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Here I was all excited that Wil was finally coming to Toronto... but it's really Richmond Hill. Here's hoping you get a chance to get into the actual city and sample a decent pub or two :)
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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I know I have better things to do than camp out ANYWHERE other than, say, the woods. Especially if I've driven all the way from outer Kooktopia to SDCC (since, you know, I'd rather spend time AT SDCC). But, assuming some of these people with too much time are actually fans and not profit-hounds, I can see why they'd feel hurt and betrayed. In their minds, they're showing massive dedication to their appreciation of your work, and their crazy minds think that, surely, you must appreciate this level of devotion. Not, that you'd think, "umm... why are you crazy?" But hey, that's what happens you irrationally idolize someone. I imagine that there has to be less-intrusive ways to get an autograph from you if they so desired. It isn't like your autograph cures cancer (unless it does, in which case - totally justified). Regardless, now you have this post to refer back to when people hound you. "If you were REALLY a fan, you'd already know how I feel about this." Kind of like all the Twitter followers who thought your sons were 6 months old or something and had no idea of your history with them. Anyway, if you want to reply, I'm the guy in the green Speedo hiding in your trash can who left the trail of Guinness leading from your front door to the garbage. Although maybe I should have waited until I knew you were home, so you didn't think it was a trail of Guinness from your trash to the front door... hrmm....
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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I love when Americans come to Canada and are enraged by the lack of Hulu, Amazon on demand, Netflix, etc, etc.. Canadians have bitched about it since we first couldn't access them. Why do they think we loves our torrents so much? Thanks for bringing some attention to one of the stupidest geo-locked travesties. We get all your shows, all your networks, and all your movies up here, but it would be a disaster if we could watch them on your websites. Funny (not funny) thing - I was visiting a friend in the States when Steam had their big summer sale on. I tried to buy something ON MY STEAM ACCOUNT and it wouldn't let me because my current location didn't match my home address. WTF Valve? You build a great online-delivery system and jam THAT into it? Because there's no way I could possibly be visiting another country and want to access you store.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2010 on random thoughts from vancouver at WWdN: In Exile
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"...it's a lot more awesome than just eating Chapstick." So you're saying that there WILL be Chapstick-eating involved though? I mean, I'm happy to see there will be more than that, but if EWW doesn't eat SOME Chapstick, I'll be pretty disappointed.
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Now, to make it even AWESOMER, it should have some of that heat-activated ink. So that when cold, it says "Tea, Earl Grey." and once the hot tea is added... "Hot." And you can make one of the Farpoint Jellyfish appear and disappear to. Actually seems kind of a appropriate if you think about how the episode had one, and then the other showed up...
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Why don't you come to Toronto? Tomkins did and it changed his life. You'd find much love here. Also, we have beer. Or at least go to Vegas in December - Nickerson, Otis, Pauly, and around 100 other people who indirectly owe their poker-based friendships to you will be there. You know you wanna. There's also beer there.
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Should be called "In Which Wil Learns Why People Have Immersion Blenders" I too have geysered the butternut squash soup. A couple times. You'd think you'd learn after the first, but NOOOOO. You forget how little soup it takes to explode. Stainless steel immersion blender is KEY for soup making. You can put it right in the HOT soup (hence the stainless steel bit, NOT plastic), and whir away without danger of geyser. At worst, you get a little splatter if there's not enough soup. And I don't know how the Whole Food soup is made, but the butternut squash soup I make (loved by many a poker-playing blogger I might add), involves no small amount of roasted garlic. Key ingredient.
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Wil Wheaton, the angle shooter... you'd better not try that crap at the poker table Wheaton!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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That sucks. My condolences.
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I just hope Marge was your designated driver last time. I'd hate to think you'd drive around looking for another seafood restaurant after all those beers (or did you say deer?). Fishing whilst drunk, however, is expected.
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Hardly and EPIC fail. That term is so overused, not like when we were kids and people knew what "epic" meant. Now, if you plagarized A Modest Proposal, submitted it, got published, and the sued... THAT would be an epic fail. Enjoy the downtime.
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Way to go Wil. What a great means of raising some money for a worthy cause. Shame I have no desire to go to Seattle. But you should TOTALLY come to Vegas this weekend for the Poker Blogger gathering. No doubt Pauly, Otis, Iggy, Change, and the tons of old schoolers coming out would be happy to see you. Wil AND Johnny Hughes in the tourney would be too much for most to bear.
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Way to go Wil. What a great means of raising some money for a worthy cause. Shame I have no desire to go to Seattle. But you should TOTALLY come to Vegas this weekend for the Poker Blogger gathering. No doubt Pauly, Otis, Iggy, Change, and the tons of old schoolers coming out would be happy to see you. Wil AND Johnny Hughes in the tourney would be too much for most to bear.
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Fie says I! I was at the first, and a good chunk of the rest... but I'll miss the last. Sorry Wil, but the chance to see Brand Upon The Brain! is quite rare, and I've already missed it once.
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Fie says I! I was at the first, and a good chunk of the rest... but I'll miss the last. Sorry Wil, but the chance to see Brand Upon The Brain! is quite rare, and I've already missed it once.
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Sorry to hear you were cut from the team Wil. Your Katrina tournaments are what got me to fork over some cash at the online felt and I haven't looked back since. I assume this means the weekly WWdN's will drop off too, which is a shame. A suggestion - sign up for Full Tilt now that you aren't a Stars team member. I can just see those same assclowns showing up and mocking you for being dropped now on Stars, it would likely be lessened at another site.
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Sorry to hear you were cut from the team Wil. Your Katrina tournaments are what got me to fork over some cash at the online felt and I haven't looked back since. I assume this means the weekly WWdN's will drop off too, which is a shame. A suggestion - sign up for Full Tilt now that you aren't a Stars team member. I can just see those same assclowns showing up and mocking you for being dropped now on Stars, it would likely be lessened at another site.
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I think I read Ender's Game too late, because it came across as completely juvenile and predictable. Then again, I've always been good at getting the twists before they're revealed. Oh, guess I should contribute. Here's an oldie: Gulliver's Travels. Satire and science fiction often go well together. Newer: Haven't read much sci-fi of late, but I'm still a huge fan of the Timothy Zahn Star Wars books, especially the original Thrawn Trilogy. I should point out that I generally don't read books set in a movie/tv universe. However, THESE are the books that should have been turned into a new Star Wars trilogy, hands-down.
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I think I read Ender's Game too late, because it came across as completely juvenile and predictable. Then again, I've always been good at getting the twists before they're revealed. Oh, guess I should contribute. Here's an oldie: Gulliver's Travels. Satire and science fiction often go well together. Newer: Haven't read much sci-fi of late, but I'm still a huge fan of the Timothy Zahn Star Wars books, especially the original Thrawn Trilogy. I should point out that I generally don't read books set in a movie/tv universe. However, THESE are the books that should have been turned into a new Star Wars trilogy, hands-down.
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Really? Chuckle? I dunno... it seemed pretty unoriginal, like explaining to non-Munckin players how the game works. Your story about playing it with Nolan and Ryan, now that was funny.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2007 on are you a munchkin afficionado? at WWdN: In Exile
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Really? Chuckle? I dunno... it seemed pretty unoriginal, like explaining to non-Munckin players how the game works. Your story about playing it with Nolan and Ryan, now that was funny.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2007 on are you a munchkin afficionado? at WWdN: In Exile
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Well, I've heard the gang initiation one before, but it wasn't attributed to anywhere specific. As well as the Disney one, but that's fairly universal since it IS Disney. That's about it from your list though. Anybody ever mention that LA is a little strange? :)
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2007 on and now, urban legends at WWdN: In Exile
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Well, I've heard the gang initiation one before, but it wasn't attributed to anywhere specific. As well as the Disney one, but that's fairly universal since it IS Disney. That's about it from your list though. Anybody ever mention that LA is a little strange? :)
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2007 on and now, urban legends at WWdN: In Exile
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Congrats on busting out without feeling robbed Wil. You got in with the best of it. Now, please... PLEASE, shave the goat. This lack-of-connection between 'stache and beard is just not working for you. So ends my daily style tip.
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Congrats on busting out without feeling robbed Wil. You got in with the best of it. Now, please... PLEASE, shave the goat. This lack-of-connection between 'stache and beard is just not working for you. So ends my daily style tip.
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