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Goofus thinks that you can trademark a common phrase like "Hidden Pictures" just by capitalizing it and throwing an ® on it. Gallant realizes that common words and phrases belong to everyone, just like when Microsoft got bitch-slapped for trying to trademark Windows. Not that Gallant would ever, ever say anything like "bitch-slapped". But he thinks it sometimes. But more importantly, way to improve the world a tiny bit more than you already have, Wil.
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It's possible your neighbor was hoping you'd go on a long, long quest of self-discovery, possibly in the wilderness, maybe for as long as 6 months. But that would be a very different story.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2011 on a nice walk about at WWdN: In Exile
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More symbolically, I think the unicorn is being stabbed in the back by the rainbow. A little ROYGBV-attack, if you will.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2008 on stretch out and wait at WWdN: In Exile
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More symbolically, I think the unicorn is being stabbed in the back by the rainbow. A little ROYGBV-attack, if you will.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2008 on stretch out and wait at WWdN: In Exile
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Have to watch out for superpowers, though. For example, superspeed without invulnerability (or at least heat-resistance) means you burn up on your first try. Flying isn't much good if you get cold or have trouble holding your breath when you get too high. Me, I'd go for teleportation. But have to find a way to avoid materializing inside of walls n' trees n' stuff.
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Have to watch out for superpowers, though. For example, superspeed without invulnerability (or at least heat-resistance) means you burn up on your first try. Flying isn't much good if you get cold or have trouble holding your breath when you get too high. Me, I'd go for teleportation. But have to find a way to avoid materializing inside of walls n' trees n' stuff.
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I, too, broke some ribs once. Hurts. The trick is not to. Oh, and if you don't want your pain meds, may I have them? It's been many years since I broke my ribs, but I'm sure they still hurt enough for pain meds. Lots of pain meds.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on can i break just one rib? at WWdN: In Exile
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I, too, broke some ribs once. Hurts. The trick is not to. Oh, and if you don't want your pain meds, may I have them? It's been many years since I broke my ribs, but I'm sure they still hurt enough for pain meds. Lots of pain meds.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on can i break just one rib? at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm looking forward to the new Trek movie. Which just goes to show you what a slow, Lucy-snatches-the-football learner I am. But my real question is whether Scott Bakula will have a cameo. After all, Shatner's Enterprise crew post-dates Bakula's crew, so an older Bakula could be teaching at the academy when this movie is set?
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I'm looking forward to the new Trek movie. Which just goes to show you what a slow, Lucy-snatches-the-football learner I am. But my real question is whether Scott Bakula will have a cameo. After all, Shatner's Enterprise crew post-dates Bakula's crew, so an older Bakula could be teaching at the academy when this movie is set?
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In some ways, it would be funnier if *I* called myself "me, Wil Wheaton." In fact, I may start. Thanks. Regardless, I'll set my books free tonight and see where they end up. It's a little-known fact that books raised in captivity do not actually thrive in the wild, but we'l see.
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In some ways, it would be funnier if *I* called myself "me, Wil Wheaton." In fact, I may start. Thanks. Regardless, I'll set my books free tonight and see where they end up. It's a little-known fact that books raised in captivity do not actually thrive in the wild, but we'l see.
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How hard could it be to figure out a freakin' pylon, anyway? Can you say "trial and error," Marshall? You know if you screw it up badly enough the skylons will come to help. Jeez. And if prehistoric humans were smart enough to drive mastodons off a cliff to kill them, why couldn't Marshall, Will, and Holly drive one of those TRexes off the same way? They could have eaten TRex burgers for months. But Enik's angst when he found out that the sleestaks were (spoiler alert!) his much-degraded descendents instead of his primitive ancestors was a surprisingly deep emotional moment. Great show. Thanks for the link, Wil. (Any relation to Will, and therefore Marshall and Holly?)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2008 on on a routine expedition at WWdN: In Exile
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How hard could it be to figure out a freakin' pylon, anyway? Can you say "trial and error," Marshall? You know if you screw it up badly enough the skylons will come to help. Jeez. And if prehistoric humans were smart enough to drive mastodons off a cliff to kill them, why couldn't Marshall, Will, and Holly drive one of those TRexes off the same way? They could have eaten TRex burgers for months. But Enik's angst when he found out that the sleestaks were (spoiler alert!) his much-degraded descendents instead of his primitive ancestors was a surprisingly deep emotional moment. Great show. Thanks for the link, Wil. (Any relation to Will, and therefore Marshall and Holly?)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2008 on on a routine expedition at WWdN: In Exile
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Oban? The Macallan is a much better choice, you philistine. Not that I'm sending you a bottle or anything. But congrats on nearing the end.
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Oban? The Macallan is a much better choice, you philistine. Not that I'm sending you a bottle or anything. But congrats on nearing the end.
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(Sorry, to be more specific, you could call that number and use the spell-by name to reach, say, Rajiv Dutta, current president of PayPal according to this Web page.)
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2007 on PayPal finally speaks at WWdN: In Exile
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(Sorry, to be more specific, you could call that number and use the spell-by name to reach, say, Rajiv Dutta, current president of PayPal according to this Web page.)
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2007 on PayPal finally speaks at WWdN: In Exile
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Not sure if this will help, but can you get some escalation by calling eBay headquarters at 408-376-7425 (a number that took me a while to track down when I needed to give them some grief)? Leaving a message with a high-ranking executive didn't get me a call-back from said executive, but I did hear back promptly from the customer service dept. that was blowing me off up until that point. Hope this is helpful.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2007 on PayPal finally speaks at WWdN: In Exile
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Not sure if this will help, but can you get some escalation by calling eBay headquarters at 408-376-7425 (a number that took me a while to track down when I needed to give them some grief)? Leaving a message with a high-ranking executive didn't get me a call-back from said executive, but I did hear back promptly from the customer service dept. that was blowing me off up until that point. Hope this is helpful.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2007 on PayPal finally speaks at WWdN: In Exile
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So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2005 on oh bother. at WWdN: In Exile
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So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2005 on oh bother. at WWdN: In Exile
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