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BS: Name Change

John MacKenzie 17 Dec 03 - 05:00 PM
Micca 17 Dec 03 - 05:03 PM
Joe Offer 17 Dec 03 - 05:08 PM
Amos 17 Dec 03 - 05:11 PM
Mr Red 17 Dec 03 - 05:41 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 17 Dec 03 - 08:50 PM
Blowzabella 17 Dec 03 - 08:54 PM
Bill D 17 Dec 03 - 08:55 PM
John MacKenzie 18 Dec 03 - 03:43 AM
Beverley Barton 18 Dec 03 - 03:49 AM
Micca 18 Dec 03 - 04:02 AM
Catherine Jayne 18 Dec 03 - 05:23 AM
Leadfingers 18 Dec 03 - 05:37 AM
GUEST 18 Dec 03 - 08:29 AM
Rapparee 18 Dec 03 - 09:24 AM
John MacKenzie 18 Dec 03 - 09:33 AM
Mary in Kentucky 18 Dec 03 - 09:38 AM
Rapparee 18 Dec 03 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,MMario 18 Dec 03 - 09:48 AM
Rapparee 18 Dec 03 - 10:31 AM
catspaw49 18 Dec 03 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,MMario 18 Dec 03 - 10:54 AM
GUEST 18 Dec 03 - 10:55 AM
McGrath of Harlow 18 Dec 03 - 11:00 AM
Catherine Jayne 18 Dec 03 - 11:10 AM
Rapparee 18 Dec 03 - 11:36 AM
Mrs.Duck 18 Dec 03 - 11:49 AM
Amos 18 Dec 03 - 12:18 PM
John MacKenzie 18 Dec 03 - 12:49 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 18 Dec 03 - 01:32 PM
Rapparee 18 Dec 03 - 01:37 PM
C-flat 18 Dec 03 - 02:07 PM
Bill D 18 Dec 03 - 07:01 PM
Bill D 18 Dec 03 - 07:07 PM
catspaw49 18 Dec 03 - 07:41 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Dec 03 - 07:51 PM
Peace 19 Dec 03 - 12:02 AM
Doug Chadwick 19 Dec 03 - 02:44 AM
GUEST,Skipjack K8 19 Dec 03 - 05:46 AM
GUEST,Teribus 19 Dec 03 - 07:27 AM
Madame P At Work 19 Dec 03 - 09:05 AM
Cluin 19 Dec 03 - 11:19 AM
nutty 19 Dec 03 - 11:59 AM
Uncle_DaveO 19 Dec 03 - 12:11 PM
Bob Hitchcock 19 Dec 03 - 04:25 PM
GUEST 19 Dec 03 - 06:12 PM
Bill D 19 Dec 03 - 06:16 PM
Rapparee 19 Dec 03 - 06:24 PM
Little Hawk 19 Dec 03 - 06:35 PM
Amos 19 Dec 03 - 06:41 PM
khandu 19 Dec 03 - 06:45 PM
Amos 19 Dec 03 - 06:54 PM
Rapparee 19 Dec 03 - 06:58 PM
Amos 19 Dec 03 - 06:58 PM
Joe Offer 19 Dec 03 - 07:27 PM
Rapparee 19 Dec 03 - 07:33 PM
GUEST 19 Dec 03 - 07:53 PM
Little Hawk 19 Dec 03 - 08:09 PM
Jeri 19 Dec 03 - 08:19 PM
Jeri 19 Dec 03 - 08:21 PM
Jeri 19 Dec 03 - 08:23 PM
GUEST,Cookieless Rapaire 19 Dec 03 - 11:34 PM
Amos 19 Dec 03 - 11:37 PM
Rapparee 20 Dec 03 - 10:09 AM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 10:23 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 20 Dec 03 - 11:13 AM
John MacKenzie 20 Dec 03 - 11:15 AM
Jeri 20 Dec 03 - 11:15 AM
Jeri 20 Dec 03 - 11:19 AM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 01:04 PM
Little Hawk 20 Dec 03 - 01:55 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,riverboat annie 20 Dec 03 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,paul dirac 20 Dec 03 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,sluefoot sue 20 Dec 03 - 03:06 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 03:49 PM
Bill D 20 Dec 03 - 04:35 PM
artbrooks 20 Dec 03 - 04:36 PM
Bill D 20 Dec 03 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Shallow Running Crankbait 20 Dec 03 - 04:41 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 05:47 PM
Joe Offer 20 Dec 03 - 06:18 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 06:18 PM
Bill D 20 Dec 03 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,Asclepius' aunty Artemis 20 Dec 03 - 06:56 PM
Bill D 20 Dec 03 - 06:56 PM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Dec 03 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,Washtub wannabe 20 Dec 03 - 07:00 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 07:08 PM
Dave the Gnome 20 Dec 03 - 07:17 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 07:24 PM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Dec 03 - 07:38 PM
Little Hawk 20 Dec 03 - 09:18 PM
Amos 20 Dec 03 - 09:33 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 20 Dec 03 - 09:45 PM
catspaw49 20 Dec 03 - 10:14 PM
Rapparee 20 Dec 03 - 10:23 PM
Jeri 20 Dec 03 - 11:11 PM
Little Hawk 21 Dec 03 - 12:09 AM
Bill D 21 Dec 03 - 12:48 AM
GUEST,Politenessman 21 Dec 03 - 12:49 PM
Uncle_DaveO 21 Dec 03 - 02:49 PM
John MacKenzie 21 Dec 03 - 03:11 PM
JennieG 21 Dec 03 - 08:23 PM
Strupag 22 Dec 03 - 06:03 AM
GUEST,Santa 22 Dec 03 - 07:49 AM
Beardy 22 Dec 03 - 07:58 AM
Rapparee 22 Dec 03 - 08:04 AM
GUEST 22 Dec 03 - 01:19 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 03 - 01:23 PM
Amos 22 Dec 03 - 01:31 PM
pdq 22 Dec 03 - 02:06 PM
Bob Hitchcock 22 Dec 03 - 02:19 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Dec 03 - 02:22 PM
Rapparee 22 Dec 03 - 03:45 PM
Amos 22 Dec 03 - 03:52 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 03 - 04:13 PM
Rapparee 22 Dec 03 - 04:19 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 03 - 04:22 PM
Beardy 22 Dec 03 - 04:53 PM
Uncle_DaveO 22 Dec 03 - 09:24 PM
artbrooks 22 Dec 03 - 09:32 PM
The Fooles Troupe 22 Dec 03 - 09:33 PM
catspaw49 23 Dec 03 - 12:36 AM
Little Hawk 23 Dec 03 - 12:53 AM
Strupag 23 Dec 03 - 07:13 AM
catspaw49 23 Dec 03 - 08:24 AM
artbrooks 23 Dec 03 - 08:45 AM
The Barden of England 23 Dec 03 - 09:23 AM
Dave Bryant 23 Dec 03 - 10:26 AM
Amos 23 Dec 03 - 10:49 AM
The Barden of England 23 Dec 03 - 11:01 AM
Dave Bryant 23 Dec 03 - 11:07 AM
Amos 23 Dec 03 - 11:21 AM
Little Hawk 23 Dec 03 - 11:26 AM
Bill D 23 Dec 03 - 12:11 PM
Strupag 23 Dec 03 - 12:51 PM
Bill D 23 Dec 03 - 03:09 PM
Little Hawk 23 Dec 03 - 04:20 PM
The Fooles Troupe 23 Dec 03 - 05:17 PM
Uncle_DaveO 23 Dec 03 - 07:26 PM
Amos 23 Dec 03 - 07:48 PM
Little Hawk 23 Dec 03 - 07:59 PM
Dave Bryant 24 Dec 03 - 05:04 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 01 Jan 04 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 01 Jan 04 - 08:50 PM
John MacKenzie 02 Jan 04 - 08:41 AM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Jan 04 - 08:52 AM
freda underhill 02 Jan 04 - 09:22 AM
Bill D 02 Jan 04 - 09:54 AM
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Subject: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 05:00 PM

In view of a valid point made in another thread, I shall henceforth use my given name.
John MacKenzie


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Micca
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 05:03 PM

Welcome , John and I am proud to know you under either name,
Micca(who is actually widely known as Micca)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 05:08 PM

Note that John did his name change properly, by going to membership and changing the information on his existing membership. This works much better than starting a whole new membership.
Thanks, John.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 05:11 PM

Well, John, I dunno what the point was, and you don't say, but still glad to know you, as always.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 05:41 PM

Does this mean your jokes will be funnier? **BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:50 PM

if anyones intrested =my real name is John Evans.
Ive posted my real name here a few times, i cant post as my real name as somebody has already joined as John Evans, [a different one], i considred changing my name to John Evans2, but i cant be arsed!
since i've been here, ive posted my ful name, addres, date of birth, mothers name, pets name, home phone number, mobile number, and email address.

I have never posted as guest, and think that the guest that moans about bad spelling, grammer etc should be shot, or at least be tied up for an hour or so, or have some mouldy orange peel thrown at him.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Blowzabella
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:54 PM

Huzzah jOhn!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:55 PM

durn tootin', J0hn...that'll fix 'em!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 03:43 AM

Free the Hull 9 !

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Beverley Barton
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 03:49 AM

jOhn dear, you know Hull is finished! RE join as jOhn from Molescroft, there's a dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Micca
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 04:02 AM

Giok, were you formerly known as Prince???


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 05:23 AM

LOL Micca!

Well my real name is Catherine Jayne Pettigrew and as far as Im concerned thats a bit of a mouthful!! I don't intend changing my mudcat handle...yet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 05:37 AM

It will be nice to meet you at Portaferry wether you are John OR Giok and are you bringing the Autoharp ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 08:29 AM

Are you the Jock Mackenzie who used to sing at Walton and Surbiton (Surrey, UK) years ago?   Or another one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 09:24 AM

I'm not going to let any of Them Folks Over The Water do a one-up on Idaho and like that! Besides, I don't care who knows my name -- John Ashcroft, Spaw, or anyone!

I used to do business here as "Rapaire" but I've escaped the King's soldiers and no longer fear swinging as a highwayman.

Joe -- I did it right!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 09:33 AM

Yes Guest I am that John "Jock" MacKenzie, just as ugly, and a lot older.
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 09:38 AM

Hmmmmmmmmm...is there are conspiracy or something here? Two of my Santees are coming out so to speak!

Welcome John and Mike!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 09:41 AM

I used to perform as third trumpet in my high school band....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 09:48 AM

well - probably more people know me as "MMario" then know me as "Leo" at this point - and it *IS* one of my legal names. (without the extra 'M')

And I've done a complete turn-about from my childhood where I dislike the name Mario - I now prefer it.

my former most common nickname is hard to pronounce as it has no vowels.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 10:31 AM

My nickname is hard to pronounce too, at least in polite company.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 10:48 AM

And so who the fock are you Guest? Jizzy Jagov?

What's with this name changing crappola? We get to know people as who they are and not by having to know their name. Almost everyone who uses a screen name around here becomes known as that person and in most cases as time goes by we learn all kinds of personal details of their lives including their real names. But even more important, we learn of their lives and loves and hopes and dreams and joys and sadness and.........NONE of that has a damn thing to do with what name they use on the screen.

So now, yet another trolling/flaming Guest Dork throws up the old thing about a screen name being the same as being anonymous.....And every swinging dick in the joint knows that the whole thing is just another way of trolling. Hey Anonymous Guest(s)......Fuck You. Knowing Giok or Rap by their real name doesn't make them any better......I learned to like them without that....as opposed to most of you who ain't got jackshit better to do than muck about here stirring the pot.

Who am I? I'm Spaw. I've been Spaw for years. When other 'Catters talk to me in person or by phone, they don't call me Pat, they call me Spaw. As for hiding anything? Anonydorks, you can find the absolute most intimate and personal details of my life on these threads, my innermost thoughts and feelings. The 'Cat is a place where I live, a kind of home, where I have shared that by choice because most of these folks are friends in one way or another. But you get to know all of that too....and that's okay, I don't care. You can find not only my name and all of the boilerplate stuff, you can find links to pictures of assorted surgeries.

But to intimate that anything in using a screen name is the same as being an anonymous shithead like yourself is completely ridiculous. Rapaire was and is as real to me as Mike. Whatever he wants is fine. Whatever you want can suck an owl dick. Feel free to bitch about me flaming you when you get crap about flaming. Or me trolling when you get complaints. Yeah....It's me....Spaw....Member of the Inner Clique.....all that stuff........Feel free to gripe, but first kiss my ass!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 10:54 AM

You know the thing I like best about 'spaw? He is so understated and subtle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 10:55 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 11:00 AM

Has there been a GUEST in this thread that got edited out? The only anonymous GUEST in this thread doesn't match up with spaw's reaction - he or she just asked a straight question to which the answer was "Yes". In fact it read more like someone who has just posted as a GUEST accidentally because their cookie had gone walkabout.

Mind, like spaw, I tend to feel pissed off with people who post as nameless GUEST on purpose - but then I suppose that's why they do it, they like pissing people off. Mind there are people it's fun to piss off, but generally it's better to do it on a more selective basis, I think.

I always thought Giok was rather a good way of spelling Jock. As for Catherine Jane Pettigrew - that's a marvellous name. Makes you sit up and take notice a name like that.
    No messages have been deleted from this thread. I think Spaw was addressing Guest,MMario.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 11:10 AM

Why thank you McGrath. I don't think I will change my handle though as the majority of people know me by it when we go to gatherings etc....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 11:36 AM

Heck, I was thinking about doing it anyway. I really was. I even put my address in the registration thingy so that everyone can send me money (it's a PO Box, so you have to contact me to find out where I live and then I can lie about it if I want to and send you to the cop shop instead -- when you go there, ask for "Big Ed") and stuff.

Besides, if it's good enough for Seamus or Art or Kendall, why, heck, it's good enough for me, I guess. Not that I'm in the same league as they are....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 11:49 AM

I don't really want my full name put out on the internet as apart from anything else it is an unusual one and therefore extremely easy to find in a national phonebook! Besides even those who knew me way before Mudcat dubbed me Mrs Duck as soon as I joined forces with Geoff and he has been 'the Duck' for nigh on 20 years. Just my personal feelings but I am happy to converse with Giok/John MacKenzie in all his guises.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 12:18 PM

A rose by any other name
Would still cause some people to whine
About floral discrimination.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 12:49 PM

Like Mike I too had considered this move a couple of times, and the GUEST as beautifully described by Spaw merely made me think again. As you can see from an earlier posting, someone has recognised me by my given name, from way back when. Mind you I probably owe him or her money, and may live to regret the transmogrification.
Still; nice one Spaw!
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 01:32 PM

Well, I LOVE my Mudcat name. Since I frequently like to assume the persona of an ignorant, inbred piece of poor-white trailer-trash from the wastelands along the Florida/Alabama border

Whadda ya mean "assume the persona"? Is that like "pretend"? You mean you're really NOT a dumbass redneck?   Heeyar, hyuck, snorf, snarble! Bullshit!!!

I find it advantageous to affect the "initials as name" tradition as carried on by many of my rural neighbors. People named "Bruce" do not drive monster four-wheel-drive pickups that can snatch Abe Lincoln's face from Mount Rushmore. People named "Bee-dubya" do.

I'll give up my Mudcat name when they pry my keyboard away from my cold dead hands!

That's tellin' 'em, Bee-dubya. You da man! Ennybody don' like it, we'll jus' open up a canna whoopass on them sumbitches!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 01:37 PM

I hope nobody recognize me from something I did in the past....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: C-flat
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 02:07 PM

I did think about changing my Mudcat name after getting to know one or two other members in 3D. The initial decision to use a "handle" was based on the fact that most others here don't post under their own names and, having no experience of using other discussion forums, I wasn't sure what I was letting myself in for.
After a couple of years of visiting this site, sending and receiving PMs, etc, I have no problem with using my real name, Merrick Hamilton, (mother had a great sense of humour), but equally find that the Mudcat handles work just as well and I don't feel that I know someone less well just because they haven't told me their name.
There are some regulars here who could be picked out by the content and style of their postings under any handle.
C-flat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 07:01 PM

well, Rapaire ,ummm..Mike...anyone who helps Spider Robinson think can't be all bad! But I kinda got used to Ra...umm...that other name. It will take me awhile to adjust my head to such wit & erudition coming from a 'Mike' *grin*...

(My very first online moniker was "ßidét", which was Bill Day using the OTHER combination of initials. You can imagine how long that lasted, and the witty commentaries on it...)...so, having used up all my cleverness 7+ years ago, Bill D it is now...

"There are some regulars here who could be picked out by the content and style of their postings under any handle." ...surely not by excessive use of ellipses...hmmm?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 07:07 PM

durn! that's 'ellipsis'...... or in my case, just lots of dots (it sort of indicates how I visualize the thought processes and pauses to consider the next bits.....probably a bad habit, but so are cyber-farts! ;.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 07:41 PM

I dunno' Bill.....I think we at least tie on ellopsis.........But I know I have you going away in the flatulence department.......

THIRD FLOOR....Ladies Undergarments, Men's Shoes, Gross Flatulence.....ALL OFF FOR THE THIRD FLOOR!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 07:51 PM

It's bad enough for me getting a definite "mental image" of someone over the net anyway, but all this name changing is a nightmare - at least though it is better than just "GUEST"...

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Peace
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 12:02 AM

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a chrysanthemum by any other name would be easier to spell.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 02:44 AM

My Mudcat handle is Doug Chadwick but my real name is Doug Chadwick.

Following John & Mike's example, I'm going to change my Mudcat handle from Doug Chadwick to Doug Chadwick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 05:46 AM

For goodness sake, Doug, or Doug, I can only just cope with John and Mike, but now I've got to remember you're Doug, and not Doug any more. I had only just got used to Oakley becoming Oaklet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Teribus
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:27 AM

Best name change story I have ever heard was where a guy got overdrawn on his bank account with the Yorkshire Bank Plc. He was overdrawn by about £10.31. The bank sent him letter drawing his attention to the matter and charged him £25 for the letter.

Now £35.31 overdrawn, this guy changes his name by deed poll to "Yorkshire Bank Plc are greedy, thieving bastards". He advised the bank of his change of name and asked them to issue him with a cheque book, they replied that they no longer wished to retain him as a customer. He then sent them a money order for £36 to settle his account instructing them to send him a cheque for £0.69 made out in his new name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Madame P At Work
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 09:05 AM

Mmmmm, yes.

I called myself Lady Penelope ( yes I know it says "Madame P at work" but I was in a hurry and I can't remember the pass word for my work cookie ) because :

a) some one was already registered as Penelope and I hate just tacking a number on afterwards.

And b) Because I am actually named after the Thunderbirds puppet and I may as well get some mileage out of it.........

I just love the Pettigrew, Cat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Cluin
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:19 AM

Since there's already a fine example of a Rick here, I'll just stick with "Cluin".


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: nutty
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:59 AM

my real name is Hazel but I've been called Nutty since schooldays, so am very comfortable with the name and as it's what the majority of Mudcatters know me by, I think I'll just stay as I am.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 12:11 PM

Ever since I came on Mudcat, in about '98 or so, I've signed my right name to every message I posted, I think.

At first, just for consistency's sake, I used the handle of Doesterr, because that was a name assigned by the computer net at work. But I signed every post with the full name.

A while back, Paltalk prevented my using Doesterr because "someone else" actually me) was already using it, so I called myself Uncle DaveO there, and so, again for consistency and for cross-platform recognition's sake, I adopted that handle here. And I still sign all messages with....

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 04:25 PM

I hear that John Wayne Bobbitt has filed to have his name legally changed, to Les Johnson.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:12 PM

Hey, are you the Miks Doellman from NOrthern Kentucky who fathered my six children!!!!!!!!! WHen I get my hands on you I will....I am buying a bus ticket for Idaho today!!! I will be out there to stuff that trumpet where the sun doesn't shine buddy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:16 PM

well, hello there Bob....now just wait to see what this band of reprobates does with YOUR name...*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:24 PM

Yeah, Guest. That's me. I only lived there for about three years, but I'm a fast worker, I am.

Come on ahead, but I have to warn you about the bus station here. It's full of hard, hard cases, guys who...never mind...they're all sweet fellas. The best thing for you to do is to tell them that you like them an awful lot....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:35 PM

Right on, Spaw. I like people's "handles" on this forum, one gets fond of them. Everyone around my place (meaning me, the 2 dachshunds, the hamster, and the chimp) has been weeping unconsolably since Rapaire changed his membername! It's shocking and deeply disturbing.

I am, in fact, worried that this Mike Doellman character is someone who's done away with Rapaire and stolen his identity! Why would anyone do that, you ask? Well, it's simple. Mike Doellman wanted to co-opt all of Rapaire's brilliant writings on this forum and pretend that HE was the genius-level mind behind them, then copyright it all and make a fortune!

It's a filthy plot, and I won't stand for it. Even though Rapaire is probably gone...dare I say it...forever, we the membership of Mudcat must see that his name does not vanish into obscurity.

The WSSBA is going to hold a fundraising event on Sunday, selling lime green bumper stickers that say "Rapaire Lives!" for $15 each, and I hope all Mudcatters will attend and buy at least 5 of them. Makes a great Christmas present!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:41 PM

I am fond of my Mudcat handle also and intend to retain it. It is very similar to my real world name, to avoid any confusion, :>)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: khandu
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:45 PM

My real name is Tweed Splooz, but there is another Catter named Tweed who has a website called Tweedsblues, so I decided to use my real real name here which is khandu, tho I prefer "King khandu"!

ken


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:54 PM

Others have leapt to answer the trump, Leedle Hark!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:58 PM

My new Mudcatname is really, really close to my real name, but it's not an exact match. It is, however, the name by which my Mother called me when she wasn't irritated with me. I remember quite clearly, there was one time, when she wasn't irritated with me. I was quite young, probably no more than four or five or maybe two or three, and I hadn't yet discovered The Wonderful World Of Hammers And Saws. Ah, the memories....


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:58 PM

Lest we forget!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:27 PM

Well, Mike, I guess that technically you did it right, and I appreciate that. However, I've known you as "Rapaire," and it's going to take me a while ot get used to this new Mike character. I feel better with Giok's method of using both old and new names. I'm glad Giok added something to his name, because I was very embarrassed when I called him "Mary" by mistake, thinking he was another Mudcatter who has a similar user name.

Now, there's nothing wrong with using user names that are totally disconnected from your real name. It's just that it makes it confusing for Mudcatters to deal with you if you encounter them in real life. And if you're a performer, I would think it would generally be to your advantage to post with your stage name. But could you really imagine Catspaw and Micca posting as Pat and Michael Patterson?

Hey, do you think they're brothers? They both have a certain gnomelike quality....

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:33 PM

Better?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:53 PM

well I, like Mike, used a name similar to mine own, but that felt more fraudulent than a hokey silly name, so then I used something else, but everybody thought I was an asshole so it didn't matter anyway, then I used something else but I don't have substantive folkloric knowledge anyway, but I do like BS and then I got stuck with this stupid-assed named that just happened to be in use when Joe said that we have to stick with the same stupid-assed names consistently, and then so I did, but I was still a stupid ignorant asshole and I realized well what the hell you know the universe is expanding or collapsing or whatever it's doom in the big picture so now, well I dunno I'll have to think of a name


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:09 PM

It's easy. Peruse the annals of Japanese medieval history, look over the names of famous Samurai, and pick one that you like.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:19 PM

Dear M-Rap-D, I'm getting whiplash. Don't let Joe push you around! Next thing you know, he'll want you to confess to something or he'll shove a hot poker up... oops - wrong thread.

Go ahead and change your name. It's fun to read old posts where people are talking to some guy named "Rapaire" and there's nobody by that name in the thread.

(I almost changed my name just to be a smartass and realized that if anyone tried to PM "Jeri" they were gonna get a "Jeri doesn't exist - try again" message.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:21 PM

Oh...I see he didn't metamophasize, he just budded.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:23 PM

No, he changed, I just went back to an old page. Sheesh. M.Rap, DON'T MAKE ME COME OUT THERE!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Cookieless Rapaire
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:34 PM

Ain't lettin' nobody push me 'round 'ceptin' me and my wife, and I ain't so sure I'm gonna let me push me 'round. Joe O. tries to push me 'round and he'll find out about pushin' 'round. Amos tries to push me 'round and he'll find out about pushin' 'round. Spaw tries to push me 'round and he'll find out about pushin' 'round. Tweed...aw, heck, you git the idea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:37 PM

Chill, dude!! No-one wants to push you 'round!! We just want to join you in Finding Out Who You Are!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 10:09 AM

Who am I? A question I've been asking myself for years and years and years. Indeed, isn't life a search for self? Am I now the same person who carried an M-1 rifle those many years ago, trudging through the heat of a Ft. Leonard Wood summer? Or am I the same person who learned to read long before that? The same one who used to smoke a pipe? Or am I now someone else, defined by marriage/job/experiences unexperienced by those earlier "me's"? How has my travel and education defined and re-defined and re-re-defined me? Is it all real, or simply "sound and fury, signifying nothing"? I read and enjoyed Garcia Marquez's book "One Hundred Years Of Solitude" years ago; would I enjoy it if I re-read it, or have the intervening years changed the "me" that enjoyed it into someone who wouldn't enjoy it now?

And what is "now"? Is it...okay, dear, I'll go make breakfast. I was just trying to answer Amos. If it's possible to truly answer someone's question. After all we can't REALLY know all of the implications and such behind


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 10:23 AM

Ya notice how his ramble suddenly stilled and he seemed to vaporize into a cloud of Immaterial Will? That's what happens when you find out who you really are, man!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 11:13 AM

I too am going to jump on this bandwagon, having long regretted entering the Mudcat arena under a nickname - though the confusion it has caused in some quarters about my gender has brought some unexpected amusement.

What do I do to ensure that my previous posts and PMs follow me to my new, real, name? I know this can be done, because some of the more abusive PMs I've had from one member in particular now show up in my archive as having come from someone else.

Peter Kirker (aka Fionn).


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 11:15 AM

Rapaire, are you no longer feeling yourself?
JMfkaG


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 11:15 AM

Or maybe his wife just explained the concept of 'now' to him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 11:19 AM

Peter/Fionn, just click on 'Membership' up at the top, type in a new Mudcat name and Click 'Submit'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 01:04 PM

Jeri:

Wow!! Discovering now as a subordinate of a marriage partner puts a whole new cast on spirituality!! Like, wow!! (Sure you can go on a spiritual advenyure, dear -- just wipe your feet before you come back!!)



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 01:55 PM

This is so totally cosmic. It's discussions like these that make me realize why I come here almost every day. I am, like, majorly drawn into this, eh? It's, like, almost addictive, know what I mean? Anybody got Pot Noodles?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 02:38 PM

The thing is, that entering a community of people of goodwill, and communicating and building relationships all under a pseudonym is very liberating but not for the reason that the trolls think.   It is not liberating because you can be capriciously irresponsible and destructive and get away with it.

It is liberating because it parallels the Truth -- we are all building relationships and communicating under an assumed Identity, and the liberating feeling comes from not having to pretend otherwise! In cyberspace we _KNOW_ that the true Self is very different from the apparent identity. It's not a big secret to anyone! In 3D life most people pretend it ain't so!! LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,riverboat annie
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 03:02 PM

guess who?


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From: GUEST,paul dirac
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 03:05 PM

guess who?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,sluefoot sue
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 03:06 PM

guess who?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 03:49 PM

Oh, this is really fun!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 04:35 PM

You don't like yer current name? you want a new name? Have I got names for YOU!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: artbrooks
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 04:36 PM

Well, this is my real name...sorta, anyway. Its actually Art Brooks-and if you want to really get in trouble around here, try signing a message "Art". That is apparently a reserved privilege, since I got seriously jumped on the one and only time I did it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 04:38 PM

Oh...don't get lost in that link I posted...it will do stuff to the brain cells. Set a timer and only do 10 mionutes at a time, maybe)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Shallow Running Crankbait
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 04:41 PM

Hey Riverboat Annie et al.

Kiss my shriveled buckeyes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 05:47 PM

Geeze, Art, if your name is Art seems to me you should sign it Art and let the phffffttts fall where they may!! We don't stand on formalities around here and it don't seem right somehow to bother a guy for using his own damn name!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:18 PM

Hey, Joe O don' want push nobody aroun'

But if Fionn and Lil' Hawk and Giok and Rapaire and Jeri all change names, I'll be hopelessly confused....

-Joe Offer, the person formerly known as Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:18 PM

Bill D:

That link is the funniest and saddest thing I have seen since the capture of Saddam Hussein!! ROTFLMAO!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:44 PM

Amos..several years ago I heard of a black family who followed a 'joke' suggestion and named their daughter 'Urethra' to compete with all the 'Keneshas' and 'LaTawnas' and such....I have no idea if it was truth or an urban legend...but after that site, it's just a matter of time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Asclepius' aunty Artemis
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:56 PM

Bring em on down here, Shallow Running Crankbait! I dare ya!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:56 PM

I forget where I am...I am on the INTERNET. After I posted that, I said "I'm gonna do a seach.." so
literary reference

and Nov 12th in this blog

maybe more...that's enough


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 06:59 PM

It may be ArtBrooks, but is it really Art? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Washtub wannabe
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:00 PM

yeah, I dare you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:08 PM

Bill D:

I can hear it now:

"My boyfrien' and me decided on a name for our baby girl, Dad. We named her Urethra cuz it sounds so nice, an' we made up our minds and we ain't changing it now!!"

"Oh, boy. Urine trouble!!"

(Cymbals and drum roll here....)

Come to think of it, why not Placenta Oceana for a girl, and maybe Vasly Deferens for a boy? This is one of those boundary areas where you can't believe what you're seeing as bizarre fantasy gradually unfolds as reality. Hooooooeeeee!!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:17 PM

Hey! I have always been known as Dave and I have always been a Gnome!

Any problems with that?

Cheers

DtG

(in real life Dave Polshaw, of Swinton Folk Club, Manchester. UK)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:24 PM

I don't know much about Art Brooks, but I do know what I like.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:38 PM

The Fooles Troupe, in their efforts at Panto style stage stumblings, came up with the pseudo-Shakespearean name Climidea...

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 09:18 PM

There was a hunchbacked servant in some old comic in National Lampoon named "Smegma"! I always got a good laugh out of that. Oh, yeah, the comic was: "Dr Colon's Monster" Smegma was usually attempting to secure a brain or some other less valuable body part to animate the monster. Very amusing.

Amos, your comment at 2:38 today was absolutely on the mark and brilliant! Yes, we are all here (in this life, I mean) under an assumed identity, with a temporary, assumed name. And isn't it great fun? I mean, unless you don't want to have fun. Then it isn't. Everyone gets exactly what they want...even if NOT getting what they want is what they want!

Amazing system...only a god could have come up with anything so clever, IMO.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 09:33 PM

Well, LH, your kind remarks certainly merit a packet of Pot Noodles!!

And yes, it is a hoot.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 09:45 PM

pot noddles are a big rip off.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 10:14 PM

CURSE YOU SMEGMA!



Spaw...Religious Lampoon Reader
"He told me he was God, but he never done a trick." Bode's Orphan girl speaking of my hero, Cheech Wizard


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 10:23 PM

My mother grew up with a girl named "Pellegra." Her parents thought it sounded great.

I dunno. Naming kids after body parts..."My son, Spleen, age 4; my daughter, Pancreas, she's 7; and here's a picture of the baby, Bursa -- just 7 months old!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 11:11 PM

I always thought that Tony Orlanando & Dawn song 'Candida' was a hoot.
A woman named after a yeast infection. Guess she sort of grows on you.

Someone once told me he knew of a child whose name was pronounced Ah-SHOW-lay and spelled 'Asshole'. I think he must've been full of it (because I'd consider it child abuse), but he seemed sincere (they all do).


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 12:09 AM

I will for once leave Vaugn Bode alone...

Other great comics in National Lampoon:

One Year Affair (which became Two Year Affair) (which became Three Year Affair) (and so on)

The one with the girl who looked like Little Orphan Annie and had a brunette friend, and a spaniel who talked, named????

The one with the very badly drawn little people who would make the sounds of passionate lovemaking while sitting on opposite park benches and reading the paper.

Dirty Duck!!! Possibly my absolute favourite. The raunchiest, vilest cartoon duck in history. He had a little crow companion too.

Check out my Chongo Chimp story. It's going nicely. No thanks to you, Spaw! :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 12:48 AM

Lil Arf & Nonnie?

...and who can forget "Underwear for the Deaf"?

I was an avid collector of National Lampoon for 10-15 years and have 'most' of the issues of that era...including most of the special releases, paperbacks and parodies. It all started when I walked into a bookstore in Lawrence, Kans. in about 1971? and found Issue #1...I bought copies from newsstands for years, until I finally got a subscription about 1982 or so...after the glory years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Politenessman
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 12:49 PM

What about me? It's bad manners to forget about me. Don't make me come over there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 02:49 PM

I once heard about a (possible fictitious?) woman named Clitoris.
It's believable to me.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 03:11 PM

Was that the woman who had to visit her doctor because she scratched her Volvo?
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Dec 03 - 08:23 PM

My mother's maiden name was Mavis Davis.
That's why she named me Jennifer Grace Eldridge......been through a couple of surname changes but still Jennifer Grace.
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Strupag
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 06:03 AM

I believe that John Wayne changed his name from Marion Morrisson.
Well, who could blame him: If I was called Morrisson, I would change it too.
Anyway I started off in Mudcat by using my day name, Andy Mitchell, but I thought I was getting more into the spirit of things by using a Mudcat name.
Anyway, John, I missed the thread that made you decide to change your name. Which one was it.
Cheers
Andy


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 07:49 AM

I was drawn into the site via my daughter, and I took a nickname because I was under the impression that it was the norm. Basically, I think I'd be a bit more comfortable under my real name.   However, I can't now change to my own without giving away part of hers..... maybe she wouldn't mind. Those who know us, know our real names anyway. Anyone who wants to know can ask.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Beardy
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 07:58 AM

I've been known as Beardy for over 20 years (cant think why!).

Stewart


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 08:04 AM

Marion Morrison, right. But Roy Rogers started life as Leonard Sly, which just WOULDN'T work for the King of the Cowboys.

Annie Oakley started out as Phoebe Ann Moses, too.

Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Isaac Newton, Huddie Ledbetter, they all started out very young, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 01:19 PM

Rapaire? I'm so confused.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 01:23 PM

I demand that members stop doing that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 01:31 PM

Ha! RHIR RHIP, ducky!!

(Rank hath its responsibilities, rank hath its priveleges).

:>)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: pdq
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 02:06 PM

Two of the better "name changes" of all time are:

       Billie Holiday    -    born: Eleanora Fagan

       Patsy Montana    -    born: Ruby Rebecca Blevins

Also note that Patsy Montana was born in Arkansas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 02:19 PM

I went to High School with a girl named June Burchitt, she got married very young to someone named Smith I think.

Bob.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 02:22 PM

Mr and Mrs Kerr and their son Wayne
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 03:45 PM

Yes, we all are confused, Guest. We wander through life looking for order and find only disorder. We search for Truth and find only Untruth, mixed in with enough Truth to keep us searching. There is nothing to bring Order from Chaos, and so we wander about blindly, confused.

I could go on. And on. And on. I studied the Existentialist in college. Ho BOY! could I go on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 03:52 PM

Personally, I think changing her name to Marilyn Monroe was a big improvement.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 04:13 PM

I went to school with a girl named Carrie Hunt. Truth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 04:19 PM

There was a girl in junior high named Merry Christmas. She was elected Miss Merry Christmas at the Christmas Dance that year.

Were I her, my parents would have been deceased years before.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 04:22 PM

Yes, Rapaire (if indeed that is your real name), I passed harsh judgment upon Carrie's parents, believeing they could be justly convicted for criminal naivete in a juvenile court. -guest


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Beardy
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 04:53 PM

Boris Karloff was born William Pratt.
Family history quite interesting. Mother was a governess to children of King of Siam, (believed to be basis of King & I). Brother was head of British Consulars.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 09:24 PM

Okay, I'll be the one to bite: What's the significance of "Carrie Hunt", pray tell?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 09:32 PM

Heard of somebody once during the last big Tolkien craze who named her kid Bilbo. Inevitably, when he started school the b's morphed to d's. I understand he came home one day from the third grade (9-10 years old, for you UKers) and announced "my name is now John."


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 09:33 PM

Have you never heard of "Spoonerisms" DaveO?

Something most English and Aussies seem to know about.

The Rev Spooner was an English clergyman whose dull sermons were enliven by his regular verbal mistakes such as

"I have in my breast a half formed wish"

coming out as

"I have in my breast a half warmed fish"

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:36 AM

I've mentioned this before (shitfire, I've mentioned everything before), but I was in school with a girl named Sharon Peters. It never dawned on a lot of us til one day my best friend's Dad heard the name and said, "What? Sharon Peters? Jesus, what is that? Some kind of bathroom game?" Cracked us up then!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:53 AM

Carrie Hunt? Ummm...

"Sea Hunt"?

Look, that's unfortunate, but "Mike Hunt" is far more unfortunate...

So is "Don Duck", and I knew a guy in Scarboro with that name in the early 70's. He wouldn't let anyone call him "Donald" for some reason... :-)

Speaking of which, there was a real live folksinger named "Duck" Donald. He used to play with Cathy Fink. No joke.

There's also the famous Toronto musician/painter Joe Mendehlson, who changed his name to Toronto Joe Mendhelson, then Sophisto Joe Mendehlson, and finally Mendehlson Joe! And no, I don't know where the damned "h" goes in "Mendehlson". I'm not even sure if there is an "h". His art stinks, but it's better than Bob Dylan's...at least I think it is. Well, it's almost a dead heat.

Dylan's a way better songwriter.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Strupag
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 07:13 AM

You mean Robert Zimmerman!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 08:24 AM

No Strupag, I think he was referring to Blind Boy Grunt.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 08:45 AM

Then there is that Mudcatter favorite Bruce, a.k.a. 'Utah', Phillips, who was introduced the first time I saw him (at a coffeehouse just off the University of Utah campus in about 1965) as "U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Golden West."


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Barden of England
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 09:23 AM

Seeing as there's another John Barden, an Irishman and folksinger residing in Germany, I've decided to become 'The Barden of England' seeing as how I live in Kent, although 'The Patio of England' would be more appropriate these days!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 10:26 AM

I think the second letter of second word should become a "u" John :-)

Perhaps I should change my name to T.T.G.O.T.B.P.R. - I've been called it for years. There are at least half a dozen catters who know what it stands for. My real name's easier though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 10:49 AM

Awful kind of you to leave the rest of us hung up wondering, though, isn't it?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Barden of England
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:01 AM

I see Dave. They say I look a bit like Dave Burden - sorry - Burland. Don't keep me in suspense, what does T.T.G.O.T.B.P.R. stand for?

If I can make Stansted by the way, I will, but can't guarantee as there might be something 'Morrisey' that my S.O.H. may want to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:07 AM

The Tito Gobi of the Balls Pond Road.

A title which I aquired (it actually started off as The Maria Callas . . .) from the Late John (Whiskers) Barker of Crayfolk/Dartford/Farningham fame. "Gastove" (Dave Freeman) also owes his name to John.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:21 AM

Gee -- the expanded version makes less sense than the acronym!!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:26 AM

Awright...and who can identify who "Blind Girl Grunt" is or was?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:11 PM

Little Hawk...I have MET "Duck" Donald...and have the one LP he was on with Cathy Fink..that was 24 years ago or so! They used to tour with a 'poet' roughly comparable to William McGonagall

(I don't know what that has to do with anything, but 'threads will creep')


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Strupag
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:51 PM

Bill D, How dare you suggest that the great Topaz could not write anything but brilliant stuff!
Here's one of my favourites: -

The Moon
Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou seemest most charming to my sight;
As I gaze upon thee in the sky so high,
A tear of joy does moisten mine eye.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the Esquimau in the night;
For thou lettest him see to harpoon the fish,
And with them he makes a dainty dish.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the fox in the night,
And lettest him see to steal the grey goose away
Out of the farm-yard from a stack of hay.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the farmer in the night,
and makes his heart beat high with delight
As he views his crops by the light in the night.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the eagle in the night,
And lettest him see to devour his prey
And carry it to his nest away.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the mariner in the night
As he paces the deck alone,
Thinking of his dear friends at home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the weary traveller in the night;
For thou lightest up the wayside around
To him when he is homeward bound.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the lovers in the night
As they walk through the shady groves alone,
Making love to each other before they go home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the poacher in the night;
For thou lettest him see to set his snares
To catch the rabbit and the hares.

William Topaz McGonagall

Profound stuff eh!

Andy Mitchell


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 03:09 PM

oh, yup..profound indeed! Like Rev. Sun Myung Moon!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 04:20 PM

That may just be the worst poem ever written.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 05:17 PM

Mot in the same class as McGonigal!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 07:26 PM

Bill D., I am acquainted with a lawyer named--and who uses all of it-- Donald Duck III!   And guess what his son is named! Some people never learn.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Amos
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 07:48 PM

That's pretty awful.

As for Blind Girl Grunt she might have been not a person, but a vision, a quest, a goal, a mystique inspiration -- kind of like "seeing the elephant".


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 07:59 PM

On the contrary, Amos, Blind Girl Grunt is a real character...I'll give you a clue...from the field of popular music.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 05:04 AM

Janis Ian.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 08:04 PM

Well, as you'll see, I've done it. And I've gone for a new identity that should be easy and self-explanatory for all, Joe included. Who knows, the time may come when the Fionn part can fade into history.

I reckon that puts you next in line, LH. Just click "membership" at the top, and it's done in a moment. So out you come, before I out you myself, George....

Happy new year to one and all....

Peter Kirker (the piss-artist formerly known as Fionn)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 08:50 PM

Martin Gibson here.

Forum name only.

Real name will never be revealed.

Will never be a Mudcat insider. Thankfully.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 08:41 AM

I think he's really Dobro the House Elf.
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 08:52 AM

... that's like a Theatre Cat, isn't it? ...

pisses on everythig, chases a few rats for fun, snarls at everybody except those who feed it...

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 09:22 AM

we have a politician in Australia called Richard Face...

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 09:54 AM

Martin Gibson should be changed.... I'd suggest Stella Kay Ovation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: pdq
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 11:51 AM

Bill D ...don't expect any ovations for that remark....hardly stellar...


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: PoppaGator
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 11:53 AM

Staff members at Charity Hospital in New Orlelans swear that young resident doctors have often suggested that young mothers name their daughters "Latrina."

This story has been told for years; I was never sure whether to believe it until I saw a fast-food cashier wearing the nametag "Latrina." So, it did happen, at least once if not more often.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 12:05 PM

Some day when I grow up I'll be Framus?
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name Change
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 06:53 AM

freda, just as long as they don't call him Dick...

Robin


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