I wanted a Deadspin account so I could Photoshop something making fun of JoPa. No way I was using my real name or email address and they allowed you to register with a Twitter account, so I created one, HarryBalzack3, with a ridiculous name. I never use my real name at restaurants when they put me on a wait list. Balzack is always a good one, but I also use the names of genocidal war criminals, too. Those droolers never get it.
My Deadspin 'shop job
was pretty shitty but it got re-tweeted
by Drew Magary. Their site crashed after Hurricane Sandy, though, and I had been lurking on the Fark board for some time, so when the Deadspin sites didn't come up for a week, I jetted and took my name with me.
Much happier here, FWIW. If I had to do it again, I might be "Norma Stitz".