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digilady

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 2:13 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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For many many years I was a geek (degree in Comp Sci.) I programmed heavy duty. Ergo, digilady - digital lady. (I've been with Amazon so long now - my nick has been Jokerette for 10 years now!) Nobody knows me as Digi anymore.

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digilady

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 2:16 PM   in response to: bastaborn in response to: bastaborn
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neckronn99

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 2:34 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Variously spelled, neckronn99, along with "Peace", has been my handle online for many different forums, fan pages, You Tube and email. This is where it comes from--

http://www.amazon.com/Wizards-Jesse-Welles/dp/B0001NBMIK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339881948&sr=8-1&keywords=wizards

"Wizards" was a derivative and commercial movie, not a great work of art, but it had one compelling character (for me, anyway), Neckronn99/Peace. And there are those who say I do resemble a moronic robot.
dawgdays1

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:40 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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I have mine cuz some clown grabbed dawgdays before I got on here. He's dead now. I sent a couple zombies to his house. But Amazon won't release the name...
mchelgrif

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:37 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Is your wife a Douglas Adams fan?
42rthomas

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:46 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I'm thinking of changing mine to pasodoblespotick.

Catchy, huh?
cgleason1121

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:59 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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First initial, last name, and badge number from when I was a copper. Kinda lame when I look at it that way, but at least there's a reason.

For most forums I use Finnegan. There's a far more entertaining story behind that one.
42rthomas

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:06 PM   in response to: cgleason1121 in response to: cgleason1121
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For most forums I use Finnegan. There's a far more
entertaining story behind that one.

We're all ears.........( ..)
cgleason1121

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:15 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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The joke was on me after many years.

My name is Casey, which along with my middle and last names should belie my Irish ancestry. So when a dear friend and coworker who had recently moved from Canada to the lower 48, also of Irish ancestry, started calling me Finnegan, I liked the nickname and it eventually stuck.

If you're Canadian and reading this, you already get the joke that was played on me by this evil little Irish elf named Suzanne.

I found out years later when I was debating in an online forum that was predominated by Canadians. I was posting as Finnegan but someone had asked what my first name was. I replied "Casey".

"You've got to be friggin kidding me!" was the reply.

Anyhow, Casey and Finnegan are two idiotic sock puppets that were given life by a children's television personality called Mr. Dress Up. Think of a dorky hybrid of Mr. Rogers, PeeWee Herman and Captain Kangaroo.

I confronted Sue about after the conversation and she laughed herself to tears, pig snorts and all. It had been something like 8 years.
42rthomas

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:21 PM   in response to: cgleason1121 in response to: cgleason1121
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That is absolutely priceless. Sorry you had to be the butt of the joke but few people ever are that successful pulling something off like that.

I have a bit o the green in me as well. I applaud you Finn.

BT
cgleason1121

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:26 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Honestly, it's made me love the nickname even more. Cops are notorious pranksters, and that has to go down as one of the better ones. Of course, I'd rather be on the delivering end of one of the legendary pranks than on the receiving end.

It wasn't the only prank I fell victim to over the years, and whether victim, suspect or just a witness, they all made for good material in my short stories collections.
robethpublishin...

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Re: Where did your screen name come from?
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:34 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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From our small publishing company that was established in the early 80s. Robeth is a combination of our kids' names - Robert & Elizabeth.
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