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2012-12-21 06:25:12 AM  

Smallberries: Nickname IRL

Also used in one of my favorite movies, "John Smallberries" "John Yaya" "John Manyjohns"

/you had to be there.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-21 06:25:13 AM  
I'm a rock climber. In climbing terminology, being "Z-clipped" is a state in which you can't climb any higher until you go back and fix something you screwed up. I'm finally finishing the BS in Physics that I started 15 years ago, so I can do something more meaningful with my life than running restaurants.
 
2012-12-21 06:25:18 AM  
It's just how I live. I say I'm a 'blonde trapped in a brunette's body,' but that's just too long to use.
 
2012-12-21 06:30:19 AM  
While attending Purdue I worked one summer at the sports department in marketing. Our mascot is Purdue Pete. There's only one student cheerleader that is Purdue Pete over the summer... and he got drunk and fell and broke his arm. I was the right size and look with my sexy college-aged racquetball calves, so I was called into duty with no experience as Purdue Pete for a few weeks visiting camps, volleyball games, golf tournaments, etc. My name is not Pete, but that became my real life nickname to college friends and roommates from this odd event.
 
2012-12-21 06:32:17 AM  
I was an avid home brewer back then. I was also damn good at it. I brewed using nothing but grains as opposed to the malt syrups most home brewers used. Thus the name allgrainer. So yes it is drinking related
 
2012-12-21 06:33:37 AM  
I'm a big simpsons and beer fan, and did a convincing duffman for halloween in high school a decade ago. 13 is my lucky number.

I use this username all over the place, on the occasion it's already taken, I throw my initials on the end.
 
2012-12-21 06:34:01 AM  
Way back when in college I shared an apartment floor with 2 other people named Mark (there was also two Brians). The two others had nicknames and I didn't.

At thanksgiving time I was visiting with my great uncle who is worth about 30 CSBs that I know of. He called me Henry since he thought I looked like some boxer from his earlier days. Boom. Nickname done.

Went to sign into a MUD (hey, I said it was way back when) and Henry wqs taken so I dropped the H. That was about 20 years ago. My wife still knows how to get my attention in a crowded room by just saying "Hey Enry".

CSB(?)
 
2012-12-21 06:34:15 AM  
boring cake salesman for entenmanns I put no thought into the name
 
2012-12-21 06:35:09 AM  
Technically an alt, but I stopped using my "main" long ago because it was an obvious reference to me, and I didn't need my goings-on here traced back to me :)

I got the name from M*A*S*H. It's my go-to name when nobody really needs to know who I am or what I'm doing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuttle_(M*A*S*H)
 
2012-12-21 06:35:25 AM  
Was on a planetarium field trip in middle school and we were learning about Jupiter's moons. When I learned that Mimas orbits the planet every 7 hours, I made the comment, "That's a fast moon!", and everyone thought that was the most hillarious, yet obvious, observation.
 
2012-12-21 06:37:06 AM  
I sell fruit and it's such a cool name that I've since noticed others have stolen it from me on other sites - bastiches!

/gis it
 
2012-12-21 06:38:00 AM  
It reminds me that you can only really get a good measure a person by how they react when forced well outside of their routine.

It's from when I was DM'ing somewhere around middle school/high school. It was the one piece of my campaign that was never at the level of the characters. It would go around destroying towns and seeking magic items. The players would try to fight it, and often it was the defining moment for their characters. The ones brave enough to fight it would die within a few rounds (resurrection and all of that was available, so death was an expensive learning experience). The ones who cared about the townsfolk would figure out a way to get them out safely while the town was under attack. Neutral characters would often loot the stores of anything they had their eye on earlier. Evil characters were a little less predicatable. One tried to lead the monstrosity to the tavern in order to ignite it. Another convinced a low intelligence fighter to rush in and then looted his corpse. Having an enemy that was far too powerful forced them to break from their typical routine of "rush in and slaughter" and let them simply try things.

This lead me to use it in video games with the same people as a joke, and I've kept it around here and there.
 
2012-12-21 06:39:28 AM  
I wanted something that sounded sort of technological, and that I didn't use anywhere else.

I had also forgotten that I had created another account nearly two years earlier. By the time I remembered that user name (and then managed to remember the password) I had been posting from this account for over a year. So I left that one alone and stuck with this one.
 
2012-12-21 06:41:04 AM  
Been using Desertfool since I was on Usenet, and lived in the desert.

/some other bastard is using it on youtube. Copycat!
 
2012-12-21 06:41:17 AM  
burp.
 
2012-12-21 06:41:43 AM  
I had Orgazmo on while registering and thought Orgazmo would be a little too obvious.

/"What did you do with that little retarded boy from Boise?"
 
2012-12-21 06:43:34 AM  
I'm the biggest futurama fan ever. I wanted an semi-obscure futurama themed name. I considered "the man with no name zapp brannigan" but I didn't want to have to type that in all the time.
 
2012-12-21 06:44:15 AM  
Been my online handle for YEARS, for everything from forums to games.
 
2012-12-21 06:44:30 AM  
I live next door to The Little Prince.
 
2012-12-21 06:46:28 AM  
I've been Shirley Ujest since '95 or '96.
 
2012-12-21 06:50:36 AM  
Pen name I used as a webcomic artist.... which was originally a pen name I used to write Pokemon hentai.
 
2012-12-21 06:51:10 AM  
I had just finished watching one of the Harry Potter movies and couldn't stop giggling at a punny joke involving Sirius Black.
 
2012-12-21 06:54:52 AM  

Ghastly: Pen name I used as a webcomic artist.... which was originally a pen name I used to write Pokemon hentai.


Now I'm wondering where this pokeman hentai might exist, you know, because well I'm messed up like that, besides anything with more of your work is a good thing : )
 
2012-12-21 06:55:22 AM  
YKarie was the name of a a villain I created when I first started GMing roleplaying games. I reused her a few times, but had a few players who thought she was a Mary Sue, and that every character that looked vaguely like her must be 'the big bad of the game'. They became obsessed with finding this character, that I just had to give up using anything remotely related to the original villain.

About the same time, AOL finally opened a local number for dial-up internet (ahh, the days of 14.4kbaud), and I needed a name to go by. The name just stuck.
 
2012-12-21 06:57:15 AM  
because I'm not as creative as the rest of ye bastards
and it matched all my passwords
memory is shot

jesu...how long have I been on fark..?
 
2012-12-21 06:58:09 AM  

enry: Way back when in college I shared an apartment floor with 2 other people named Mark (there was also two Brians). The two others had nicknames and I didn't.

At thanksgiving time I was visiting with my great uncle who is worth about 30 CSBs that I know of. He called me Henry since he thought I looked like some boxer from his earlier days. Boom. Nickname done.

Went to sign into a MUD (hey, I said it was way back when) and Henry wqs taken so I dropped the H. That was about 20 years ago. My wife still knows how to get my attention in a crowded room by just saying "Hey Enry".

CSB(?)


So... there are seven more of you?
 
2012-12-21 06:59:15 AM  
ilgette was my hotmail address, been that since 1995,and still works, though I guess that makes me a bit of a luddite. I rarerly post, but lurk while running sugar packaging machines. Fark was my lifeline during Katrina, since the news coverage was too damn depressing.
 
2012-12-21 06:59:54 AM  
I drew a blank and so, copied text from somewhere on the sign up page.
 
2012-12-21 07:00:37 AM  
It's a [not terribly] clever play on words.

Come for the warm water and white beaches, stay for the mushroom cloud.

There's probably a Fallout reference in there somewhere as well.
 
2012-12-21 07:02:42 AM  
First I wanted to use the nick(s) I always use. Then I thought that was lame I really need something new (and for deniability having anything to do with fark). So I chose one of my 50 World of Warcraft character names that slightly hints that I'm not an USian. I think this fits.

/character doesn't exist anymore
/had sex & race change
/calls herself Eureca now
 
2012-12-21 07:02:52 AM  
It describes how I feel - running, running, running and getting nowhere.
 
2012-12-21 07:03:19 AM  
Took a Christian Ethics class in my Catholic High School, had a group project where we had to describe what our day would be like if we were homeless. We decided we would paint our faces like clowns and form a jug band, and earn money that way. Instead of writing the paper I just drew a picture of the Hobo Clown jug band.

A week later I got the internet for the first time and needed a screen name and welp!
 
2012-12-21 07:03:44 AM  
"Ace in your face" is a rule in the drinking game "kings" (a game I love). I have had the nickname "Ace" since I was a baby (my first and middle initials are A.C) and I have always been a little "in your face" when I am passionately opinionated. I think it all fits.
 
2012-12-21 07:03:51 AM  
Gravity's Rainbow is one of my favorite books, and I can relate to the idea of the preterite.
 
2012-12-21 07:07:50 AM  
Saint was my High School nickname, from how I kept getting people out of trouble.

Stryfe was from Cloud Strife of FFVII.

I developed it, but never used it, as a character when I tried to become a wrestler, but was injured before I could really act the character out.
 
2012-12-21 07:08:16 AM  
Self descriptive.
 
2012-12-21 07:12:59 AM  
It's from this 90s Popsicle commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwlMHJE82Mk

I...am not a stoner so I have no idea why it appealed to me?
 
2012-12-21 07:13:54 AM  
I've Always been Wrong.... Boy

/at least that's what my wife tells me
 
2012-12-21 07:16:42 AM  
Mine was from the book The Silver Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey.
 
2012-12-21 07:17:22 AM  
My golf drive and the curve in my penis
 
2012-12-21 07:17:53 AM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: I wrote a bunch of words on a poster board and jizzed on it.  Biggest gloops of mess won.


Pump to Conclusions mat?
 
2012-12-21 07:18:31 AM  
I played World of Warcraft and that was my Priest's name. Started out shadow then went holy (planned for the future). It's carried here and to the PS3.
 
2012-12-21 07:19:18 AM  
It's the name of my Night Elf hunter (guess where!). The spelling (I pronounce it "Goober") was done specifically to mess with people. Had a raid leader ask me how to pronounce it once. I told him: "Goo-Bear. It's French." After that, that particular alt was known in my guild as "The French Guy".

/easily amused
 
2012-12-21 07:20:33 AM  
Slang term for my former job.

When I was in the Army, my MOS was 05H, the long formal title of which is "Electronic Warfare Signal Intelligence Morse Interceptor". But no one called us that. We were either "hogs" (based on the 'H' in '05H', 05D were "duffys"), or "ditty boppers".

I believe that the name comes from how you vocalize Morse: It's not dots and dashes, it's dits and dahs. The vocalization of dits, combined with the stereotypically unmilitary way the Army Security Agency would typically march, made for an interesting term that rolls off the tongue.

Anyway, when I got out of the Army, I got my ham radio license because I really enjoyed Morse, and that allowed me to keep using it. I still think of myself as a 'ditty bopper', and it's a unique enough name that no one else had it.
 
2012-12-21 07:20:59 AM  
Extended version of my RL name.
 
2012-12-21 07:22:55 AM  
First I was in the BBS scene as Mary Jane back in '95, got on IRC, and MJ was taken, So then I was Mrs_Smith, Mrs_Seuss and now Seussie

/the Seuss thing was from the rave scene
//we also wore onions on our belts
///get off my lawn!
 
2012-12-21 07:23:39 AM  
My old college radio station, now defunct.
 
2012-12-21 07:25:29 AM  
After reading the comments from some of you people.
 
2012-12-21 07:29:43 AM  
Read the book by Dava Sobel.
 
2012-12-21 07:30:06 AM  
I saw how people reacted to mundane and unimportant objects, and how people react when one in the crowd starts doing something stupid. Namely, watching COPS, World's Wildest Police Videos, most of the stupid criminal/stunt shows on TruTV, and of course Johnny Knoxville and his crew.

...nah alcohol was mostly involved.
 
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