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Old 05-23-2019, 12:24 AM
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In post #26 of that thread, Exapno Mapcase confirms the derivation.

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Originally Posted by Exapno Mapcase View Post
Wow. I don't often do vanity searches, because nothing ever comes up. But this time I hit the jackpot!

As everyone correctly says, I took the name from Harpo Marx. The poster is reproduced in his autobiography, Harpo Speaks. The name/phrase/whatever has always stuck in my head and I thought it would be unique and memorable as an online alias. Besides, it signals I'm a Marx Brothers fan and people always let me know if a thread breaks out.

And it's kinda cool in a post-modern sort of way that just like the original Harpo, you can't hear my voice but you know exactly what I'm thinking.

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Originally Posted by Boyo Jim View Post
"Defective Detective", your name is also the title of a very enjoyable anthology of short stories -- all literary detective spoofs. Some are really hysterical. I thought you were a fan of the book.
I'm a big fan of the book. Dumb cover, though.