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General blathering and occasionally exciting tales of adventure, usually involving the ubiquitous object of my vehicular affection.
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Feb. 12th, 2007 @ 09:25 pm I'm not much of a Villian..
But I suppose I DO feel like this right about now:
You are The Joker
The Joker
70%
Apocalypse
63%
Magneto
61%
Riddler
56%
Two-Face
56%
Venom
54%
Lex Luthor
53%
Mr. Freeze
53%
Dr. Doom
46%
Mystique
40%
Green Goblin
36%
Catwoman
34%
Dark Phoenix
30%
Juggernaut
24%
Poison Ivy
23%
Kingpin
21%
The Clown Prince of Crime. You are a brilliant mastermind but are criminally insane. You love to joke around while accomplishing the task at hand.
Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz
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Feb. 12th, 2007 @ 09:12 pm Missing in action...
Demeanor: depressedBummed out
Sorry I haven't been around- between the triumph of the Star Wars "Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit here in L.A. and the tragedy of my brother Tom's murder last week, I just haven't had time for much elife. Add my computer rebuild of the past month, and it's like a forced vacation...

But I'll post a review of the exhibit Gala event shortly. I probably won't feel too motivated until after Tom's funeral, though.
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Dec. 31st, 2006 @ 06:19 pm Rose Parade Tomorrow!
Demeanor: bouncybouncy
Tags:
Greetings, all! I hope that the New Year is finding you well!

Many of you know of my long association with Lucasfilm through various children's charities, specifically as an officer in the 501st Stormtrooper Legion and a member of the Rebel Legion costuming group. As a thank you for our years of service on the behalf of so many philanthropic fronts, Rose Parade Grand Marshal George Lucas has selected many of us to participate in the parade. I am marching tomorrow, New Year's Day, and thought I would just post an FYI now that I know what my Rose Parade assignment is- watch for me and cheer us on!


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May. 17th, 2006 @ 03:16 am The Power of Human Voice
Demeanor: enthralledenthralled
I live for the opportunity to perform the occasional voiceover, and take a certain delight in mimicry and vocal sound effects. The song in my heart often rises to the surface and becomes the tune on my lips, be it Bono or Bing.

I find an unbridled joy in this ad from the UK, extolling the virtues of the Honda motorcar using a soundtrack of voices in the acoustically marvelous venue of a parking garage. Garrison Keillor, appropriately, does the spoken introduction.

http://ueba.net/html/Civic-ad
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May. 16th, 2006 @ 02:18 am Which Star Wars character are you?
Got this from colleency; is there any doubt who I'd be?


Your results:
You are Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi
99%
Yoda
82%
Qui-Gon Jinn
80%
Princess Leia
74%
R2-D2
73%
Padme
70%
Han Solo
64%
Chewbacca
64%
An Ewok
63%
Mace Windu
61%
You are civilized, calm, and
have a good sense of humor,
even when those around you don't.
You can hold your own in a fight,
but prefer it when things
don't get too exciting.
(This list displays the top 10 results out of a possible 21 characters)
Click here to take the Star Wars Personality Quiz
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May. 10th, 2006 @ 01:12 pm H-Wing update...
The H-Wing is mostly restored -and back on the charity-event circuit- thanks to the folks that have helped with equipment and time. We've now had the car for 6 years (5 in H-Wing mufti), and put 90,000 miles on her.

Still to do:
Fixes:
Repaint the hood.
Touch up paint- entire car.
Repair/replace seats.
Repair/replace antenna.
Replace vinyl graphics
Fix the aux lights, either with lights or PA speakers, but plug up the holes.

Install:
Install fog lamps.
Install the gun tip strobes.
Procure and install lights, automation circuit and sound effects for R2.
Procure and install sound effects for car.
Procure and install power supply for computer.

Recently completed:
Alarm installed.
Interior panels reuphulstered.
Nurnies/rivets repaired.
Brakes done.
Wheels aligned.
Front control arms fixed.
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May. 4th, 2006 @ 04:49 pm Who is more foolish...
Demeanor: amusedamused
Tags:
..the fool, or the fool that calls him one?

Whilst driving to Griffith Observatory via the 10 freeway last week, some kids took advantage of the tragically slow traffic to examine the H-Wing. They were aboard what we call "the short bus", those tiny transports usually reserved for tots political correctness has dubbed "developmentally disabled"; we used to call them "retarded". At the charity events I do, they are called "differently-abled".

Most of the kids were excited to see the car, waving and calling out the windows. Their speech difficulties identified them pretty solidly in the "differently-abled" category. But they were having a great time, yelling at R2 and generally upsetting their bus driver.

As traffic began to speed up, and I finally passed the front of the bus, I heard the following from the window just behind the driver's seat:

"DUDE! Your car is totally retarded!"

It was called out with the slurred voice of authority, and I got the feeling that I had just been dissed by the coolest kid on the short bus, who won a bloodless coup and showed how much cooler he was than I amongst his peers.

I had a smile on my face all day knowing that, among the short bus crowd, I was in the short car.
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Nov. 10th, 2005 @ 11:27 pm Home again, home again...
Demeanor: determineddetermined
Car Reactions: The usual turned heads, and the wide-eyed mechanic.
The H-Wing has returned home. It still needs an awful lot of work, and I have more questions the more I poke around.

On the plus side, after a lot of pressure from folks I put a "donation" button up at www.h-wing.com, and people are actually helping out! I must say it's heartwarming and humbling. The only tangible feedback on the car I usually get (aside from the occasional note under the wiperblades) is hate mail, so it's really a shock to see people give praise with their pocketbooks. Thanks to those that have helped out- I'll send something more personal directly to you.

More sordid details below...Collapse )
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Nov. 5th, 2005 @ 01:27 am My Life as a number...
Demeanor: blahblah
Car Reactions: None- still broken.
Tags:
Fascinating to distill my life into a series of bar graphs. I suppose it's accurate enough... I wonder if my wife's would match. If hers is better, would that make me a good husband?

This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
7.3
Mind:
7.3
Body:
7.3
Spirit:
10
Friends/Family:
7.1
Love:
9.1
Finance:
7.9
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
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Oct. 22nd, 2005 @ 03:09 am H-Wing Update
Demeanor: blahblah
Tags:

I've received so many questions of late, many due to rumor and misinformation, so I've decided to send out an FAQ. Sorry if you know this already, or if you're hearing this for the first time.
____________________________________________

F.A.Q. below.Collapse )

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