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Who is in your profile picture?

  1. Myself

    28.0%
  2. A fictional character

    24.0%
  3. A historical figure

    12.0%
  4. Other

    20.0%
  5. N/A

    16.0%
  1. Aug 14, 2015 #1
    I find some people's choice of their profile picture bemusing. I can never figure out who it's supposed to be, so I figured I'd make a poll out of curiosity. This only applies to people who have as a profile picture a human face, obviously.
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2015 #2
    Good question! but I am not a cat.
    A few days ago I realized that I don't have good feelings towards people self-identifying them as male or female in public places.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2015 #3
    Problem bro?


    :DD
     
  5. Aug 16, 2015 #4

    WannabeNewton

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  6. Aug 16, 2015 #5

    lisab

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    Would it be OK with you if I thought of you as a cat? Not a female or male cat - just a cat. I like cats very much, btw :biggrin:!

    Gender is interesting. When I grew up, there were no options other than the body you were born into - no choices allowed. This worked out OK for me since I feel female and my body is female. I'm very glad the world is more flexible now when it comes to gender. Because not everyone is as lucky as I am, but they still deserve to be happy.

    Oh but my profile. It's a forest nymph, my alter-ego.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2015 #6
    Has anyone ever told you you bear a striking resemblance to Jimmy Page? And all this time I thought you were the enigmatic Sugarman..o_O
     
  8. Aug 16, 2015 #7
    Sidney Paget's Holmes drawing colored in pshop.
    Sherlock-Holmes-Experimenting-Watson-by-Sidney-Paget-1893.jpg
     
  9. Aug 16, 2015 #8

    e.bar.goum

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    Emmy Noether!

    Author of the most beautiful theorem in physics, and totally awesome early 20th century woman of science, who had to do things like lecture under Hilbert's name, yet made huge contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics.


    220px-Noether.jpg
     
  10. Aug 16, 2015 #9

    Evo

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    I love medieval history. This painting The Lady of Shalott is an 1888 oil-on-canvas painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse looks almost exactly like me when I was 20 years old. I have always loved medieval history. Tennyson wrote a poem in 1832 http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174626 about it. Although they are 19th century works, they are about medieval times.

    q9t6febM0eeAfWBM82IsHNJ4eqgAhrSKvHe8Lqa_qgGwHYJZpuSaK6kGtgM=s1200.jpg

    If i had to choose a poem though to describe how I feel, it would be
    Sudden Light, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, written around the same time.

    I have been here before,
    But when or how I cannot tell:
    I know the grass beyond the door,
    The sweet keen smell,
    The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.

    You have been mine before,—
    How long ago I may not know:
    But just when at that swallow's soar
    Your neck turn'd so,
    Some veil did fall,—I knew it all of yore.

    Has this been thus before?
    And shall not thus time's eddying flight
    Still with our lives our love restore
    In death's despite,
    And day and night yield one delight once more?

     
  11. Aug 17, 2015 #10
    I have no problem with the op. I was joking. :)). I have a collection of grumpy cats in my computer. That's one of them.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2015 #11
    That cat reminds me of Rhonda Rousey's game face...

    http://www.wingsdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ronda-Rousey-Game-Face-Female-MMA-UFC-650x340.jpg
     
  13. Aug 18, 2015 #12

    Dr Transport

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    picture i took at a concert a couple of years ago...
     
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