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Why your Pinside name?

By HoneyBadger

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    I’ve always been curious as to why people choose the names of their Pinside handles. Mine (Honey Badger) came from a nickname a few of my buddies gave me. What’s the story behind your handle?

    #2 9 months ago

    I was a computer science major in college. Some of us picked names of lizards to name our computers / use as a network handle - I chose ‘skink’.

    #3 9 months ago

    Someone else already had JeffZ

    #4 9 months ago

    Many years ago a few friends said “ this is the ultimate game room, it’s like Dave and Busters but the games, food, beer and liquor are all free!”

    #5 9 months ago

    Chuck - nick name from high school

    Wurt - family nick name (last name Wurtenberger)

    Chuckwurt was my AIM handle back in 00-01. Kept it for everything online since.

    #6 9 months ago

    I mash pins!

    #7 9 months ago

    I was (am) a huge mark for Dean Malenko. Unfortunately people think its a Milenko / Insane Clown Posse reference and that makes me sad.

    #8 9 months ago

    Sunn amplifiers + RAT distortion pedal.

    #9 9 months ago

    icanswim derived from a 10 year career as a paid professional swimmer, and 70 was for my grandfather who passed away at 70. Has been my online handle for about a decade now!

    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    I was (am) a huge mark for Dean Malenko. Unfortunately people think its a Milenko / Insane Clown Posse reference and that makes me sad.

    I only know one malenko and it’s Dean. I was a huge wrestling fan in 99-02 or so and he was my favorite.

    #11 9 months ago

    Sataneatscheese

    Huge Weird Al fan here. Remember back in the day there were all sorts of controversies and rumors about bands putting subliminal and satanic messages in their music? Weird Al parodied this and put funny messages in a few of his songs when played backwards. In particular his "Nature Trail To Hell" song plays "Satan Eats Cheese Wiz" when played backwards.

    12 year old me thought this was hilarious, and when I chose my first usernames, I used this. This became my throwaway user name over the years. I had to register for an account on pinside to ask a question, and used my old throwaway. I was not planning to tumble this far down the pinball rabbit hole, but I don't think any of us were. I'd change my name on here to something else, but in a forum that deals with buying and selling, reputation is important, so I have not changed my username nor have I changed my avatar since joining.

    Here is the Weird Al reference.

    #12 9 months ago

    I needed a user name back in the ‘90s. I was sitting at a desk and saw a Krupps brand coffee maker. Bam. Krupps was my user name and it’s lasted ever since.

    #13 9 months ago

    Looks like 3 others have had the Krupps epiphany as well. Haha

    #14 9 months ago

    I’m wacky

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Looks like 3 others have had the Krupps epiphany as well. Haha

    And I thought I was being so random and original! Wonder what their stories are...hopefully all named after the coffee maker.

    #16 9 months ago

    I would say lack of originality combined with recently reading Ernest Cline's book when I signed up. Never had an online name before and I agree with sataneatscheese, wasn't necessarily planning on being as active on the site as I am at the time.

    #17 9 months ago

    Well, mtn is a abbreviation of the handle I used back in the Commodore 64 pirate days..

    #19 9 months ago

    My name is Elliott and have always been a easy/chill guy...
    Friend in high school starting calling me easye and this has always been my nickname
    Also group of friends of mine all had AIM screen names ending in 9901...
    No meaning to the 9901, we just thought it was cool

    #20 9 months ago

    I never got into screen names or handles.

    #21 9 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I never got into screen names or handles.

    Things like that don't matter when you get to a certain age.

    #22 9 months ago

    Every time my boys won any type of game they will say I got a Dub
    So every time I beat them at basketball or a video game I will tell them Iam papa dubs because all I do is win

    #23 9 months ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Things like that don't matter when you get to a certain age.

    When did screen names/handles become popular? Early 80's during the video game era?

    I was 25 in 1980 and building my first house. Never got into gaming or had time for it.

    #24 9 months ago

    42 year career field printer service engineer . Field service is a ongoing sea of negatively . Having positive outlook key to getting best possible results with lifes issues .

    Enjoy your day Shane

    #25 9 months ago

    Beechwood is my favorite camping section in Ludington State Park.

    #26 9 months ago

    I was bored and decided to check out the sight. It was meant as a temporary name thinking I could change it later on.

    #27 9 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    When did screen names/handles become popular? Early 80's during the video game era?
    I was 25 in 1980 and building my first house. Never got into gaming or had time for it.

    Same age as Bryan so also never had a video game handle. Jenk = first letters of last name plus 540i = one of the best cars I ever owned.

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    #28 9 months ago

    I like tuna.

    #29 9 months ago

    Anagram of my real first name.

    #30 9 months ago

    My avatar is a picture of our Persian pinball cat from the country of Oman. Sometimes we have to block off the pinball room when he gets feisty, as he will jump up on the machines relentlessly to chase the ball around.

    The name Ockey is a nick-name I sometimes call my wife. The cat's name is Oman.

    #31 9 months ago

    Reading sword and sorcery stories in the USAF during Vietnam,the stories of Count Brass in the chronicles of Castle Brass,Dorian Van Hawkmoon was the main hero, and I also had that handle during the 70s cb radio craze!!!

    #32 9 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    When did screen names/handles become popular? Early 80's during the video game era?

    AOL in the 90s, I think. And hey!...I'm with you on this one.

    #33 9 months ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    Sataneatscheese
    Huge Weird Al fan here. Remember back in the day there were all sorts of controversies and rumors about bands putting subliminal and satanic messages in their music? Weird Al parodied this and put funny messages in a few of his songs when played backwards. In particular his "Nature Trail To Hell" song plays "Satan Eats Cheese Wiz" when played backwards.
    12 year old me thought this was hilarious, and when I chose my first usernames, I used this. This became my throwaway user name over the years. I had to register for an account on pinside to ask a question, and used my old throwaway. I was not planning to tumble this far down the pinball rabbit hole, but I don't think any of us were. I'd change my name on here to something else, but in a forum that deals with buying and selling, reputation is important, so I have not changed my username nor have I changed my avatar since joining.
    Here is the Weird Al reference.

    Since you are on Pinside quite often I was curious to why your user name was so shockingly silly. I pictured you as possibly a guy w/ a pointed goatee & wearing an upside down cross around your neck, etc. Anyhow, good to know that another Pinsider isn't going to be abducted then sacrificed when they pick up a machine from you.

    #34 9 months ago

    .

    #35 9 months ago

    hehe

    #36 9 months ago

    So you’re not a doorbell man, then?

    #37 9 months ago

    Been running since my first race when I was 5 years old and still to this day up at 430AM many days and still running up to 100 miles a week.

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    #38 9 months ago

    I have a big nose like a toucan and I flew F-16s in the Air Force.

    #39 9 months ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Things like that don't matter when you get to a certain age.

    Try releasing copyrighted material on BBSes during the 90s using your real name..

    #40 9 months ago

    Bought my first jukebox 20 years ago, a 1959 Seeburg model 220. It was the first stereo jukebox produced.

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    #41 9 months ago

    From Baltimore (B-More) & I like Pinball

    #42 9 months ago

    My family has been in the beer distribution business, primarily Anheuser-Busch, for 72 years.

    #43 9 months ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    My family has been in the beer distribution business, primarily Anheuser-Busch, for 72 years.

    I'll bet you have some old Bud neon signs around the old man-cave worth a good bit!!

    #45 9 months ago

    mine's a play on one of my favorite Bill Murray characters, using my last name 'Ehrlich'.

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    #46 9 months ago

    My screen name is synonymous with the sound of me playing any pinball table.

    #47 9 months ago
    Quoted from mtn-:

    Try releasing copyrighted material on BBSes during the 90s using your real name..

    I was making fun of Bryan_Kelly being older than dirt.

    #48 9 months ago

    Monty Python fan

    What's brown and sounds like a bell?

    #49 9 months ago

    My initials

    #50 9 months ago

    I collected transformers for many 20 years and always love the character Blackzarak

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