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Eric in PA
Somewhere in Pennsylvania...
Geek. Rocker. Loudmouth. Funky Fresh Fella. I'll take things that describe Eric to a T for $1000, Alex...
Interests: I like stuff. And things. And women, lots of hot, hot women. And Guinness. It's good. I also like filling in interest boxes with stuff I like. It completes me! I also like pictures of me giving MTV Studios in Times Square the bird. They should bring back Music Videos. They're not very nice.
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Wow. Epic...
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2011 on 10 seconds of geek at WWdN: In Exile
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This reminds me. I must get back to gaming as well...
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2011 on back in flesh at WWdN: In Exile
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Curse my inability to make it to PAX East... I miss out on too much. Also, I hate snow and ice...
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Awesomesauce. Wish you had more time to do this regularly, your podcasts are always kick-ass...
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I get what I call Nostalgia Thumbs. See, what I did was went and bought myself a Droid Eris (suck it, iSmugs, Droid indeed Does), and loaded it up with all kinds of classic NES games. Now, touchscreen cleaning is a near-hourly ritual, and the gentle tap tap tap of my thumbs is becoming a familiar sound to friends, even over the clamor of L4D2. The best part? I actually remember how to get through the second quest of Zelda. Awesome ^,^
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And somewhere, off in the distance, the Hallilujia Chorus is heard... I thank thee ^,^
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Are you going to do something similar for PAX East if/when it comes about? I'm totally jealous of all the west coast Monkeys who get to do these awesome things!
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It looks like the kind of Sci-Fi short story anthology that you find sitting at the bottom of a rack in the Dollar General. Not saying that in a bad way, of course, because that's how I weasel my way into some GREAT books like Far Horizons and Redshift on the cheap. Like it, I do! Order one, I will! Stop speaking Yodese, I must!
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Awwwww :( Ferris will be missed by a lot of us Monkeys, not just for her being part of the Wheaton family, but for being a part of so many stories that we've read over the years. Lots of East Coast Monkey Love to all of you. Tonight, the pint is tipped for a canine whom we've come to know as an awesome pet. For Ferris!
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I totally LOL'd. Kudos!
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[Insert "East Coast" WHRRGRRBL Here]
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That does indeed sound nifty! And bookmark...
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2009 on the clockwork century at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm glad this article came along when it did. Lately, I've been having all kinds of nostalgia attacks, especially when it comes to the Arcade scene. A young ladyfriend of mine attending college joked about how she wanted me to take her to Chuck E. Cheese in Altoona, PA (which used to be a Showbiz Pizza, and I believe has one of the original retrofitted animatronic setups). I told her it wouldn't be right for me to walk in there: The last time I was there, the place was wall-to-wall awesome! Nowadays it's all about those stupid ticket-dispensing machines. A friend of mine and I discussed how much it sucked for Playland, an arcade across the street from Penn State University in State College, PA, to be gone, replaced by some stupid hipster eatery like a pita joint or yet another bohemian-wannabe coffeehouse. I harken back to the days of Bally's Aladdin's Castle at the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona, before the fire toasted the half it (and its successor Crocodile Alley) occupied. I still have an Aladdin's Castle token from there, amazingly enough. Great article, Wil. Sometimes, we just can't hold the memories back. When that happens, it's best to just live them through and take what we can from them, because it's the only way we can conceivably get those years back. Thankfully, your boys understand your fascination with old-school gaming, and from what I've read over the years, I'd guess that they rather enjoy sharing this part of your formative years with you. I'm hoping that video games can help me bridge the 30-year gap between myself and my son when he hits the pod-people age...
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What, no mention of PimpBot 5000? He'll cut you, fool... Seriously. This is a long time coming. Conan is awesome. Leno needs to just bow out and retire the chin-n-grin. His time has passed. Even Johnny Carson knew when to hang it up.
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Totally awesome! Congratulations to Mr. Okuda!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2009 on Mike Okuda to be honored by NASA! at WWdN: In Exile
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Sounds good, Wil! And hey, maybe you can call O'Reily and tell them that, five books down the road, you've actually written a book that can be marketed as a "Star Trek Book." And when your first few printings sell out (which they will, I'm sure), you can call back and enjoy even more smuggy time! Although we all know you won't, but still Fun thoughts.
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True story: At midnight on my 21st birthday (in the dark times of 1998) I went to CJ Barney's in Pittsburgh. There, I decided that my first legal beer would be a Budweiser. 20 minutes later, I was in my then-girlfriend's dorm bathroom ralphing it back up. Lesson learned. I haven't touched Budweiser, or any other American "beer" (other than Yuengling) since. Sorry, but I gotta side with Wil on this one, with one modification: There are also Anheuser-Busch products.
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Done and done, Ms.! Remind me to recheck the notification system on Blogger. And hey Wil, you might wanna read the comment Danyiel posted on my blog. She's absolutely right!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2009 on status updates and a keyboard cat at WWdN: In Exile
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Was wondering what was up with the expanded Happiest Days. I think this will count as the longest I've ever waited for an XMas gift. No matter, the wait is worth it, keep up the awesome!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2009 on status updates and a keyboard cat at WWdN: In Exile
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"Yes, Satan, I will plug the new Star Trek movie on my blog..." Dude. Possessed much? LOL Funny pic, though, should bring many clichèd laughs in the near future!
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Well, I'm certainly not using it in a nasty sense. Heck, I totally identified with Wesley, bad dialogue or not!
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Indeed! I was just having a talk about that sort of thing today with my buddy's dad. After I showed him my new John Scalzi book, he said "You know, I'm a Trekkie, and I'm proud. You see this?" He holds up his cellphone and flips it open a-la Kirk - "Star Trek, man!" Mr. Roddenberry was, in fact, a great thinker, and the world is a better place today because of him, I'm sure of it. That and he cast Wil here as his Mary-Sue character, so that just seals the deal on his awesomeness!
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What have I started?!? o.O And now we all come out of the woodwork!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2009 on happy jedi day at WWdN: In Exile
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May 4, 2009