Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?
Lest there be any confusion about WHICH Nick Trippel created this web site, let me try to make it clear via an analogy to a restaurant in the town where I live, New York City. Once upon a time in New York, "Ray's Pizza" got a reputation for serving some of the best pizza in New York. So, imitators calling themselves "Ray's Pizza" came out of the woodwork. In response, the original Ray's Pizza was forced to change it's name to "Original Ray's Pizza" and then when that name was copied, it was changed again to "Famous Original Ray's Pizza." So I'm the Famous Original Nick Trippel, aka as Big Nick.* For more information about me, follow the following links:
Where I work:
Hunter College Social Sciences Computing Lab
Where I consult:
Where I play:
As for those other Nick Trippels who are just imitating. The first of these was my nephew, Nicholas Earl Trippel, who is currently studying fish in Florida. Another later addition to the ranks of Nick Trippeldom, who seems to show up in web searches in various Hoosier sporting events, is the son of one of my cousins.
Please, accept no imitations!
*Please note, that while I'm known as Big Nick, this is not my real name, and I'm not really all that big. Of course the original Ray's was founded by a guy who wasn't really named Ray, his name was Ralph, and he was a mobster. Even though I'm called Big Nick, my real name is neither Nick nor Ralph, and for that matter I am not a mobster. I was exposed to racketeering at a young age however. My sister Tina "Tin Ear" Trippel, started her life of crime at a young age, regularly shaking me down for snacks by threatening to not let me watch the TV show I wanted unless I produced the requisite payoff. Starting with extortion, Tin Ear forced me into increasingly more violent crimes. Whenever she found bugs in her room, she forced me to "rub out" the responsible parties. I have since moved on to a honest life as systems administrator in New York. Sometime after the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, however, Tin Ear moved up to Michigan, forming her family out of a part of the Dittenber syndicate in Midland.
Experts in monitoring organized crime report that this family operates in seemingly legitimate businesses in the traditional mafia domains of construction and pharmaceuticals. Of the two businesses, the latter seems to require quite a bit of legal maneuvering in order to avoid government prosecution and Tin Ear is actively involved in these efforts. In intercepted emails, Tin Ear has also acknowledged operating a gambling ring, but sources indicate that revenues are down in this years receipts. Nowadays, her current associates, Mark and Mike, take care of the bugs for her, and those caught often wind up "swimmin' with da fishes." Tin Ear had better be careful however, as rumors have that if the government ever gets a hold of the newest member of her family, she'll TALK!