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Wil, I am soooo with you on DSL. Sign the petition!
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So great to see you coming to terms with your time on TNG. Really was a great show overall!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2009 on the one with the Nanites at WWdN: In Exile
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Interesting title to your blog. Mine is http://randomreaction.blogspot.com !
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2009 on Get Excited and Make Things! at WWdN: In Exile
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Very nice! Congratulations on your love and success! I am approaching 20 with my best friend, so I totally agree!
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All condolences to you Wil. We lost our black and tan pound pup a couple of years ago, and Ferris reminds me of her. I wish you well in your grieving process.
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I'm sorry but that video just rules. One of the best things to come off the internets.
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The awesomeness level of this is hard to measure (as are the further contributions of the community). I know you are an actor and you are imitating your own expression, but your accuracy in replicating that expression just seals the meta-deal. Also wanted to point out the flailing of the Miis at the last section of the shooting game in Wii Play. They are really freakin' about being taken away by flying saucers!
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Just had to say how awesome the new profile pic is - the sweater, the resemblance, the ironic eyebrow lift. Perfect.
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Totally with you on Weeds and TDN. I had to pee really bad towards what I thought might be the end of the movie, but went anyway, only to find out that it was really near the middle....Heath ruled for sure, and MLP is awesome, and beautiful. The Starbucks straw in the mouth thing definitely sexy, but not the 50th time...
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2008 on it's the only way to be sure at WWdN: In Exile
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Oops - you got to it before I did!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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Don't sell yourself short; your words are eloquent as well - I love the line about deeply and deliberately dividing, but I think you probably didn't mean to have the "they" in there. I talk about a similar concept (a lot) less eloquently here:Random Reaction: The Wars Have Been Berry Goot to the Republicans. Depressingly cynical I know, but scarily accurate. "Wag The Dog" and all. I voted for Obama too.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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Not needing the job...and getting it. Letting go of the need for validation...and getting it. Getting older may suck in some ways (I know from whence I speak!), but wisdom and "centeredness" have their rewards. Congratulations on having the right frame of mind, which led to success! Having said that - great fit on a great show, which celebrates geeks, math and science, and I think does a solid job portraying real male relationships. Fascinating inside stuff on the audition process - looking forward to the show!
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I have experienced it for sure, especially the evil DRM. I have also been reading a financial analyst who is very into the revolution concept. You'll need to search a bit, and he writes for a subscription site as well, but he is Cody Willard, and he is at http://codywillard.com now, and has been at http://thecodyblog.typepad.com/ , and at http://realmoney.com (pay subscription). You can find some free stuff of his at http://thestreet.com. He has also started a network of "Revolution" sites, starting with boomrevolution.com. "You can't stop the revolution!" (and no, I don't get anything for pimping his sites - I just think they're relevant to your question!)
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks for the mention in the broadcast, but it is definitely not my poetry. I credited Little Feat in my post (It's from the tune "Old Folks Boogie") http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/08/you-know-youre-.html#comment-81156869
I like Little Feat's version: "You know that you're over the hill When your mind makes a promise That your body can't fill"
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2007 on You Know You're Old When: at How to Change the World
Awesome - congrats Will! Can't wait to get a copy. I just gave my 6 year-old a bike for her birthday and got much the same reaction. As we were riding down the street the other day, about a month after her birthday, she exclaimed, "This is the best birthday present EVER!"
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STAR TREK ROYALTY?! Now that's more like it! Sounds like a very cool project. Bring back Wesley and the Traveler!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2007 on someone's listening at WWdN: In Exile
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Great to see you move from being embarrassed and angry about your Star Trek experience to a real appreciation (in previous posts), and now being able to laugh about it. We're done here! But hopefully not done with writings about Star Trek - keep 'em coming!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2007 on LOL Trek at WWdN: In Exile
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Yes! I can't claim to have changed my background before finishing the post, but I too was in need of a change from my Hubble shot. So true about Star Trek and good science fiction - they present a positive vision for the future, while exposing our present follies. That is one of the reasons I loved First Contact - it presented a fantastic vision of the early days of the Star Trek story. But it also reminds me of something ironic that was done when FC was broadcast on TV (on ABC, I think). The morons actually edited out one of my favorite lines in all of Trek. Picard is talking to Lilly, Cochran's assistant who has been transported to the Enterprise, and he says something along the lines of "...the economics of the future are somewhat different. The pursuit of wealth is no longer the driving force in our society." Why was this simple, short, yet important piece of dialog cut? I have many theories, but the most cynical one is that the fat cat execs at ABC like the economics of the present just fine, and didn't want any such revolutionary thinking to be broadcast.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2006 on beauty, mystery, and perspective at WWdN: In Exile
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Just so, David! I have wanted to comment on this, but I am glad I didn't because it wouldn't have been as spot on as your post. I haven't seen much of the Wesley-hate out there, just heard about it, but I thought that in spite of some of the dialog, the character was as he should be, and evolved quite well. I was actually disappointed that the plot line of Wesley and the Traveler was never revisited. I expect that it is darn near impossible for Wil to be objective about it all (and not having read JAG or DB, I'm not all that well-informed), but I agree that he should give himself a break. I think of it like being embarassed by old home movies, except these are seen by millions who feel the need to comment on it. The heck with 'em - you were an important part of Gene's vision, and that's what matters. And think of how many times Wesley helped save the day/Enterprise/Universe!
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I don't want my first comment to be negative because I love reading your blog, and I have a lot of respect for you and your work, but gotta defend the Boys and their fans. OK, let me get this straight: you like Grateful Dead music, you download and listen to live shows, you might even dress the part when going to a show, and incense is/has been a big part of your life. But you have this uncharacteristically unrestrained animosity towards the overgeneralized category of hippies? Sounds like you have some of their tendencies. From what I have read of your blog (most of it), you wouldn't tolerate that kind of intolerance towards other groups. "Hippies" are usually pretty harmless people - save your animosity for people who deserve it. Disclaimer: GD fan, not a "hippie."
Toggle Commented May 30, 2006 on wind water at WWdN: In Exile
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