I missed this when it posted, so here goes.
I’ve explained this once before but that was years ago, so here goes again. This is how I got my name Beefybooyawn.
It all started in 2000 when I decided I wanted to chase my dreams and work in radio. I enlisted at the Ohio Center For Broadcasting and as part of the course you had to get an internship at either a radio or a TV station. Since I was there to work in radio I started looking for an internship. The head of the school recommended me and another student for a spot at 700 WLW, the biggest talk radio station in the world. And our internship was with Gary Burbank, one of the biggest and most successful radio personalities ever. I was a little awestruck.
Meeting the man was an awesome experience and interning for him was even cooler. I was there with him and the station for six months and I learned a lot. One of the things I learned was, Gary had so many interns over the years he couldn’t remember their names, so he gave each one a nick name. For some reason he could remember them that way.
Since I’m a big guy and he’s a fan of cooking, he named me Beefy Bouillon. Since I didn’t want to deal with spelling “bouillon” all the time, I changed it to “booyawn.”
I can’t remember what name the other guy got, but he also told us that our names would stick as they had a tendency to do that.
A short while later I was finally online with my first computer (yeah, I waited a while in life before jumping into that pool) and the amazing dial-up AOL. I needed a handle to go by while in the chat rooms, so the first thing I thought of was to use beefybooyawn.
A shorter while later I decided to have my very own website about nothing. Needing a name for that I came up with the “House o’ Fun” and it has ever since stuck.
One of these days I might even upload the skit where Gary used me in his setup for the skit. I wasn’t on air that time, but he said my name on air and that was a huge thing for me. It’s a funny skit too. One day, maybe, one day.