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The best part for me was realizing later on in the show that 80% of the crowd had never seen Paul and Storm before and this was their intro to them! I'd share my video of it, but I couldn't stop saying, "Oh my god..."
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I did lean over and ask them. They said their buddies at a comics store (maybe?) had developed it for themselves. It's called, "Who's Fighting Who?" (though I might have remembered that wrong) and it's in the vein of Apples to Apples. I really should have written this down, but I was attacked by a Floating Nose.
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The Sheraton lobby was a mecca for tabletop gaming this year. I don't remember anything like it at the main Prime hotels. We played Munchkin there until 1:30 AM and were never hassled by hotel security. I just hope there's as good an experience when East moves to the new venue. I wish I could get a copy of the indie game the guys at the next table were playing. At one point one of them said, "Okay, my team is the cast of Dr. Who and they're all endowed with Dr. Manhattan powers!" Liono wielding a light saber figured in at some point later on, too. The cards had barely any printing and it sounded like the gameplay was 95% imagination. They were having a blast!
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Oh yeah, I read about this in a book by Barbara Sher called, "Live the Life you Love": http://www.barbarasher.com/livethe.htm Chapter 6 is about what she calls "resistance" and likens it to a survival mechanism passed down by our ancestors. She's got a few good techniques for recognizing when the resistance to change is causing anxiety and soothing it so you can actually get things done. I never finished following her suggestions (my resistance to change is nice and healthy, apparently!). I'll need to read the "Lizard Brain", see how his techniques compare to hers.
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I remember seeing a typo as I was reading it - a misplaced paragraph - but I have to get home from work to find the details. I'll post about it in 4-5 hrs (and read the other comments first in case someone else posts before me).
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Ordered! Digital versions are convenient, but there's nothing like the heft of a physical book in my hands. Besides, my only portable e-reader is my iPhone and I get claustrophobic focusing on such small print for hours on end. Grats on the launch, Wil!
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I think I might be one of the last people to report the ad-click-begging and copyright infringement to Google. By the time I'd filled out Google's violation form the ad banner was already gone. Nicely done, all who reported it!
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Thank god there's a light at the end of the PAX pox tunnel, though mine might be a little farther away than yours. I went to the Emergency room on Sat. and was diagnosed with mono and the secondary infection that's causing the fever everyone seems to have. It'll be a few more weeks until I'm well enough to enjoy the early autumn weather. At least we can console ourselves with games! Is Anne or Nolan picking up a copy of Scribblenauts for you?
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That was such an awesome moment and you deserved every second of it! I especially loved when you mimed a heart symbol while still on the Sumos and Kara elbowed you to make you stop it! Didn't show up in this video but I remember seeing it while I was there. Oh, and here's a link to the lyrics: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/index.php/My_Monkey/Lyrics
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Aw, shit. I'm so, so sorry that you lost such a good friend, Wil.
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You might be interested in braces that are precisely shaped by a robot - mechabraces! I saw them on Brink on the Science Channel: http://www.suresmile.com Supposed to cut down the time you wear them by as much as a third.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2009 on hey, look, that's me! at WWdN: In Exile
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The same thing happened to me when a waiter asked about my Cthulhu t-shirt. I don't think I got far past, "Well, he's an elder god who eats souls and...hey, where are you going?" I never saw him again; good thing he'd already delivered my food!
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He can read what you send to him if he checks his Replies; he doesn't have to be following you.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2009 on getting the led out at WWdN: In Exile
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You might want to mention that not only is the shirt just $10 but there's free shipping! That alone pushed me from "maybe...though I'm not really a tabletop gamer" to "heck yeah I'm getting one!"
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When it comes to a Watchmen review (or non-spoiler reaction) I'll trust your judgement over the non-geek movie reviewers any day. I'm hoping so hard that it's as awesome as the trailers are making it out to be! You've had such a great year so far and it's only February! Doesn't all the geekitude make it seem as if PAX must be just around the corner instead of 7 months away?
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Whenever someone says, "We'll always have Paris" a picture of Paris Hilton flashes through my mind and I /headdesk. Ow. Thanks for all the tweets Wil, you really brighten my day! And could you talk @levarburton into NEVER using the term "tweeple" ever again? @luneowl
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That was great! Hope someone posts the panel he did with Brent and Marina, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2009 on hit robots, make fall down at WWdN: In Exile
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Jawboneradio is that good of an artist. He's been interpreting Jonathan Coulton's work since back in the Thing A Week days. If you go to the link to his blog post from the YouTube video you'll see what I mean.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2009 on i love everything about this at WWdN: In Exile
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Sweet - a(nother) birthday gift I can buy myself!
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One of the main reasons I went to San Diego Comic Con in '06 was to see him on stage with Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen. I knew this was coming eventually but it doesn't make it easier to hear. R.I.P., Forry.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2008 on RIP Forrest Ackerman at WWdN: In Exile
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This was also a favorite of mine from Pump Up the Volume; I really have to find that CD! I notice that the video doesn't have a lot of hits. Wonder how many it'll get now that Wil's linked to it? Wheaton effect: go!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2008 on I LIKE IT HERE IT'S NICE at WWdN: In Exile
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Meh, everyone and their mom is going as Dr. Horrible this year - this look is uniquely you! Btw, what's Anne's costume this year? I'm imagining her in pigtails with a giant lollipop, skipping along hand-in-hand with her bestest new friend, Pedo! Yeah, that might be off the creepy scale. :-(
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2008 on plan b at WWdN: In Exile
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Reminds me of the funk that Conan Doyle described Sherlock Holmes going into between cases. He shot up cocaine to get through it, though. Your uni-chariot with rainbow exhaust is definitely a healthier alternative! Stars for eyes? Maybe his high-beams are on!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2008 on stretch out and wait at WWdN: In Exile
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Ironically, this is why I haven't started reading Anathem though I've owned a copy since it came out. It's a dense book that takes time to fall into and I haven't had the time to invest in it. But a half-hour sitcom or a DS game on-the-go? No problem.
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Not only do the ThinkGeek guys get to make fun videos like this but they got invited to the Luna City Arcade for a private party: http://tinyurl.com/3j9w6x (some day I'll figure out how to embed links here). And this is their JOB! How cool is that?! Though to be fair, they don't run into Seth Green playing ping-pong when they go to work like *some* people. ;-)
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