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Who Are You Anyway, Atari 2600 Fan?

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I am just curious (and I apologize if this is somewhere else) as to the explanation for your username. Is it an alter ego? Part of some esoteric inside joke you care to reveal at this time? *Gasp* your actual name?

 

As for me, I go by "phitter" out of habit. I am a baseball freak and briefly operated a highly unsuccessful Cubs newsletter called the Pinch Hitter. As part of my brilliant marketing campaign I decided to use "Pinchhitter" as my username where ever possible. When I first signed on to eBay, however, "Pinchhitter" and "PH" were already taken so I shortened it to Phitter and have just kind of used it ever since.

 

Contrary to what you may have previously thought, I am not a pipe fitter, I don't work in a shoe store and trust me, I am certainly not trying to boast that I am somehow in better physical condition than you are.

 

-phitter

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bcprs1 - short for Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox #1.

 

I'm from the boston area and a huge Boston sports fan.

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I'm just horny too.

 

But my name is the real red 5.

 

In books, Vader, previously Anakin's call sign was Red 5 too. Like Luke was in Star Wars.

 

Holy crap that's geeky.

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vdub is sort of slang for VW and I have a VW bug. And my name is Bob; some folks call me Bobby. I picked it 6 years ago when I was trying to get a yahoo email addy that wasn't already taken.

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im a big godzilla fan, zilla is also an old high school nick name, and i had a c64 warez group called zillaworks among other things :-) and a bbs called zillaz den.. and.. and..

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During the 80s and early 90s I ran a BBS I wrote and was known as The Dragon Master, or The Dm for short. All my software was released under SpiceWare as my last name is Spice.

 

When I started getting on internet sets, The Dm wasn't normally availabe so I started using SpiceWare.

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BassGuitari:

 

I am a bassist, and adding the "i" after "Guitar" makes it sound like "Atari" with a G tacked onto the front.

 

Meh, seemed like a good idea at the time. :)

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Mine came from my first email address back in 1995. IBM Internet Access under OS/2 only allowed 7 characters, so it lopped off the last letter of my last name.

 

Nothing too fancy.

 

Yes I'm a mid-aged old fart. :twisted:

 

Brian

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:...mine is for my facination with all things related to minor league sports. I do not own ANYTHING that has to do with the 4 major sports leagues. When I started going to card shows looking for "oddball" (minor league) items, the vendors used to say, "here comes that minor league guy"...and it stuck :cool:

 

minorleagueguy

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Potatohead came from an impulse registration at Slashdot when it was first getting started. I ended up liking the name because it's not often taken. (This is not so true these days, but still mostly true.)

 

Besides, I really liked my Mr. Potatohead toy!

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Like Godzilla, I'm also a fan of the big G. A friend from another list I'm on was in town for a rock show and crashed on my couch afterwards.

 

He later posted to the list that he stayed at "Godzilla Joe's" place and was amazed at how many movies and G figures I had. The name kinda stuck.

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Ok growning up my family used to call me JohnBoy.Now am a fan of Pac-Man and even have a Pac-Man Tattoo.So i just combined the 2 and so "jboypacman"was born.

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Mine came from my dog. I have a basset hound and the word "Hound" just didn't seem to fit. So I went to "Hounder" which is what I use everywhere except ebay.

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Basically, when I got my first home internet connection back in 1997, I'd acquired a CIB of Eternal Champions from Electronics Botique (back when they were still selling used 16-bit games!) and I found myself using Larcen Tyler (the catburglar) a lot, and I decided to use that just for the hell of it. It ended up sticking with me.

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My user name came from my not-often looked at website, Atari 2600 Land. It's at www.atari2600land.com, so the URL is easy to remember. I know this is a shameless plug, but, hey, you asked...

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