Puzzling over some Doper names, I found that using a search engine (Hotbot/Lycos) helped me to figure out the etymology of some curious monikers (for instance, Badtz Maru is a Pokemon character, and Rilchiam is from a Lewis Carroll verse. I did not know that). Well, my interest was piqued and I typed in some more user names. Searching produced some curious results (all from the first page listed by the search engine):
[ul]Wildest Bill: His name brought up mention of “WILDEST BILL GAINING SUPPORT ON THE HILL!”. Upon further inspection, it was just an Ecosystem Protection bill bruited about; no connection with the Doper of the same name. There was also mention of a “Wild Bill Hendrick” who said about the subject of “Lobster cola survey”:
“The hobbits have ordered a MyrChant load of Pepsi for the Junaran adventure”. ???
Tzel: referenced the Canaan Dog “Tzel Schacmac Among Caolita” (Try saying that five times fast).
ruadh: fished up this – “You have arrived at the page of the Canton of Loch Ruadh (formerly known as Dun Loch Ruadh), in the Barony of Elfsea, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra…We are located primarily in the western portion of Fort Worth, Texas…” No comment.
Inky-: “All About Axolotls”.
Oblong: “House of Cans – Your Container Headquarters”.
Stoid: “Star Wars – Wookies on Ice”.
Alphagene: turns out to be “Jason” – “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was born…I am 10 years old and I have a Dad, a Mom, and a little slightly annoying brother…My favorate band is Aerosmith and my 2nd favorite band is The Backstreet Boys…I want to be a scientist or an astronaut when I grow up”. And this guy gets to be a Moderator?
Czarcasm: turns out your name ain’t original. There’s a CzarCasm (real name Stanley) who’s been around at least since '97. Shoulda stuck with slythe…[/ul]