So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

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So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Jeff » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:07 am

My rationale should be obvious.

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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby vanlose kid » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:18 am

ditto

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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby 82_28 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:20 am

Because PKD was born in 1928 and died in 1982.

JUST KIDDING!!!

justdrew pointed that out and it blew me away last year.

Actually I had (I can't remember exactly) two or three days straight of cash turn-ins of $82.28 from my bar till. These actually were the days in which I was inhaling PKD books like a drug, mind you. So it's super odd. But it's the truth. Having OCD I just dig odd forms of symmetry. That's all I really notice when I'm not paying attention.

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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby American Dream » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:21 am

A nickname from my wild and wooly teen years ("American") morped into a DJ name, as I worked with the micropower radio movement.

That is turn morphed into a fuller nom de guerre in radio as American Dream...
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Canadian_watcher » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:27 am

because, at the start, I didn't think I'd ever get the guts to post!
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Cedars of Overburden » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:17 am

If I told you, it would make it too easy to figure out who I really am. And that is why I'm asking, is there a way to change your username without setting up a new account?
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby norton ash » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 am

First name an old nickname, surname an English translation of my RW surname. And a reference to Burnt Norton.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Jeff » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:50 am

Yarnell Perkins wrote:If I told you, it would make it too easy to figure out who I really am. And that is why I'm asking, is there a way to change your username without setting up a new account?


Yes, I could do it for you. If you really, really want to, pm me.

Though I do like "Yarnell Perkins."
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Postby Cosmic Cowbell » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:49 pm

Definition of COSMIC

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a : of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone
b : of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical ideas

2
: characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness <a cosmic thinker>.

A cow bell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, so they don't run away or wander off without being heard.

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Jeff, can we just shorten to "Cowbuff"?
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby barracuda » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:28 pm

I chose my name for its personally descriptive qualities. The barracuda's long, turgid, glistening, shaft-like form projects outward stiffly from the anal fin, ever moving, urgently seeking and thrusting.

They also have large "swim bladders". It's pretty basic.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Cedars of Overburden » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:18 pm

In the old days of strip mining, that is, when I was a child, before that new-fangled mountain top removal started, I used to often see cedars growing out of the overburden. The overburden is the earth and rock tipped over the side of the mountain once the coal is taken out of it.

Cedars are part of the life cycle of forests, going back and forth between evergreens and hardwoods. Cedars will spring up most anywhere the land is abused and exhausted. I can't remember the biochemistry details and never was very much up on it, but they change the soil so that succession plants are able to survive, evenutally.

Cedars of Overburden is to remind me to at least try to be as healing and as tough as a cedar. God knows there's nothing in human biochemistry to even compare, so if a human is going to pull it off, it has to be a matter of self discipline, spiritual practice, etc. tec.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Project Willow » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:11 pm

barracuda wrote:I chose my name for its personally descriptive qualities. The barracuda's long, turgid, glistening, shaft-like form projects outward stiffly from the anal fin, ever moving, urgently seeking and thrusting.


And what an awesome thing it would be to behold, but from the looks of your avatar, you've got a ways to go yet. :evilgrin

I answered this question 5 or so years ago, but I can't find that post. Although I considered at one time it might actually be a project name, it's metaphorical for what I endured. Such a project might work to find, either intentionally or through carelessness, the ultimate breaking point of the most malleable yet resilient subjects.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby Laodicean » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:38 pm

The 2009 National Spelling Bee winning word.

And apathy...sweet unadulterated apathy.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby freemason9 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:50 pm

i can't answer this, i have no clear idea
The real issue is that there is extremely low likelihood that the speculations of the untrained, on a topic almost pathologically riddled by dynamic considerations and feedback effects, will offer anything new.
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Re: So why'd you choose your username, anyway?

Postby nathan28 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:27 am

b/c "nathan" was taken. "28" was a number I was using with w.o.o. numerological significance (I forget the exact method I used now) before and so I tacked it on and pressed "register".
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