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And they keep getting younger, too [Sep. 5th, 2006|09:41 pm]
William
Whenever the first day of school sneaks up on me, I like to play a little mindgame. Usually I am one of the first people in the classroom, so, as others come in, I come up with a nickname for 'em. Here are some of today's examples:

Absinthe - he looked like a reformed teetotaler from Moulin Rouge.

UnitedLinux - At first, he looked like Ted, the generic guy from Dilbert. Then, he made a penguin face, so reminded me of Ted the penguin, from ctrl+alt+del, which led to Linux. UnitedLinux was an abortive effort to have a single unix specification for a standard of programming that allowed the same source code to compile on all SUS version (x) machines. The SCO Group, as well as SUSE, were members, which has consequences that are playing out on groklaw in all that "linux is the intellectual property of unix" drama.

Piglet - He was small and pink and introverted and very slightly furry.

Marklar - Okay, my first thought was actually Frodo, but I wanted to think deeper than the fact that his hair looked vaguely like Elijah Woods'. This led directly to mirkwood, which was a Very Important Password long long ago many works ago, and on to marklar, the password I use whenever doing documentation where a password variable is used. Plus, Starvin' Marvin is cool.

Sudo - There is a meme going about regarding a recent xkcd comic. This person was on their cell phone and got told to "do (x) themselves," whereupon the person reiterated in strongest possible terms that the other person should do it. Don't know if that flew or not, as they then left the room.

Animal - This is a hyperactive teeny meth addict 18 year old. Reminds me of the muppet character.

Newb - The guy who you can tell it's the first day of college, and likely the first day of public education, since he was probably home schooled.

richardandamy - these two were joined at the hip. Not their real names. Three points to where the reference comes from.

Deaf Frat Guy - seems to speak loudly, drunkenly, and in sports analogies.
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[User Picture]From: salomon926
2006-09-06 05:25 am (UTC)

My bid for three points.

What is Zits, Alex?

I'll take "Historical Video Game Characters and Their Effect on Global Warfare" for $200.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2006-09-07 12:14 am (UTC)

Re: My bid for three points.

This video game was called "Starwing" in Europe, and infuenced Lt. Gen Michael V. Hayden's son from 1993-1997.
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[User Picture]From: kangaguru
2006-09-06 03:34 pm (UTC)
Marklar! This marklar has a lot of marklar.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2006-09-06 09:55 pm (UTC)
I laugh, but only because I KNOW all of these people. Hell, I think I work with Absinthe, UnitedLinux, Piglet, and Animal - and I spend most of my time up here with Deaf Frat Guy, if you replace "sports analogies" with "repeated attempts to assert his heterosexuality". =D
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2006-09-07 12:11 am (UTC)
You still work there? Thought you were heading to the second-most western state. =)
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2006-09-07 01:23 am (UTC)
Sorry, I should say I work with the twin sibling of yadda, yadda, yadda. Totally.
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[User Picture]From: tony_m
2006-09-07 02:29 am (UTC)
Hawaii?
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2006-09-07 03:19 am (UTC)
I love hanging out with smart people.
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[User Picture]From: tony_m
2006-09-08 02:02 am (UTC)
It's the eastern most state that gets most people.

:)
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2006-09-08 05:12 am (UTC)
If we just merged HI and AK, we'd have a state that would be the most ... hrmm, quadernmost?
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[User Picture]From: tony_m
2006-09-09 01:09 am (UTC)
All routes lead to Hawaska!!!
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