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Aug 17, 2010
If only everyone in the universe that I need to keep in contact with didn't use and prefer Facebook as the platform to do that. Sigh...
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Mar 15, 2010
But then you read the reddit comments, and it becomes soul-crushing. Why do we always have to troll? :(
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My iTunes is awesome: "Remember that robots are people too, except they're not. They're robots." Then cue the Roslin and Adama theme. I actually thought it was part of the podcast! Thanks Wil Wheaton! ... and Bear McCreary!
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Uh-huh, other ukes in the arsenal. You can't have just one. :-) Now what I wanna see is the collaboration between her and Christopher Walken on this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJDx3H_hvI8
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2009 on Molly Lewis is a national treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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It's not cool to say she's better than the instrument she's playing? I mean if Yo Yo Ma was playing a plastic cello, I'd suggest that maybe he's better than that, ya know? And it's not a cost thing, because those Flukes really really cost a lot for what they are. For the price, and cheaper, she could get something of all solid wood, or maybe concentrate on something with good electronics in it so she can be heard without worrying about the mic. What's not cool about being heard? Flukes are great to take to the beach or to use at baseball games as a great bat AND instrument all while staying in tune. It's like in marching band when you have the concert instrument and the marching beater. The Fluke is the marching beater. She could sell it on to some starting uke player, and trade up to something really nice. And then she'd find she doesn't even need the pick, and now we're cooking with gas. :-) Think of my advice as the the old BBC version of What Not to Wear. I'm not insulting the person wearing the clothes, I'm saying they're better than the clothes.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2009 on the obligatory w00tstock post at WWdN: In Exile
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It's not surprising. You've had a lot of creative and cool stuff going on. Now the dust has settled and it's back to business as usual, and I bet there's a bit of a comedown from that creative high. But it'll pass when the next cool idea comes along, and it always does. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2009 on on the hunting down of ideas at WWdN: In Exile
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I couldn't resist a comment to @sheldoncooper - Wil tasks him, and like a poor marksman, he keeps missing the target. I just imagine the fictional Sheldon realizing it's Wil he's listening to, as he tries to enjoy the movie. What is twitter if we can't have fun staying IC?
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Wil has officially won the internet! :-)
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Oh jeez, Molly - GET A BETTER UKE! I mean I know Flukes are quirky, blah blah blah, but seriously, dude... it's like having a Bundy when the cool kids have Bach Strads, or having a Squire when everyone else has a Fender. And the price difference nowadays? The Flukes are more expensive.... but at least they're plastic and laminate. And using a pick?? OMGWTFBBQ. Hell, a Kala jazz tenor with the groovy F-holes would be awesome for gigging, cheaper than a frakking Fluke, and look awesome and feel great to play. Bonus: it has a pickup. You need something with a pickup! /sorry, I had to vent my spleen there, on behalf of facepalmed uke players everywhere.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2009 on the obligatory w00tstock post at WWdN: In Exile
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I still think that even after all these years, D.C. Fontana needs to come here and frakking publicly apologize. It's one thing to be on a panel about solving the "Wesley problem" - it's another to participate in bullying a teenage kid. Yeah D.C., become a better writer, problem solved. In any other business, she would have been frakking fired, slapped with restraining orders, the whole bit. So D.C., if you're reading this, (which I doubt), grow a pair and apologize. Wil was probably a little jerk back then. And ya know what? What teenager isn't? You were the adult, you bullied him and publicly blamed him for your own lack of talent, and you need to frakking own up and apologize. What you did was abuse and harassment, and in no culture I know of is it acceptable behavior. Sorry, I had a spleen problem in ur blogs.
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Wil, if you read this far down the comments list, and are an Oingo fan, this is a concert you may not want to miss: http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=2818 And if you're a BSG fan, all the better.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2009 on ugly bags of mostly water at WWdN: In Exile
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What's with all the hair splitting and nerd-analysis of the definitions of stealing, piracy, intellectual property, copyright, blah blah blah.. I know we all just love being Internet Expert, but let's reduce it down to the simplest terms... Idiot A decided he won't comprehend the difference between free as in speech and free as in beer, and allows for the distribution of works created by others and intended to be sold for a price. The irony is - he wants to be paid for his troubles. And in response, we have people splitting hairs about what is theft and what is not, and one really bright candle who sees this service as a library (where you BORROW and RETURN) even. Come on, wrong is wrong is wrong, whatever name you want to file it under. It's still wrong. I welcome anyone who thinks it's not wrong to spend long hours creating something, put it up for sale, and then find it distributed elsewhere without your consent. Will you still think it's not wrong when it happens to you? Yeah, so spare me.
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This happened to us with some copyrighted graphics my husband sells online. Some are free, some aren't, and the ones that aren't cost all of a few bucks. And with all his work, he's skeptical of CC, but he sticks to the social norms of "ask and ye shall receive" for anyone who wants to port his work or tweak it or what have you. The worst case was a software developer actually stealing the icons and posting them under a name that rhymed with my husband's online name. But the sweet moment of victory came when the dick shot himself ... in the dick. He went to a few forums and claimed that it was his right. When it was pointed out otherwise, he said he didn't do it. When that was proven false, he said "well we're in different countries so they can't do anything." He didn't seem to realize he totally admitted guilt there. What happened was that no one uses his crappy program anymore and his "company" doesn't even exist. Of course the wharezes sites are just about impossible to battle. There was one that was like your case though - dumb enough to put the Paypal donate button and have google ads. Like here, while the ISP ignored us, Paypal and Google did not. It was the taste of sweet victory when they started trying to internet detective us, trying to hack all our various accounts. We knew we'd effectively made business hard for them, and that felt good. So yeah, start changing passwords on your favorite sites. Because it's OK for them to steal from you, but woe be to you for stealing from them. ;) It's annoying, but it feels good to know that you pissed them off. It's also nice to see so many great comments here, with only a handful of dick ones. It's traumatic to see content you've made appear elsewhere on the nets without your knowledge or consent. I'm not even talking copyright here, just rather the ethics of it. Anyone who thinks Wil is trying to Puppetmaster his own personal disaster must have dropped out of school in the 1st grade. /Already purchased JAG audio and print ages ago. //The audiobook is so totally worth it, even if you hate audiobooks. It's an audiobook for people that hate audiobooks.
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Do not taunt Happy Fun Memories of the Futurecast: Episode Two.
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Sorry for the wall of text, but we're all among friends here. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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My parent's dog does the same thing Riley did. "Here, have this sock. This sock always makes me happy!" Our own dog has a different approach. She watches you intently with big kind eyes, then when she sees that you are in need of comforting, she climbs up and over whatever you're doing and presses her face against your face. Reading these posts and your posts is a reminder that I still haven't gotten over selling my horse before I left to move here (another country). It was like I had to choose between her and the guy I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret in any way that I met my husband. I just blame myself because maybe there was another way to do this. She was a rescue case, we were both teenagers together, rebels with a clue. It was us against the world, and I totally let her down, and she totally knew that was the last time I'd see her. She was calm and accepting, totally not her usual self. She was sold on the condition that it was a forever home, but anyone who's been around horses knows how that goes. On my last visit home, I heard a song a dance from the woman about blah blah blah this.. and she was now at some other place. That place then had to reorganize, so she went ... "Oh, we're not sure." Then I heard a rumor that she was on a farm somewhere... and that was years ago. Is she still alive? Maybe. If I had her, she would be. So yeah, the Black Beauty without the happy part - ending, is my personal nightmare. I let her down. And to this day there are things that can trigger a sudden surge of tears. Like this post. I'm glad my husband, although he's afraid of horses, loves animals (and people of course, they're not mutually exclusive) as I do. So that when I poor out these feelings he understands that I mean I should have found a better way, and that I don't mean that I regret coming here.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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Riley absolutely feels grief, and misses Ferris. Just how doggie grief is, we don't know, but studies have shown that we pack mammals have that in common. But we don't need studies to prove that. She knows you're upset, and she knows she's upset, and where the heck is Ferris? Uh-oh, is this about Ferris? A friend of ours who breeds and shows dachshunds had a grumpy uncle in the flock of 3. He hated puppies, he snapped at the others without warning, the others generally knew to keep their distance. You didn't have to know about dogs to know everyone was annoyed with him, and he was annoyed with everyone else. He passed away a few months ago, and the remaining two are still feeling the grief. We kept the two of them overnight, and we could see for ourselves they are feeling grief. Dogs no doubt feel it differently than we do, but it can absolutely be called grief, and Riley absolutely misses Ferris. I think the trick is to make yourselves both feel better simply by being there, but not to give her signals that she's supposed to act out for you. Sometimes they do that, you know what I mean. I think for Riley the support is more in her beloved routines and togetherness that dogs generally love so much. As for Ferris, I'm not going to be one of those "Rainbow Ridge" types that totally don't know how to RTFA, but I will say that our pets aren't just _like_ family. They _are_ family, and we're allowed to sob and cry and feel bad. What would you be if you didn't feel sad? But when the worst wave of grief is over, and some of the centeredness returns, remember that Ferris would never ever ever want to make you feel sad. She would want you to always be happy, to live in the moment like she did. What else can I say, but that I'm so sorry for loss. To loose her so suddenly and so traumatically will take time to come to terms with. I didn't say "get over" because you wouldn't want to "get over" her. But one day, you'll be able to look back on your memories of her fondly, and with the happiness she wanted you to feel. They never want us to feel sad. Angry, annoyed maybe, but never sad.
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I've been hanging out at wechoosethemoon.org for days now. I was wondering if or when you were going to give it a shout out. Neil and Buzz are eating as we speak. Very exciting. No, that's not sarcastic, it really is exciting. You're right, this is the multimedia experience that we've been waiting for. Now I just need to find my Swatch .beat.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on let's go to the moon at WWdN: In Exile
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As great as the literal Take on Me is, that video right there is epic. Glee Club of the Damned.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2009 on everything's drawn and super 80s at WWdN: In Exile
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Also, why is this not on the SethComedy YT channel?
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At first I thought this was going to be some of the Tries.Too.Hard humor that we've seen lately from Family Guy - pockets of funny, but nothing epic. Meanwhile, American Dad just gets stronger and stronger. What's with that? Anyways, was thinking animal cruelty isn't funny, and then we saw what happens, and get a PSA that turned a bunch of not funny into freakin' hilarious. I mean seriously, besides it being a cartoon, it didn't exactly say GOOD things would happen ya know. Bad things happen. That would be against and not for cruelty. ;) I hope we hear more from Whil Wheaton and more stuff that's actually funny coming from Seth. :)
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Yeah the horse looks nice, it's a shame he/she had a Mel Gibson on their back. Whatever the poor horse's gender, it's name is now Sugartits.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on "this is magical" at WWdN: In Exile
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