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Through middle and high school I was in the Boy Scouts. Each Boy Scout Troop is broken up into patrols of several boys. Each patrol has a name, which was often something pretty generic when I was in scouts. Common examples would be animals or creatures like fox patrol, bat patrol, dragon patrol, etc. While sitting around a campfire one evening, a friend commented on how generic some of the names were.

We should be the Kung Fu Disco Monkeys

For whatever reason, that name amused me greatly and I started using KungFuDiscoMonkey as my handle whenever playing online games. Sometimes when it’s too long, I would just abbreviate it as kfdm and use the abbreviated form for various logins. This also means that sometimes I would get random @mentions since KFDM also happens to be a TV station in Texas.