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Elf II: The Smurfening
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Awesome post, as usual, Sir Wil. I too struggle with math past a certain point (mine's a little farther along than yours, but still...). Just an FYI (and I tweeted this too), the story you read for the audiobook was "Why i Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers" by Lawrence Watt-Evans. I remember listening to that while vacuuming the floors at my first job, clerk at a used bookstore. Good times, good times.
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Are they expanding to the Modesto, CA area any time soon? We were one of the early areas for ClearWire to service, maybe they're going to use us again for early adoption?? :)
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2009 on Do You Want CLEAR WiMAX? at Tony Dye
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Wil, you and I almost never see eye to eye on political stuff (nerdy stuff? parenting stuff? oh hell yeah), but I too keyed in on that phrase. Excellent point. I've been quoting Ben Franklin at people for years, "those who trade freedom for security deserve neither". (Probably mangled, but close). Farewell Bush, let's try something different for a few years.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2009 on choosing hope over fear at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude, the io9 thing is full of love for one wilw. Don't stress, true geeks know the difference between Wil and Wesley. BTW, your Criminal Minds character was damn freaky. There were a couple of parts in it that were downright scary. Good Luck on the Heroes front!
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Dude, the io9 thing is full of love for one wilw. Don't stress, true geeks know the difference between Wil and Wesley. BTW, your Criminal Minds character was damn freaky. There were a couple of parts in it that were downright scary. Good Luck on the Heroes front!
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I'm politically conservative and I think this is BAD idea. You decry it as a pro-corporate bailout. I see it as the Gov't buying up control of private property. Either way, it's bad bad bad for the average US resident (citizen or otherwise). By the way, your Democratic Congress is just as much to blame for the current situation as Bush. Rather than decide which piece of crap political group is more at fault, can we just find some solutions? Hilarious post though.
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I'm politically conservative and I think this is BAD idea. You decry it as a pro-corporate bailout. I see it as the Gov't buying up control of private property. Either way, it's bad bad bad for the average US resident (citizen or otherwise). By the way, your Democratic Congress is just as much to blame for the current situation as Bush. Rather than decide which piece of crap political group is more at fault, can we just find some solutions? Hilarious post though.
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Wil, you and I NEVER see eye to eye on anything political. That's an interesting item, seeing as I am onboard with just about everything else you've ever written. I am a die-hard, strict-construction Constitutionalist, limited Government, fiscal conservative. I'd be a Ron Paul supporter if her could ever outline HOW he intends to accomplish all his lofty goals. While I am not terribly impressed with "W", I certainly don't think he is the Devil Incarnate that you set him up to be. And so it is important to note that I can see myself voting (and happily) for Barack Obama in November. He seems to be more "In touch" with the issues of the American People than any other candidate. In short, he gets it. He has a plan. That plan is available to see for all. I respect that and (should McCain win the R nom) will support him in Nov. FWIW, I still think invading Iraq was the right move. I just think we should have gone whole hog and annexed the place as a territory of the United States. None of this namby-pamby "regime change" crap. Non-decisiveness is best left to non-war arenas.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, you and I NEVER see eye to eye on anything political. That's an interesting item, seeing as I am onboard with just about everything else you've ever written. I am a die-hard, strict-construction Constitutionalist, limited Government, fiscal conservative. I'd be a Ron Paul supporter if her could ever outline HOW he intends to accomplish all his lofty goals. While I am not terribly impressed with "W", I certainly don't think he is the Devil Incarnate that you set him up to be. And so it is important to note that I can see myself voting (and happily) for Barack Obama in November. He seems to be more "In touch" with the issues of the American People than any other candidate. In short, he gets it. He has a plan. That plan is available to see for all. I respect that and (should McCain win the R nom) will support him in Nov. FWIW, I still think invading Iraq was the right move. I just think we should have gone whole hog and annexed the place as a territory of the United States. None of this namby-pamby "regime change" crap. Non-decisiveness is best left to non-war arenas.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2008 on I voted today at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude, RAWK! \mnnm/ My inference bump is tripping overtime on this post (quite different from my interference bump, which gets me into tons of trouble). You say it's a tribute to ST:TNG, and that it will air in "about a year". Taking into account this year's tribute to Star Wars, and the fact that this is the time of year when shows come back from their Summer Hiatus, is it out of line to conclude that you will be in *next year's* season premiere? Regardless, to quote you, HAWESOME!
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Dude, RAWK! \mnnm/ My inference bump is tripping overtime on this post (quite different from my interference bump, which gets me into tons of trouble). You say it's a tribute to ST:TNG, and that it will air in "about a year". Taking into account this year's tribute to Star Wars, and the fact that this is the time of year when shows come back from their Summer Hiatus, is it out of line to conclude that you will be in *next year's* season premiere? Regardless, to quote you, HAWESOME!
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I don't know if anyone else has exerienced this, but it seems that theaters in my area are running their sound systems louder these days. I stopped going to one multi-plex several years ago after I came out with a headache due to the loudness of the sound. Now I've noticed the same reaction at two others. I've mentioned it to my friends and they agree that it's louder than they remember in the old days. So, long story short, I don't really feel the need to go movies at the theater anymore. And I don't even have a decent home theater, just an old tube TV (SD), a DVD player, and stereo sound. Theaters suck THAT much.
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I don't know if anyone else has exerienced this, but it seems that theaters in my area are running their sound systems louder these days. I stopped going to one multi-plex several years ago after I came out with a headache due to the loudness of the sound. Now I've noticed the same reaction at two others. I've mentioned it to my friends and they agree that it's louder than they remember in the old days. So, long story short, I don't really feel the need to go movies at the theater anymore. And I don't even have a decent home theater, just an old tube TV (SD), a DVD player, and stereo sound. Theaters suck THAT much.
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Great discussion here so far. I'll only pipe in with a couple of Scripture quotes that lay out my own beliefs on proper Christian conduct in a (from *my* perspective) fallen world. ------ Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' ------ (That one wakes me up at night in a cold sweat on occasion) ------ Lastly, James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ------ I don't see anything in there about how my faith has anything to do with the acts of others. If two men choose to get married and believe that their union is sacred before God and live their lives as such, who am I to say they are wrong? ------ 1 Sam 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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Great discussion here so far. I'll only pipe in with a couple of Scripture quotes that lay out my own beliefs on proper Christian conduct in a (from *my* perspective) fallen world. ------ Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' ------ (That one wakes me up at night in a cold sweat on occasion) ------ Lastly, James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ------ I don't see anything in there about how my faith has anything to do with the acts of others. If two men choose to get married and believe that their union is sacred before God and live their lives as such, who am I to say they are wrong? ------ 1 Sam 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2006 on Seriously. What would Jesus do? at WWdN: In Exile
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