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Totally radical article, Wil. (sorry. Couldn't help it.) Like Eric in PA, I've been thinking a lot about my childhood of late, and this brought back memories of saving up my lunch money for video games at the local arcade, on the corner of Magnolia and Katella Ave in Anaheim. It's not there anymore, and I couldn't remember if I tried all the different games I played there, but I remember the sights and sounds. Thanks for the awesome article.
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It's amazing just how bad some people are at driving. They don't focus, they don't know the rules of the road, and they think it is their right to drive. I recall a bad one from October 2000 where I watched a little compact get hit headon by a Lincoln on a rain-soaked rural road. The lady in the compact was lucky to be alive, despite the fact that she didn't have a seatbelt on. She was a mess. The family in the Lincoln, which was deposted upside down in a ditch a few feet away, where unharmed. I was only a few car lengths behind the compact. Every day that I get in the car with my kids I wonder if this will be the day that some meathead who isn't paying attention or just left the bar is going to plow us down.
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I voted at 8:10am, with the polling place only a short walk from my apartment. A beautiful day for a walk, even if short, the air crisp and clean after a few days of rain. I felt confident in my vote (Obama! No on 8!), and was on my way back 5 minutes later. Certainly the most historic election I have ever voted in.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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I think both rules are great. As a parent myself, I can see where they would be handy to keep the game fun rather then a drag.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2008 on Gaming with kids: rule 17b at WWdN: In Exile
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I still have the Basic and Expert boxed set rules, and the modules that came with them, Keep on the Borderlands and Isle of Dread. I got introduced to the game in 5th grade. I've played so many different RPGs over the years, but I always come back to this one.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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I was there not long after it first opened, with a couple of my band mates at the time, one of which was not a Star Trek fan, but we got him to go anyway. He had a good time, particularly afterwards in Quark's bar drinking some bizarre concoction called a Warp Breach. That drink makes people do silly things like walk all the way down to Dive Restaurant (anybody remember that place?) after imbibing one. Of course, we shouldn't mention that we went to the first run-though of the day, about 10am or so, so our warp cores breached by the time lunch rolled around. Ah, memories. Sad that it's closing. Even more sad that Star Trek has faded enough from peoples minds to cause it's demise.
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That's awesome! A well deserved honor. I really enjoyed his tenure on Heroes, BTW.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2007 on oh my! at WWdN: In Exile
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As a musician who isn't part of the whole major label process, this RIAA business really pisses in my Corn Flakes. I can't stand people telling me what I can watch or listen to, and that's what this amounts to. RIAA can piss off.
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Great post, Wil. I only hope that when my kids are that age, and perhaps ask their dear old dad to come by and speak about his interests, that I perform as well as you. Yeah, I get a weird feeling in my gut when I drive by the old high school, amazing how it still affects me 18 years later.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2007 on on writing . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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Now that you mention it, yeah, Heroes does remind me of Watchmen. I think I'm going to dig that one out, it's been a long time.
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In a way those two songs do have a lot in common (In The Flesh and She's So Heavy), but I'm guessing that Glimour and Waters might have subconsiously channeled the Beatles when they wrote it. I couldn't get into "Love" either. The concept didn't do anything for me.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2007 on love at WWdN: In Exile
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Another recomendation for you, Wil: Jaco Pastorius. He tends to fit into the Jazz/Fusion catagory, but his music was Jazz all the way (at least to me). "Word of Mouth" is a good starting point.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2006 on all that jazz at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow! As with a lot of folks who posted here, your blog reminded me of some childhood memories as well. In fact, we have some similar memories due to age (I'm 34) and location (I lived in Anaheim/Stanton until 1984). In fact, I was just telling my wife last week about going to Thrifty for ice cream, playing games on the Atari, frequent trips to Disneyland, etc. Oh, and the smog. Summer in the Southland isn't complete without smog. :) I can't remember if we had ON TV or SelecTV. Anyway, thanks for taking us down memory lane.
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Awesome article, Wil. It reminded me of when I was also dropping quarters at the local arcade, playing the classics. I had no idea that you used to play bass. Very cool.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2006 on Future Shock: W2 + E3 = ROCK at WWdN: In Exile
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