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I see him looking up at someone, hoping that he doesn't get stolen. Again.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2010 on sells coal and marigolds at WWdN: In Exile
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Yes, it's 6 months old. And yes, it's still funny. I love it! My company just had our Christmas party, complete with the white elephant gift exchange. Guess what gift I submitted? Of course, I just had to attach a card that said "You're gonna love my gift."
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and another thing... I loved the reference to "DieWilWheatonDie," an obvious nod (nose-thumbing?) to the old alt newsgroup :) I, too, liked the fruit fucker shirt, but it would have been SO cool to see the "That's How I Roll" t-shirt. Any chance you tried to get them to let you wear it? Incidentally, I wore that shirt to the RenFest here in Ohio, and I got no less than FIVE cast members to break character and tell me how much they loved my t-shirt. +5 Geek Cred to Wil Wheaton (non-evil).
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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The Klingon line was awesome on two levels. First... the look of incredulity on your face that such a geek as he exists. Second, the fact that not only did you know that he was speaking Klingon, you knew exactly what he said! Classic! I liked when "nice Wil" emerged, and although you over-acted it just a bit, giving away the fact that you were going to yank the rug out from under Sheldon, it was still fun to watch. I, too, would love to hear your thoughts on this episode now that it has aired. I am curious to know how you feel about playing yourself, yet as a parallel-universe, evil version. When someone like you says "don't be a dick," and you play yourself as a dick on TV, don't you worry about people (read: idiots who believe everything they see on TV) perceiving you as a dick? Excellent job on the show. Hope to see more... it would be cool to see you return as a regular "arch-villain" of Sheldon's!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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I am the author of a book published by Wiley, and I have found the PDF version of our book offered for free. I know what you are going through, more so than I because you rely more on your sales than I do--my royalties are a pittance, requiring me to work a "real" job. I don't know that there is anything you can do, more than you have already. Just know that there are many of use who are on your side, and most of us will do the right thing. We're not all dicks. I completely understand you not wanting to link to his site. However, if there is any other personal information of theirs you would like to share, "Wil's Army" would be happy to make life hell for him. I'm just sayin...
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This absolutely must be webcast(ed?). It would not be a proper geek celebration unless it was fully geekified!
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One of the things we fans love about you is your willingness to share with us some of your deepest emotions. Over the years, we have shared in your joys of childhood, fears about growing up and about potential failure as a father, anger at various kids that won't get off your lawn. Thank you for sharing your pain and sorrow with us as well. I sincerely hope that it will help to bring you some comfort to allow us to share your suffering with you.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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A while back, my cat Cole died of a heart attack while undergoing an operation to free a blocked urinary tract. His death was so sudden, and for days afterward I was wracked with sorrow, as well as guilt. I felt that it was somehow my fault that he died. I have been moving my things to my girlfriend's house recently, and the other day I pulled his ashes down from the shelf where he had been resting, along with a photo of him. The old feelings came back, but it was no longer sorrow and guilt--just a sadness and longing that will probably never fully go away. I miss him terribly. I remember all of the good things about him (such as his love of playing fetch with bread twistie ties), and smile. Losing our pets is just like losing a beloved family member. It is never easy, and you will grieve for some time. It is obvious that Ferris was loved as much as he possibly could have been. You are not projecting -- Riley obviously knows that you are sad, and he is doing what he can to comfort you, in the way he knows how -- by being there for you to cry on. I know you know this, but it's always good to hear: all of us "Rileys" out here feel your pain, and we welcome your tears. It will get better, but for now, it's good to cry. We're all very happy to know that you are a decent, caring human being. Not that we didn't know that already :)
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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Perhaps retelling some of your Ferris stories will help you... I am sure I speak for most of us when I say that I would enjoy hearing them.
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My condolences on your loss, Wil. Losing a best friend is never easy.
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Ok, I don't really consider it a rickroll if I know it's a rickroll before I click on the rickroll link. Am I right? Besides, if I'm gonna be rickroll'd by anyone, I would rather it be by hWil hWeaton. Oh, yeah, and congrats, good job, blah-de-blah on the writin' stuff. :D
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2009 on ...and the livin' is easy. at WWdN: In Exile
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If you own the design, redo it for a few different colored shirts, and sell it at CafePress or Zazzle. I'd buy a couple more if they were available in different colors!
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You are right. I do believe that all shows, even "mindless cartoons," deserved to be examined on levels deeper than perhaps the creators intended. All creations are a window into the human condition, and those who desire to look through that window should not be summarily dismissed. I certainly did not mean to imply that one shouldn't take the show seriously. I personally opt to consume some popped corn, put my feet up on the ottoman, and laugh at the silly (and often crude) jokes. That is what makes humanity so enjoyable: the ability to examine things at whatever level we desire. One only has to look at Star Trek to grok this. Some choose to see it as a fun romp through space, with adventures along the way. Others like to enjoy the story arcs throughout the series, enjoying the development of the characters as they experience life in 24th century space. Still others love to pick apart every scientific nuance, poring over technical specifications and diagrams, attending conventions, and making Star Trek a large part of their lives. Everyone has their own level of enjoyment. I am merely attempting to help someone who has a problem viewing the show on one level to perceive it in another way, and perhaps not take it so seriously. Boycotting the show is certainly an option, but maybe taking a breath and looking at things from a different perspective is another good option. I doubt Family Guy will perish because s/he didn't take my advice :)
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Ah, yes, ok. Even better... since it was a Klingon who replaced her as head of security :) I did feel some pity for Tasha when she was killed for no reason, but I didn't really like the character much, and I wasn't a big fan of Denise's either. Stewie killing her after one line was quite funny, though.
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I really don't think it's possible for Family Guy to jump the shark, in the truest sense of the phrase. Everything Seth writes is a potential Shark Jumping moment, and it always comes off as ironic and funny. That's what makes TFG so good! The episode was called "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven." The show was about Meg, and you could have taken Peter's offer to grab the remote. The TNG part was the sub-plot. Would it have been cool to have that as the main plot? Sure. But I think it's very cool he wrote it at all, and especially awesome that all of the cast members offered their voices. Good things come in small packages.
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Well, knowing Wil as well as I do (which, of course, is not at all except from his writing), I'd have to guess that he enjoys irony, doesn't take life too seriously, and is not one to make some sort of grand statement about vegetarianism. He also loves Family Guy, has a lot of respect for Seth and his humor, and judging from everything I have read that has come from Wil's head, is an absolute sucker for pop-culture references. So, it doesn't surprise me that he didn't have a problem with the hamburger line. I appreciate your $0.02, Alicia, and I'm not saying you are wrong. If Family Guy has taught me anything, it's tolerance of people's wrong ideas. KIDDING! ;-P Peace, Love, and Naked Bunnies. :)
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Forehead, meet palm. Of course! How did I miss that? Even better :) For anyone like me who had forgotten that line from Caddyshack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrpx4NAtsFQ
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It's a cartoon, and Family Guy is all about irony. Wil's fans would appreciate the irony of him ordering a burger, especially as enthusiastically as he did. Trekkies also call themselves "Trekkers." Yet, the poster at the convention said "Welcome Trekkies!" Irony at its best, and a way for Seth to poke fun at Trek fans. I'm willing to bet that Seth and Wil had a conversation that went something like this: "Um, Seth, you know I'm a vegetarian, right?" "Sure do, Hwil, that's why the line's so funny. When you deliver it, try to be as enthusiastic as possible." "Of course, excellent! How's this? Ahem. I want a hamburger--no, I want a cheeseburger, I want a hot dog, and a milkshake..." "Perfect!" Yeah. I'm sure that's exactly how it went...
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It's also available on Hulu now... and no need to pay for it on iTunes :) http://www.hulu.com/watch/64995/family-guy-not-all-dogs-go-to-heaven
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McFarlane doesn't have any obligation to make anyone happy. He pretty much bashes everyone on this show. You have every right to hate it, and boycott it. Just as he has every right to present his own views. You are offended by the anti-zealot subplot, but the suggestion of "blacks vs. whites" bowling teams doesn't affect you? This is a cartoon. It's comedy, and parody. The moment you take it seriously and take offense at anything mentioned in the show, you miss the point. Honestly, if you are going to take it seriously, then the thing that should annoy you the most was Meg's insistence on pushing her beliefs on everyone else: "my way is the only right way, and I'm going to shove it down your throat until you succumb to my beliefs!" Lighten up. It's just an animated show intended to make you laugh.
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There is only one thing about TNG I did not like: Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar. For me, she sucked the life out of the show. Until now, my happiest moment was when Tasha was killed. Then, I saw her on Stewie's transporter, and thought "What. The. F@*k?" Thank you, Stewie, for restoring my faith in you, Seth, and TNG :) And was that a Ferengi blaster??? This episode was teh awesome! I too, would have liked to see more TNG stuff, but it was classic Family Guy. My favorite has to be the pokes at William Shatner. I have to wonder if he was asked to participate, and turned them down... Congrats, hWil.
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I thought the part with Rob and Adam was hilarious. It was preceded by Brian's statement that the real answer to our existence is even more magically amazing than we can possibly conceive -- like Rob Lowe and Adam West being big movie stars!!!
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Yeah, I tried to delete that comment when I realized that. Your blog says "... iPod and phone." I think many of our brains put the two together. In any case, hope your audition went well. Break a leg!
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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Holy fucking goddamned shit that was funny!
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