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June 28th, 2006

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01:07 am - busy, busy, busy
For a long while back in the late 90s, any time I needed to put my name down on some inconsequential piece of registration (anything I didn't care enough to have my actual name associated with -- software products, newspaper website registrations, that kind of thing) I'd use the name Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear. When asked for an Organization or Company Name, I'd invariably put down The Magic School Bus.

...because it amused me, all right?

Tonight when I was asked by the data collection computer for an Organization name, I realized I'd grown up and beyond such silly references. I'm older and wiser in the ways of the world. The answer didn't take too long to pop into my head, though I have absolutely no idea why it hit me like it did. But it did. And I liked it.

So I put down Wampeter-Karass and Associates.

(nice, nice, very nice...)

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Date:June 28th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
You are at the top of my friend page.

Which was handily convenient, since I was coming to make sure you knew about this.
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Date:June 28th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
Mine? Eyeawry, with the Children for Better Beans corporation.
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Date:June 28th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)

Busy, busy, busy.

Excellant. I've wanted to do that (Collect Bokononisms into a book) since high school. Someone with more talent than I should do a music track of "We do, doodley do..." to "We Do Wie Du" by the Monks.
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Date:June 28th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, nice.
Date:June 28th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
I've been using Eugene Mirman's "League of Underwater Nations" lately.


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Date:June 28th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Heh, my internet self's full name is Zusty F. Mandarax. Oh Vonnegut, even if you're not my favorite writer, you are fun.
I usually use 'Nick Knight, Toronto Police' in registration, or Giant Bees Association.
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Date:June 28th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Busy busy busy...

If you wanna see the inside of a granfalloon
just peel back the skin of a toy balloon...
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Date:June 28th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Damn it now I need to re-read that book. CURSE YOU, RICHARDS SPATCH!
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Date:June 28th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
For Linux World Expo in San Francisco, the registration web page insists that you put in a position and a company. I quit putting down my real company a couple of years ago becuase I only go for the swag and freebies. So, last year I was a Software Engineer for Obsolete Computer Systems (fabricated by a friend of mine), and this year I put down my position as 'Whipping Boy' We'll see if that actually gets printed on my badge...

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