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Monday, October 27, 2008

Tuesday Caption Contest















As I said in yesterdays post, Shroom is only one of my many nicknames. That is just from one rugby team with which I played for a few years. After spending my time with that group of guys, playing and bleeding, winning and losing, being carried home drunk and carrying other drunks home, how can I shed the moniker which they were kind enough to give me. They are my "brothers", and I will remember each and every one of them for the men and characters they are as I hope they will remember me when we are all old and worn out and sitting around our campfires at the edges of the world spinning our tales about younger days and conquests and such. As much as I might wish for a more attractive or manly nickname, it is not to be; for I AM SHROOM!! Shroomzilla, Shroomeister, Shroom-a-loom, Shroomie, Shroomella de Ville, Shroom the hooker of doom, and the list goes on and on into infinity. Into an infinity for that one clique of friends.

So why and how do we get nicknames?? Are they a label of affection?? Are they tied to some trait that exemplifies us?? Are they the product of a certain isolated memory to help us grasp that one moment for the rest of our lives?? Who can give us a nickname and do we have to wear it like a scarlet letter or is it a badge of courage to be worn like an eagle feather given to a brave Indian warrior??

Let's look at me (as a case study, not an attention whore- which is totally different from an attention craving poodle as poodles are cute and cuddly - not that attention whores can't be cute and cuddly- darn!! I digress). Over my life time (in as best a time line as I can put together) I have been called by the nicknames: Jerry, Jerry Jerry Brown Berry, Cooter, Johnny Meg, Pooky (that is reserved for "She who must not be named"), Captain Controversy, Uncle Stupid, Buddha, Shroom, The Hulk, Tio Stu and Stewart "Stu" Pidasso. Most of these I know the origins for, a few escape my memory at this time (convenient, huh??), but I accept all of them. There are a couple in there which with I have no idea how I got tagged. Again, I digress. The point is are there or should there be rules governing nicknames (what goes into a nickname and who and when do you get them)??

So, this weeks Tuesday Caption Contest involves me and nicknames. For this weeks contest, you get to post your best zinger and/or new nickname for me from ANY of the above pictures or all of them as a collage. I am easy to identify in the top two photos, and the third one shouldn't be too hard; but I will give extra consideration for all who correctly identify me in the bottom photo. I am also allowing ALOT of creative leeway here, so use your best judgement to make me (and everyone else) LMAO!! Good Luck!!

11 comments:

Drama Mama said...

I made it...as I promised I would! It is 11:35 and I almost missed it! It just dawned on me that it was time for Stu's Tuesday Caption contest! I must say Stu...that I had to really THINK about this one...I have been looking at these photo's trying to figure out which one is you (in the bottom 2). Up and Down...from the first to the last...trying to pick you out..! Dare I ask that in the 3rd photo...that is you lifting your shorts to show your jock strap??? LMAO! Id like an answer on that please! Hee hee!
My guess in the family photo is that you are the blond standing behind the youngest...with the short sleeve black button up shirt. You all look so much alike...I bet your sister had it ROUGH!
So anyway...my nickname for you...and only because I add a "Y" on the end of all my friends names to create a nickname...is "Stewey". But...I can so see your parents and your siblings calling you that as a child...and it was much better than my original thought for the 3rd photo..Stu-pid-ass! (just kidding) Thats probably not even you!...or is it...lol!

angie said...

I just read drama mama's comment and now I can't concentrate. You came from a large family......

So, after I stop laughing at this, "...and it was much better than my original thought for the 3rd photo..Stu-pid-ass! (just kidding) Thats probably not even you!...or is it...lol!" I'll be back. :)

angie said...

I came up with something totally original since no hints will be forthcoming....
Pidasstrian. What do you think? :)

Stu Pidasso said...

pidasstrian@yahoo.com is my email address.

There is an awfully good chance that that deviant might possibly....I dunno....be me or someone who looks alot like me.

Angie, I still will need an address to send the CD to. I don't use them or database them in anyway, I just send free music (good music makes the world a better place and brings smiles to everyones face). you could email it to the address above instead of posting it in the comments.

Rhonda said...

Okay, so who is crotch boy in that third picture? That's hilarious! You need one of those writer things so you can be pointed out to us!!

Drama Mama said...

It IS you in that #3!! Ha haaaa! Thats great! No shame in your game! Just whippin it right on out for the whole world to see...!! LMAO! And what about the family pic...can we get some confirmation on that...? Come on Stewey...out with it!

Stu Pidasso said...

Compare the second and third pictures and you will have the reply to your own questions. I will post on all four pictures after Mama Kat's Writers Workshop.

Diane said...

Stu... I was kind to him... just brutal in my thoughts (and on my blog). I'd never hurt someone's feelings on purpose. I am the person who will, 99% of the time, say yes to a second date, as I figure first ones are often full of nerves. But Troll-Guy was that 1%, for SO many reasons. As for your 3rd picture... hmmm... if that is you grabbing your 'stuff', well... you COULD be a Troll, I guess (but I'd never make that assumption based on a photo... even that one ;)... you could have an itch... you could be drunk (Lord, I hope you were drunk!)... only you know for sure ;)

Diane said...

Hey, no worries! I just wanted to make sure you didn't think I would be that mean to anyone... well, anyone who didn't deserve it (and though he was a lot of things, none of them would have warranted that sort of brutality) :)

Diane said...

And thanks for the compliments on my 'I Am' post... very much appreciated!! :)

Jennifer P. said...

CUPSY :)! (based on the jock strap picture that I am assuming by the mark of facial hair is you...)

The top one might warrant MR. CLEAN, but that one's a little overused!

I am HORRIBLE with nicknames. Never had one that stuck...ever! Jennifer P., I guess, but that's hardly creative :)!