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Tarek Morgen
09 Jun 11,, 15:11
I am glad to announce that the ranks of our moderators have found another long established and esteemed member willing to join our staff. Chogy has become our newest addition to the team and will help to take care of this place (you people can make quite a mess, has anyone ever told you that?), while at the same time continue to enrich our debates with his insightful and professional comments .

Welcome to the team and thank you for accepting the offer. We needed to use much less force and threats than in most cases.

S2
09 Jun 11,, 15:15
This is a solid, long-needed and very welcome addition to the WAB moderating staff. I'd like to add my congratulations on a well-chosen moderator. Chogy perfectly fits the bill in every respect.

USSWisconsin
09 Jun 11,, 15:28
Thank You Chogy, I am greatful to you for doing this, I am confident that your mod work will make WAB even better.

ace16807
09 Jun 11,, 15:40
Congrats, Chogy. A much deserved position considering your contributions to WAB.

Double Edge
09 Jun 11,, 16:44
Now i know who to talk to about planes :)

Congrats.

and can we know what Chogy stands for

bigross86
09 Jun 11,, 16:58
Congrats on the position and good luck. You're gonna need it now that Yellowbelly's back... ;) :Dancing-Banana::Dancing-Banana:

Chogy
09 Jun 11,, 17:02
Thank you Gentlemen...

I've used the handles Swede, Pyro, and Chogy on various forums. All of them were Air Force callsigns (nick names) except for Chogy.

First callsign was Swede. I was big, blond, kind of slow, and with a hugely nordic last name. Callsigns actually serve a pretty useful purpose. They identify individuals and flights on UHF radio without actual names. If I say "Mongo ejected over the farms South of the power station" then they know who I'm talking about.

I picked up "Pyro" after I was arrested for detonating a homemade explosive device on base, and charged with "attempted destruction of government property"... a port-a-john. It's a long story, no harm intended, but the fallout from that episode stuck like glue. I somehow survived.

At Holloman AFB, they had a list of Government Approved RADIO callsigns for flights, and I was told "pick one." So "Chogy" was nothing more than a bad radio callsign, not a nickname. ;)

YellowFever
09 Jun 11,, 17:35
Congrats!

And don't pay much attention to Benny. He is an enlisted swine after all. (Although he didn't enlist per se) :P

I'm usually nicer to field grade officers and above, especially if they're mods.

Thy have a list of govt approved radio call signs??? Where's the fun in that???

bigross86
09 Jun 11,, 18:05
I may be an enlisted swine, but I'm still an NCO with access to guns and explosives of all shape and forms. Plus, I've got reserves coming up...

dave lukins
09 Jun 11,, 18:56
Congratulations to Chogy on his well earned 'promotion'.:rolleyes::biggrin:

Double Edge
09 Jun 11,, 19:15
Thank you Gentlemen...

I've used the handles Swede, Pyro, and Chogy on various forums. All of them were Air Force callsigns (nick names) except for Chogy.

First callsign was Swede. I was big, blond, kind of slow, and with a hugely nordic last name. Callsigns actually serve a pretty useful purpose. They identify individuals and flights on UHF radio without actual names. If I say "Mongo ejected over the farms South of the power station" then they know who I'm talking about.

I picked up "Pyro" after I was arrested for detonating a homemade explosive device on base, and charged with "attempted destruction of government property"... a port-a-john. It's a long story, no harm intended, but the fallout from that episode stuck like glue. I somehow survived.

At Holloman AFB, they had a list of Government Approved RADIO callsigns for flights, and I was told "pick one." So "Chogy" was nothing more than a bad radio callsign, not a nickname. ;)
ok, understood what Swede & Pyro mean, but still lost with this Chogy.

When you call someone a Chogy what's it mean ?

Or is that as you said, it means nothing more than a bad callsign.

Dunno bout bad though, its short & memorable.

How many Chogy's can there be in this world ?

...just the one :biggrin:

Stitch
09 Jun 11,, 19:20
Yes, a well-deserved promotion! A good choice, all around! Congrats, Chogy!

Bigfella
09 Jun 11,, 23:07
COngratulations Chogy. A fine choice indeed!

Julie
09 Jun 11,, 23:31
I can't wait to get you "whipped" into shape. ;) Congratulations Chogy !!!

Parihaka
09 Jun 11,, 23:53
I can't wait to get you "whipped" into shape. ;) Congratulations Chogy !!!

Ahh the whippings :)

Wayfarer
10 Jun 11,, 00:35
Congratulations Chogy,


I picked up "Pyro" after I was arrested for detonating a homemade explosive device on base, and charged with "attempted destruction of government property"... a port-a-john. It's a long story, no harm intended, but the fallout from that episode stuck like glue. I somehow survived.

LOL... spent a few good minutes chuckling about this at your expense

bigross86
10 Jun 11,, 01:32
I can't wait to get you "whipped" into shape. ;) Congratulations Chogy !!!


Ahh the whippings :)

Chogy, it's not too late to run...

YellowFever
10 Jun 11,, 02:47
Would you really want to run if Julie was whipping you?

bigross86
10 Jun 11,, 10:10
If Pari is there standing on the side watching, eating Cheetos and getting excited, then yeah, I'd be kinda worried

Parihaka
10 Jun 11,, 11:26
If Pari is there standing on the side watching, eating Cheetos and getting excited, then yeah, I'd be kinda worried

Deckchairs, Cheetos, OoEś finest malt and Julie in a bustier and whip? What more could I ask for?

You and Yellerś brain cells however (what little you have between you) would fuse as you expired in a little puddle on the floor.

tankie
10 Jun 11,, 11:38
congrats m8y

bigross86
10 Jun 11,, 11:39
Don't believe that idyllic picture he's depicting. In reality Julie's the one eating Cheetos, OoE is sitting in a deck chair and Pari is guzzling cheap hooch while wearing Julie's bustier

tinymarae
10 Jun 11,, 13:31
Choggy goes over to dark side as well :mad:
Congratulations Choggy. Have they shown you the Cheetos pool and OOE's secret scotch cabinet yet?


Deckchairs, Cheetos, OoEś finest malt and Julie in a bustier and whip? What more could I ask for?

You and Yellerś brain cells however (what little you have between you) would fuse as you expired in a little puddle on the floor.

Sounds like the start of yet another food fight :biggrin:

Julie
10 Jun 11,, 17:08
Don't believe that idyllic picture he's depicting. In reality Julie's the one eating Cheetos, OoE is sitting in a deck chair and Pari is guzzling cheap hooch while wearing Julie's bustierTattletale !! :mad: :biggrin:

bigross86
10 Jun 11,, 17:28
I'm sorry, I just read what I wrote. Julie is sitting there eating healthy snacks, she'd never go anywhere near those fatty Cheetos. OoE is still sitting in a deck chair and Pari is still guzzling cheap hooch while wearing Julie's bustier, though

YellowFever
10 Jun 11,, 17:30
Woo hoo!

Chogy...dude....buddy...pal!

I know what you're thinking.

You're thinking , "Hah! You know you made it in WAB when a thread about you turns into another discussion about Julie's bra and whips, The Colonel's booze problem and Pari's fascination with walking sweaters!"

Truth to tell, these are their favorite subjects and they are looking for the slightest reason to turn EVERY thread into a thread like that.

It's just that Beny gave them an opening....

bigross86
10 Jun 11,, 17:41
Nope, Julie and Pari started it all by themselves. Learn to read, Yellowbelly!

YellowFever
10 Jun 11,, 17:49
Oh yeah....

Sorry about that Benny.

Man, these mods are sneaky...

Julie
11 Jun 11,, 05:56
Julie and Pari, Julie and Pari....why do WE always get blamed for everything? :confused:

Parihaka
11 Jun 11,, 06:21
Julie and Pari, Julie and Pari....why do WE always get blamed for everything? :confused:

They blame us because they hate our freedoms -- our freedom to eat cheetos, our freedom to call them rude names, our freedom to ban them and wear bustiers and disagree with each other.

YellowFever
11 Jun 11,, 06:43
Just because you are the super-powers of this world does not give you the right to dictate policy to us.

All we want is for you to leave us alone.

You can only push us so far before we take matters into our own hands.

Ugly moderators! :mad:

Officer of Engineers
11 Jun 11,, 07:30
You can only push us so far before we take matters into our own hands.

Ugly moderators! :mad:Then, take matters into your own hands. Do you really want to take me on?

Parihaka
11 Jun 11,, 09:07
Then, take matters into your own hands. Do you really want to take me on?

I guess that would depend on what you are wearing at the time.....

bigross86
11 Jun 11,, 11:06
I'm pretty sure Yellow would jump OoE no matter what he was wearing

Chogy
11 Jun 11,, 14:15
You've got to love a thread that devolves as this one has done.

Explosives, bustiers, cheetos, and whips. Shows that nothing is off-limits.

AFAIK "Chogy" doesn't mean anything. Maybe it did to the guy who made the list... perhaps it was the name of his dog, or his iguana. Who knows. It was only for operational use, not as a nickname.

I think the strangest thing about my explosives arrest was this ultimate irony...

I had been well-trained to resist interrogation in SERE school. Taught to recognize common techniques, like good cop, loaded question, etc. After the arrest, I was interrogated by two OSI dudes, and my government-provided training kicked right in, code of conduct and all that. I survived it, at least didn't incriminate myself (or my buds) any further.

This was all long before 9-11; buffoonery like that wouldn't go over very well these days.

bigross86
11 Jun 11,, 15:07
Yeah, that's nice and all, but Yellowbelly's a fat pervert ;)

bigross86
11 Jun 11,, 15:10
By the way, Urban Dictionary has a very interesting definition for Chogy (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chogy). Enjoy!

Officer of Engineers
11 Jun 11,, 16:23
I'm pretty sure Yellow would jump OoE no matter what he was wearingThat's ok. It's been a long time since I chewed a dog for breakfast.

Julie
11 Jun 11,, 16:24
Just because you are the super-powers of this world does not give you the right to dictate policy to us.Oh yes it does. :)


All we want is for you to leave us alone.Nope. :)


You can only push us so far before we take matters into our own hands.Go ahead, make my day. :)


Ugly moderators! :mad:We can be. ;)


By the way, Urban Dictionary has a very interesting definition for Chogy. Enjoy! Oh..SNAP !!! :biggrin:

bigross86
11 Jun 11,, 16:36
Perhaps one of our good for nothing moderators or admin will finally get off their lazy asses and declare the food fight that has already been going on for the better part of two days?

Hell, we might even get TJ off his favorite sheep so Pari can have another go!

YellowFever
11 Jun 11,, 18:47
I just realized this page is full of mods and admins and I'm the only normal one posting on it.

Anybody that wants to know how it feels to be involved in a war armed with a slingshot while everyone else has sub-machine guns and rocket launchers, please p.m. me.

I think I know.

bigross86
11 Jun 11,, 19:39
I'm a former Mod. I know all the secrets, but no longer have use of my powers. I do know they way into their secret hideout, though, if you wanna strike at 'em from behind. Who am I kidding, you want anything to do with an Admin's behind

YellowFever
11 Jun 11,, 22:13
Well, few months ago when Pari was admin I woulda taken you up on your offer but seeing as how a sado-masochist from Germany is our new admin.....

bigross86
12 Jun 11,, 00:25
Wow, you really don't know how to read, do you? Pari is as much an Admin as the Krazy Kraut vampire lover

Hmmm... I wonder if the Krazy Kraut will catch on as a nickname for Tarek. What do you think?

YellowFever
12 Jun 11,, 02:59
Pari is still an admin???

Didn't know that....wow.

And what's with the angry bird avatar??

It's not like they have smartphones in New Zealand.

Krazy Kraut sounds umm.. I dunno...we can do better than that!

bigross86
12 Jun 11,, 09:42
Well, I don't see you coming up with anything yet...

Albany Rifles
12 Jun 11,, 15:00
Let me edge my way into the preschool here...

Chogy, sorry I have not said this earlier but I was off to training all last week with a ton of work everynight.

Congrats and welcome to the asylum!

Well deserved and good to have a Zoomie in our midst.

I guess you call signs were better than the one an AF classmate this past week said he had...he was an A-10 jock who ended up medically out of the cockpit into acquisition. He said he was known as ROTHLADD...as is Red On The Head Like A Dog's _____. He said it was almost worth getting out of the cockpit just to drop that moniker!

1979
13 Jun 11,, 17:55
my congratulations CHOGY.

Chogy
15 Jun 11,, 15:28
I guess you call signs were better than the one an AF classmate this past week said he had...

I've noticed that the Air Force has a different mentality than the Navy when it comes to assigning names. The AF tends to use names that are cryptic, sometimes mocking, often secretly pornographic, like your A-10 bud. The Navy tends to go for names more typical of what you'd expect a fighter guy to have.

One unlucky guy had a last name somewhat close to the male member, and he was immediately dubbed "P***s". This infuriated him, but everyone gets a lame 2LT name until they do something famous or interesting. "It'S NOT P***s!!" he would rant over and over. "OK", the weapons guru said, "You are now Snot."

Fight a name, it'll stick all the worse. Yes it's juvenile, but tradition is hard to break.

Another guy was dubbed "Bitch" and rather than fight it, he embraced it. It became respected by all, as the guy was an outstanding pilot. :biggrin:

astralis
15 Jun 11,, 16:02
ah, call signs. there's a guy here at work-- a certain major long, callsign-- "notso".

Goat
05 Aug 11,, 04:28
Chogy, welcome! I'm Rob, AKA Goat, and you'll find that I'm almost always last to comment because I'm the least competent among our World Affairs Board staff members.

I couldn't resist this particular chime-in. It is absolutely, positively, indisputably true that he who resists his callsign must expect to own it the longest. Thus "Goat." In my SEAL platoon most of us had animal handles, like Moose who was (obviously) moose-sized and Swan, who had a proclivity for falling off cliffs during our land navigation exercises (i.e., "swan dives").

In my case, I had hoped for something slightly more noble, like Eagle, perhaps. Maybe Stag. Hell, I would have settled for Ocelot. But no, a Teammate noticed that I can survive eating literally anything that has ever been remotely qualified as edible and, well, the rest is history.

Again, congratulations on your appointment as a WABBIT!

- Rob

Chogy
05 Aug 11,, 15:43
Thanks Rob, and good to meet you. Isn't it odd how when we look at an old picture of friends and comrades, we immediately think "Hey, there's Mongo, Opie, K-mart, Jammer, Bitch..." and it takes much longer to remember their real names? If you can do it at all? It works that way for me, at least. Senioritis, I guess.

bigross86
06 Aug 11,, 00:33
I've simplified that even more. I've just collectively named my 4 best friends "The Russians" and leave it as that

JAD_333
17 Sep 11,, 03:49
A necro-welcome to you. I was in the throes of moving when you were frocked so I missed it. Splendid addition.