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Where did your alias come from?
« on: August 17, 2003, 03:35:09 am »
I was just wondering where people have come up the the alias they are using.

Mine?  It is not from Mork and Mindy.  It is in fact from the movie The World's Greatest Athlete with Tim Conway.  I thought that movie was cool as hell when I was a kid.  "Not as fast as Nannuu."  And since my wife won't let me name any of the kids, I'll settle using it as my alias.  Yeah I know imdb spells it differently but oh well.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2003, 05:24:11 am »
My first name is Eric.  generic_eric was as clever as I could be when picking a username.  

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2003, 09:43:57 am »
Mine is from the episode of the Simpsons where Jasper is frozen in the Kwik-E-mart.  Apu, always the businessman, puts a sign over him which says, "Behold, Frostillicus".  Heh.  Part of a display of weird and exotic items, like the haunted cash machine ("Dispenses pictures of dead presidents") and the "mystery can of food" whose label disappeared.


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2003, 10:48:29 am »
My name's Arthur Peale.  When I was in high school, my then girlfriend started calling me just Peale.  It stuck, for a while.  When I moved to NY I got a job as a bellhop.  Since the captain called us by name, and there was already another 'Arthur' working there, I opted to have them call me 'Peale.'  And it's stuck ever since.

Of course, this has worked against me in the past.  At my last job as an appointment taker, I used to answer the phone, "Receiving, this is Peale."

That quickly became quite old with these kinda of questions: "What did you say your name was?"  "Excuse me?"  "Hello, Peter, I need to make an appointment."

So, at least at that job, I went back to being Arthur.  Friends still call me 'Peale,' but family calls me 'Arthur Richard.'

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2003, 11:43:12 am »
When I was trying to figure out a name for my domain and website my wife and I went through a thousand different names. The site was to be about our Parrots. Birdtales was a play on stories (tales) about birds. Hence BIRDTALES... Now we only have two African Greys and the website has become just a place to collect arcade pics. :(


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2003, 11:46:26 am »
My name is Alan Skinner. I had multiple nicks on IRC in the past, but when I signed up for AOL in 1996 I was 17 years old. AOL gave me that name (AlanS17) as a suggestion because it was late at night, I was tired, and I didn't care what I used. I just needed to get online. I didn't intend to keep the name. Somehow it stuck and became my primary email address. Since then it's just been easier to use AlanS17 for everything else. All my email address contain AlanS17 and so do my screen names anywhere else.


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2003, 12:19:24 pm »
mmm... Long story, but the gist of if...
My Nick name among friends is "Mas"
Thomas[/u]... Get it?
Since "Mas" is just mexican for "more", I had a hard time using just Mas or masman in my screen names.

So I tried tmasman... I've had this nick for 6 years and take is everywhere.
(Even my web site, as boring as it is right now.  Until I start restiring my Arcade Machines, then I'll revamp the site & purty it up a bit.)
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2003, 12:45:29 pm »
My screenname was, as these things generally are with me, a product of being awake in the wee hours of the morning. I believe it might have had something to do with the whole antitrust thing, but maybe not (I can't remember when I first used this name). It is somewhat of a cross between Bill Gates and The Gates of Hell.

Sidenote: Sleep deprivation also generated the name of my website, 1337 Ghetto.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2003, 12:54:24 pm »
Mine came from an episode of the Canadian show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes".  They had a segment called "Talking To Americans" where they asked americans pretty simple questions about Canada, and see the responses.

This particular episode, this question was posed: "Canada is building a bridge from Alberta to Prince Edward Island.  Which name for the bridge is better:  Transcanada Bridge, or the Odonadon?"  Now, the distance from Alberta to Prince Edward Island Is about the same distance from California to Long Island.  But, people chose "Odonadon" as the better name :)

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2003, 01:42:26 pm »
I recycled my handle from my main site http://www.randomdrivel.com ... like others it was an arbitrary choice that stuck. The longer/detailed answer is on the randomdrivel faq

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Q:  WTF is a "rampy"?

A: Uh... yeah. Well it's my handle for the site. The origins of rampy go back to my college days... To make a long boring story short: Rampy is an adjective that is what it sounds like. Usage: "ooooooh our sink is rampy someone should do dishes this month"
So, it's basically a nonsense word based on context that I've adopted as a unique handle. *shrug* Well, you asked, didn't you?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2003, 06:34:03 pm »
My name dates back to when I was picking an email address and I had recently got in a hit and run (with a parked car) when doing mischeivious (sp?) things to a kid I didn't like yard. So I picked crash and my initials....Crashdmj
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2003, 07:21:30 pm »
Mine came from mother nature.  By viewing many chatrooms and message boards on the internet, I have concluded that animals have learned to use computers and are now active participants on the internet.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2003, 08:11:47 pm »
nickname from high school...
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2003, 08:15:11 pm »
My Bike....
a specialized rockhopper
need I say more?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2003, 08:52:01 pm »
Mine came from a now defunct comic strip Space Moose, which a guy at my university produced.  The strip managed to offend pretty much everyone and nothing was sacred.  I loved it.  The original site is now down but most of it is mirrored here:
http://kirkjerk.com/spacemoose/


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2003, 09:17:49 pm »
My real name is Earving Stevenson.  I was once a mild mannered reporter for a major metorpolitian newspaper until I accidentally knocked into a vat of radioactive welding plasma.  Soon I discovered my amazing powers and was dubbed the moniquer Howard_Casto_Man!  I fight for truth, justice, and the democratic way!


But that was hard to fit on my checks so I shortened it to Howard_Casto.  :D

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2003, 09:41:55 pm »
(Ok, pop the popcorn, here's the long story)

Sort of a mix or High School and College.

My name is David Hawkins.  The guys in school use to call me Hawk.  I went through the phase that I only wore black, so they started calling me Black Hawk.  While in college, I thought I'd start playing a little of the CyberPunk stuff.  A guy in the group already had BlackHawk as his charecter and another had NightRaven, so I took the 2 and made NightHawk.

Alot of the web sites and email systems already have someone using the NightHawk (or any form with the current dates) alias, so I thought by the year 2099, I wouldn't be around to really care, so I threw the 2099 on the end (also love the Marvel 2099 comic series and thought it would be cool) so now I go by NightHawk2099.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2003, 10:13:41 pm »
I was trying to come up with a name to sign up for the "Worms" forum back when I used to play Worms on line all the time. I thought of my star sign ( even though I think astrology is a pile of poo ) Sagittarius. I didn't want to use my star sign and as Apollo is the Greek god of archery I went for that and it stuck with me.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2003, 11:19:12 pm »
I was using Joe Blade back when I was at uni, as my alias on the VAX machines.

I suspect I had just got Joe Blade for the amiga, and thought it sounded like a cool name - albeit I didn't get into the game too much.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2003, 12:26:14 am »
Back when I was in High School and snowboarding made me twice as cool as I already was all of my friends and I had nicknames...kind of snowboarding names, that caught on in place of our real names.  Nobody got to choose their own name so I'm not entirely sure where shmokes came from.  

It's funny, every now and then I run into someone from high school that I haven't seen in five years or so and they're like, "Hey Shmokes, what's up?"  I guess with some people it really stuck.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2003, 01:18:48 am »
Real-life nickname that I ported over to the internet.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2003, 01:58:44 am »






pretty mundane explanation
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2003, 03:39:01 am »
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Used to play metal gear all the time before and figured "SNAAAKE" would be a cool SN...hehe ;D.









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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2003, 03:39:48 am »
My Bike....
a specialized rockhopper
need I say more?

Mine also comes from my bike, I used it on several bike boards and it has now stuck as I find no one else has it when I need to sign up for sites/boards.


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2003, 04:05:16 am »
"Zapper" is faster to type than my old name "mckechnossomy". You might think it comes from Tempest Superzapper but it's really from the Nintendo Zapper gun (Super mario/Duck Hunt) ;D
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2003, 04:48:41 am »
Factors:
  • For e-mail at my university, all undergrade email alias had to start with a "u", but ATT we got to come up with the rest (as long as it wasn't vulgar or already taken).
  • My initials are REBM, but I didn't want "BM" in my email name.  
  • I used "REM" and "REB" as my arcade high score tags, but wasn't the biggest REM fan (nothing against them, just not my style ATT).  
  • A starwars fan (empire stikes back is the best, BTW), I remebered the imperial guard saying "You rebel scum." (Return of the Jedi, to Han being caught mining the power generator the first time)
  • I thought it would be cool for other people to address me as the rebel I was ... not ::).
  • A little bit of a commedore64 programmer, I wanted "ureb(++L)" to be my university email name.  Of course that wasn't valid, so I asked for "uRebL", wanting it to be pronounced "you-reb-EL", emph on the "EL". (sort of like normal "evil" vs Dr. Evil's "e-VEL")
Needless to say, nobody understood WTF the email name was getting at, and telling someone my email verbally did not go very well at all.  Some instances are very funny (now) though. :D

So when I got my current email, I shifted to the simpler "urebel".  Which, alas, is a fairly common name.  So on forums, I complete the line.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2003, 10:10:10 am »
I like macs, I like using 3d software. simple ;D

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2003, 11:44:50 am »
helios is the Greek god of the sun. I don't know how or why it stuck, but it did. Now I use it in everything.

(helios was also the evil/good AI in Deus Ex, an awesome game btw)

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2003, 12:48:36 pm »
Ok, I be the dorkiest one :)  Poonga comes from a sesame street episode.  poonga@aol existed so I put the Sir in front.

Though now I can say my name is from sunglasses :)

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2003, 12:56:45 pm »
Years ago we had an accountant at the shop I work for who was from South Africa. His favorite expression was "Iziku Mali" which means "No Money" (as in "ain't got any") in one of the languages down there (Zulu I think). I thought it was kinda cool and when I got on IRC in the early/mid 90's I used _Iziku_Mali- as my nick. It got shortened to _Iz- when my regular irc server restricted nicks to a max of 8 chars.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2003, 01:06:00 pm »
My other hobby is classic cars.

I drive a 67 Dodge Dart, the Artful Dodger is a quick pickpocket in the Oliver Twist story.

In a dyslexic sort of way, Dartful Dodger makes sense to me.


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2003, 03:08:07 pm »
Raleigh - Raleigh Theodore Sakers

On Sublime's album "Robbin' The Hood" there are three tracks of this guy Raleigh just rambling on about crazy things.  It is hilarious, well at least when you are drunk it is funny as heck.  There is actually a bootleg CD of a full 30 minutes of his ramblings which my picture on the left is the cover of.  The quote I use "You guys don't know what love is." is about the only line I can quote without censoring every other word.  They used to have the full 30 minute mp3 on Skunk Records(Sublimes record label) website but I think that they have since taken it down.

I only use that name here, I usually use some combination of my name and some numbers.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2003, 05:20:46 pm »
I actually have 2, but this one was given to me when I started playing Diablo 2 and would rush head long into combat without any regard for my life or xp......(you have to be a battle.net player to understand)  ;D

I was told its Latin for "Causer of fields of blood" or something similar

My other nickname is Philth....obviously, by seeing this one, my name is Phil. My friends gave me this nick in high school when I once spent 10 minutes ranting on some random topic that annoyed me at the time.....ending with someone stating that I "spew Filth from my mouth when I rant" and the rest is history....
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2003, 05:37:56 pm »
My last name is "Szymczak", but my friend used to joke and call me "shitsmack", somewhere along the line is got cut to "smack".


Here we are 17 years later and it's still here... ;D


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2003, 07:05:00 pm »
Back in the early days of MUDs, I was trying to come up with a unique name.  I picked Luxury, which is short for Raymond "Luxury" Yacht.  That is how it is spelled but is actually pronounced "ThroatWobbler Mangrove".  
(Monty Python humor)

I've been using it for 9 years now, and have never had a problem with anybody else using it until this last year where more and more people are using it on boards (damn them!)
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2003, 10:37:26 pm »
One of my favorite games "Lunar"

And... 2 other words that start with L XD

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2003, 01:09:18 am »
No brainer here.   Added the A to differ from the Bob already here.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2003, 01:18:03 am »
My name was shortened from Craig Brown to C Brown.  Then someone thought it would be funny to chuck in a "d" somewhere and turn it into CD Brown which sounds like seedy brown.  Probably came from being drunk one night during uni and doing something "seedy".  Stuck ever since (well for the past 8 years at least).

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2003, 01:55:34 am »
All through elementary and middle school I wore hooded sweatshirts, basically all the time.  (Pissed lots of my teachers off, too)  It would be the same hooded sweatshirt on me all day every day for a year, till I would get a new one.  The sweatshirts I buy no longer have hoods, but they're still quite special to me.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2003, 08:18:17 am »
No brainer here.   Added the A to differ from the Bob already here.

BobA

oh... I mentally pronounce your name as boba like boba fett instead of as Bob ... A

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2003, 12:12:51 pm »

Q:  WTF is a "rampy"?

in the simpsons episode where ms. krabbable was nominated for teacher of the year, one catagory was most handicapped accesible school, and homer said "who's gonna get the rampy?"
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2003, 01:29:12 pm »
Quote

in the simpsons episode where ms. krabbable was nominated for teacher of the year, one catagory was most handicapped accesible school, and homer said "who's gonna get the rampy?"

ROFL! That always cracks me up
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2003, 03:32:28 pm »
On this board and several others, I have been using ErikRuud which is my real name, but I used to use "Ekker" a lot.  That was how my sister used to say my name when she was about three.

I wonder how many people have figured out my avatar yet?
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2003, 07:31:56 pm »
Mine's from two places. Tailgunner was one of Cinematronic's early vector games, and it was my grandfather's job discription during his stint in the Air Force in WWII.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2003, 10:23:38 am »
TG, I had that one figured out (at least the first part). It was one of my favorites as well.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2003, 03:05:43 pm »
I wonder how many people have figured out my avatar yet?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2003, 03:29:10 pm »
No, It's not a leprechaun, but I'm surprised that something like that wasn't in the movie.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2003, 04:18:05 pm »
Check out my site: http://www.said7.com
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2003, 11:06:46 pm »
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2003, 12:29:28 am »
No brainer here.   Added the A to differ from the Bob already here.

BobA

oh... I mentally pronounce your name as boba like boba fett instead of as Bob ... A

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2003, 03:08:45 pm »
Cyberpunk is an "old-school" term used to describe what is commonly known today as a hacker, but without the malicious intent.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2003, 03:34:29 pm »
CyberPunk is also the term used to classify the SciFi books by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and some others.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2003, 03:46:02 pm »
CyberPunk is also the term used to classify the SciFi books by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and some others.

i knew i'd heard it before somewhere...
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« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2003, 04:06:58 pm »
It was and still is a very cool Role Playing Game (much like D&D).

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2003, 04:32:28 pm »
No brainer here.   Added the A to differ from the Bob already here.

BobA

oh... I mentally pronounce your name as boba like boba fett instead of as Bob ... A

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ditto


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2003, 04:33:29 pm »
My Bike....
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need I say more?

A friend of mine at Texas A&M had that exact same bike, except he hand-polished the thing down to the bare aluminum so it would shine.


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« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2003, 07:12:30 pm »
yeah? well actually my bike has a few stone chips around the place so.....no!.....must......concentrate on......building cocktail cabinet

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2003, 07:50:27 pm »
got it from the simpsons where marge gets the Canyonaro and bart puts on the chicken and dances around he says i am "Baron Von Chickenpants" I use that on alot of boards but it was to long for here so "chichenpants"


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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2003, 11:52:50 pm »
Everquest characters...

I was into ska... and created a bard

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Then I created a necromancer

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2003, 10:03:59 am »
I sed to work with a guy whose last name was Wilczek, which is supposedly Polish for Little Wolf.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2003, 02:18:30 am »
My last name is Knotts and my friends think I am nuts.  So Knuttz is my nic.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2003, 11:25:24 am »
Wizards - the film by Ralph Bakshi?

On this board and several others, I have been using ErikRuud which is my real name, but I used to use "Ekker" a lot.  That was how my sister used to say my name when she was about three.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2003, 09:25:00 am »
I hate telling this story, because "nips" is also my nickname in real life, and I'm actually introduced to most people as nips through my friends (in which case, I'm then obligated to tell this stupid story)

I had a best friend in High School named Mike Krilivsky.  I guess people thought it was supposed to be pronounced Kir-lip-ski so they called him Nips (which kinda rhymes)..  So I always called him Nips.  When I started hanging around all of his friends from his old town (which are all my friends now), they had no idea why I was calling him Nips, but that's how they remebered me, so it stuck to me instead.

Now, EVERYONE (girlfriends, girlfriend's PARENTS, some family, MOST friends, etc) call me nips.  Hell I'm even "Nips" to my best friend's 2 year old.. (hehe he tries so hard "NITS!! NITS!!!!!!!!!" hehe

Consider yourselves priveledged cause I HATE telling that story (would be a LOT more interesting if I had like a 3rd nipple or something).

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2003, 12:38:36 pm »
Saint,

Yes, Wizards! You are on the right track!!!

And the characters name was??

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2003, 03:52:39 pm »
*flex*

I'd recognize Ralph's work anywhere I think. I can't recall the character's name and I loaned out my copy of Wizards... Do you know how hard it is to find out anything about Wizards on the web?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2003, 07:43:19 pm »
I hate telling this story, because "nips" is also my nickname in real life, and I'm actually introduced to most people as nips through my friends (in which case, I'm then obligated to tell this stupid story)

I had a best friend in High School named Mike Krilivsky.  I guess people thought it was supposed to be pronounced Kir-lip-ski so they called him Nips (which kinda rhymes)..  So I always called him Nips.  When I started hanging around all of his friends from his old town (which are all my friends now), they had no idea why I was calling him Nips, but that's how they remebered me, so it stuck to me instead.

Now, EVERYONE (girlfriends, girlfriend's PARENTS, some family, MOST friends, etc) call me nips.  Hell I'm even "Nips" to my best friend's 2 year old.. (hehe he tries so hard "NITS!! NITS!!!!!!!!!" hehe

Consider yourselves priveledged cause I HATE telling that story (would be a LOT more interesting if I had like a 3rd nipple or something).

--NipsMG  ;D

I was thinking something more along the line of the Seinfeld episode with Elaine's christmas card incident...

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2003, 09:39:39 am »
Saint,

The characters name was ........ Avatar ! ;D

It's not that hard to find on the internet, although I have not found a true fan site yet.

The Internet Movie Database entry

Animation Cells from Wizards

Petition for a DVD release

More Cells and drawings

A Review of the movie

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #67 on: August 26, 2003, 01:11:01 pm »
I guess I don't really need an explanation on mine...next time you're playing any classic game, just look up and I'll be there!  ;D

Actually, I had a character named One-Up in a comic book I was writing after high school (like most things I did back then, it was never finished).  The character was a cyberspace hacker, who "got his name from an ancient video game reference."  I was RMFX (RM are my initials, FX is what I do for a living) on the old message board, so when the new board started up, and I had to create an actual login, I took it as a chance to update my alias.

1UP is an obvious game reference, is even easier to type than RMFX, and comes up pretty much first in the member list!  Also, it fits perfectly with my competitive nature, you know, my drive to "one up" everyone else...  ;)  I've yet to see anyone use it, so...1UP.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2003, 04:16:08 pm »
Cyberpunk is an "old-school" term used to describe what is commonly known today as a hacker, but without the malicious intent.

I used to play an RPG called Cyberpunk....very cool Blade Runnerish type of game..
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2003, 02:06:29 pm »
My name is Jake.  Jakobud was some childhood nickname. Not sure from where exactly.  Now I use it on all forums/boards and when playing online games.
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« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2003, 05:00:09 am »
NAH - not a hoser
After my friends and I watched Strange Brew, instead of just quoting the movie for the rest of the day, or even the rest of the week, it just became part of our vocabulary. (I have a border collie that you can tell to 'take off' and she'll leave you alone) I just put it down as my screen name to clear things up.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2003, 05:51:00 am »
me, eitt???

i really forget it, maybe mistype

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« Reply #72 on: September 01, 2003, 02:40:15 pm »
Len Dykstra from the Phillies was always called "Nails", as in he's tough as nails....

When I first started playing LAN games, it just wasn't cool to use your own name in Doom, so I thought Nails with a "z" sounded ok, and I couldn't think of anything better and it stuck.  Have had that name for the last 9 years.

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« Reply #73 on: September 01, 2003, 08:04:14 pm »
Star Wars. Still my favorite after all this time. IG-88 was an Assassin / combat droid hired by the Empire along with a few other bounty hunters to track down the Millennium Falcon.
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« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2003, 04:48:53 pm »
HeadRusch...My  last name is Rusch...you know, sounds like "RUSH"......and yeah I've done alot of Whippets in my day so.....it seemed a natural fit.

I've used alot of Handles (ugh, thats what we called em back in our Commodore 64 BBS days kiddies!!!) over the years but when I hit the internet, HeadRusch stuck.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2003, 10:09:13 pm »
Well being in the audio / video editing field we use video tape. When a machines tape guides are out of alignment the tape will ride over the guide too high or too low causing the outer edge of the tape to have a slight bend to it. This will cause mistracking / audio mutes so when we fault a tape with this problem we say the tape has "Edgedamage"
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« Reply #76 on: September 20, 2003, 08:45:12 pm »
I like Beer, and sometimes lots of it simple as that, i have used the alias since around 1998 for my email, irc , and quake 1/2/3

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« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2003, 05:24:18 pm »
In high school I was one of those crazy longhaired stoners that played in a band.  I dyed my hair blonde right after the album No rest for the Wicked came out, and since my middle name is Zack, it was pretty easy to shift over to 'Zakk'.  

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2003, 07:11:02 pm »
Well, mine was given to me after beating the snot out another guy in basic training - witnesses said that during the melee I quit speaking English and my fists were just a blur.  So I became known as Taz - drill instructor even took me out to get Taz tattooed on my arm afterward - and this was about 15 years ago (before Taz became a popular tattoo, t-shirt design, knick knacks, etc) Being that I have stained skin with his image - the nick name kind of "stuck" with me. 8)

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2003, 09:50:12 am »
Mine is a combination of my love for early arcade machines and some brutally, scarring abduction experiences...

the probing...

Oh God, the probing...

Ok...better now...  ;D

My avatar is reported to be a real grey...anyway, he was too grey for me...so, I turned him green.  
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2003, 04:09:14 am »
I couldn't think of anything, hence my alias.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2003, 08:33:25 am »
My birth-certificate name is Jared Michael Stookey.  My parents and everyone else always called me Jake, from the day I was born.  The result is the occasional complicated situation, and I blame my parents.  Jared is just some legal thing that I sign on official documents, and something that people who don't care enough to actually know me call me.  

One day, someone who knew me well for for 8 years found out that my name wasn't "Jake".

Ben:  "Your name is Jared?  I though it was Jake."
Jake: "Sort of, actually it's officially Jerry." (I made that part up)
Ben:  "Jerry!?!  Well what's your middle name?"

I tried to think of something that sounded really stupid...  Maybe a girl's name that COULD be construed as a boy's name...  Janis!

Jake: "Janis"
Ben:  "Jerry Janis...  Jerry Janis Stookey...  REALLY?"

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2003, 01:24:32 pm »
I am a dachshund.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2003, 12:05:46 am »
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2003, 01:20:09 pm »
Found my alias the same way Frosty did, The Simpsons:

BURNS: Smithers, I've designed a new plane. I call it the Spruce Moose, and itwill carry 200 passengers from New York's Idlewilde Airport to the BelgianCongo in 17 minutes!
SMITHERS: That's quite a nice model, sir.
BURNS: Model?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2003, 05:18:28 pm »
My aussie rules (yes - the one where they where stupid looking uniforms and the umpires do funny hand gestures...) team are the Essendon Bombers. Someone called me Bomber in primary school and it stuck.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2003, 09:56:39 pm »
This thread is awesome, what else have I missed not looking at the "everything else" forum?

I took "Greasemonkey" meaning someone who schleps around in engines, and swapped out for Graphics, and with some creative spelling got Grafixmonkey.  Another of those names that came from a need for a screen name right now and I didn't like any of my other ones.

(which included bksmith, my college email, and "nurbsboy2" which is a concoction involving a kind of surface you work with in the higher end 3D packages, nurbs)

I had my MSN name Digital_Creationist, also a spontaneous SN, but thought it was (a) too long,  (b) too religious-sounding,  (c) sounded kind of boisterous.
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2003, 11:39:08 pm »
When I "found" MAME again a short while ago, I was trying all the games again just basking in light the glowing pixels and familiar sounds.  

At the same time I realized I would never be happy again until I had a cabinet of my own I was playing GORF.  

I jumped onto this board and knew I was,
1hookedspacecadet.

Yea, my avatar's a little off, but if GORF did rip space invaders didn't it?

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2003, 12:25:02 am »
I used to travel and play the old PC game Descent competitively. I won tourneys in Chicago and Atlanta under the nick KingNine. I was at a local LAN fest in Hopkins, MN and a guy I knew locked his keys in his car. I was out there with a wire hanger trying to pop the lock when the cops showed up, guns drawn and everything. I was a bit tipsy (the location had a bar) so during interrogation I turned to the guy and said, "DUDE! We're FELONS!"

I went back into the LAN after the brownshirts ripped out my fingernails (okay, not really, but I had to spice up the story a bit) and played under [FELON]KingNine. I started to like FELON better than my original nick, so I played Quake II under just FELON. I got into Unreal Tournament and joined a German clan called Armored Power so I was [AP]Felon. I killed the brackets after I lost interest in UT and now I am APFelon.

Y'know, I used to think that nicks meant something, like a lifelong identifier in cyberland. What a load. Ever since the Apple II BBS days, I have had about a dozen.

Mr. Sharpy (I was 12 and took it from a pencil sharpener)
Ninjasbane (The one I had the longest during my C64 piracy days).
I retired from software piracy and I nym shifted like crazy.
Earthshaker (After a Williams pin)
Justice (because I am lame)
Thought Cop (beause I am REALLY lame)
Agony (Amiga BBS days. I still use AGO when I enter highscore initials. This was because when I worked as an onsite tech at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport, I didn't want my boss to come in and see "JON" (my first name) on all of the machines in the arcade. Haw).
KingNine (Quake/Descent nick)
Felon
APFelon

And I don't even keep the same nick in online games anymore. I just braindrizzle and type something new (Spoogebob Urinepants is a fave, though).

Too much info, I know. But this subject comes up often on other forums, and it's kinda fun to think about it from time to time.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #89 on: October 29, 2003, 12:33:16 am »
well, back in the early 80's i used to call all my friends dirtbags. one thing lead to another and they all turned it around on me and i became dirt. i hated it for the first couple years but then realized that it wasn't going to stop so i embraced the name. i would say half the people i know don't even know my real name!



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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #90 on: October 29, 2003, 01:01:30 am »
When I "found" MAME again a short while ago, I was trying all the games again just basking in light the glowing pixels and familiar sounds.  

At the same time I realized I would never be happy again until I had a cabinet of my own I was playing GORF.  

I jumped onto this board and knew I was,
1hookedspacecadet.

Yea, my avatar's a little off, but if GORF did rip space invaders didn't it?

I think Gorf ripped a lot of games, and turned them all into one cool conglomerate game.  :)
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #91 on: October 29, 2003, 01:02:24 am »
well, back in the early 80's i used to call all my friends dirtbags. one thing lead to another and they all turned it around on me and i became dirt. i hated it for the first couple years but then realized that it wasn't going to stop so i embraced the name. i would say half the people i know don't even know my real name!



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I know somebody who everybody used to call Dirt!  You aren't from Illinois, are you?
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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #92 on: November 01, 2003, 03:04:16 pm »
Anthony Mason shaved "B-D-BING" into his hair during the NBA Finals when the Rockets played the Knicks.

I use "Bada-Bing!" on some boards to match my Sopranos T-shirt, but I don't watch Sopranos, no HBO.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #93 on: November 01, 2003, 06:54:46 pm »
When I first got online back in 96 I tried to think of a good online handle.  Well first thing I thought was Flynn.  But of course it had been taken.  So then I picked one of the characters from the Macross books I was reading at the time.

P.S. When I use the term handle do'se it show my age?   :)

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #94 on: November 03, 2003, 03:34:12 pm »
Cooper is my last name.......
Alright, go ahead and crown me the king of originality!!  :P

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2003, 05:40:34 pm »
well, back in the early 80's i used to call all my friends dirtbags. one thing lead to another and they all turned it around on me and i became dirt. i hated it for the first couple years but then realized that it wasn't going to stop so i embraced the name. i would say half the people i know don't even know my real name!



dirt

I know somebody who everybody used to call Dirt!  You aren't from Illinois, are you?

nope, born and raised in socal.

funny side note i am now a heavy equipment operator.So now everyone thinks thats why i have the name.

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Re:Where did your alias come from?
« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2003, 10:27:26 am »
Here is the reason behind my alias, Kitbasher:

Kitbashing started with model enthusiasts, who were eager to create models of things not already commercially available. So they would take parts of several commercial model kits and "bash" them together to make their dream model. This might be as simple as customizing a staid family car model with parts from a dragster, or as complex as creating something never seen before in any form.
I first applied the term to computers after reading the exploits of the BOFH on The Register. The BOFH routinely refers to computer equipment as kit.