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Handles From Heck

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sgt Nambu, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey folks, this is an admittedly goofy idea, but I often notice that our handles are hilarious and I wonder about the meaning of some of them. How about letting your fellows in on the joke or meaning of those oddball names!

    I'll start, though mine is more of a small inside joke. Col. Nambu was an officer in the Japanese Imperial Army in the years preceding WW2. He designed a lot of weapons, including some excellent machine guns (crew served) and some of, very probably, the worst pistols of all time. One was so bad that if you squeezed the receiver it would discharge! Now, my late best friend, Mark and I sat around many a campfire or in front of a lot football games discussing what modifications and accessories it would take to make one into a suitable oyster gun! Silly indeed! Other part, I was an NCO in the Army.

    So come on, don't keep your handle fans in the dark anymore!
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    First vehicle I ever owned was a Diesel Scout!

    I still have it, but the diesel ate a piston a few years ago and I dropped in a rebuilt, warmed up 392 instead. Doubled my horsepower and torque and I hope to get half the mileage of the diesel. I do miss the diesel. About 20 MPG around town on the highway. Offroad I could get 25 MPG, so with a 33 gallon tank I had a 750 mile range. Toss in 10 extra gallons of diesel and I am over a 1000. All mechanically controlled, no computers, ultimate bug out rig.....<-- See how much I miss it, I could wax on for hours.
     
  3. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    I needed a handle to join a group on yahoogroups a long time ago. I used my dog's name, but it was already in use. I kept trying derivations of her name until I found one that worked. Her name is Do-Loop.
     
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  4. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Gotta love a Mosin!!! Nough said.
     
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  5. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When I was young, I could not keep my foot from smashing the throttle everywhere I went. I used to streetrace also, and even won a few bucks. The speed limit to me was a lower limit, not an upper one. So my friends gave me that nickname.

    When I started racing for real on a track, most of my aggression on the street disappeared. It's been a few years now, but I still tend to drive more over the limit than under. But it's been decades since I've gotten pulled over, and even longer since I've had an accident. Having a family does tend to calm you down too.

    Anyway, that's my story.
     
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  6. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    I played Mussolini in a high school movie production.
     
  7. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Over the years I have acquired many different items of outdoor clothing in many different camo and woodland patterns. None of them match. Other than hopefully being harder to see in the woods I'm sure I look quite ridiculous. Long story made short, I took up clam digging about 10 years ago and all my waders and raincoats are camoflage pattern. Total mall ninja look going on.....my friends laughed and called me " Rambo "......it didn't take long to morph into " Clambo ". Dumb, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
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  8. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    When I started spending time on internet forums, I was living in Japan. I'm a former member of the USMC and Oregon National Guard, as well as Parole & Probation Officer, with a deep interest in Japan's Samurai culture. "Gaijin" means "foreigner" in Japanese. My wife is Japanese and we have two half-Japanese/half-American kids.
     
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    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    My name is Irving Ronald Barrington. Ironbar for short.
     
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    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Locobob = Locomotive Engineer Bob
    I left the biz a few years ago so don't blame me next time you are late for work, stuck at a crossing watching a freight train roll by lol
     
  11. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ever since I was a kid I've been a big fan of professional wrestling. (Sports-Entertainment they call it now).

    Back in 1996 just about the greatest 'heel' faction ever devised came about.

    'Hollywood Hulk Hogan', 'Big Sexy' Kevin Nash, and 'Big' Scott Hall.

    They became the New World Order of Wrestling, and wrought havoc in WCW, and WWE up until 2002.

    nWo.

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  12. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Ghostbusters
     
  13. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    I was living in the south and adopted a great, papered German Shepard puppy. I knew I was moving to the NW that year and I thought it would be fun to freak out the neighbors by yelling out the door at night 'Bigfoot, Biiiiiigfoooot, come here boy, come on'

    I used his name out of respect like I often do former friends. He got out of the yard weeks before the move and I found him beside the freeway on the opposite side, looked like he crossed over the freeway bridge but took the wrong route coming home. He always was a wanderer, loved everybody and probably got lonely while I was at work.

    RIP buddy. Sorry I left ya behind.

    Course sometimes it goes the other way around. When I got a female dog (rottie mix) I named her after an ex girlfriend named Sara. Why? You know why....they were both b-----s.
     
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    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Rescue
    Exposure
    Confine
    Extinguish
    Overhaul
     
  15. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I found a shirt left at my house after a party.

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    Also, I'm not very imaginative.
     
  16. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    :bluelaugh: When I saw the handle "Clever Name" I was jealous that I didn't think of it first. I like dry humor.
     
  17. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    I've worked as a slimer in salmon canneries before. I figured it might be related to that. Let's just say I like yours better...
     
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    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Anyone I've done a FTF with get's the Bear part...
     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry about Bigfoot man. I named my first Rottweiler, Tonya, after Tonya Harding! Much the same reason, my Tonya had some attitude too!
     
  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So..... You'r really little and timid to boot?