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Old Nov 13, 2016, 10:14 PM   #1
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Just curious, and for fun, what's in the names we choose? Why did you choose the user name you have when joining Illinois Loyalty? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old Nov 13, 2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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I guess I should start...

My name is riffraff...because that was my nickname in college at U of I. Not sure whether it was Riff Raff from the Underdog cartoon, Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, or that line from Pink Floyd "who let all this riff raff into the room?". OK, probably the RHPS.

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Old Nov 14, 2016, 09:52 AM   #3
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Mine is simply a nickname I heard a few times for "Urbana-Champaign". Thought it was kind of funny.

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Old Nov 14, 2016, 11:37 AM   #4
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I've always like that one!
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Old Nov 14, 2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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Mine is the initial of my first name and my nickname based on my surname.
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Old Nov 14, 2016, 01:05 PM   #6
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ma...iberty_Valance

Probably my favorite film of all time. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. The "twist" regarding my namesake is an incredible statement on celebrity, ethics, and the greater good.

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Old Nov 14, 2016, 05:02 PM   #7
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Character from a Madeleine L'Engle novel.

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Old Nov 14, 2016, 07:25 PM   #8
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Old college nickname, a mashup of my last name and Chief
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Old Nov 15, 2016, 11:01 AM   #9
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The Office reference
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Old Nov 16, 2016, 09:10 AM   #10
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I don't remember where mine came from. Hostile and abusive seem to ring a bell... but I can't be sure.

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Old Nov 16, 2016, 01:36 PM   #11
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Inspired by JTs commitment. Might be uninspired by JTs lack of commitment shortly.
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Old Nov 16, 2016, 01:45 PM   #12
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When my buddies and I were in late grade school, early high school, we would go to Sam Goody (shoutout to Sam Goody!) and dig through their bargain bin of CDs. This would have been late 90's. We would basically just buy all the $5 Rap CDs with crazy album artwork. This is how we learned about groups like Hi-Town DJ's, Dirty Dawg and Quad City DJs. It also likely contributed to our love of labels such as No Limit and Cash Money.

Long story short, there was a random rap album I bought by a group called Anotha Level. One of their rappers, Adolescent B Essent, performed an interlude where he is talking on the phone with his Boo, and she is giving him the business. He ends the interlude by saying "Seeeeeerious Late!" and hangs up the phone on her. My online moniker for every Fantasy Team and message board screen name since has been "Serious Late".

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Old Nov 16, 2016, 08:23 PM   #13
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When my buddies and I were in late grade school, early high school, we would go to Sam Goody (shoutout to Sam Goody!) and dig through their bargain bin of CDs. This would have been late 90's. We would basically just buy all the $5 Rap CDs with crazy album artwork. This is how we learned about groups like Hi-Town DJ's, Dirty Dawg and Quad City DJs. It also likely contributed to our love of labels such as No Limit and Cash Money.

Long story short, there was a random rap album I bought by a group called Anotha Level. One of their rappers, Adolescent B Essent, performed an interlude where he is talking on the phone with his Boo, and she is giving him the business. He ends the interlude by saying "Seeeeeerious Late!" and hangs up the phone on her. My online moniker for every Fantasy Team and message board screen name since has been "Serious Late".


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Old Nov 17, 2016, 12:20 AM   #14
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Nice!
For the record, it was the Sam Goody that was in Sheridan Village in Peoria back in the day... shout out St. Philomena's culture!

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Old Nov 17, 2016, 02:24 PM   #15
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Pretty straight forward. I dressed up as a cow in Orange Krush for 3 years.
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Old Nov 18, 2016, 08:28 AM   #16
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Old Dec 31, 2016, 05:31 PM   #17
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From St Charles IL, part of the tri-cities including Geneva and Batavia along the Mighty Fox River!
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Old Jan 11, 2017, 02:46 PM   #18
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Mix of undergrad and grad school

Edit: 500!!!! Dang it, was saving it for the beer thread.
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Old Jan 12, 2017, 07:26 PM   #19
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Mix of undergrad and grad school

Edit: 500!!!! Dang it, was saving it for the beer thread.
Grad school where?
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Old Jan 12, 2017, 08:10 PM   #20
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Grad school where?
Cornell? Bucknell?

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Old Jan 13, 2017, 12:12 AM   #21
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Cornell? Bucknell?
Grinell?

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Old Jan 13, 2017, 12:18 AM   #22
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Old Jan 13, 2017, 04:33 PM   #23
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Grad school where?
Illinois, Cornell for MBA
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Old Jan 13, 2017, 04:34 PM   #24
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Cornell? Bucknell?
Sorry for delay but responded to RiffRaff. Went to Cornell and graduated in '07. Love both schools and am proud to be affiliated with them.
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Old Feb 2, 2017, 01:45 PM   #25
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Why Illiini

I got lucky and have it as my license plate number. I actually got pulled over by the Pennsylvania State Police to check my registration.
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