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you should send them a thank you letter and offer to write for them now and then. could we get a pic of you holding the framed copy?
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http://aarbi.tumblr.com/post/26325113089 was inspired to make something. - arbitrary aardvark. might run into you at gencon, who knows.
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In Indiana where I live, getting photo ID is neither easy nor free. The typical Indiana would-be voter pays $12 for a birth certificate, then $20 for a driver's license, with a renewal fee every 4 years. 60% of those who go to the BMV to get ID are turned away for not having the right paperwork. I do not know the details of S Carolina's program. Those details would be relevant to whether the program would survive scrutiny under the Crawford test, or under a 24th Amendment analysis. If the program is unconstitutional on some ground, we might be able to avoid the conflict about whether the VRA is constitutional.
I've had this idea for a movie. Paul's big adventure. Paul Reubens playing himself, not in Pee-wee drag. The exact same dialog. Different casting, a motorcycle for the bike. Not sure who would direct.
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e said... I hope you open one of those 80's arcade shops one day...how awesome that would be. While you are at it, open an 80's new wave record shop like the one they had in the movie, "Pretty In Pink" :) and rev smith said (stuff) I think that this could happen. Have your online minions build a virtual version first. Using paypal or amazon or whatever to buy tokens. Some % of proceeds going to child's play. Then, use money from the online game to build a real one. The real one, in turn, could be a model for a franchise.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2011 on the value of a quarter at WWdN: In Exile
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if you are on a stretch where there's no merging traffic, you can be the brave one who stays slow when the rest of the traffic does its rabbit-turtle oscillation. at first people may honk, but then they catch on. you can dampen the wave, with effects that are noticeable for at least a mile. you have to be not in too great a hurry. too much npr rots your brain, by confirming your biases. i'm unemployed/car broken down/can't afford gas, so i don't have these worries.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on long line of cars at WWdN: In Exile
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gummi bears are usually made with gelatine, and so aren't vegetarian. (my email is gtbear at gmail because my teddy bear gummi the bear had email before i did, but lets me share.)
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on FedCon day two at WWdN: In Exile
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nothing to do with the con, but i thought you might like this trek-themed youtube video of a pansy division cover of willie nelson's "cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other." http://aarbi.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/1694
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on FedCon Day 4 at WWdN: In Exile
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death ray: a)buy a $20 yard sale microwave. remove door, point fusor at target, ask target to politely stand still while being cooked. b) buy one of those $300 green lasers. shine into eyes of person flying jetpack. c) steve irwin type death ray.
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wung 1 sound wing winged wung it 1. wung 15 up, 9 down Past tense of wing. Back-to-school sales already? Man, summer really wung by. 2. Wung 7 up, 4 down Adjective- To have abnormally large wings. "Damn, Angel from X-Men is totally wung." Posting recipe to /ck/ shortly. But I'm here for an off-topic reason. Wil, I found a poker book I've been wanting to share with you, since I enjoyed reading a couple poker books you plung. Herbert Yardley, The education of a poker player. http://deallook.com/free_casino/The_Education_Of_A_Poker_Player_by_Herbert_Osborne_Yardley_www.deallook.com.pdf Yardley played poker when he wasn't busy breaking japanese codes during WWI. His other book, the American Black Chamber, is about codebreaking. He was sort of the julian assange of his day. It's not that you need his poker advice, but he's a good story teller, who happened to choose poker as a topic. I'm guessing your focus now is more on writing than poker, but still, maybe you'll need something to read on a plane someday, or be trapped in a stuck transporter for awhile.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2011 on Soup. Black Bean. Hot. at WWdN: In Exile
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Nominate the beaver.
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Pi day 2004 was around when i started following this blog i think. Pi was the (logo? header? something) at the soapbox at the time,and then it changed to something else. So many of the places i go online these days are stuff i first heard about here.
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Two things. First, John Varley established himself as one of the great sf writers of the late 20th century by writing books and stories set in the universe of his first novel, which was too bad to publish. Second, storage of corpses is important. Nederland Colorado has an annual festival "dead guy days" where they raise the money to keep my friend trygve's grandfather packed in dry ice. Trygve got deported back to norway in 94 and can't do it himself. (yeah, the one illegal alien I know best is a viking.) I blogged about this yesterday. http://vark.blogspot.com/2011/02/norweigan-of-year-deported.html.
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if you cant find a bike at a yard sale or craigslist, buy a huffy at walmart for $90. that way, when it gets stolen, you dont worry about it. alternative: get an electric bike.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2011 on technology makes you stupid at WWdN: In Exile
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My favorite part was the title. Now, you have your own little world created. You can come back to it, and tell new stories, any time you want. I bet the Thompson boy would make a good first-person pro/an-tagonist. I grew up in a neighborhood like that.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2010 on Short Fiction: 239 Sycamore St. at WWdN: In Exile
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Ooh ooh, how about a commentary track for stand by me? What i'd really like is you doing a voiceover of dryfus's narration stuff, but there might be copyright issues. Meanwhile i'll add that pic to my set of meta-wheaton pictures. I've enjoyed seeing you and sean astin at gencon, if not at the same time.
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Are you going to blog about your geek of the week trading cards?
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@ralamm: i've got you covered. join couchsurfing.com, join the indianapolis group, post your request, or message me (vark) on the site; i'm holding a couch for you at overlook hotel; we had 4 genconners last year. @wil: you might or might not remember me as arbitrary aardvark at the soapbox, was it 8 years ago? i'm in indy and would be happy to do any local support you can use while you are here. best kept vegan secret headquarters: jinxie's in the basement of earth house, a local church/coffeehouse/community place 1/2 mile from convention center. reservations sugested, just to make sure they'll be open at the time. gtbear at gmail.
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Happy Pi Day. I had blueberry. Pi day 2003 was one of the first posts I read at your blog. Here's a post in favor of "hella-" as a term for very large number. http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/03/hella-for-1027-in-international-system.html
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@will: you don't have to call wil "sir". It's not like he was knighted by the queen, or anything. http://volokh.com/2009/12/31/captain-picard-knighted-by-the-queen/
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Maybe everybody else has already seen this wheaton referencing webcomic, but it's new to me. http://abstrusegoose.com/21
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Wagman's speech is protected under Talley v California, one of the landmark civil rights cases from 1960. Also by McIntyre v Ohio, Watchtower v Stratton, Tornillo v Miami Herald, Doe v Mortham, Smithers v Fla. Elections Commission, Broward Coalition, and two dozen other cases. see shaffercase.blogspot.com. Hi Carolyn, if you used to have a blog something like "my shingle" I think we might have talked about this topic about 10 years ago.
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Wagman is correct. The Fla.E.C is violating the First Amendment. The Supreme Court has ruled that disclaimer rules are unconstitutional, in 1960, 1995, 1999, and 2005. This issue has been litigated locally in Doe v Mortham, Smithers v Fla.E.C, and Broward Coalition. Each time the Fla.E.C. lost. I have a brief on this topic at http://shaffercase.blogspot.com. Wagman, if he wanted to, could find his campaign by suing the elections commission and the person who filed the complaint (possibly judgment proof?). Robbin Stewart, gtbear at gmail.
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In the comment thread about today's xkcd, someone mentioned and linked to a couple videos that wil is in that I didn't know about: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/403/commodorehustle-04-fixer http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/240/Lock-Out
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day three at WWdN: In Exile
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ya think we could get Ghastly to author the chick tracts?
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