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Fun: ‘splain your username


By RandomKG

1 year ago



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    #201 1 year ago

    Mad, crazy science teacher, who perspires too much aka Mr Driskel.

    I am none of the above, but 25+ years ago, I needed a username for the an internet account and that was the first thing that popped into my head, without planning. I later needed to justify the name

    #202 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

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

    I ended up being is some form of a cast for a full year - full let, 1/2 leg, boot. By the time I started rehab my calf was about the size of my wrist. Anyway, got back to myself not soon after, and no lingering effects. Although, my orthopedic told me I lost about 1/4" in my right leg. I still cycle and run occasionally, but never really noticed the difference.

    As far as my card playing, quite the opposite - Oklahoma Baptist University spades champion 1990. That and sneaking up to the boys dorm attic for our Friday night poker tournaments (I was an R.A., so I had a key )

    #203 1 year ago

    I love knockers! Big ones that bang the side of the cabinet..

    #204 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I use my real name [quoted image]

    I thought u were paying homage to an ex wife!

    #205 1 year ago

    Favorite band back in the day + favorite video game console back in the day (not the *best* mind you, but my personal favorite for a slew of reasons).

    #206 1 year ago

    I was trying to think of an online name that made sense for a pinball website, and I wasn't on any other online forums so didn't already have other online names.
    Hmmm, ...something-pinball, ...pinball-something.
    Pinball-is-great is what stuck in my head, so I went with that.

    Another interest of mine is canoeing & kayaking, so sometimes I use canoemike for online names.

    #207 1 year ago
    Quoted from candyman:

    3 Musketeers originally was a 3 piece bar with vanilla, chocolate,
    and strawberry centers which explains the name.

    To this day
    I swear that when I eat a 3 Musketeer bar,
    i still taste a hint of strawberry in the light fluff filling.

    #208 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I use my real name [quoted image]

    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I thought u were paying homage to an ex wife!

    Perhaps an ex wife who works at Deeproot?

    2 weeks later
    #209 1 year ago

    MY name is Joe. I am a Mold Remediation Contractor. Everyone in my business community calls me The only Funguy you want in your house,

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    #210 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunGuy:

    MY name is Joe. I am a Mold Remediation Contractor. Everyone in my business community calls me The only Funguy you want in your house,
    [quoted image]

    Mold remediation....is that like therapy?

    3 weeks later
    #211 1 year ago

    Dan Q is my first name and last initial.

    I share a birthday with Elvis.

    Elvis famously muttered "Thank you very much" a lot.

    But wait, there's more to the story!

    Look closer at my avatar. That's not Elvis, it's Andy Kaufman doing his (excellent) Elvis impersonation.

    And of course, Andy's "weird foreign guy" character said "tank you veddy much" after his impersonations.

    Long story short, it's that voice I hear internally when I contemplate my username, I really don't think I'm as cool as freaking Elvis when I make one of my pithy comments. I put myself out there, trying to be funny mostly, then I meekly, internally, say "DanQVerymuch."

    4 months later
    #212 10 months ago
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    #213 10 months ago

    My favorite vacation spot back in the day... The Beechwood section of Ludington state park. So awesome. Like pinball. So it stuck.

    #214 10 months ago

    Man mine is so boring.

    First name and first initial of my last name.

    #215 10 months ago

    "beadwindow" is a term from my military days. if that word was said over comms, it meant that some sensitive info was inadvertently mentioned on the net and everyone needs to be advised. it was also followed by a number combo that gave specific data relating to the nature of the info. of course, we used it (or some other previously agreed upon term) to let all the guys know that one of the jefes was listening in on our team comms and to keep things business-like.

    #216 10 months ago

    Mine is due to the fact I've always like Williams games. I remember playing them when I was really young. My first games was a Williams. I like the pointy art figures on the late 60s early 70's EMs. And when buying used ones that aren't from an ad, they always seem to from Williams.....

    #217 10 months ago

    First name, last initial, degree...when I receive messages addressed to mr. Mee I get suspicious.

    #218 10 months ago

    Trying to will a Ready Player One (book, not movie) pin into existence...

    #219 10 months ago

    Doug and (n) Andi (my wife’s and my first name...also stands for deoxyribonucleic acid...what I extracted from grasses to sequence during college for a job, and what makes us us. pac stands for Physician Assistant-Certified...what I do. Thus dnapac.

    #220 10 months ago

    I'm a piano tuner and I bleed Maize and Blue.

    #221 10 months ago

    When I lived in Stevens Point, I would call it SPoint for short. 28 is for the Z28 I had in high school.
    And of course my name is Tom.

    #222 10 months ago

    First and middle initial, plus the name of the main character from one of my favorite John Carpenter movies.

    #223 10 months ago
    Quoted from jasonspoint28:

    When I lived in Stevens Point, I would call it SPoint for short. 28 is for the Z28 I had in high school.
    And of course my name is Tom.

    JK

    #224 10 months ago

    My college degree is in film production and I worked corporate film and video for over a decade, still do shoots when I can squeeze them in. More of a Cinematographer by trade, but The Director sounded cooler. So, I went with it and have used on all gaming related forums since.

    #225 10 months ago
    Quoted from ChrisS:

    Man mine is so boring.

    I know the feeling.

    #226 10 months ago

    Because Defender is an awesome game!
    I got my Defender Vid in 1992 and my Defender pin in 2006.

    They never get old!

    #227 10 months ago

    The mainframe computer login that was assigned to me in the early 1980s that has been forever etched into my brain, as I came to use it across multiple systems...

    #229 10 months ago

    goes back to the 90s when MKII was huge (baraka). NDL is an acronym for a drum line i was in.

    #230 10 months ago

    My Username is a simplified pronouncing of how my family has always pronounced our last name which is "Rumsey".

    #231 10 months ago

    Friends and visitors would come over and loved hanging out in my game room. Lots of pins,arcade games, neon signs and monster memorabilia. Huge bar full of liquor and craft beer too. A few guests said this place is like dave and busters but the games, beer, liquor and food are all free. This is the ultimate game room!
    The name stuck even tho it is far from some of the insane collections I’ve seen here on pinside.

    #232 10 months ago

    Stretch is always taken so i have to add a number after it.

    #233 10 months ago

    Bublehead is a shortened version of bubblehead which is what Submariners (like myself) in the US Navy are called by the Surface Warfare types, i.e. the blokes that we liked to call “targets”. They thought it was a great put-down. Submariners are a crazy lot, so we started calling ourselves bubbleheads just to get their goats. In the early days of the net, IRC chat rooms only allowed a nickname 9 characters long, so I dropped the extra “b” and became Bublehead on all the forums. Hit me up for some crusty sea stories from the cold war, buy me a pint of my favorite, and I’ll spin a yarn for ya matey.

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    #234 9 months ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    goes back to the 90s when MKII was huge (baraka). NDL is an acronym for a drum line i was in.

    I had no idea the etymology of your username and glad you explained this. I have always read it as "Barak and I" though when I've seen you post over the years haha

    #235 9 months ago

    Crash Bandicoot.

    #236 9 months ago
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    #237 9 months ago

    I flew F-16s in the US Air Force and my tactical nickname was Toucan.
    So my user name here is ToucanF16

    #238 9 months ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    I flew F-16s in the US Air Force and my tactical nickname was Toucan.
    So my user name here is ToucanF16

    Thanks for your service.

    #239 9 months ago

    Mine is pretty boring as well and self-explanatory to the folks here and I use it in other areas as well, but... a few of the members in my car club misread it and thought it was "HomeGrown". I was wondering why everyone was always asking me for weed....

    They still refer (reefer?) to me as HomeGrown.

    #240 9 months ago

    I wired an electric fence transformer to the bird feeders to keep the squirrels off of them.
    My wife thought it was funny and came up with the name for her EBay handle.
    I stole it from her.
    She was pissed.

    E.

    #241 9 months ago

    Me almost 20 years ago . Pinball is safer. Glad I’m still here .Suzuki GSXR

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    #242 9 months ago

    kinda self explanatory - I just made mine up spur of the moment however many years ago when I was dipping my toes in the Pinside pool after hearing everyone on rgp bitch about all the prima donnas over here.

    Had I known I would become one of them, I may have spent more time on my username...

    #243 9 months ago

    First 3 letters of my last name raised to the 10th power.

    Shorter than typing:
    zen_multiplied_by_0b1001010100000010111110010000000000

    Please don’t beat me up and take my lunch money.

    #244 9 months ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    I actually don't remember my actual Pinside signup process or why I chose to go full vanity on it. If I had it to do over I'd probably go with one of my more absurd online monikers. Gornkleschnitzer comes to mind. (Source: Made up at random to test a nonsense generator on a web site.)

    So it turns out you can request to have your username changed!

    In other news, symbols don't show up properly on my phone, and I may have just reported my quoted post.

    5 months later
    #245 4 months ago

    I almost went with Needles’n’pins. Being a T1 diabetic I though it was a pretty good mash up until my wife said to most people it might make me look like a junkie.

    #246 4 months ago
    Quoted from Boof-Ed:

    I almost went with Needles’n’pins. Being a T1 diabetic I though it was a pretty good mash up until my wife said to most people it might make me look like a junkie.

    We should start our own club. Us T1's need to stick together.

    Since I am here...

    My username stands for "Straight Down The Middle in St. Louis" It is reference to what happens too often when I play pinball.

    #247 4 months ago

    I have been a coin op amusement and vending technician since 1982......we are known as 'star techs', probably due to all of the space and sci fi themes in video games and pins, etc. I would create a name called Startech *does anyone remember the startech journal?) but it was always taken so i went with Startek.......then some big company created a cell phone called the startek phone and all of a sudden my email account went down so now it is Startek2......

    #248 4 months ago

    Cause Dean Malenko was the best!

    #249 4 months ago
    Quoted from SDTMinSTL:

    We should start our own club. Us T1's need to stick together.
    Since I am here...
    My username stands for "Straight Down The Middle in St. Louis" It is reference to what happens too often when I play pinball.

    Maybe there is one already. Haven’t really looked.

    2 months later
    #250 48 days ago

    I played 8 ball on the circuit for awhile and live in Texas. Bonus , I played eight ball deluxe back in the early 80's and now want to buy one. lol

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