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Dave
Wirral
I love travelling, technology, real ale, and the natural world.
Interests: Spending time with friends, taking an active interest in what new technology is in the pipeline, enjoying a decent pint & indulging in pleasures such as watching re-runs of Frasier & the Wonder Years (on the rare occasions they screen it over here in the UK!)
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Really sorry to hear this sad news, Wil. I'm sure Ferris would've stayed with you all for longer if she could've...sounds like she was a truly lovely dog. When the shock of all that's happened these past few hours has faded, you will still have all the happy memories of times you spent with her to comfort you.
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Many & varied are the rites of passage we all feel we must pass through in order to successfully make the transition to adulthood. As a child, I couldn't wait to be an adult, so that I'd no longer be the child..."children should be seen but not heard", my grandfather would say if I attempted to speak up & voice an opinion about something which was under discussion in our family. I knew that once I was an adult, my status would be that of equal, not subordinate at last. Like most of us, though, I'm guilty of falling into the trap of thinking the grass is greener on the other side...oh to be young & carefree again!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2009 on from the vault: fireworks at WWdN: In Exile
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Glad to hear you're enjoying working on this show so much...I've never really watched the BBC show, Hustle, which from what I can gather seems to have inspired Leverage, but remember it was seen as super-cool due in no small part to the presence of Robert Vaughan as Albert Stroller...if he were any more laid-back, he'd be horizontal! Must be nice to have a break from Los Angeles, though, even though you're away from your family.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day two at WWdN: In Exile
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Ah, Wil, the guilty Saturday evening TV pleasures such as Knight Rider & Airwolf...they were usually on in the early evening on ITV - inevitably it'd be a lovely sunny evening, so I'd want to be out enjoying the lovely weather, but the draw of finding out what new adventure lay ahead for Michael Knight was impossible to resist! In all my 40 years on God's green earth I've never yet managed to travel to the US, so sadly cannot share the magic of what it must've been like - sitting in the magnificent Pontiac TransAm which was KITT...a magical experience for people such as you who got to enjoy it! I remember reading that David Hasselhoff was hopping mad when a child ignored him & just gawped at KITT at some promotional event years ago...foolish of him to seriously think that he was the star of the show...of course it was car! KITT was like the perfect cyber-friend...wise, caring, supportive & able to fight it's way out of a tight spot & save Micheal's hide to boot if need be...but if circumstances dictated it could just melt into the background too. You knew that if Michael hit the "Turbo" button, he would soon be out of trouble, courtesy of KITT. It was much the same with Airwolf - when Jan-Michael Vincent shouted: "Turbos, Dom", to Ernest Borgnine's Dom, I'd be in heaven...off the super-copter would slingshot, easily outrunning the baddies threatening our heroes...great stuff! What's so lovely to me as a lover of technology, though, is how show's such as these sought to present advances in technology & gadgetry as marvellous things that had the potential to make life so much more fun & less stressful for all of us. A message which is just as relevant today as it was then. I know gadgetry isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for those of us for which it is, shows like Knight Rider continue to do a great job of spreading that message! Thanks again for rekindling some happy memories from long ago, Wil!
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