Before we get started, just a couple of quick announcements to make:
First of all, I wanted to let everyone know that I've gotten off my lazy butt and actually created a fan page for Canal Street Chronicles on Facebook. We've had just a profile page up until now but we will slowly be making the transition over to this improved format. This is an easy way to stay connected and ensure you're always getting the latest from Da Chronic. I know all of you are on Facebook; seems like everyone is these days. So make sure you become a fan, or "like" us or whatever the heck they're calling it these days.
Sometime in the middle of last week Canal Street Chronicles had its 3,000th member join our community. I wanted to thank each and every one of you for actively participating in our discussions. All of you help to make CSC the best Saints site out there. Here's to another 3,000!
It's that last announcement that leads me to the real crux of todays post. Because we've come so far as a community, now with over 3,000 members, it's only natural that we've created a unique rapport with each other over the years, complete with our own nicknames, terms and inside jokes. An easy example of this would be replying to a comment and saying, "BOOOOM!!" after rec'ing that comment. To new members or readers thinking about jumping in, this may be confusing and/or intimidating. That's why I'd like to collect all of these jokes in one place and give them their own section for constant referral by members old and new. A great example of what I have in mind can be found on Athletics Nation, the blog that started it all for SB Nation. Their section is called ANcillary Terms and if you've been a member of their community for a while, I'm sure it's hilarious. To us, obviously, it might as well be Chinese (unless your fluent in Chinese).
That's where you come in! I could spend my evenings trying to remember every single running joke ever imagined on Canal Street Chronicles and create a final list, but I know my results would be pathetic and severely lacking. It would also take a lot of my valuable time. Or I could go the significantly easier - and probably more fun - route by letting all of you guys create our official database of community clownery. I choose the latter.
So what are you waiting for? In the comment section below, start shouting out all of the running jokes, nicknames and unique terminology that have ever become a part of CSC pop culture over the years. The Baconator, fax machines and GAAA!!, I want them all. After a couple of days, I'll copy and paste it all into a permanent section on the left sidebar.
We'll also need a name for the eventual title of our collection of terms here so don't hesitate to throw out possible options for that either. Be sure to create a separate comment for any names you'd like considered. Then go ahead and rec any comments with titles that you like. Numbers of rec's will be taken into strong consideration in the final decision making process.
We should all get a laugh from this process and some members may even learn a thing or two. I can't wait to see the results!
BOOM!!! Rec'd it!
Vicky! The fax machine is broken!
Baconator - Dave Thomas
Photo Op - Lynell Hamilton
Chuckwagon - Charles Grant
Pontchartrain Meach - Robert Meachem
PayLoo - Sean Payton/Mickey Loomis
Puntmaster Flex/Cat Rapist - Thomas Morstead
G Dub - Gregg Williams
Common CSC References
We be grindin'
Just 'Nother Dog - JND's invisible friend
He who shall not be be named - Jason David, Josh Bullocks
MSM - Main stream media
I like hamburgers