My New Work Time Hobby

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Nyarlathotep
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My New Work Time Hobby

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One of the most fun things for me about starting a new job is coming up with nicknames for all the coworkers I see but don't interact with and don't know their names. So far at my new job I have

Eraserhead
Not Exactly Val Kilmer
Not Exactly Alyssa Milano
Flock of Seagulls
Flock of Seagulls 2: Seagull Boogaloo
Flock of Seagulls 3: This Time It's Personal (The haircut seems to be making a comeback in my neck of the woods)
Middle Aged Eddie Munster
Elxa Dal (this one only makes sense if you have read Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller books)
M&M (Stands for "Mullet & Mustache")
Millennial Qui-Gon

This is a fun activity and really takes the edge off the boredom.

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Re: My New Work Time Hobby

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Better watch it.

You my slip and call them that.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:48 am
Better watch it.

You my slip and call them that.
I already have with Flock of Seagulls. Neither he nor anyone else around me had any idea what I meant...... :twisted:

The others....unlikely I will interact with any of them. And besides, I don't think any of them are really all that mean.

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Wilhelm Reich recommended imagining people, especially bosses, in their underwear. (Must be in Listen, Little man! I think.)

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Wilhelm Reich recommended jerking off in a specially designed closet as a cure for lack of revolutionary consciousness and other neuroses. ;)
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Re: My New Work Time Hobby

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Witness wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:10 am
Wilhelm Reich recommended imagining people, especially bosses, in their underwear. (Must be in Listen, Little man! I think.)

I have been contemplating a nickname for my boss, despite knowing his actual name, for some time now. I think I have settled on "American Roy".

The only hint I will give to the meaning is that we are doing Tech Support.

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Flock of Seagulls 3 got a haircut and the name no longer fits.

This is unfair

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Re: My New Work Time Hobby

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Is Not Exactly Alyssa Milano cute?

At my last job there was a Not Exactly Rose McGowan (to use your nomenclature). Pretty close, actually--there was even a photo of the real Rose someone put on her cubicle and you had to look closely to see the difference.
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Re: My New Work Time Hobby

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Cute-ish.

I usually dub someone “not exactly (whoever)” when they just have a couple of features that remind me of the other person, rather than when it’s an exact match.