2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Since Oct 31, 1998
Back in 1998 I discovered FreeRepublic. I lurked for a little while and then decided to sign up. I figured I would take the screen name of Publius, but it was already taken. I tried a couple of other names (forgot what they were now) and they were taken too. I was getting impatient and I had Lucinda Williams CD "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" on my desk.
The song 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten was one of my favorites on the album and I remember thinking "Now here's a screen name that hasn't already been taken". And it wasn't. So that's the story behind the name.
Knowing what I know now, I would have chosen something more descriptive of me, or my politics, or something clever or funny. Now I think I'll just stay with what I have since I'm proud of the "born on date".
Freeper Quantim noticed this uncanny resemblance - Hillary shot taken during the night of the State of the Union Speech.