Making a point with a Facebook avatar.
January 9, 2008 9:38 AM   Subscribe

Can you help me find a good, conceited, self-important looking avatar?

I'm hopelessly annoyed by Facebook and the self aggrandizing pictures people tend to use as their face to the world.
So, I'd love to find a picture - that clearly isn't of me - that sums up the spirit of desperately trying to make oneself look cool/sexy/whatever.
I may not end up using it - at the moment I'm just curious what good ideas for an avatar of this nature might be.
I'm a 30-something male.

posted by Tbola to Human Relations (21 answers total)

Rather than participate in a pointless game in order to make a pointless point, I recommend you just spend less time on FaceBook.

This may be a little MAS, but it's not a snark. I finally just disabled my account a couple weeks ago, mostly because I was depressed by the way people used the site, including some of my friends.
posted by hermitosis at 9:42 AM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

For some reason, this came to mind.

But, hey, do you want to know what's better than critiquing facebook with your sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek profile? Not having a facebook profile at all.
posted by limon at 9:44 AM on January 9, 2008

Blue Steel?
posted by ferociouskitty at 9:50 AM on January 9, 2008

This always comes to my mind. It's from "The Last Dragon" and stands for everything that is masculine, powerful and wacky. Too bad it's B&W.
posted by Nightwind at 9:52 AM on January 9, 2008

Best answer: You might be able to find something here.
posted by camcgee at 9:55 AM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

When I wanted to mock myself in an administrator's role, I searched around for images of tsars and similar. One, two, three. I *think* these are less likely to be taken seriously, but the risk is always there.
posted by cairnish at 10:01 AM on January 9, 2008

Love Blue Steel, though, as more to the sense of what you're probably after.
posted by cairnish at 10:02 AM on January 9, 2008

"desperately trying to make oneself look cool/sexy/whatever"

Camcgee's is by far the best. None of the others gave off much of an arrogance vibe. Those photos rock
posted by Sufi at 10:16 AM on January 9, 2008

Thirding Blue Steel, it was the first thing I thought of!
posted by Iteki at 10:17 AM on January 9, 2008

Search for "Mr Cool Ice"
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 10:19 AM on January 9, 2008

I use my second grade portrait. I've never looked more handsome.

My mom says I'm cool!
posted by sdrawkcab at 10:29 AM on January 9, 2008

My first thought was Casey, the dungeon master on Chainmail Bikini.
posted by happyturtle at 10:33 AM on January 9, 2008

My sister's Myspace picture is currently this image of Jocelyn Wildenstein. If anyone is desperately trying to make them self into something they're not, it's her.

Bonus points because she fails miserably.
posted by AlisonM at 10:41 AM on January 9, 2008

....fails miserably at being awesome/great/cool/sexy, I should say.
posted by AlisonM at 10:42 AM on January 9, 2008

Find a picture of Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer.
posted by samsara at 10:52 AM on January 9, 2008

posted by rhizome at 10:57 AM on January 9, 2008

Captain Qwark?
posted by peep at 11:57 AM on January 9, 2008

Best answer: This always reminds me of Blue Steel, mentioned above. May not be ironic enough, though.
posted by estherbester at 12:19 PM on January 9, 2008

Are you asking me for an autograph?
posted by aftermarketradio at 2:49 PM on January 9, 2008

How about some Wiggaz?
posted by andythebean at 4:50 PM on January 9, 2008

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