102 Alternatives to the Default Facebook Profile Picture
July 30, 2010 5:55 PM   Subscribe

102 Alternatives to the Default Facebook Profile Picture.
posted by WCityMike (29 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am impressed by your tag-dedication. That is all.
posted by dabitch at 5:58 PM on July 30, 2010 [19 favorites]


That Vanilla Ice can just as easily be Morrissey. And for that matter, World War 2 Soldier looks like Pippi Longstocking armed with a cricket bat.
posted by griphus at 6:01 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


loveit. already updated. AARRR!
posted by leotrotsky at 6:04 PM on July 30, 2010


A few months ago, I was using Tom from MySpace as my profile picture. It was good for a few Likes.
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:08 PM on July 30, 2010 [4 favorites]


You could get to 171 just with silhouettes of Lady Gaga.
posted by phunniemee at 6:20 PM on July 30, 2010


When I saw "Chef", I thought, "That doesn't really look like Chef at all."

/loser
posted by jeoc at 6:23 PM on July 30, 2010


Kim Possible belongs on the Accidental Penis site. I live in ignorance of who this is, fully aware that there is google and I could educate myself.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:35 PM on July 30, 2010


Some of these look like they would be kind of fun to use. A lot of these are unrecognizable if you aren't prompted with the name before seeing them.

Pedobear is conveniently located near the Pokemon characters, having been contributed by the same user.
Huh. Go figure.
posted by Avelwood at 6:48 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


This post is titled 171 Alternatives. The article it goes to is called 69 Alternatives. Copying and pasting your tags into a text editor I find that there 98 tags.

This troubles me greatly. It has set up a small buzzing sound in the back of my brain that will never stop until I give in and hand count the pictures and find out for sure which, if any, is the correct number.
posted by Babblesort at 6:52 PM on July 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


Or you could just...upload any of those actual pictures as pics, not as silhouettes?

I dunno. Have we gotten happy about making Facebook profile pic in-jokes? Because eh.
posted by emjaybee at 6:53 PM on July 30, 2010


And yes, there are 101 tags but only 98 are replacement images.
posted by Babblesort at 6:54 PM on July 30, 2010


I briefly thought the "punk" one was Tintin.
posted by hattifattener at 6:56 PM on July 30, 2010


Wow, you really went crazy with the tags, there, Mike.
posted by Jaltcoh at 7:03 PM on July 30, 2010


Kim Possible belongs on the Accidental Penis site.

To the doctor, you!
posted by domnit at 7:05 PM on July 30, 2010


It needs Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward. And maybe Ein.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:06 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 7:28 PM on July 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

Become a Shriner - they just love their fezzes.
posted by deadmessenger at 7:31 PM on July 30, 2010


man I remember when the default image was a goofy question mark
posted by silby at 7:59 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Babblesort: This post is titled 171 Alternatives. The article it goes to is called 69 Alternatives. Copying and pasting your tags into a text editor I find that there 98 tags.

My fault. I pruned a few tags, but at post creation, there was 102 tags. However, TextWrangler's character/word/line count lends itself towards confusion -- 171 words, not 171 lines. I'll see if an admin can fix the title/post.
posted by WCityMike at 8:25 PM on July 30, 2010


CRRRRROOOOOOWWWW!!
posted by thebenman at 8:45 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


This inspired me to look up when exactly it changed from 'thefacebook.com' to 'facebook.com. It was almost exactly 5 years ago. Damn.
posted by Put the kettle on at 9:18 PM on July 30, 2010


what! no Hitchcock?
posted by vespabelle at 9:41 PM on July 30, 2010


OK, so what do you do when some kid you knew in highschool asks you to friend him, and he's a loving husband, devoted father, and completely out-of-the-closet furry, who has commissioned illustrations of his real-life family as furries plastered all over his wall?

On the one hand, co-workers and family can see this shit. On the other, is it really worse than the dwarf pornographer from Georgia I already friended?

I'm frankly at a loss.

(* Here's the explanation. Before he made women take off their clothes for a living, we used to play Star Wars 2nd Edition Expanded rules when we were both in Rhode Island. I was an arm-chair historian! He was a wookie-ewok hybrid, and in many ways, still is. He once freed me from a trap, so I owe him. He also has a good twin IRL whom I haven't friended.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:48 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


My fault. I pruned a few tags, but at post creation, there was 102 tags. However, TextWrangler's character/word/line count lends itself towards confusion -- 171 words, not 171 lines. I'll see if an admin can fix the title/post.

What?

posted by doublehappy at 9:55 PM on July 30, 2010


doublehappy: My fault. I pruned a few tags, but at post creation, there was 102 tags. However, TextWrangler's character/word/line count lends itself towards confusion -- 171 words, not 171 lines. I'll see if an admin can fix the title/post.

What?


If you actually copied and pasted this somewhere so you could read it, my congratulations to you for your determinedness. To elucidate, when I went to post the article, I knew that there were now more pictures than the blog entry's original title would suggest (the 62). So I copied and pasted the page's content into a text editor and cleaned up the text with a little bit of regular expression magic so that I could have the computer count for me -- the text of each picture, one per line. However, when I did that, I read the wrong number on my text editor's little 'count' display. Instead of looking at the number of lines in the document -- which would have been the correct number of pictures -- I read the number of words in the document -- which was 171. Thus, I originally posted this with a title and link saying there were 171 pictures, when in reality there were just 102.
posted by WCityMike at 10:55 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sorry, I was so confused. I often struggle with novelty number plates as well.
posted by doublehappy at 12:26 AM on July 31, 2010


SPEAK UP!
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 1:17 AM on July 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


And here I thought I was so original with mine (which is also on my mefi profile page).
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:17 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I also did one of myself, about a year and a half ago.
posted by nicepersonality at 7:49 AM on July 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


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