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Back in college, a roommate of mine worked at a B&N, and was able to bring home books to "borrow" from time to time. One day he came home with "Black Holes and Time Warps" by Kip Thorne. It is an interesting read if you like the history behind the science, as well as the science itself. I read the first couple chapters of it, got hooked, and bought it next payday. Another one to add to your ever growing list of books-that-I-would-read-if-I-had-the-time.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Books I Love: Hyperspace at WWdN: In Exile
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I used to pump quarters into all sorts of arcade games. How come the "newer" ones arent nearly as much fun?? 1. Time Pilot '84 (at the Fays Drugs near my house growing up). 2. Xevious (at the Model and hobby shop). 3. Gyruss (Loved the Beethoven rendering in Arcade sound). 4. Dig Dug (who ISNT amused by killing things with an Airpump?). Honorable mention to: Mr. Do! played more pinball in my teens and college.. so my Favorite was The Simpsons (at the Clemson University Student Union) Hey Man! We're both underachievers!! thanks for the stroll down fond memory lane!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2009 on nostalgia overload at WWdN: In Exile
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I would be very interested to know the following factiods: - in general... do you actually find time to attend many -Cons and such that you are not participating in? - do you get recognized and bugged a lot at such functions that you are not participating (and thus "expected" to be recognized)? I bet you HOPE every time that you can get your geek on in relative anonymity (sp?).. just wonder how often it actually happens.. It IS good, however, that you are able to axctually gain HP rather than having them sucked out of you; by needing to actually BE somebody instead of just relaxing and enjoying. Does that make sense?
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2009 on very quick orccon recap at WWdN: In Exile
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Just want to add my 2 cents.. which is really just echoing a couple common sentiments here: - WE follow YOU... you dont have to do anything different. If WE dont like it, WE will just have to deal. - WE accept the fact that you are a popular guy, and cannot (and will not) reply to each one of us. We also understand you may not even notice all of us all the time. We get that. We will deal. - "I" follow You... because you are a guy who has many of the same interests, hobbies, likes, etc. Your "celebrity" gives you access to a lot of things that the rank and file Geeks do not. Then you choose to share. You dont have to do that... but be advised: it is MUCH appreciated. - "I" also follow you because you communicate well.. both in style and presentation. I like the way you do what you do. You make me laugh as well as think critically. I enjoy the challenge, and the diversity. Thank you for giving us these peeks, Twitter or otherwise...
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I have to admit Ahnold qualifies as a guilty pleasure for me. I stop to watch just about all of the "Action" related movies. I have to mention a couple that were left off due to their questionable SciFi connection. COMMANDO had to be the cheesiest of all: "Remember Sully when I told you I would kill you last?" "Thats right Matrix... you said that........" "I lied" I loved LAST ACTION HERO... for nothing else than the sheer bluntness of the snark on action movies. Having the nerve gas delivered by the dead Mobster farting? Classic!
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My dad once told me "opinions are like a$$holes, everyone's got one'. I later learned that the relationship is very high when considering: - the times you have to invoke said manta, and - the amount of a$$hole the opinion giver is I for one enjoyed ST:TNG for what it was: an hour's worth of entertainment. I was too young during the run of the show to really pay attention to both how innovative and thought provoking it could be, as well as how cheesy it could be. having said that, until I stumbled across your blog (from a link from a 100% completely unrelated blogger), you were a guy who was on a famous TV show and a movie I liked (Toy Soldiers).. not one character.. but a guy. and prolly one that "regular" guys like me would never know. Learnign about you as, well.... as you present yourself here, BIGtime eye opener. A regular guy who "happened" to be on TV and in some movies. One who is as geeky as I am... no WAY! Guess what i am saying is, whatever people who dont know you may think, the people who do "know" you know the truth. And its a good thing. take some solace that MOST people who have an opinion of you are not needing the mantra...
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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I am very curious about how you were able to grow up on the Adams division... did you live on this side of the world at some point? Now, I grew up in Upstate NY, and being 1 month older than you, I grew up on ALL of the same things, including that era of hockey. I was lucky enough to have cable when it was really first available to the general public. My cable included WSBK for the Bruins, WPIX for the Rangers, WWOR for the Islanders, and a Chicago station for the Blackhawks (maybe WGN.. dont remember). I really had my pick those years. Lucky since there wasnt any pro of college hockey within an hour of me. I see you anguish about your Kings a lot... I now live in Raleigh and get to anguish about my 'Canes (though they are a bit better after the coaching change). I would say something here that I am sure you are aware, but bears repeating for anyone who doesnt know: if someone can't understand why people are passionate about the sport, then they need to go see a game or 2. It converted my wife in only 2 outings (a real sports fan, but didnt know squat about hockey). Having said that, it really makes me want to SMACK those players whenever they play in a lackluster manner. I'd kill for that level of talent/ skill.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2009 on collecting random thoughts at WWdN: In Exile
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I enjoyed the 2 part series of "Wil '08". It would seem there were many more high points (that you shared with us)than low ones. If that is accurate, then I can wish for you to have at LEAST as good a 2009 as 2008 was. May the lows be fewer, the highs more frequent, and let awesomeness abound. Plus, you may choose from the following: :+5 to Save vs. Random Stupid People (drivers included) :Temporary +(2d6) short term boost to Charisma. 10 charges. Good for new TV part auditions and job interviews. :+5 boost to Good Random Encounters with cool people. :+10 HP, and 25% boost to Save vs Random maladies and illness. Have a great '09 experience!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on the 2008 year in review, part two at WWdN: In Exile
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Here is a thought for all us geek wannabes: the contest to say how many of the 64 "teams" you know well enough to describe to someone who is not of the geek world. I admit to knowing quite a few... but not all of them. It's bad when you fail you GeekSave.... F
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Whichever holiday you choose to celebrate, I hope it is as good as it appears in the "after" photo... For me, my son recently turned 2, and is just starting to get the idea of Christmas and Santa and stuff. He announced for us about a week ago that "Santa bring me a ball. A Different ball." (cause he has like 10 already). Our holiday was made watching him plow through his loot Christmas morning (and amazingly still playing with all the stuff so far). And me playing the Ralphie's dad prank and making sure he found his New Ball last of all.... Not sure how old your kids were when you got to do Christmas for them the first time... but I know I speak for all the parents when I say that my son's laughs and gasps of surprise and delight are all I needed this year.
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A most joyous of occasions made even better by the b-day of a man who has contributed to much of my favorite gaming stuff. I take a moment to be in awe, give the mandatory "I'm not worthy!"s, and wish many more! F
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2008 on Happy Birthday, @RedPenOfDoom! at WWdN: In Exile
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Love Munchkin... but don't get to play it nearly as often as I like. If you have never played Chez-Geek.. it is WELL worth the time, even if you have to make the time. The same group that plays Munchkin also plays Chez-Geek around our place, among other cool card games. We also get a huge kick out of Fluxx (saw the tweet so I know you know this one)... and Guillotine (Richard Garfield did this one). One good thing here is that there are plenty of choices for a good evening of uncomplicated gaming with friends. thanks for the stories.. as always.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on in which munchkin is played at WWdN: In Exile
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When I first wathced ST: TOS I never knew the she was Nurse Chapel.. but I was young. Didnt get to appreciate it until much later.... However, Lwaxana Troi was easily her best. She pulled off the overbearing mom that we all dreamed about.. and dreaded at the same time.. just perfect. It was so believable that she WAS that character. That is the best compliment I can think to give to someone acting a part. She will be missed... even if for some reason mainstream media hasn't picked it up.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2008 on a moment of silence, please. at WWdN: In Exile
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Second the idea about a story or 2 about Majel if you happen to have them... Haven't played a good game of D&D in years. Unfortunately, a combination of a toddler son, lousy job, and all extra time and $$ being SUCKED away by M:TG- they don't lend to a lot of good gaming time. I am, however, waiting un-patiently (sic) for the podcast of your adventure to be available. BTW... know where I can get the Dark Tower sounds as .wav files? I want to use them as my Windows default sounds... they are PERFECT. LOL.
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Wil ... Am I the only person who wonders, after watching you play a very convincing serial killer (and not apparently changing much about your appearance other than clothes), what the Wife thought?? It was funny... I saw the kinda forced bubbly thing I am used to seeing in most TNG episodes in that scene where the FBI interviews you; then you totally switch it off, and turn on the sicko vibes in a most convincing fashion. I am no expert, but I thought you did very well. Best of luck on future parts!
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2008 on Criminal Minds: Production Begins at WWdN: In Exile
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Well, you have done the impossible... you have made me de-lurk. Never thought it would happen. Only been reading your blog for a couple months, but I am both impressed and pleasantly surprised at what I have found here. Know that picking up a book or 2 is in my future, but only if the Royalties are promised for something... well... joyfully distracting. :) "Inner Light" is by far my favorite episode, and I am delighted to find that not only is it one of your favories, but of your friends here too! Thanks... not really sure why. Just.. thanks. PS: how about flying to the East Coast so us locationally challenged types can have a chance to say hi in person? just sayin...
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2008 on Criminal Minds News at WWdN: In Exile
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