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You may remember the Ohio National Guardsman changed his name to a Optimus Prime. He is a firefighter deployed to the gulf. Well now he has a weblog. You can also check out some photos of him on his website.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood (13 comments total)

 
On the battlefield I have no equal! I am unstoppable, indestructible! If you face me, then like all those who have come before... you will fall! For I am Optimus Prime, an American Soldier!
posted by BirdD0g at 12:15 PM on March 30, 2003


*boyzone alert*

That Rapture is an absolute hotty!
posted by Wulfgar! at 12:23 PM on March 30, 2003


Very soon Suddam Hussien shall know the way of conflict, the way of war, the way of Optimus Prime!

But not the way of spelling, apparently. Wow, what an embarassment. I respect Optimus' full-on geekiness, honest, but just think this is hardly the time or place for it. I'd love to see how Al Jazeera or any of the 5-6 other Arab satellite networks deal with this one.
posted by mediareport at 12:25 PM on March 30, 2003


I'm all cool with this of course, but I'm a little concerned from a psychological point of view for the family, it sounds like this might be a reaction to something:

Optimus: The only person I have ever met that has a problem with my new name is my son’s mother. We are divorced; I got the name change right after it happened. She has a nervous breakdown every time the subject comes up. She’s worried about our son Sean growing up and dealing with it. She will learn in time to just be happy and have fun though.
posted by neustile at 12:26 PM on March 30, 2003


Iraqis in disguise? :)
posted by shepd at 2:25 PM on March 30, 2003


I crave the Ferrari Enzo. I want one.
posted by riffola at 2:26 PM on March 30, 2003


they actually let this guy have a gun?
posted by amberglow at 2:27 PM on March 30, 2003


She will learn in time to just be happy and have fun though.

Yeah! She should stop thinking about how the actions of her child's father will affect him and just roll with it! Crazy mother...
posted by keli at 2:28 PM on March 30, 2003


Optimus Prime?

Hotrod, more like.
posted by holloway at 2:29 PM on March 30, 2003


Did anyone read the botcollector interview? Holy shit. This man is pretty out there. This is more than full-on geekiness, as he feels that he is in touch with the earth-mother, after his dad died he adopted optimus as a father figure, so on and so forth. And of course he writes fanfic.

Man!

Well, more power to him I guess.
posted by kavasa at 2:47 PM on March 30, 2003


My first thought on reading this post was "Why would someone change their name to something you do to a backpacking stove?
posted by normy at 4:02 PM on March 30, 2003


Remember, Optimus Prime will always be there for you ... no matter the cost, because freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

He's like Forrest Gump.
posted by astruc at 8:44 PM on March 30, 2003


[this is sad]
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:49 AM on March 31, 2003


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