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cplmac

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You know eventually he is gonna have to retire. I don't think AARP is gonna appreciate the way a fellow senior is being treated on national TV.

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cplmac wrote:
You know eventually he is gonna have to retire. I don't think AARP is gonna appreciate the way a fellow senior is being treated on national TV. 




I guess all good things must come to an end.

..but he'll always be my favorite.

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Boingo_Babe wrote:
Fodder....the George Michael song was what first popped into my head when I saw you. Hehehehe...nice thread.

As for me, Boingo comes from the 80's band Oingo Boingo. I think most of you know that by now. If you don't know them, you probably know the movie Weird Science. They wrote that song. They also have a 'cameo,' so to speak, in Sixteen Candles. At the dance, they play Dead Man's Party. Babe...ehhh, the only reason I picked this word was for illiteration. It has no meaning at all. Besides, most of you just calll me Boingo anyway.

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WOW! I figured that was it, and rather enjoyed groups like that, though I am more into the Bangles, GoGo's, Devo (who got a start from here in Ohio!) for much of the groups of that era. Then of course, there is the bagpipe music.

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Spacey

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Where does my name come from?? As quite a few of you may know, the "*BEL*" part is my clan tag, indicating that I am the head of BEL Clan. As for the "_e" part, we must take a trip in the way-back machine to see both of the directions from which my name comes. We had a good sized group of folks at the Columbus Works of Bell Labs (aka Columbus Bell or CB) who played UT almost daily during lunch and sometimes after work. I orignally started playing as "stargazer", which is my first email/UN*X account which dates back to around 1981 (and reflected my lifelong hobby of Astronomy as well as the fact that I was majoring in Astrophysics). Well, this was a very tough group to play with, as several members were on the a Pro tour or regularly played on the pro tour servers, and name stood out like a neon sign at times...Can we say "Target Practice"? Good! I knew we could! Anyways, I was trying to think of a new name which would be less visible, and then I had my back go out big time. About a week later, when I got back to work, I was on Vicodin 2*750mg/75mg every 4 hours, along with Cyclobenzeprin (a muscle relaxer) and Naproxin...talk about being trippy legally! Well, the first few days, I actually got dizzy trying to play and would almost imediately drop out, but a few days later, it lessened and I could play...but I was still spacey (Wow! See Mr. Hand!). The brain was still able to think "Spacey ... space ... stars ... spacey " and then it occurred to me... a space character followed by an E... SPACE-E! Great pun and almost nothing to see! Well, when I tried to enter it into UT, it made the space character an underscore, but I kept it anyways, so I ended up with my name. And it with the clan tag, it makes for great puns like

BEL E Dance
BEL E Laugh
BEL E Ache
BEL E Full
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BTW... While I and most of the commanders of BEL Clan used to work at CB,
BEL Clan pre-dates any of us joining it. And the fact that none of us work there any longer (we are all a part of the 100K+ laid off by Lucent), it still does not stop me from making comments like "BEL Labs Research has found that goo is dangerous to your health!"

So just remember... You can call E, or you can call me SPACEY, or you can call me BEL, just please don't shoot/punch me in the BEL-E!

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Go Devo!

Mark Mothersbaugh is a personal hero of mine, did the music for Rushmore to The Royal Tenenbaums to Rugrats to, like, a bajillion other of the catchiest things you've ever heard ever!

(Also a closet Bangles fan... but don't tell anybody. Zoë says I have a 'thing' for 'chick bands', but I think it's just good music. )
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Walk like an Egyptian!

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J.Zero wrote:
Go Devo!

Mark Mothersbaugh is a personal hero of mine, did the music for Rushmore to The Royal Tenenbaums to Rugrats to, like, a bajillion other of the catchiest things you've ever heard ever!

(Also a closet Bangles fan... but don't tell anybody. Zoë says I have a 'thing' for 'chick bands', but I think it's just good music. )  


"Chick Bands" are good! Of course, I would rather listen to gals like Liz Phair, Madonna, Cher, Banannarama, and yes, even Britney rather than Michael Jackson, Ozzy or most of the guy groups/artists. Of course, Devo with songs like S.I.B., Secret Agent Man, and others is great as well.

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Timo Tolkki is the lead guitarist of quite possibly the most awesome band ever, Stratovarius. Check them out sometime at www.stratovarius.com. Because of the fact that he rocks, I decided to make my name after him.
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Timo_Tolkki1337 wrote:
Timo Tolkki is the lead guitarist of quite possibly the most awesome band ever, Stratovarius. Check them out sometime at www.stratovarius.com. Because of the fact that he rocks, I decided to make my name after him.  


Heeey! Another Stratovarius fan! Right on! Heres to you and your fine taste in music!

cheers.

t.

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Timo_Tolkki1337

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I wanted to go to their show in Chicago but you have to be 18 to go.
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Spacey wrote:


"Chick Bands" are good! Of course, I would rather listen to gals like Liz Phair, Madonna, Cher, Banannarama, and yes, even Britney rather than Michael Jackson, Ozzy or most of the guy groups/artists. Of course, Devo with songs like S.I.B., Secret Agent Man, and others is great as well. 


*GaSp!!* Hey! Ozzy Rocks!!! Crazy Trian being one of my fav. songs by him!! Hes awesome!!!

Sand worms...ya hate em right?!

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I needed something self deprecating (sp?) that was unique. Strangely enough, even on the Unreal Stats servers, there wasn't even one BotFodder.

So, in case you need it explained to you:

From http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fodder

1. Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw.
2. Raw material, as for artistic creation.
3. A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply.

Considering how much I play, both 1 (with some creative interpretation) and 3 are accurate, given the "official" definition. However, if you look up "Cannon Fodder", from http://www.answers.com/topic/cannon-fodder:

Soldiers, sailors, or other military personnel regarded as likely to be killed or wounded in combat.

That would be most accurate.

Basically, I'm something for bots to chew on whilst others succeed around me.

It just came to me one day.

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I remember this thread, but I don't know why I didn't post in it earlier. well,

I was playing Final Fantasy X. I think it was my first PS2 game, and I was still learning how to work it. When it prompted me to name my main character, in the name box it had Tidus, and I could erase it and make a new one or click Confirm. I accidentally clicked Delete, then Confirm, and it left me With Tidu.

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A few years ago when I was playing MechWarrior online I used the nickname "FragMastaG." The 'G' came from the first letter of my name, and the "FragMasta" came from what must have been brain damage.

After realizing I was not the most dangerous player on the servers I decided it was time for a name that was less boastful. I noticed that changing the capitalization created "FragMaStag," which led to things like "You Killed My Deer." In retrospect, "Bambi" might've been nice and ironic, or "my deer" to toy with the death message ("You killed my deer.")

Eventually I decided to switch the "ma" with a period and go with "Frag.Stag". It's still got the deer thing going. It also makes an allusion to my perpetual lack of a girlfriend (which actually is for lack of trying.) Hence, whereever I go, I go stag. Though it apparently also can mean a castrated pig.

I dunno what other people think when they see my nickname. It's probably something along the lines of "hunting season." It's served me well, and I've yet to encounter someone else with that name.

Side note: When I first started playing on the DC server I used the nick "132_MW_Llamas". This was taken from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" where the opening credits had an all-llama bit that included 132 Mexican Whooping Llamas. I don't think anyone got it though.

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While even I wouldn't have gotten it, one must admit the Monty Python guys had lots to do with llamas.

"Busca la llama!!!!!"

From a long forgotten skit I only recall hearing (not seeing) where there was a spanish speaker and and english translator talking about just how dangerous llamas were, and when you saw one, you were supposed to yell, "Busca la llama!!!!"

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