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Maximum Bob here. My display name is taken from one of America's finest crime writers -  Elmore Leonard. His 1991 novel features Judge Bob Gibbs aka Maximum Bob, so named because his sentences were so harsh. 

Many Demonlanders have display names that are pretty obvious in origin but I've often wondered how some of the more esoteric originated or what they refer to.

Feel free. 

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2 minutes ago, maximum bob said:

Maximum Bob here. My display name is taken from one of America's finest crime writers -  Elmore Leonard. His 1991 novel features Judge Bob Gibbs aka Maximum Bob, so named because his sentences were so harsh. 

Many Demonlanders have display names that are pretty obvious in origin but I've often wondered how some of the more esoteric originated or what they refer to.

Feel free. 

six6six, 666, 6, six, 6six6, all fairly obvious. My ancient name is dclxvi

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Warner Brothers Cartoons

Series 1 of “the Simpsons” used it as well. When the Family was ultra violent to each other. 

When the Simpson’s became PC i knew life as we knew it was over!! :)

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3 minutes ago, Six6Six said:

six6six, 666, 6, six, 6six6, all fairly obvious. My ancient name is dclxvi

“Those effected by the Devil, Please wait over there...”

”Please do not touch the chosen one...”

Python...

 

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Every variation of a players name or nickname I used in the past ended up leaving/injured/426.

 

this is much safer.

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Rolling Stones fanatic.  Had the pleasure of seeing Keith Richards play at Centre Half Forward on the MCG in 1995.

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I’m quite proud of my display pic. It’s what should have been in 2000. I got it from a friend who got it from someone at the Herald Sun. 

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27 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Rolling Stones fanatic.  Had the pleasure of seeing Keith Richards play at Centre Half Forward on the MCG in 1995.

I was there too!

Exile your fave?

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5 minutes ago, maximum bob said:

Thanks for replying Hampton but the query was NAME, not pic. Not quite sure you got it first time.

Variation on a theme.

To quote a Mexican food add "why not have both?"

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33 minutes ago, Hampton 22 said:

I’m quite proud of my display pic. It’s what should have been in 2000. I got it from a friend who got it from someone at the Herald Sun. 

And don't we all wish it were so.

Ffff I hope there is one with our name on it soon.

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In all honesty I picked my stage name before I realized that such direct reference to former players wasn't exactly the done thing on Demonland.

But that all said, this bloke was pretty much my favorite player as a kid and an absolute bloody legend of the MFC, so I'm sticking to it.

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P.S. since I'm sure you're all interested, this is the full image of that I used for my profile pic.  Rodney in full flight and proudly displaying that famous No.14, subsequently proudly worn by a number of other tough high quality backman at the MFC continuing the legacy.

Grinter.jpg

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not quite as obvious as it sounds .... blew the head gasket on my first car - a 1976 Corolla, by trying to catch and follow a certain bogan cult figure of the early-mid 90's whose number plate read JAKO13 while driving along the wonderful dump of the then South Eastern Arterial... was stoked at the time to see him - got the old [censored] heap of a car to 130 clicks.... and it died

:jakovich:   :laugh:

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I had just returned from a Qld holiday when I signed up to demonland and I thought Queensland ... pineapples... why not ' Pineapple dee ' ?  Plus my wife thinks I'm a bit of a pineapple.  And how does that old expression go ? 

"The answer is a pineapple "

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I'm named after my town; shame the local team are the Bombers.

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During a heavy day with the lads at a pub early 2000's I was watching one of Troy Broadbridge's early awkward games and after a surprising piece of play yelled at the TV "go you big red fire engine". I followed him with curiosity during his early time at Sandy and across his 40 games for the MFC. I joined this site the year after his passing and it just felt right at the time as a reminder that there is so much more than football. 

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Some of my friends (and quite likely some not so friendly observers at matches) seem to believe, for some very strange reason, that I am just a little one eyed about the amazing mighty Demons.

And it was not until a while after I registered that it was pointed out, interestingly by an optometrist, that I couldn’t spell🙄 

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Just a play on the movie of the same name and our wonderful number 3.  He hopefully will be a horror show for his opponents again this year

Oh, and that photo is my dog Berkeley, a one eyed paid up pet member

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Balaclava lad.

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Coincidentally a double acronym:

  • This is Melbourne (in English)
  • Want a Flag (in Transylvanian).

Obvious, really. 

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2 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

In all honesty I picked my stage name before I realized that such direct reference to former players wasn't exactly the done thing on Demonland.

Really??  News to me!!  And, I make no apology for flying the flag of one of my favourite players...!

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

Some of my friends (and quite likely some not so friendly observers at matches) seem to believe, for some very strange reason ,  that I am just a little one eyed about the amazing mighty Demons.

And it was not until a while after I registered that it was pointed out, interestingly by an optometrist, that I couldn’t spell🙄 

So are you still one-eyed and with us in the flesh Mono 🧐 ...

or are you communicating to us, from the other side of that bright lite  ?  👻

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Mine started of when I was rudely called a name by another poster, (started with the letters) 'de"...

So I started to think about avatar names and images, and thought I would mispell the word as an Avatar name.  And so started off the 'Dee' prefix on Demonland...

 

I was also the author of the "Dees"... back in the mid 90's against the Blues at the 'G'.    "Go Dees".  Schwarta tore the blues a new hole in that 2nd half,  to cut them up.

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