King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat
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Mark Twain

Way back when I was a teenager, I harbored desires to be in politics. I still to some, but not on the grandiose extent I did then. But I always figured my name sucked to be in politics. Philip Weiss just isn't a name that rolls off the tongue. It also doesn't have enough hard consonants in it for that. So I contemplated going by Andrew Weiss (my middle name) to get a foot up in politics. Never followed through on the politics or name change.

Edit: I forgot to put as a reason in honor or admiration of someone Select other in that case. Also, if you select other, feel free to post a reply explaining your other.

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