Which Black Sabbath vocalist should I name my new hamster after?

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Ozzy is obviously the classic vocalist, sang on some amazing records and had a few great solo records of his own, really important artist to me as I was getting into music. Unfortunately, he's done a pretty good job of running his reputation into the ground, even with me. Dio, on the other hand, is one of the greatest all-time vocalists, sang on a bunch of classic albums himself, and apparently a really nice guy. Don't know if it's a great name for a hamster, though. What do you think, ILM? I'm getting him on Saturday, so you have until then. Here's a picture:

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Dio 29
Ozzy 8


Midnight Maniac (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oodizzy

Ktulu says, I've come to hate my body (wk), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yidoozz

Ktulu says, I've come to hate my body (wk), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Diozzoy

Ktulu says, I've come to hate my body (wk), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ian

Ktulu says, I've come to hate my body (wk), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fenholt

love in a grain elevator (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ronnie James Hampsto!

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blabbath

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamster Salad

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why is your hamster stood on a hockey puck? What happened directly after this photo was taken?

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Technical Petstasy

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Call him Gillan.

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously? I'd call him Geezer. That's an awesome name for a hamster.

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Geezer Hamster

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

And you can just call him Geez when you're drunk.

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

What if I don't drink?

I don't know what he's standing on, I think it's an upturned food bowl. The breeder took the picture.

Midnight Maniac (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't drink. I was just offering a potential scenario. I still think it's a good name for a Hamster. Much better than Biff Byford for example.

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I gotta cosign Doran's points re: Geez.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamsters have breeders? Hamsters need help breeding? They are unique in the rodent kingdom if this is true.

The idea of a hamster named Tony Martin amuses me greatly.

that's not funny. (unperson), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Congrats on the new ham, J3ff!
My family had an unusually stupid ostrich named Ozzy, it died getting eaten by dogs, so I think of it as an unlucky pet/animal name.

I'll show you the power of laughter! (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voted for Dio, but like the Geezer idea better.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ronnie James would be kind of a fun pet name. Who's that? Oh that's my hamster RONNIEJAMES

Ktulu says, I've come to hate my body (wk), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have met a hamster named ozzy. i have never met a hamster named dio.

so dio

lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ronnie James would be kind of a fun pet name. Who's that? Oh that's my hamster RONNIEJAMES

<3 this

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Write-in for Tony Martin.

Vernon Locke, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

We had a curly shaggy blonde medium-sized mutt. When people would ask what breed she was, I'd say, "She's a Bon Scott terrier."

bendy, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

dio, but only if you always refer to him as "ronnie james" or "ronnie james dio"

why not just get two hamsters?

buffandmaxsgaydad (Pillbox), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dio, but it can only be referred to as "Ronnie James Dio", otherwise all bets are off.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gotta go with the Geezer write in vote.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glenn.

chrondos crispus (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamsterdamned

Darin, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hampsta Cadabra

Darin, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

hamsternaut

buffandmaxsgaydad (Pillbox), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hammy Blade.

chrondos crispus (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 06:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Call it Horsey.

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 09:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another vote for Tony "The Cat" Martin, but you have to go for Dio, or maybe Padanova for the cognoscenti.

Synth Solo (Matt #2), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

dang, pillbox got "hamsternaut"

ham leaf

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 09:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

now in darkness wheel stops turning

winsome posters leave the hall (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 09:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Falling off the edge of the hamster wheel

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to reach out
And chew some seeds

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamster of Reality

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cedar Bloody Cedar

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

They say that life's a carousel
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wood chews of the universe
A love that never dies
YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doing laps on the Wheel of Confusion

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going through cage-e-e-ehs

Stanley Tunechi (Spectrist), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

a habitrail acrobat
hole in the salt lick
hand of doom

buffandmaxsgaydad (Pillbox), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol at hand of doom

winsome posters leave the hall (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ham Blackster

t**t, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Behairmoth

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hamstadon

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hammy Sagar

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ted Cutegent

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lord Hamstis

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Saint Furtus

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hamibal Corpse

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

i thought of the last one but then quickly realised it might be a tad insensitive

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

aw, Ted Cutegent! That's too cute.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

This thread reminds me that my family once named an ostrich Ozzy.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jeff is going to use all these names btw in his new screenplay for a cartoon about friendship amongst metal loving rodents called [i]My Little Ha\m/ster[i/]

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

You had an ostrich?

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

My family had ostriches, emus, and rheas because they were part of this weird pricing bubble at the start pf the early '90s. One of the many weird investments my dad has made over the years and basically broke even on.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

did this have anything to do with the ostrich burger craze of the time?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I know my dad read some article in the newspaper about how much $$$ ostriches were selling for and he got dollar signs in his eyes, so that's why he got into it. None of them were for meat production. We had a bunch of incubators in our living room, and any one that lived past a year, he'd sell to other people in the same situation as him, people breeding ratites and selling them to other ratite farmers, who were then selling them to other ratite farmers. They were selling for $20k-$50k at one point. I found an article on JSTOR about the U.S. pricing bubble that says:

In summary, high expectations of ostrich productivity and overestimates of demand for ostrich products influenced prices early in the evolution of the
industry. Industry information promoting the relatively scarce ostrich as "revolutionary," due to its purported high productive efficiency and large
potential markets, likely contributed to the high initial prices. Subsequent price decreases occurred as investors gathered more information about actual
productive efficiency and the relatively slowly developing markets for ostrich products. The combination of "new industry" arguments and lack of
information provides insight into the high prices early in the industry's evolution. However, without also considering the role of speculation in the
industry's evolution, these arguments do not justify the average 1993 price of $25,523 for a mature breeding ostrich.

The effects of this for me, as a kid, was that a lot of our yard and house were taken up by ostriches and ostrich-raising stuff. It lead to a lot of good and sad childhood memories: baby ostriches dying in my hands, an ostrich kicking my pet rabbit to death, and getting to go on nice road and camping trips with my dad across the western U.S. to deliver ostriches he'd sold to people.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry to take over the cutes kvlt hamster thread, I guess I had a lot to say about ostriches (as always).

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hamster! Hamster! Hamster of puppets pulling my strings!

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cliff Furton?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Furonymous

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Furzum

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tom G. Hamstwarrior

lol, was gonna say Ham Warrior

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

"I ham my own best friend"

calstars, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Halford.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Winger.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Van Hamster.

Tuomas, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lemmy Kilhamster

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hamgus Young

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Blackie Clawless (only really works if she/he has got no claws and is black)

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

ditto Stryper

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lemmy was the name of my first hamster.

Picking the little dude up tomorrow!

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Are you super excited? Have you chosen the name yet?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Trey Hamzagthoth

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ham Eternal

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pete Hamdoval

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Furzum OTM

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am super excited! I'm still leaning towards Ozzy, despite all of the excellent suggestions.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Rod(ent) Stewart

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

No Sleep Till Hamstersmith

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

lock thread

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

I AM IRON HAM

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

:-D

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

No more hams-tears

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Flying high again

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

can you name one of his poop pellets Sharon?

tell peeta my fire dress is draggin on the floor (some dude), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry for the blurriness, I'll try to grab some better pictures when he's no longer such a spaz.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

name...??

ilxor, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

judging from the captions I'm pretty sure it's Ozzy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

next one needs to be Geezer

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

it is indeed Ozzy. He's still a little hyper, but he's settling in nicely. He enjoys climbing on the walls and ceiling of his cage.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

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