Monday, March 17, 2008

Here’s where you take on Mii

Ah Monday.... and my sunny face Monday "Fun" award goes to Kelley. I just made that up to driver her batty! My JSTFUAP award goes to me. (Just Shut the Fuck Up and Post Award)

Here goes:

Ok, you probably read my blog for one of the following reasons:

- To laugh with me or at me (its all good!)
- You’re collecting internet stats on the usage of the letter “L”
- You have an affinity for gnomes and converse with them daily
- You sing along to all my parodies on your Mr. Microphone

But you need a challenge. You also need to get with today’s fads. I can help you with both!

Today’s kids aren’t simply throwing their Wii devices through TVs and windows. When they are not destroying something that will cost you a fortune, they are creating characters on the Wii using a pretty simplistic software tool that offers you a variety of head shapes, eyes, eyebrows, hair, etc.

Inevitably, people would start to make recognizable characters and people out of them. And being kids, some are more talented than others. It is a challenge as there is only a finite amount of control and options you have with this. This is where the challenge comes in.

Try and guess who these characters are. I’ve classified them into four rows of descending hardness. It’s not that the bottom row is so difficult, it’s that whoever drew those; they didn’t do the greatest job.


Lets see how good you really are!

37 comments:

Jeff said...

1. Einstein
3. Miss Piggy
4. Depp
5. Weird Al
8. Yoko
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Owen Wilson
11. Prince
19. Charles Barkley
13. Jagger
20. Obama
22. Will Smith
27. Cheney

That's all I got

Jeff said...

Oops... Barkley should be 12.

VE said...

Damn Jeff, you have kids and you know how to adapt! Nice job; especially the last two.

Although you missed number 8; and the fact that you put Yoko made my day. That's great! Ha ha. I totally see it now.

Marie said...

14- Taylor Hicks
19. Simon Cowell
17. Larry King?
27. Larry Craig?

st. patrick said...

not a one of them is a saint! i do recognize greenspan. or is it larry king? nevertheless, i came to banish any snakes i might find and perhaps lift a pint to you my child. i hope you are wearing some green in honor of my feast day. blessings, lad.

VE said...

marie - Very good guess on number 14 and I think you have the better guess than who it is supposed to be. But the sad fact is that Taylor Hicks isn't it. Good job on Simon though...didn't think anyone would get that one. St. Patrick got 17 right with Greenspan. Sorry about 27, Jeff got it right with Dick Cheney.

St. Patrick - Welcome and Happy St. Patricks Day to you. Always nice to have a real Saint visit. You even got Greenspan right!

Theresa said...

1. Einstein
2. Harry Potter
3. Miss Piggy
8. John Lennon
13. Mick Jagger
16. Yoko Ono

That's off the top of my head. Some of the others look familiar and maybe if I stare at them long enough it'll come to me.

Jacki said...

This is hilarious! Here are my guesses.....

1. Albert Einstein
2. Harry Potter (we have him too!)
3. Miss Piggy
4. Jonny Depp
5. Weird Al
8. John Lennon?
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Owen Wilson
11. Prince
12. Charles Barkley
13. Mick Jagger
14. George Clooney
15. Danny Bonaduche
17. Alan Greenspan
18. Tom Cruise
20. Obama
22. Wil Smith
27. Woody Allen

Kurt said...

1. Einstein
2. Harry Potter
3. Miss Piggy
4. Johnny Depp
5. Weird Al
6. George Lucas
7. Willem Dafoe
8. John and/or Yoko
9. Richard Pryor
10 Owen Wilson
11. Prince
12. Charles Barkley
13. Mick Jagger
14. George Clooney
15. Kris Kristofferson
16. Vera Wang
17. Woody Allen
18. Tom Cruise
19. Robert De Niro
20. Chris Rock
21. Giovanni Ribisi
22. Erkel
23. That country singer
24. Steve Martin
25. Renee Zellweger
26. Steven Millhauser
27. Larry King
28. Alec Baldwin

Kanrei said...

That is awesome. Don't have the time at work, but I got a few:

1 Einstein
2 Miss Piggy
5 Weird Al
6 George Lucas
8 Ozzy
9 Morgan Freeman
10 Owen
11 Prince
12 Barkley
13 Jagger


Awesome. I have no idea how you do these picture thingies.

Kanrei said...

Oh, 19 is that AMerican Idol judge and 21 is Will Smith.

she said...

i think St patrick had help. if ya know what i mean. i think 23 is camille paglia. oh wait, it has a beard. 15 is the guy that owns virgin airlines. er, 25 molly ringwald.

VE said...

Great job so far everyone. Here's the current tally:

1. Albert Einstein (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
2. Harry Potter (Theresa, Jacki, Kurt)
3. Miss Piggy (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
4. Johnny Depp (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt)
5. Weird Al Yankovich (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
6. George Lucas (Kurt, Kanrei)
7.
8. Ozzy Ozbourne (Kanrei)
9. Morgan Freeman (Jeff, Jacki, Kanrei)
10. Owen Wilson (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
11. Prince (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
12. Charles Barkley (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
13. Mick Jagger (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei)
14. George Clooney (Jacki, Kurt)
15. Sir Richard Branson (She)
16.
17. Alan Greenspan (St. Patrick, Jacki)
18. Tom Cruise (Jacki, Kurt)
19. Simon Cowell (Marie, Kanrei)
20. Borack Obama (Jeff, Jacki)
21.
22. Will Smith (Jeff, Jacki, Kanrei)
23.
24. Steve Martin (Kurt)
25. Molly Ringwald (She)
26.
27. Dick Cheney (Jeff)
28.

Interesting Incorrect Guesses
7. Willem Dafoe (Kurt)
8. Yoko Ono (Jeff, Kurt), John Lennon (Theresa, Jacki, Kurt)
9. Richard Pryor (Kurt)
14. Taylor Hicks (Marie)
15. Danny Bonaduche (Jacki), Kriss Kristofferson (Kurt)
16. Yoko Ono (Theresa), Vera Wang (Kurt)
17. Larry King (Marie), Woody Allen (Kurt)
19. Robert DeNiro (Kurt)
20. Chris Rock (Kurt)
21. Giovanni Ribisi (Kurt)
22. Erkel (Kurt)
23. “That Country Singer” (Kurt), Camille Paglia (She)
25. Renee Zellweger (Kurt)
26. Steven Millhauser (Kurt)
27. Larry Craig (Marie), Woody Allen (Jacki), Larry King (Kurt)
28 Alec Baldwin (Kurt)

Apparently Yoko, Lennon and Woody Allen are interchangeable on this!

Jacki said...

16. Keanu Reeves

VE said...

Jacki - Nice job. You are RIGHT. It's Keanu as Neo...

she said...

28: bill maher!

she said...

23 viggo mortenson

she said...

21 leo de caprio!!

she said...

7! seven! who the F is 7!!!!!! grrrrrrrr! ive got to work.

sprinkle4 said...

Aw, man....I didn't know there was gonna be a TEST! I wasted a lot of brain cells in the 80's but here we go:

1. Einstein
2. Harry Potter
3. Miss Piggy
4. Johnny Depp
5. Weird Al
6. George Lucas
7. No clue
8.
9.Morgan Freeman
10. Owen Wilson
11. Prince
12. Charles Barkley
13. Mick Jagger

15. Richard Branson
16. Some weird combo of Yoko Ono and Helen Keller

18.Tom Cruise

Let me check my cheat notes and get back with you:)

VE said...

she - Holy Hell; I cannot believe you pulled out 28 with Bill Maher. Nice job! You also got Leonard DiCapprio too. The Vito one was incorrect though, sorry.

sprinkle4 - LOL on the Yoko Ono/Helen Keller one. Nice job.

I'll give everyone an updated tally very soon...

RED MOJO said...

23 looks like Milla Jovovich, and 26 could be Donald Sutherland.

VE said...

red mojo - Good guesses both of them but unfortunately not correct.

RED MOJO said...

Oh, now I see the goatie on 23, so it must be...Rosie O'Donnell, just kidding! It isn't Brad Pitt is it?!

Serena Joy said...

They're all terrorists, aren't they? I'm pretty sure I've seen that same poster in the Post Office.:D

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I think it's really a random sampler of the many creations that the Balloon Man can craft out of balloons at your next party or bar-mitzvah.

Jacki said...

7. Christopher Walken

Jacki said...

26. Dick van Dyke?

Maureen said...

Okay, I am sheilding my eyes from the previous comments so I can try this myself (with two windows open);

1) Einstein (okay, I can't spell his name)
2) Harry Potter
3) Miss Piggy
4) Johnny Depp
5) Weird Al
6) George Lucas?
8) Ozzy
11) Prince?
12) Montel?
13) Mick Jagger
27) Larry King
28) Bill Mahr

That's all I can come up with...

VE said...

Wow, some astounding performances with this one. You got them all! I'm amazed because some of them were pretty poor representations of the person they intended; actually, some of your incorrect guesses looked closer.

Here's the tally:
1. Albert Einstein (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
2. Harry Potter (Theresa, Jacki, Kurt,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
3. Miss Piggy (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
4. Johnny Depp (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
5. Weird Al Yankovich (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
6. George Lucas (Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
7. Christopher Walken (Jacki)
8. Ozzy Ozbourne (Kanrei,Maureen)
9. Morgan Freeman (Jeff, Jacki, Kanrei,Sprinkle4)
10. Owen Wilson (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4)
11. Prince (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
12. Charles Barkley (Jeff, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4)
13. Mick Jagger (Jeff, Theresa, Jacki, Kurt, Kanrei,Sprinkle4,Maureen)
14. George Clooney (Jacki, Kurt)
15. Sir Richard Branson (She,Sprinkle4)
16. Keanu Reeves as Neo (Jacki)
17. Alan Greenspan (St. Patrick, Jacki)
18. Tom Cruise (Jacki, Kurt,Sprinkle4)
19. Simon Cowell (Marie, Kanrei)
20. Borack Obama (Jeff, Jacki)
21. Leonardo DiCapprio (She)
22. Will Smith (Jeff, Jacki, Kanrei)
23. Brad Pitt (Red Mojo)
24. Steve Martin (Kurt)
25. Molly Ringwald (She)
26. Dick Van Dyke (Jacki)
27. Dick Cheney (Jeff)
28. Bill Maher (She, Maureen)

Interesting Incorrect Guesses
7. Willem Dafoe (Kurt)
8. Yoko Ono (Jeff, Kurt), John Lennon (Theresa, Jacki, Kurt)
9. Richard Pryor (Kurt)
12. Montel Williams (Maureen)
14. Taylor Hicks (Marie)
15. Danny Bonaduche (Jacki), Kriss Kristofferson (Kurt)
16. Yoko Ono (Theresa), Vera Wang (Kurt), “some weird combo of Yoko Ono and Hellen Keller” (Sprinkle4)
17. Larry King (Marie), Woody Allen (Kurt)
19. Robert DeNiro (Kurt)
20. Chris Rock (Kurt)
21. Giovanni Ribisi (Kurt)
22. Erkel (Kurt)
23. “That Country Singer” (Kurt), Camille Paglia (She), Vigo Mortensen (She), Milla Jovovich (Red Mojo)
25. Renee Zellweger (Kurt)
26. Steven Millhauser (Kurt), Donald Sutherland (Red Mojo)
27. Larry Craig (Marie), Woody Allen (Jacki), Larry King (Kurt, Maureen)
28 Alec Baldwin (Kurt)

Barry Nong said...

If they were targets..I'd take out Richard Bransen first

Kelley said...

Damn. I am late.

I am loving Weird Al and Ozzy!

And you are baiting me my friend. One more nice, cute, freaking sweet comment about me and you will have a stiletto in the crotch.

VE said...

Barry - Sir Richard? Do we not like Sir Richard? Don't know much about him other than he has too much money and I don't

kelley - Hmmm....stiletto in the crocth, stiletto in the crotch...wait, I'm pondering it

Jeff said...

That was pretty cool. If I stretch my imagination and squint just right I can see all of them, except for Dick Van Dyke. That one is too much of a stretch.

VE said...

Jeff - Yeah, I thought that one was pretty ridiculous. I never thought anyone would get Molly Ringwald either; not that she was so unrecognizable, just seemed so obscure.

Barry Nong said...

Sir R.B comes to my town a lot as he has a place here.. he seems a bit touchy feely to me

VE said...

barry - Fair enough. Just watch out where he touches and feels!