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OK, it's been a little while since the cookie jar has been open, but it has returned!

Want to get a cookie patch? Follow these simple rules:

- Make a new comment
- Answer the question, "Who or what inspires you?"
- Submit it before 4:30 pm PDT, August 21.

OK, that's it. Share with us your source of inspiration!



UPDATE: Wow, that was a big batch of cookies. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. It was great to see all the places and people that provide inspiration. If you didn't get a patch and should've, just send me a PM.

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yoda-iz-my-idol
yoda-iz-my-idol

Reply 11 years ago

what is his account name???

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Ewilhelm.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Clayton H.
Clayton H.

Reply 11 years ago

I thought it would be buckethead :(

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

Kiteman and Kelsey inspire me. ;)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

:'(

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

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
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

:D

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

>blush<

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Awwww....thank you!

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Thanks for the patch!

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

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

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laxap
laxap

Reply 11 years ago

Bender inspires me

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Kwitmeh3
Kwitmeh3

Reply 11 years ago

yay bender!

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Camisado
Camisado

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kwitmeh3
Kwitmeh3

11 years ago

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

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lioneatr
lioneatr

11 years ago

thanks for first patch!

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QuietDelusions
QuietDelusions

11 years ago

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
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Derin
Derin

11 years ago

Dammit!

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pinkgoaty1
pinkgoaty1

11 years ago

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
pinkgoaty1

Reply 11 years ago

thanks for the yummy cookie!

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

11 years ago

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

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digitaltripper
digitaltripper

11 years ago

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
MP44

11 years ago

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
Kirt

11 years ago

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
fianblath

11 years ago

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
cancast

Reply 11 years ago

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

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cancast
cancast

11 years ago

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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laxap
laxap

Reply 11 years ago

Richard Stallman

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dyanii
dyanii

11 years ago

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
stinkymum

11 years ago

getting a cookie inspired me to post this comment!

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laxap
laxap

Reply 11 years ago

lol !

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

11 years ago

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
zeke34

11 years ago

I am inspired by my surroundings.

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Notbob
Notbob

11 years ago

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
Flumpkins

11 years ago

I am inspired to keep drumming, by Neil Peart.

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spottylover
spottylover

11 years ago

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

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The Scientartist
The Scientartist

11 years ago

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
manndude1

11 years ago

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
sirmorrow

11 years ago

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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maggyu
maggyu

11 years ago

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

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zieak
zieak

11 years ago

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.