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On Boxing Day, Tech TV ran a Call for Help marathon. Call For Help is hosted by my friend Chris. His wife, Gretchen, asked me if I would call in to the show and be part of the madness.
So I did.
Posted by Wil on December 29, 2002 10:01 AM | Permalink
Good job Wil!
December 29, 2002 10:04 AM
Leave it to TechTV to encode it in totally incompatable with anything .wmv so people can actually see it... *grumble*
December 29, 2002 10:18 AM
Hmmmm---I wish I got TechTV. Stupid Indiana and our Amish cable.
Geeks are gods.
December 29, 2002 10:20 AM
nearly there goddamnit!
good for you wil x
December 29, 2002 10:31 AM
Wil, thanks so much for doing it. Chris practically floated home, he was so happy about how it turned out. :) Now I think that it's me who owes YOU a beer! Thanks again, and keep fighting the good skunk fight...
December 29, 2002 10:33 AM
How come my computer never lets me see the cool stuff? I bet it was good though.
Btw, did you try sending your kids after the skunks?
December 29, 2002 10:35 AM
Woah, if you hadn't started talking about your yard, I would not have believed that was you!
so have you tried the sonic repellers yet?
December 29, 2002 10:36 AM
Those .wmv files work with windows media player for Windows and Mac.
If you're a Linux user, they are viewable in the latest version of Xine, and Mplayer.
December 29, 2002 10:36 AM
Wil, it's really cool. It's also a shame they spelt your name wrong in the link. Better luck next time i guess. It was still great anyway.
December 29, 2002 10:46 AM
That was great!
Talking about the sod and skunks... really.
My dad swears that the sonic repellers work against mice but I think that he used them before he had his current dog. I would assume that the noise from those things would bother Ferris.
(psst Gretchen: Your husband's a cutie. One day I want an attractive computer gee^H^H^H guy of my very own. Another one that is, since I had one once...)
December 29, 2002 10:49 AM
Hey, did you move house halfway through that clip?
I hope your cold's better now - you were sounding all bunged-up.
December 29, 2002 10:50 AM
Very cool... did you ever find your DVD remote? Are you going to try those sonic things instead of the red pepper?
Are they going to learn how to spell "Wheaton?"
December 29, 2002 11:06 AM
I have no idea what this is but i'm sure Mr Wheaton did good.
December 29, 2002 11:10 AM
Ok Wil... when will you be hosting a show (or the show *TSS*) on TechTV? No guest hosting but hosting? I know it might affect living arrangements but it is a perfect fit (much better than G4) and only a matter of time...
December 29, 2002 11:16 AM
I only got to watch a couple hours of the insanity on TechTV so I missed you. At least I get to see it on my 'pooter! Very cool.
December 29, 2002 11:29 AM
Cool. Glad you had fun.
Wished I got TechTV on my Cable instead of just offshore. Then I wouldn't a missed your TSS hosting.
December 29, 2002 11:58 AM
The Sonic repellers work great. We use them at the boat house to keep out racoon's. Stopped them right away. Have not noticed any effect on the cat or the dog, but it is 100 yards away from the house.
Brian - Houston |
December 29, 2002 12:01 PM
That was great Wil! LMFAO!! Perfect timing too! I needed a good laugh after a day like today! Thanks a mil, Wil! :)
December 29, 2002 12:07 PM
Dude! When did your voice get so deep? :)
December 29, 2002 12:11 PM
For whatever reason, the video part didn't work, but it sounded neat-o. :o) Way to do your part, Wil. Hope the burning's let up in the last couple of days.
December 29, 2002 12:19 PM
I'm with Clay on this one... man, your voice sounded deep. You could have competed with James Earl Jones there. :)
So can someone explain to those of us who don't get this techtv thing, what is the concept of the Call for Help show? The website tells you everything except that. Should I call in for help on this? ;)
December 29, 2002 12:25 PM
I enjoyed the clip, thanks Wil for the link.
Your cold has given you a deeper sexy Wil voice.
I kept saying to my husband that it certainly
didn't sound like the "Boy".
The Sonic device didn't work on our mice,
and did not bother the dog at all. We tried it
for quite a long time and had no success.
Good luck if you decide to use it.
December 29, 2002 2:11 PM
I was wondering the same thing as ionicus. I envisioned movers walking past you with boxes while you were on the phone.
December 29, 2002 2:40 PM
ha ha Jocelyn I hadn't even noticed they spelled his last name wrong til you said something. oh well, at least they got it right on the tv.
December 29, 2002 3:17 PM
Your voice shocked me so because I hadnt heard you talk in years and you sounded so grown up. DUH YOU ARE!! I hope you get rid of the skunks if it were me I would shoot the fuckers. Best to you and yours, Have a great New Year......
December 29, 2002 3:39 PM
Great call in Wil. :)
Thanks so much for giving the links so the people who don't have cable can watch it.
December 29, 2002 3:48 PM
WW, you gotta make a sound file available for download with you saying "This is CNN"
You were very good...
And by the way, I was watching TV today and I saw you as a priest on some show. When did you do that and what was it? If you've got the time to answer, I'd like to know.
December 29, 2002 4:15 PM
Holy.... WHOA. Total freak-out there, man!!! Your voice was so deep, I had to listen to the clip twice, before I could believe it. Gotta ask though... are you ever going to have the time to broadcast the Burrito again? I miss all the cool music and anecdotes from you, over my computer speakers. I used to like, make lunch while listening, and it was always a challenge whether I could do that without laughing my @$$ off!
P.S.: My sympathies about the cayenne pepper on your pecker, dude. That's just... OUCH!
December 29, 2002 4:37 PM
Was that just the effect from the phone or did you lose like eight octaves over the past five years. WOW!
December 29, 2002 4:37 PM
Wil - long time listener, first time caller here.
LOVED your sexy call-in-TV-show voice. Thanks for the clip.
December 29, 2002 5:35 PM
Television Without Pity (www.televisionwithoutpity.com) has a quick poll on page 3 of their review of ST:X that asks: Who (of the TNG cast) is aging the worst?
Wil, I am happy to say you are not winning that particular poll. I still think you're cute as buttons... ;)
December 29, 2002 6:53 PM
And then I read the rest of the review and they said some not so nice things. Sorry I posted and brought that to everyone's attention. I'm an ass...
December 29, 2002 6:57 PM
LOL- did anyone else notice they couldn't get their act together on the city?? :) One minute it had "Arcadia CA" or something, then it switched to Pasadena. Is Anaheim next? Must be something to do with the witness protection program. Keep us on our toes.
December 29, 2002 6:59 PM
Allan Koeberlin II |
December 29, 2002 7:30 PM
I am glad that you had something cool to do. I
will leave it at that.
December 29, 2002 8:33 PM
Hey, did I miss something? The site is different now. It used to be that when I clicked on the time next to the Comments link, I'd get a page with Wil's blog entry and all the comments. But there was no frame around the outside, just the blog and comments. Now when I click on the time (because I like to see the blog along with the comments), I get a frame around the blog and comments like the home page. Except there's a purple Wil at the top, the heading says Weblog Archives and the links in the frame are in a different size font and are gold instead of blue. When did this happen? Clicking on Comments still opens up a separate little window with just the comments. Preview the post still looks the same, too.
I swear I was reading this site yesterday and it wasn't like this. Or have I lost it?
December 29, 2002 8:57 PM
December 29, 2002 9:14 PM
It did not sound like you. But, it was. Thanks for calling in. It was cool.
December 29, 2002 10:06 PM
Aw, thanks Delphine! :)
December 29, 2002 10:24 PM
You're not fucking funny. You think disrespecting my wife is funny, you pile of fucking shit? It's not.
So knock it the fuck off, asshole.
December 29, 2002 11:08 PM
Erk. Uh... whoa. Wil, man... calm down! Uh... I hate to see you get upset. Dunno what it was she said, and it's probably none of my business. But it's not worth swearing over. Just... not everybody in the world is nice, and I know it hurts to read someone disrespecting someone you love. But that's all it is, Wil. Words. Hot air, from an airhead. And you can bloody quote me on that.
December 29, 2002 11:46 PM
Always cool to catch even just a few grains of Wheat-on thanks for the tipoff to it. Sadly, I only have cable so I don't get TechTV. If only I could hack into one of those low Earth orbiting satellites....
Can ya help me? No? no okay, I understand it's not so very legal and all. Glad to hear you've managed to get one up on the skunk brigade even if it has cost you the loss of some peace in mind & body.
As for that person who obviously ticked you off, I hope you don't let it get to you too much. Some people have little to no life at all and any attention they can get they get off on. You know what's real about your wife and she does as well. Let the fools fark the hell off.
James Chicago |
December 30, 2002 12:21 AM
Wil: You were great, I thought that geeky kid was really impressed that you called. I can relate to the cyan pepper event, I had a similiar experience down in Lousiana when my brother-in-law over seasoned the crawfish. OUCH!
December 30, 2002 12:55 AM
Did he even answer your question? LOL
December 30, 2002 6:45 AM
If you can't get Xine to work, you can always run WMP 6.x under WINE. Works fine for me.
December 30, 2002 7:04 AM
I watched the rest of the clips.
None were as funny as Uncle Willie- well, except maybe Weird Al but that was mostly because of Chris's reaction. He looked like he'd pee in his pants out of excitement.
Imagine the stories that Chris and Gretchen will be telling their children about the day Daddy spoke to Al ('cause the first adjective isn't required when you know him) and Wil ("Wil who?").
I wish I had regular access to Tech TV.
December 30, 2002 7:18 AM
Way cool! Your voice is way deep though! Ignore lori there, fulla crap! Keep Geek alive!
December 30, 2002 9:20 AM
Thanks for the Tech TV link, I am glad they put that up there. I now wish that I had watched more than 5 minutes of the show because then I might I have gotten to see it when it was live.
As to whatever it was that got you so angry at that Lori person, I am sorry about whatever that was that she said. I didn't understand it, just a bunch of numbers to me and I have no idea how they would be used. But we all know that your wife is a great person, you wouldn't have married her if she wasn't. Also, another way that we know she is a great person is by the stuff that you have already said about her on the web site. I haven't read much about her because I don't get online all that often but when I do I check what's new on your site and anytime you have had something up about her see seems like a really great person.
Well, enough of my rambling. Hope you had a great Christmas and hope you have a Happy New Year.
December 30, 2002 10:17 AM
Wil, was that really your voice? It sounded a bit deeper than normal. What was that Lori comment you made back there?
December 30, 2002 11:04 AM
Wow, Wil, you really sound different on the Call for Help site than you do on TNN, which has been running promos all day for their Star Trek movie marathon. Five-assed monkeys? What the heck? I am definitely amused :)
Kimiye, who normally isn't home this time of day
December 30, 2002 11:24 AM
Dude! Weird Al called! WEIRD AL!
Oh yeah, and HMIC.
December 30, 2002 2:18 PM
Just a quick note to say that I enjoyed hearing your voice, especially after not getting the chance to in "Nemesis". I'm also thoroughly enjoying keeping up with your website. Thanks so much for letting us drop by and visit with you, Wil!
December 30, 2002 2:20 PM
The Tech TV clip was interesting, even though I have never seen or heard of Tech TV. Anyhow, why are some of you surprised that Wil's 'voice was so deep?' He's 30 years old. What were you expecting?
December 30, 2002 3:01 PM
I'm still laughing at the TNN promo. George Takei waxing eloquently about the "optimistic future of the human race", Michael Dorn being all serious about a "wagon train to the stars" and Uncle Willie being attacked by the "five-assed monkey people". I nearly fell out of the lazy-boy laughing. Guess who wrote their on lines for this one??? WTG Wil - ya got me!
December 30, 2002 3:32 PM
Wil, like JeffNTx, I thought your comments on the TNN promo were hilarious. I was actually surprised they put that comment on. Good for TNN! The contrast between your words and George Takei's and Michael Dorn's made it even funnier. They even put up drawings to illustrate the money people (villians of the movies). And, whenever Wil can get in a comment about monkeys...
December 31, 2002 9:50 AM
RJC: We're surprised about the deep voice because the other times we heard his voice recently (Radio Free Burrito, infomercial, TNN promos etc) it wasn't so freaking deep. :)
January 1, 2003 2:53 PM