Posted on: March 5, 2009 10:30 am

New Avatars

I'd been meaning to start a blog here for some time. This lame avatar I've finally gotten approved seemed to be the impetus I needed to get going. I've read all the rants & have posted some of my own, so I won't repeat them all here. Let's just say it's obvious the little people, wherever they are in the Third World, who enforce this policy do not understand a thing about American sports and obviously cannot understand English, i.e., their own policies. (Another reason I know they don't understand English - I've always been clearly marked as "Gender: F." That has never changed, I promise. Yet my imposed avatar was always the outline of a man. That griped me off, too.)

Since my avatar will hopefully change & I don't yet know how to put a permanent link here, let me describe it - it's a plain black & white flag with the word "SPORTS" in black centered across it in 60's-style hippie letters. What have they turned down: a stylized unicorn head on a crest, a stylized flame, a stylized eagle head. There may have been more, but those are the ones I can remember. Anyway, all were the sort of thing which graces countless helmets, banners, etc., as sports mascots across this country. I know of Eagles & Flames; I was sorely tempted to see if there were any unicorn teams.

They tell us they don't want us to offend. Yet, just today, I saw an avatar which had an elephant peeing on an NCAA sign. Seeing that was what made me decide it was time to really start ranting.

I would love to hear your stories, especially those from after March 2.

Category: General
Tags: Avatars, CBS
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