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  1. southernbriar

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    Mine was created without much effort and in only a few moments. The "Southern" was for where I am from South East. I was told there was members from all over. Romanza10 introduced me to this forum. The Briar was because that was my first pipe and what I was smoking. I wanted my screen name to be pipe related.

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  2. sinister

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    No real explanation behind mine other than I thought it sounded cool and I actually have it as my license plate for my truck (SYNSTER).

    :shrug:

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  3. captainprophesy

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    Mine is a name that came to me a VERY long time ago while I was on Psilocybin Mushrooms... I shot out into the universe and back again, once I got back I was deemed CaptainProphesy by a bright green light.

    So yeah, what can I say

    I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
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    Most of my online names include shark. Diving has always been a passion, but BM (before marriage), that passion centered around shark diving. My brother and I had basically tried all the other sub variations, and found sharks fascinating. So yea. That and my right arm alas a 3/4 sleeve of a coral reef being circled by sharks, but that's another story altogether...

    May you next bowl be your best bowl!!
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  5. deleon

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    DeLeon is my last name. Original name is Leon, but for some strange reason my grandmother added the "De" after they moved to the U.S. Leon in spanish means lion so thats how I designed my avatar also.

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  6. captainprophesy

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    DeLeon... thats an awesome avatar, I really like it... can you do others? Have you ever done them for others?
    man I would love to have one like yours only with a wolf or werewolf, yeah I got a thing for wolves/werewolves

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  7. smeigs

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    my name came about back in 2002. My friends and I used to play a lot of xbox and we had to create xbox LIVE account names that are used while your playing on line. I was a big lord of the rings fan back then and came up with smeigel (from the LOTR series). Ever since then my friends have been calling me "smeigs" for short.

    “A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake–you are undoubtedly a man.”
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    "Roth" is a nickname I picked up back in college. "NH" is for New Hampshire (though I live in Maine now). Like many, I've chosen and have been using this as my handle on line for quite a while.

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  9. piperl12

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    Well the piper part is two fold most obviously I smoke a pipe, but I also play the bagpipes or some might say torture cats. The l12 is the name of the first Latakia blend I ever tried and fell in love with the taste. It was a Julies Vesz blend that I'm not sure he even still carries.

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    jsiddle... j = first letter of first name.. siddle = last name

    i usually use ketsueki as a screen name, japanese for blood...

    or jester, because I am always joking around

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    I picked Shawn622 because I figured asshole was taken. lol No, I have 2 screen names I use on various sights. One is Loneodis, it is my youtube name. It comes from my high school nick name of Odis which is a play on my last name O'Day and the lone part is from my oath to stay single for life. Shawn622 is my first name and my birth date June 22. It is my name on 95% of all sites I am on.

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  12. seanavan

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    Mine is a nickname from college and is an amalgamation of my first and last name.

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  13. oldshacker

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    Oldshacker is an antonm for my last name neuhauser. Had it since i was a teen. As you can see i look the part.

    When I was knee high, I thought that my late grandpa made the clouds in the sky with his cigar smoke, only to find out later it was his pipe smoke.
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  14. mattnelson23

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    Just my first and last name. The 23 is a special number for my wife and I.

    "Are you absolutely sure there are no absolutes?"
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  15. samcoffeeman

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    I worked at Starbucks for 8 years. I didn't even like coffee back then. I'm a big coffee drinker now of course. I was changing e-mail addresses and came up with samcoffeeman@... That's my internet handle now.

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    That easy. Me Tarzan.

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    I follow politics pretty avidly. And some days I even enjoy politics.
    Oh yeah, my undergrad degree is poli sci.
    -PM

    A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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  18. seakayak

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    Mine is easy. I live in South Florida and have experienced some of my most enjoyable pipe smoking days on coastal islands accessible only by boat. My boat of choice has always been the sea kayak.

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    Just a fan of Frank Zappa and i got a kick out of the whole mudshark story:) i was thinking central scrutinizer, but mudshark sounds just as cool:)

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  20. crazypipe

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    Well i was crazypipe on here which means nothing at all, but i like my real name better Teddy, that's about it

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  21. joshwolftree

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    Josh is my first name and wolf and tree are both nicknames I've picked up over the years

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    Nothing special here - just my initials and my surname: J.B. Baldwin.

    - Write if you get work.

    - Hang by your thumbs.
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  23. scurvydog

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    Scurvy Dog was the name of a boat that I had for many years.

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  24. bronxbill

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    Born and raised in the Bronx NY, my first name is Bill

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    my motorcycle is a 2005 Royal Star Venture = 05venturer

    Kent

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  26. metarzan

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    My smoking jacket is a loin cloth.

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  27. number6

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    As my friend numbersix explained, it is from the 60's show "The Prisoner"

    Favorite lines from the show: " I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own."
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    "I am not a number, I am a free man. "

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  28. undermidnight

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    Hmmm... Undermidnight was a Christian industrial band that I enjoyed back in the mid-nineties (I like hard industrial music.. including all types of electronica). Also, being an amateur astronomer, it kinda of fit.

    It is my online presence (www.undermidnight.com)

    Jason

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  29. wallace

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    My Grandpa was named Wallace. My other Grandpa is named Wallace. My dads' middle name is Wallace. My middle name is Wallace. My sons' middle name is Wallace. It has a bit more character than "Greg", although I think that my folks gave me a fine first name.

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  30. erichbaumer

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    I've been using "Erich Baumer" as an alias and gamertag since jr. high, I think. My favorite book is All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, and the main character's name is Paul Baumer. So the name is a combination of the author's first name and character's last.

    "I don't want any of your statistics; I took your whole batch and lit my pipe with it." -Mark Twain
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    For Fun and memories when i was younger not that im that old only 26 but ya


    But mainly cause i look like a bear and i smoke too much(or not enough whose counting anyway lol)

    if you thinking bear? How? this was 5-6 years ago and i trimmed the chest hair for that trip.


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  32. mctrav

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    First and middle initial and first four letters of last name

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  33. peckinpahhombre

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    Mine is a reference to the great director, Sam Peckinpah, that came from a Kris Kristofferson song called Sam's Song:

    I have been with the best that the bastards could muster
    From danny the dildo to sidney the snake
    And I feel like a working girl pausing to wonder
    Just how much screwin' the spirit can take

    Chorus:
    I said "willie old buddy, please tell me again
    The reason to keep goin' on"
    He said, "there's no harder words to say over a friend
    Than they done you so righteously wrong
    They stopped you from singing your song"

    He was our hero, boys, he took the bullet
    But he went down swingin' his fist from the floor
    You can ask any working girl south of the border
    Sam peckinpah era un hombre for sure

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  34. zonomo

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    Well mine does have an interesting history now that you asked. I used to frequent a SportBike Motorcycle under the name ZoroZing. I got that one because I used to volunteer with Teens and my facial hair made me look like Zorro and I play Ping Golf Clubs. So ZoroZing it was. Then on this SportBike forum, I had some "colorful" posts which painted me in a pretty negative light during my divorce proceedings. Umm, lesson learned. So I went from ZoroZing to ZoNoMo. Plus I'm a good boy now.

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  35. redbeard

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    Mine is pretty simple, when I grow out my beard you can tell more, but I have many red hairs in my beard. Hence... Red Beard.... Or Red

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  36. sebastian

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    Mine is simply my surname. ( of which i am maybe too proud, I might add)

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  37. flintlockjohn

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    My name is John and I like to shoot and hunt with flintlocks. My avatar is the sideplate on a Northwest trade gun.

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  38. flyguy

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    No, I am not a pilot. I am a fly fisherman and I tie my own flies!

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
    ― Samwise Gamgee
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    trailspike48 was my call sign in Vietnam. All officers in our battery were trailspike, the battery commander was 8 the XO was 18, as one of the forward observers attached to the 2nd of the 7th, 1st Cav I was ts48. Gary Owen!

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  40. zonomo

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    Welcome to the forum trailspike48. Thank you for your service sir.

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  41. kris

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    It's just my name...

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  42. dragonslayer

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    I’ve been a hardcore gamer since the 70’s and the first fantasy game I played was Wizardry on my old Apple IIc, which I have hung on the wall of my cave for nostalgia. I’ve played every MMO since the beginning with Ultima Online, even wrote some script code for some of the monsters. Being a programmer I get to beta test just about every game, they always need people who know how to look for problems and exploits. From WOW, DAoC, TERA etc. just to name a few, being all fantasy Dragonslayer just seemed to fit and most times isn’t taken in forums.

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  43. eibhir

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    I use my screen name for most things online. It's based on the name of an Irish Goddess of fire, water, and animals that my Gramps used to tell me about. It's pronounced eevar; which suits me because I'm ever up to something.

    A smile will always keep them guessing.
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  44. uberam3rica

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    Mine is a joke. I was part of a Halo 2 Tournament(damn that was 5-4 years ago), and this guy came in almost half way through and was crazy good. His handle was Uber Mike. Now this tournament went on every saturday for about 3 months. So the second week he came, we all added uber to our names to piss him off. Mine was America, so it became UBER AMERICA. When I made it my name on xbox live, the machine froze. When I tried again, it said the name was taken, so I added the 3. I'v spelled it with the 3 ever since

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    Well, my first name is David, and I was born in England. David is a pretty common name, and folks started referring to me as "English Dave", and it sort of stuck.

    Although between my avatar and my first name, I switched settings to just display my name.

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    It's my car. 2006.

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  47. phred

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    I use more creative screen names in other forums, but decided to use something closer to my real name here - and there was already a correctly spelled "fred", so I went with my favorite misspelling, courtesy of a minor character in "Doonesbury".



    "De gustibus non est disputandum."
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  48. seaninkitale

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    Mine is my first name and where in Kenya I am currently living. Sean In Kitale. Like others, not too original, but what the hay!

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    If you do not know the meaning of the name you were never ment too.

    Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few be there that find it.
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    I served 4 years aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Acacia .Best ship in the 9th

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  51. yadan

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    Yadan is the Hebraization of Handler, my original family name back in the Ukraine. When my paternal grandparents left the Ukraine in the early 1900's, they adopted the name of a dead man who had served in the army. That, plus a hefty bribe, procured them emigration papers.

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
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    Rev was a nickname that I received from my 1st Sgt(E8) during my first deployment over to Iraq in 2007. The reason behind it is due to my high spiritual nature. Whenever the Chaplain wasn't around or we were outside the wire, I was the one that kept my fellow Marine's spirits up with the use of song and scripture. And 413 is in reference to one of my favorite bible verses, Philippians 4:13.

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    It originated when I combined the word Nub and favorite food from the first forum I joined. I use the nickname on a few cigar sites. I find it easier to maintain my single nickname on multiple sites as well.

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    Well, as a jazz fan and pipe smoker, I thought Dizzy Gilespie would be my go to guy. He's not alone in the jazz world, but I really like his album Dizzier and Dizzier and it was my introduction to his playing, so I thought it fitting.

    @mudshark - I'm a big Zappa fan as well. I used to have a homemade window sticker which read "Make a Jazz Noise Here"

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  55. mikephillips

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    You mean your screen names aren't your real names? Whew! I thought I'd stumbled onto a bunch of guys who all happened to have really loony parents.

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  56. snewton

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    S for Stuart, Newton is the surname. nice and easy.

    Stuart Newton
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  57. neverknowsbest

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    Mine is complicated.

    "Never Knows Best" is written on a burning cigarette in a scene in the masterpiece anime FLCL.

    Smoking is something that most people say you should never do because it's unhealthy, potentially addictive, expensive, a sign of weakness, etc. If you went your whole life without smoking, conventional wisdom says you would have been better off for it. This is a kind of position that a lot of people have that are usually accompanied by other reserved positions such that the individual goes through life living in a mode of low risk and adventure so that they make it safely to death.

    But if not for enjoying cigarettes, I would have never set foot in Smokers' Haven. I would have never picked up the pipe. I would have never gotten a part-time job there. I would have never gotten a full-time job there. I would not be involved in a wonderful community - both the hobby and the industry - that I find interesting and exciting every day.

    So does NEVER know best? What would I have been doing with my life otherwise? There are so many interesting and exciting things to do with one's life that you can so easily miss out on for the temporal sake of your constitution. It's going to leave you anyway, eventually. Better to burn out than to fade away.

    "Never Knows Best" reminds me to explore, to adventure, and to be confident in tackling whatever I am interested in and naysayers and nannies be damned.

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    Dr. Jones is what everyone called me at the bar I worked at for years, but Dr Jones is always taken so I just spell Dr phonetically. d ar jones Dr.Jones as in "No time for love Dr Jones!"

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  59. bigboi

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    bigboi was an alter ego I came up for Halloween one year, I was a white gangster rapper. LOL. Well the kids in my youth group were so impressed by my new persona they said I had to keep it because they knew how much I disliked that style of music.

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
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    If I had a dollar for every time someone gave me a nickname I would probably be able to pay off our National Debt by now. My nicknames have ranged from anywhere between "Eli" to "Hollywood" my personal favorite is "Elmo". But for my screen name I chose to go with an anagram for my last name.

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    Kashmir comes from Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album. It's a hats off to Jimmy Page.

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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  62. javajunkie

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    It should be readily apparent that my screen name is an apt descriptor. If you can suck down four pots of the stuff, drop espresso like bonbons, and throw back enough cuban coffee to amaze a spritely 70yr old cuban american woman,java junkie fits. o)

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    I got my nickname very young , lived with my Granparents for a while they didn "t speak English my Grandmother couldn't"t say Bradley so she would say T which in French means little and a form of affection TBrad only it came our TBroad, little did she realize later on in life the Broad would be accurate LOL, side note my Mom named me for Gen Omar Bradley. The old cajun

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  64. jeffboyrd

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    It's a play off of Chef Boyardee, I think that's pretty obvious. Jeff is my first name and after college I worked as a Resident Director (RD). a student of mine approached me in the dining hall and said, you know, your nickname should be JeffBoyRD, and it stuck. I use it for all sorts of stuff more than 10 years later.

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    Rayje (pronounced rage) is the name of a character in a long dead card game called Magi-Nation. 589 I tack onto most of my screen names.

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    Mine was never a nickname given to me, as those were either used too many times or were too close to people that I would rather not be associated with (Steve-o), but it was a nickname given to my dad...it is the first three letters of our last name and since it is so hard for some people to say they just called him "The Boz", and now I use it online.

    “There are two types of people; those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."-Unknown
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    mso489 is for the MSO 489, USS Gallant, minesweeper ocean going, built in the 1950s in Tacoma, Wash.,
    of Washington spruce, round-bottomed, about 180 feet by 45, if memory serves, four aluminum diesel
    Packard engines, on which I served 1969-1970, I think it was. At the beginning of the first Persian Gulf
    War, it was featured in CBS reporting to get reactions from service people about the beginning of the war.
    In the 1990's, she was sold to the Taiwanese Navy and renamed a Chinese name (forget what, but can find
    online). So that old girl is still romping around the South China Sea and environs. I was a radioman.
    She was one wild bucking ride. She rolled (side to side), pitched (fore and aft), and yawed on the diagonal
    because of her round hull. In rough seas we duct taped the drawers in the radio shack closed and tied
    the chair to the teletype machine on which we broadcast with a heavy line (rope). I think I had seagoing
    ancestry beyond my dad and uncle, because despite all this, I never got sea sick. My stomach knew we
    were moving at odd angles, but kept things moving downward. My shipmates accused me of really
    loving bad weather. On the other hand, I was about the oddest fit in the military in world history.
    For one command inspection, I ended up with my medals on the wrong side of my chest, the absent
    minded professor goes to sea.

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    My name is Peter and I like guns,I'm also a fan of the theme song from the show

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    William Okrent is a pen name I use. William was my grandfathers name and Okrent just summons up a pastoral kind of americana in my mind.

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    My Name is Captain Bob: I am a 41 year veteran of the insurance business. I own an Independent Insurance Agency started by my Father in 1943. The name is: Coffey Insurance Services, Inc. Being an active pilot since age 16 and having flown professionally in the past (and still currently flying), I also co-founded another company in 2005 named Innovative Simulation Technology, Inc.

    I designed the RC-1 Flight Simulator and the company manufactures the RC-1 Advanced Aviation Training Device that is FAA Approved for Advanced Flight Training. Our website and our Flight Simulator can be found here: https://www.flyelite.com/faa-certified/advanced-atd/rc-1/ The "RC" stands for my initials "R"obert "C"offey.

    I was nicknamed "Captain Bob" as the company became successful. It was about at that time that I met (the late) Craig Tarler of C&D and together we created Captain Bob's Blend and two other blends in the series named Captain Bob's Ship's Mate Blend and Captain Bob's Pot O' Gold Mixture. All three are avialable online or by requesting your C&D e-tailor or B&M retailer/Dealer to stock them. They are also available from C&D by direct order, as well.

    So, with a background in Aviation and Flight Simulation, you can see the connection. The fact that my "primary career" is the insurance business is secondary to my being known as "Captain Bob". I am now age 63 and I am also an avid downhill skier which allowed me to meet (by chance) Alex Florov, who is also an avid skier and famous Russian pipe-maker now in the USA. If I did not have my pipe in my mouth on the ski hill, we never would have met! He knew about me and I knew about him! The rest is history.
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