My friends have always called me "Fuzzy" - you'd have to ask them how that one started, I have no idea - but it's stuck to the point that it's outright become my name.
The rest of it comes from a joke I made on a music board years ago when the late Ol' Dirty Bastard decided to change his name briefly to Big Baby Jesus, I said that I couldn't believe that anyone would voluntarily give up the coolest name in the world like that and I called "dibs" on it, and started posting as "Ol' Fuzzy Bastard" and never bothered to change back.
"That's my problem - I'm too frank. That's why my mother shoved me down the stairs. But then she is fat."
Usually for most things I'll just put in a username based on my name. When I haven't, for some reason every name I choose has a title in it.
I think it was because of something I noticed about the so called "spicy cola" flavor. "Spicy cola" is what Coke calls the flavoring for its Mr. Pibb (now known as Pibb Xtra), which is of course a knockoff of Dr. Pepper. That's the only word I've ever seen to describe Dr. Pepper's flavor, by the way. But it seems that every generic brand that creates a Dr. Pepper knockoff has a title in it. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Brand has Dr. Thunder. Pepsi has a version of Slice that is available in some parts of the country called Dr. Slice. I saw one in a gas station that was that flavor plus with ginseng called Mr. Green. And so on, and so on. So since spicy colas have titles in the name, my anonymous usernames always have the same.
For a while on usenet I was Mr. Bojangles (from the song by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, not that dog on SNL), and then after that I was Dr. Worm (from a song by They Might Be Giants) for a while.
Lately I've taken to using the name Dr Pepper M.D., which in my opinion is the coolest name I have yet come up with. I may have gotten the idea by seeing drjayphd on this board. I can't be sure.
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I tried to bridge the gap between the PW Torch and those people on Slashwrestling who would blast everything to do with the Torch website. My first post was defending some bit on the Torch. Of course, nowadays I never go to the PW Torch website, nor do I visit slashwrestling.com anymore.
My attempt at unity became a username that I dislike but that I use on other websites (mostly because I have a bad memory).
For all your CZW and Nickels Trivia information. I am now the Sex Division Trivia Champion, and on September 10 I face someone who actually works part time in the WWE! Will I be starstruck, or will I hold him down worse than the WWE holds down Val Venis? STAY TUNED!
"Look guys, it's 'Lake Man!' Hope you can fit into our NARROW office, Mr. Big Lake" --MST3K The Collection V. 7
When I first went online, I wanted to have an unique username. At the time I was big on playing street hockey, and I was a goaltender, hence the username SHKeeper was born (Street Hockey Keeper). I use that name all over, but why I shortened it to Keeper here, I have long forgot.
Murphy's Law "The odds of the bread landing buttered side down are directly proportional to the price of the carpet."
Originally posted by StaggerLeeMy favorite angle ever in the long running fued between JYD and Ted DiBiase was when JYD lost a loser leave town for 90 days match, and suddenly a masked man came out, named Stagger Lee, who look oddly similar to JYD. He won the North American Title from DiBiase and when his 90 days were up, they came on and said that they recieved a box with the belt in it from Stagger Lee, and that it had a note in it that said he was arrested because Ted DiBiase had called his Parole Officer and told him that Stagger Lee had left the state to wrestle.
So, anyhow, I always liked the name and that angle, so thats what I picked.
Strange, I had always thought you were just a Grateful Dead fan.
As for me, "samoflange" is from a series of outtakes from Thundercats that I found on the web somewhere a long time ago. In this particular one Panthro exclaims, "And get your foot off that blasted samoflange!" The voice actor then breaks character and says, "What the fuck is a samoflange?" I thought it and the word itself were pretty hilarious and there ya go.
HBK: Youíre flat broke arenít you? MJ: Please let me wrestle on RAW! HBK: Fine, but I ainít weariní no fruity tassels. MJ: Are these your mirror pants? HBK: Give me those!
THE ORIGIN OF "DEPUTY" I was very good friends with Bobby, the editor of my (then) college's newspaper that I wrote for, and he'd often complain to me about the newspaper - how poorly most of the articles were written even and especially by English majors, the fact that people just wouldn't turn stuff in and then ask to get more assignments, lack of support he got from other members of the editorial staff, general mismanagement, etcetera. At one point he deliberately put something incredibly controversial in the paper just to get a response from people (I won't get into the details here), and he was called before the Student Senate for it.
When the controversy started, he called me in to meet with him and said he wanted me to be a part of the editorial staff, kind of working directly below him without being given the title of Assistant Editor. He had decided that my primary role would be to provide further leadership for the staff, and also to act as an "enforcer" to "lay down the law" (his own words). He threw the word "deputy" around, so the position of Newspaper Deputy was created, which was then given to me. This was announced at the Student Senate meeting on which the controversial article was given time, and being a former member I went there to support and advise Bobby. We managed to get tons of people to come with signs that said "Free Bobby" (since some overzealous Student Senators were calling for his removal), and I got up at one point unannounced after Bobby told them of the new position and said that not only would things change, but that I would not hesitate to fire anyone and everyone who I felt was stepping out of line with the paper's policies. This drew the ire of another friend of mine, the former editor-in-chief, who claimed I couldn't do that. My response was something along the lines of "watch me." "Dep" started becoming a nickname, although it was mostly just used by Bobby.
All this, by the way, was done more than half-jokingly. It was, quite honestly, one of the funniest (intentionally and unintentionally) situations I've ever been a part of. However, a serious and important position with the school newspaper was created out of it, and we really did turn that rag around afterwards.
THE ORIGIN OF "MARSHALL" It's my last name.
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Cuz if you got friends, and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine!
I've always kind of had a fascination with werewolf novels and RPGs. Back in high school, a friend of mine and I were going to try a vampire vs werewolf scenario to see how it would turn out and I picked a pretty bad pun of a name for my character.
It's come in handy, actually. Back in '92 after graduating, a guy I worked with pointed me to a vampyre fiction email list where HairRaiser became not only my username/handle/persona, but also character in some creative writing for the list I was doing. That eventually led me to meeting and marrying someone I met on the list. She goes by the name "Drac"... :-)
Got flamed at the old Slash/EZ Board site on my very first post using my regular sign on name so when I eventually came back I picked an equally stupid name - I was traveling a lot back then and spending a lot of time watching the local "ballet" and dunking dollars in appreciation.
I would change it now if I could but I have far too many posts invested to start all over again.....
Switching from a tight Man to Man to a loose Zone...
I just think my name flows better with the "P". It stands for the first of my two middle names, both of which almost became my first name. I have since told my parents that it was the last thing they agreed on and got right.
I don't care for either of my middle names, but the "P.", I have found gives a dash on pretense to an otherwise straight up Irish kid name.
Also, I sign my emails "bpd"on account of I like how it looks. When I changed from "DJ Ran" I considered the initials, but I didn't want people to think I was ripping off Zed. That was also why I cut off my long hair, didn't move to Minnesota, and was never superkicked through the Barber Shop window.
I never planned on writing any columns or junk on teh intarweb, and on a lark sent something that I thought was sort of funny to Rick at OnlineOnslaught. I just sent it as an email, and he needed a byline. At the time, I was writing a lot of college 'zine stuff, and a lot of my friends liked my middle name and said I should use it in a byline; it basically stayed there. I'm a sucker for peer approval. I sent the piece to Rick with the three-name byline and then became a columnist over there. Then I figured it was just polite to identify myself as myself to his message boards. I wanted to read them and get feedback, and I didn't want to be a lurking stranger. So I registered as my "byline." I then did the same over here when I wanted to write guest columns here, too.
Given the headaches I've gotten from old high school and college friends googling my name -- and non-friends from both likewise googling it -- I wish I'd chosen to write columns under my name and post under something totally unrelated. I also hate seeing the middle name these days. It's one thing to have the full pretentious polysyllabic name when you have an encouraging group of arty wonks and silly girls around you, telling you it's cool/pretty. But when you're off being married and (allegedly) an adult, making sure the world knows that your middle name is big-poet-pretty-name Tennyson is just a little too much.
WAY BACK when I was in High School I taught myself to speak backwards. My real first name is "Jeff" and "Jeff" backwards is "Ffej." Everyone thought "Ffej" sounded cool so they all started calling me Ffej. At one time I had a Dodge Daytona with vanity plates that said "ffej." My Dad drove it to work one day and day and I took his truck to school. The local Christian channel around here filmed Dad driving my car home and zoomed in on the "FFEJ" vanity tag. Two weeks later someone called me and told me my plate was a satanic symbol. Turns out Channel 12 was doing a special on "Signs of Satan in the Tri-State" and for some reason found my nickname satanic.
For one, my Dad drove my car to work from time-to-time and he was the Vice President of the bank. So the bank started getting complaints about the satanic car. Dad had to get his lawyer to get the station to run an apology for confusing a a then 17-year-old's nickname as a sign of Satan. To this day some 12 years later when people meet me and find out I am Ffej they almost always bring up the vanity plate story.
I have always been lazy, so used the combination of my initials plus the address of where I was living at the time. So when I joined the EZBoard I was spf2119. However, since that time I moved around, and after a while I was pretty much the only spf on this board, so I asked the Zims to please remove the superfluous number from my name.
I am, for the record, neither single nor female...I am white though :)
It's my first name. I'm one of the few under the age of 80 who have it.
The . at the end was something I did a long time ago, during high school. A classmate signed her name with an exclaimation point. Something about how her name should come with excitement or something. Naturally, we made a joke of it and promptly ran it into the ground. We thought it was funnier than it probably is. Of course, signing email in that manner continued, and I still find myself doing it with just about everything I write my name on.
My nickname is Spanky. I'd like to think I had the name before Brian Kendrick appropriated it for his own use, but I'm not positive. All I know is I've been called it since 1999. Anyway, when I joined CRZboard, I decided to "CRZ-ize" it, remembering how he used to put Rocky chants in his recaps as Rock E. All in all, an unbelievably dull story.
I was thinking, reading your responses and I remember, back on the C-64, discovering Zork. Man I was carzy about that at the time. One of the BBses in chicago had that online as a door and I was crazy about it for 6 months or a year.