This is wandrew's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following wandrew's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
wandrew
Recent Activity
I was about 5.6 yrs old on 7/20/69. I don't remember it either. My dad was an electrical engineer, and we had a TV (B&W ATT) so I'm sure we did, but I honestly don't remember. That, and anything about my grandfather, are some memories I'd like back, but I have a sneaking suspicion Ritalin took them from me. Of course, I can't prove anything and I don't want to get off on a rant here..(too late!) ; )
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2010 on one small step for man at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
That was so cool that the interviewer knew your c.v. as an actor AND was a huge fan of Neil Gaiman. I thought it was great that you two had a moment where she said Neil was formative to her in high school and your eyes just lit up when you said, "Me too!" I met Neil briefly @ an SPX in DC about a decade ago. I basically said, "I don't want or need an autograph, but a friend of mine has written this book about what happened in Waco and it totally contradicts what the media was saying about the Branch Davidians, so I'd love it if you'd take a copy." He thanked me, said he would and took the book from me. Very gracious, and INCREDIBLY talented. Apropos of nothing, I'm getting tired of Explorer asking me if I want it to save passwords. Do I LOOK like I'm made out of stupid?
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2010 on in which wil is live at seven at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
THE PICARD FACEPALM!!!!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on presented without comment at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
I'd always thought LeVar was a class act. And Jonathan too. That's so cool you got to say that to them.
1 reply
I'm so glad you got to meet Stan Lee, Will, and glad he was as cool as advertised. One of my first fan experiences was walking down a hotel hallway in DC in the late 1970s and there--sitting in a plush chair--was Robert Bloch, author of PSYCHO, and the STOTS episodes "What Are Little Girls Made Of?," "Catspaw" and "Wolf In The Fold." I was 13 ATT, and 13-year olds of course are not known for their restraint. About anything. But something in me said, "Be cool, don't drool." So I stopped briefly and said, "Hi, Mr Bloch, how are you?" He smiled and said he was fine and how was I? I replied in the affirmative, said, "Nice meeting you" or somesuch, and went on my way. Years later, I found out from a fan that had been at that con that he actually wouldn't have minded a chat. The one time as a kid I reined myself in, and I missed a chance to tell one of my favorite writers what his work meant to me. 30 years later, I had the same chance with Ray Bradbury @ the LA Book Fair, and didn't blow it. You couldn't have missed me afterwards; I walked around UCLA for an hour with a uncrackable grin stuck on my face.
1 reply
"We have to understand our universe. We have to know what's out there. I think we have to keep looking up, and we have to keep exploring, because if we keep screwing up our own planet in the relentless pursuit of even more money for jerks who don't care about the rest of us, we're going to need someplace to go." QFFT. Events of the past 1.5 months have added proof to this assertion. BTW, who would've thought Kevin Costner and James Cameron would end up possibly cleaning up BP's mess?
1 reply
This is so full of WIN that it defies description. And the winner of the Internet is..."The Empire Strikes Back!" (1950)
Toggle Commented May 21, 2010 on The Empire Strikes Back (1950) at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
i hope you're all holding up Ok in this downpour. i'll see if I can logon to yr Twitterfeed. love to U, anneand all the Wheatons--
1 reply
Sounds like you had a hella good time. Congrats (esp on the beard)!!! Sorry I couldn't think where else to post this but well-known Canadian SF writer Peter Wells was recently arrested at the US-Canada border, apparently for having the gall to ask a border officer a question and refusing to take "Get back in the car!" for an answer. Full story from Cory Doctorow here: http://io9.com/5424502/sf-writer-peter-watts-arrested-beaten-at-us%20canadian-border
1 reply
"As for Mama Cass, that was my suggestion; Wil had something else that he can share if he chooses, but I thought it was unlikely to be in the zeitgeist a decade from now. And, like it or not, the legend has far outstripped the truth on this one." So are you suggesting perpetuating the legend at the cost of the truth? I don't think that's what the screenwriter of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence had in mind when he wrote this: "When the legend becomes truth, print the legend." Or you could just go to Wikipedia and type in Mama Cass.
1 reply
If you got ears, you got to listen!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on 8 Bit Beefheart at WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Couldn't find anywhere else for this, so... This is brilliant: an 8-bit rendering of Miles Davis' classic album Kind of Blue. http://kindofbloop.com/
1 reply
I'm sure someone's already said this, but the one thought that might comfort you is that you gave Ferris eight years she might not have had. When my Mom died, us three male survivors (Dad, my brother and me) basically were treading water for six months after. If some of Dad's friends hadn't arranged a meeting with his childhood sweetheart, I don't think he would have lived much longer. Know that our thoughts are with you all.
1 reply
Wish I could but that night I have to go to a country club and listen to a real mensch talk about MS while eating a really excellent free meal and drink iced tea. Man it sucks being me. ; )
1 reply
One of the few good things about that episode (besides the hot women) was Judith Jones' reaction when Wesley accidentally violates planetary law. She obviously knows what's going to happen to him, she just met and really likes him, and it FUCKING HURTS. All of that comes through in her reaction. Really good scene.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2009 on justice is served, edo-style! at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
To quote the guy on Flickr, this is full of win. It must be put on a T- immediately if not sooner.
1 reply
Boy, it's a good thing Anne didn't give the salesgirl a look, otherwise said salesgirl would be in a rubber room right now, muttering "her eyes...her eyes...they BURN...they BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2009 on LA Daily: analog folding @ home at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Wow indeed. The only parts that didn't work for me were the obviously animated bits, and the two anchors with separate desks (I don't think Huntley/Brinkley did that), but otherwise a near-perfect recreation of the period. BTW, I know you've been hella busy, but I thought you would've written something by now about the passing of Mr McGoohan. Any idea when you'll be posting on that?
1 reply
I'm getting ready to order my "Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul" stickers.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2009 on choosing hope over fear at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Hella awesome. Hella, hella, hella.
1 reply
I'm about ready to give up on AOL. Their popups are extremely annoying, you STILL can't alphabetize bookmarks (which would be of IMMENSE help to yours truly), keeps turning My Routine off, even when I’m still online, only allows one attachment per email (Yahoo can do up to 10, 10 MB total) and has this *really* annoying tendency to send my e-mails BEFORE I'M DONE TYPING THEM! I don't want to get off on a rant here, but if there's any AOL people reading this, you need to do what Kenan Thompson's character on SNL says: FIX IT! I'll tell you how. Three easy steps: 1) Fix! 2) It! 3) FIX IT!
1 reply
That sounds like it was awesome. Thai food rules! (As does Portishead, esp. the new album.)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2008 on also, i have a lava lamp at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
That sounds like it was awesome. Thai food rules! (As does Portishead, esp. the new album.)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2008 on also, i have a lava lamp at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Gabba gabba, we accept you, one of us, one of us.
1 reply