About ten years ago, when I was a sophomore at Albion College, I was rather active in the discussion of campus politics on one of Albion's online message boards. At one point I raised the ire of someone who opted to hide behind the moniker of Crazy Crust to take potshots at me. So, in response, I created a moniker of my own to hide behind and respond to Crazy Crust... Thus was born, "Anti-Crust."
At one point, one of my fellow students tried to trick me into divulging my real identity by saying she wanted to email me privately to discuss issues I'd brought up on the message board. So I created a yahoo email account to that end.
After Crazy Crust disappared and the need for my Anti-Crust yahoo account disappeared with it, I started using that account for junk email.
I still check it from time to time and am frequently tickled pink by Africans offering to deposit large sums of money from recently deceased distant relatives of mine who list me as a "sole heir" to their fortunes (I'm the youngest of 6 by 12 years and both my parents and several of my cousins are still alive-- so there's no way in hell I'd be the sole heir to any distant relative's fortune-- and being the WASP that I am, I sincerely doubt the existence of any long-lost deceased relatives in Africa), stock tips, penile enlargement offers, adult matchmaking services, etc. etc. What I find so amusing about these blatherings littering my email box are the subject headers which rarely have anything to do with the subject matter of the email being sent.
Today after not checking that account in over a week, and doing one of my routine purges I stumbled upon the delightful subject header of "Recalcitrant Eardrum." This strikes me as a brilliant name for a band-- given the anti-authoritarian overtones I'd guess it would work best as a punk band....
Or maybe it could be an album title of one of the many fictitious band names I've made up over the years... bands like Severe Bowel Movement, Neal Ander-Thaal and the Cro-Magnons, or Nun of the Above....
ORRRRR... maybe I just have an overactive imagination and am far too easily amused. Anyone game for Texas Hold 'Em with a deck of Rorschach cards?