People have asked me, what’s behind the name Zippypickle? Well, my name is Brandon Zipp, and my friends just call me Zipp. During my freshman year in high school we were at track practice, and I still remember the interaction well. While standing in line waiting to do the long jump, a classmate that I didn’t know asked my name. I said Zipp, and he pondered for a second. He then responded, “I’m going to call you Zippypickle.” I’m not sure where he came up with it, but it was unique and fun. When it came time to register for my first hotmail email address, I tried a few combinations with Brandon and Zipp, but the basic configurations were already taken. So I tried Zippypickle, and poof- it has been my go-to nickname/username since then.
At one point I thought I would start a brewery or a business called Zippypickle, and even sketched out a logo for it. What could be more fitting than a cowboy riding a bucking pickle?
I recall someone saying that a cowboy riding a pickle would be too phallic. Hence the molecule as the logo for the Zippypickle blog…