzzin' around my head! :p

HaileISela
06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
What about him:

http://www.serienoldies.de/images/biene_maja_willi.jpg

I bet you never had that cartoon in the states...

russ_buss
06-30-2009, 10:20 AM
keep it real.

http://www.iconocast.com/B000000000000158/F6/News1_2.jpg

hoosierhiver
06-30-2009, 10:22 AM
I'm glad I don't have to pick one myself, good luck Seeso!

UKISOCIETY
06-30-2009, 10:30 AM
There are too many good ones. You'll just have to use them all in an animated .gif.

seeso
06-30-2009, 10:58 AM
Can I also pick from the suggestions in the other thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15441)?

rayan
06-30-2009, 11:05 AM
What about him:

http://www.serienoldies.de/images/biene_maja_willi.jpg

I bet you never had that cartoon in the states...

We know that show as Maya the Bee, it was dubbed for Nickelodeon when we were growing up.

bbycrts
06-30-2009, 11:09 AM
Can I also pick from the suggestions in the other thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15441)?

hh says in his beginning contest thread that all the others are contestants, too... ;)

seeso
06-30-2009, 11:10 AM
hh says in his beginning contest thread that all the others are contestants, too... ;)

Ah. I should probably read these posts or something, eh?

pink flamingo
06-30-2009, 11:39 AM
oh, I thought the question mark was like you know a real avatar.

How say you just get a fancier question mark.
International man of mystery. James Bond scored a lot of ladies with that.

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo14/swangirl/1102203_question_mark_11.jpg

HaileISela
06-30-2009, 12:54 PM
We know that show as Maya the Bee, it was dubbed for Nickelodeon when we were growing up.

wow, I didn't think that^^

well, I grew up with it too

MrsMeyerMusic
06-30-2009, 01:57 PM
Here you go.

That's awesome!

ichadwick
07-01-2009, 02:00 AM
My entries:

A Chairman Mike poster. Looks very hippie-ish, circa 1968:
1946
One with flowers. Yasgar's farm anyone?
1947
One with followers:
1948
They're holding the Little Red Book (Mainland Uke catalogue and price guide)

A little photoediting of some actual 1960s Mao posters. It was the hat that made me do it.

ichadwick
07-01-2009, 02:12 AM
1949
And another entry - a Filmore West-style image.

ichadwick
07-01-2009, 02:24 AM
Okay, just one more. Thinking about the lettering on those old pop art posters from the Filmore and Haight-Ashbury and I whipped up this...
1950
Needs some work, of course to make it more "authentic" for the period style, but it just seems to suit...

DeG
07-02-2009, 12:36 PM
You've got three days starting, starting................. (4:44pm Sunday) :nana:

OK Seeso, time's up! Who won? The anticipation is killing me!

veep
07-02-2009, 01:03 PM
yeah who win ?

seeso
07-02-2009, 02:44 PM
Whoops! Sorry guys, I forgot...

Okay.

There were a lot of good ones. I almost chose Ahnko Honu's honeybee:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2673/53933674.jpg

But I thought it was too cutesy for Mike.

I really liked ichadwick's Mao inspired entry:

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8752/attachmentrqm.jpg

But when shrunk to the necessary 80 pixel limit, the photo lost too much of its charm and character.

In the end, I went for classic and simple. The picture that Mrs. Meyer took of Mike just screams "Mike" to me.

bbycrts had the idea of just using his face in the avatar, so I choose bbycrts' entry (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showpost.php?p=162336&postcount=11) as the winner.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3474/34715437.jpg

Shrunk down to 80 x 80 pixels, it still keeps its charm. This avatar best represents Mike to me.

ukeshale
07-02-2009, 02:46 PM
good choice. congrats jon!

amute
07-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Ha good pick, congrats bro.

UkuleleHill
07-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Yay Jon! Congrats!

pithaya9
07-02-2009, 03:51 PM
Excellent pick Seeso and congrats to bbycrts.

bbycrts
07-02-2009, 09:28 PM
I'm blown away! That's so cool! Thanks Seeso, thanks Mike!

Don't know if I've EVER won anything!

Jon

Link
07-02-2009, 09:44 PM
Great choice, congrats Jon!

sukie
07-03-2009, 12:52 AM
It does scream hoosierhiver, doesn't it? Nice! Congrats.

UkuEroll
07-03-2009, 08:06 AM
I'm blown away! That's so cool! Thanks Seeso, thanks Mike!

Don't know if I've EVER won anything!

Jon

Well done, Happy strumming.

seeso
07-03-2009, 10:01 AM
Okay, your new avatar is going to take some getting used to. What have I done? :D

ichadwick
07-04-2009, 02:17 AM
Glad you picked one and congrats to the winner.
But if ever it gets boring, don't forget you can always 'Mao-ize' it:
1985
Or Filmore-ize it:
1986

Ahnko Honu
07-04-2009, 02:23 AM
Whoops! Sorry guys, I forgot...

Okay.

There were a lot of good ones. I almost chose Ahnko Honu's honeybee:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2673/53933674.jpg

But I thought it was too cutesy for Mike.



What the 3rd place prize? :D

seeso
07-04-2009, 04:17 AM
What the 3rd place prize? :D

I think the third place prize is you make a video finally, man!