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OK - Tell RYAN he rocks! That is awesome... atmosphere and gravity - ROFL!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on A troubling realization at WWdN: In Exile
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MacGod is now following Wil
Dec 28, 2010
Wil Wheaton and the Seven Smurfs! Not exactly Disney Friendly!
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Love it. What a great story. I am trying to instill in my family/kids the value of being 'present' in the moment with people and not getting caught up in some video game or watching some ipod/iphone. My kids don't do that at restaurants or events and we enjoy each other's company. It will mean much more to them when they grow up and start families of their own, but for now it is enough that my wife and I are getting a lot out of it now. Thanks for sharing, Wil
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Hey Wil, I did one up - I like your book choices and just decided to purchase from Amazon! Anything to help and support good authors! You turned me on to Cherie Priest and that was a phenomenal choice! Bill
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Many Blessings! Cheers, Bill
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LOL - great video proclamation - hope you feel better. Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2009 on in which a proclamation is made at WWdN: In Exile
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Great Podcast Wil - I can't wait for the book. B
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The cool thing is... I live in San Jose, CA and I can attend this! AWESOME. I missed Wil's readings down in L.A. (too far to travel) and with 3 kids, a wife and my other 'adult' responsibilities, I cannot make an event like PAX up north... So a quick ride on the freeway for 55 minutes and I will be in Geek Nirvana. (I have purchased my ticket) Hopefully they will be recording/filming at some level and posting online for viewing... A live webcast would be cool... but probably, logistically, won't happen if it is not already planned/ready to roll. Cheers, Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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Great cover Wil - Cannot wait to purchase. Keep your ideas/stories flowing - you are a very good story teller and entertainer. B
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In my former life (1991-1994), I was a volunteer firefighter for a small municipality in Saratoga, CA (around San Jose). Did my certifications, got my EMT credential and did a lot and saw a lot. Two things I take away: 1. I never get 'used' to the sight of or decimation that can be caused by a traffic accident - It always pumps the adrenaline and luckily my rescue instincts kick in and take over - sort of auto-pilot 2. It always amazes me how many assholes are out on the road that contribute not only to the first accident, but to any subsequent accidents - pull your heads out of your asses and drive safely. Every day I get on the road and hope that today is not the day I meet up with an idiot just not thinking correctly or just has no driving skills at all. Kiss you wife, hug your kids and thank GOD it wasn't you today - looks like a critical success roll to me. Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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Good article Wil, I agree with you on all parts. I am 37, spent most of my childhood and teen life being ostracized for my culture, my personality, my likings. I was not a jock, nor one of the cool kids. At a point in life when being a GEEK or NERD was a counter-culture you were thrust into un-willingly but came to accept and embrace as your own as you found that it worked for you. To embrace the other side and fit in with the Ken and Barbies of the world meant to conform and become part of the mainstream. This is not the definition of GEEK. Before we had a real definition and embracing, we were mocked and bullied for our ideals. I, thankfully, stood at 6' 2" during high school and was a very tall GEEK who because of my stature, thankfully, had something going for me in the realm of intimidation which kept my harassment down to mostly verbal and very little physical. Nonetheless, I seriously doubt the likes of Shaquille O. and most of those other 'stars' within the video had to endure such dissings growing up. I also like what Wyldfire42 said about (and I paraphrase) not deciding or passing judgement on these individuals because then we create this exclusionary group. But we should also maintain and protect our identity to a degree. We earned our badges of honor with harassment and humiliation. While the cool kids were invited to drinking parties and after football game events, I spent my Saturday nights, holed up at a friends house, planning adventures and campaigns or rolling characters and developing skills. We traded comic books and talked about super powers and some of us (this author not withstanding) played with G.I. Joe well into the 8th grade (sad, I know). I think we should embrace those who want to join and become part of our culture and educate them on what it means to truly be a geek. They may or may not find this culture to their liking and the wave of neo-geeks will pass us by and we will be left with our culture again. Then again - maybe this is where everyone gravitates towards. *SIGH* My two cents. Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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I am 37 (your age Wil) and just finished with a 2 1/2 year stint of braces to finally straighten my teeth. Go for it... you can be a super-Uber geek for the next 2 1/2 years of brace wearing and then you will love your teeth. BTW - great interview, as always you are an excellent speaker. Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2009 on hey, look, that's me! at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey Wil, I'll kick the fucker! No problem. I have several levels of filters running on my home mail server including grey-listing and some common RBL checks, as well as the weak JUNK checkers through Mail for Mac OS X. For the most part, I am saved from crap like this... but damn... if it doesn't cause all sorts of havoc with my company or some of my clients. What is even worse... is the calls that come shortly thereafter: ********************************** THEM: "My computer seems to have a lot of pop-ups now and my Anti-Virus doesn't work". ME: "Did you open anything 'questionable' or maybe accidentally browse to a site that asked you to install anything, recently" THEM: "No" ME: "Are you sure?" THEM: "No way" they look down or away from me ME: "OK, hmmm. Not sure the problem, but let's see if I can clean it up for you." What an asshole - I can check his History and see where he has been - douche! ********************************** That is usually the way it occurs... nuff said! Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2009 on in the country of the kaurava king at WWdN: In Exile
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You got to admit - Having BSG spoiled by Gil "Buck Rogers" Gerard is pretty damn geeky and cool! I loved that show (and still do when I can find it in re-runs). Thanks for sharing! Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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Great Post Wil - I like to hear about the musicians or artists (writers, photographers, etc. etc.) that would otherwise be missed by the mainstream and it is nice to see you standing up for them. I listened and watched the video and enjoyed what I heard, so much so that I went and purchased Zoe's two albums on iTunes "One Cello X 16" and "One Cello X 16:Natoma" A friend of mine (Paul F. Page) is an independent musician who has done a lot of instrumental piano work on his Mac, too. Think there is a correlation between artistry and Macintosh computers? Thanks for the 'Zoe' posting - keep 'em comin' Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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It seems it will be on sale again TONIGHT at midnight. If you go back to the original link - I think I read it will be 15.00 tonight instead of 10.00 Bill
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I am definitely happy for you WIL, but it is 8:27 AM and the shirt is gone... looks like it was gone a while ago. I agree - it seems like the had, what... 100 shirts for sale? that really sucks. They should just SELL the shirts for as a time period to see how well it does... I would have liked to have displayed my piece of Wil Awesomeness - guess not. :-( Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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Hey - Any Pics of the D20's who "did-or-did-not" take steroids to boost their rolls? Seriously - on Flickr please! Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2009 on very quick orccon recap at WWdN: In Exile
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I got mine, Wil! That was a no-brainer purchase. I should pay attention more closely next time and be sure to bring money to the conventions you attend to pick up these little gems - I was unaware you were doing this at the last comi-con you attended in San Jose. Thank you for making it available to the rest of us! Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2009 on sunken treasure goes on sale at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, Your writing does a lot to inspire a lot of people (at least to me it does). You are why I blog now and it has great value to my sanity (cheaper than a psychologist) and your stories are funny when they need to be and serious when the situation calls for it. I am glad you write and hope you continue. Cheers, Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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Happy Holidays... and blessings to you and your clan! Cheers, Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
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WOW! I am very excited about getting this book on audio now. I purchased the hardbound book last year - in fact, I am one of the 300! and I enjoyed it. So - why the heck purchase the audio book, too? I mean - how redundant is that? (question to people asking, why). Because of your audio book JUST A GEEK - I am sold that you are a very good storyteller and you helped me during my morning/afternoon commute - it was truly a pleasure listening to your voice, your stories as they unfolded, and the extra annotations during the reading were worth their weight in gold! For $19.72, a year I was born also, this is a quite a bargain and also... a nice little christmas present to myself! Have a happy holiday with your family and a blessed new year! Bill Teeple, San Jose, CA
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No virus error here (of course I am on a MAC) (insert evil laughter here). Funny - does look like a Family Guy cut-scene (good call Prof_Rocko). BTW - the video from Enjonel is pretty cool... Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2008 on presented without comment at WWdN: In Exile
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To Josh Crowder, The cool thing about this country - is you have the RIGHT to say what you believe. It doesn't matter whether we all believe it too - but if your post were to be deleted, suddenly, then you would begin to feel discrimnated against and that your opinion might not mean as much as the rest of the grouping here. Maybe GOD doesn't want it, maybe he doesn't care. You have a RIGHT to express that opinion just as the same-sex people have the RIGHT to the same state issued benefits bestowed by the State of California - not the LDS, not the Catholic church or anything like that. Religion is separate from Law. thank you for the opinion. Bill Teeple San Jose, CA
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2008 on Californians: Vote NO on Prop 8 at WWdN: In Exile
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