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2012-12-21 02:52:36 AM  

cyberspacedout: Porous Horace: Now I remember:
They're homonyms with radically different spelling.
That's the big reason.
Made it up before joining fark.

So you're not really a sponge named Horace?


I thought he was a knight full of holes?
 
2012-12-21 02:53:24 AM  
It more or less speaks for itself.
 
2012-12-21 02:53:37 AM  
Not a sponge.

Other user name considered: Fliptron Persquakulex, but it's a bit longer to type.
 
2012-12-21 02:54:31 AM  
Holland is my surname and I thought it would be amusing to name my child (who doesn't exist and near as I can tell never will) something silly like Ultra or Mega or somesuch. When it came time for a handle I slapped that together without thought of separation or capitalization. And there you have it. Pretty goddamned interesting.
 
2012-12-21 02:55:19 AM  
When I was 14, I got me an 8-month-old dachshund from the local SPCA. I thusly became a "dachshund person". I don't know if anyone can refrain from becoming a dachshund person after having one. Dins had about 100 nicknames, but 'weiner dog' was one of the more commonly used ones; chances are pretty good I'd just called him "weiner dog" when I was trying to come up with a Fark account username. (CSB side note: I've always preferred spelling it with the 'ei' combo, even though it's simply an 'accepted variant', and not the proper spelling. I am slowly transitioning to the 'ie' spelling of wiener after all these years. It's oddly difficult.)

R.I.P. Dinsdale Piranha (1996-2011)
 
2012-12-21 02:55:31 AM  
A line I wrote in a college newspaper column, a dark humor piece about wanting to run as America's first dictator on a platform of practical, sensical and often barbarically fatal ways of running things.

I think my UN address would go something like this.


I fear I may have inspired some folks, considering Dick Cheney got elected into the White House after that piece was written ...
 
2012-12-21 02:56:38 AM  

Sparky the Fire Dog: davidphogan: Sparky the Fire Dog: I'm a volunteer firefighter, and I end up wearing the "Sparky" mascot costume in parades pretty often.

That's a creative way to hide a female firefighter during the fundraisers.

Ha. Really it's just because the rest of 'em wear dress uniforms, and they don't have one that fits me. I do have the functional gear though, so, good enough!


Uhhhh... Congrats on the functional gear, but maybe you might want to see if you can get a dress uniform as well. I've never been a firefighter, but I was an EMT, and I'd just think you'd want all your members to be able to dress up for formal events without needing to be a mascot.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems weird if someone who is willing to risk their life to save mine can't dress up with the rest of the guys if they save my ass.
 
2012-12-21 02:57:11 AM  
It was my name on IRC.

/3horn

(lotta old school farkers in this thread so I thought I'd throw out some old school fark humour)
 
2012-12-21 02:57:18 AM  
One if my cats was sitting with me. I like her. I like her name (I picked it out afterall). So i stole it and made it my login. That was a long time ago, and she's still around and as adorable as ever.
 
2012-12-21 02:57:58 AM  
I'm a gamer, and squirrels are cool.

*Shrug.*
 
2012-12-21 02:58:18 AM  
In part because I loved the show, and also loved Richard Schiff's "babies come with hats" speech.

I can't recall why I picked BOTH the names, however. It can be annoying to type, because early on I couldn't decide whether "and" should start upper-case.

Bonus question: Who are the babies who portrayed Huck and Molly Ziegler? I don't know. I'm asking.
 
2012-12-21 02:58:40 AM  
I needed a new login when I forgot my original one. I was in a really really bad mood, and Toxic just seemed too obvious.
 
2012-12-21 02:59:42 AM  
It's been my online handle for well over a decade.
 
2012-12-21 03:00:00 AM  
In Stephen King's The Drawing of the Three, Roland calls a tuna fish sandwich tooter fish. Beggars could not be choosers
 
2012-12-21 03:00:21 AM  
It was the most bizarre occasion to ever happen to me then. Granted, I've seen things in the time since to make this username a fun memory of mine
 
2012-12-21 03:00:52 AM  
Also, I was really hoping to see Pocket Ninja post in this thread. I'd love to see the explanation for that one.
 
2012-12-21 03:00:56 AM  
Futurama reference.

I did it because I'm original.
 
2012-12-21 03:01:23 AM  

davidphogan: Uhhhh... Congrats on the functional gear, but maybe you might want to see if you can get a dress uniform as well. I've never been a firefighter, but I was an EMT, and I'd just think you'd want all your members to be able to dress up for formal events without needing to be a mascot.


i was picturing the mascot with an ax at a funeral.

"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust....and now, Sparky would like give do a safety dance."


yes it's safe to dance
 
2012-12-21 03:01:42 AM  
Always a fan of astronomy. 2003 was my grad year from high school.

/old email address
//still use it, but most of the time it's spam.
///but not all, there's some boobies in there
 
2012-12-21 03:02:19 AM  
Feminized version of the Trystero from The Crying of Lot 49. Since that fictional organization is all about secret underground communications, it seemed like a good handle for various online malarkey.
 
2012-12-21 03:02:25 AM  
13 years ago - that's half my life, oh god - I signed up for Fark around the same time I started my first email account, sneaking around behind my mom's back. My username is the creation of a nervous, sad 12 year old girl who really wanted to be COOL. It's by complete chance that I logged on here tonight. I am shocked that my password still works. Apparently Flux is still around? Totally had a secret tween internet crush on that guy.
 
2012-12-21 03:02:37 AM  
I wanted something that could be taken as an actual given name but was, in fact, a cultural reference for those who recognised it.

I briefly used the name Trevor McDoughnut here, taken from Lenny Henry's character on Tiswas, (pops) which was itself a parody of newsreader Trevor McDonald.

I decided that that wasn't sufficiently ambiguous so after a bit of thought I changed it toGordon Bennett, which not only fit the bill as an expression in general but also evoked Holly from Red Dwarf and Ace from Doctor Who for extra nerd street cred.
 
2012-12-21 03:02:39 AM  

heap: davidphogan: Uhhhh... Congrats on the functional gear, but maybe you might want to see if you can get a dress uniform as well. I've never been a firefighter, but I was an EMT, and I'd just think you'd want all your members to be able to dress up for formal events without needing to be a mascot.

i was picturing the mascot with an ax at a funeral.

"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust....and now, Sparky would like give do a safety dance."


yes it's safe to dance


You can dance if you want to.
 
Poe
2012-12-21 03:03:19 AM  
Named myself after Edgar Allen, another macabre guy from Boston. Fan of his work, and my last name starts with Po, so it's sort of a self given nickname that no one calls me. Always used it in first person shooters, in quiet rebellion to people giving themselves names like *^#LeETHaXorZSnIPeE420#^*
 
2012-12-21 03:04:01 AM  
Just a nickname. I can never think of clever names to use. I envy those that do.
 
2012-12-21 03:04:32 AM  
Regional identifier + gender

/I'm so farking clever
 
2012-12-21 03:04:37 AM  

davidphogan:

You can dance if you want to.


www.ci.greenfield.wi.us

we can leave your friends behind
 
2012-12-21 03:04:48 AM  
Where's constantlystrokingmypenis? I'm dying to know how he came up with his user name.
 
2012-12-21 03:06:38 AM  
Life long fascination with wolves
 
2012-12-21 03:06:42 AM  
wooncha like ta know...

how difficult it can be to meter rats?
 
2012-12-21 03:08:02 AM  
You gotta admit, peas are pretty farking great.
i.ebayimg.com
 
2012-12-21 03:08:05 AM  
Link
ive been rocking this handle online for a long.
farking long.
time.
 
2012-12-21 03:08:11 AM  

divaa31: 13 years ago - that's half my life, oh god - I signed up for Fark around the same time I started my first email account, sneaking around behind my mom's back. My username is the creation of a nervous, sad 12 year old girl who really wanted to be COOL. It's by complete chance that I logged on here tonight. I am shocked that my password still works. Apparently Flux is still around? Totally had a secret tween internet crush on that guy.


Fark account number: 1026

Bloody hell!
 
2012-12-21 03:08:16 AM  
Who am I; what is this ME? A Voice, a Motion an Appearance;--some embodied, visualized Idea in the Eternal Mind? Cogito, ergo sum. Alas, poor Cogitator, this takes us but little way.


/Obvious to anyone who's studied English language literature to any degree as I unfortunately have to the nth.
 
2012-12-21 03:09:03 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: Link
ive been rocking this handle online for a long.
farking long.
time.


i also give all those who recognize it the highest praise. tis a bit obscure.
 
2012-12-21 03:09:37 AM  
I'm a mechanic, among other things.
I occasionally like to throw a wrench where it doesn't belong.
Been a lurker for years and recently created an account to add my $.01. Was quite surprised the name was available.
 
2012-12-21 03:09:48 AM  
Mine came from a Ghostface Killah song. It's also the name I gave my old Mercedes.

/CSB indeed.
 
2012-12-21 03:10:03 AM  

heap: davidphogan:

You can dance if you want to.

[www.ci.greenfield.wi.us image 550x413]

we can leave your friends behind


For the love of god, be careful!
 
2012-12-21 03:10:19 AM  
The Great Janitor...

In high school I would write a shiat ton of stories and exchange them with a friend of mine. In one story I had him being chased by The Great Janitor Yggdrasil. Then I started to get notes in my locker from someone named The Ghost of Christmas 1947, in my friend's hand writing, so I would reply back with letters from The Great Janitor Yggdrasil. This was in the 10th grade. This continued throughout the rest of high school with the letter exchange taking on a weird story line of their own. At one point he was Grand Governor General High Lord Almighty Great Janitor Yggdrasil esquire. After high school we'd see each other and the first thing we'd say to each other was "A friend stopped by..." and exchange letters. Our senior year of high school others got in on it. There was the Shadow of Past Present and Future; sentient peanut butter (I don't remember his name, just what he was); Tina, High Ruler of the Tropics of Pleasure; The Evil Butterfly Collector, Fish Head Volume Guessing Man, and another who's name I don't remember, just that he was a dildo. And of course, as everything continued, the characters were all evolving. Great Janitor eventually got a girlfriend named Hannah the Universal Cheerleader.

After High School, things continued and continued. Eventually I put everything into a story centered around The Great Janitor and his rivals TGOC-1947 and the Shadow and titled the story "Oh My Janitor!" (I got the title idea from an anime video cover box titled 'Oh My Goddess!' at the video store. This was 1998). It started out as a three part story and blossomed into a weekly story that was being passed around at my old high school and a couple apartment complexes. It was awesome to be at the mall and over hear someone shout "Oh my janitor!". Sadly, that only happened once, but I it was still awesome. Hannah eventually became Hannah the Head Cheerleader of the Universe and ended it once the story collection reached a thousand pages. Shared it for a few more years. Amazed at how being a series of multi-part stories it actually has an over all story arc and what happens in one story has consequences that follows into the following stories. I still have the book all these years later. My wife hasn't read any of them yet. Someday I may let her. It's really hard to be 34 years old, pick up stuff you wrote at 19 and not want to face palm as you read it, even though when you wrote it, 30 and 40 year olds read it, enjoyed it and said "Get this published!" I may rewrite it some day.
 
2012-12-21 03:10:25 AM  
Somewhere around 1998-99 some guy said "you must be some kind of Unix freak!" on a forum. I started using that moniker ever since.
 
2012-12-21 03:10:46 AM  
I'd answer, but I have somewhere to be.
 
2012-12-21 03:10:55 AM  

olderbudnoweiser: "Painful Rectal Itch" was already taken.


What about "10,000 Nuns and Orphans"?
 
2012-12-21 03:11:12 AM  
I call myself Brian Ryanberger because that is what I thought the name of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was when I first heard of him and whenever I would say his name wrong some Pittsburgh fanboy would get upset so I started calling him that all the time. I hate Pittsburgh because my dad was a Steelers fan and he would always make my mom live in the car during football season in the 70s because she was from Dallas and because the refs throw more yellow towels around than anybody else cheering for the Steelers.
 
2012-12-21 03:11:56 AM  
Uhhhh... Congrats on the functional gear, but maybe you might want to see if you can get a dress uniform as well. I've never been a firefighter, but I was an EMT, and I'd just think you'd want all your members to be able to dress up for formal events without needing to be a mascot.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems weird if someone who is willing to risk their life to save mine can't dress up with the rest of the guys if they save my ass.

Concern appreciated. I'm fairly new though - that's really the reason I don't have a dress uniform yet. I'll get one next time they have a few people to order for. They really do treat me about like they would a smallish guy - like giving me the heaviest thing they can find to carry (testing my strength) - but other than that I'm the same as anyone.

I'm working on becoming an EMT too! Should be certified in March.
 
2012-12-21 03:12:43 AM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: /3horn

I never did see his sister :(
 
2012-12-21 03:12:49 AM  
I'm an idiot.
I've had a lot of screen names, many of which were pretty stupid, but e-christ is the worst. I've almost signed up for a new account a number of times, but just never could bring myself to pull the trigger.

See, elsewhere on the internet, I've used my real first name, Eric, with the last name Christ, but at the time I didn't want to use my name (these days I don't care, and there're enough Eric Christs on the internet that googling the name doesn't turn up anything related to me for pages). So I thought of E. Christ, but then, in a moment of pure stupidity, I thought, "Haha, what if I did e-christ, like an e-machine or e-trade or whatever. 'I am Christ for the internet age' it'll say to people! This is genius!"

Pretty much the second I confirmed the account, I thought to myself "This is the worst screen name I've ever picked." And it has remained so ever since.
 
2012-12-21 03:12:53 AM  
I'm an African pygmy hedgehog. Although I'm a fairly gifted hedgehog, I did not realize other users were using fake names when I chose this login.
 
2012-12-21 03:13:10 AM  
"Government Issue Rifle Bearer"

aka: "Grunt", "Cannon Fodder", "Leg Infantryman", etc.

11Bravo for first 6 years, retired from Guard as an 88Zulu.
 
2012-12-21 03:13:35 AM  

heap: ....and now, Sparky would like give do a safety dance."

yes it's safe to dance


And now that is stuck in my head. *wanders off dancing badly*
 
2012-12-21 03:14:25 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: So...


So you should have just called yourself TL;DR
 
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