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November 26, 2002

Play for today

To everyone who took a moment of their time and sent positive energy to Bob and his daughter in Iowa: Thank you. There are so many comments in that entry, and so much positive energy...someone commented, quite rightly, that if more people would take a moment out of their day to focus on the positive in life, and share that happiness with others, we'd live in a much better world. Thank you all for making a difference. I mean it.

Haven't heard back from Bob, yet, but when I do, I'll be sure to let everyone know how Katie did.

Today, my friend Kevin and I went down to sixspace to get a closer look at the Glen E. Friedman show, because it closes on Saturday, and have lunch with my friend Sean, who co-owns the gallery. It was awesome. The art scene in Los Angeles has come a long way in the last 5 years, and Sean and Caryn's gallery is set to be one of the leading galleries in the city. I'm really excited for them, and I can't wait to go see their next show.

Also, while googling for links to put into yesterday's entry, I stumbled onto this review of "python," which would be the worst movie I ever did, if "The Curse" didn't exist. I just classified it as a "pay the bills while dressed up like a punk rocker" movie, but for some reason, they actually liked it, and gave it a "B-."

Be gentle.

UPDATE:Some of you masochists have actually talked about wanting to see this movie. Here's an Amazon link. If you really need to see this POS, and you get it from this link, I'll get twenty-five cents. Which is twenty-four cents more than they spent on the snake. ;)

Posted by wil at November 26, 2002 04:21 PM
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Posted by: Brian at November 26, 2002 03:56 PM

Nipple ring huh?

Posted by: YearRoundProduce at November 26, 2002 03:57 PM

Hope you enjoy the next show!!!!!

Posted by: Fred at November 26, 2002 04:05 PM

I'm going to a party with a bunch of horror/sci-fi geeks Friday night. I MUST find a video store that has Python, because this seems like perfect drunken party fare. Rest assured Wil: we'll be laughing with you.


Posted by: MsRetro at November 26, 2002 04:10 PM

punk rock real estate agent*cracks up* thats just wrong on so many levels.

Posted by: chicadee at November 26, 2002 04:11 PM

Billy Zabka! Now that name takes me back. :)

Posted by: Michelle at November 26, 2002 04:13 PM

I have to love the Red Converse All stars Wil

Posted by: Jake at November 26, 2002 04:14 PM

IMDB wasn't so kind to Python. Looking at The Curse...HEY! Wil's sister was born on my 11th birthday!

Posted by: Scott at November 26, 2002 04:18 PM

Give yourself some credit. And to add to this; Thank you for being Wil Wheaton.

Posted by: ze-mag at November 26, 2002 04:22 PM

i must have missed that post about the dad and his baby girl. i tend to feel strongly about issues like this, and i can hardly imagine what it must be like for him. poor thing, what the hell can he do? i regret not being able to send my *mojo* his way this morning, but i wish him and his daughter all the best. of course, my regards possess no significance, but at most that's one more person thinking of him...

Posted by: m at November 26, 2002 04:29 PM

Best comment from the review:

"Behold the power of cheese."

Nuff said. :-)


Hey, that WAS gentle! Get off my back, man!

Posted by: MrsVeteran at November 26, 2002 04:32 PM

" Wil Wheaton with purple hair and a nipple ring?"

Am I so bad that I feel the urge to see this movie now? Amazing.

Posted by: Navygrrl at November 26, 2002 04:33 PM

the nipple ring arouses...MY CURIOSITY YOU JACKASSES!!!

yeah, but the purple hair? thats just too cool. like i said earlier, rock on Uncle Willie..

Posted by: m at November 26, 2002 04:40 PM

Sweet! I was glad to see you NOT wearing the red shirt in the picture. :-)

Posted by: Yo!Philly at November 26, 2002 04:43 PM

I would have to agree that if everyone would stop for just a moment and send focused positive energy/thoughts/prayers most anything is possible, including healing and/or quick recovery.

Perfect example of this is the living proof of my neighbor, who 2 years ago took a 100ft plunge off a cliff, had major head trauma, and has not only lived to tell about it, but is back at work and DRIVING a car...his healing credit is most definately due to the focused minds, bodies and spirits of those who knew of his story, around the world...

Thanks for taking a bit of space here to help facilitate the same for another! Hats off to you!

mojo a-flowing for them here!

Posted by: spamoni at November 26, 2002 04:55 PM

I see Dave Coullier will be doing the voice of Tramm for the new Teen Titans cartoon.If anything should give you hope for a future Unka Wilie it's that Dave Coullier can still get work in Hollywood ;-0 By the way did you know Dave claims to be the (GUY) Alanis Morisset is singing about in her song "you ought to know"?

Posted by: redrhinox at November 26, 2002 04:59 PM

Oh,by the way here is something I think everyone would be interested in.www.pbslice.com

Posted by: www.pbslice.com at November 26, 2002 05:08 PM

I second redrhinox. You'd be working with Mr. Full House/Muppet Voice himself! I *must* watch this show! :-D

Posted by: Shannon at November 26, 2002 05:12 PM

umm. . "Python" wasn't written by THAT Philip Roth, was it?

Posted by: Geoff at November 26, 2002 05:16 PM

sometimes wil posts in the late afternoon so that he can go do something else 5ish, but gotta watch those 4:20 posts, someone could misinterpret.
drink mojocola. yay book-by-xmas.

Posted by: arbi at November 26, 2002 05:20 PM

If you think "Python" was or is something to sniker @ did anyone see Wil in "Fag Hag" a 1998 Troma Film in which he played a Christian bookstore and Nail Salon owner? For those of you who dont know,the Troma film company brought us such classics as the Toxic Avenger and Kabuki Man.
Wil has also done animated voice work for the movie The Secret of Nimh.

Posted by: redrhinox at November 26, 2002 05:31 PM

I am SO looking forward to the next exhibit at Sixspace.
Coop+Pirates=Giddy little me!
I did send out my mojo as I walked this morning, thinking about everything and nothing all at the same time.
You know when something happens that really changes your life for the better?
It's been kind of like that recently.

Posted by: Divana Redforest at November 26, 2002 05:49 PM

I still haven't forgiven you for Python. And to think that I once trusted your taste in movies...

LOL Just kidding. I've never actually seen it...

Posted by: SpiderWebb at November 26, 2002 06:06 PM

I see you shared the screen in Python with such greats as: the typecasted bad guy Robert Englund who still milks his Freddie Krueger fame, and the ultra eye candy guy Casper Van Diem.

Damn, I wish they'd make another Starship Troopers so we could see more co-ed shower scenes & hot naked whipping a la S&M military style. Maybe they'll make a sequel for the Pax network?

Posted by: RetroRandy at November 26, 2002 06:21 PM

I don't understand why some movies even get re-released on DVD. Do you really think there are that many people clamoring to posses their very own super snazzy, enhanced version of "Python" out there?

Posted by: yodelingwerty at November 26, 2002 06:34 PM

I'm clamoring to get my hands on the DVD. Only $9.94 at Wal-Mart.

Personally, I loved Python. It wasn't Citizen Kane, but it was an enjoyable Giant Snake movie. I got to meet Richard Clabaugh, the director, this summer, and it was fun to poke fun at him about it.

Hey, at least it wasn't BATS.

Posted by: Random_Tangent at November 26, 2002 06:43 PM

I've stumbled on your site due to Fark. Just wanted to let you know 2 things - after reading some of your stuff... I really wanted to recommend the book The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. And second, I live in a crappy town called Wheaton - lived here all my life... after reading your thoughts and such, just wanted to say thanks for making the name Wheaton a little less grating.

Posted by: Colleen at November 26, 2002 06:57 PM

I saw Python for one reason: to see Wil. I'm a rabid Wil fan: I still have my fan club membership card! haha!

And I really didn't think The Curse was so bad. Check out Mr Stitch, if you haven't seen that; that one was really different.

My favorite Wil flick? Last Prostitute is definitely up there.


Posted by: Carlos Soriano at November 26, 2002 06:59 PM

What up wil
I love this website man its hella cool man
by the way saw your family ties episode the other night got a kick out of it.


Posted by: kevin at November 26, 2002 07:02 PM

Hmmm...am I the only person on this planet that liked The Curse??? Well so what if I watched over and over again with my sister aboout oh what 15 years ago. My sister loved horror films and I searched it out because it had Wil Wheaton in it. Totally grossed me out but watched it many many times till I could handle it, mostly. Never wanted to see Python even with Casper being in it but now knowing that both Casper and Wil are in it I might have to go buy it now.

Some of my favs...The Last Prostitute, Toy Soldiers, December..

Posted by: LadyPink at November 26, 2002 07:22 PM

WILLIAM ZABKA???!!!! I thought he fell off the face of the earth after the Karate Kid movies. Remember, he played "Johnny" who really liked to kick Ralph Macchio's ass. Considering Ralph Macchio is 41, I think I want to kick his ass too. Wil, can you track down Ralph Macchio and kick his ass for me? You are much closer to him than I am.


Posted by: Brad Kimberly at November 26, 2002 07:35 PM

#1 Python (though i havent seen it) sounds like just my type of movie. i will be putting it on my things to rent list

#2 Dood i have the exact same shoes that your wearing in the pic. if yours are size 10 i'll just laugh. Nice cast your with on that show too :) Isnt animation great

Posted by: Denise at November 26, 2002 07:39 PM

Like your red shoes... will insert foot in mouth if I picked the wrong person... *grin*

Posted by: Natalia at November 26, 2002 07:41 PM

Wil, I made a point of looking at the picture on Marv Wolfman's website, and I don't think you look like a dork at all! In fact, I don't think you're a dork--PERIOD!! There's no way you can be a dork if you have enough compassion to put a request for "mojo" for a little girl on your website the way you did! To me, that's the mark of a WORLD-CLASS (and I mean HIGH-class!) DUDE!!

There's an old saying that what goes around comes around, and I hope it holds true in this case! To be specific, I hope your reward for this selfless act of kindness includes (but is NOT limited to) getting as much work (and I mean MEGABUX work!) as you can handle--including being re-instated in the next STTNG movie--Rick Berman's wishes to the contrary notwithstanding! In short, DUDE, I hope your career goes to Warp Factor 10--AND STAYS THERE!!

And I especially hope that you and your family have the happiest of Thanksgivings.

Tom Nichol

Posted by: Tom Nichol at November 26, 2002 08:02 PM

LMAO. The last couple of times I've been in Target, I've gotten VERY close to picking up "Python." When I saw the name of the character you portrayed, I thought, "Sweet! I bet Uncle Willy gets EATEN!"

So am I right, or do I have to spend the $4.99 on the DVD? ;)

Posted by: Gwalchmai at November 26, 2002 08:03 PM

Why didn't you tell us you were working with Dave Coulier also?

I mean...he was the funniest ranger on a TV show based in San Francisco w/o gay characters.

Except for Dave anyway. :-) Where is that Candice Cameron now anyway?! I thought she was soo hot back then!

Posted by: Tim at November 26, 2002 08:03 PM

heh... ``while googling for links to put into yesterday's entry, I stumbled onto this review of "python," which would be the worst movie I ever did, if "The Curse" didn't exist.''

that almost sounds like something Kibo would write. although he'd throw in a couple references to "Sssss" and "The Monkey's Paw", followed by a description of "python" re-made in the same style as "Clutch Cargo", but with John Travolta's lips.

Posted by: talysman the ur-beatle at November 26, 2002 08:23 PM


At least you starred with keith coogan..heh..oh and freddy kruger (robert england) and jenny mccarthy...heh

Posted by: Bryan at November 26, 2002 08:41 PM

Just wanted to say excellent choice for the title of this post -- one of my favorite Cure songs and the video is such a goof, Robert Smith never looked so clean-cut!

Sending belated mojo to Katie (didn't see that post until now).

Posted by: Tanya at November 26, 2002 09:17 PM

That's insane. Someone I know here bought Python for absolutely no reason on DVD and when he told me that Wil Wheaton was in it, I was like "Huh? Whoa! I wonder why I've never heard about it!"

Now, I think I know.

Posted by: Pandaman at November 26, 2002 10:54 PM

Haha, geez, you do not look like a dork. Just a nerd. ;)

Python...why does that sound familiar? Damn it, I wonder if I've seen it. If not, it still sounds, hehe, interesting *ahem* enough to check out. And trust me, it can't be bad. I've seen REALLY bad movies. Really bad. No, I'm not kidding.

Posted by: Ruth Woytsek at November 27, 2002 12:36 AM

Can't comment now. Taking a monster shit. --Love Donnie.

Posted by: crusher at November 27, 2002 01:01 AM

Hey, just was cruising for something completely unrelated, and stumbled onto this little goldmine. My God Wil, no offence, but I thought you were dead!! Christ, this is weird. Anyway, sitting here in my office in Dublin, and it's raining cats, dogs, elephants, and various other heavy objects, and just wanted to say that while it's weird, it's good to see you're doing something!!! See ya!!

Posted by: Seamus at November 27, 2002 01:20 AM

Can I just mail you a quarter and save myself the agony?

Posted by: rghermes at November 27, 2002 01:34 AM

i LOVE bad movies...if this PYTHON is as bad you say it is...then it's a must see in my book!...it is a very thin line sometimes between bad and true art!...at the very least it'll be good for a chuckle.

Posted by: d. burr at November 27, 2002 04:23 AM

Heheheh I remember that movie. My brother was watching it and since there was nothing else on TV, I sat down with him half way through it. Then after a few minutes we saw one of your scenes and I looked at him and said, "Isn't that...?" And he said, "Yeah, it is..." Then I said, "What the ?" Wasn't very good but it wasn't very bad either... B- is right. By the way, nice picture. :):):)

Hope Katie feels better soon.

Posted by: Nadia at November 27, 2002 04:51 AM

I went to look at that picture on that sight
>snickers to herself
and I must say that picture was
>snicker turns to faint giggle
very, um
>giggle turns to outrageous laughter

it was cool. I'm just giving you a hard time... it wasn't that bad... I actually really liked your shoes. (you can tell I'm trying right) ;)

I'm just kidding. Good pic

Posted by: Tiffany at November 27, 2002 05:23 AM

As you can see I can't pell for beans and am an eliterate monkey

Posted by: Tiffany at November 27, 2002 05:25 AM

*candace cameron found*

since people brought up wil working with dave coulier (isn't he canadian?) and that lead tim to wonder what happened to coulier's full house co-star candace cameron, i thought i would share what i know about her...

candace cameron bure married NHL hockey player valeri bure and they have three kids... and i know all this because i am a big hockey fan NOT a tiger beat weeny... :P

to tim (and others who drooled over her), when i googled i found this:

it seems she contributes to this site but somebody else runs it... and whoa! there is a whole section of pictures of her as a mommy.. from being preggers to fun with the kids on the beach... i'll give her this much - she seems happy...


*message to wil*

wil, could you please post a complete list of everything you have had a role in - movies, TV, animation etc... if you create links to amazon and all the places people can order these works of art from, i am sure you will see a heck of a whole lot of 25 cent pieces... :>

love the site *a lot*... your take my ability to procrastinate when i am faced by huge magazine/editorial deadlines (i'm an editor) to new levels... thank YOU...

carpe diem...

Posted by: renee at November 27, 2002 06:00 AM

Wil, My mom owns Phython on DVD and absolutely loves it! I am dead serious. She made me watch it when I was down visiting. It is very bad and corny but since you were in it I enjoyed it...especially when your last scene in the movie. Your last line cracked me up in stitches. Anyways just to warn people...there's a big Lesbian sex scene at the begining....very showy sex scene. It was horrifying to watch because my grandmother and mom were in the room. *Shivers* That thought still freaks me out.

Posted by: Artisticspirit at November 27, 2002 06:05 AM

This was a Consumer Review on the amazon.com "Python" page:

Reviewer: big-f-gee from cape coral, fl USA

"....If you are like me and watched STAR TREK: Next Generation, you need to see this film. Wesley Crusher gets what he had coming to him."


Posted by: marrasaff at November 27, 2002 06:50 AM

Robot Jox.

Ya can't 'top' that train wreck.

Posted by: Michael at November 27, 2002 07:05 AM

Hey Wil, at least you weren't in Anaconda. I never saw Python but figure it can't be worse. That review is hilarious. Now I want to see the film.

P.S.-Belated mojo to the little girl and her family.

Posted by: Joseph at November 27, 2002 07:39 AM

You do not look like a complete dork. Stop thinking those thoughts right now! Remember, what you think about, you bring about. Talk positive to yourself. Think about this, would you call your friend a dork? Why would you say such a mean thing to yourself when you would never say a such a mean thing to your friends!

You're NOT a dork! It's a great picture!

Posted by: SharonC at November 27, 2002 08:02 AM

The Curse would have been so much cooler if you'd had purple hair and a nipple ring :)

Looks like you had a great time doing the animation recording. I imagine doing cartoon voices is quite fun.

Posted by: ionicus at November 27, 2002 08:39 AM

Rene'e asked for a listing of Wil's work...You can find a listing of Wil Wheaton's acting credits,story synopsis,and even purchase movies @ www.ifilm.com.Type in Wil's name in the search box and go from there.

Posted by: www.ifilm.com at November 27, 2002 09:20 AM

Now I have to rent Python simply because it looks funny. Apparently I'm on the Six Degrees of Wil Wheaton radar with that movie. In the summer my friend was a PA on a film that Casper was in. It's not like they were friends or anything but I think she saw him a few times and spoke to him on the phone occasionally. Does that even count as a degree?

Posted by: Delphine at November 27, 2002 10:14 AM

Hey Wil, I loved Python, you were great

The snake sucked

and Unfortunately you died and didn't make it to Pythons 2 starring none other then the great William Zabka

Which was made for the Sci-fi network and drops on DVD on January 21st 2003.

Go Zabka!

Posted by: Mimz at November 27, 2002 10:50 AM

All this talk of Python has me intrigued, so I put it at #1 in my Netflix queue. I mean, purple hair and a nipple ring - this I gotta see. I'm already laughing at it. Woo. Getting it from Netflix (which, unfortunately [or maybe not so much], doesn't have The Curse) makes it feel like I'm not actually paying for it, which makes me feel better (sorry, Wil).

Cool that someone else mentioned the Cure reference.

Posted by: rachell37 at November 27, 2002 11:32 AM

Okay, I have this idea for a really *great* horror movie...

There's this actor guy who was in a really crappy B movie as a kid. He hates it so much he locates everyone who ever bought a video of it, and kills them, but not before getting them to destroy the video while he watches with an evil glint in his eye. But he gets caught before every copy is accounted for, and as his punishment he is forced to watch it all day for the rest of his life.

Wil could play the lead role...


Posted by: ionicus at November 27, 2002 01:08 PM


I actually liked "Python". Sure it was cheesy, shlocky pap with one of the least convincing CGI snakes I have ever seen (and I've seen em all, I love cheapo horror movies), but a lot of the character interaction was really quite fun, and more interesting than the alledged plot, and I thought that you, Wil Wheaton, should have had star billing. I loved your character, especially the "Dude, you woke me up for a snake?" line.
And the blue hair.
Definately a six pack and curry movie.

I also want to see "The Curse". Not, Im afraid to say, because Wil is in it, but because its an adaption of the HP Lovecraft weird tale "The Dunwich Horror", and I'm a devoted Lovecraft fan, and am trying to get to see all of the Lovecraft inspired movies.

Cthulhu fhtagn!

Posted by: fluffy at November 27, 2002 02:42 PM

Whoops, my mistake. It wasn't "The Dunwich Horror" at all, it was the "Colour Out of Space".

Huh, there goes my Cthulhu Credibility.

Posted by: fluffy at November 27, 2002 04:00 PM

I haven't seen Python, but it's got to be better than Battfield Earth... http://us.imdb.com/Title?0185183

Posted by: Rob at November 27, 2002 04:32 PM

i LOVED "battlefield earth"...it was a truly awful film...but in a good way...john travolta gave a fantastic, over the top, shatnerian performance...this film is one to be watched by true fans of bad sci-fi!...i hope travolta gets a chance to make the sequel...maybe the sci-fi channel would bankroll it.

Posted by: d. burr at November 28, 2002 06:34 AM

I know Uncle Willie doesn't get his $.25 from this, but paypal him the quarter, if ya want. The movie is available on E-bay for all you masochists that need to see it. I found 4 copies when I typed "python Robert Englund" into the search there some for a "Buy It Now for $2.99" Ah, forget it, if you're that masochistic, you prolly want to pay the big bucks too.

Posted by: Aunt Patchy at November 28, 2002 06:53 AM

Please tell us that you didn't actually have to pierce yourself for the movie.(considering the budget, you might have had to as they couldn't afford the additional spirit gum as Casper's 'stash sucked up the entire sfx budget for glue....ugh.)

/rambling idiot

Posted by: Irascible at November 29, 2002 12:04 PM

It's been said, but Uncle Willie deserves a repremand for paying absolutely no lip service to the mighty Dave Coulier. Oh sure, Marv Wolfman this, Marv Wolfman that, the host of tv's Out of Control, NADA.

You should be ashamed.

Well, not really, but I'm just sayin'.

many salutes and signs of admiration from a first time commenter-


Posted by: Sol at December 2, 2002 01:05 PM

That's funny...as soon as you mentioned Python I got thinking about a really bad POS I worked on called King Cobra. I get to the Amazon page and there is the POS Snake Movie Two Pack featuring King Cobra. *snicker* We all have our crosses to bear, I guess!

Posted by: Eibhear at December 3, 2002 12:33 PM

I purchased PYTHON so I could finally see Wil play a heterosexual. Brilliant!

Posted by: writebear at December 5, 2002 10:16 AM

Hey Billy, I loved Python, And if I was 10 years younger I'd go for you myself. I've seen #1 and $2 you are hot babe I'd like a list of all your movies I want them all. Love your work babe Keep it us.

Posted by: Lillie Urie at January 26, 2003 03:21 AM

I just found Python on DVD at Zellers for $9.87(CDN). I had to buy it - I saw it on TV once and just howled. I LOVE your last line in that flick Wil - it was my sig file for months. I predict that Python will become a classic B-movie. Wil - be proud!

Posted by: Amy at February 7, 2003 10:56 AM
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