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Grand Rapids, MI
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I met Colin on Friday at Motor City Comic Con. He mentioned that this Table Top ep was being released that day and began to explain to me what it was...until I pointed out the G&S t-shirt that I was wearing. Colin was really fun to talk to. It isn't hard to see why you guys are friends.
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Not sure why, but when I read, "Arrrrrest. Arrrrrreeessst.", I heard a Dalek in my head saying, "Exterminate. Exterrrminaaate."
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2012 on If Robocop was a bad 80s sit-com at WWdN: In Exile
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"...filling my stupid blog with stories about life, the universe, and everything." Wil, I hate to be the one to point this out, but the above statement just isn't true. I couldn't find anywhere on your blog where you wrote, "42".
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2011 on title of the blog post at WWdN: In Exile
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Will, I hate to say it, but my favorite line didn't involve Parrish. It was when Wallace Shawn said, "Were you expecting the Spanish Inquisition?", which was followed by Colin Feguson brilliantly delivering an understated, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition." I fell off my chair, then rewound it a few times to hear it again and again.
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I would expect that there's also some pride in nailing the technobabble. As a Star Trek alum, it might look pretty bad to the crew if you don't make it appear effortless. Now please excuse me as I crawl back into the Daniels Tube.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2011 on on the delivery of technobabble at WWdN: In Exile
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in a less than serious tone... Wil, among the many reasons that I read your blog are the 80's nostalgia trips. However, this time you've managed to put together two things that I hated in the late 80's - Wesley Crusher and Smurfs. In fact, I can feel the repressed violet tendencies creep back in as I write this. Back then, my outlet was to dream of torching smurfs and to visit alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die. This time around, I can separate Wil Wheaton, great guy, geek and father, from the character, who was only delivering the drool that was written for him. In all seriousness though, you've got a bunch of funny, creative and entertaining readers.
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Wil, thank you for reminding me of something I heard from a very wise man 26 years ago. I don't abide by them nearly as often as I should. "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2010 on the circling hawks at WWdN: In Exile
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I too have been getting blank stares for years. My favorite line is from Penfold when the Chief is about to get enveloped by a strange fog, at which point Penfold says, "Caw! He will surely be missed." I typically hate pun humor, but this line struck a cord with me for reasons that I can't explain.
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Wil, The timing of this post (or at least my reading of it) couldn't have been better. I happened to read it as a reward for spending a few hours on my Pitch for some early seed money (from momentum-mi.com) for a web app that I'm building. Your description of the Lizard Brain struck a nerve because the pitch process is scaring the bejeezus out of me. I'm 41 years old and this is the first time in my life that I've had the balls to take one of my ideas and just run with it. I'm sure that reading about your fears and self-doubt of becoming a professional writer over the last few years has helped me work through my own fears. Thank you.
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Wil, This is totally off topic, but have you seen this wedding invite? http://offbeatbride.com/2009/10/comic-book-invite We can't repel Love of that magnitude!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2009 on Happy Halloween! at WWdN: In Exile
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I can't believe that this thread has gone a full day without this invocation of rule 5: "Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate!..." - Al Czervik And just for you Wil - "You'll get nothing and Like it!"
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I don't have a problem with entertainment shows taking pokes at the more extreme elements of Christianity, including this episode of Family Guy, but I'm a little bit sensitive right now, as I suspect many Christians are, due to the voice that the main stream media has been giving lately to anti-Christian atheists. So my comment probably has more to do with venting about that then anything else. On the lighter side, I also don't want to lose perspective. We are talking about a plot line in an animated TV show that even the writers must have thought was weak. I laughed my butt off when Peter pulled out the remote, looked at the audience and practically dared us to change the channel due to the 'A' story being about Meg. It is almost as if the writers through some Star Trek meat out so that they could watch us torture ourselves to get at it.
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OK. Going off topic here, but I'd like to get something off of my chest regarding the whole Meg/Brian thing in this episode. I'm a Christian. The Meg plot line bothered me only because I have just recently come to realize that many (most?) atheists look at Meg's born again behavior as representing what Christianity is about. It does not represent how Christians are supposed to behave, although there are indeed many who do (and those Christians do deserve to be ridiculed by cartoon dogs). I'm just sick of seeing the comedy shows that I love and adore presenting only the ugly behaviors of some (well ok, many) Christians. But as I said, that is not what the religion nor the doctrine is about. Wil, you're awesome, and sorry for using your blog as a soapbox.
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The TNG stuff was just awesome. It brought back old memories of asking Patrick a question at a Trek con in Chicago. My favorite parts were Patrick saying "[bleep] you Michael", the Hwil Hwheaton bit, and Hwil just nailing the Spalding lines at the drive through (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080487/).
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I most associate that intro with a time when CBS ran Planet of the Apes for a number of weeks. Thanks for the trip, Wil.
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2008 on so fucking special at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I hate to break it to you, but you ran out of interesting things to say one sentence earlier than you think.... :0)
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2008 on moon over a ruined castle at WWdN: In Exile
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Do not taunt Lego Wesley Crusher...
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2008 on Introducing Lego Wesley Crusher at WWdN: In Exile
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Fracking Tron, Gorf, Zaxxon, Star Castle, etc.!!! I think that I just figured out where I'm going on my next vacation.
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Dude! The Panasonic ad at time code 1:02:00 shows the exact boom box that I got as a Christmas present back then. I still use it regularly, although the tape deck has not worked in years. Thanks for the nostalgia trip.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2008 on three hours of MTV from 1983 at WWdN: In Exile
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