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...and to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2011 on a nice walk about at WWdN: In Exile
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Wasn't it around then that you put this post on twitter? "OMG I Just found the stopwatch feature on my ipod touch. This is going to be SO useful, I'm going to use it all the time!"
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2010 on time keeps on slippin'... at WWdN: In Exile
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I have just started reading the stacked blog, and I'm enjoying it. (I re-watched all the 1st season earlier this year, but haven't yet got myself MotF.) It's interesting what both you and Christina say about the Naked Now. I have always thought it was inspired and very brave to have that episode so early, when you don't know the characters. But I think the fact that it raises all these questions is a great way to develop the audiences opinion of them, and also to make you want to find out more. For example Christina asks of Tasha: "Why is she so desperate – self-esteem issues?". When you find out more about her, you know how clever it is that a writer can get an audience member thinking something like that so early on in a series.
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Actually, for all that "Tips, Tools, Status" is most likely a bot (certainly looks and acts like one) the tip they gave there about the custom search might actually do the trick. I just tested it out with my account, and a search like that will give you exactly the functionality you used to have. No good at getting rid of bots, obviously, but you can at least filter out mentions and still see replies. FWIW I have also had random follow friday mentions from people who don't follow me, and other weird retweets. But with such a minimal number of followers, they really don't hassle me. I agree with th3Maw, too. Assuming 30% of your followers are spam, filtering through the 700,000 requests would be a major pain, that shouldn't be necessary.
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Recently I was showing my family that I could get a 2600 emulator for the PC. I got the emulator and a whole bunch of games in a big zip file. So I was showing them River Raid and Bezerk and a few others. So then my mum, who had never shown any interest in the Atari when I was a kid, says "have you got the phoenix one?". Me: Phoenix one? Mum: I can't remember what it's called but there was a game with a phoenix at the end. I shrugged, looked through the zip file and found one called, funnily enough, "Phoenix". I bunged it on, and these waves of nostalgia swam over me. I suddenly remembered this game, and got very excited. Then my mum floored me with her next comment. Mum: That's the one. I used to play that for hours. Sometimes I would look up, see you kids coming home from school, and realise I was still in my dressing gown. Turns out the geek is hereditary. Oh and I never got ET either.
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Nice Jack Handey reference, btw.
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No top billing? Disappointing. And shouldn't it say "Wesley Crusher", not Wil Wheaton? :-)
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OK, so now I am suffering from serious celebrity blog clash. Last week you posted something from Neil Gaiman's blog. Which I read. Today you post this, which was posted recently in Graham Linehan's blog (if you don't know Graham Linehan, he's a comedy writer from the UK, who wrote such wonderful series as Father Ted, Black Books and the IT Crowd (which I believe has just started playing in the US)). All I need now is for you to start quoting something from Lore Sjöberg, and my circle of celebrity blogs will be complete.
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Reminds me very much of a song, Very Mild Superpowers, by Irish comedian David O'Doherty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz4f_e02RFM
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