Avatars: what is with the hats?

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Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:57 am

What is with the Santa-style hats on everyone's avatars? Is it just a winter thing? Is it just a weird meme limited to the benheck forums?

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And many look similar - where is everyone getting the original image?

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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by Mediocre » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:10 am

Maybe they are lazy (like me) to change them back to non-hat wearing avatars.
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by bicostp » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:32 am

Santa hat-ifying your avatar is a Christmas tradition here. You can probably find the thread about it somewhere a couple pages back in F42.

Some of us are just lazier about switching back to the regular non-hat-ified one than others. :lol: (I think Spongebuell has had that one up constantly since '07.)

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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by SpongeBuell » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:50 am

bicostp wrote:(I think Spongebuell has had that one up constantly since '07.)
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:55 am

I see I've spurred at least one individual (bicostp) to revert his avatar. :)

I guess it's too late to Christmas-ify my avatar, but perhaps I will come up with the image anyway and just save it for next year. Or maybe I'll procrastinate...

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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by SonyPortableizer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:23 pm

I like mine better this way, American Dad is more american that way!
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Post by jleemero » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:25 pm

SonyPortableizer wrote:I like mine better this way, American Dad is more american that way!
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Post by Metallica Man X » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:31 pm

I can't tell if you're trying to disprove SonyPortableizer, or support him...cause it's obviously an asian family celebrating christmas....but at the same time, it looks kinda out of place (probably because of the tree type being used)
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:55 pm

OK, ready for next year:
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Now I'll just need to remember to switch to it around Thanksgiving...

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Post by Kurt_ » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:16 pm

Why not do it now and get an early start?
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by thehackerinside » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:36 pm

No point changing it now, only 10 months to go! :lol:
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Post by Metallica Man X » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:06 pm

I'm diggin' that drab color for your avatar's hat...looks pretty sweet!
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by nitro2k01 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:17 am

Just for the lulz, why not ban the use of santa hat avatars during december and encourage it during the rest of the year?
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Post by typamc95 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:56 am

I believe your referring to "T-e-h Lulz" {it's censored and replace with the}
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Re: Avatars: what is with the hats?

Post by cennar » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:14 pm

also where do I draw the line here:

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I'm only allowed to use this in April.

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