Historic/Fake/Improbable Scooter Tag anyone?
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:17 pm quote
What better way to make sure the country's productivity goes to zero!

Similar guidelines/rules as reality scooter tag, but your image source is Google Image Search. Change the file name, so there aren't clues; one day maximum time before the clue or a link to the background photo is provided.

Must be your model scooter, doesn't have to be your scooter (erasing the background can be challenging for some - so the factory ones are OK. Perhaps one of our experts can post clean, bike only images?)

This could be our version of that stupid game show involving actors, a script, and a bunch of snotty little kid fifth grade actors..... Are You Smarter than....

Tacky locations are great (Vegas in the '80's), improbable are good (White House lawn) and places like the surface of the moon and cartoon locations should also be considered. Use your judgment on ease of identifying the image.

Not looking for classic artwork, or images that look exactly real, this is more for fun and boredom relief, rather than photohack training.

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:23 am quote
no luck so far
Searched aviation history and historic planes - nothing. Are you offering any clues?
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:49 am quote
Nevermind. I found it. Seems obvious now. If I can figure out how to add my scoot, I'll be in business.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:32 am quote
Re: no luck so far
ks7877 wrote:
Searched aviation history and historic planes - nothing. Are you offering any clues?
While not quite the 1903 Wright Flyer, their gliders are somewhat ( ) historic.
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:38 am quote
Re: no luck so far
[quote="VP1"]
ks7877 wrote:
Yes I'm an airplane nerd
Supposed to be a flyby @ Bethel Island this weekend. Some jet acro team. Saw the poster but I'll try to find more info.
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:25 pm quote
Is this a formal "tag you're it" contest, or just a general free-for-all photoshopping contest? In other words, do you have to be designated "It" to post?
Ossessionato
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:04 pm quote
jess wrote:
Is this a formal "tag you're it" contest, or just a general free-for-all photoshopping contest? In other words, do you have to be designated "It" to post?
Tag you're it game. Gotta post to play, and play to post. No purchase necessary.

There's already enough sites for 'my computer enhanced/modified photo is better than your computer enhanced/modified photo.'

This can allow all of us to play together - internationally

Doesn't whatshername need to be on a GTS in Roman Holiday?
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:41 pm quote
How could you call Audrey Hepburn whatshername!! Thats one of my all time favorites She was Hot even in Breakfast at Tiffanys!
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:26 pm quote
Petrol wrote:
How could you call Audrey Hepburn whatshername!! Thats one of my all time favorites She was Hot even in Breakfast at Tiffanys!
I guess someone does read these things.....
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:54 pm quote
Do I win?

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Molto Verboso
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:15 am quote
Well done! The scale is good; the shadow is just right - can't wait to see what you post next.
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:59 am quote
Okay, here's my entry. No clues for now, some geek will probably recognize the scenery.

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Ossessionato
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:44 pm quote
I recognize the scenery, but am not anywhere near my machine with PS until Monday - that's funny btw, and exactly what I was looking for.

Monochrome/B&W is NOT required- it was a 'I'm too lazy/tired to fix,' it error for the first one. Color would be a good clue for the most recent image.
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:18 pm quote
I wish I could play Im just totally inept at this stuff
Ossessionato
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:22 pm quote
Close enough? If so, I made the next one easy..... (and proves no skills are really necessary)

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Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:38 pm quote
The correct search word for images.google.com is actually on my license plate (although made deliberately hard to read). The correct image is on the first page of returned results.

It is pretty close though, even if your scale is... ummm, a bit off.
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:20 pm quote
Can somebody PS my scooter into this pic? I have no Photoshop-esque software...

Pictures here:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic14190.html

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fair enough?

Molto Verboso
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:56 pm quote
Masala wrote:
Can somebody PS my scooter into this pic? I have no Photoshop-esque software... l
Sorry, Aaron, I'd help you if I could, but I haven't figured out how to do that myself. Besides, it seems like part of the fun of this game is not just that your scoot is in the pic, but HOW. Is it small and hard to find like a Where's Waldo? Is it ginormous (egantic?), or is it the Goldilocks version - to scale and just right? How it relates to the other objects in the photo would be fun to play with, too. Is William Tell shooting an arrow at an apple on the top case? Stuff like that. So, I think finding the photo is really only the beginning.
But what do I know? It's not my game, and as yet there's no rulebook (sorry, couldn't resist). Gonna hafta get a ruling from the judges.
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:23 am quote
Something like this me thinks

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Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:32 am quote
And a new one

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Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:17 pm quote
Got it
Found it:

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Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:58 pm quote
And a new one...
This is just plain wrong, right?
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:12 pm quote
Re: And a new one...
mrmoi2000 wrote:
This is just plain wrong, right?
Uhhhmmm, yeah Dude, it is . . .

They didn't say "a second gunman on a grassy knoll"; they said "on a grassy roller"! It was a German who said it, I swear!
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:39 pm quote
Ok, I got Kitty Hawk, Pompei, Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and JFK grassy knoll. But what is the second one (posted by Jess and answered by RitchJ)?
Petty Tyrant
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:52 pm quote
ks7877 wrote:
Ok, I got Kitty Hawk, Pompei, Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and JFK grassy knoll. But what is the second one (posted by Jess and answered by RitchJ)?
That's a picture from one of the Russian Venera missions, unmanned probes that successfully landed on Venus and beamed back pictures of the Venutian surface. Because the Russian missions happened in the late 70s and early 80s (during the cold war), American kids (like me) are almost totally oblivious to the fact that any probes at all ever landed on Venus, let alone sent back pictures.

To be fair, the US sent two probes to Venus as well, and at least one of them actually landed. I've never seen any pictures from the US missions, through.

Nowadays, it seems like we have a collective hole in our memory of space exploration when it comes to Venus.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:59 pm quote
Yet another example of why this forum is the best! Thanks, Jess. Time for me to go read more about it.
Ossessionato
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:27 pm quote
jess wrote:
Nowadays, it seems like we have a collective hole in our memory of space exploration when it comes to Venus.
Speaking of collective holes and the exploration of, what about exploring that planet between Saturn and Neptune?


Hey - Mike Meyers DOES NOT have the exclusive to that joke....

Love the Kennedy thing - couldn't find the right source for a good image, so I went with the Pompeii thing.
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:09 pm quote
ok so my proportion is not the same... but here ya go.

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Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:57 pm quote
red carpet baby
Here's the new one.... I always knew my Vespa belonged on the red carpet

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Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:46 pm quote
christine,

your choice of characters and his typical outfits makes George Clinton and Bootsy Collins look like the most conservative Mennonites out there.

He needs to do a line of Vespa colors....
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:00 pm quote
pimp cups oh my
ritchj wrote:
He needs to do a line of Vespa colors....
And a line of matching accessories... because no blinged-out Vespa should be without a Pimp Cup holder!
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:37 pm quote
The Aristocats!

Workin' on the next item.....

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Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:42 pm quote
here you go....

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Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:42 pm quote
I have found the exact picture in question, but have no way to work the magic to add my scooter!
Ossessionato
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Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:30 am quote
Kermit wrote:
I have found the exact picture in question, but have no way to work the magic to add my scooter!
You can download Adobe Photoshop and use it free for 30 days at their website - then you read their help section and it ends up being pretty quick.... unfortunately it is addictive, and you'll need to buy a real copy on the 31st day.
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:48 am quote
so do we have to find both of them? or just one?
Ossessionato
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:38 pm quote
Either of them.

I was on a roll, and really, really didn't want to do any work while at work.
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:22 pm quote
....Must get Adobe Photoshop.......
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:27 am quote
OK...here I go...somebody stop me!

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Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:53 am quote
My turn



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