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Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
10/11/11 9:24 p.m.

Gearhead - one who like cars. Otaku - one who likes anime. (at lest that's mainly how it's used in the US) Otaku can also mean dangerously obsessed, or obsessed to the point of mental illness. So I guess it still fits even though I don't devote much time to anime anymore.

Rufledt
Rufledt HalfDork
10/11/11 10:04 p.m.

My last name. I'm boring, I know, but it's rare enough that It's almost never taken on forums.

Run_Away
Run_Away Reader
10/11/11 10:08 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8yjNbcKkNY

About 2:40 into that clip.

rotard
rotard Reader
10/11/11 10:09 p.m.

I will let you guys guess where mine comes from...

motomoron
motomoron HalfDork
10/11/11 10:32 p.m.

Self explanatory. As opposed to a greedy, internally geared bicycle hub which is selfish planetary.

joey48442
joey48442 SuperDork
10/11/11 10:41 p.m.

Name, and zip code. Keeps me honest, when I've got my name and where to find me on every post.

Joey

oldtin
oldtin Dork
10/11/11 10:51 p.m.

Celebrating automotive obsolescence.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
10/12/11 10:58 a.m.

What is hiding under a car cover in the back of my garage, it also happens to be the first car I ever had.

MA$$hole
MA$$hole Reader
10/12/11 11:11 a.m.

MA$$hole - I am one

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
10/12/11 11:14 a.m.

It comes from a love of Frankenstein-like car projects. My Dodge Dart's turbo project has OEM parts lifted from a Ford Crown Victoria, a Toyota Supra, a Ford F150, some mid '80s GM product, and an International Harvester diesel, while the front suspension and brakes have been pieced together from three separate models of later Chrysler products.

donalson
donalson SuperDork
10/12/11 11:22 a.m.

back when we moved back to the US in '96 it was time for us to get the interwebz at home... living overseas we'd been limited to using it at dads office...

dad signed us up to the free 20 hrs or whatever of AOL and free month of MSN (although MSN didn't have internet in our area... just the "microsoft network"...

after trying every variation on his name my dad could think of he tried the street we lived on... "donalson"... I ended up doing a lot of chatting on MSN (nothing else to do without the interwebz)... in that 1 month time I was taking typing class at school my WPM went from 15ish wpm to over 30 :)

but anyway I chatted under that handle and it stuck...

ransom
ransom HalfDork
10/12/11 11:25 a.m.

It's my middle name.

Many of my friends call me by it as well, since it seems every third male friend (and a couple of the females) share my first name.

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 Dork
10/12/11 11:30 a.m.

First intitial, middle initial and last name and I'm the third one in line having those initials. Family doesn't do juniors, just use initials on first born sons. My dad was W.L. Kelley and his dad was W.L. Kelley, so I am W.L.Kelley3.
Also when I was in army aviation, we signed the aircraft forms with first initiital, Last name. I signed WLKelley.

Jake
Jake HalfDork
10/12/11 1:39 p.m.

It's just my name. On most other boards I still use my college email account handle/name from eons ago- it's always available because it's an unpronounceable series of letters and numbers that doesn't make a bit of sense.

Perfect!

e_pie
e_pie Reader
10/12/11 1:51 p.m.

I was registering for a forum and every name I could think of was taken. I was watching the simpsons at the time and it was the 3D episode. At the end Homer walks in to an erotic bakery and says "mmmmm erotic cake" Well erotic cake was taken, so it became erotic pie.

Then I got tired of having "erotic" in my user names so I shortened it to e.pie.

pez222
pez222 New Reader
10/12/11 2:25 p.m.

Pez is the second syllable of my last name in my nickname; 222 was the number I got for my first year of autocrossing since non-Dixie Region members had to have 3 digits back then. This was at the dawn of the interwebz and forums and the name pez222 has stuck with me since. I also use spyderpez a lot lately (I haz an MR2 Spyder) because some gamer dude or dudette uses pez222 on a lot of forums I go on and I have to choose another name.

monark192
monark192 Reader
10/12/11 2:47 p.m.

A combo of letters from my first and last names (like Cosworth - but that was two people) and the numbers because the first place I tried to use it way back when needed something longer. I had an ODay 192 sailboat at the time.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
10/12/11 2:49 p.m.

Its from a Masume Shirow manga. I didn't want to be one of the guys who had numbers or part of what car I drove/liked in my name. Been around long enough that that's what many of my friends call me.

My other screen name that I use for logging on to porn sites, I won't tell.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
10/12/11 2:51 p.m.

I wish I had nametags at the Challenge---I'm sure a lot of you guys were there, but I didn't connect username with the name big government gave you.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy Dork
10/12/11 4:33 p.m.
Per Schroeder wrote: I wish I had nametags at the Challenge---I'm sure a lot of you guys were there, but I didn't connect username with the name big government gave you.

That sure seems like an idea worth the small effort required. Its always fun to see someone you have only spoken to on the phone, and having only typed at people here, we won't even have a voice to recognise. Reality and expectation are sometimes a long way off.

To the original question: Streetwise is a cool name for a shop, I thought, so...and I'm a guy.

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
10/12/11 4:51 p.m.

We did an Ohio GRM get together once in a bar. I joked that we should all sit at one big table but have laptops open and type frantically.
I do know that I printed up my user ID and Avatar on paper to put in front of me so people knew who was talking.
User ID name tags and even windshield name tags would be a good idea.

cardiacdog
cardiacdog Reader
10/12/11 4:52 p.m.

Cardiacdog

Cardiac- It's what I do as a Cardiologist

Dog- short for bulldog which is the mascot for my college- MSU

hotrodlarry
hotrodlarry Reader
10/12/11 5:23 p.m.

my name is Larry

I like hot rods

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
10/12/11 7:02 p.m.

Needed a team name for two of us running my car in the Ontario Region Solo II Championships years ago. Me,my team mate (A Scotsman) and several pitchers of beer combined to come up with "Dead Skunk Racing".

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo SuperDork
10/12/11 7:21 p.m.

I ain't tellin'.

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