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  1. Aug 17, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    How did you pick yours?
     
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    JamesU

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    how did you pick yours?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2005 #3

    wolram

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    Easy say it backwards.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2005 #4

    EL

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    Guess.....
     
  6. Aug 17, 2005 #5

    BobG

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    Wow, what a coincidence! That's how I picked mine, too. Seems like everyone's favorite response to me is, "Gee, Bob ..... "
     
  7. Aug 17, 2005 #6
    I selected my username from a list of five arrived at by the ancient Southwest Native American ritual of "Tossing the Knuckles", in which a set of armadillo knuckles are shaken up in a leather bag, then tossed onto the ground and "read" by the "Knuckle Man", head of the Armadillo Secret Society.

    Since I had no armadillo knuckles, I used a bunch of old prescription pills I had at the back of the medicine cabinet, and since the last "Knuckle Man" died in 1957, I pulled a half sleeping, homeless man out of his cardboard and rag shelter on B-Street and told him to utter the first sounds that occured to him upon seeing the pills land, and I carefully recorded each answer on the sidewalk in chalk. Then I left.

    Later that day, I returned to see which of the names had been scuffed away by the feet of passersby, and which hadn't. That was a couple/three years ago now, so I don't remember anymore which one was left.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2005 #7

    Moonbear

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    :bugeye: Brilliant! I never noticed that before.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2005 #8

    wolram

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    Zooby, you should not keep old pills about, and how could you be so cruel
    to that homeless man :surprised
     
  10. Aug 17, 2005 #9

    wolram

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    They named the town after me :rofl:
     
  11. Aug 17, 2005 #10

    wolram

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    Even Less likely to shell out :rofl:
     
  12. Aug 17, 2005 #11

    EL

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    Quite close...not :smile:
     
  13. Aug 17, 2005 #12
    Boilerplate military call sign phonetically composed of "E" for Enlisted, "6" for rank of Staff Sergeant, and "S" for my last initial. My last OIC gave himself the callsign "Il Duce" because he fancied himself somewhat. And yes, in the military, giving yourself a callsign is the same as civilians giving themselves a nickname, it just dosen't work. He was no leader.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2005 #13

    wolram

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    I all ways fancied Romeo Mike, but that would have made me as bad as your
    OIC : :grumpy:
     
  15. Aug 17, 2005 #14
    Clearly, I "tossed" the old pills at the first opportunity, and the homeless man is now honored to be under the impression he is a "Knckle Man" and leader of the Secret Armadillo Society. Did wonders for his self-esteem.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2005 #15
    I just used the same name of my Diablo II account I created years ago.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2005 #16
    Morphism
    So I was like, "well, I define a hypermorphism to be a map from a person into the internet, preserving the structure of the person's original thought process"... Um, yeah. :tongue:
     
  18. Aug 17, 2005 #17

    wolram

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    A bit like the Matrixs, and what a cheek putting an "f", in my UN, plagiarists
     
  19. Aug 17, 2005 #18

    arildno

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    arild is my first name, no is part of my last name.

    If I recall correctly, Hurkyl was an avid fan of Magic:The Gathering earlier..
     
  20. Aug 17, 2005 #19

    Moonbear

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    I have more fun thinking of your name as, "Arild! No!!!!!!" I just figured you heard that a lot from your mom when you were growing up and thought it was your full name. :biggrin:
     
  21. Aug 17, 2005 #20
    Take a guess.
     
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