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So where is the photo of the die?
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on epic wil ... ll ... ll at WWdN: In Exile
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Although I do not drink Wil, my son does. I will try to come on down with him. Business is pretty good right now but I think I can get away for a half day. Maybe take in the Wild Animal Park for a few hours and then head on over. As it is 2:30 in the morning, I cannot wake Robert to ask him but I will let you know. Will try to get back to sleep. Bill Mann
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I am hoping Wil that this line "There is a lesson here about not giving up. There's a lesson here about learning from your mistakes and applying that knowledge, instead of wallowing in self-pity." came from the article I gave you at the UCLA book fair. I hope so. Congrats and have a great 4th. Bill
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Not sure why you keep doubting yourself. The key is not how well you write but how well you are read. That you are well read is quite evident as you keep having to go back to the printer for more books. As they say in London, the proof is in the pudding. However save the blog entries so that when you start your next career as a professor at UCLA teaching creative writing, (yes you are good enough for that and then some) you will have a course outline. Now quit the b/s and get MY book finished so I have something to read besides the damn politicing I am going to have to endure until November. Bill M.
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Congratulations. This however had better not hold up the next book. Glad to see you getting back into the genere of the old Wil Wheaton. Bill Mann
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2008 on wil's big news of the day at WWdN: In Exile
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Good going Wil. You are pervasive, coherent, and put forth a good argument. But I am still going to vote for McCain. Bill
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I was going to say something about the first time in NY gaff but two people beat me to it. Besides, if I call you on it, you may throw a book at me next Sunday whether David has my credit card in his hand or not. Maybe though I should make some dig about the dog supporting Obama. Nah, I had better let that pass. He is having enough problems already. (giggle, giggle from the McCain supporter here) Glad you liked my old home town. Bill M.
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Mr. W. If we are not gushing praise, telling you how great you are, how suave you are, and all the things that swell your head, can we still come? If we tell you that you are almost OK, a mediocre actor and a fair blogger, but buy a few books, will that make up for praise? See you there. Actually David will see you there. He wants the autographed books. I just want to read the new one you had best be finishing soon. And NO, I will not be bring the pie. Some day I will have to show you the photo of me getting the pie in the face at one of my birthday parties. (If you see me standing behind David, don't go throwing a book at me. It is my credit card he will be using.) Regards, Bill
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So Mr. Wheaton, how does it feel to be the only one surprised about the sell out? I do believe (you folks out there correct me if I am wrong) everyone on the readers side of the blog knew it was going to sell out long before the boxes showed up at your warehouse. When one writes well, is interesting, and is a true human being, then one does not need a million dollar ad campain to convince us to lap up your words. The words alone convince us to lap up the words and come back looking for any left over crumbs. Again Wil, congratulations and I wait for the next blog where you are surprised that your next book has sold out. I am getting up in years so do not make me wait too long. Bill Mann
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Why Wil does Hollywood have to re-make movies? Watch the original 3:10 to Yuma. THAT is a western. Now that you got me started: Watch the original 12 Angry Men or Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember" instead of the Titanic. And how the hell (or in your words, how the fuck) do they remake Pschyo? The original Ransom was a great movie. I would never have paid to see the new one (and I did't. I waited until it was on HB0). But anyhoo, welcome back to the world. Shake off the cobwebs and give me something to read. I get tired fighting my neighbors who are still trying to stop the 710. Opps, sorry. You probably also want to stop the 710. Bill M.
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That was a swipe at me in South Pas Wil. You know what two of my Doctorates are in. One can ALWAYS learn something from history. Remember that if one does not learn from history, one is doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. I am not going to tie that into the pre-surgery Obama postings, but thou gets the drift. However I do appreciate the Jack Smith style. Keep it up. Get well soon so you can push for your boy and nullify my vote with yours. Billie Boy
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2008 on i don't want to go on the cart at WWdN: In Exile
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As the rivulets follow the waves to the sea, So may his blessings follow thee. (Flora B. Mann - 1906-1975) Get well soon. I need someone to bring me down off of my high horse every now and then. Bill
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2008 on just nod if you can hear me at WWdN: In Exile
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I must apologize. I used the word Arab when I should have used the term Muslim Extremist. I also did not mean to imply that anyone was ignorant. I simply meant to imply that one who does not learn from history is bound to revisit the mistakes of the past. We are in a world wide war against terrorism, and whether one likes it or not, that is the state of the world. Neville Chamberlain put his head in the sand and World War II was the result. I am smart enough to know that I am not going to change anyone’s mind. Especially someone with a very liberal bent. Hopefully there will be enough moderates and conservatives around to protect them, their right to their views and their way of life. I shudder to think of what Anne Wheaton’s life would be like if she were living in Pakistan instead of Pasadena.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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JHP, I fully understand where you are coming from. I carry two bullet holes in my left wrist from my time in Viet Nam as a Lt. in Army Intelligence. I fully agree with you that being in Iraq has made the Arabs hate us. Although it makes me wonder why they hated us when they took down the WTC, before we invaded Iraq. Or why they hated us when they tried to take down the WTC years before they finally succeeded. Or why they hated us when they blew up the USS Cole; Or took our Embassy employees hostage for a year and a half; or when they blew up the Marine barracks; or when they killed the Israeli Olympic athletes in 1972; or when they took down the Pam Am 747; or when they took the Air France to Uganda. I guess that our invasion of Iraq was the cause of all of those events too. Oh what a short memory the American public has. Ignorance is bliss.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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I was also proud yesterday Wil. I took time off from being a Precinct Coordinator, supervising 14 polls for the county to cast a vote for McCain who will protect you from the extremists who have vowed to kill you and me. You may not like it, but someone has to protect you from those wishing to do you harm. It may not be great, but without intelligence, sooner or later someone is going to walk into Paseo Pasadena or the Great Mall of America and show us what they have been showing London, Madrid, Israel, Baghdad and too many other places to mention in this short post. However I do appreciate you going out and doing what you so passionately feel is right. With your passion, how about volunteering to be a poll worker in June and November so that the polls will be manned and that either your man or woman or my man can become the next president? Bill Mann
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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Good choice there Wil. Fortunately I voted for McCain yesterday. I guess that is one of the differences between Pasadena and South Pasadena. I will be supervising 15 polls in Pasadena next Tuesday, so I will keep it honest for you. But even with your post, I still love you. Aww. Ain't that sweet?
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Doesn't it gall you to have to pay O'Reilly for something that you wrote?
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2008 on good news, everyone! at WWdN: In Exile
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Go down to Raymond Avenue and smell the flowers as they are pasted onto the floats. It is guaranteed to cure you. Hope you feel better enough to take some time and watch the Parade. But you will probably enjoy the game more than the parade which makes us different. A Healthy, Peaceful, Prosperous 2008 to you and yours. Bill M.
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I had a great Chanukah and wish you and yours a Very Joyous Christmas and a Healthy, Peaceful, Prosperous 2008. I have about 20 of my kids stopping by tomorrow so it will be a busy day. Bill Mann
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Keep up the good work Wil. I am sure you are going to be sold out before dinner. I am on Jury Duty tomorrow so I have to get down to the factory and get everything ready for tomorrow as I will not be there.
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Congratulatons Jess. You are going to LOVE it. Wil is an amazing writer.
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Jessika, Do you want me to purchase one for you? It is a GREAT READ. I already read the paperback. Bill Mann
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Mr. W. If I buy one for Jessica, can you ship it to her? She can pay me later. Or does P.P. only let you ship it to me? Bill
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or maybe it is because of the damn fake train chasing you down the trestle so many years ago. :-)) Bill M.
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That is $3.71 per California Book Wil. That can add up very quick and cut into the kids tuition. I would be more than happy to send that in separatly. I am also a small businessman and want to be fair. Bill Mann
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