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Wait, we can play the birthday card? Mine is today, so can I have a +1 to my roll? :)
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Wow, this sounds awesome.. I'd like to toss my name in the hat too.. !
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There's a sword in that picture of Felicia? Sorry, I'm not seeing it...
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2010 on "as his kilt rises..." at WWdN: In Exile
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It would be incredible to win the Season 3 DVD, especially signed... I wonder if, perhaps, I can influence the random choice... ssh root@weatonix root@weatonix's password: wheatonix$> echo > choosewinner.sh echo "Choosing a random winner...." sleep 10 echo "The winner is : X{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER ... Crap...
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I am so friggin STOKED for this movie... Just finished reading Watchmen for the first time.. (Dammit, gimme my geek cred back!) Gonna read it again.. Incredible. Simply.. Wow.. I hope the movie can at least come close to living up to the comic..
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I would love to know what the outcome would be if the bailout failed to pass. Seriously, can wall street not recover on its own? Isn't this what Chapter 11 is for? And did anyone notice that the two remaining investment banks went on and on about how they were ok until after the bailout was announced? Then suddenly they change their tune and switch their business to bank holding so they can get a cut of the bailout? Not to mention that Paulson was the CEO of one of those companies until 2006... Hrm.... Do I smell a conflict of interest here? I say we all get together and start a new party. We can call it the Wheaton party. We'll stand for peace, justice, role playing, and guitar hero. We'll rock out with our cocks out and lead this country into a new era. Who's with me?
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What A Freaking Incredible Discovery! I'm probably going to need to buy a new hard drive to download all of these old radio classics.. War of the Worlds, Superman, Green Hornet, AAH! I'm in heaven! Dude, you rock! BTW.. Audible kinda blows because of the DRM crap.. BUT.. *cough*There are ways around that...*cough* Once converted to OGG vorbis, I use my wonderful iRiver H-140, complete with RockBox firmware, to listen to them. RockBox has automatic bookmarks, so it makes listening very enjoyable.. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2007 on time machines for sale at WWdN: In Exile
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This so-called text-speech is driving me nuts these days. It's not bad enough that I see it all over the Internet on message boards as well as chat rooms, but it's invading my TV as well. I swear, I'm going to throw a chair through my TV if I have to sit through one more of those damn AT&T SMS ads. Text-speech is just as bad as the old l33t-speak of old... I think it was summarized the best on Californication (great show, btw) : "Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People...they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people sudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English."
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2007 on ill communication at WWdN: In Exile
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Amazing, and here I thought I was the only one in the world who avoided MySpace like the plague... Fortunately, this particular account seems to be fairly well laid out, unlike most of the other nauseating, eye-bleeding, suicide-inducing accounts... Oh, and the music is pretty funny too.. :)
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Hrm.. I'm living in PA and I can say that I've heard about this flashing lights bit as far back as 1993, possibly earlier... So it's been around the block a bit..
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2007 on and now, urban legends at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm both a gamer and a PA fan.. Since the early, early days of BluesNews and Looneygames. Hell, Looneygames was an awesome online mag... I have to say that CTS is definitely one of my favorites, enough so that I picked up the CTS laser cell when it was out. Just barely got it too... I think we killed the ThinkGeek servers that night. FF is pretty funny too.. Just picked up the smaller laser cell of that... It's amazing to look back at the earlier comics and see how Gabe's style has changed over the years. With his artistic talent and Tycho's wit and humor, they make an unstoppable comedic force.
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*sigh* Unfortunately, I didn't get to see much of the game, and I didn't catch many of the commercials until seeing them on youtube yesterday. I had it all planned out. Took care of everything that needed doing before the game and sat down to watch. Got interrupted about 5 minutes in by my son who wanted something opened. No problem, taken care of. Now he wants to play. Ok, I went and played. And by that time it was 20-30 minutes in and I gave up. Took care of the kids, got them washed up for bed and whatnot. Now it's halftime and I really have no interest in Prince. So, I went to bed.. *sigh* I really wanted to see the game too. And while I could have taped the game, it's just not the same.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2007 on the not so super bowl at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I have to agree. I cannot believe our nation has devolved to such a point where a bunch of blinking lights can incite terror attacks. Hell, the bomb squad even took steps to blow up the first "device"... The terrorists are clearly making a big impact and generally kicking our ass in this so-called war. I think the people of Boston have every right to be upset, but let's point the blame in the right direction. I think the police clearly over-reacted to this whole situation. Granted, it is better to be safe than sorry, but I hardly think the lengths they went to were necessary. An inspection of the first "device" should have been enough to calm things down considerably. Now I think the governor is just looking for someone outside of his administration to blame and since Turner was the "perpetrator" of this ad campaign, they sit right in the cross hairs. That's not to say that Turner isn't to blame at all. At the very least they've learned a valuable lesson here. If you're going to put stuff like this up, at least alert the local police department so they don't go running around like a bunch of sugar-rushed children screaming fire. *sigh* Society today sucks.
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OK! OK! *sigh* I bought it. Started yesterday with "Alphabet" ... Really interesting stuff. I have no idea that the Egyptians essentially kick started literacy... :)
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2007 on ye gods, it doth amaze me at WWdN: In Exile
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Ok, first comment ever on your blog. I enjoy reading your blog, it's pretty well written.. Anyways, on to my comment. I've seen the original 3 multiple times, as any good geek should. I've seen the new three only once each. Episode 1 sucked and it was everything I could do to bring myself to see episode 2. Not quite as bad, but there was just so much potential there that was just looked over.. And then there's episode three. Ok, I get the general idea. Anakin needs to become Darth Vader. Ok, I can understand that. However, I hardly figured it would go the way it did.. Palpatine "Join me" Anakin "Well.... Uhh.. Umm... Ok." Palpatine "Go kill all the child Jedi" Anakin "No prob boss, be right back" Um.. what the fuck? *MAYBE* I can believe he joined Palpatine quickly. But to run off and kill a few dozen CHILDREN as yout first assignment? With next to no regret? Cmon.. That's just WAAAAAAAY out there.. If that's really the way he was all along, I hardly think Yoda or the rest of the crew would even have looked his way... Then there's the ending. The penultimate ending for that movie was the placing of the mask. At that point, the movie should have ended. In fact, I rose from my seat to go shut off the DVD! (Couldn't justify paying to see it in the theater based on the crapiness of the first two) But it just continued! Another what, 10-15 minutes? WTF? If you're watching the movies, you've likely seen the original three and you know how Luke and Leia get separated. If not, then you get to figure it out later in the series. Why ruin the end of the movie just to show the kids being taken to their new homes? *sigh* The new three were really quite a disappointment.. Oh.. and Han shot first, dammit.
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