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Wil, since you're going to be back and forth between the US and Canada, can I maybe ask that, at some point, you put up a comparison of your experiences going through American and Canadian security screening? As a Canadian, I don't have a direct stake in the TSA process, but CATSA (the Canadian equivalent) has recently introduced backscatter scanners and an opt-out policy. I'd really be interested in your impression of the differences between the security procedures in each country. The way that the TSA treats US citizens is reprehensible - I want to know if my government is doing the same thing.
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Hey, Wil, are those Soft Paws on Freddy Snowpants? If so, kudos on being kind to kitty!
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2010 on [bee | pu]rrrrrrrrrrrrrr at WWdN: In Exile
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If it's any consolation, Wil, my first thought when I saw the exchange wasn't "Man, that Wheaton's a jerk!" It was "Geez. That's out of character. I bet there's something behind this. I'm sure Wil will make everything clear in the morning." And you did. In my mind, at least, this comes down to a misunderstanding of what Game Politics was saying. I even saw that last night. Your explanation here makes the misunderstanding a reasonable one - that history with the ECA and not seeing the original article explaining Game Politics was talking about *political* contributions lets me see where you're coming from instantly. It certainly didn't help that Game Politics misunderstood you, too - if they had seen where you were coming from, they could have explained they meant political contributions to the community. They probably wouldn't have said that idiot thing about your PAX keynotes, either. It's clear now that they probably meant that the keynotes and your other significant contributions were not political contributions, not that they were not contributions of any kind (obviously they were - and how). But without the explanation to you, there's no way you could have known that. It would look like a dig at you - either an ignorant one or a malicious one. So. Yeah. In the end, a bit of an overreaction to a misunderstanding on both sides. Not the end of the world. I would have said something, too, if it were me. That you posted this here is certainly to your credit. I wonder if Game Politics will be as gracious to you as you were to them when they post their account of last night.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2010 on in which wil goes HULK SMASH at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh, Wil, for the sake of those of us not going to PAX, please, please, PLEASE tell us that the AqInc session will be available to listen to online at some point. Edit: And as for people getting all tied up in knots over you having time to chill and have fun? I doubt there will be too many. You deserve a break, after all!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2010 on My 2010 PAX Prime Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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Man. I actually came across this on StumbleUpon before you posted it here. So, you know, good reaction on the Internets, there Wil.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2010 on In which I am a HPOA at WWdN: In Exile
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No need to worry that your second bit didn't play right. It worked out just fine. Also, I appreciate the unintentional parallel between ending on a numbers station track and then immediately launching into a very long list of context-free names.
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Gaw, dammit. I didn't actually want to come off as a demanding dick, there. Just quoting The Simpsons, 'cause, y'know, "Radio Free Burrito," right? Really, I do appreciate that you take the time to record the things, Wil.
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I think we can all ask, heartily, "Where's my burrito?!?"
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Huh. Y'know, when I saw the photo of you in the shirt, I could have sworn it was Scott Meyer who made them, but I couldn't find a link on his website. It's been driving me crazy. Thanks for settling that, Wil!
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Oh, I know. I just prefer to read drama into everything - makes life more interesting.
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So... Wil... you know that thing about stealing from everywhere shamelessly for your D&D games? I think Gabe stole that from you. Shamelessly: http://www.penny-arcade.com/2010/3/15/dungeons-and-dragons-and-theft/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pa-mainsite+%28Penny+Arcade%29
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Okay, you know how you say that you enjoy listening to podcasts by people who are very interesting to you? That's why I listen to RFB, MotFcast, and the D&D podcasts. Yes, this is just gratuitous praise, but you deserve it. Pat yourself on the back, sir.
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Once again: We had over 14 feet of snow last winter in Ottawa.
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No, but an uninterrupted supply of McAuslan Oatmeal Stout does the trick. Unfortunately, it's hard to find that far south...
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No, it's a charity run by the fine folks at Penny Arcade. They run it every year to buy whatever is needed to make children's stays in hospital a little less shitty - toys, video games, paint for the walls. Anything that is needed, really. You can find out more, here: http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
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Yeah, it's a trade-off. Some sort of Faustian deal, as I understand it. Sure we can survive the cold, but if a Canadian sets foot south of the 40th parallel, he or she will immediately burst into flames.
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* Obligatory Canadian dismissive attitude to the CALIFORNIAN complaining about the "cold" * Really. I'm from Ottawa - we had just a little more than 14 feet of snow last winter.
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Memories of the Futureshop? Oh Wil... you are SO going to get sued. http://www.futureshop.ca
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From the FAQ in the post announcing the book's release: Q: Will this be in regular bookstores? A: Probably not. I'm an indie publisher with razor-thin margins, and since the vast majority of my customers are online, it just doesn't make sense to end up with a few cents on the dollar per sale, which is what would happen if I were to get this distributed into bookstores. I've blogged extensively about how and why I publish the way that I do. If I can find the links to those posts, I'll add them here. http://www.wilwheatonbooks.com/memories-of-the-future-volume-one/
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Memories of the Futurecast will be pleased to know that some of us do actually read the shownotes... and enjoy them. Memories of the Futurecast should also know that the jpeg in the post is broken.
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Ah. Sweet, sweet closure. The way the episode cuts Chris off in mid-sentence did not help. I've actually had an indefinable sense of unease since I listened to the episode last night. I, for one, seriously hope there is a fourth series - and I expect you to be there.
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Dammit, Wheaton! I must have closure!
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Bulldozer screwing with you in the morning, eh? Did you by any chance put on a bathrobe and then lie down in the mud in front of it?
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"While I obviously can't control what people decide to do on their own, I wanted to publicly apologize to the guy who wrote the column, even though he insulted the hell out of me." That right there? That's why you're a class act and whoever wrote the article isn't.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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