Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - humancongereel!
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08-05-06, 03:44 PM
Time to finally reveal the passage from Joyce that explains your username to wondering minds.
That way we become more literate, and solve a nagging mystery in one fell swoop.:beer:
It's like Chaucer meets The Mystery Machine!
08-05-06, 03:50 PM
Has been explained before, but is a nice story.
08-05-06, 03:52 PM
ok go ahead. =)
08-05-06, 04:35 PM
humancongereel is very cool
08-06-06, 04:39 PM
i just got back from a wedding with lots of free booze and i'm pretty damn hungover. so, instead of writing a response and actually thinking about the answer, i'm going to use the search function and find the thread i mentioned this in...
08-06-06, 04:56 PM
okay: "it's a reference to james joyce's "character" HCE in finnegans wake. hce's name takes different forms throughout the book. for example, "hod, cement, and edifice" on page 4. this is a spot where the dreamer's ego(hce is asleep and dreaming, and the book is less a story and more a record of his thoughts and dreams during sleep) , or self-conscious mind rises to the fore. for most of the book, HCE makes only passing appearances in his own dream...i suppose i started using passages of hce as screen names through the book cuz sometimes i think of myself as being somewhat like hce, someone who lives in an illusory world. something along those lines, the whole "what is reality? is life a dream?" sort of conversation.
humancongereel i chose specifically because on other boards i've changed the screenname every couple of weeks to another one of joyce's hce acrostics. that was the one i was using when i signed up and then i found out that you can't change screen names on this forum."
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