Stickman or Alive Guy?

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,124

    I've never heard it called Alive guy until this thread. Always stickman.

    (Side note: Wouldn't Jeremy be more appropriate than Alive guy ... Arms raised in a V).

    yes, for sure, but it was the art for the alive single, and the art has the word "alive" in between the feet.

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  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,213
    Never heard "Alive Guy" before. But now in my head I'm singing Alice in Chains's "Sickman" as "Stickman."
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    on2legs said:

    Touch me I'm stick.

    Citizen Stick.

    Just seen this post, made me laugh all over the place. Haha :).
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  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 789
    Now if we're talking baseball here's the real "Stick" man.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,427
    edited June 2015
    I've never ever heard it called Alive Guy until now (and I don't like it - Stickman it is ;) ).
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  • Jeeva1Jeeva1 Posts: 23
    PJ_Soul said:

    I've never ever heard it called Alive Guy until now (and I don't like it - Stickman it is ;) ).

    When the illustration first appeared, and was on the cover of the alive single, fans didn't have a official name for it. So it was known as the "Alive guy".
  • Jeeva1 said:

    KP_McMinn said:

    dude...its most definitely Alive guy. At least in the 90's and early 2000's. Stickman?

    Finally. Someone who knows. Officially they might call it stickman, but it's always will be the "alive guy"
    The name Stickman has no reference to pearl jam. Alive guy references the song Alive and the the feeling of Pearl jams music
    If it is "officially" called Stickman...isn't it "officially" Stickman?

    I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, people!

    My vote, for what it matters, is STICKMAN. Officially speaking, of course.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,427
    edited June 2015
    I guess this whole argument tells us that there is no room for thinking maybe "Alive Guy" could also be "Alive Chick" or Stickwoman. ;)
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    I always called it Stickman but because of this thread, I will now refer to it as Jeremy cuz you know, his arms...
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,174
    edited June 2015
    On page 57 of the PJ20 book:

    Jeff Ament: I drew the stickman the night after Kelly Curtis told me that we needed artwork for the giveaway cassette for "Alive." The "art" really just represents how I was feeling at the time, playing in the best band I'd ever been in, and all of us were in such a creative zone. It really didn't have anything to do with the song.

    So I guess, according to Jeff Ament, "Alive Guy" would be totally wrong.
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    PJ_Soul said:

    I guess this whole argument tells us that there is no room for thinking maybe "Alive Guy" could also be "Alive Chick" or Stickwoman. ;)

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  • Jeeva1Jeeva1 Posts: 23
    MedozK said:

    On page 57 of the PJ20 book:

    Jeff Ament: I drew the stickman the night after Kelly Curtis told me that we needed artwork for the giveaway cassette for "Alive." The "art" really just represents how I was feeling at the time, playing in the best band I'd ever been in, and all of us were in such a creative zone. It really didn't have anything to do with the song.

    So I guess, according to Jeff Ament, "Alive Guy" would be totally wrong.

    No it didn't have to do with the song, but it was on the single. And since people had no name for it they referred to it as the alive guy because it was on the alive single. "Oh that's the alive guy"
  • Jeeva1Jeeva1 Posts: 23
    PJ_Soul said:

    I guess this whole argument tells us that there is no room for thinking maybe "Alive Guy" could also be "Alive Chick" or Stickwoman. ;)

    I always saw the bottom of the face as having a soul patch which the band members had in those days. But still technically it still could be a female.
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,174
    Jeeva1 said:

    MedozK said:

    On page 57 of the PJ20 book:

    Jeff Ament: I drew the stickman the night after Kelly Curtis told me that we needed artwork for the giveaway cassette for "Alive." The "art" really just represents how I was feeling at the time, playing in the best band I'd ever been in, and all of us were in such a creative zone. It really didn't have anything to do with the song.

    So I guess, according to Jeff Ament, "Alive Guy" would be totally wrong.

    No it didn't have to do with the song, but it was on the single. And since people had no name for it they referred to it as the alive guy because it was on the alive single. "Oh that's the alive guy"
    Well, the people I have been around since the beginning always called it what it looked like... a stickman. So in my experience.... since people had no name for it they referred to it as the stickman because that's what it was.

    But you can call it whatever you want... "dude on the Alive single", "Alive Guy Thingy", George, Bill, Jose, doesn't really matter.
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    We can just call him "Ralph the Alive Stickman" and everyone is satisfied.
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 8,100
    I definitely referred to him as alive guy when the album first hit. I'm not sure if that's something I came up with in my own head or heard from someone else. Not until I discovered the internets around 1995 or so did I see people calling him stickman and that's what I've called him since then.
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    I never noticed/realized that he had eyes and a mouth. Always thought it was part of his hair or something. image
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  • Alive guy is starting to catch on with me.
    I always knew him as Stickman.
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  • mr.macmr.mac Posts: 154
    My friends and I always called him "Alive guy" in the 90's.
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    Poncier said:

    Jeeva1 said:

    Is there an official name?

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,501

    My dad said my tattoo looked like a cheerleader with a boner.

    Hooker with a penis.

    Wait, wrong band...
  • pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MOPosts: 2,797
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    My dad said my tattoo looked like a cheerleader with a boner.

    I vote for this one.
    Boner guy/chick!?!?

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  • jwillmojwillmo Posts: 470
    He seems way too happy to be the guy from Alive... My mom tried to fuck me! Woo hoo!
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