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    Default [OT] Why did you choose your username?

    I've often wondered where some of these usernames come from.

    You share your story, and I'll share mine.

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    Since late '97/early '98, I was Hicks007. In some places I still am.

    Hicks is for Corporal Hicks in the movie Aliens, which at the time was my absolute favorite film.

    007 = James Bond. 'Nuff said.

    I slapped them together early in my computer-using career, and thought it looked like a very legit "internet name", so I stuck with it.

    A couple years ago, more and more people kept just referring to me as "Hicks", so now I typically just stick with that.

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    I live in Bloomington.............and I like the Colts..........and it flows better than btownpacer.

    That's it.

    I'm creative.

    If you ever feel guilty about having it be "colt" instead of "pacer", you can always do what I did and drop the last half of the name.

    I think I always refer to you as btown anyway.

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    Because I could never get beyond A and B in the alphabet.

    Actually, it should have read A Bad Day but I can't type.
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    I'm old and I live in Indy. Didn't like Indycodger or Prunejuicegrandpa.


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    Character from my favorite book Atlas Shrugged, Ragnar Danneskjöld. Most people who use a character from that book choose John Galt or Francisco dAnconia I chose Ragnar.

    I was using flpacerfan but I moved back to Fort Wayne and could not really use that anymore. Plus fwpacerfan was already taken and we agreed so much that is sometimes looked like double posts ed:

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    Because obnoxiousmodesty describes me perfectly.
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    I was pacerfan on another board or two. When I signed up on the IndyStar board the name was taken as were other names fairly close. So searching for a handle, "sixthman" popped into the brain - nobody had it, and the rest is history, as they say. Now I kind of hate it when at Pacers games I'm called out to stand up and cheer by Reb Porter or whoever it is who is doing the PA announcing.

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    The first part is rather obvious (I live in Alabama). The 2nd part is a joke. It is kind of like calling a fat guy "skinny" or a tall guy "shorty".

    I am a reasonable well educated individual (Purdue grad) and was a pretty successful engineer before retirement at age 54.

    I try to enjoy life too the fullest and I have succeeded so far.

    I would rather be the hammer than the nail

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    Years ago, when I was just a lurker, I always respected the folks who posted under their own name - Scott, Ben, and others. So, when I finally got up the courage to actually post - the depth of Pacer knowledge around here can be pretty scary at times - I picked my own name. If nothing else, it keeps my posting style pretty close to my real life personality. I view it as an extension of me, not as an alter-ego.
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    But it says ABADays on my drivers license.
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    When I started out as Rimfire I used to target shoot and that was what I shot.

    I don't any more so I thought this was more appropriate.

    Plus maybe it'll get people (Arkman, Jose) to QUIT SAYING I'M A CLOSET PACER FAN!!!!
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    When I started out as Rimfire I used to target shoot and that was what I shot.

    I don't any more so I thought this was more appropriate.

    Plus maybe it'll get people (Arkman, Jose) to QUIT SAYING I'M A CLOSET PACER FAN!!!!
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    BigMac-my favorite Pacer of all-time. George McGinnis.
    Two=the number 2
    Too=means "also"
    To=many definitions-also known as the one to use when the other 2 (two, too) do not apply.

    Their=shows ownership-'it is their house'
    They're=they are
    There=many definitions-also known as the one to use when the other 2 (their, they're) do not apply

    Sorry but it bugs me when these are used incorrectly when I read posts on PacersDigest.com.

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    I live on the southside.......and I'm a Pacers fan........and there ya have it.

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    Years ago, when I was just a lurker, I always respected the folks who posted under their own name - Scott, Ben, and others. So, when I finally got up the courage to actually post - the depth of Pacer knowledge around here can be pretty scary at times - I picked my own name. If nothing else, it keeps my posting style pretty close to my real life personality. I view it as an extension of me, not as an alter-ego.
    In keeping with this philosophy, I'm thinking the mayor needs to be replaced with a real photo.......
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    I started out as badinfluence at starnews and PD versions 1 and 2 because I am a big fan of Eminem (and his song Bad Influence). At the start of PD version III, I wanted a screen name more personal to me and I remembered the title of a reality show about Chuck Woolery that was on the Game Show network. Thus "naturallystoned" was born. Some people think that I am a stoner when they look at me (it's not a good thing). I'm almost always laid back except during Pacer and Colt games. My contacts will make my eyes look "stoned".

    Most days this is what I look like happy or sad... ed:
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    Kill Bill Walton comes from two things I did not care for in 2003. I just put them together.

    Hopefully Kill Bill Part 2 is better than Part 1 and also I hope that Bill Walton takes a flying leap.

    OK. I don't hate the guy ...

    Kill Bill (Walton)

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    Mine's farily self-explanatory. My seats are in Section 222. It evolved from Jay@Aisle20, and for a short time I think it was Jay@Aisle20.com.

    Its been a long time ago, but I think at that time, the Indiana's Game forum at IS "required" the username to be an e-mail address. At first, I was naive enough to use my real account. It got flooded with R-rated responses questioning my credibility, which was a rampant problem of the forum at that time. Anyway, I figured out that I could "trick" the system as long as I used the "@" symbol and the Aisle20 moniker was an effort to try to promote my own credibility since I was actually going to/ watching the games (unlike some of my accusers.)

    The fact that I stopped posting over there almost immediately after I constructed a name I liked is a different boring story.
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    Wilt, as you can tell creativity isn't one of my strong points.

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    In keeping with this philosophy, I'm thinking the mayor needs to be replaced with a real photo.......
    Fred will do for now, even though I don't think that picture looks much like me. Fred's better looking than that picture. :-) Besides, I'm in the pictures from the last forum gathering.
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    Humm.. That pictures slighly better. I'll keep looking.
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    All that fiber optic gear / still cannot take away the fear / like an island song

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    A different take on the Tolkien's spelling of Strider/Aragorn.

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    Hmm tempted though I might be, this is not an unrated story.

    abel is my real name and at age 15 living happily in the Netherlands I met two "Daytona" girls, sisters mind you, who, late at night, I brought back to the Rotterdam "Hilton" (by train) when invited up, (parents in Amsterdam) the "ladies" (16 & 17) spoke out loud wondering whether abel would be able.

    next morning on my way home a small not gave me the name for my company and what was later to be my internet name for many a year.

    On the IS board I added (un) because the knowledge held by many was/is awesome and because I was humbled in that view whilst adding the fact that I was "unable" to attend the games.

    (or even see them for that matter)

    <shrug> strange how things stick with you over time
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