I love this whole album, and just found out she's coming to the Wiltern in October ... but it looks like the show's sold out.

FML.

littlejohn22:
i love it too, it is well done

August 23rd is the official birthday of Wil Wheaton dot Net, which went live on this day way back in 2001, in all its ugly hand-coded glory.

I didn’t know then that this blog would change my life, begin a new career for me as a writer, and eventually give me a second act in my life. It’s been one hell of a...
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wizard0:
I was actually thinking of the Stand By Me movie before I even got to the last paragraphs.  Life is strange sometimes.
bromopar:
Wow.  That's a long time to run a blog, I don't think most ever make it past a year or two though I may just be pulling that oit of my ass.  Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

I think I have a mild summer cold. I'm sneezing like crazy, I have a headache that won't go away, my throat is irritated, and I don't have the energy I would expect to normally have.

It could be allergies, but the symptoms aren't responding to any allergy medication, so that's making allergies an unlikely source of this unpleasantness.

This...
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soopknertzi:
I watched the miniseries of Stephen Kings "The Stand" a lot as a teen. Summer colds scare the shit out of me. "You best be careful, Hap. Those summer colds are the worst". I think it was Joe Bob Briggs that said it. Rambling aside, try a neti pot for the nose. Helps with my allergies and my snoring apparently. Good luck. Feel better. Watch out for people named Flagg.
britishdoll:
oh yikes! I haven't got a cold this summer thank goodness (knock on wood). I hate getting colds because they make me feel so tired all the time. Hope you feel better

Earlier this year, I became completely hooked on the podcast Serial. I wasn't alone, as it rocketed to the top of the charts in every podcast directory, and became A Thing for about three months.

Ever since it ended, I've been looking for something to pick up where it left off, in terms of pacing, compelling subject matter, production quality, and intellectual stimulation...
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catdad:
If you aren't already familiar, I highly recommend the Ruby series and Jack Flanders series at zbs.org if you are interested in some radio drama/comedy type stuff for listening during travel or down time.  They are well done, though have kinda been running on fumes for the last couple of decades.  The best stuff was in the first two decades. 
irobotdave:
Thank you for the recommendation! I'll definitely check it out.

My sleep tracker says that I slept for 8 hours last night, but it’s lying. I slept for about 3 minutes, because I spent the rest of the time I was in bed trapped in a stress dream that touched nightmare territory from time to time, but was so weird it’s worth sharing.

I was in a play, but I didn’t know...
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I have to run out to work (I’m finishing an audiobook job today), but before I go, I wanted to share this gallery of super weird and interesting things I made yesterday using Google’s Deep Dream.

It’s surprisingly satisfying to make these things, and it’s a whole lot of fun to tweak the various settings to figure out what they do.

_tombstone_:
Weird and cool = 👍
sanitariumlxix:
That's certainly different. Good way different, BTW. 

I’ve loved magic since I was a little kid — In fact, I still have some of the magic-show-in-a-box sets that my aunt Val gave me when I was growing up — and I always wanted to be a member at the Magic Castle, but I couldn’t, because I wasn’t a real magician. Recently, though, the Castle changed its rules, and started allowing a...
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bedhead20150720 This morning's bedhead was pretty epic.

Lots of work to finish today before I have lots of work this week. I don't feel particularly inspired to write a thing, so here's a list of things that may be relevant to your interests:

I've been making some Not A Radio Free Burritos. This may interest some of you.

Wilco has a
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baalseraph:
If you grow that beard and hair a bit more you could easily guest star in Vikings. :)
littlejohn22:
loving table top so much, my wife and I are looking into getting Ticket To Ride next. We saw your tabletop and when your wife hit the table with her hand....OMG, i laughed so hard. Have a great day. you hair is so grand

I've been trying to get myself on a sleep schedule that is consistent with the rest of humanity in my timezone. This isn't easy, because my brain naturally wants to sleep between 2am and 10am, and has been that way pretty much my whole life. But in summer, especially, I like to get up early before it's close to 100°, walk the...
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wahya:
Holy shit, the title of this blog got me so excited. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my favorite books. 
baalseraph:
This happens to me every now and then, and I really hate it. The following day usually feels like I'm hungover, but unfortunately without the benefit of being drunk the night before. :/ But there's a thing that helps me falling asleep when my brain starts going into overdrive at night: I once saw an episode of The Mentalist with Simon Baker -a show I really, really like- where he gives advice to a terminally ill man who suffers from Insomnia. He tells him to close his eyes and count his breaths, namely with "one" for breathing in and "two" for breathing out, repeating this until he falls asleep. And please don't laugh, but it works perfectly for me. :)
“Take care of yourselves, watch the people around you carefully, and cordon off the ones who are toxic, so that the universe can decontaminate them for you through exposure and death.”

-Warren Ellis

This is always very good advice (I’ve written some version of it myself at various times), but it’s especially poignant for me to read it from Warren, now, because I...
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sabbauth:
I'm a great fan of Warren Ellis. Often, the things he says are pretty obvious, but he writes them is such a direct way . May I ask where this quote has been taken from? 
wilwheaton:
@sabbauth It's from a semi-private newsletter that he sends out once a week.