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le Comte Robert de Montesquiou, a French dandy, and direct descendant of the character made famous by Alexandre Dumas, d'Artagnan. He would wear Parma violets in his shirt collar instead of a cravat. And that he could claim most of Europe's aristocracy as relatives by blood or marriage.
Okay, LabelKing, fess up, how on earth did you find out about this guy? (And few people realize that D'Artagnan was an actual French soldier, on whose memoirs Dumas based The Three Musketeers. Aramis, Athos, and Porthos were also based on real men, though the real Athos had died in a duel in Paris years before Dumas' story unites the three).
post #17 of 34
I chose to use J.P Morgan my avatar because I respect the power he had and how he used it to help regulate the U.S economy. Though often referred to and written about, he's rarely honored and decided to do so by using his pic as my avatar.
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(LabelKing @ 07 July 2004, 6:08) le Comte Robert de Montesquiou, a French dandy, and direct descendant of the character made famous by Alexandre Dumas, d'Artagnan. He would wear Parma violets in his shirt collar instead of a cravat. And that he could claim most of Europe's aristocracy as relatives by blood or marriage.
Okay, LabelKing, fess up, how on earth did you find out about this guy? (And few people realize that D'Artagnan was an actual French soldier, on whose memoirs Dumas based The Three Musketeers. Aramis, Athos, and Porthos were also based on real men, though the real Athos had died in a duel in Paris years before Dumas' story unites the three).
One of my favorite novels, "A Rebours" by J.K. Huysmans, the main character is based upon the Comte. As well as Proust's Baron Charlus. Also I have read his biography, I believe the only one, by Phillip Julian.
post #19 of 34
LK: Is that where Dumas got the name/inspiration for the Count of Monte Cristo? I choose my avatar because it says "I can't believe you guys are flaming each other mercilessly again"
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LK: Is that where Dumas got the name/inspiration for the Count of Monte Cristo? I choose my avatar because it says "I can't believe you guys are flaming each other mercilessly again"
No, I don't believe so. Montesquiou was born rich, and was more of a social butterfly person. He lived until 1921 I believe. Is that really what Dr.Evil says?
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My avatar suggests that I like cheesburgers and SLJ, my sig suggests that I like classic TV. Anyone guess where my quote comes from? It is from a controversial hit tv sitcom from the late 60's.
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Hogan's Heroes?
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Hogan's Heroes?
I agree, I think it was the episode where Klink was staying up all night to fail a physical and he asked schultz to give him his philosphy on life.  Which was your sig.
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I should point out that Hogan's is my all time favorite tv show, I am eagerly awaiting the release of the first season on dvd this fall.
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Well done gentlemen. I wish I had a prize for you vero_group for the first one with a correct guess.
post #26 of 34
Enjoyable topic. It inspired me enough to go and get my avatar/sig in order. Am taking them for a 'first fitting' now. While what we intend the sig/avatar, and to a lesser degree, our 'nom de screen' to mean is one idea, I often wonder what part of that message gets across to our fellows? Anyone here actually surprised at what another meant with their personalization? I wonder. There are some interesting ones here, certainly. If you get the impression, from my personalization, that I tend towards the British, and have a certain fondness for anachronisims to go along with my sartorial interests, you would be right ;-). Regards, Huntsman
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Enjoyable topic. It inspired me enough to go and get my avatar/sig in order. Am taking them for a 'first fitting' now. While what we intend the sig/avatar, and to a lesser degree, our 'nom de screen' to mean is one idea, I often wonder what part of that message gets across to our fellows? Anyone here actually surprised at what another meant with their personalization? I wonder. There are some interesting ones here, certainly. If you get the impression, from my personalization, that I tend towards the British, and have a certain fondness for anachronisims to go along with my sartorial interests, you would be right ;-). Regards, Huntsman
Welcome, Sir Anglophile.
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While what we intend the sig/avatar, and to a lesser degree, our 'nom de screen' to mean is one idea, I often wonder what part of that message gets across to our fellows?
Good point. When I saw the screen name "retronotmetro" I realized, to some degree of horror, that my screen name could be taken as a proud statement of metrosexuality. And while some might describe me as such, I ardently resist the term. In fact, I took the name of a famous dancehall artist from the 80s. Ironically, Yellowman is probably a better fit.
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Welcome, Sir Anglophile.
Thank you, quill. Wishing you pleasant thermals today, Huntsman
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Good point.  When I saw the screen name "retronotmetro" I realized, to some degree of horror, that my screen name could be taken as a proud statement of metrosexuality.  And while some might describe me as such, I ardently resist the term. In fact, I took the name of a famous dancehall artist from the 80s.  Ironically, Yellowman is probably a better fit.
Yes, the 'metrosexual' moniker can be a trifle annoying at times. We are who we are, and no generalization need apply (especialy when they don't). Metrosexual might not be so bad to be if it kept more of a Sex and the City New York vogue, rather than becoming associated with the style espoused in Queer Eye (horrors.) . FWIW, glad you picked PeterMetro over Yellowman. The latter has a bit of a 'chicken' connotation (not implying same). Regards, Huntsman
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