What's the inspiration behind your user name?

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  1. NJJerrySmith

    NJJerrySmith Member

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    Well, I know where I live, and I know my name..... So I went above and beyond and combined the two.
     
  2. Professor Ed Baker

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    My name is Ed Baker... that was taken. I am a Professor of Theatre Technology specializing, at present, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the creative worker and artist.
    I find that creating and supporting a Culture of Engagement and Sharing leads me naturally in the direction of imagination, creativity, innovation and invention.

    In order to share as broadly and openly as possible I need to use my name and my identity openly.

    Thanks for the Great Forum.
     
  3. ruinexplorer

    ruinexplorer Sherpa CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    What a great specialty. Welcome to the booth!
     
  4. bobgaggle

    bobgaggle Well-Known Member

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    Never noticed this thread, but since its revived I'll contribute.

    Bob Gaggle was the mascot of a company my friend and I set up in 5th grade. I forget what we sold, pretty sure we didn't sell anything. We were trying to think of a name for this character and came up with Bob, couldn't agree on a last name until one of us looked up and saw some geese flying over. (We weren't very creative) But I got my first email account shortly thereafter and couldn't think of a user name so I used bobgaggle. After that anything I signed up for online I used the name and have just kept using it. Only recently started transitioning away from it because people keep telling me its stupid haha
     
  5. Rassna

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    Mine is pretty simple, used as a screen name in a game and just stuck with it.
     
  6. Connor techie JR

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    The backstory for my name is my real name, my profession i want to do, and an inside joke with my group of being the theatre baby. I choice this so people known what to call me and they know what i do and a laugh for myself.
     
  7. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I just ran across this video, this was my first day on the job, last day of rehearsals in the Church studio, I was sitting in the "drum gazebo" back behind the back up singers. When rehearsals were over we got to load the trucks, oh yeah, the studio was up a flight of steps so everything got carried down.

    The dreaded steps:
    ChurchStudioTulsa.jpg
     
  8. DarthClown

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    I have a habit of randomly whipping out a red foam clown nose and just popping it on.
    Sitting in traffic, standing in line, sitting in a meeting, whenever.
    And then just sit there like, What?
    One day I did that on stage while in my blacks.
    One of my Union Brothers said "Oh My God, It's Darth Clown."
    And I kept it. ;O)
     
  9. cdiamondz

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    My name comes from a longer version of it "Cold Diamondz" let's just say that it was rather cold outside and I found 2 diamond rings walking around town.
     
  10. Jay Ashworth

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    I see this thread's got exhumed -- and I know why :) -- so I'll pitch in as well.

    My email domain has been at baylink since I registered it in 1994 -- back when that was still free -- so when I started needing user handles, that's what I used. Oh, the original source? A communications company -- well, a notional communications company -- offering what we now call "unified communications" around my Tampa Bay area.

    The St Pete Times tried to buy the domain from me about 5 years ago -- for reasons locals will understand -- but it would have been such a massive pain in the ass to move everything that I decided they wouldn't offer me that much money.
     
  11. Caroline

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    I have a common first name and this is the first time I've ever been able to use it as a username, so I ran with the opportunity.
     
  12. TheTheaterGeek

    TheTheaterGeek EOS Addict Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Mine really started with a vision quest. Had to find just the right fit......Then I gave up on that and grabbed this one.



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Blassiter

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    My comes directly from my first and last name.
     
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  14. SpeedySP

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    Speedy because during the first hour on my first professional gig, I managed to almost cut three of my fingers off with a radial arm saw while cutting corner blocks. They called me Speedy Fingers for a while and it just eventually shortened to Speedy. There are still lots of techies I worked with for multiple seasons who don't know my real name.
    The SP is mostly because eventually Speedy was already taken on forums (though in the dark ages of the interwebs - I was just Speedy on a lot of chatrooms) and I added the SP (special projects) because members of my crew were often just referred to as SPs.
     
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  15. Silent Gordon

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    Back when I was making a go at being a musician, I used Silent Gordon as my stage name. I wasn't very good at making conversation with the audience. I still perform with the name, but now I talk to the audience
     
  16. harmony

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    Never liked my name much and everywhere I go (like Dave) find many others with it, never liked conflict much but always loved harmony especially musical but friendships and teamwork too, so ...
    this is me in an online world and what I quest for as an individual in an environment with few small ponds.
     
  17. Pyrotech

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    I wound up getting involved in theater because of a production my kids were involved in when they were younger. Helped with the special effects, mostly in the newbie end of 'move that over there'. One of the scenes also had some pyro involved in it, so while waiting back set began getting to know the pyrotechnician. He happened to have an actual fireworks show coming up and asked if I wanted to be on his crew to learn more about it. I did and enjoyed it and wound up getting licensed myself a couple years later.

    I do more pyro than theater, but our church started a drama ministry a few years back and since I had a background in SFX, a pyro license and a day job with an electric utility, I've wound up doing a little bit of everything in the tech side of the productions.
     
  18. Daniel Fowler

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  19. Phantom_OfThe_TechBooth

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    I love all of these stories! Mine's pretty simple...who cares about a phantom of the opera? The real action is in the tech booth! I've used this one (or techboothpantom) for several years.
     
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