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Old 2021-10-16, 19:11   #34
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Haven't found 17 yet, but some more insults. Accordingly the thumb-up is offensive in Iran, Afghanistan and Greece, which makes you wonder how Greece got in that list.

https://www.businessinsider.com/hand...s-world-2017-6

ETA: Got it, thanks for the surfing hint:

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Shaka sign Hawaii Sign language Symbol, hand emoji, love, white, culture png
https://www.pngwing.com/en/free-png-nfcbq

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The shaka sign, sometimes known as "hang loose", is a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii and surf culture. It consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while holding the three middle fingers curled, and gesturing in salutation while presenting the front or back of the hand; the hand may be rotated back and forth for emphasis.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaka_sign

ETA III: And everything you never wanted to know about hand gestures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gestures

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Old 2021-10-23, 16:18   #35
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I send my donations in a lead lined box. It contains loose change. I send it postage due.
I found you.
Georges de La Tour
The Musicians' Brawl, 1620..1630
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Old 2021-10-23, 16:48   #36
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I found you.
1620..1630
If you believe that that is me, then I am a time traveler, or I am nearly immortal.
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Old 2021-10-23, 17:32   #37
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... I am nearly immortal.
I like the plot of the picture.
The musical band expels the barrel organ player from their habitat.
In fact, they are all musicians and could collaborate. But no. Those who play instruments are the True, and they believe that those who just turn the knobs must die.
Struggle of dogmas. Old school versus innovation.
I can't figure out which instrument the leftmost player is playing. It seems to me that this is a singer, because (s)he is holding a microphone in their hands.
And it seems to me that the piper is just crazy about your violinist, because he looks at him with very loving eyes.

I wonder why you chose this character as your userpic?
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Old 2021-10-24, 01:45   #38
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I can't figure out which instrument the leftmost player is playing. It seems to me that this is a singer, because (s)he is holding a microphone in their hands.
A microphone in a 17th century painting seems unlikely. I prefer the description of the leftmost figure as being an old woman holding a broom.
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And it seems to me that the piper is just crazy about your violinist, because he looks at him with very loving eyes.
Or else the two are merely depicted as sharing their amusement at or enjoyment of the fight.
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I wonder why you chose this character as your userpic?
By all means, entertain us with your speculations!
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Old 2021-10-24, 02:37   #39
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By all means, entertain us with your speculations!
Let someone else entertain you.

I'm on the side of the organ player. He is blind and knowingly more vulnerable than the one who is capable of seeing.
Since I prefer fair games, you know.
And the couple on the right doesn't care about the brawl at all. They don't even look that way. It seems to me they are passionate about each other.

I am haunted by the question - why Uncwilly chose the violinist as his userpic.
I suppose one of two things is either outward resemblance, or perhaps Uncwilly also plays violin.

And the character on the far left with the microphone seems to me to resemble Iggy Pop.

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Old 2021-10-24, 06:05   #40
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I used this picture as my avatar for a while. So how does that sit with you? And I have used an image of a vehicle before.
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Old 2021-10-24, 10:04   #41
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I used this picture as my avatar for a while. So how does that sit with you? And I have used an image of a vehicle before.
Keep current pls. I like it more :)

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Old 2021-10-24, 22:12   #42
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[...]this picture[...]
A weird choice to keep the price tag for the photo. Was this considered modern or fashionable at the time?
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Old 2021-10-24, 22:52   #43
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A weird choice to keep the price tag for the photo. Was this considered modern or fashionable at the time?
Neither - this was a famous American country comedy actor Minnie Pearl. The hat with the price tag hanging off of it was one of her trademarks.

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Old 2021-10-25, 00:44   #44
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Keep current pls. I like it more :)
I am planning to change it. I have some ideas. One idea is to duplicate (or nearly so) the avatar of another user (for example you). I also have the idea of an abstract image. Another is a portrait of person that does not exist.
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