Favorite MetaFilter usernames? August 13, 2005 6:00 AM   Subscribe


Flagging is really sufficient for this.
posted by grouse at 6:03 AM on August 13, 2005


Perhaps, but it is an interesting question and it may well disappear from the green.
posted by caddis at 6:09 AM on August 13, 2005


It should disappear from the green.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:27 AM on August 13, 2005


I like the name 'mathowie'. It seems he must have had some algebra injury as a kid. Very traumatic. Also, 'amberglow' because it underlines her radiant appearance (amber's a girl's name, right?)

Seriously, though:

The well-crafted: stavrosthewonderchicken, If I Had An Anus

The spot-on: loquacious, angry modem

The referential: dirtynumbangelboy, jetskiaccidents

I could go on.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:33 AM on August 13, 2005


BarnyFifesBullet
xyzzy
y2karl
posted by caddis at 6:47 AM on August 13, 2005


xyzzy
stupidsexyflanders
banjo_and_the_pork
robocop is bleeding
weretable and the undead chairs
stavrosthewonderchicken
Carlos Quevedo
angry modem
Faint Of Butt
posted by Vidiot at 7:12 AM on August 13, 2005


I removed the thread and emailed the poster. For reference, the question was something along the lines of "What are your favorite Metafilter names?"
posted by jessamyn at 7:38 AM on August 13, 2005


And weretable and the undead chairs is my favorite username.
posted by jessamyn at 7:39 AM on August 13, 2005


For me, it always has been and always will be

FISHFUCKER

I know that when I am old and crazy, I will wander the streets, dirty and homeless, sneaking up behind people and screaming at the top of my lungs

FISHFUCKER

and that will fucking freak people out.
posted by Quartermass at 7:42 AM on August 13, 2005 [2 favorites]



filthy five dolla n00b
posted by jaronson at 7:47 AM on August 13, 2005


If I Had An Anus
Second on Undead Chairs
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:14 AM on August 13, 2005


goofyfoot, 'cause I am too

mathowie's baby

..ooOOoo....ooOOoo..
posted by caddis at 8:16 AM on August 13, 2005


the weretable and the undead chairs is also my favourite.
posted by carmen at 8:30 AM on August 13, 2005


weretable and the undead chairs
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 8:35 AM on August 13, 2005


Another for weretable and the undead chairs. goodnewsfortheinsane is also pretty good. There's some others amongst the newbies that I like but can't recall at the moment.
posted by Ryvar at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2005


For all the times people have cited "If I Had An Anus" as a favorite, I've never gotten the joke. Is it just that it contains the word "anus", as in "Heh heh. He said 'Anus'"?

I've always been disproportionately impressed with the username 'uosuaq".
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:41 AM on August 13, 2005


One vote for I EAT TAPAS.
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs at 8:45 AM on August 13, 2005


Easy. Robocop is Bleeding.
posted by Arch Stanton at 8:46 AM on August 13, 2005


George_Spiggott: Yes. Anus is the funniest part of the body, as buick is the funniest kind of car, 57 is the funniest number, and pudding is the funniest food. This is all well established science.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:52 AM on August 13, 2005


If I Had an Anus is similar to the folk song "If I Had a Hammer." That's what I always took the joke to be.

If I had an anus, I'd anus in the morning, I'd anus in the evening, all over this land.
posted by ludwig_van at 8:57 AM on August 13, 2005


MiguelCardoso
posted by planetkyoto at 9:01 AM on August 13, 2005


weretable and the undead chairs made me do a Dick Van Dyke triple spit take when I first read it.
posted by loquacious at 9:02 AM on August 13, 2005


Kimchee, or whatever
posted by realcountrymusic at 9:06 AM on August 13, 2005


Derive the Hamiltonian of...

Nothing like some hot physics talk..
posted by drpynchon at 9:11 AM on August 13, 2005


Robocop is Bleeding & Faint of Butt
posted by jonson at 9:14 AM on August 13, 2005


weretable and the undead chairs & weapons grade pandemonium
posted by btwillig at 9:21 AM on August 13, 2005


Oh, and stupidsexyflanders
posted by btwillig at 9:22 AM on August 13, 2005


I'm a big fan of ford and the prefects.
posted by tweak at 10:00 AM on August 13, 2005


I'm a big fan of the use-mention distinction.
posted by kenko at 10:30 AM on August 13, 2005


weapons grade pandemonium is good too. stupidsexyflanders made me laugh, as did ford and the prefects. But every time I see weretable and the undead chairs I chuckle.

I'm probably going to be saying "Ooo, me too!" in this thread a lot because my mind is otherwise occupied in non-linguistic space at the moment.
posted by loquacious at 10:32 AM on August 13, 2005


I would really laugh my ass off if I saw 111 or hama7 again...
posted by longbaugh at 10:38 AM on August 13, 2005


i'm sure they're here under different names.
posted by amberglow at 10:50 AM on August 13, 2005


I like

turtles all the way down
weretable and the undead chairs
winterfell
urine-soaked rube
modem ovary
it's raining florence henderson
posted by iconomy at 11:01 AM on August 13, 2005


oh and mygothlaundry
posted by iconomy at 11:02 AM on August 13, 2005


But why do all the good names have to be so long?
watuc, iihaa, ssf, fatp, wgp, gnfti, nmrn, rib, fob and certainly stwc.

Best short names: !? and ?? (and the slightly longer plep)

The First Wish-I'd-Thought-Of-That Name I Found Here: y2karl
posted by wendell at 11:08 AM on August 13, 2005


on post-view, thank you iconomy, I'd forgotten tatwd and mgl...
posted by wendell at 11:09 AM on August 13, 2005


And The Second Wish-I'd-Thought-Of-That Name I Found Here: iconomy
posted by wendell at 11:10 AM on August 13, 2005


I miss Theatrical Matriarch.
posted by languagehat at 11:18 AM on August 13, 2005


Related or not
posted by bdave at 11:20 AM on August 13, 2005


(amber's a girl's name, right?)

uh...
posted by crunchland at 11:23 AM on August 13, 2005


↑ ↑Includes comments by konolia... sniff
posted by bdave at 11:24 AM on August 13, 2005


uosuaq is hands-down to coolest name here.
posted by interrobang at 11:28 AM on August 13, 2005


interrobang beat me to it: uosuaq is the coolest name.
posted by Guy Smiley at 11:38 AM on August 13, 2005


Flagging Flogging is really sufficient for this.
posted by scarabic at 12:00 PM on August 13, 2005


Then call me llapuam.
posted by wendell at 12:00 PM on August 13, 2005


ludwig_van: "If I Had an Anus is similar to the folk song "If I Had a Hammer." That's what I always took the joke to be.

If I had an anus, I'd anus in the morning, I'd anus in the evening, all over this land.
"


See, I always thought of it at referencing If I Had a Boat. "Just me upon my pony on my anus" doesn't sound as good as yours, though.
posted by danb at 12:04 PM on August 13, 2005


To anus is now my favorite verb.
He/she/it anusses.
Dude, you anussed.
posted by horsewithnoname at 12:21 PM on August 13, 2005


i'm sure they're here under different names.

111, maybe, but I really doubt that hama7 is here. His style was pretty distinct, and I think it would be really hard for him to mask it. Furthermore, I think that tddl and bugbread are the only relative n00bs who reason as clearly as hama did.
posted by Kwantsar at 12:30 PM on August 13, 2005


dances with sneetches
posted by grateful at 12:32 PM on August 13, 2005


The only one that makes me burst out laughing every time I think of it is the now-abandoned sock puppet mathovvie. Oh gawd, I thought I'd die.

Names are names are names, but I tend to enjoy those that reference math, physics, and science-y stuff (Derive the Hamiltonian of..., orthogonality, Johnny Assay, etc.). The ones that make me laugh hardest are largely contextual, like quonsar 2: electric boogaloo or Zombie Theatrical Matriarch.

It's all in the timing.

mathovvie. Mercy.
posted by gramschmidt at 12:54 PM on August 13, 2005


Kwantsar is also great, of course.

And who is it that always points out that 111 is Witty? I suppose this time it's me.
posted by gramschmidt at 12:56 PM on August 13, 2005


I would really laugh my ass off if I saw 111 or hama7 again...

i'm sure they're here under different names.


What are you basing that on?
posted by dhoyt at 1:07 PM on August 13, 2005


i'll second it's raining florence henderson : >

there are so many good ones tho.
posted by amberglow at 1:17 PM on August 13, 2005


Includes comments by konolia... sniff


You need a Kleenex?
posted by konolia at 1:40 PM on August 13, 2005


I always assume that "If I Had An Anus" should be followed by, "then I wouldn't be full of shit."
posted by theora55 at 1:40 PM on August 13, 2005


Nothing personal, of course.
posted by theora55 at 1:41 PM on August 13, 2005


And I thought IIHAA should've been "If I Only Had An Anus", so we could acknowledge him as the conveniently forgotten fourth friend of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
posted by wendell at 1:48 PM on August 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


weretable and the undead chairs is my current favorite.
I also like ..ooOOoo...ooOOoo... and maybe it's the 12-year old in me, but (.) (.) cracks me up when I see it.
posted by SisterHavana at 2:11 PM on August 13, 2005


Because it reminds you of two eyeballs looking down on us?
posted by jonson at 2:47 PM on August 13, 2005


I can't believe no one jumped on my suggestion (in the green) to be known as Corey Feldman and the National Goatse Orchestra. What's wrong with you people?
posted by dobbs at 2:47 PM on August 13, 2005


Is there a maximum number of characters for a MeFi username?
posted by wendell at 3:32 PM on August 13, 2005


but if I were going to suggest a new username to anybody:

the101stpersonwhoishurtingamerica

Dr. Strange-Lets-Just-Be-Friends

Obvious Simpsons Reference
(or Obvious Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Reference)

Expensive Tibet

The Crocodile Whisperer

email enhancement

sequitur
posted by wendell at 3:41 PM on August 13, 2005


Joanie Loves BuChachi? ; >
posted by amberglow at 3:55 PM on August 13, 2005


6u!sey>

Ooh. That's fun.

??? umop ap!sdn ua++!Jm aq bu!y+hJa^a ue)

This will entertain me for hours...
posted by chasing at 5:04 PM on August 13, 2005


How do you keep a MeFite entertained for hours?

¿sJnoy Joj pau!e+Ja+ua a+!jaW e daa> noh op moH
posted by wendell at 5:37 PM on August 13, 2005


Joanie Loves BuChachi?

Heh. That's fun...

Socrates Sofisting
Golden Rectangular Shower
S'cat Tails
Sperrn
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:41 PM on August 13, 2005


CENSORED
posted by punishinglemur at 7:08 PM on August 13, 2005


I can't explain why, but this really cracks me up.
posted by Space Kitty at 7:24 PM on August 13, 2005


Secret Life of Gravy.
posted by melissa may at 7:34 PM on August 13, 2005


Charlemange.
posted by Vidiot at 7:35 PM on August 13, 2005


I hate to say this, but ParisParamus is clever and alliterative as a moniker.

Hmm. Moniker might make a good sock puppet.
posted by bardic at 7:57 PM on August 13, 2005


Moniker the Honiker?
posted by wendell at 8:41 PM on August 13, 2005


ParisParamus is a good one. I also like kingfisher, his musclebound cat.
posted by puke & cry at 8:55 PM on August 13, 2005


Monker? I Barely Know Her?
posted by Stauf at 8:57 PM on August 13, 2005


I was going to register under David & The Bourgeoisie the name of my (fictional) band, but somehow I got sidetracked along the way.
posted by cyphill at 9:08 PM on August 13, 2005


I like the simple elegance of "COBRA!"
It always makes me jump a little.
posted by jrossi4r at 9:28 PM on August 13, 2005


I'm partial to Caution: Live Frogs.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 10:02 PM on August 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


/me attempts to fit 57 puddings in a Buick
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:58 PM on August 13, 2005


dirtynumbangelboy, because I always have to stop and think, okay, is it dirty numb bangle boy or dirty numb angel boy? Either way, I like it.
posted by mygothlaundry at 11:31 PM on August 13, 2005


This is odd. If I go to Harry Morgan's IP blockage thread above, or the MeTa main page, it says I'm not logged in.

Oh, and I also like "If I Had An Anus".
posted by kenko at 11:35 PM on August 13, 2005


benson shes wn!ow!pued apeJ6-suodeam
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:51 PM on August 13, 2005


I like any user name that's a cartoon reference so stupidsexyflanders and dr.stupid are very appealing to me. With that in mind I guess the ultimate user name would be "Space Ghost, I'm Pregnant". I also think the name cillit bang is inspired, and would encourage others to name themselves after high quality cleaning products.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:24 AM on August 14, 2005


I'm very flattered to see myself in this distinguished company. As for my own favorites, I must name the already aforementioned stupidsexyflanders and uosuaq. The latter is downright brilliant.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:41 AM on August 14, 2005


Robocop, the pet rabbit after which I'm named, just got back from the vet last night after getting some meds for being a bit impacted. Luckily this morning he's much better and is now 'Robocop is pooping'.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:59 AM on August 14, 2005 [1 favorite]


I must be really stupid because I'm not getting the "uosuaq" name. Could someone clue me in?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:10 AM on August 14, 2005


EB, stand on your head and look at it again.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:21 AM on August 14, 2005


cillit bang, and poopy (rip).
posted by dabitch at 7:35 AM on August 14, 2005


I can't believe I forgot robocop is bleeding.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:38 AM on August 14, 2005


furtive,
dong_resin,
dejah420,
rcade (though it may not be not intentionally funny).
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:50 AM on August 14, 2005


Definitely weretable and the undead chairs, weapons-grade pandemonium, robocop is bleeding.

And, of course, the great big mulp.

/shameless self promotion
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:07 AM on August 14, 2005


mygothlaundry, I always read it as dirty numb bagel boy . . . .

dodgygeezer is my favourite.
posted by jamesonandwater at 11:01 AM on August 14, 2005


And, of course, the great big mulp.

It is a good one, and i like the explanation in yr profile : >
posted by amberglow at 11:05 AM on August 14, 2005


I also read it as "dirty numb bagel boy", and second the fondness for dodgygeezer's, uosuaq"s, and stavrosthewonderchicken's user names. stwc's I'm used to.. most of the other clever long names seem just that.. long.
posted by reflecked at 4:35 PM on August 14, 2005


uosuaq is, without doubt, the coolest. Anyone can come up with a clever phrase, but it took something special to create that.
posted by dg at 4:59 PM on August 14, 2005


You're just fishing for compliments, aren't you bp?
posted by yhbc at 5:11 PM on August 14, 2005


heh! I made the list!
posted by jetskiaccidents at 6:27 PM on August 14, 2005


Faint of Butt is my favorite.
posted by konolia at 6:45 PM on August 14, 2005


Gosh, thanks, amberglow. You make me blush. Well, you and the booze.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:09 PM on August 14, 2005


Thanks Caddis and SisterHavana.

..°°OO°°....°°OO°°..

[yeah I cheated. But s,uosuaq kicked so much ass I felt inadequate.]
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. at 10:24 PM on August 14, 2005


OK, I'll admit my ignorance, too - and I even Googled: I don't get weretable and the undead chairs and I never have. Reference, anyone?
posted by tristeza at 11:31 AM on August 15, 2005


tris, I thought the extra-cool thing about weretable is that it doesn't directly reference anthing. It's just what you'd have if you made a horror movie in an IKEA store, or "Buffy Meets the Furniture Guys".
posted by wendell at 12:33 PM on August 15, 2005


Not a direct reference, weretable always reminds me of the Ottoman Empress.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:31 PM on August 15, 2005


I've always been mildly disappointed that no one really seems to like my username. Mind you, I'm not that enamored of it myself in the same way that I quite like some of the names mentioned in this thread. It's not witty, obviously. But I was aiming for a memorable character's name, and something mellifluous, and I've always thought I achieved that goal rather well. Obviously, the name must suck because I put too much thought into it. It's the way of things, isn't it?

Most things I like are off-key for majority tastes, I think. Like EB, often too-labored or too obscure, or both. For example, my favorite possible mefi name I've thought of is The Lament of Darger's Children. I tell myself I should be embarrased at it because it's just trying too damn hard, and yet I still like anyway.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:28 PM on August 15, 2005


Ethereal Bligh,
I like your username, even now that you've overthought your overthinking of it.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:03 PM on August 15, 2005


i always see yours as an sort of an oxymoron , EB, and jarring.
posted by amberglow at 4:20 PM on August 15, 2005


EB, I started out pronouncing your username (in my head) "Ephemeral" - and the mental pronunciation issue is the only thing that kept you out of my Top 10 names.

Still, if you'd like to get a sock-puppet account under the name "trying too damn hard"...
posted by wendell at 5:04 PM on August 15, 2005


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