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#221 MachinistMark

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

What the?? Adult film industry? 

was wondering when someone was gonna touch on that...i sure wasnt goin near it with a 10 foot po...awww i did it didn't i?



#222 vypurr59

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

My nick was also the license plate on my 95 Viper. Could not get viper so I changed it to vypurr



#223 hooterville75

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

My user name is my nickname Hooter (used to hoot like a hoot owl when I was a baby ha ha), the ville comes from my town of McAlisterville, PA, people in my town used to always say this is Hooters town so everyone started calling me Hooterville and the 75 is my favorite number.  I dont have an avatar because I was too lazy to find a photo when I created the name upon registering and havent thought about going back to do it since lol.  I need to get around to that here sometime real soon.



#224 Der Bugmeister

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I've been using "Der Bugmeister" since the mid-90s and my first forays into the great wide web.  It refers to my 1:1 passion (I have 4 original Beetles in the current stable).  Avatar is a photo of my '57.



#225 Shardik

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Due to my bulk and prolific "fur", I have gone through life with nicknames such as Bear and Grizzly. These just seemed too cliched and obvious. Then I hit upon Richard Adams novel, Shardik. The title character is an enormous bear, feared and revered as a demigod. Steven King also borrowed this character for his dark tower series for his giant robotic bear guardian.

My avatar is a self portrait.

 

 

12-15-12:   Since I am not, in fact, a '40 Ford Super Deluxe coupe I thought I should explain that I changed my avatar after my original post.  It's a picture I took at the Hot Rods Forever show earlier this year.

If I were a car though...



#226 Zarana-X

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

When I got on the interwebs in 1996 I was using the TV interface device known as WebTV. I tried to pick a name from one of my favorite GI Joe charachters, Zartan! (that name is unavailable) Uh, ok. I tried his brothers name, Zandar (that name is unavailable). Well, whats next? His sister, Zarana@webtvdotnet! (accepted!) I got somewhat well know in the GI Joe online community at the time, so the name stuck. When I got a computer, I tried to get a Yahoomail account, It wouldn't accept Zarana, so I became known as Zarana-X. Avatar is currently a pin-up drawing of Zarana.


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#227 darquewanderer

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

It's not a pretty story.

 

My handle has evolved over the years to match my moods and situations.

 

I originally went by moparmaniac here, but getting fired and blacklisted from my last job after a heart attack and having lost two appeals to the state civil rights commission, my mood darkened. In the meantime, I moved from frozen Iowa to warm and sunny Florida, took my disabled brother into my home. After a couple of years of living by his ego, my mood turned darker yet and taking all I could stand, I threw him out.

 

Somewhere in all that mess, I changed to darquewanderer to better match my ever darking mood. It helped me, in part, cope with the situation.

 

A '71 Satellite was my first car, so that's that, but lately I've been changing most of my avatars to a Marine Corps shield after I got notified by the VA earlier this year that I'm now 180% disabled (only get 100% though... drat). But being at a straight 100%, I can never hold down another job per VA regulations.

 

So I'll keep darquewanderer for a while.Besides changing it to "CaptainSunshine", or some such, just isn't me. :lol:

 

p.s. I'm going to appeal the buyout of the civil right commission by my former employer to the state grand jury early this coming year.

 

And my brother has his own place now (finally!!!). We're both much, much happier.


Edited by darquewanderer, 17 December 2012 - 12:34 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

I am a huge fan of the IMSA road racing series, so the name is obvious. The avatar requires a bit more explanation. I AM A Union Electrician by trade, so the photo is amusing to me in that you cannot plug a plug into a plug.... Plus, I am a die hard lefty.....the republican party is filled with bafoons in my opinion, so the elephant trying to plug a plug into a plug works for me.....!



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Years ago in the early 90's I was thinking of a nickname I needed for my email address, couldn't really think of anything, then I was listening to a program on the radio about the BeeGee's, and it was mentioned how they came about their name, which was Barry Gibb's initials with the extra 'e' in between, so I stole the idea, GB is my initials, Geoff Brown, with the extra 'e's stuck in between to get GeeBee, my avatar is just be in Turkey in 2010



#230 Draggon

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Years ago in the early 90's I was thinking of a nickname I needed for my email address, couldn't really think of anything, then I was listening to a program on the radio about the BeeGee's, and it was mentioned how they came about their name, which was Barry Gibb's initials with the extra 'e' in between, so I stole the idea, GB is my initials, Geoff Brown, with the extra 'e's stuck in between to get GeeBee, my avatar is just be in Turkey in 2010

I had always figured it came from the plane.....

 

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

My name was something my parents came up with.    My original name I used on forums was my AOL screen name   modlcitizn  from back when they limited names to 10 characters. I still have that email address!

 

My avatar is my '55 Chevy Christmas Tree truck I built back in the early 1990s, still one of my favorite models!

I remember seeing that truck at the NNL East, Tom.  It's a really nice build.  How's it holding up- do you have it somewhere special this time of year?



#232 rctruk

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hello..not much of a story...lol. I used to race radio control trucks. My avatar is the first issue of the 55 stepside from amt. Built to resemble my first car. That was actually a 57 pu with the small rear window.



#233 Bill Eh?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Bill... short version of William. Eh?... a few reasons. Supposedly it is a Canuck thing. Also, it is pronounced the same way as the first letter of my surname. Lastly, I started loosing my hearing about seven or so years ago. At first I wasn't aware, but eventually came to realize i was asking my students to constantly repeat things as I wasn't hearing them. I would usually say pardon me, but can imagine that an occasional "Eh, what was that?" might have crept in. Have had hearing aids for about five years now. The sad part is that the highest frequency most hearing aids can reproduce is about 5K. My other hobby was my stereo gear, 45s, albums, and CDs. As for my avatar, a small graphic I created to incorporate my two initials.



#234 FordRodnKustom

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

Well, I just like old Fords.



#235 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

I remember seeing that truck at the NNL East, Tom.  It's a really nice build.  How's it holding up- do you have it somewhere special this time of year?

 

Hi John!  Yes, the truck is holding up fine. Time flies, it doesn't seem like I built it nearly 20 years ago.  It usually sits in my display case but gets put in Christmas Village for the holidays.

 

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Thanks for asking!  And a great holiday season to you and yours!



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

And to you and yours, Tom.  Thanks.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hello,

My username is my take of, old is cool, And old school, I love old things, especially old cars and vintage drag racing. With a little Tom Daniel influence. From his design, S'Cool Bus ! I am a big fan of his work.

My avatar is one of my favorite "old" cartoons. UNDERDOG ! ( subject to change ) but not for now.

Old Guys Rule ! :)



#238 Tom Geiger

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

I just changed my avatar picture since my old one was my Christmas theme truck! Onward into the new year!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I vintage raced a 62 TR 4

#240 DrKerry

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

It's my Grand Father sitting in his 29 Model A....

Dr. Kerry came from a friend, one day I was carvin on some plastic,. I had a saw in one hand and a body in the other and he said I looked like a doctor. It stuck and has been with me ever since...


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