OT: Usernames

Discussion in 'Football' started by Fryowa, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Wish I had a solid story. Alas, I dont. Last name.

    I have failed you all.
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  2. peerok

    peerok Well-Known Member

    I simply took the first letter of my family members names and arranged them in no particular order.

    BTW Fry, thanks for coming up with something different to talk about. Its been getting real old beating the same couple of dead horses on this board the past few months.
  3. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    It’s my name. Think how much bigger of an asshole I’d be if I were anonymous.
  4. tweeterhawk

    tweeterhawk Well-Known Member

    Cool story! Based on my limited dealings with general aviation pilots and owners, guessing that was an interesting customer base!
  5. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Not a pilot nor an airplane salesman, but my one weird talent (everyone has one) is that I can identify pretty much any modern airplane by sight. Definitely any US, Russian, or European military aircraft or twin/4 engine commercial airliner. It’s weird, I know.

    I always wanted to be a pilot growing up and from the earliest I can remember, before even preschool age, I ravenously read or looked at every aviation book I could find. It never stopped as I got older.

    I can tell an F-18A/C model from an E/F model from a hell of a long ways away, I can look at an F-16 and even tell you which block of engine production it is from some subtle clues. C5 Galaxy A/B/C models from C5M (upgraded from the T39 engines to the CF6 that are on the 767 and 747, et al).

    I can identify all Boeing planes from the 707 up through the 787 including all the dash numbers (some of the 777s are tough because they’re the same length), Airbus—same thing. I can tell you an A320 neo from a legacy model, and differentiate on sight between a Pratt&Whitney, Rolls Royce, or GE engine on any airliner (without seeing their emblems). Also Embraer, Bombardier, McDonnell Douglas planes, you name it.

    I could also identify at least the manufacturer/model from cockpit pictures. The dash classifications are pretty impossible from just a single cockpit picture but I could more than likely narrow it down.

    It’s the absolute weirdest thing in the world to be ultra nerd-level proficient in, and it’s worth nothing more than stumping people who don’t believe you. I wish I could operate the stock market like that. I’m a walking stupid human trick.
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  6. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    Just wait till next year! ;)

    We were good in the '80's, but not as annoying as Nebby fans and don't live in our glory days.
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  7. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member


    Also Kevin Mack and Frank Minnifield.
  8. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    The first reply made me laugh out loud.

  9. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Nothing original here. Polecat Hawk might have been fun growing up near the Skunk River and its original name. Maybe could have done Guitar Hawk. I'm more conservative than some here think I am. Hawk Gold. Pretty lame and conservative.
  10. bitmap

    bitmap Well-Known Member

    My undergraduate degree is in graphic arts. I got into that track around the same time computers started making a big impact in that industry. I spent a lot of time dealing w/ the various raster scan formats. My initials are the same as M$'s file extension for their raster format which they call a "bitmap". Works for me even though I am now a flight test engineer. Go figure...
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  11. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Oh, you're a Cubs fan to.
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  12. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    I actually played against the Globetrotters years ago in Wells Fargo in Des Moines.
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  13. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Man, you really need to get out more!
  14. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    Dude.I hated those City High Assholes.

    I have lived quite a different life since HS. one Im happy to have lived. I have no regrets.
  15. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    I do somewhat have respect for those individuals who flat out put their entire name.
  16. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Now your starting to scare me, Cliff.

    Rolls Royce makes airplane engines? Who knew?
  17. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    P51 Mustang baby!
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  18. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm also lame. My last name spelled how it's pronounced. And my boat. "Liquor Box." Don't explain the true meaning to my mom.
  19. DeereHawk75

    DeereHawk75 Active Member

    Not too original. Retired from John Deere and graduated from Iowa in 1975.
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  20. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    How about their rap name? Well, I shortened my rap name from 99 Top Doggy Dawg.
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