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#4 of 23 Well there was a movie called "Convoy"...
Jan 23, 2003 (4:40 pm)
...where Kris Kristofferson used that handle. The theme song to it is also called "Convoy", but I don't know who sang it. Bob Rivers did the spoof, "Chat Room"
#5 of 23 How embarrassing...
Jan 23, 2003 (4:46 pm)
Break for that one Mellow Yellow, you got the Pocatello Kid. Copy you with eights all the way, 'mon back. (or something to that effect; been a lonnnnggg time)
'65 Olds 98 convertible (fire engine red)
Jan 23, 2003 (10:14 pm)
andre - I think the song came first and the movie was based on the song.
You guys are scaring me.
BTW, I was flipping channels and came across "Smokey and the Bandit" the other night. Some of you may remember a guy who used to post under "ban1". Well, I always thought that that was a reference to the fact that he had just been banned from TH under another name. Now I know where it really came from. It only took me two years to figure out.
Jan 24, 2003 (9:09 am)
I remember that guy. And you are correct. His user ID was infact the Bandits plate number. Ban 1
On a side note...convoy was writen and preformed by C.W. McCall.
"Uh, Breaker One-Nine, this here's the Rubber Duck
You got a copy on me Pig-Pen? C'mon
Uh, yeah 10-4 Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure
By golly it's clean clear to Flag-Town, C'mon
Uh, yeah, that's a big 10-4 Pig-Pen,
Yeah, we definitely got us the front door good buddy,
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy"
#8 of 23 I do not believe I am admiting my handle!
Feb 05, 2003 (3:19 am)
Well, in my younger days I was more 'rebellious' and my handle was Rolling Stoned; as in 'Rolling Stoned be rolling north'. It was a very well received handle among other 'younger' CBers back in the early late 60's and early 70's. I think many of the uninformed CBers thought I was saying Rolling Stones as in a moving rock or the band. Others (more informed) use to try and get me to tell them which vehicle I was in and would I consider meeting with them at a future stop to discuss 'Mary Jane'. I never had an accident, got a speeding ticket, or stopped to meet anyone! Ah, the crazy times in our youth - and how we have cleaned up our acts in middle age! Dan
Feb 05, 2003 (3:26 pm)
I sometimes used "bigjoe409" for the song originally written by Red Sovine (great truck song composer) and later performed by Tom Waits. I heard Waits do the song live one night and I was just charmed by it. Waits said that Red Sovine would write on ANY truck topic, "even about battery cables if he had to". I think the original song was "Phantom 409" wasn't it, and the driver of the phantom truck was Big Joe. It could have been '309"--I'm a little hazy, it's a while ago!
I also used "Ol' 55" for a trip or two, again referring to an old Tom Waits song of the same name. Many people think it refers to a '55 Chevy but he told me hisself it was a '55 Buick.
Feb 05, 2003 (5:09 pm)
"great truck song composer" - A new oxymoron is created.
#11 of 23 Way long ago..1975
Feb 05, 2003 (7:10 pm)
As I cruzed coast to coast, I used "stargazer" as in Northern California.. stargazer used to be the collective callsign of SAC's airborne command post.
the iron used was a Dodge Dart with a tricked out 225 Slant six, one tough old engine.
Feb 06, 2003 (12:08 pm)
dgraves---do you know that song? It's really fun. Pretty sure it's "Phantom 309".
There's also a great truck driver movie with Humphrey Bogart called "They Drive By Night". Funniest part is when Bogie gets a full tank of gas and a sandwich and the attendant says: "That'll be $2.90". Bogie winces and says "Gee, pal, I'm a little short on this haul. Can you put it on my tab?"
"Sure thing!" says the attendant with a smile.
Oh, man, that is an OLD movie (1940s I guess). That's the one with Ida Lupino, last of the real tough girls in movies that you could actually believe WOULD nail you with a beer bottle if you looked the wrong way at her--LOL!
I think the truck in that movie had a "handle" but I can't remember what they called "her".
#13 of 23 Was too young for the CB craze...
Feb 08, 2003 (8:19 pm)
...but my Uncle Chuckie had a CB handle of "Chuck Wagon." The vehicle was a green 1967 Ford Econoline van