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Ftmichael
Boston, MA, United States
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I'm in Boston and was very sad to hear of Teddy Kennedy's passing, but my comment actually isn't about that - it's about your syndication feed, which is borked! When I access your RSS or Atom feeds from a feed reader (it's imported to Livejournal under the username katebornstein, and I've tried it in Google Reader), it imports posts from http://katebornstein.typepad.com/kate_bornstein_touring_ca/ rather than here. I have no idea why, but I never remember to check your blog manually, so I keep missing your posts!
Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Wil.
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My boyfriend's comment: 'He's so behind the times. I IM with my brain.' I wonder how many people will be influenced by the power of suggestion here ...
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This brings back amazing, joyful memories of my life as a Child Trekkie (back when Trekkie was cool BECAUSE WE SAID SO and Trekker was not a word). I was definitely not the only little kid who looked up to and desperately wanted to be Wesley. In retrospect, though ... oh man. Too funny.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2007 on i am from space and the future at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, you are awesome like a hundred billion hot dogs. And if you know what that's a reference to, your awesomeness factor will triple.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2007 on this is awesome at WWdN: In Exile
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Happy birthday, Nolan! Many happy returns! It's so nice to hear about families who are close enough that their teenage kids genuinely enjoy hanging out with their parents.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2007 on happy birthday, nolan! at WWdN: In Exile
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A slightly belated happy birthday to Anne from way out in Boston!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2007 on happy birthday, mrs. wheaton! at WWdN: In Exile
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Tangential but still relevant: Boys Don't Cry does not feature two women making love. If you think that, you kind of missed the point of the film. It featured two female-bodied people, one of whom was male-identified, making love. Referring to a Transgender man as a woman, no matter what his physical state, is disrespectful. Just FYI. (If Kim Peirce referred to him that way, that's all the more disrespectful, because she should know better.) Also, I thought Boys Don't Cry was an R ... are you sure it was NC-17? (It wouldn't remotely surprise me if it were, I just don't remember.)
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2007 on this film is not yet rated at WWdN: In Exile
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I live just outside Boston and had no consciousness of this event until I saw it online. I have never watched [adult swim] nor heard of the show/characters in question, but when I saw a photo of one of the LED 'throwies', as those magnetic things are called, I burst out laughing. Had I seen one in the city, it would not have occurred to me to be afraid of it. I would have thought that it was either advertising or just someone trying to be funny. 21st-century geeky graffiti. The front page of today's Boston Globe (Friday 02 February) shows the two guys giggling at their own arraignment. The rest of the world (yes, world: it made the BBC, if not other international news sources) is wondering why Boston panics so easily, but I don't know anyone who didn't find the whole freak-out to be hilariously stupid. Although I have heard that people over 40ish tended to be the ones freaking out (no one I know over 40ish was remotely scared though). Seems to me that the panic issues are on the part of the assorted law enforcement establishments and the media, and perhaps a handful of actual civilians.
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Another vote for Ubuntu! I converted in the days of Hoary Hedgehog (version 4.05), somewhere between April and October of 2005, and am completely in love with it even three version-upgrades later! You don't have to qualify as a computer enthusiast to install Ubuntu. It's dead easy. Just be aware that part of installing a new OS, unless you're very much a computer enthusiast, means that your hard drive will be cleared of all data, so back up all your documents/pictures/music/etc.! Check http://www.ubuntu.com/ and/or look on amazon.com for Ubuntu books - there are a few good ones out now. And no, I'm not paid to say any of this. :P Just like to gush.
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