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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-08-29 07:08
Subject: [personal] Laughing my younger self
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Tags:funny, personal
For some reason, last night I started thinking about the names that lillypond (a/k/a my younger sister) and I gave our toys when we were kids. I'm talking about those little wooden Fisher-Price people, Matchbox cars, etc. Off the top of my head...

A pair of Fisher-Price dogs with black bodies, ugly faces and matching red and blue callers were named "Orifice" and "Edifice".

We had a dune buggy that used to visit them driven by two character named "Old Timer" and "Mortimer". (Pronounced as if they rhymed.)

Also the green Fisher-Price boy with the bully face was "Gan Greene."

And my parents wonder why I grew up to be a spec fic writer...
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2007-08-29 14:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*laughs out loud* I also named my stuffed animals things like, "Dog" and "Bear" and, in fact, "Dolphin," although he had a first name, as did the bear my husband gave me (the bear became Teddy Bear. Because my husband's name is Ted, see...) My mother was, and perhaps remains, convinced that eventually I would have children and name them "Boy" and "Girl". :)
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Ann: Tired puppies
User: ann1962
Date: 2007-08-29 17:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Tired puppies
My son has a variety of stuffed puppies named Puppy, Big Puppy, Narcoleptic Puppy, Naked Puppy, Puppy 2, Giant Puppy etc.
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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2007-08-29 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: I think you're [sic] spell checker burped
A pair of Fisher-Price dogs with black bodies, ugly faces and matching red and blue callers were named "Orifice" and "Edifice".

<smartass>
They came with characters whose only purpose was to call the dogs? Wouldn't collars and leashes have been simpler and meant fewer parts?
</smartass>
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russ: watchmen
User: goulo
Date: 2007-08-29 17:41 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I think you're [sic] spell checker burped
Keyword:watchmen
I was going to say something about that too, but figured it wasn't my turn again yet!
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User: ullikummis
Date: 2007-08-29 18:05 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I think you're [sic] spell checker burped
Come on guys, pre-jetlag, he's entitled to one typo every one hundred words.
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sdn
User: sdn
Date: 2007-08-29 18:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hm. i never named anything, really. they were just some toys.
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Chang...  just Chang.: Spock - Evilspock
User: chang3002
Date: 2007-08-29 21:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Spock - Evilspock
I loved my Fisher Price Adventure People. And my Star Wars figures. I'd call them my guys. "Hey, we gonna go play with guys?" Ugh, sounded innocuous back then.

I think they all had pretty normal names. It's the crazy scenarios that I came up with that led to this aspiring career in SF.

That and all the sex and glamour.
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User: lillypond
Date: 2007-08-30 13:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Where was Quanastapoop on that list? You traumatized me for years with that one...
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