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post #41 of 71
mine's a song.

<a href="http://www.jackjohnsonmusic.com" target="_blank">http://www.jackjohnsonmusic.com</a>
post #42 of 71
Mac The Fork was ripped off by Mac The Knife several years ago and means a lot.
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post #43 of 71
I am Beelzebub :o

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post #45 of 71
Crazy Fool was from a Sublime song (Sublime - Get Ready), the K part was because I liked how Kool cigarettes did it and I deleted the space because a lot of times you can't have one when registering a name and the _ is just ugly. This is probably more then you ever wanted to know
post #46 of 71
It's funny Moogs, I always assumed your name was inspired by Andy Moog.

My name is actually my stage name, which is half of my first name and half of my last name. My real name is cool, just not very rock n roll.
post #47 of 71
Jeff...Jeffyboy, a friend of mine calls me that when he's humorously lecturing me because he's 2 years older. (You have to be there.)

I bring this up because his name's Dave and I started calling him Daver because I saw that name here and thought it sounded cool.

Jeff

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post #48 of 71
[quote]One question: Was that before or after you went out on a date with her??? <hr></blockquote>

lol, never went out with her, she was 40 and i was 16 or so, but this was after a bunch of us from work went to the pool. i thought i caught her looking that day ( :eek: ) but wasn't sure. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

edit: darn ( ) screw up :'s

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post #49 of 71
I'm an artist, I produce cold, technological VR type stuff. I make virtual sculptures out of genetic data... sorta art meets science. I call it 'stimuli' -- intended to provoke a stimulus response.

I used to draw comics as a kid, and called them 'stimuli' as well.

It sort of goes a way back as well. I have a friend who had a cabin in a small, jerkwater town in Washington state. We were bored out of our skulls (too late to sleep more, to early to start drinking... curse you 4:30 PM!) and were joking about poking ourselves in the eye with forks, simply to produce some sort of stimuli for our flatlined brains. The word just kinda resonated in my mind after that.

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No, the bazaar cannot satisfy users. Neither can the cathedral. Nothing can satisfy users, because software is written to enable rather than satisfy, and because most users are mewling malcontents...
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post #50 of 71
bawjaws is a scottish term of (mild) abuse. Not as harsh as eejit, more like a numpty or heid-the-baw. I chose it as a username because I remember my dad calling me it as a bairn.

It must be falling out of use because even google only returns 14 instances of the word and a few of those are my use of it as a username. Maybe there's an alternative spelling. Anyway, one of the results gives a fairly good example of it's use in a play...


SCENE 1: ACTION REPLAY
GREEN'S CINEMA, RUTHERGLEN CROSS, AND SALAMANCA P.O.W. CAMP, JULY 1937.

MARY COLLINS, USHERETTE IN THE CINEMA, shining light into camera, then pull back into the action in the cinema. Show government newreel of events in Sapain, then the workers' cinema version replaces it. English minister stating why they are abandoning Cataluña - financial interests - Spanish stating they did the same in 1712.


MARY

(Strict, but having fun/affection for the children)

Right. Come oan noo. Take yer seats. If yer no fast, yer last. Listen bawjaws, you fling wan mer bit a oarange peel an ah'll squeeze you tae the pips squeak. Come on. "If it's Green's, it's good". Hey, heid-the-baw. Lea the actin tae the actors. How miny poackits huv you goat? Less a that. You were warned already. Ye coulda hid somedy's eye oot there. Aye it's good. It goat a big write up in the paper. Ah don't care if ye've sat oan something. Change yer seat ur yer troosers, son. Listen tae gallus Alice. Ah know your mother. She's probably too ugly tae remember me. Naw, ye cannae get a shot. Because it belongs tae the cinema an ah buy the batteries. Ah'd like tae see you look sexy in this overall. At least ah've goat aw ma ain teeth, an they'll be in your neck in a minute if ye don't button it. Hoi, gingernut! You light that up in here an ah'll gie ye a hose doon fae the nose doon. Well hit im back, then. Hard. Look where yer gaun missus. ah know ah've goat flat feet, but don't take me fur a doormat. Three chairs fur the big yin. She's fadin away tae a gable end. Did you hiv that ticket in yer mooth? Don't come wide, ur ah'm liable tae come snide. Wan toot an yer oot, wee man. Shut up greetin face. Hurry up, hen. Yer gonnae miss the start a the picture.


At end of scene, focus in on newsreel, reaction shot of Mary thinking she sees her son, cut to real action.


CUT TO

Scene of Jamie fighting. His gun falls to pieces. The fascist soldiers approach him amused and mock him. Then he is beaten unconcious with the butts of their guns.

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post #51 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by bawjaws:
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Scene of Jamie fighting. His gun falls to pieces. The fascist soldiers approach him amused and mock him. Then he is beaten unconcious with the butts of their guns.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> :eek: <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
post #52 of 71
He who is used as a tool for some other ends.

Id originally thought that it had come from Marathon (the main char is being used to Durandal as a means, but not an ends), but it ends up that I was thinking of Vidboi. So I ended up putting this one to use.
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post #53 of 71
My name is roughly the coolest name anywhere ever by anyone... slave to music.

Actually, its my first two initials and my last name. It's not suirprising how hard it is for me to go through Customs at airports without being searched... y'know... Hostage.
post #54 of 71
I just changed my handle...this is what I came up with in 4th grade while trying to figure out a good email address.

After all, it has numbers!
*Registered March 1, 1999*
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post #55 of 71
"to·ken n
1. something that represents, expresses, or is a symbol of something else"

I guess I am that regular kind of guy that wants to stay a part of the anonymous mass and therefore pictures himself as a typical example of the general middle man. In other words, I am merely a Token of a Type.

But what a Token.. :-)
post #56 of 71
..it's the name I was given, so I use it.
post #57 of 71
Jane because I love the story of Jane Eyre.
post #58 of 71
By now in My Grand Plan #1, I was supposed to be flying regularly between Space Station V and Clavius Moonbase.

<a href="http://www.starshipmodeler.com/2001/ari5.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.starshipmodeler.com/2001/ari5.jpg</a>

(The Aries 1B Lunar Transport is the round thing on legs in the center of the Clavius Moonbase landing bay.)

However, everyone thought that it would be better to pour money into a host of social welfare furnaces and what-not, so Clavius Crater is still untouched.

However, I'm right on track (according to Plan #52-E) and live in Indianapolis, IN with Wife and Kids.

Aries 1B

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post #59 of 71
Well....I picked Leonis as my user name is because...AGAIN....my comic

This is the name of the guy in there.


...but he dies anyways (oopss.....shouldn't spill the bean )
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post #60 of 71
ricRocket 'cause of nicknames from my friends in high school... "rocket" was already taken - "ric" didn't seem enough, hence "ricRocket"...oh well!

"bawjaws" always reminds me of Irvine Welsh's books...I start thinking in a scottish accent when I read 'em!

This is quite an enlightening topic For instance, I had always been quite baffled about iMacFan!!

rr.
post #61 of 71
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>Well....I picked Leonis as my user name is because...AGAIN....my comic

This is the name of the guy in there.


...but he dies anyways (oopss.....shouldn't spill the bean )</strong><hr></blockquote>
who was leonis beloved dog ? was it you ?. I was Leonis beloved cat. I invent him just for fun.
post #62 of 71
Thoth2
well, Thoth is the egyptian god of knowledge. Now, before you all get going on my ego - let me tell you where it came from:
We used to play this trivia game in college called Ubi and I used to win with regularity. So, my friends called me Thoth. It was and is the only complementary nickname that I have ever had, and so, I continue to use it where it is ok to be anonymous (that is where I am not subject to face to face derision).
Now, the reason it is Thoth2 is because I set up my account once before but never got a response sending me my password.

Thoth
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post #63 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
<strong>My user name comes from a combination of a few things:

Cosmo - My old intercom name in high school because there were two Mikes and we were all geeks with our "code names" anyway. Originally derived from Cosmo on the movie Sneakers. My friend was Bishop, and I figured Cosmo would be an appropriate name for me.

Nut - Added to the end of "Cosmo" when "Cosmo" was already being used here. It just makes the username sound like Cosmonaut, a Russian astronaut (although nothing about me is Russian). I just thought it kind of sounded cool.

So there you go.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I always thought you had one of the coolest screen names. Plus, you may have been a fan of Mazda Cosmo's, (which turns out not to be true) but is added cool-points anyway.

Rotary power forever.

Splinemodel comes from 3D modeling, which is a hobby of mine. It also has to do with a certain type of curves (spline curves), and since I'm an EE student that's another relation.

I also think it sounds good, and if you don't know what a spline is, it's easy to confuse it with spleen model, which is silly as hell ( = cool as hell for a geek).
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post #64 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Pleasant Grove, Texas.

"The Grove Rats" was an old-school 50s gang where my dad grew up (see above), and it is now a colloquial term for those living in P.G., Tx. Co-workers gave me the nickname.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Funnily enough, I always read your name as grooverat! Odd to think it's been groverat all this time... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

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All wor k and no play makes Jack a dull boyy
Alll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
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post #65 of 71
The Blue Meanies ("Are you...err...bluish? You look bluish!") were the monochrome bad guys in trippy 60s film 'Yellow Submarine'. But I really meant the moniker as a reference to an obscure piece of Apple trivia - Mac OS System 7 programmers were nicknamed the Blue Meanies because System 7 itself was codenamed 'Blue' (after the colour of the index cards used to list its planned features). The phrase stuck in my head because System 7 was the first version of the Mac OS I ever used. I arrived straight from Windoze 3.1 in 1995 <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> And you know what? The fact that you deleted files on a Mac by dumping them into a little virtual trash can was what turned me into a diehard Mac fan. In Windows 3.1 you had to edit obscure registries to delete files and even before I had discovered the Mac I remember thinking that that there had to be a better way to do it... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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Alll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
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post #66 of 71
My name is Macintosh because I am a Mac fan and the name "Macintosh" embodies everything that is Apple... from what the Mac did for the world to what it does for me, everyday...Macintosh was the first PC with a personality and a soul, it had charisma (like Steve Jobs has) and is everything the creators of it wanted it to be...The Macintosh is one of the greatest achievments in the history of the world...the way it implemented technology and brought power to the people...the Macintosh is Apple and Apple is the Macintosh..forever.

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post #67 of 71
Amen brother!

J
post #68 of 71
[quote]Funnily enough, I always read your name as grooverat! Odd to think it's been groverat all this time... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <hr></blockquote>

It's either that or people think my first name is Grover. "grover at what?"

grooverat does have a certain flair to it
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post #69 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>Amen brother!

J</strong><hr></blockquote>

I dont know if you are being serious or not, but I most certainly am..I know sometimes we all get at each others throats and we can be at odds with certain members here, but we are all linked together by our love of the macintosh and everything that it does for us, what we do with it, and what it stands for...in our lives...for everybody, whether they be Macintosh users or not, every human being is affected by what Apple does and what the original Macintosh did. There are certain things in life that are just worth using the Macintosh, compared to putting yourself through a tough experience and having pittfalls along the way..with Apple its a joyous occassion (most of the time) and we all can relate to that here...we are all in some way devoted to computers and the way that the Mac works with each of us rather than us always dictating to it...THIS is why I love Apple, they are the best company in the world as fas as I am concerned..I dont care whether I sound cultish in saying all of this or not because it is true that Apple combines poetry, artistry, and feeling in all that they do. I sometimes try to see past Apple's mistakes because everybody makes mistakes..but Apple rarely makes one that impacts my user experience as drastically as some of the problems I experience everyday at school on PC's..

Apple is the way, The way is Apple.

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post #70 of 71
Told Nunn's tale to Simple Ranger, the damaged dust-scout, who is a old man, watched his farm blow away in the hard and depressed highwindy days of the Bowl, got farmless, but however angled some job out of F. Delano R.'s WPA and set himself up in a plywood shack on the Big Dirt between here and El Reno, drawing government pay as a watcher for major and calamitous dust. Stayed out there near on forty years til looking at the dust made him damaged. Now he's too old not to be back, roving the streets in a kind of crazy d.j. vu, Minogue Oklahoma's own toothless R. Winkle, wants to re-know the lives of his people and their children after forty alone years of trying to make out the shape of his farm in the air. Buys me my personal beers with the checks some Washington D.C. computer sends him too much of, and I tell Simple Ranger things about Minogue only he don't know.

-- David Foster Wallace, "John Billy" from Girl With Curious Hair

...something I read one time.
post #71 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
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I dont know if you are being serious or not, but I most certainly am.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was and am.

J

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