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what is his account name???

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DJ Radio (author)GorillazMiko2009-08-20

damnit, you said it first. But I said it better.

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Clayton H. (author)GorillazMiko2009-08-20

I thought it would be buckethead :(

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-08-20

Kiteman and Kelsey inspire me. ;)

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Lithium Rain (author)gmjhowe2009-08-25

Hahahahahaha, you do too...and so do a lot of other people, but I didn't post the full list. :P

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gmjhowe (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-25

:D

Sorry, I got a little carried away, I might have comment stalked you..

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Lithium Rain (author)gmjhowe2009-08-25

Yeah, I noticed. :-P Subtlety is not your gift...

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DJ Radio (author)2009-08-24
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Bartboy (author)2009-08-20

Matt Groening. (Gray-ning) Simpsons Creator. Awesomeness! Cookie?

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laxap (author)Bartboy2009-08-21
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The Ideanator (author)laxap2009-08-21

Personally I like Leela, but thats my opinion. Futurama FTW!

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Camisado (author)laxap2009-08-21

Same here. Oh, and will you please bite my shiny metal arse?

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Kwitmeh3 (author)2009-08-22

thx for cookie! id give u one if i had pro

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lioneatr (author)2009-08-22
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QuietDelusions (author)2009-08-21

Public television - no, really! The 'Create' channel rocks, especially when they have the show 'Make' - and of course the MakeZine website, and this site, the hardware store, the fabric store, a walk in the woods, music, etc, etc, etc.

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Goodhart (author)QuietDelusions2009-08-22

I quite agree (about PBS). There is a lot about PBS that inspires me.

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pinkgoaty1 (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired by the idea of making a "traveler's lantern" --doing something that shines a light for someone at a time when they're lost.

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pinkgoaty1 (author)pinkgoaty12009-08-22

thanks for the yummy cookie!

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bylerfamily (author)2009-08-22
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The Ideanator (author)2009-08-21

Thank you Fungus Cookie!! Its delish! If I were a pro I'd give you a cookie too!

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digitaltripper (author)2009-08-21

I'd have to say my Grandfather started it. He was an upholsterer and wood worker. He subscribed to Popular Mechanics so I got all the old issues. Gave me my first science fair kit, AM broadcaster from Radio Shack. I had to figure it out on my ow...n as he had no idea how to troubleshoot it when it did not work which totally blew my mind as I thought Grandpa knew all !!!

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MP44 (author)2009-08-21

The military inspires me becuase of the people that serve our country....they fight wars....we go to work and are always safe becuase of them....(other then criminals near)

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Kirt (author)2009-08-21

I get inspired by my children. They have such wonderfully inquisitive minds. Remember what it was like to not worry about bills, insurance, employment, mortgages, etc.? I bet you were more creative then also.

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fianblath (author)2009-08-21

My GrandMemere' She lived during the Depression and Fully embraced the Recycle and DIY before it became a revaloution She planted her own Garden until a few years ago she just Passed this Feb

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cancast (author)fianblath2009-08-21

I love this post--a link with those hardy Great Generation people is important!

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cancast (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired by my dissatisfaction with stuff that was not made with me and my needs in mind. I am motivated to create when things do not "fit" right in some way or another. Then, I am thrilled by the creative process and may be obsessed for days until I find a good design or maybe sleep on it and wake up with an elegant solution. Whew! long winded!

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dyanii (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired by the constant need to beautify a civilization which almost fights back the goodness we put out as fast as we can create it.

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stinkymum (author)2009-08-21

getting a cookie inspired me to post this comment!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2009-08-21

As you might be able to tell from my avatar, directors who create movies of epic proportions, like Neill Blomkamp, inspire me. Also, I get random spurts of inspiration from completely random things.

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zeke34 (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired by my surroundings.

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Notbob (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired to help the future of the earth by those who do good for the world around me.

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Flumpkins (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired to keep drumming, by Neil Peart.

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spottylover (author)2009-08-21

I am always inspired nby the people on "That's Clever" on HGTV.

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The Scientartist (author)2009-08-21

Papercraft and paper artists inspire me. And i don't mean just origami and kirigami, there's some funky cool stuff out there.

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manndude1 (author)2009-08-21

god inspires me the most. to see his creation around the world just make me think, what can i do?

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sirmorrow (author)2009-08-21

Teenagers, yes, I know many people have nothing good to say about them, but their fresh expectant outlook, ability to adapt quickly, and black and white view of the world makes me wonder if I'M the one who makes things too complicated. They give me hope for our future.

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Matt21497 (author)2009-08-21
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maggyu (author)2009-08-21

my nephew. he's six and he loves making "cool things".

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zieak (author)2009-08-21

I am inspired (to create) by many things... Other makers for sure. Nature. Garbage inspires me. I'm always looking for creative reuse. My family.

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