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Burns!
LA. Los Angeles, not Louisiana
I'm delightful.
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I'm really glad you guys had a great time. I knew you would; it's Roller Derby. How could you not? (By the way, did I mention Elvis Costello came and had a blast at the bout on Sunday?) Awesome pic of Mickispeedia. I can't believe you took that with your phone. I'm definitely ditching the iPhone as soon as my contract with f'ing AT&T is up. Also, it's great to see so many seasoned and potential new derby fans above. There are now something like 500 awesome derby leagues worldwide, so there's likely to be some Roller Derby near everyone. Of course, everyone is invited to come see my favorite league, the L.A. Derby Dolls. I'm Third Degree Burns!; find me at the bout and say hi.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on kick out the jams, motherfu- at WWdN: In Exile
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That show was big fun. If you like, my crappy cell phone pictures have slightly better light: http://bit.ly/mKiXD and http://bit.ly/Mf4Vr
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I saw Zoë when she opened for (and performed with) Amanda Palmer in December. Un-f'ing-believable live! I was transfixed throughout her set, and when it was finished I raced to the merch table to buy her CD. Now it's in nearly daily rotation. I would guess that this is probably an oversight on the part of the All Things Considered producer, as they are usually really good about crediting and linking to the musicians they use. Seems like a great opportunity to feature a phenomenal artist on ATC now, though. Zoë is a perfect fit for them.
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Did I ever mention that my old friend (the late) Al McKibbon played bass on "Birth Of The Cool?" Al played with just about everybody and had 1,001 amazing stories to tell, but you really had to dig to get them. He never mentioned to me that he played on that record, and I just happened to discover it while reading the liner notes as I was listening to the disc one day. I called Al immediately. I said, "Al, you know I'm a huge Miles Davis fan, yet you never mentioned that you played on Birth Of The Cool." Very nonchalant, Al replied, "Oh yeah, man. I played those sessions." "You've got a million great stories, but it's like pulling teeth to get them out of you," I complained. Al said, "Well, you know, man. I just don't want to be boring." Al McKibbon was a lot of things, but never boring.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2009 on this friday five kicks ass at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh, c'mon. I don't think I've referred to you as "Anne's boyfriend" in at least...okay, maybe I have. Most of the time it's just "my friend Wil," though.
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After waiting in that line for two and a half hours last night, I passed your comments along. He said he would look for you. I don't know if he meant book or blog, but given the lack of computer use... Also, Sedaris seemed entranced by my motorcycle helmet. He said that he likes to draw Abe Lincoln when he's signing people's books. My Abe is wearing a helmet.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2008 on i saw david sedaris last night at WWdN: In Exile
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After waiting in that line for two and a half hours last night, I passed your comments along. He said he would look for you. I don't know if he meant book or blog, but given the lack of computer use... Also, Sedaris seemed entranced by my motorcycle helmet. He said that he likes to draw Abe Lincoln when he's signing people's books. My Abe is wearing a helmet.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2008 on i saw david sedaris last night at WWdN: In Exile
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"...character generation starts with 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10." That's Numberwang!
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"...character generation starts with 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10." That's Numberwang!
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Funny that Stephen Pace mentioned it. I totally wanted to take a picture of that inconsiderate bitch for posting and mockery. I also quoted Sartre's "Hell is other people." It's like these people were all there, right inside my head. As I said last night, I go to a LOT of concerts. Live music is one of the things in this world that makes me truly happy. That's why I get so angry when obnoxious fuckers like this ruin it for those around them. Several of the noters above said something akin to, "That's why I don't go to concerts anymore." I hate the idea of douchebags depriving me of enjoyable live shows. There's got to be some way to get them to behave properly, rather than simply capitulating and letting them take away something that I love.
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Funny that Stephen Pace mentioned it. I totally wanted to take a picture of that inconsiderate bitch for posting and mockery. I also quoted Sartre's "Hell is other people." It's like these people were all there, right inside my head. As I said last night, I go to a LOT of concerts. Live music is one of the things in this world that makes me truly happy. That's why I get so angry when obnoxious fuckers like this ruin it for those around them. Several of the noters above said something akin to, "That's why I don't go to concerts anymore." I hate the idea of douchebags depriving me of enjoyable live shows. There's got to be some way to get them to behave properly, rather than simply capitulating and letting them take away something that I love.
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God. Dammit! Why do I click, even when I know in my heart I'm about to get RickRolled? Worse, why do I listen to the whole song, rather than just close that tab? Bastard.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2008 on 2008 Convention Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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God. Dammit! Why do I click, even when I know in my heart I'm about to get RickRolled? Worse, why do I listen to the whole song, rather than just close that tab? Bastard.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2008 on 2008 Convention Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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In May 2005, my pal John Scalzi wrote an interesting piece that speaks to this topic. It was called "What Would My Jesus Do?," and can be found at http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003530.html I think you'll like it.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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In May 2005, my pal John Scalzi wrote an interesting piece that speaks to this topic. It was called "What Would My Jesus Do?," and can be found at http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003530.html I think you'll like it.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks. That was really nice. God, that sounds lame when I type it out, but it was nice.
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Thanks. That was really nice. God, that sounds lame when I type it out, but it was nice.
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