The spinning newspaper was done by a friend of mine. I use it when I post news related articles. It rather encompasses my cynicism.
The runes spell out "Avon." I tend to use that one for my less serious, non-lifestyle related posts. Why runes? That is to reflect the area of the UK in which I live. Although I was born in "The South", I moved to "The North" when I was very young, and I consider myself a proud Northerner. You're probably wondering why a nation as small as the UK should have such a visible divide. The reason for this divide is best summed up here.
Although the Viking occupation ended ages ago, the impact is visible to this day. Place names are the most obvious, particularly Street names around the City in which *I* live:
Wakefield, which when pronounced in old norse is Waychefeld (waych meaning watch, and feld meaning tower). The Streets in Wakefield and many Northern towns ALSO have a Norse flavour to them.
WestGate is an Anglicanisation of WastGaat (pronounced: "warsht gardt"), which means West Street.
KirkGate is an Anglicanisation of KirchGaat (pronounced: "Keerch gardt"), which means Church Street.
The runic spelling of my name in this icon is to reflect the pride which I hold for the North of England, and my support for greater civic links with modern Scandinavia, who I feel have a better social and political system
than the one imposed on me from London; a city which looks after itself and only itself.
Which leads me onto the rose in the clenched fist. A common symbol of the left. The rose is used by many of the European Social Democracy parties. I use it when posting something on a political issue to firmly nail my colours to the mast.
The little fuzzy creature throwing a wobbler is "FizzGig", from the Film, "The Dark Crystal". I only use this one when I am in a foul mood. I think a fantasy furball creature throwing a tantrum describes my rants quite well.
The final icon is used when I make (always friends locked) posts about my place of work, which is a hospital. Hence the biobin compound sign. That particular one was the designated storage area for waste needles and syringes from the Nuclear Medicine dept. Hence the alarming looking sign. Working in a hospital's IT department is both rewarding and frustrating, and my posts often show this.