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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

what kinda yahoo _are_ you?

okay, so yahoo email now has this feature that you can create an 'avatar' of yourself so that when you open your email you can relate to it in a more visual way or some crap. the avatar can relate the expressions/emotions: "how ya doin," "look at me i'm a dork," "i'm weally pouty," "i'm freaking pissed off!!!1" and "huh?"

in my mind this is totally useless in the sense that it appears that no-one else can see the avatar besides the user. acknowledging that it was totally useless, of course i had to do it.

the user goes through a set of predefined variables to get something approximating yourself. unless of course you are one of those otaku guys that lurks on the internet and looks like brad pitt. this is the closest i could get:

of course, since this is a feature probably aimed at 14- to 18- year olds, they did not include the options "balder," "fatter," any variation of facial hair, and no cool accessories like aloha shirts or browning automatic rifles.

if i was 1337 enought to hack the yahoo avatar system i sure would add some more user-friendly options. as it is, probably i'll photoshop this current image and use it on random other message boards. or maybe i'll just make my avatar look like eartha kitt or something.

3 Comments:

Blogger Thigh Master said...

DOLLAR LIVES!!!

10:01 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

spanks, thigh mizzle!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I don't use Yahoo for mail, but I do use the chat at times for friends. My avatar either looks constipated, or like a sultry slut. Since these "faces" are aimed at kids basically this disturbs me greatly. And people wonder why the average age of a teen having sex is now 14! Egads!

1:09 PM  

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