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Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 08.17.2007 6:01 am

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Mike Mazurki is on a temporary leave of absence and I will be taking his place as Mike Cash's avatar in the interim.

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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby SirFirestorm » Fri 08.17.2007 6:15 am

My preconceived image of you has been shattered!

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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 08.17.2007 6:44 am

Mazurki said he wants to try to find a place to get his fedora blocked. And to go to Washington to protest against the proposed $10 per cigar federal tax.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 08.17.2007 8:32 pm

It was funny, I saw the new icon on a couple of posts and thought to myself "who the hell is this guy? He sounds just like Mike Cash." . . .
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Tspoonami » Sat 08.18.2007 12:59 am

Who is that in the picture? I have a feeling I'm supposed to know, but I don't.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 08.18.2007 2:25 am

Nobody famous. Just a mannequin of an Edo period copper miner on display inside an old, historical copper mine in Ashio (now part of Nikko), Tochigi Prefecture. I took a day trip up there a couple of days ago and took a few pictures. The mine closed down in 1973 and they lacking any other significant industry in the area they turned a very tiny portion of it into a tourist trap. Our little version of Ruby Falls, but not as nice and without all the signs.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby tanuki » Sat 08.18.2007 7:04 am

That's a creepy avatar if you ask me. Perfect for Mike Cash.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby caroline » Sat 08.18.2007 7:21 am

Great picture, though.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 08.18.2007 8:03 am

caroline wrote:
Great picture, though.


Thank you, I was very pleased with it.

This is what it looked like before post-processing:
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Coincidentally, I just watched a short (46min) movie from 1943, Prairie Chickens, which featured Mike Mazurki. Had no idea he was even in it until I started watching it. Maybe he'll get that hat blocked quicker than I thought.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Infidel » Sat 08.18.2007 12:37 pm

Yea, the shadows really do a lot for that pic.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby john2 » Sat 08.18.2007 4:10 pm

I liked both of your avatars, and i like your current avatar.
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Hatori » Sat 08.18.2007 5:20 pm

When I was first looking around I was thinking,"Who the hell is this guy?? Oh wait... It's.. Mike C?"
lol. It's interesting, though a bit scary. I don't know why, but when I look at it I think of Martina McBride... :p
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 08.18.2007 8:22 pm

Curse you, child. Now I have to go find out who or what a Martina McBride is....
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Hatori » Sat 08.18.2007 9:22 pm

Martina is a country singer. When I first saw your icon one of her songs was on the radio... LOL
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RE: Mazurki on Vacation

Postby Tspoonami » Sat 08.18.2007 10:15 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Curse you, child. Now I have to go find out who or what a Martina McBride is....

Wikipedia wrote:
The Martina McBride (scaled reptiles) is the largest recent order of reptiles, including lizards and snakes. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to open their mouths very widely to accommodate comparatively large prey. The male members of the group Martina McBride are the only vertebrates with a hemipenis. This is also the only reptile group in which can be found both viviparous and ovoviviparous species, as well as the usual oviparous reptiles.

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