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First there was David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet'. Now prepare yourself for Wil Wheaton's 'Blue Velour'
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How about a Wootstock/Geek Cruise(http://www.geekcruises.com/) mashup? The 3 hour show would probably not fit well with the longer-than-three-hour-tour format of their cruises, but you could be geeks while expressing your geek! Also, they've done Alaska cruises in the past, which means I might get a chance to see the cast, if not the show itself.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2010 on w00tstock 2.x is this weekend at WWdN: In Exile
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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas Wil. I look at you (well, ready you - you know what I mean) and think to myself - 'if I was a little thinner, younger, more erudite, more in touch with my emotions and had a stronger sense of purpose, and then throw in the ability to communicate that all to others, well heck, I could be just like you!' So you, my internet friend, are that *other* gift that keeps on giving all year round! Thanks again and Happy New Year too!
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It seems more and more like the internets are providing the stagecraft for your blog-life, Wil. Venn diagrams, photographic accompaniment, back story and set dressing - all provided by - well, I was going to say 'us', but by that I would of course have to mean the active, industrious, involved and competent us, and not the lurking, lethargic, my-only-skill-is-left-clicking us like me...
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"You're no Tom Jones, kid, but you got a helluva set of lungs." Sounds like you should reserve some space on the old tombstone for that one topcad. (when the time comes along that is - no need to rush!)
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Finally got rapidshare to be agreeable and got my download. I suspect that never having been to a con (not much of that sort of stuff happens here on my island in Alaska), I'm missing a lot of the relevant humor, but still it was funny for about the first hundred 'pages' (pretty short pages, but what the hey, it was free)... I really was able to visualize Wiliam F'ing Shatner doing this though, and the thought of those 'Campbellians' was hilarious!
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Guess we've 'WWDN'd the Rapidshare site - I've gotten the 'no free slots available' message as well... And the web filter at my work doesn't like the MegaUpload site at all so it won't let me go there :-(
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And my wife's cat and my cat both speak just fine, though their phrasing is different. My cat appends a plaintive 'DID YOU GET THAT?' to the end of everything she says. My wife's cat prefaces every sentence with a 'Not that I care, but you might want to...'
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50 degrees? In 'sunny' Sitka, Alaska, that's a fine spring, summer or fall day. In winter, the temperature *usually* dips a little lower :-)
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I had a DM, my favorite, who's long since moved on to the great hex map in the sky, but he just loved to use those sort of things for his games. He was a good DM, and a good story teller - his wife, daughter and I were all in the local community theater, so it fit right in with our other interests. We played an annual New Years Eve game with a handful of six or eight players, all but a couple of which were regulars, and he would spend the entire year collecting and transforming if necessary, a huge array of oddities and curios to use as treasure, artifacts, clues, evidence, you name it. Sometimes the collection of amazing trinkets and pseudo-replicas we had collected at the end of the game were more amazing than the game itself - though not often. Thanks Wil, your memories have brought out some of my memories. An early Christmas present!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on senses working overtime at WWdN: In Exile
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In reference to what Desertpuma said about mapping, When I DM'd AD&D games back in the day ( and Wil, I'm more than a few years older than you, and its been a loooong time) I would always create my own hand made map of the adventure, but then tell the players they had to create their own as they went. When it came to dungeon crawls, this led to lots of post-game entertainment when we would compare their map to mine. Sometimes the differences would be not just dramatic, but drastic!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on senses working overtime at WWdN: In Exile
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I usually wind up watching these shows in brief spurts - as there's too much black for this kettle to stand sometimes - but I did watch last night, and it was great. Only thing I thought it lacked was a facial tic - if you'd just developed a twitch while delivering the 'Did he just say..' line about speaking Klingon... Everyone's evil version should have some sort of subtle facial tic or other mannerism - subtle though, nothing so obvious as the Sarah Palin wink, for example...
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary at WWdN: In Exile
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Wanted to throw a measley but affordable $10, for Ferris, but they don't take paypal, and I'm one of those great unwashed masses who doesn't have a credit card. You've got my donation in spirit Wil. I only knew of Ferris from your blogging of him here, but there's no doubt in my mind of the place he had in your hearts.
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Wil, You are currently kicking but over at http://2007.weblogawards.org/ You are dominating the 'Best Celebrity Blogger' category. They don't have a 'Best Slice of Life Writer' category...
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Wil, You are currently kicking but over at http://2007.weblogawards.org/ You are dominating the 'Best Celebrity Blogger' category. They don't have a 'Best Slice of Life Writer' category...
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I'd suggest Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light. There's SciFi, 'super heroes', social satire, and a scathing commentary on religion in general, not just the Christians (though they are painted with a pretty dark brush). Throw in a picture of immortality's influence on man and the corrupting nature of absolute power, and you've got a winner of a read!
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I'd suggest Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light. There's SciFi, 'super heroes', social satire, and a scathing commentary on religion in general, not just the Christians (though they are painted with a pretty dark brush). Throw in a picture of immortality's influence on man and the corrupting nature of absolute power, and you've got a winner of a read!
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Perhaps you might have gone with "The Gel Kings" ??? Or if you want to be more blatant - "Zoned in on the Gel Kings" would be an option. I totally posted this comment in the wrong spot yesterday - the folks reading the "my mind is filled with silvery star" thread must really think I'm strange
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2006 on i call the big one bitey at WWdN: In Exile
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Perhaps you might have gone with "The Gel Kings" ??? Or if you want to be more blatant - "Zoned in on the Gel Kings" would be an option. I totally posted this comment in the wrong spot yesterday - the folks reading the "my mind is filled with silvery star" thread must really think I'm strange
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2006 on i call the big one bitey at WWdN: In Exile
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As l ong as nobody tries to make a tie-in to those annoying "gellin'" shoe cushion ads I'll be happy - I hate those commercials, its like getting teeth pulled when they come on the tube, usually followed by one of those "enzyte male enhancement" commercials... ok Larry, calm down and go rerad a book or something geez, getting the vapors over tv has to be a sign of something...
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As l ong as nobody tries to make a tie-in to those annoying "gellin'" shoe cushion ads I'll be happy - I hate those commercials, its like getting teeth pulled when they come on the tube, usually followed by one of those "enzyte male enhancement" commercials... ok Larry, calm down and go rerad a book or something geez, getting the vapors over tv has to be a sign of something...
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Perhaps you might have gone with "The Gel Kings" ??? Or if you want to be more blatant - "Zoned in on the Gel Kings" would be an option.
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Perhaps you might have gone with "The Gel Kings" ??? Or if you want to be more blatant - "Zoned in on the Gel Kings" would be an option.
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Keith Olbermann is the best thing going in television news - cable or or therwise, and is consistently literate, witty and not afraid to have fun on camera, even with his own image. His total unwillingness to parrot the customary right wing talking points when discussing an issue is both refreshing and much needed. We have a news-viewing audience out there being spoon-fed a point of view that is disassociated from truth and understanding. Let's hope his ratings success on MSNBC will engender a move towards more of the same from the rest of the networks. As much as I loved Olbermann on ESPN, and bemoaned his departure, you have to give him three cheers for the job he's doing now. If it wasn't for Olbermann, i *would* have to get my news from The Daily Show!!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2006 on plbermann pwns p'reilly at WWdN: In Exile
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Keith Olbermann is the best thing going in television news - cable or or therwise, and is consistently literate, witty and not afraid to have fun on camera, even with his own image. His total unwillingness to parrot the customary right wing talking points when discussing an issue is both refreshing and much needed. We have a news-viewing audience out there being spoon-fed a point of view that is disassociated from truth and understanding. Let's hope his ratings success on MSNBC will engender a move towards more of the same from the rest of the networks. As much as I loved Olbermann on ESPN, and bemoaned his departure, you have to give him three cheers for the job he's doing now. If it wasn't for Olbermann, i *would* have to get my news from The Daily Show!!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2006 on plbermann pwns p'reilly at WWdN: In Exile
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