John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

The icon meme

So, here's the challenge, from treetown:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo~!

Here are the ones he chose:

This is a large statue that stands on the roof of a cigar store at the corner of 63rd and Pulaski in Chicago. When I first moved to the south side in 1978, the sign was an advertisement for White Owl cigars. I came back to visit after moving to Atlanta, and evidently the guy who runs the cigar store sold the Indian and the sign to the optometrist who shares the building with him. I've seen this statue since, and the Indian now wears glasses.

"This is a test. For the next sixty seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test." This is a test card that some TV stations would display when running the weekly required test, which scared the living daylights out of me (and a lot of other people around my age) when growing up. There is, evidently, a movie called This Is Not A Test which is coming out (probably sometime this year) that stars Hill Harper, Carmine Giovanozzo and Eddie Cahill from CSI: NY and a host of other actors that deals with someone who is so scared of potential nuclear destruction that his life falls apart. It's evidently a comedy.

I hate having my picture taken. When someone points a camera at me and demands that I smile, I usually do something like this. In this case, I was in class, and the instructor (who wasn't very good, I'm afraid) took the picture.

I'm a bit of a television aficionado (actually, any type of broadcast), and remember that television broadcasts used to get screwed up, normally because the equipment would fail or an engineer would fat-finger something. That's when they'd flash "Please Stand By" cards like this one while they worked on the problem. A lot of the human element has been taken out of TV, and I miss it.

Anybody want to play?
Tags: icons, meme

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