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Name: Joshua Nixon
Joined: April 2, 2004

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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

I like to think of myself as charmingly obnoxious. (Most likely I tend towards the latter. Slight tendency to insert foot in mouth.) Married, one kid (tadpole?), two cats. Midwesterner most of my life, currently residing in tropical Minneapolis.

About the name. I once worked in a lab that made use of frog eggs for various nefarious purposes. (Remove eggs, sew up frog. We get eggs, frog gets life full of clean water and chopped liver to eat. Everyone is happy.)

One of my jobs was to head out to get new frogs when the old ones stopped making eggs. Several times a year, I would drive to the frog farm. (Really, I'm not making this up. It's a big red barn in the middle of the Michigan countryside, full of tanks containing eggs, tadpoles, and frogs.)

We used a large bucket to transport the frogs. It had a nice printed label. Red block print: CAUTION LIVE FROGS. I always liked that sticker, and resolved to use the phrase as the name of my band. If I ever started one. Which I didn't, 'cause I have no musical talent. But it's a good name, nonetheless.