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You think some of OUR usernames are strange?

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Found this in a thread about how to assign usernames, over at my geek hangout Slashdot.
Many colleges and business's tend to strip the last name down to 6 characters and add the first and last initial to either the beginning or end
to make up an e-mail address. For example, Mary L. Ferguson = mlfergus or fergusml. They are just now
beginning to realize the problems that may happen when you have a large and diverse pool of people to choose from. Add to that a large database of
company/college Acronyms and you have some very funny addresses. Probably not funny to the individual involved, however:

TOP TEN Actual E-mail Addresses
10. Helen Thomas Eatons (Duke University) - eatonsht (at) dku.edu
9. Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) - dickinme (at) iup.edu
8. Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) - kissinfk (at) lvu.edu
7. Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University) - aspicker (at) pu.edu
6. Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) - ibballin (at) bsu.edu
5. Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical, Northern Division, Overton
Canada) - btkisser (at) bendover.com
4. Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys "R" Us) - ihadcock (at) tru.com
3. Martha Elizibeth Cummins (Fresno University) - cumminme (at) fu.edu
2. George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.) - blowmegd (at) dropdrawers.com

..but at No 1, it had to be...

1. Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) - beeranbj (at) myplace.com
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HEY!! I was going to post this! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Hey, LM,
If you want you could post this, and I'll delete my post, so everyone will think it came from you... (it's the latest Darwin Awards)

Unconfirmed Darwin Award

January 2002, Brazil | Russian Roulette has always been a breeding ground for natural selection, but the men involved in this story
deserve extra consideration for their unique approach to this self-destructive game.

On New Year's Eve, Antonio and his friend were befogged by "pinga", A traditional Brazilian liquor, when they began playing Russian roulette with holiday fireworks. Their version of the game consisted of lighting fireworks, and holding them in their mouths to see who could delay longest. The man who discarded the explosive closest to the point of detonation was the victor in this battle of wills.

Their blatant disregard for personal safety was matched only by their foolish bravery. Antonio was the winner, holding one of the fireworks in his mouth a bit too long, and thereby earning praise for his "courage" at his funeral.


Confirmed Darwin Award

March 2002, Bangladesh | Six highway robbers, who had apparently watched too many gangster movies, were caught in their own trap when they blocked a bypass with their car at midnight. The driver of an oncoming truck carrying a cargo of cows was unable to halt his heavy vehicle in time. The truck rolled right through the blockade, crushing the car and its scheming occupants. Five dacoits died, and the sixth was critically wounded.

A cow was also killed in the accident.

Confirmed Honorable Mention

March 2002, Ohio | "Shots fired, shots fired -- I'm hit," a police chief radioed to headquarters. The 52-year-old officer reported that he'd been shot in the leg during an incident that began as a routine traffic stop.

He had pulled over a rusted Chevrolet missing its license plates, but before he could emerge from his police cruiser, the driver had opened fire and put a bullet through the cruiser's windshield. The suspect then charged the chief, who was shot in the leg during the ensuing struggle.

A statewide manhunt was launched to locate the gunman, described as a white, bearded male, 6' 4" tall and weighing 195 pounds.

One week later, the law enforcement team nabbed their man: the police chief himself, who confessed to fabricating the entire event to hide a blunder. He had accidentally fired his rifle through the windshield of his police car. To cover up that mistake, he drove out to a county road, radioed in for help, and fired his weapon to make it sound like there was trouble at the scene of a traffic stop. Then he accidentally fired his weapon again, striking his own leg.

To inadvertently discharge a weapon once might be considered a simple accident, but twice earns this police chief an Honorable Mention.
Had that shot ricocheted... he might have won a Darwin Award instead!
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Or you could go across the room and kick your Hubby, tell him to delete the post and then repost it
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Oowww! :
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