Pop Quiz Funny Results!

Many thanks to those who took the challenge yesterday to come up with a funny image from HeroMachine. I’m bummed about having to leave home for a business trip today so I needed the laugh. Here are all of the qualifying entries; click on any one to start the slideshow.

Among my favorites were Myro’s (always up for a good nerd science pun!), Gendonesia, Iscarioto (it took a moment but I LOLed when I got it), AMS (unfortunately it wasn’t named properly so isn’t eligible for the win, but it was funny), Sir Awesome, Skybandit, and Watson Bradshaw.

And the winner is … Iscarioto!

First of all it’s a clever visual pun, which is an ideal way to use an image maker like this. Secondly, the chameleon is beautifully colored. And finally, the overall composition, both in terms of placing the elements and the coloring (white commas against the purple background), is excellent.

Congratulations to Iscarioto and thank you all for giving us some laughs!

Edited to Add: Since several folks don’t get the joke, here goes. Read out loud, it’s “Comma comma comma comma Chameleon”, a visual pun on the lyrics from the 1984 classic Culture Club song, “Karma Chameleon“. It’s dated, but it just so happens the date fits with my own life. That was one of the first songs to break through to my teenaged awareness on MTV, when Boy George was confounding Middle America with his gender blurring.

It was one of those irritating songs that you couldn’t decide if you really liked or not, but which you couldn’t get out of your head.

I picked this one not only because it’s beautiful, but because it is a true visual pun. That’s a great use of something like HM.

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Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

38 Responses to Pop Quiz Funny Results!

  1. Kaylin88100

    Congratulations, Iscarioto! Also, I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but that chameleon is actually custom built! That’s one that needs to go in the Custom Items section of the forums for sure. :)

  2. what mine was much better
    and the winner picture dosen’t even make sense
    the winner should have been tool

  3. I like the customization of the chameleon, i just don’t see the humor in it, I guess you had to be there, wait I was here, oh well. Congrats!

  4. i don’t get the winner’s joke

  5. Ninja:
    what mine was much better
    and the winner picture dosen’t even make sense
    the winner should have been tool

    Stay classy, Ninja, and you’ll continue to get the same results. Ironically, karma’s a bitch.

    Yours isn’t here because you didn’t follow instructions — your file wasn’t named properly and you didn’t link to the image, all I got was a “download.html” page when I downloaded it. Plus you were a jerk to the other contestants, which I hate. And then you followed it up with yet another self-entitled whiny comment here. Awesome.

    TOOL: I like the customization of the chameleon, i just don’t see the humor in it, I guess you had to be there, wait I was here, oh well. Congrats!

    Read out loud, it’s “Comma comma comma comma Chameleon”, a visual pun on the lyrics from the 1984 classic Culture Club song, “Karma Chameleon“. It’s a dated joke, but it just so happens the date fits with my own life. That was one of the first songs to break through to my teenaged awareness on MTV, when Boy George was confounding Middle America with his gender blurring.

    It was one of those irritating songs that you couldn’t decide if you really liked or not, but which you couldn’t get out of your head.

    I picked this one not only because it’s beautiful, but because it is a true visual pun. That’s a great use of something like HM.

  6. Ninja: what mine was much betterand the winner picture dosen’t even make sensethe winner should have been tool

    Thanks for the vote of confidence but Jeff is right, dont get too rude, its all for fun.

    Jeff Hebert: Stay classy, Ninja, and you’ll continue to get the same results. Ironically, karma’s a bitch.Yours isn’t here because you didn’t follow instructions — your file wasn’t named properly and you didn’t link to the image, all I got was a “download.html” page when I downloaded it. Plus you were a jerk to the other contestants, which I hate. And then you followed it up with yet another self-entitled whiny comment here. Awesome.Read out loud, it’s “Comma comma comma comma Chameleon”, a visual pun on the lyrics from the 1984 classic Culture Club song, “Karma Chameleon“. It’s a dated joke, but it just so happens the date fits with my own life. That was one of the first songs to break through to my teenaged awareness on MTV, when Boy George was confounding Middle America with his gender blurring. It was one of those irritating songs that you couldn’t decide if you really liked or not, but which you couldn’t get out of your head.I picked this one not only because it’s beautiful, but because it is a true visual pun. That’s a great use of something like HM.

    Like I said guess you had to of been there and I guess that was before my time, but thanks for the info. Learn something everyday. I get the last song I hear stuck in my head for some reason, so I try and make sure I get some Rock on to get me through the day, better than having Beiber on the brain LOL

  7. Thanks Jeff now i understand the picture meaning. Simple LOL.
    And Ninja dude, pls stop that, i’m here the number one badass, so i don’t give you my title :D

  8. Congratulations to the winner! That’s an awesome chameleon. I got the joke, btw, which probably says something about my age… (sob). :p

  9. Omg i forget. Gratulate everyone whose made a entry and part of the contest.

  10. gendonesia

    lol, actually, i don’t understand Iscarioto’s untill Jeff explained it – and I still don’t get it (I think something wrong happened in my brain :lol:), but i love the overall design he used. congratz dude :lol:

  11. Funny stuff this contest. Congrats Iscarioto! That chameleon is very nice.

  12. Congrats Iscarioto. I actually saw the same joke on George Takei’s facebook page about a month ago, so I got the joke immediately and kind of snickered at it. It wasn’t until I got home and saw the picture again in your Forum gallery that I noticed how intricate the custom build on your chameleon was, causing me to go a little gape-mouthed at the time. A well deserved win.
    Thanks for the shout-out on my Higgs Boson particle joke, Jeff.

  13. Gratulation the winner. Its a good chameleon create.
    Thanks for explain the joke, but when a joke must be explain its not a joke for me. Its only a nice picture. Then my choice for funny entry is atomicpunk. The only one i can smile… so but you know, i am not funny.
    So grats.

  14. Sebastian978

    Ninja:
    what mine was much better
    and the winner picture dosen’t even make sense
    the winner should have been tool

    I just gotta ask, do you ever have anything nice to say?

  15. Sebastian978

    Congrats to the winner! and to us who didn’t make it, better luck next time. Knew my pic wasn’t gonna make this one. Humor and I never see eye to eye lol.

  16. Sebastian978

    To Jeff.
    Sorry about any outbursts on my behalf. I just can’t stand people who try and put others down. This is a fun contest and a great site you have and people should respect it, and will hear from me otherwise because like I said can’t stand people like that. They get under my skin.

  17. Sebastian978:
    Congrats to the winner! and to us who didn’t make it, better luck next time. Knew my pic wasn’t gonna make this one. Humor and I never see eye to eye lol.

    I don’t know. Your story about your 2 year-old grabbing the laptop while you were typing on it might have been funnier than most of the entries. :D

  18. Kaylin88100

    Myro: I don’t know. Your story about your 2 year-old grabbing the laptop while you were typing on it might have been funnier than most of the entries.

    Yeah, it made me laugh :D

  19. Thundersong

    Heyla!

    Congrats to Iscarioto.

    I too didn’t quite get it until it was explained. For some reason I kept thinking “Lizard”. LOL! Beautifully done!

    Most of the entries were well done and humorous. Great contest!

  20. Congrats, Iscarioto!

    I must say initially Myro’s was easily my favorite for this contest, but now that Jeff’s explained the joke and I’ve gone and watched the music video, I gotta agree the Comma Chameleon was very clever. Well done! (I still really like Myro’s, though. That gave me a good laugh. :) )

    …And now that song’s going to be stuck in my head all evening.

  21. Sebastian978

    Myro: I don’t know.Your story about your 2 year-old grabbing the laptop while you were typing on it might have been funnier than most of the entries.

    Lol yeah she does that alot, she’s all over the place. And I have a son being born Tuesday lol. My 2yr olds like a hurricane with no eye to the storm lol

  22. Sebastian978:
    To Jeff.
    Sorry about any outbursts on my behalf. I just can’t stand people who try and put others down. This is a fun contest and a great site you have and people should respect it, and will hear from me otherwise because like I said can’t stand people like that. They get under my skin.

    I don’t think you need to apologize here, Sebastian. One of the things I love about this site is that I have never seen anyone have to put up with any sort of mean-spirited put-downs. We have an awesome moderator in Jeff, who doesn’t allow that sort of behavior to be rewarded, and we have an awesome community which doesn’t let people say that sort of thing without being respectfully but firmly told off.

    So thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the HeroMachine community. You have shown once again that there are still classy people on the internet.

  23. Sebastian978

    logosgal: I don’t think you need to apologize here, Sebastian. One of the things I love about this site is that I have never seen anyone have to put up with any sort of mean-spirited put-downs. We have an awesome moderator in Jeff, who doesn’t allow that sort of behavior to be rewarded, and we have an awesome community which doesn’t let people say that sort of thing without being respectfully but firmly told off.

    So thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the HeroMachine community. You have shown once again that there are still classy people on the internet.

    Thank you Logosgal. Yeah I try to treat people how I wanna be treated, plus I try and inspire people to do the same. It’s my job on the out side to stick up for others and put “bad people” in there place. I own an agency that does that. I normally try and keep my mouth shut on here and let Jeff handle it, but Ninja was just begging me to speak up lol. It is good to know we have a good community here and everyone gets along for the most part.

  24. logosgal:
    Congrats, Iscarioto!

    I must say initially Myro’s was easily my favorite for this contest, but now that Jeff’s explained the joke and I’ve gone and watched the music video, I gotta agree the Comma Chameleon was very clever. Well done! (I still really like Myro’s, though. That gave me a good laugh. )

    …And now that song’s going to be stuck in my head all evening.

    Thanks for the good word on my entry, logosgal.

  25. Congrats, Iscarioto. Have to admit, I had to double-take to get the pun. Great effects with the chameleon.

    @Kytana: Danke! I like the costume of your flying superheroine who is afraid of heights. I can relate.

    Interesting entries, all. As we know, humor is subjective. À la prochaine!

  26. Congrat to Iscarioto and all the other entries. And a big kick in the a$$ for me for committing the biggest sin when entering a contest, NOT NAMING THE FILE CORRECTLY!!! Sorry, Jeff. My only excuse is too many afterwork cocktails. *hic*

  27. Thanks guys! Will pop the chameleon up on the Custom Items Archive later this week! Good work everybody! Particularly liked Gendonesia’s and Myro’s!

    Thanks, Jeff. Would I be able to request a custom item? I think something constructive. An alternate hand pose, nothing specific, just something else to work with. If I have to be specific, I’d be well chuffed if there was a pose similar to the two half open half closed gauntlet hands (The 5th Item on the last page of HandRight-Standard) but without armour and from the opposite side, i.e pinkie first? Sorry, complex, let me know if you need me to email with specifics or to find an image. Cheers!

  28. Awesome visual joke. I was a teen of the 80s so I totally got the reference. Great job, Iscarioto!

  29. ProwlerKnight

    Congrats Iscarioto, didn’t quiet get the pun till I saw the title of the image and I gotta say very funny
    (I might only be 20 but my father blasted my childhood with songs like this one, he had a thing for classics and I was raised around it so I know this song and even after years of never listening to it it’s still stuck in my head >.< that and their other song "Do you really want to hurt me." lol)

  30. ProwlerKnight

    Sebastian978: Congrats to the winner! and to us who didn’t make it, better luck next time. Knew my pic wasn’t gonna make this one. Humor and I never see eye to eye lol.

    I don’t know you’re clown might not be humorous but it’s definitly awesome ^^ got a really scary vibe too it (in a good way) and would look awesome taking on someone like Batman or Spider Man, with that Kiss hair and those claws he’s definitly got the “I don’t care what you think of my look, you’re dead in a few minutes anyways” persona too him.

  31. I’m still around, but been busy.

    I was in Shreveport doing a Haikga (illustrated haiku) presentation to a Haiku Convention. I told them about HM3 since all of my haiga is created on it. everal asked me how to get here and asked questions about it. So who knows? We might have some more new visitors.

    I didn’t get tthe joke, only cause I couldnt tell they were commas. they looked like half face, well quarter face smilies.
    Once I knew they were commas. I loved the joke and the chamelion build. Awesome.

  32. Sebastian978

    ProwlerKnight: I don’t know you’re clown might not be humorous but it’s definitly awesome ^^ got a really scary vibe too it (in a good way) and would look awesome taking on someone like Batman or Spider Man, with that Kiss hair and those claws he’s definitly got the “I don’t care what you think of my look, you’re dead in a few minutes anyways” persona too him.

    Thank you PowerKnight. Yeah he woulda stood a better chance in a different contest lol. I’m good at dark and scary, not so good at humor.

  33. ProwlerKnight

    Ninja: what mine was much betterand the winner picture dosen’t even make sensethe winner should have been tool

    Take it from a guy who’s actually never won a contest he’s entered into, whether be on here or in life, it sucks I know but you don’t help you’re chances by being rude or whinning when the winner isn’t you. Iscarioto’s work was a little harder to understand then most but clearly Jeff caught it and found it quiet humurous, so my advice is to accept that he clearly came out the winner in an honest and simple fashion, and work harder on the next contest. Don’t sit a complain about it because you’ll never get what you want that way, trust me.

  34. well congrats Iscarioto. you deserved it dude. i was going to enter the pop quiz but i didn’t have any funny ideas to come up with. but i will compete next time.

  35. Some great and funny ones. Wish I hadnt missed this one but was away and with the time zone difference making today my yesterday and now it’s today which is your tomorrow… Now I know how the Blue Beetle felt.

  36. ProwlerKnight:
    Congrats Iscarioto, didn’t quiet get the pun till I saw the title of the image and I gotta say very funny(I might only be 20 but my father blasted my childhood with songs like this one, he had a thing for classics and I was raised around it so I know this song and even after years of never listening to it it’s still stuck in my head >.< that and their other song “Do you really want to hurt me.” lol)

    Oh thanks dude. You really did it. Now I got THAT song stuck in my head as well.

    Congrats Iscarioto. I got the joke when I opened the file and it brought me right back to the 80’s.

  37. ProwlerKnight

    Worf: Oh thanks dude. You really did it. Now I got THAT song stuck in my head as well. Congrats Iscarioto. I got the joke when I opened the file and it brought me right back to the 80′s.

    Hey I know how you feel, I could be doing something non-relative to those songs, have nothing happen to remind me of them, not think about anything relevant to them, and yet THEY WILL STILL MAGICALLY POP UP IN MY HEAD!!!! lol

  38. Congrats, ev1, especially Iscarioto. I knew he got the right era, because I’m Jeff’s age. I figured it would be the hero sandwich–there were several of these I didn’t get either.