Post Your Name Month! October 7, 2019 9:35 AM   Subscribe

If only I had a penguin...'s Post Your Animal month was the bee's knees! Let's continue with Post Your Name month, from now until November 7, or whenever we stop. Post anything even remotely related to your username, and tag it #postyourname to capture all that plant-, abstract concept-, or inanimate object- related goodness.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide to MetaFilter-Related at 9:35 AM (73 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

I'm into 78s, so obviously, this.

The Great 78 Project
posted by in278s at 9:46 AM on October 7 [5 favorites]


d'oh, that's already been posted, not that I can find it on search. I promise to find something else relevant and fun!
posted by in278s at 9:51 AM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Good month for me, I guess.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 10:05 AM on October 7 [25 favorites]


Look, there's just not a lot of Jacquilynnes out there. As far as I have been able to tell from ego-googling, there's me, the professor at UIUC and some chick in Sault Ste Marie who passes a lot of bad cheques.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:12 AM on October 7 [6 favorites]


I'm sure a lot of people would be expecting a butt-themed thing from me - so I'm going to shake things up and maybe do a post pertaining to the other part of my name.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:17 AM on October 7 [5 favorites]


I would love to post about where my name came from, but the post would be mostly links to wikipedia and rottentomatoes, which doesn't feel like a great post.
posted by hanov3r at 10:18 AM on October 7 [1 favorite]


My name comes from a nonsense word used on this page from Edward Gorey's "Untitled Book".
posted by Ipsifendus at 10:22 AM on October 7 [1 favorite]


I did this just last year but I'll see if I can find something else.
posted by Fizz at 10:33 AM on October 7 [2 favorites]


I already did that once. Not sure how much there is to say about #.
posted by octothorpe at 10:56 AM on October 7 [4 favorites]


My userid is explained on my profile page.
It's a cat word!

I've mostly switched over to using "ossiangrr" everywhere in the last couple of years, though, which has a much more fun origin.
(And that's from 5 years ago. Ossian still lives... )
posted by jozxyqk at 11:09 AM on October 7


I am a linen warp with a woolen weft, apparently. I'm so glad, because the weather here has turned quite chilly recently, so I guess I will be warm enough.
posted by Lynsey at 11:17 AM on October 7 [1 favorite]


I am leaflike; watch me sprout.
posted by ALeaflikeStructure at 11:32 AM on October 7


With Robert Hunter's recent death, I leave this here regarding my username. And this. And finally, this.*

*w/Pete Townsend

And this. I like this guy's version.
posted by AugustWest at 12:00 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Huh, so, the death of the Jacquilynne in Sault Ste Marie from complications related to fentanyl addiction inspired her mother to become an advocate for decriminalization and addiction services in Canada. It seems like there might actually be a fairly interesting post there, I'll try to dig into it a bit.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:22 PM on October 7 [13 favorites]


I'm doing some Emmy research but if you have info on a cool Emmys related story, memail me please!
posted by Emmy Rae at 1:53 PM on October 7


annika sparkles
posted by nikaspark at 2:16 PM on October 7 [5 favorites]


I use my name as my name, so...I don't have a whole lot.

Actually, that's not entirely true. Back in elementary school, another student gave me a card that had big bee on it with caption to the effect of QUEEN BEE. Many years later, I kept bees. I feel like there's got to be a connection there. In any case, here is an interesting bit of bee behavior for you all.

Most, but not all, of the honeybees born in a hive are female. There is almost always one queen, without which the colony basically dies off over time. If a queen dies, the workers can create several queen-candidates by feeding royal jelly to some existing larvae. The first one of these to hatch kills off the others. If more than one hatch at a time, they fight to the death. The remaining female flies out to mate. Where does she go to do this? This is Part One of the mystery.

Now - a small percentage of the bees in a hive, the drones, are male. They don't do a whole hell of a lot except eat and take up space. They do serve a purpose, though, and that is to mate with so-called virgin queens. So they leave the hive and head to what are called Drone Congregation Areas. No one really knows how these areas are defined or established. But they are, and the males head there. This is Part Two of the mystery.

The females head there, too. But here's the bit: no one knows how they manage to converge on the same place. Consider the sizes of the honeybees and the range they can travel (foragers can travel 1-3 miles one-way). Nevertheless, both the males and females manage to return to the same spots for mating. Drones don't last the winter, so it's not as though they can pass along the DCA location to others. Pheromones probably play a role. Some scientists think that there's some visual cue which attracts them, but they're not sure what. It's frankly a mystery.
posted by jquinby at 2:17 PM on October 7 [6 favorites]


I was beaten to it.

There have been no further developments in the story except a) Ask a Mortician's overview of the story with an explicit feminist read, as well as My Favorite Murder's, and b) the fact that I have since visited Key West.

I walked past the fence of the cemetery, a dense and beautiful place, on my way to somewhere else. I had thought I would pay a visit and try to find the old mausoleum lot, but I was uneasy. I wanted to be respectful. Key West is such a small town, so much like the one I grew up in, and without particularly meaning to, I saw the store where Carl von Cosel bought all the perfume and soap that he needed, and the roads he took her along. (And, of course, I bought a book about the story in a store just off Duval Street.)
posted by Countess Elena at 2:35 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


This is still probably the best speech ever given by an American politician in power.
posted by General Malaise at 4:41 PM on October 7


Oh, I misunderstood the spirit of this MeTa. Well, guess I better get putting something together.
posted by General Malaise at 4:43 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Nothing to do with bicycles in love...

instead, just a little thing we like to do in the proteomics lab
posted by Tandem Affinity at 7:52 PM on October 7


asking the mods for special dispensation: change my last name to Corpseflower for the rest of the month
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:13 PM on October 7 [3 favorites]


Apparently, monsters love underpants.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:51 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Johnny Corpseflower, archenemy of Johnny Appleseed.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:53 PM on October 7 [4 favorites]


I wonder if we have any Star Trek fans around here...
posted by katra at 8:53 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]


What else besides London in 1666 has catastrophically burnt down?

...or I could just make another depressive one about global heating...
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:07 PM on October 7


Drone Congregation Areas would be a good user name.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:18 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


i guess I am mostly about Thanksgiving. Could be worse.
posted by Cranberry at 12:15 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


Cranberry, check your MeMail.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:41 AM on October 8


It's like 900 degrees outside. My name is useless unless it's cold.
posted by mittens at 5:06 AM on October 8


I feel like I should either not post anything, or post something relating to someone else's username.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:44 AM on October 8 [16 favorites]


I wonder if we have any Star Trek fans around here...

ha ha ha oh boy

(Sincerely, Short Treks has just started up again, with Picard and Discovery S3 on the horizon, among other things, and we're still grinding through a rewatch of ENT on the purple.)
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:57 AM on October 8 [2 favorites]


I'd love to do a post on the original plans that Bowie had for Diamond Dogs; I'll have to see what's linkable.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:58 AM on October 8 [2 favorites]


finally, time for me to post about, uh, hagiography
posted by dismas at 7:06 AM on October 8 [3 favorites]


It's like 900 degrees outside. My name is useless unless it's cold.
posted by mittens 2 ¾ hours ago


You could do a post on cute kitties with white paws.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:56 AM on October 8 [5 favorites]


dismas: "finally, time for me to post about, uh, hagiography"

I know someone you could write about!
posted by Chrysostom at 8:30 AM on October 8 [3 favorites]


Can we get a link to the tag in the post, mods?
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 8:40 AM on October 8


I really hope you all like corned beef.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:01 AM on October 8 [7 favorites]


Just an example but damn, now I'm homesick.
posted by East14thTaco at 9:12 AM on October 8


Today I learned there's a Wicked Sassy Guide to Backhanded Compliments.
posted by wicked_sassy at 10:01 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


Well I'm certainly no fun.
posted by loquacious at 10:13 AM on October 8


You should talk...
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:16 AM on October 8 [6 favorites]


Mine is based on an inside joke from a trip to Six Flags Great America with friends in high school and it just stuck.
posted by Twicketface at 11:14 AM on October 8


Not splurge. Not splooge. Not splodge. Not splut.
posted by Splunge at 11:45 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


I don't think it warrants a FPP, but I really like Circling Crows' album "A Welcome Suburbia" - which consists of field recordings from a Baltimore suburb - so I'll link it here, instead! :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:59 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


The Incredible Fencing Baby.

The amazing thing is that what he's got is a saber, and he's holding his left hand correctly for that (it would be incorrect for foil and epee). Also, his footwork and lunge are pretty good . No mask though.
posted by FencingGal at 1:14 PM on October 8 [3 favorites]


🌀💨
posted by Huffy Puffy at 1:18 PM on October 8 [2 favorites]


The Underpants Monster: "It's like 900 degrees outside. My name is useless unless it's cold.
posted by mittens 2 ¾ hours ago

You could do a post on cute kitties with white paws.
"

Or on beefcake/hotties from a renowned university.
posted by chavenet at 3:50 PM on October 8


*cackles in hominoid*
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:40 PM on October 8 [2 favorites]


Dunno if I could make a good enough “Moof” post.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:52 AM on October 9


They’ve found a missing part of an early copy of The Tale of Genji...
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:33 AM on October 9 [2 favorites]



Honey Barbara received the nicest love letter, eight years in the making, in Bliss.
Fuck I love honey, and love letters.
posted by honey-barbara at 6:57 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]


I'm normally anti-pun (Unless they're funny, then they're just called jokes) but I had to buy this fake x-mas sweater, so I could ask, "Do you dig?"
posted by DigDoug at 7:53 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]


My username comes from a cheap shitty plastic wallet I bought in Thailand, emblazoned with a knockoff of this San-X licensed character from about twenty years ago.

Here is a link to a google image search, for more tarepanda goodness.
posted by telepanda at 8:37 AM on October 9


I'm not sure that there is any demand, anywhere, for a post on praemunire. Here and here and here are related images.
posted by praemunire at 9:43 AM on October 9


I don't know, Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell were pretty interesting!
posted by Chrysostom at 9:44 AM on October 9


I think stuff about gingers has about been covered...but maybe communism or literacy. I'll think on it.
posted by wellred at 9:48 AM on October 9


Longest line of tacos and biggest flour taco; but my username is an ongoing project which would have to self link, so nope. My current tacos are: using up the rest of the recent 19# porchetta to make crispy pork belly & swiss chard fried tacos; green curry fried pork tacos with the rib bits, and this butternut squash roti recipe from Ainsley Eats the Streets, as we definitely allow taco-adjacent, nearly-burrito-whatever deliciousness, we do not limit to tacos.
posted by twentyfeetof tacos at 10:28 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]


My first name (first letter in my username) means "bee" in Arabic, and that inspired my first/only tattoo - a bumblebee on a clover blossom.
posted by dbmcd at 1:16 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


My first name (first letter in my username) means "bee" in Arabic, and that inspired my first/only tattoo - a bumblebee on a clover blossom.

Makes me think of this Emily Dickinson poem
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:33 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


I just posted mine. whew, that was fun!
posted by OHenryPacey at 2:38 PM on October 9 [5 favorites]


Can we talk about the usernames of others? I was once reading a thread here and noticed a really interesting and memorable username, "Anticipation of a new lover's arrival". Then last week I started reading a book my one of my new favourite authors, Iain M Banks, and what should be one of the the character names but "Anticipation of a new lover's arrival". I had a good giggle to myself and was feeling very "cultured" indeed.

Now, how do I tag another user in here?
posted by McNulty at 3:45 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


My username is a play on my married last name (that is my husband's grandfather, which I may have mentioned in passing about 50 times before now). The first part of my username is actually my middle name. I thought it sounded cooler than my real first name, which is Jennifer. I was one of the multitudes of the great Jennifer naming in the 1960's (that article says 1970's, but there were at least 3 other Jennifers in my 8th grade class, so). It's also handy because my crappy ex and other people can't exactly look me up under this name. Not that I'd care at this point, it's been too many years for me to worry about some long gone jerk.

Unfortunately, I also use this first name on FB, so now everyone and their brother thinks my first name is Marie, tho' I do tell people when meeting in person. Usually after my husband calls me "Jen" and then the cat is out of the old bag, as they say. I guess you could say I was reinventing myself after a difficult period in my life, and I wanted to start anew. Technically Marie is part of my legal name, I just happen to go by my middle name online. The cats don't care what I call myself, as long as I keep opening the cans with gravy food on demand.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:18 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


Going Invisible - the Mountain Goats, from the Seven for Australia EP

ready to face the world/
fairly nearly ready
posted by fairlynearlyready at 5:59 PM on October 9


I did think of posting some cart horse races during last month, "the dray before the dray".

I found my username the old fashioned way: Putting my Ipod on shuffle. Dido is doing well these days.

Calendars are neat. Positive psychology on why we need to love Mondays is cringe-worthy.
posted by daybeforetheday at 3:35 AM on October 10


Kinnakeet is now called Avon but that’s all I’ve got.
posted by kinnakeet at 4:25 AM on October 10


I mean, obviously.
posted by h00py at 6:16 AM on October 10


I just made my first post! I always wanted to write one but could never think of a topic. Just needed this little push, I guess.
posted by Tuba Toothpaste at 10:55 AM on October 10 [9 favorites]


OK, I just posted one too. (Woohoo! I apparently post one FPP per year.) It's a bit silly and slight and I hope that's OK.

Was thinking about posting on the largest flower in the world--but that's the corpseflower and I figure it's a bad time of year to step on Johnny Corpseflower's toes or turf or turf-full-of-toes.
posted by miles per flower at 1:21 PM on October 10 [5 favorites]


one of my new favourite authors, Iain M Banks

McNulty, there was a metatalk thread last year with a roundup of all the Culture minds that show up as names here on metafilter; there have been a *lot*. (Note: might be some spoilers in that thread.)
posted by miles per flower at 1:31 PM on October 10 [1 favorite]


turf-full-of-toes

That deserves to be someone's username (who then writes a post about it).
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:37 PM on October 10 [1 favorite]


"Plastic Palace People" from Scott 2, 1968, Scott Walker
posted by plasticpalacealice at 5:07 PM on October 10


My first idea had already been done, but, taking a different approach, I finally got around to joining in.
posted by misteraitch at 12:27 AM on October 17 [2 favorites]


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