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Cheers to the UPS guys for going the extra mile. The guys at my local depot have been pretty reliable as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2011 on all dressed up with nowhere to go at WWdN: In Exile
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Adding No High Scores to my RSS feeds, thanks. I have always been frustrated about the general idiocy that surrounds game reviews. I don't think there's any other industry where products that are essentially broken on delivery still get 9/10's. Every iteration of a AAA title (Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, etc) gets an automatic 10/10. I don't pay any attention to the major gaming press and instead look to smaller sites like Destructoid, Rock Paper Shotgun, Giant Bomb, and occasionally Zero Punctuation.
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Love this conversation, especially the Rick Bayless reference. If you're going to use a dried chipotle, kids, Bayless recommends roasting it in a frying pan and then rehydrating in hot water first. I envy your location in Southern California, where all sorts of Mexican items can be acquired with relative ease. My wife doesn't like the spice, so we make black bean soup mild and then I add the kick when we divide into bowls.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2011 on Soup. Black Bean. Hot. at WWdN: In Exile
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Does IMDB know more about Wil Wheaton than we think? http://www.imdb.com/media/rm819240448/tt0103112
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My own Wil Wheaton story from PAX: I brought my 4ed Player's Handbook to sign because I didn't have anything physical from Wil, although I've bought three of his books. He wrote "Roll 20's!" when he signed. I also told Wil that I wrote a lot when I was in high school and college and that his writing made me want to start again. Rather than just blow it off, he said enthusiastically "You should!" I think that's one of the things that makes Wil great - he is quickly becoming the king of all things geeky but he never takes it for granted and is extremely respectful and caring towards his fans.
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Really amazing game Dave. My wife and I both really enjoyed it.
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"intentionally allowed myself just 5 short hours of sleep because I hoped against hope that I could somehow find a way get [REDACTED] to come back and rejoin me" So you didn't end up [HORRIBLY INAPPROPRIATE VERB] with [REDACTED] in order to [HORRIBLY INAPPROPRIATE MORAL CHOICE]?
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Jonathan sounds like the kind of guy you could spend hours with at a bar laughing your butt off. Glad you guys still get to talk on a regular basis.
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I don't imagine anyone here needs encouragement, but I have IMMENSELY ENJOYED both "Happiest Days" and "Just A Geek" in audio form. Wil is an AMAZING writer and speaker.
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I grew up in Toronto, then moved to Mobile AL where Storm Watch meant "Will the hurricane hit us or somewhere else?" After that, *any* melodramatic weather reports that don't involve tornadoes, hurricanes or storm surges seem ridiculous to me. I live in New England now, and the degree to which they go apeshit about SNOW is laughable. I mean if you stand out in the falling snow do you feel like the apocalypse is coming?
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2010 on moves by just like a paper boat at WWdN: In Exile
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I literally stopped the podcast as soon as I heard you mention the lyrics to "Cuyahoga," and brought it up on my iPod and was back in 1986 again. Thanks for that.
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Another great story by an awesome storyteller. I wish I could afford to hire Wil to hang out at things I do, just so I can read later how awesome they were. :-)
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LOL I should have said "oathed." Except "oathed" isn't exactly a word. Anyway, you know what I mean - when he dropped his voice an octave and busted out that Oath of Emnity, it was all kinds of win. You might not expect Aeofel to pick up the first round at the local pub, but you would feel secure going into battle with him.
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Poor Aeofel, no one cursed like he did.
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Ugh, sorry Wil I'm broke this month, but I will buy this when I have money because you were cool enough to handle this without lawyers. Guy who shall remain nameless, you are a dick and don't deserve Wil taking the high road.
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Hey I brew my own beer - can I get a Wil Wheaton reading? :-)
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I think you hit the nail right on the head. I was trying to sort my thoughts out on Wil's comment that the asshole driver was in his late 40's/early 50's. I see a lot of irresponsible driving (New England, worst drivers in the USA) and while some of those drivers are teenagers, more often than not the ones I'm seeing are middle-aged. I think whether it's a teenager or someone in their 50's, it's impatience that drives a lot of poor driving decisions.
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I don't know about this - what necessarily constitutes geek culture? Is throwing out the rules because they're old and tired and doing it on your own part of the DIY ethos or the geek ethos? Some of these people in the video (Leo Laporte, Veronica Belmont, Alex Albrecht, Kevin Rose, Felicia Day) are old-media people now striking out on their own on the web. Do they not count? Is being insanely passionate about a specific topic count as being a geek? Gary Vaynerchuk is super-passionate about wine, backwards-trained his palate before he was legally able to drink, and totally believes people need to get rid of the snobbishness around wine and make it something where everyone finds their own taste. Is being a geek being passionate about something that the majority isn't passionate about? Because all these people, regardless of how "internet popular" they are, are not really all that well known in our CBS/Disney/New York Times/Wal Mart world.
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Between this story and the ones from "Happiest Days," I need to ad Johnathan Frakes to my "not just buy a beer but a whole case" list. Cause, you know, I have every chance of running into him in a bar.
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1. Love the slow-motion "didn't mean to shut down the console" story. I've been there. 2. Hope you're going to get out to the East Coast at some point.
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I'm going to have "A Message To You Rudy" in my head all day now.
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Yeah, kinda what I thought. Imagine it's just the kind of thing where when you actually see someone "live" you get it. Hope you get more chances to work with him.
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At some point in the future I'd be interested in hearing more about Seth McFarlane. I don't know what it is about him, but whenever I see him interviewed, I get this feeling in my gut like he's really smarmy. I know he's *not*, and I can't get why the way he talks makes me feel this way. Anyway, have it all set up on the DVR.
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Did you get a triple-double?
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on in which wil has a good day at WWdN: In Exile
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Hate to be all "Get off my lawn" but the progenitor of live looping was Robert Fripp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frippertronics
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2009 on theresa andersson is phenomenal at WWdN: In Exile
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