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Lynn's Twitter feed said "Venetian/Palazzo" for next year https://twitter.com/Lynn_Allen/status/274619882153312257 I agree with the Mandalay, unless you are going to issue everyone Segways. Other than Vegas, it's not easy to find a place that's inexpensive (hotel wise) and can accommodate 8-10K people. One of the main reasons it's Vegas and that week is because it's the slowest week in Las Vegas, and you can get hotel rooms for nothing. Also, everyone can easily fly to Vegas, as I believe it is the number one US City with the most direct flights from everywhere around the world (between Vegas and Orlando, and let's not go through that Swan and Dolphin fiasco again) SF and SD are too expensive. Austin would be interesting, as would somewhere like Nashville. Ultimately, it needs to be a hub city for ease of travel, or a fun, inexpensive city.
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Wil, not sure if you saw this...but there are two words you should know about based on this episode: Cthulhu Gloom
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You'll need to go to http://www.tntdrama.com/video/, click on the "Unlock the Drama" area, and a pop up will appear with the 15 or so Cable/Satellite Companies they are partnering with for this service.
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ah, but what about those folks who were bringing an OmniBot?
Toggle Commented May 31, 2012 on Good News, Bad News at WWdN: In Exile
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Interesting...I remember doing this in MicroStation 20-25 years ago, it was called EdG...glad to see something like this is coming back.
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I think I just sharted....that is great! For those who are looking, it's Turlock, CA. And definitely, Warp Drive is the winner
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Collating makes me hungry: http://imgur.com/09RrL
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2011 on in other words... at WWdN: In Exile
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I use the Neti Rinse (the negative pressure squeeze thingee), I swear by that as well. As far as the soup, I do almost the same recipe, but I put it in a crock pot on low for about 6 hours, or throw in some nice whole wheat pasta for some kickin' minestrone.
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Do you find yourself (or any other writers here) holding onto ideas in a notebook or somewhere else for another project, or do you just keep them in the back of your mind for something else...or just let it go altogether? I know as I write (and similarly to what you said), if something doesn't fit right there, you toss it...but I try to keep something somewhere (for me, it's in a moleskin) of neat ideas that may not fit in this particular context, but may fit somewhere else. I ask because I see both sides, and have gotten advice from both sides: some say "never throw away an idea, always save it" and others say "chuck it, if it's good, it will make it's way back"
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oh, an 80s video game duel would be so sweet....Robotron at 20 paces
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2011 on So... this is happening. at WWdN: In Exile
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Wheaton's Own is cool, but you'll need camel packs or some kind of straw system....I can't play Robotron AND Drink at the same time.
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The home fire burning;the kettle almost boiling...But the master of the house is far away...
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ok, I missed the "Does NOT define" in the above thing...silly typing...
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One thing I have always admired about Wil is that this movie (nor does any role or any specific show or movie) define who Wil is. You see many train wrecks on TMZ or ET or wherever who were akin to one-hit wonders in the music industry: they made one great movie in their life, and then milk it as that defined their life. Wil isn't a one-hit wonder, and he hasn't let any media pigeon-holing by the media define who he is a person or as a working artist. He's not an actor, he's not an author, he's not a blogger(*), he's not a voice-actor, he's not a gamer, or a self-professed geek...he's all of these and he continues to move forward. And of course, we now add budding home beer brewer. I'm not trying to make this an "I <3 Wil" post, I just really appreciate someone who is genuinely excited about their past, embraces it for what it is, and doesn't let it define the future, but uses it as a tool to guide....and doesn't use the media to exploit it. He's just this guy, you know? Happy 25th, Wil....and to all of us who enjoyed "Stand By Me" *(Most important to me, he had the original Soapbox, it's where I met my wife!)
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Happy Birthday, Wil! At least you're not in a toll booth on the Kansas Turnpike today...
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point!
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While Wil's Bearded Lager is a cool name, I'm hoping for "Frakes Beard" as a possible name. But only if the brew is cool enough, of course.
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Save the last family with Robotron....great game, first one I remember where you moved with one joystick but shot with a second one, not a button. I still am in favor of somehow having a WWDN weekend at the Fun Spot in Laconia, NH. If you aren't familiar with the place, you should be. I'm hoping for a Discs of Tron tourney myself.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on the value of a quarter at WWdN: In Exile
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Matthew Sweet...nice. I recommend the "Under the Covers" albums with Susanna Hoffs.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2011 on FedCon Day 4 at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't normally recommend a product, but my wife and I went to Ireland last year, and we used a product called "No-Jet-Lag". I jokingly called it "speed" because it's little white pills, but it's homeopathic, and it really helped us adjust when we traveled. Unsure if anyone else here has had experience with it, but I like it.
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Wil, whenever we fly home to Vermont, we fly to Manchester, NH and drive north. And every time we drive up I-93, our car somehow steers itself towards Weirs Beach. And there, in all its splendor...is the Fun Spot. Now imagine being 40+ in a warehouse full of all the games you knew as a kid as you plunked your tokens at your favorite bowling alley/Aladdin/ and the kids asking why there isn't an A/B button. "We didn't need no stinking A or B!" So I feel you there at Game Stop...enjoy the time. A Wheaton-a-thon meet up at Fun Spot would be a very cool event, eh? (for those not familiar with Fun Spot in NH, go rent The King of Kong, or go check out http://www.funspotnh.com/)
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Love XKCD. Not to shrill their ware, but check out their shirt: http://imgs.xkcd.com/store/imgs/raptor_square_0.jpg
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2011 on raptors at WWdN: In Exile
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Marvel has Captain ☠☠☠☠. Isn't that enough? On the DC side, I will always have a soft spot for the Marvel family. I grew up reading the Shazam comics, and always thought DC has done such a disservice to "The World's Mightest Mortal!" Hopefully they'll straighten that out soon. I always liked Kirby on the DC side from the 70's...OMAC, New Gods, and then the original Eternals on the Marvel side.
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If you are liking Thor, I highly recommend the Walt Simonson run (probably one of the best runs ever). Between the Casket of Ancient Winters / Malekith the Accursed, Beta Ray Bill, Kurse, The Hela curse...it's just one of the best ever.
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I was going to ask if he was Gooey, Screwy, or the ever-popular Ratatouille
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool. at WWdN: In Exile
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