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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2012, 04:53:19 AM »
"Debra Kadabra" is the first song on Frank Zappa's Bongo Fury album (recorded in part at The Old Armadillo HQ here in Austin RIP), sung by Captain Beefheart.  I figured it's go over better than Suzy Creamcheese. :biggrin:

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2012, 05:06:20 AM »
I was registering for some website about 15 years ago, and every username I chose (no matter how seemingly obscure - oooohhhh...nugget!), I kept getting 'that username is taken'.  At the time, there was a commercial on TV around here with a family at a dinner table, and the daughter's boyfriend was dressed as a court jester.  It was clearly an awkward moment for the family (it was total silence), and when mom asked someone to pass the potato's, the jester started to, and she yelled out "not you jingle boy!".  My gf (now wife) loved that line, and used it over and over again.

That username was not taken, so it's kinda stuck in a lot of places I register at.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2012, 05:07:17 AM »
Nice, that line will surely be handy to use around here ;D
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2012, 05:45:46 AM »
A few years back I discovered a Rush message board. I had no idea at the time what a message board even was. As I was trying to figure out what the hell I was doing I realized without being a member I had very limited access. So I signed up and it made me pick a username. Since I had no real desire to do this for any great length of time I went with tick, after the cartoon superhero.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2012, 06:09:07 AM »
i would tell you, but i don't know it myself.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 06:18:08 AM »
I like to draw.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 06:27:54 AM »
One of my lifelong loves has been playing guitar.  There really is nothing in the world like it and if I could make a living doing nothing but playing my guitar, I damn sure would.  So there's the "Guitar" part of it.

The "Cozmo" part has a story:  July 4, 1997.  My Kiss tribute band, Cold Gin was playing a gig at the Brokedown Palace in Washburn, WI.  We're sitting in the upstairs apartment, overlooking Chequamegon Bay (a small inlet of Lake Superior), putting on our makeup for the show.  Now the bass player, who'd formed the band many years prior had the same name as me.  Since he'd been in the band longer, it was decided that I needed a nickname to cut down on confusion.

They liked to razz me about the fact that I was always a little bit of a nerd, so they suggested Newman (a la Alfred E. Newman).  Then they all said "Nah, people will confuse that for Newman from Seinfeld".  Coincidentally, at the time, I'd dyed my hair black to blend in with the Ace Frehley wig I wore for gigs.  I'd also started growing it out, so it was constantly unruly and difficult to manage.  Given the "Nah, they'll think Newman from Seinfeld" idea and my black, unruly hair, our singer mentioned about how my hair looked like Kramer's.  Kramer's first name is Cozmo.  Voila.

The "Sir" part of it came when hefdaddy42 knighted me as a representative of the rational minded masses when I went to the "Rally to Restore Sanity".

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2012, 07:15:46 AM »
Stef comes from my name, Stefanos. And my last name in greek means stone.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2012, 07:21:32 AM »
My dog is named Seneca, and I've been honoring him for almost 10 years now... I don't know why the dog is spelled 'dawg', or why I need the number 2.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2012, 07:29:18 AM »
I used to play Halo on my xbox years ago and I was at a LAN-party someday with friends. I needed an alias and in Halo 2 you had the ability to play as an 'Elite', one of the alien races and I took that. Since the name 'Elite' was taken on Xbox live, I stuck With 'Elite Warrior', I dropped the 'Warrior' part later and changed the name to 'RDS Elite', the RDS standing for a clan of friends I used to play with. I'm still Elite on all the internet places I visit, but it doesn't really serve a meaning whatsoever, just something that stuck with me and has been for some years.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2012, 07:36:36 AM »
...because it was the '80s

Boskone  ...because spelling correctly is for suckas.

BOSKONE = 13051<ONE  ...because, well, gee, that's kinda cool.

Bosk1  ...because it's shorter and sounds sorta enigmatic.

bosk1  ...because AOL didn't allow caps.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2012, 07:42:55 AM »

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2012, 07:45:54 AM »
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2012, 07:46:03 AM »
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2012, 07:46:13 AM »
Made it up in middle school.  It amused me so I continued to use it.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2012, 07:48:55 AM »
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I never got it. This is mindblowing. Seriously  :omg:


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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 07:53:13 AM »
Well, I have one 'lazy' eye...so therefore only one 'good' eye. Henceforth 'Cyclops'. But was that cool enough for me? Nooooo! I had to stick on 3 more s'es for 'dramatic effect' (and so as not to be scolded by other 'cyclopses' who were being 'original' before me.

Oh well, it's better than 'Jobo' which I used prior to this, I guess.  ;D
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2012, 07:53:32 AM »
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haha I never knew that was the reason behind it :lol
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2012, 07:54:27 AM »
Sheeeeeeiiiit! Who am I kiddin? You mah n***a til the end of time :coolio (your love for Yuengling notwithstanding.)

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2012, 07:55:21 AM »
Sheeeeeeiiiit! Who am I kiddin? You mah n***a til the end of time :coolio (your love for Yuengling notwithstanding.)

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bosk1 is excellent.  I plan to have a bunch of them tonight.  :caffeine:

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2012, 07:55:35 AM »
just my hometown's name spelled forwards and backwards, that's it.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2012, 08:00:08 AM »
Sheeeeeeiiiit! Who am I kiddin? You mah n***a til the end of time :coolio (your love for Yuengling notwithstanding.)

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Bosco is excellent.  I plan to have a bunch of them tonight.  :caffeine:

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2012, 08:01:23 AM »
Sheeeeeeiiiit! Who am I kiddin? You mah n***a til the end of time :coolio (your love for Yuengling notwithstanding.)

 :hat

  :caffeine:

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2012, 08:17:29 AM »
Early childhood memory of my Mom singing the Simon and Garfunkel song in the car. Also my confirmation name.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2012, 08:21:04 AM »
My initials are JAF.  On the first forum I ever joined, I called myself Chaoticjaf123 because I couldn't come up with anything better.  A friend I made there decided that Chaoticjaf123 was a stupid name, which it was, and started calling me Jaffa.  It just stuck.

I didn't realize until later that he'd named me after a snack cake. 
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2012, 08:22:51 AM »
I was registering for some website about 15 years ago, and every username I chose (no matter how seemingly obscure - oooohhhh...nugget!)
bahahaha  :lol :lol


Pretty much the same story goes for my username...   I was registering for some website ... and every username I chose was taken... wanted to go for sth obscure ... and I went.. "oh, hang on"

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2012, 08:23:25 AM »
Metropolis + Polaris = Metropolaris


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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2012, 08:24:29 AM »
My initials are JAF.  On the first forum I ever joined, I called myself Chaoticjaf123 because I couldn't come up with anything better.  A friend I made there decided that Chaoticjaf123 was a stupid name, which it was, and started calling me Jaffa.  It just stuck.

I didn't realize until later that he'd named me after a snack cake. 

Over here Jaffas are little orange candy balls. It's also the name of the alien race in Stargate that has little snakey things in their stomachs. :blob:
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 08:27:36 AM »
Over here Jaffas are little orange candy balls. It's also the name of the alien race in Stargate that has little snakey things in their stomachs. :blob:

It's funny, because I had actually watched SG1 before getting the nickname, but I didn't realize til years later that the race was spelled Jaffa.  Then I was tempted to pretend that I meant to do that all along. 

Also, candy balls?  I understand in England they're some kind of cakes, chocolate with orange filling, or orange with chocolate filling, or something like that.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 08:39:12 AM »
just my hometown's name spelled forwards and backwards, that's it.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2012, 08:48:08 AM »
I had thought the image of a "Sound Garden" was nice.  Then I found out later some band beat me to it...

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2012, 08:53:27 AM »
In the mid 90's I got a computer and set up a hotmail account.  I wanted it to have a unique name and loved the story in Rush's tourbook for the Power Windows tour about Alex Lifeson's Guitar rig, and this is how he started it,

"A MESSAGE FROM H.R.H. KING LERXT, KING OF SCHMENGLAND".

So I tried Lerxt, King Lerxt Schmengland.  Even  king schmegland.  So I the C out and got kingshmegland for my hotmail account.  and I use it on all messageboards.

Here is the link to that tourbook if you want to laugh hard at Alex's story.



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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2012, 09:11:59 AM »
theseoafs stands for theseopinionsarefacts, a now-defunct comedy blog I used to maintain.  I still use the handle because it's rarely taken.

I was wondering about your name. I couldn't tell if it was "these oafs" or "the seoafs" implying your name is Sophie.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2012, 09:13:55 AM »
just my hometown's name spelled forwards and backwards, that's it.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #69 on: August 16, 2012, 09:25:02 AM »
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I am ashamed I did not realise that earlier. Hell, you even got Ryo on your album and I didn't realise that's where the name came from.
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