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April 30, 2004
<b>Curious George: Usernames</b>
This recent derail
got me thinking...what's the story behind your MoFi username? What does it mean? (I know some monkeys have it all explained in their profile...but nobody reads those things)
18 years ago
Mine should be obvious. Except the 8. Which seems to be my number. Born 8/8/80 at 8pm, weighing 8lb 8oz. On 8/8/88 I turned 8.
Well, my first name is Wes and I'm a big James Brown fan, his bandleader/trombonist's name was Fred Wesley. It just sort of became an alias.
f8xmulder: i am not sure what is obvious about the f & x in your name. i always read it as "fakes"mulder... not that that made too much sense. you do indeed have quite a few 8's spinning around. mine comes from an old girlfriend, she thought it was the funniest name in the world and we decided to call our fake kid that. it is just so cute and stupid. and it makes for a great captain in
. Who are his teammates? Naturally there's flopsy, bopsy, hopsy, mopsy and topsy. The girl is long gone, the baby never existed and yet the name persists.
, courtesy of
(known as SHAG) one of my favorite artists.
Mine is my name (obviously), but just so I don't have to leave at that I have a similar story to f8x's except mine isn't quite as cool. I was born on 2/2/76. I turned 22 on 2/2/2 and on 5/22/2 I graduated at the 222nd commencement ceremony for my university. So yeah. I like 2's.
Name of half of my favourite song, by my favourite band (Godspeed You! Black Emperor). In the song, the singer (Efrim) interviews a right-wing gun nut (named Blaise Bailey Finnegan III) about a time he was stopped by the police for a parking ticket. Incidentally, later in the song Blaise recites his own "poem", which is actually the lyrics to an Iron Maiden song. And Blaise Bailey is very close to the old Iron Maiden singer, Blaze Bayley. So there you go.
normally, shotsy, it would be foxmulder, after the x-files character. I just substituted the 8 in the o's place.
rust courtesy of Neil Young. cellar courtesy of a certain well-known scholar of Old English.
Mine is an "asterixization*" of my given African name. (hi everyone, first comment!) * the comic books by goscinny & uderzo which i'm sure most European/non americans are familiar with. For the Americans among us, google asterix.
sciurus is latin for 'squirrel' and i'm one squirrely mofo/mofi.
: cellar door.
I read asterix when i was a kid! I am always suprised to meet people who didn't read that or Tintin. They were both integral parts of my childhood. So I salute you ramix. f8xmulder: gotcha. i guess i'm feeling kinda dense today. well, past few months. years. life.
Mine's a reference to Planet of the Apes (before Tim Burton came along and screwed up the movie).
Misspelling of a David Sylvian song (Darshan).
The one thing I thought about after learning of the simian bent of this place was a march I heard, sang by a beaming father to his two years old, on Thanksgiving parade in NYC, circa 1994. The words? "...and the monkey wrapped his tail around the flagpole.." Ah, good times.
Mine is a combo of a TV show/Web site I worked on called
, and my industry - broadcasting (Zed-caster) althought, as someone pointed out, it could be the name of a new Fender...
Welcome, ramix! Mine is Turkmen for 'obedient servant of the supremely great and wise Turkmenbashi.'
Well, no it's not. But it should be.
Hi, i'm new here, too!
Mine comes from the proto-germanic alliterative verse carved on an old norse drinking horn:
Ek Hlewagastir Holtijar horna tawido!
Which translates to something like, "I, Hlewagast, son of Holt, made the horn."
zedcaster, your link didn't work. Zed as in the Canadian Zed? COOL!
From Red Dwarf: CAT: Hey! You can't have my shiny thing! I found it, it's my shiny thing. RIMMER: What are you dribbling about? CAT: (Pulls out a silver yo-yo) This is my shiny thing, and if you try and take it off me, I may have to eat you. I'm also easily distracted. Ramix, I love Asterix and Tintin! One of my college roommates had a bunch, and I often read them instead of doing homework. A big banana cream pie welcome to the new Monkeys.
hatty, watch this (not this, the
) space for some fun turkmenbashi stuff.
may be a few days, but it's gonna rock your socks all over the block. to the
me? the band suede (or 'the london suede', as believe legal reasons had them called in the US of A) did a song called
killing of a flashboy
. i had love for that song. myself and a boy i was very fond of (who is now my best friend, platonically) had that as a kind of running joke/catchphrase kind of thing. it just left an impression. (five of you are getting the song on a compilation cd soon...) also, it's what i'd call my hypothetical future production company. so hey. i registered the only major domain name going, as a thing for the future, and now. anyway, that's that.
oh if you shake your fake tan thru aerosol land you'll know that you'll suffer for your sex by the caravanettes oh no and that shitter with the pout won't be putting it about no more oh shaking obscene like a killing machine here we go it's the same old show, he's a killer he's a flash boy oh he's a killer he's a flashboy oh oh oh oh oh...
*shrug* I've always had a passion for stabbing ducks...
Usually in the ocular area.
I'm with Kimberly on the 2's. 11/2/76 (1+1, and bicentennial year for the US) at 2:22 in the afternoon. Turned 22 on 11/2/2000. I also usually defecate about twice a day. Same goes for fornication. As to why I chose mexican, there's not really one clear answer. One reason is that I'm living in Japan and Japan has a serious Mexican shortage. I like to spend a little time once in a while educating Japanese people about Mexican culture like frijoles, sombreros, burritos, and the
Mexican National Anthem
. Also, I like words with "x" in them like xylophone, xenophobe, and Guam.
Mine is a reference to a film that I made and shamelessly promote called
Washington Interns Gone Bad
ThreeDayMonk is a literal translation of the Japanese expression 三日坊主 (
). It's a 四字熟語 (
or four-character expression) meaning “one who can stick to nothing”. The idea is of someone who takes up the ascetic lifestyle but gives up after a few days. The expression applies to any situation in which initial enthusiasm wears off to be replaced by indifference. Aren't we all a bit like that sometimes? And yet... I'm still posting.
Maybe my username is a constant prick to my conscience...
I actually recenty recounted this elsewhere, but here goes again... My school's mascot is
Bevo (a longhorn).
A couple months ago, my friend was taking an informal poll about when people thought he would die (he's pretty old), and that got me thinking about what he'd be like as a ghost...(dont' ask--there was a logical thought process that led up to this) Since he seems to be always sedated in public, I figured he'd need to get some of that enery out; plus, he probably wouldn't be too happy about being constantly drugged up:hense, he'd be angry.
Plus, as was pointed out to me, they
one of the earlier Bevos!
Add it all together, and you get BevosAngryGhost! While the current Bevo's not dead yet, I like to think that I'm more the spririt of Bevos past, all the way back to the
Well, I was originally HotMac back when I first got onto IRC and
(yeah, you Ambrosia-freaks, you remember that), and then I started getting into Christianity and hanging around #jesus in EFNet (sad, I know), and then the people in the channel were like, "You shoudn't use that name. People might think you're a porn star or a child molester." Those probably weren't the exact words, but it's been a long time and I was immature at the time anyway. So I chose the name "PorMiDios," from the Spanish for "by my God." I stuck with that for a while, but then I fell out of the whole Christianity thing and decided to change my online name to reflect that. I shortened it to "PMD" and stuck "Boi" on the end in reference to the moniker of "vidboi" bestowed upon the
elite (yeah, you Bungie-freaks, you remember that), and so it is. Of course, the unfortunate part is that the word "boi" now tends to mean "young gay man," and the whole thing's come full circle: the name that I used to get away from one with potentially sexual connotations resulted in a name that makes people think I'm promiscuous. But I'm "PMDBoi" or "pmdboi" in so many places now that it's not worth the trouble to change it all. So there.
My first name. Pronounced as one syllable: Gyaa-n. Does not rhyme with Man, Ran, Tan.
Thanks for all the greetings everyone. oh and i fixed the link to my homepage (thanks anonymous for the tip). Er Mexican i think i've been mispronouncing Guam. Kindly render it phonetically.
I just picked my username because it sounded cool. Say it with me: dirigibleman. Rolls right off the tongue.
Gyan, your name... is it from the same place as mine?)
ramix - sure. It's pronounced
, just like the town where Robin Hood is from.
Hey, ramix -- just checked out your blog -- happy birthday (whenever the actual day is), and I hope your party isn't
dirigibleman, what a great name. every time i see it i think, OH, THE HUMANITY! as for me: well, i'm no dish, i'm more sideways. thus, SideDish. and i have SUCH a virtual crush on mexican. is he the coolest or what?
I go 'round in circles. That is why I'm called Dizzy.
I've used this name online for a solid.... I guess 6 or 7 years now. I originally was nicknamed "Psycho Killer" for a while in high school for my unnatural prediliction for scaring the shit out of a particular trio of freshman - through no actions of my own. They were terrified of me for about 3 weeks before I even found out they existed...and well, when I did... I took gleeful advantage of it. Around the same time, i was in search of a new online handle, and so, Captain Psyko was born.
Mine's boring. My real name is Tracy, and a friend of a friend at university occasionally called me Tracicle. Having never had a nickname before, I particularly liked this one and kept it for myself. (I'm a seven, by the way: born 27/7/76 at around 7am.)
Ramix, yes, it's from Sanskrit.
Way back in de old days when there was not much besides email and webpages where just grey I signed up by a provider, Luna. I phoned them and they asked what username I wanted. I had not put any thought into that so I said mark, being my first name. Unfortinately one of their emplyees was called mark, so that was already taken. So the guy proposed mare, the first two letters of my first and last name. I agreed. Only later I found out that firstname.lastname@example.org was actually a very nice email address. The seas on the moon. I didn't know that in English mare is usually a female horse. But when I found that out the harm was already done. Many people even call me mare in real life.
I worked at an elementary school a few years ago. There was a little girl there who chased boys around the playground chanting "Baby wan' alfalfa! Baby wanna sofa!" Then she'd try to kiss them. Sometimes they obliged.
Blanky is my very first pseudonym. It can be soft or vapid. There are no unusual numerical pairings involved. Wrap you up and smother you with nothing. I am going to sleep now. love, B.
I was filling out the user profile when my Malamute threw up on the carpet.
Why beeswacky? Hive no idea.
Mine is from Chinese astrology.
Hey, beeswacky, I hope you'll be here all week, because I WILL try the veal. My username comes from the movie "Withnail & I."
Surlyboi. The "boi" came from the same place pmdboi's came from. (I was once known as Cannibal Harry among the Bungie faithful. I went by other names in the leadup to Halo, but those will only be known to the entities responsible for the fall of the Core and the rise of Rampancy...) The surly came from my ex. We had endearing pet names for each other, hers was, "bitchmonster" =) Not as surly as I once was and I'm not gay or all that young anymore either, but I'm not changing it. It's on all my stationery.
somthing combustible seemed appropriate. from a shortening of tindersticks. a wonderful underappreciated band.
caution live frogs. it was printed on a bucket. with frogs inside. more details in my user page. just seemed like a perfectly odd thing to have on a bucket, a nice printed tag... sort of like the first time you realize that purina makes trout chow or monkey chow. it sounds both normal (hey, purina calls everything "chow") and abnormal (but... trout? cat or dog i can see... but trout?). so i used it as a name. flashboy liked it, so i kept it. if not for the frogs, next on my list would have been "fornix"...
I use monkity because: 1) I am personally a Monkey in Chinese astrology, 2) because this is monkeyfilter, and 3) because I'm blankityblank in a number of other places and a) wanted to be someone else here or b) wanted a tiny dab of anonymity. You can add these all up or you can argue in the alternative.
I believe everyone should read
Wow, all these explainations are so creative! Mine is pretty boring in comparison. When I was little, my younger sister couldn't pronounce "Christie" so she called me "TT", which has stuck since I was 4 years old, and Noelle is my middle name. I've used this handle exclusively for 8 years, and as it turns out, there is somebody named "TTNoel" on one of the chat programs that has my same first name, is also from my state, and is the same age as me, and got her nickname exactly the same way I did!
As for my username, it's just an idea which has been floating around in my mind for several months, summed up by: chimaera,
1: an organism consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition. 2: a grotesque product of the imagination. 3: an imaginary monster made up of grotesquely disparate parts.
bratcat....a bit a of a brat and a bit aloof like a cat, pretty much how i am
I'm jb because the metaphilter program wouldn't accept just "j". Already it's such a hassle to type. Also - mexican, since when is Robin Hood from Essex? I thought he was from Nottingham. Or at least like to hang 'round there. I have a friend from Nottingham - he is so tired of everyone asking him about Robin Hood.
Name Burt Sikh.
You might think my username is dirty, but it's not. It's an old nickname that goes back to ninth grade or so. I was skinny and had bony knuckles; one day I punched a friend in the arm, and out of irritation borne from the pain he started calling me "The Bone." The name stuck, and to this day all of my oldest friends in CA call me by that moniker. It hasn't caught on among my FL peeps yet, though. I've been using it as my handle for as long as I've been on the IntraWeb.
My MoFi name came about because of an email address at an old job. There was already an rreed at the company, so they put in the "x" as a placeholder. It stuck. Plus, I had must have had caps-lock on when joining.
I figure mine should be pretty obvious. It's Anonymous backwards, which I started using when I needed a name but didn't want to think too hard and wanted to be a little more original then just plain Anonymous.
Gyan, u (i) learn something new everyday...!! Besides being a sanskrit word its also a fante word (a west african language)meaning leave it alone. (pronounced djan) Thanks languagehat...its not for a couple weeks yet but the planning is something else! Mexican, thanks for the correction. I'd always suspected i was saying it wrong! :-)
Pez is candy goodness, though I only come in the one flavor, unfortunately.
because he is ten times cooler than me. And I am a true mexican, damnit! My last name is Tamez. One day I decided to change my childish ICQ nickname since I was contantly being harrased online by high school girls who thought my old nick was lovable (which is, therefore, unspeakable). I had none of inspiration so I just inverted my last name.
Besides, I love to go out to the streets naked and shout... ZEEE
MAT! zeeemat! zemaaAAt!
! ZEEEEEE... ...and so forth.
So much to say: so little time...
not my site,
but the name could be explained.
talks about the second possible explanation. Or maybe it's from
(you have to search a little bit..) To see it, look
The George pub there has the smallest window in England. True, if not amazing.
dhruva is the sanskrit name for the Pole Star. there's also a
in indian mythology. I chose it semi ironically because i believe that change is inevitable, whereas dhruva is more or less an icon of permanence
Looong time ago, I was an avid fan of David Eddings. In his first and second series (Belgariad and Mallorean), there was a female character with the name Ce'Nedra. ...
I'm not exactly sure how I came about this nick, it was more than fifteen years ago. But it sorta got buried for a while, and I started using it again recently. I used to like Maenad and Klytemnestra (bloodthirsty female theme).
One day I decided to change my childish ICQ nickname since I was contantly being harrased online by high school girls who thought my old nick was lovable (which is, therefore, unspeakable).
I really want to know Zemat's old nickname now. Oh, and mine is just my initials. Its from playing arcade machines in my youth - they only accept three letters, the lousy bastards. Having two middle names meant I had to drop one of them, and I didn't fancy being called dog...
I nicked my name from the game Skies Of Arcadia (oh Dreamcast, we barely knew thee) whose lead character was Vyse. Been using it for a long time now!
I nicked my name from the game Skies Of Arcadia
I loved that game.
Dammit, I thought everyone else was using their full names, so I did the same.
(Yes, I am Vulcan.)
After reading MeFi for near to ever I decided if I ever got into their pearly gates I wanted a name that could also substitute for an insult. Things began to devolve over there and I stopped thinking about it. However I've always been a big fan of the old school women of SNL, so when MoFi popped onto my radar screen I decided to take IgnorantSlut from the old SNL line: "Jane, you ignorant slut". It works.
I want to provide firearms to inner-city children.
I'm an apocalyptic, evangelical minister living in Compton. OK, Actually, I saw it in a Sandman comic book when I was 15 and used it as my user name on a BBS. It's stuck ever since.
Truncated version of Uncle Fester, a nickname I received in college from my fraternity brothers due to an incident that befell me, the eventual result (inevitable result, really, upon reflection) of a synergetic combination of the two most dangerous substances known to man: liquor and boredom.
dickdotcom was a nickname given to me by some good friends when their old nickname stopped being appropriate ... I used to be a journalist then I became a new media producer ... ramix: welcome - and yes! Asterix and Tintin are brilliant - perfect bedtime reading when I should be reading something more improving - I can read Tintin over and over again
Wedge was the handle I chose for my first online experience... an old dialup BBS*. I was maybe 12 years old at the time. I was a huge Star Wars fan (still am, I guess) and
was one of my favorite characters. And, since the only people that were online in those days were geeky pasty guys, there was usually a good chance that someone would have already taken the more obvious handles... like Chewbacca, DarthVader, Obi-Wan, etc. So I figured that I'd be safer with "Wedge" since he's a relatively minor character. And, everytime I've registered for something or other since then, I use "Wedge" because... well... I've always been, uhh... Wedge.
*BBS? In the days of Gopher, Telnet, and Fido, -- way before the WWW came into existance -- most elite hackers (like armaghetto) would chat, hang out, and post messages online at a BBS, or electronic Bulletin Board System. This is where concepts like cyberculture, trolls/flaming/netiquette, smilies, and ascii art all originated from. Not much different than the monkeyfilter experience, except we didn't have lavender or hyperlinks. And I remember waiting like 45 minutes to download a GIF of, say, Christie Brinkley in a swimming suit. YOU DAMN KIDS!!!
college applications, biology wannabe, my first name was Olga. So I wrote up a lab report on my life. The biology-olganism bit still holds, whereas my original BBS name sounds too much like the fourteen-year-old I was, so I nixed that option.
wait wait wait... what am i missing, to my fellow 76'ers... we turned 22 in 98!! Planetfour? My first name is Marsden, but I usually go by Mars.
Mickey was the name of my first dog. A lovable adorable faithful friend for most of my childhood.
I am EarWax, because I am bitter, but cats like me.
Cats like earwax, or Earwax?
BlueHorse from a poem by the same name--not my favorite poem, but an ok one. I just liked the combination. I'm bi-polar depressive. And I'm horse-crazy.
This is pretty much explained in my profile, but as
says, no one reads those things. On the day I signed up for MoFi I had called someone an onanist and it made me giggle, so I decided that would be my username. After a couple of days I didn't like it that much anymore. I can now think of dozens of names I would rather have. If I ever pull a
you can rest assured that I won't be coming back as The Onanist 2.
Mine's from one of the
of The Simpsons. I don't actually think I am nature's greatest miracle, though I am kinda neat.
at one of
Mine's in my profile too, but this here's the skinny (I don't know how I never found this thread): Sort of a double-meaning joke, actually. First it refers to my level of tech savviness (better than average, but hell and gone from being Hackzilla or an admin -- I'm currently studying computer science). Second is my life as a new husband and a look at my increasingly domesticated existence (just bought a house, we're closing at the end of the month).
My name is Alicia (sometimes shortened to Ali) and I'm from California, so...
Mine is my name. So there.
My name is what happens when you're signing up without an idea for a username whilest listening to iTunes on random and an old Sundays song comes on and you think, incorrectly, that HEY that lyric would be a clever username and so you type it in and regret it instantly.
certainsome1: Gee, I've always liked your name. It has a certainsomething.
Sorry for the long story. In college, I had a large group of friends and one of them, Wayne, had a dog named Kim. My name is also Kim. Once Wayne was telling some of our mutual friends that he had taken Kim out to a farm, and that she had a wonderful time. She chased chickens, barked at cows, and rolled in manure. Then she ran into the middle of a field and took a satisfying dump. In the middle of this story (for which I was not present) another of our friends joined the group. All he heard was that Kim had taken a big dump in a field, and was rather flabbergasted. He started asking questions... was she drunk? was she stoned? It took a few minutes before everyone realized that he thought Wayne was talking about me and not the dog. Hilarity ensued. So Wayne started calling his dog Kimdog for clarity. Then my best friend started dating Wayne, and spent much time with him and his dog. Soon after, at a large party she slipped and called me Kimdog, and the nick stuck.
Never take the lift to the top, certainsome1.
kimdog, that's the darnedest tale I ever heard. Would have given alot to have seen your friend's face when he heard Wayne talking about that dump in the field.
Mine would have been zim
In the cyrillic encoding I had my browser in, that
BlueHorse, gawsh thanks, I like yours too surlyboi, you're too twisted by half
Jernie was -a long time ago- a name suggested by some free-mail program, as the more conventional combination of firstname-lastname addresses were taken. Never occurred to me it might be misleading, until more and more men turned out to be a bit disappointed to find out I wasn't a cute little girl, but a rather tall, bald guy of ambiguous age. Ah well. I still enjoy the illusion men on the internet are really nice.
Wow, between this and
the thread with people's photos
, I'm learning a lot more about my fellow monkeys. Ramix: You're correct that too many Americans don't know Asterix and Tintin--at least, three-quarters of the people I've ever asked don't. But thankfully, our dad--who also introduced us to the
immortal Carl Barks
--picked up a couple Asterix books on a trip, and the rest is history. As for Tintin, Certainsome: I agree with Blue, your name has a
, but that's where the story ends. (-; LandofGreen: WooHoo!
Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. Zemat: I think your name is more fun to cry out than
And Alnedra, fewer people seem to get Klytemnestra references than Asterix references on this side of the pond, which is why it always took some explaining our cat's name. Actually, her 'common' name was "Mittens" which even at age 4, I protested vehemently, stating (rather lucidly I thought for a four-year-old) that once she got older, she wouldn't like being called "Mittens" any more. Then, when my one brother and I learned about
T.S. Eliot's theory of naming cats
, we decided her fancy name
to be Klytemnestra (big mythology geeks were we). As it happened, Mittens lived to be 21 years old, and suitably assumed the regal name of Klytemnestra. But I digress (as if that's a surprise), I haven't mentioned the origins of my username. My given name is Bjorn, which means 'Bear' and/or 'Strong' and I'm a guy, ergo, BearGuy. There are some other BearGuys prowling on the Internet, but don't be fooled by imitations!
Mine is a reference to my 2 vespas that always seem to be broken down. Hopefully, I'll get one running this week. Them=n I'll be partiallybrokevespa
Its blog-Rot, not blo-grot, cuz that flashbacks me to a stint at SingSing and a 'guy' named Grot.
Or the fact that I do not add much enlightenment to those that... err.... [insert witty remark here] Yeah....
I came up with mine almost at random one day when I was hurrying to register at MeFi before the day's quota filled up. I've come to like it quite a lot and now it's my Internet name. Everyone assumes it has something to do with my colouring (red hair and glow-in-the-dark white skin) but no.
It wouldnt just take 'l', there is another 'liam' that hangs around that other site. My middle and last name are the same as my fathers, who is an artist and very particular about his signatures and initials, and I have more of an attatchment to my initials than my other names, which are cumbersome. I have had quite a few stupid names over my term on the internet, and anything "zany" or clever starts to piss me off pretty quick. I never really had a nickname, other than "lee lee the friendly goat" (dont ask), and that one didnt cross my mind when i signed up. I figure at least my name can be brief, even if i cant.
My username story is pretty dull, but I figured I would post it here since this thread has come alive again and I didn't post last time. I went to Germany for a year as a foreign exchange student. When I came back I was all about german stuff and liked inserting german words in things. When it came to creating an email acct. for some reason I decided to use the german word for "ingenious" mostly because I liked how it sounded. Thus,
no not genital!
Continuing resurrection: These stories intrigue me. Probably because I don't have a good one. I cycle through names lately, more for a mental fresh start than anything else. Can't seem to settle on one thing I really like. So this was made up on the spot: On the online game
Kingdom of Loathing
, which messes around with words constantly, there is a werewolf-like enemy called a Warwelf. The description runs "You are attacked by a Warwelf. A Werwulf. A Worwilf..." That schtick happened to be running through my head on the day I signed up, and it seemed like as good a name as any. "Warwelf" breaks down to "war" and "elf," two words I didn't particularly want in my SN, so I botched it into this. I regret it already, but it's not a big deal, and I can't think of anything more clever.
i just like to eat umeboshi and no one else had the name. they're cute, round, sour and salty. kind of like me minus the round part. i'm more pocky-like. (i'm usually an 8...8rain, pixie8...but i started to see 8's around a little bit more lately. i am also an 8/8, but 1974..and i am pretty sure i wasn't an 8 lb baby.)
Song. Pretentious. Huzzah.
Yeah, Ume's certainly sour and salty. And she will squash you like a grape if you get in her way. That's one of the reasons we're such good friends. =)
I still keep a few hives of bees. And the rest is self-explanatory, I fear.
Wow, what a cool thread that I never saw! I have the most boring username on MoFi, I think. It's just that everywhere I sign up, I can never get my real name. Whenever I've signed up for email or any kind of site registration, so damned many people use some variation of Lara. (Those damned Tomb Raider geeks!) I always try just Lara first, because it's never available. And here on MoFi, it was. I guess that's how I knew I belonged here. There was no Lara, so I figured you guys needed one.
bees, is the honey good?
I just figured, hey, if those stupid fucks at Langley give me, their top eastern European operative, the pathetic code name "RalphTheDog", I may as well use it here, too.
Fairly tasty most years,
, though had a nasty experience with %*$!@ing mites 2-3 years ago, and am watching like a hawk lest the problem recur. We have fruit trees, wild woods nearby with various wild trees, plantings of sunflowers, hedge roses, bee balm, and clover plus wild flowers, so there's adequate forage. Added a few more hives this year, too.
despite what you may imagine, my hair has never crashed a plane...
My reason for being thusly named came from something I saw out walking. When I arrived in San Francisco in 1995, I lived near the Mission. I was passing thru one day when I saw a billboard for California Cheese in Spanish. It's the Cheese translates to, you guessed it, es el Queso! That made me giggle then, and still does now for some reason. Also, it was exactly 10 characters, the limit on AOL screen names at the time (yeah, whatever, I know). To top it all off, I was a huge fan of Robert Cormier's books when I was younger, especially
I am the Cheese
. You may remember him more for
The Chocolate War
, tho. Even had it as the license plate on my last car (well, I had L QUESO, some stole SL QUESO before I could get it).
When my Dad worked nights, he would sometimes call home during dinner and say he was the Pudding Moster, and he was on his way over to steal our dessert. Fooled us every time. But pudding isn't as funny as underpants.
pudding isn't funny it's not like underpants I notice on a picnic pudding draws more ants
Whew, Bees. I hope. Hee hee hee, the friendly goat. I lubs it. How many hear just REALLY want to hear that story?
Gosh this was a very informative thread indeedy.
(gomi means trash in Japanese btw. The "child" probably don't need to explain that bit. But I have a fondness for hybrid words. You'll have to get me really drunk to hear why the "gomi" part...)
My username come from a Tom Waits song. A couple monkeys have already figured that out, but I just discovered this thread, and decided that I should explain it somewhere.
Would offer you a soothing glass of cockpunch,
, but a theory has recently surfaced to the effect monkeys too often refer to ancient and outdated jokes, thus making monkey-lurkers shy and newcomers lurk instead of joining what may seem to be a closed group of fools uttering incomprehensible and/or sobering noises. ... as if monkeys ever close our damn mouths ... Wot?!! No, wait!!! NO MORE COCKPUNCH?!? EVER????
My name is Layne, and I like Bob "Lay, Lady, Lay" Dylan. Unfortunately, I forgot a comma when I registered my name, and now people think I'm married to a Lord or Viscount or something.
Heh, every time I read your name I have to remind myself you aren't married to a Viscount.
OOOO which Viscount are you married to layne, lady layne? bees... dammit can't even get a drink in this place anymore...
YOU'RE MARRIED TO VISCOUNT ARGH??? I hear he's a bit of a bastard...
All I meant was there's occasionally some gender confusion... aw, fergitit, if I wanted to be mocked, I'd go to the 'fIRC... [Checks, realizes I'm already logged in to that pit of humpery, innuendoery, and punnery] NOOOOO! (And by that, I mean, YAYYYY!!!)
hey, you should be glad no one is buggering yr corpse!
For me, the image I get from "layne, lady layne" is a large, loud, not-very-convincing transvestite. With a great laugh.
Could have sworn I explained my username in another thread, but long story short, I picked it after Captain Louis Renault, from
. Everybody focuses on Rick, but I've always found Renault to be the far more interesting character. And we occupy similar places in our respective circles, I've found. However, that doesn't mean I don't now loathe my username with a passion. Other names I've considered, but much too late: 1. The Mighty Awl 2. Six Performing Seals 3. (and I can't
no-one's snagged this yet -- ) The Naked Ape. But it's all too late now. Go ahead. Use 'em. I won't hold it against you. Greatly.
"Immaculate Barraccuda" though, is mine. Touch it, and I'll kill ya.
It would have to be Viscount Layne (Like Alfred, Lord Tennyson).
But I don't want a naked ape held against me...
We are all born naked apes, Ralph. We are all born naked apes.
is Ralph trying to say he's a furry?
With all due respect to Desmond Morris, there is a difference in species, genus, family, order, and class between humans and apes. I do not want an ape, of any furriness, held against me. Just Lara and Medusa.