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Thomas Barker
Signal Mtn., TN
Hey, I'm just this college guy from TN
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I'm sorry for your loss. Dogs are so dear to us because we can have deep relationships with them. Plus, unlike our human friends, they can not talk back to us. Or tell us that we look stupid. So in a way they have one up on our human friends. Unfortunately, I can't donate any money to your cause because I'm a college student. Glad you reached your goal though.
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Everyone in colleges across the country (including here) are telling students to barricade themselves in their dorms, and not go to class if you have the flu. I mean, how many times will a private institution ask you not to come to class?
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It looks good Wil. The 60's did produce some pretty great images and designs. Some that still survive to this day. Will we still be able to buy copies off of your website?
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What a great episode! You were a perfect opposite for the Hacker. I would love to see you in future episodes, and thanks to the vague ending I might see you on there again. I think last night was good for you. It boosted your morale at a time when you would need it.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on Leverage - The Two Live Crew Job at WWdN: In Exile
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Once she comes in, you'll have an easier time dealing with your grief. That's in a way good that this is your son's first loss. I still remember that time I came out of practice one Saturday six years ago to find my mom waiting by the car. She told me my cousin had died unexpectedly. That was such a punch to the gut. Or that one road race where I saw a young kid my age die 10 feet in front of me. Young people should not die before their parents- this fact made both situations that much harder. But if you've got family to help you share the grief, it does make it seem more bearable.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sorry about the dog. We had to put our lab down a few years ago. As strangely as my family thought, it really hit me hard. When I was younger, I wanted a dog about as bad as Billy in "Where the Red Fern Grows". It's difficult because without our knowing, they slowly become our friends. Our family.
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I don't have very many followers, but I have received quite a lot of spam private messages. I really hope they can nail those bastards to the wall. Little piss-ants like that aggravate me to no end. Sorry about your flooded @replies tab, I know I've only sent a few.
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Forgot something, I know the people in Brownsville had a great time at the Stand By Me cruise-in this year. From the looks of things, this movie has really been getting some attention lately.
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Wow, what a great picture! I have to admit, I saw Stand By Me and that's what drew me to your other work. (Not like you've ever heard that before?) Now I'm a reader of an actor/writer's blog, who is about the only one of his kind in LA who doesn't "think his crap don't stink". I would love to post this picture on the site,(giving credit of course).
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It does suck when the sun wakes you up with laser beam accuracy right in the eyes.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2009 on just another day at WWdN: In Exile
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I really liked the last paragraph. Looking forward to reading it.
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Yeah, that sweater probably would have scared the piss out of Chopper.
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Have a good birthday! I only turned 20 last week and I kind of know how you feel. "I'm much too young to feel this damn old". I guess it's just weird to finally leave the teenage years. Here's kind of a birthday present if you haven't already seen it: http://standbymemovie.webs.com/
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I was lucky enough to have known 3 great-grandparents when I was a youngster in the 90's. It was fascinating to hear how their mode of transportation went from staring at a horse's ass, to riding in cars. Then I remember them talking about how they watched the moon landing with a group of friends and family, on those huge furniture style TV's. When they were young ones themselves, the idea of WATCHING MEN LAND ON THE MOON on their TV would have been a laughable notion. As a history nerd, this scenario never ceases to amaze me.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on let's go to the moon at WWdN: In Exile
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That book does look pretty cool, historical fiction. Now that's something history nerds like myself could enjoy!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2009 on the clockwork century at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I think that you are proving quite well that you don't need a traditional method of publishing. This is inspirational to up-and coming writers who find the task of having their work published daunting. It might even get people who did not want to publish their work because of the difficult process, to go ahead and publish. And crap, I can't believe I fell for that RicRoll.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2009 on ...and the livin' is easy. at WWdN: In Exile
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What a great story! I was also thrown back to the past yesterday when my younger brother was shooting fireworks. I used to think that the coolest thing to do on the 4th was to shoot bottle-rockets into the pond behind my grandparents house with my much older cousins. It's funny how time flies.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2009 on from the vault: fireworks at WWdN: In Exile
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