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  •  a clue (none)
    For what its worth, the Bear logo with the letter "C" at the top of this guy's page is for the Cornell University's sports teams, the "Big Red." (My alma mater, and apparently this bozo's, too. Some of his other posts indicate his familiarity with Ithaca, NY.)

    I suspect the "69" at the end of his handle may be his class year. 1969 was a traumatic year for Cornell. There was an armed takeover of the student union that ultimately led to half the government department, including Alan Bloom, leaving in anger over the administration's response. A '69 graduate, especially a conservative, would be likely to consider the events of that year a significant life experience, which would explain adding it to an online handle.

    So I'm guessing this guy's name is some variation of Finn (Finnegan, Finnerty...) and he's a 1969 Cornell graduate. Alteratively he could have been born in '69, which would put him close to my year.

    That doesn't narrow it down enough to identify him from the alumni directory, and he might not be listed anyway.

    This guy ranks close to Ann Coulter on the list of people Cornell should never have admitted.

    •  Yes, it's the Cornell bear. (none)
      I went there too, and I have to say Cornell is full of shit like that.

      CTHULHU ENDORSES KERRY "Bush too evil even for me", Great Old One says

      by Jon Meltzer on Sun Aug 22, 2004 at 05:54:06 PM PDT

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      •  on second thought (none)
        On further reflection, two things make me doubt that this idiot could be a '69 grad. First, the immaturity of his writing. He writes like someone born after '69.

        Second, I googled the Latin phrase he uses as a sig, and it's the Latin translation of the lyrics to "Baby Got Back." (http://www.ritilan.com/archives/000321.html)

        Doesn't seem likely from someone in his 50s.

        •  He's probably an Architecture School grad. (none)

          CTHULHU ENDORSES KERRY "Bush too evil even for me", Great Old One says

          by Jon Meltzer on Sun Aug 22, 2004 at 06:19:42 PM PDT

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          •  And a Cornell Review writer/staffer. (none)
            I wouldn't be surprised if this guy had been associated with Cornell's wingnut student newspaper, the Cornell Review (Ann Coulter, founding editor; www.cornellreview.org, but the period need examining probably isn't online). It's traditional at Cornell for student journalists to identify themselves by year and college. Start looking at College of Architecture writers.

            CTHULHU ENDORSES KERRY "Bush too evil even for me", Great Old One says

            by Jon Meltzer on Mon Aug 23, 2004 at 06:41:12 AM PDT

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    •  I'm guessing that he was *born* in '69. (none)
      It's a stereotype, of course, but if he were in the class of '69, he'd be about 20 years older, and I'd like to think by that point in someone's life, they're above this sort of childishness.
    •  I can think of a more likely explanation (none)
      for why someone would put 69 as part of his screenname.  Let's just say that this reason would be further evidence of this guy's immaturity.
      •  Numbers at the end of a name (none)
        People put numbers at the end of their logon ID all the time because the name sans numbers is already gone.  Sometimes the number is generated automatically for you (Hotmail does this) and sometimes people just pick random-ish large-ish numbers so they can stop trying xxxx1, xxxx2, xxxx3, etc.

        So, don't read too much in to the 69.  Chances are high it's meaningless.

        •  My point is (none)
          that 69 is an especially popular number among the immature and sex-obsessed, because it refers to a certain sexual position/act.  Odds are that the choice of this number was not random.
          •  You're probably right. (none)
            (But we hoity-toity Ivy League types are far too refined to grasp such crude references by ourselves...)
            •  Amazing. A Cornellian ... (none)
              that must never have gone to a frat party or Collegetown bar. :-)

              CTHULHU ENDORSES KERRY "Bush too evil even for me", Great Old One says

              by Jon Meltzer on Mon Aug 23, 2004 at 09:41:12 AM PDT

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