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DetroitChris
Neptune Beach FL
Interests: History, Scifi, BMWs, rat rods, hardcore punk, bass guitar, graphic design, intelligent commentary, witty banter
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Papa Smurf controls the sky, man! HE. CONTROLS. THE SKY!
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I gave in and tried twitter when you mentioned being in awe about having 50k followers. I started to think I must be missing some awesome Wheatonisms, so I signed up. Now I get all my news from twitter. When my dad was in the hospital, I kept the family updated through twitter. I am now in daily contact with friends and relatives I hadn't spoke to in years. Then I got Tweetdeck and the game changed again. Suddenly, I could make a tweet and send it to my facebook, which I hardly looked at prior. Now I am in contact with a huge number of people who were only memories a few months ago. People actually read my blog now. I am in awe over how a simple idea like twitter has changed and integrated my life.
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Yes! I lived in Redmond, WA. at the time, so I was in the same time zone. I struggled to wake up in time, but when I could it was so worth it.
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Yea, I might like Akira... a lot... http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2792/4330870339_f7ed689cd7.jpg My earliest anime memories are of G-Force (that's what I thought it was called) and StarBlazers, followed by Robotech. I think after my Shockwave tattoo, a Yamato tattoo is in order.
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At first I was going to say something like, did the photographer tell you to think sexy thoughts for this shot... but after this post I just feel like i need a shower or something. Yikes. Although, when I was a teen watching "Dauphin," I did wonder what could have been if mighty morphing auntie hadn't broke things up...
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Ordered! And yes, Picard is responsible for my addiction to Earl Grey. I have no idea how much tea I have consumed since the '80s, but I would not watch an episode TNG without it, and now not a night goes by that I don't have a cup. I have an instant hot water tap just for the Earl Grey.
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I got about halfway through this post and had to start over because I did not believe it. I thought I had to have missed the punchline somewhere. How could I have NOT known Wil worked on Star Trek? How could I NOT have recognized his voice any of the times I saw it? Lunacy, I tell you! So happy for you, Wil. Heck, I'm happy for ME. I have another reason to like the film and watch it over and over.
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Darn the complex multi-posts: 1. I have a few years until my step-sons can put me though that. I have noticed it is THEIR fault that I get up at 7, though. 2. That recipe will be transferred to my wife. Sounds like something we can both eat for a change. 3. You went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Wus. I still refuse to go in there. 4. Caffeine=mind control. 5. My first game system was Pong. Two switches, Two knobs, white plastic angled case, faux wood sticker on top. Freakin sweet. Second was Intellivision. I'm 6 months younger than thee. 6. I would be MORE likely to want and audio version of Memories if it was released episodically. That idea is full of win. 7. I'm not trying to comment on all the sections of the post, so I'll stop now... Except to say that I am writing a research paper on Environmentalism in Star Trek and may be soliciting your comments on the matter, because that would be awesome.
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Ha! When he said that I was on my feet pointing frantically at my bookcase towards MY MIB autographed Wesley Crusher action figure, shouting "I have one! right there!" My wife rolled her eyes, "uh, yea... I know." Interesting how my non-geek wife and I laugh at totally different parts.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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5:10pm and still playing that song. Not a bad song, but I really was looking forward to hearing Wil on my way home tonight! Guess I will have to wait until I get home. boo.
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Purchased! Happy! I will NOT be waiting for the electronic version. There is something about an ink-and-paper book that takes up space on my shelf that makes the work somehow more important, more valued, more permanent, and I suppose even more loved. I am also much more likely to reread it or just flip through it if it is in my face on the shelf and not buried on my hard drive somewhere. I feel for the trees, but I like my books. Although the thought of umpteen volumes is frightening, as long as I buy them every time they come out, the credit card will not scream.
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Like I said on twitter, you were GREAT on Leverage tonight. And yes, the wardrobe looked completely natural, right down to the shoes. My wife and I were both slightly giddy when you first appeared, but when they said that you were the Kobayashi Maru, I sorta came unglued. My wife looked at me with that "did I miss something?" look. I said "Star Trek" the same time as the show, and she gave me the "it figures" look. Since you were the baddest of the bad guys, I suppose that means your character will not be reappearing?
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I was at Cheesecake Factory in the not-distant-enough past, and I could not decided what to order. I decided to see what their specialties were and pick from that list. I then realized that every page in the rather large menu said, "Specialties" on it. Unfortunately for our waitress, she arrived right at that moment to take our order. "What are your REAL specialties?" I asked. "They are in the menu." "But they all say 'specialties'." "That's right." I slammed my fist on the table, which was even less stable than the average. As the glasses crashed back to the table top, I had already opened my mouth to express my displeasure. I masked my embarrassment at the loud table incident, by cleverly speaking even louder, "They can't ALL be specialties! That means NOTHING is special!" She stared for a second, along with the rest of the room. As she turned silently and walked away quickly, my friend said that very appropriate word... "...dude."
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If it was really Michael Bay it would read, "I felt like Goofus when the studio did not spend enough on my Transformers."
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2009 on more than meets the eye at WWdN: In Exile
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Congratulations! This is very exciting. But now I'm curious in what context you used "Bat Country" more than once...
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Wil, PLEASE get Nolan into an advance driver training course, and not the kind the state teaches. I teach advance driver safety for the BMW Car Club here in Florida. I'm sure they have them in your area, too. A driver is only as good as the tools in his toolkit, and they cannot get that just sitting in a classroom or a few hours of regular driving. My "little brother" is 20 now and still driving the car he got at 15. Most of his male friends have wrapped their cars around something by now. I'll be in LA for my honeymoon the week after July 4th (I emailed you about it.) If you would like I could give Nolan a lesson, I'm sure my wife would quite happy to allow it (especially if she gets to meet you.)
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I have been trying for 30 minutes to form my thoughts about this subject, but I as so conflicted I do not know where to start. I am glad that my kids can do the things that I did as a kid, and not get shoved in lockers, not get gum stuck in their hair, not get half-full beer cans thrown at them by passing jocks in Camaros. I am glad that when someone calls them a "geek," they can smile, rather than wait to get spat on and called a "fag." But when I see these so-called celebs claim to be geeks, it pisses me off. Did they pay the same price I did? How dare they claim my badge! Woa... hello childhood anger. So, I suppose that is MY problem with this video. I took my badge of shame and made it into a badge of honor, and in the process I applied my own definition to the term. My definition has room for sub-categories (car geek, sci-fi geek, game geek) but the core definition does not have room for the cool, popular, jock types. So is the problem with them, or with me? Yes. As the definition of "geek" changes in culture, how I define myself and my culture will have to change as well. This might be painful. Looks like I need my own blog post on this.
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Don't worry about pulling out all the stops on the first episode. Just let it flow naturally. You do not need to define the purpose of the book here, or in any other chapter. That is what introductions are for. Shoot, there's nothing wrong with explaining your issues writing this particular entry right there in the introduction. Not that you need to apologize or anything in the intro (I think Beverly Crusher taught me not explain why I will fail before a performance). But just say what you told us above. You are known for your transparency, that's what makes you so interesting. So just roll with it. Oh, and the line about him being French = classic. My soon to be wife is French and I tease her like this all the time. She will love it.
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Yes, apparently Wil has "resurfaced." As if he has been hiding in a cave philosophizing with the Horta for twenty years. Sheesh.
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You're teeth are way straighter than mine. But I'm not an actor. Nobody cares if their historian's teeth are straight. And you did a great job on the show. I just wanted to yell, "shut up and let Wil speak." I would have knocked that goofy coffee mug off the counter in about 10 seconds of speaking.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2009 on hey, look, that's me! at WWdN: In Exile
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And what about Omicron Persei 8, and the one called "O'Neil"? Maybe that's in another episode.
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HA! I think I just laughed harder at "Whesley Chrusher" than I did at the Toby joke, and that's saying something. Now my face hurts.
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I would have found that hilarious! And I'd duck a lot.
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Whil Wheaton AND Henry Rollins in the same building?! Ahhh! I'm actually swooning. Slightly nausous that I cannot be there. I really want to move to California.
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Fantastic work. I was like "hey, why did someone else do Horace... wait... Wil? Awesome!"
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