When my friend Bill and I used to travel during grad school we always enjoyed assuming fake identities when we met people. We also spoke fake German on elevators and even posed as government agents a couple times.
In our favorite assumed identities, Bill would be a brilliant bassist from Pittsburgh, and I was a pro volleyball player ranked just high enough to be impressive but low enough that no one would doubt it.
A few times, when things got especially loose, Bill referred to me as Moonsauce Washington. Later, I introduced him to my family as Pirate Bill and the name stuck for a few years. Neighborhood children would ask when “Pirate Bill” was coming over.
Happy days, those.
I’ve been known by many names including Cassius Clay, Captain Morgan, and even Cray Morgan-san. That last one has to do with a fun time in Washington D.C. when I was interviewed by a reporter for Japanese television.
Well, as many of you know, my favorite show on TV is Psych. Another one of my favorite recurring gags is the way Shawn constantly uses fake names to introduce his friend Gus. It’s right up there with “Gus, don’t be a…”
These fake names make me so happy, so I was pleased as a Mexican jumping bean to find this montage all prepped and ready to go!
Loyal eduClaytion readers / viewers will also appreciate this short montage:
Take it from your old friend Moonsauce Washington: Psych rocks!
What would your fake name be?
Do you have any nicknames?
What’s your favorite TV show?
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