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Fun: ‘splain your username


By RandomKG

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    #151 9 months ago
    Quoted from dung:

    Funny thing is I cannot remember what my old username on here was. I searched the ones I used to use back in the day, but doesn't pull anything up. To answer your question, no I have never used one starting with a K.

    Yeah i know, i was just kidding. Theres a guy that got banned from here and his name sounds like Canada sort of but spelled with a K instead of a C. He is hated so bad here that nobody is even allowed to say his name.

    #152 9 months ago

    When I was a kid a brand new Bally Fireball machine showed up at the local bowling alley and it was the most awesomeness in a pinball game I had ever seen. I mean demons and multiball? Just what a ten year old pinball enthusiast is looking for.

    And I played it whenever I could afford it, but people weren't just dropping dimes on the ground like they do pennies today. Occasionally there would be some locked balls to steal or maybe a replay left on it, but rarely.

    So when I joined up I wanted to be Odin in honor of that game, but it was already taken, so I went with o-din instead.

    #153 9 months ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Yes, it is real. Roughly the same size as the game backglass without script. Work was completed after return from my fourth combat tour.

    That's badass. Thanks for your service.

    #154 9 months ago

    Song name by a band called "The O".

    #155 9 months ago

    If i remember correctly, the name comes from some computer game villain called lord lich luzurius or something, from an old c64 rpg i had In my youth.

    #156 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    When I was a kid a brand new Bally Fireball machine showed up at the local bowling alley and it was the most awesomeness in a pinball game I had ever seen. I mean demons and multiball? Just what a ten year old pinball enthusiast is looking for.
    And I played it whenever I could afford it, but people weren't just dropping dimes on the ground like they do pennies today. Occasionally there would be some locked balls to steal or maybe a replay left on it, but rarely.
    So when I joined up I wanted to be Odin in honor of that game, but it was already taken, so I went with o-din instead.

    You should have went by Wotan then or asshole Sorry, that's what TheLaw should change his name to.

    #157 9 months ago

    CRWJumper (pronounced crew jumper) - CRW stands for Canopy Relative Work. It's a discipline in skydiving where we don't freefall, but open our parachutes the moment we exit the plane, usually around 2.5 miles high. We then fly our parachutes into each other and grab them to create parachute formations. Most skydivers call us crazy because they don't like it when things go wrong and the parachutes collapse and wrap around us and we have to cut them away and then open our reserve parachutes. What a bunch of babies!
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    #158 9 months ago

    I am tall. I am blonde. And tallblonde was taken years ago when AIM and home computers became a thing, so blondetall it was.

    (For some reason, lots of you seem to read it as blondetail. I am not a deer.)

    #159 9 months ago

    i live in baltimore and i like pinball

    #160 9 months ago

    Partly because there is a learning curve when diagnosing pinball issues with the power on , but mostly because I've always been an Ace Frehley/KISS fan.

    #161 9 months ago

    I'm a big PC online FPS (First Person Shooter) player so while in game when I kill you the server notifies you that you were just killed by Death Himself, been using that name since 1992 to present in every game and forum now.

    #162 9 months ago

    Hats just don’t fit my large melon!

    #163 9 months ago

    I only did 3,300 jumps with students and a couple of tv shoots. The crw you did was crazy. People don’t realize how hard that is. Great pics!!

    #164 9 months ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Yeah i know, i was just kidding. Theres a guy that got banned from here and his name sounds like Canada sort of but spelled with a K instead of a C. He is hated so bad here that nobody is even allowed to say his name.

    I know of who you speak.

    Oh, and for whoever mentioned brokedad, not a name I have gone by. Managed to avoid kids thus far.

    #165 9 months ago

    I spent 23 years in the Air Force fixing jets, specifically aircraft Fuel Systems...F-4s, F-15s, F-16s and A-10s...so, FtrMech...Fighter Mechanic. Now working for Lockheed as a Systems Engineer on the F-22.

    #166 9 months ago

    jar = JAR, my initials.

    155 is a bit of a story, but I'll condense it down best I can. I used to play soccer, baseball, football, and basketball in competition leagues. In high school I played soccer, football, and basketball. After so many overlapping seasons for so many years, you sort of start to burn out. I dropped all my high school sports except for football, and then only kept on with basketball in the comp league.

    The team I was on for basketball was good. Everybody could shoot, we were very athletic, and we were blowing teams out routinely. To make the games more fun, we started doing goofy stuff for fun. We still played hard, but we made pre-game programs to hand out as people came in, we did a halftime half court shot to win something, we got the high school drill team to perform (that pissed some parents off), and we just had more fun in our play, but we still played hard and won. It became a hangout thing, just like regular high school basketball and we would often get 100-200 students there. Other teams complained that we were distracting though, and the league shut down all the antics. The crowds kept coming though.

    I still wanted to do something fun, so I took some white tape and added an additional 5 to my jersey, to make it go from 15 to 155. About 3 minutes into the game the ref noticed and just started blowing his whistle like crazy and gave me a technical foul and made me remove the extra digit. The crowd booed like crazy. The rest of the game, any time I committed a foul, the ref would say, "that's a foul on one five" and the crowd would add in a loud "five!" right after. It carried over to the next game, and any time my number was announced, they would add an extra five.

    It just stuck. I've been using jar155 online ever since, which is a good 20 years now.

    #167 9 months ago

    My name is Casey. I used to live in Milwaukee around the time that I created usernames for a lot of things. MKE is Milwaukee's airport abbreviation. So it's M-K-E-Casey.

    #168 9 months ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Yeah i know, i was just kidding. Theres a guy that got banned from here and his name sounds like Canada sort of but spelled with a K instead of a C. He is hated so bad here that nobody is even allowed to say his name.

    Kaneda.

    #169 9 months ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    You should have went by Wotan then or asshole

    I considered wotan, but didn't seem right.

    I suppose it could have been wo-tan or ass-hole.

    #170 9 months ago

    Hey, The Pinball Works. Lets play.

    #171 9 months ago

    I work in a lab that tests vehicles. Long ago, whoever could make something work that no one else could would declare themselves as "King of the Lab!" Well … combine that with that I started to get all of the most complicated and timing expedited projects to make my projects the highest priority in the lab, and me being the king kind of stuck for the last 15 years or so. Even the secretary made a business card for me with my title as being "King of the Lab" as a joke. King plus my initials make it KingBW.

    #172 9 months ago
    Quoted from skyrex:

    I used to be a full time skydiver. Sky plus Rex which is Latin for King. So skyrex is sky king

    Neat! I used to be the Sunday videographer and packer for about 7 years. Retired from working in the sport and just jump for fun now. I still maintain 4 sport rigs and 2 antiques that I jump!

    My name is part of my last name and I fix / sell TVs for a living.

    #173 9 months ago
    Quoted from crwjumper:

    CRWJumper (pronounced crew jumper) - CRW stands for Canopy Relative Work. It's a discipline in skydiving where we don't freefall, but open our parachutes the moment we exit the plane, usually around 2.5 miles high. We then fly our parachutes into each other and grab them to create parachute formations. Most skydivers call us crazy because they don't like it when things go wrong and the parachutes collapse and wrap around us and we have to cut them away and then open our reserve parachutes. What a bunch of babies!
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    Nice pics. I have maybe 10 crw jumps. 2, 3 and 4 way. Nothing that big. If you guys are ever up my way. I have 2 Para commanders that get regular use. I am still looking for a Paradactle or thunder bow to add to the arsenal if you have one on the shelf for sale

    #174 9 months ago

    1993 Supercharged Cobra Mustang - I've owned it for over 20 years. It replaced a 67 Fastback I drove everyday, at the time, as my dad was determined I wasn't going to drive old hot rods all the time, I was determined I'd find a late model adequate replacement. License plate says SCCOBRA.
    My wife and I dated in it, and I street raced a lot of folks with it back in the day, many times in the middle of the night, and it's known a little locally for that. It doesn't get out much these days but I've managed to hold on to it. I have another 67 Fastback now too, much like the one I sold.
    There ya have it.

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    #175 9 months ago

    Mine's just a carryover from the username I've had for 15+ years at http://www.stevehoffman.tv (audiophile recordings/mastering and pro audio equipment discussions); first half of the name's obvious in that regard and the last part comes from me being a longtime Rod Serling fan.

    #176 9 months ago

    Super interesting stuff everyone so far. Thanks for participating. My IRL friends are making fun of me for this post, but it’s ok, they’re tools.

    #177 9 months ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    I am tall. I am blonde. And tallblonde was taken years ago when AIM and home computers became a thing, so blondetall it was.
    (For some reason, lots of you seem to read it as blondetail. I am not a deer.)

    SORRY.,

    #178 9 months ago

    Nickname = Bud
    First name = Edwin

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    #179 9 months ago

    I worked for the Mars candy company in Chicago for over 22 years. We make Snickers, Milky Way,
    3 Musketeers and Dove chocolate bars. Besides the candy bars, we make the milk chocolate for the candy
    for our own use as well as supplying it to other Mars plants for their candy production. I was a chocolate
    plant process operator until I retired. One of the quality tests is a taste test and I was regularly recertified
    to do so. I could eat all the candy and chocolate I wanted to while I was at work. We can make over
    150,000 lbs of chocolate in 8 hours. 3 Musketeers originally was a 3 piece bar with vanilla, chocolate,
    and strawberry centers which explains the name. Snickers was named after a Mars family horse. M&M
    stands for Mars and Murray who invented it. Before refrigeration was common, M&Ms allowed chocolate
    to be consumed in summer when it would otherwise just melt.

    "The best candy on Earth comes from Mars".

    #180 9 months ago

    I like beer

    #181 9 months ago

    It's obvious

    #182 9 months ago

    I’m an electronics guy. It’s a bit of an inside electronics joke. When you blow up a component you let the magic smoke out. The magic smoke is what makes the component function. My wife immediately thought it meant weed smoke.

    #183 9 months ago

    Self explanatory?

    #184 9 months ago

    Your ISP has an odd ping?

    #185 9 months ago
    Quoted from candyman:

    I worked for the Mars candy company in Chicago for over 22 years. We make Snickers, Milky Way,
    3 Musketeers and Dove chocolate bars. Besides the candy bars, we make the milk chocolate for the candy
    for our own use as well as supplying it to other Mars plants for their candy production. I was a chocolate
    plant process operator until I retired. One of the quality tests is a taste test and I was regularly recertified
    to do so. I could eat all the candy and chocolate I wanted to while I was at work. We can make over
    150,000 lbs of chocolate in 8 hours. 3 Musketeers originally was a 3 piece bar with vanilla, chocolate,
    and strawberry centers which explains the name. Snickers was named after a Mars family horse. M&M
    stands for Mars and Murray who invented it. Before refrigeration was common, M&Ms allowed chocolate
    to be consumed in summer when it would otherwise just melt.
    "The best candy on Earth comes from Mars".

    Very awesome write up!

    Cool to hear about the candy origins. I had NO idea about the 3 Musketeers!

    #186 9 months ago

    Mine is simple, just my last name.

    #187 9 months ago

    I have used the handle Chippe ever since I started on the internet. It's a shortening of my last name, and the nick name my friends always used when I was younger.

    I signed up on so many websites and forums, and probably lost track. Several websites already had a user with the name Chippe, probably me, so I just tacked on the 01, and that handle is now what I always use.

    My avatar is a photo of my youngest feline, Polly. I just melted at the look she gave me in that photo, so I used that.

    #188 9 months ago

    Fisherman first, pinballer second. First callout you hear when you push the start button on Fish Tales.

    #189 9 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Your ISP has an odd ping?

    I guess it's not that obvious then.
    I have pins,I play like a Pin God on them

    #190 9 months ago
    Quoted from pingod:

    I guess it's not that obvious then.
    I have pins,I play like a Pin God on them

    I was just funning of course

    #191 9 months ago

    I am a mold remediation contractor

    #192 9 months ago
    Quoted from FunGuy:

    I am a mold remediation contractor

    My fav so far

    #193 9 months ago

    Well, even though I am red-headed and had a short fuse in my younger years, my name is not about throwing tamtrums in the traditional sense. It is, however, the name of the trick in wakeboarding for a heel side backflip. In 2000, I was working on this trick when my left binding came off and the board did a 360 with my right foot still in it. The result was a spiral fracture of the lower tibia, a spiral fracture of the upper fibula, and a pulmonary embolism nearly resulting in death.

    Anyway, after getting home from the hospital and lying around for days, I started playing online Yahoo games (mainly Spades). I needed a screen name, and “Mr. Tantrum” came to mind as homage to this time in my life.

    #194 9 months ago

    I owned a few Plymouth Prowlers back in the early 2000's. Have been collecting and had about 5 Lotus's since 2010 but Lotusman justs doesn't have the same ring to it. Plus everyone knows me as prowlerman

    #195 9 months ago
    Quoted from candyman:

    I worked for the Mars candy company in Chicago for over 22 years. We make Snickers, Milky Way,
    3 Musketeers and Dove chocolate bars. Besides the candy bars, we make the milk chocolate for the candy
    for our own use as well as supplying it to other Mars plants for their candy production. I was a chocolate
    plant process operator until I retired. One of the quality tests is a taste test and I was regularly recertified
    to do so. I could eat all the candy and chocolate I wanted to while I was at work. We can make over
    150,000 lbs of chocolate in 8 hours. 3 Musketeers originally was a 3 piece bar with vanilla, chocolate,
    and strawberry centers which explains the name. Snickers was named after a Mars family horse. M&M
    stands for Mars and Murray who invented it. Before refrigeration was common, M&Ms allowed chocolate
    to be consumed in summer when it would otherwise just melt.
    "The best candy on Earth comes from Mars".

    I work for the railroad that services the Mars candy factory. You guys used to give the guys that worked the job a huge bag of candy about once a month. That fresh candy was by far the best I've ever had.

    #196 9 months ago

    I use my real name

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    #197 9 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Well, even though I am red-headed and had a short fuse in my younger years, my name is not about throwing tamtrums in the traditional sense. It is, however, the name of the trick in wakeboarding for a heel side backflip. In 2000, I was working on this trick when my left binding came off and the board did a 360 with my right foot still in it. The result was a spiral fracture of the lower tibia, a spiral fracture of the upper fibula, and a pulmonary embolism nearly resulting in death.
    Anyway, after getting home from the hospital and lying around for days, I started playing online Yahoo games (mainly Spades). I needed a screen name, and “Mr. Tantrum” came to mind as homage to this time in my life.

    Wow! You are lucky to be alive, not to mention have a leg! What prison did you learn to play Spades at?

    #198 9 months ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I use my real name [quoted image]

    Did we navigate our way off the runway once upon a time?

    #199 9 months ago

    My name is Pete and i like pinball

    #200 9 months ago

    My name is DaveH in both Pinball and real life because my mom named me that.

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