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You could always do something over-the-top with extra precautions and make Wil laugh. Like, bring along some sort of handshake rig with two fake hands connected in a firm grip and two easy to clean handles. Then, all you would need is a small travel size can of Lysol spray. Let's face it, he may be concerned about his health, but he's a connoisseur of humor.
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It's not a bad idea. I almost want to start a kickstarter to raise funds for the most epic and nerdy con sanitizing solution for Wil. Imagine, a small container that dispenses hand sanitizer, cleans his dice collection, and pimps out the geek cred.
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Yeah, I know the feeling of the avoidance of ConCrud (EBV and undergoing treatment for Thyroid cancer, yay lack of energy) and I can't begin to say how many naps I took at PAX East the past two years. I feel like as nerds we need to develop pleasantly-scented nerd-themed hand sanitizers to sell at these events.
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Happy Belated Birthday! So I was thinking about the kinds of things you could do with Don't Be A Dick Day to make it a full on event. And basing it off of your bullet points, I think I have some ideas: Be honest. - Take time to talk things out in a rational and fair way. Did someone do something to annoy you or upset you? Talk to them about it and squash the grudge before it starts to crawl out of your hea... I mean get the better of you. Be kind. - Simply put, do something for someone that they wouldn't expect. Pay it forward, if you will. Be honorable. - Stand up for what is noble and right, even if it is unpopular in the eyes of your friends. Chivalry never died, and anyone can do it justice. Work hard. - In honor of this point, I bring you another one of Wil's sayings: "Get Excited and Make Things". Take the day to be creative and express yourself in only the way you know how. Even better if you do it for someone else. It could be as simple as ASCII penises to your best duo-singing, Twitter-hashtagging, fun-loving pals, or as elaborate as painting a mural in your friend's nursery (hopefully not of a penis). Always be awesome. - If all else fails, just remember that being the best you can be is the most effective way to eliminate dickishness in the world. In the words of LaTrice Royale (yeah, sage advice from a drag queen), "it's okay to get knocked down, as long as you get back up, look SICKENING, and make them EAT IT!"
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2012 on Happy Don't Be A Dick Day! at WWdN: In Exile
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Another tip that I heard is if you ever make puree'd asparagus soup, you should actually save the woody ends, because the flavor will still be there, and once you run it through a stick blender or food processor of your choice, it will make it more bearable. Though actually, making asparagus soup with this recipe doesn't sound half bad either...
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2012 on Wil's Yummy Asparagus at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm not sure if it's still the case, but for them to caption the episode themselves, they need to have an actual transcript of the whole episode that they can then put into YouTube's captioning software. The Guild is successful with it because they already have a script in place. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that people can't just transcribe the whole episode for those purposes. Just, someone has to do it first.
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Well, to be honest, this episode is why I bought a deck to play with my friends. We are kinda sinister geeks, but we have fun. (Also, I'm thinking this is the closest we may ever get to a "Cards Against Humanity" tableTop episode without having it flagged by YouTube.)
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Auton Ale: Last Centurion Approved
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on When am I? at WWdN: In Exile
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*Orsonwellsclap.gif*
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on A troubling realization at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sure your mom said the same to you as mine did to me: "May you have TWO just like you." I'd keep my eye on Nolan, if I were you... :P
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on A troubling realization at WWdN: In Exile
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Knowing Ryan, I have a feeling that the TrollBack is going to be sweet and swift.
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2011 on In which I am a Trolldad at WWdN: In Exile
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And this, everyone, is definitely a story we want to know more about in a blog post. The lesson at the end of the post would easily be this: always remember that the friends who are just like you are the friends to surprise you the most. While other people may give you gifts that say "I appreciate you", those friends will give you gifts that say "there is no way to improve perfection like you, so here's something to remind you of our journey to this point." Seriously, Wil, I half expected you to start crying for real on national cable TV, and the audience would have cheered harder for you.
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2011 on it's a festivus miracle at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't know why, but I feel like it would be either funny or strange to see a Wheaton's Own girlbeer. You know, like a Raspberry-Orange-Chocolate Stout-Pils-Lager. (No, I don't regularly drink beer, but I do know I mixed like five different types of beer there.) That being said, I wholeheartedly approve of an 80's Barcade. Of course, would said barcade also involve John Hughes and Rob Reiner movie screenings and "Brat Pack Bar Specials" such as Ringwold Wednesdays and Sheidy Saturdays? If so, I hereby submit my application for bartender.
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Enjoy your summer/fall vacation time. Get the mana regenerated and all that. If you get a chance, I think it would be kinda interesting to hear about some of your childhood summer vacation memories, as I don't recall you writing about them (I have Happiest Days on audio and Just a Geek on paperback, but I don't recall reading any summer vacation stories in either).
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Yes, EBV is what causes mononucleosis, but the vast majority of people who get it can build up the immunity to it so that it is a one time infection. People like Wil, BornALibra, and myself somehow managed to get stuck with a chronic EBV that kinda sucks hard. As for a dividing line between cautious germophobia and OCD, I'll say the following: If you think that Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner is a good body wash, you're probably OCD.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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I suffer from it, as well as hypothyroid, high triglycerides, and clinical depression. Granted, I should probably see a sleep specialist as well, but the biggest thing that affects me is that I get tired REALLY easily. Like that Five Hour Energy commercial tired. Like I drink strong caffeinated coffee and can still take a nap with ease tired. Some people just get mono and get over it. I call them "lucky jerks". :P Wil, I hope to meet you one day, possibly at PAX, as long as I get past my crippling shyness, and shake your hand (I'll bring the rubber gloves and respirators if you bring the bleach and hazmat suits...).
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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I have to admit, it seems like a lot of networks out there are doing really crappy things to popular TV shows. You have SEE-FEE who just up and cancels a show without proper notice, and you have ABC who is not only getting rid of their three soap operas, but has the gall to actually promote their new replacement show IN THE SAME TIME SLOT.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on Saying goodbye to Eureka at WWdN: In Exile
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A) Happy Birthday to Anne! B) It's true that a movie like Stand By Me only comes along once a generation. Opportunity knocks, as they say. But that's why you need to get excited and make things, because that way, you have a safety net to catch you afterwards.
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I don't drink beer enough to really see myself homebrewing any time soon. But it would be really cool to see a post about you suggesting beers for people to drink because you became a BAMF beer expert. You know, between blogging, working on awesome TV, showing up to PAX and other cons, and being a better example of fatherhood/husbandhood(?) than many other "Hollywood" people. (Just goes to prove, you want to have a meaningful life, LIVE IT YOURSELF.)
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^ ^ ^ BEST. CONVERSATION. EVER!
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"Rectal Haberdashers" is the name of my Jamiroquai steampunk cover band.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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What I will say is that if I ever get the chance to meet you at PAX East, I will totally trade something for an autograph or picture or even a simple hello. The way I see it, it may be some sort of bartering or payment system that could be seen as stupid or rude, but I have two things to say to that. A) I see it as you've done something really cool for us without making it a one on one thing, until you meet us one on one, so why can't we as the consumers/fans/followers/WHYISN'TTHEREAWORDTODESCRIBEITWITHOUTBEINGIMPERSONALORUTTERLYCREEPYGAAAAAAAAAAH do the same for you? Like the fan that says "I hated your character and here are my 25 reasons why, so I expect an answer," they spent time compiling that list and thinking about how to word it (though I think top 5 would have sufficed, but hey, the more the merrier) so exchange time for time. B) I am with the Cookie Brigade, so most likely at some point I will have nommable, delicious cookies to make Wil's Con Stomach worship the deity that is Sucrose. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that when you are looking for some form of recognition from Awesome Man 237, you need to remember that while he is Awesome, he's also a Man, so realize how special the time is. Heck, in your last post, Ryan couldn't stop freaking out about "OMG JOHN DIMAGGIO SANG TO ME AS BENDER".
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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My cousin started microbrewing, then after a few years, he ended up as a top judge for the beer circuit. I don't know if he does it anymore, but he's judged some of the bigger breweries for competitions. What can I say, your passion leads you to the best things in life.
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Alton Brown's episode on Homebrewing is one of the best 30 minutes of television ever made. If I ever wanted to try to make my own attempt at home-brewing, I'd follow his episode like the friggin Bible. Hope the brew turns out okay, and Ryan has a wonderful time with his awesome stepdad, who raised him to be an upstanding and great man.
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Also, this should be like the fundraiser for you for when you pass away 70 plus years from now: the Wil Wheaton Memorial Arcade. "Presidents have libraries, but Wil Wheaton has a MOTHERFRENCHING ARCADE, so suck it."
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on the value of a quarter at WWdN: In Exile
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