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Hey Wil, Have you ever seen this? http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/08/500x_startrekcasting.jpg Is it real? Who is JD Roth? Enjoy Washington
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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I too had a 'cringe' moment while leaving an Arby's drive-thru window. "thanks for coming....see you tomorrow".... I hit the brakes and put it in reverse, back to the little window (thankfully, no one was behind me) I said "tomorrow! why wait til' tomorrow?? You can see me again right now!" I got a blank stare...I put it in drive and pulled away again....and then I heard something barely audible...coming from behind me, very faint..."see you tomorrow!" smart ass
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I remember playing D&D in my friends living room in 1978. It was brand new then, my friend was the child of a University dean who knew Gary Gygax and we got all of the new stuff. (Modules, dice, figurines) We had the COOLEST dungeon master named Norm. He was a long hair when NO ONE was a long hair...I remember that if you would somehow piss him off during the game, a troll, ogre or Lucifer himself would be sure to sneak up and steal your +8 Ring of Smiting while you were sleeping. I can remember endless sodas, a big bowl of Doritos and my good friends sitting around a table full of papers and dice until midnight....man, who knew that those would be some of the best days of my life....
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I'd watch out. Your charm has always been that you're "just one of us geeks". This paying to hear you talk and to also read things that used to be on your blog for free strikes me a little like the time I was asked to pay $15 for David Carridines autograph...uh, no thanks.
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"Let us hope that the power is used to give rights and services to the people, and not to take them away as they did in California with Prop 8." What?? Who took any rights away with Prop 8? Prop 8 asked for rights to be given and it was defeated by the majority. No rights were taken away. Also, I wish people would stop acting like voting against Prop 8 was like nailing Jesus to the cross...no country has EVER allowed marriage to be between members of the same sex. The people who wanted Prop 8 to pass were the ones that were trying to reinvent the wheel and change the norm...not the ones who voted against it. Why stop at same sex marriage? How about men/women marrying more than one person? How about 3? How about 15? How about lowering the marriage age to 12 years old? How about 6 years old? Maybe brothers and sisters should be allowed to get married? Obviously, society has the right to determine where the lines are drawn. It has been that way since the beginning of time.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2009 on choosing hope over fear at WWdN: In Exile
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Just a reminder that as of today, there is no check and balance in the executive or legislative branches of government. The democrats basically can do whatever they want without any need of Republicans. Not what the founding fathers had in mind. I was against it when the Republicans had it all in the early 2000's and I'm not thrilled about now either. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2009 on choosing hope over fear at WWdN: In Exile
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A society has every right to determine where the lines are on this. We do it all of the time. Please don't make it into an equality or fairness issue because it is not. The lines are not blurred, like some would like us to think, they are solid lines. Let's see: You can't marry more than one woman or man (polygamy), you can't marry someone under the age of 18 (unless a judge says you can) you can't marry a first or second cousin (society has determined that 3rd cousin is okay) you can't marry a sibling, you can't marry an animal (there are groups who want to) etc. Society has drawn these lines. They are not unfair and enforcing these rules does not make us a bad or uncaring society. We aren't reinventing the wheel here, most (if not all) civilized societies have maintained that a marriage is between one man and one woman. Also, to those who want to continue to fight against what Californians have time and time again voted for, I would ask how you would feel if the votes had went the other way. Would you be questioning the validity of the vote? or would you accept the vote and begin living with it. I think, if you are honest about it, you know that your answer would be that the people had spoken and WE should live with it.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2008 on Californians: Vote NO on Prop 8 at WWdN: In Exile
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A society has every right to determine where the lines are on this. We do it all of the time. Please don't make it into an equality or fairness issue because it is not. The lines are not blurred, like some would like us to think, they are solid lines. Let's see: You can't marry more than one woman or man (polygamy), you can't marry someone under the age of 18 (unless a judge says you can) you can't marry a first or second cousin (society has determined that 3rd cousin is okay) you can't marry a sibling, you can't marry an animal (there are groups who want to) etc. Society has drawn these lines. They are not unfair and enforcing these rules does not make us a bad or uncaring society. We aren't reinventing the wheel here, most (if not all) civilized societies have maintained that a marriage is between one man and one woman. Also, to those who want to continue to fight against what Californians have time and time again voted for, I would ask how you would feel if the votes had went the other way. Would you be questioning the validity of the vote? or would you accept the vote and begin living with it. I think, if you are honest about it, you know that your answer would be that the people had spoken and WE should live with it.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2008 on Californians: Vote NO on Prop 8 at WWdN: In Exile
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I think it's ironic that my post that was critical (not mean mind you, but critical) of an Obama presidency was deleted. 2nd Ammendments a bitch, ain't it? Hey, whatever works for you, I guess. It's your blog. Just remember though, by not allowing me my 2nd Ammendment rights to free speech, you just did to me what you accuse the Republicans of doing all the time...using their power to shut up the little man.
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I think it's ironic that my post that was critical (not mean mind you, but critical) of an Obama presidency was deleted. 2nd Ammendments a bitch, ain't it? Hey, whatever works for you, I guess. It's your blog. Just remember though, by not allowing me my 2nd Ammendment rights to free speech, you just did to me what you accuse the Republicans of doing all the time...using their power to shut up the little man.
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Yeah, good luck to us all. Since Obama won: 1) Russia today threatened to start another cold war. 2) Israel threatened to go after Iran alone if needed. 3) Afghans threatened us today, too. It seems everyone is going to take a shot at the "kid" 4) Stock markets around the world have declined the most since 1987 in the 2 days since the election. 5) US stock market is down 10% in 2 days. Weakness begats weakness. Obama is weak, young and untested. God help us all
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2008 on four things at WWdN: In Exile
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Yeah, good luck to us all. Since Obama won: 1) Russia today threatened to start another cold war. 2) Israel threatened to go after Iran alone if needed. 3) Afghans threatened us today, too. It seems everyone is going to take a shot at the "kid" 4) Stock markets around the world have declined the most since 1987 in the 2 days since the election. 5) US stock market is down 10% in 2 days. Weakness begats weakness. Obama is weak, young and untested. God help us all
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2008 on four things at WWdN: In Exile
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"I know that money is tight for everyone, so thank you for not being dicks." You got a way with words, man. I'm a little teary eyed over here
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"I know that money is tight for everyone, so thank you for not being dicks." You got a way with words, man. I'm a little teary eyed over here
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Yeah sure...WE can work to save the planet but what are YOU doing to save it? As far as I can tell, you use up a lot more of the services than most of us do. Your books have felled many a tree, your many trips per year have burned many thousands of gallons of liquid dinosaur, your house probably has a little bigger carbon foot print than most of ours. I'm just sayin'... Let's see a little practice to go along with the preachin'.
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Yeah sure...WE can work to save the planet but what are YOU doing to save it? As far as I can tell, you use up a lot more of the services than most of us do. Your books have felled many a tree, your many trips per year have burned many thousands of gallons of liquid dinosaur, your house probably has a little bigger carbon foot print than most of ours. I'm just sayin'... Let's see a little practice to go along with the preachin'.
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Sorry about that...I meant $40,000 a year from 400 "true fans" or $100,000 a year from 1000 "true fans." Me no good at math. :-)
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Sorry about that...I meant $40,000 a year from 400 "true fans" or $100,000 a year from 1000 "true fans." Me no good at math. :-)
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TMI Wil....TMI. You sound a little like Steve Martin's bit about "1000 seats at $8 a ticket...no wait 10,000 seats at $100 a ticket...no, 10,000 seats at $10,000 a ticket..ONE SHOW...GOOD BYE" It seems a little creepy to me to be talking about getting $100 from 400 "true fans" so that you can make $400,000 a year. I mean, I hope you make $1,000,000 a year but I don't want to know the exact dollar figure per fan. Just keep those figures on the down low.
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TMI Wil....TMI. You sound a little like Steve Martin's bit about "1000 seats at $8 a ticket...no wait 10,000 seats at $100 a ticket...no, 10,000 seats at $10,000 a ticket..ONE SHOW...GOOD BYE" It seems a little creepy to me to be talking about getting $100 from 400 "true fans" so that you can make $400,000 a year. I mean, I hope you make $1,000,000 a year but I don't want to know the exact dollar figure per fan. Just keep those figures on the down low.
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Hi Wil, A little off topic, but I saw this today on You Tube and literally almost pee'd my pants. Is this us or what?? I think the South Park guys play a little too much Warcraft :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TepgDORPurw
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Hi Wil, A little off topic, but I saw this today on You Tube and literally almost pee'd my pants. Is this us or what?? I think the South Park guys play a little too much Warcraft :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TepgDORPurw
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Can we get some equal time with a picture of scary Pelosi in her burkha??
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2007 on and now, some lurking dick at WWdN: In Exile
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Can we get some equal time with a picture of scary Pelosi in her burkha??
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2007 on and now, some lurking dick at WWdN: In Exile
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I have an idea...why don't we not politicize HIV/Aids or Global Warming or Immigration etc.?? Politicizing an issue doesn't serve to solve the problem, it serves to get half of the people on one side of the issue and half of the people to get on the other side. As soon as an issue is politicized, it is doomed to not get the resources, attention, help it needs. No political party / ideology can lay claim to the erradication of AIDS. The erradication of AIDS, along with Cancer, COPD, Heart Disease, etc should be left off limits to the ones who would try to split this country just to get a few extra votes. The "religious right" and the "wacko liberal left" are terms that don't help but hurt. We are all Americans and I'm pretty sure that we would all love to wake up tomorrow and have AIDS/HIV be gone. To suggest anything else is a slap in the face of common sense and decency. Just my two cents.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2006 on It's World AIDS Day at WWdN: In Exile
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