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(TechTV)   Wil Wheaton to co-host TechTV's The Screen Savers on Friday, Aug. 22   ( divider line
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2003-08-21 01:34:13 PM  
Wil, it is your turn to wear the kilt?
2003-08-21 03:53:42 PM  
I agree. Wil should definitely wear a utilikilt.
2003-08-21 03:56:39 PM  
*sets his PC-Vcr up*
I'll be watching it, unless a customer calls - then I'll have it recorded for *cough*backup*cough*purposes...
If anyone misses it, I'll see what I can do. ;)
thank B0b for Video cards with TV-in and large Hard Drives :D
2003-08-21 04:02:05 PM  
... as the link to the information on the show at their website slowly fades away into a mouseover....
2003-08-21 04:03:26 PM  
Wil, watch out for Leo, he demands the spotlight.

Did anyone watch Leo and the flight-sim guy ( interrupt each other to death? It was like a frenzied dork-fest.
2003-08-22 05:34:32 AM  
what ever happened to extended play?
i know it changed but when and what is it now?
2003-08-22 05:42:39 AM  
This so called net geek that resembles an actor you mean...
2003-08-22 05:43:43 AM  
FlamingGuts: It's now called X PLay, or summat.
2003-08-22 05:45:02 AM  

Actually, I think it's great that one of our better-known Farkers is
finally getting long overdue public exposure.

Wil Wheaton, also credited as "Little Willie" Wheaton, was mostly
known for his somewhat tedious character on Star Trek: The
Next Generation, in which he portrayed Wesley Crusher. Fans
of the show despised the character and "Little Willie" Wheaton
was replaced in the second season by actor Scott Baio, who turned
the character around into one of television's most beloved teen
posterboys. Baio grew to be TV's first billionaire child actor
from the residuals.

Not being one to let a minor setback effect his career, "Little Willie"
went on to portray bad boy Johnny Blackjack on daytime's One
Life to Live
for the next seven years until he suffered a near-fatal
bowling accident in 1995.

Nowadays, "Little Willie" makes numerous guest appearances on
various internet websites and infomercials dealing with computer
products, as well as his role as the voice-over for the animated
series Bibleman, Bibleman is a super hero who defeats
villains such as Dr. Decepto and Madame Glitz with prayer and the
sword of truth; and the show is immensely popular in the old Soviet
republic of Tajikistan, where "Little Willie" now resides with his seven
wives and 32 children....


2003-08-22 05:48:59 AM  
I heard he divorced the Red Head and has taken up smoking hash. Apparently since Afghanistan got cleaned out - the hash market has taken a serious beating. Little Willie should be able to use his contacts with former KGB operatives to restore supply lines and make a hefty profit for himself and his wives as well.
2003-08-22 05:49:05 AM  
2003-08-22 05:34:32 AM FlamingGuts

It's now called x-play. Same show with different writers. Adam Sessler is still there but with new hotness (Morgan Webb).
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* searches franticly for a shred of dignity *
2003-08-22 05:59:57 AM  
Wheaton Sucks.
2003-08-22 06:03:04 AM  
Gunslinger, you misspelled rocks.
2003-08-22 06:20:59 AM  
wow, wil's career really is on the up and up, i mean co-hosting something that will be watched by literally dozens of people! omg!
2003-08-22 06:33:40 AM  
Star Trek sucks.
2003-08-22 06:35:22 AM  
I don't know what's funnier. Fark being proud of our token celebrity member or our token celebrity member getting ripped on horribly by so many people in the threads whenever his name comes up.
2003-08-22 07:36:40 AM  
whea wil whea wil geek you
(stomp stomp clap)
whea wil whea wil geek you
2003-08-22 07:48:48 AM  
Wheaton rots.
2003-08-22 07:50:16 AM  
Wil seems to be more active now than when he was in that show with that space kid in it. You know, "Weasely Crapper" or whatever the character's name was. And by the looks of it, he's having buttloads more fun doing it. Go Wil go!

Just try to resist the urge to stuff your pockets with cracker packets from the set's catering tray this time, OK?
2003-08-22 08:09:50 AM  
btw, where did his comments-thingie on his site go? did I miss something?
2003-08-22 08:11:55 AM  
ohh yeah, i think ive seen it

he hits on that girl soooo much
2003-08-22 08:21:55 AM  

He got to much hate mail and flames, because he expressed his opinion on his blog. So he took it down because it was sucking... energy from him.
2003-08-22 08:22:02 AM  
Wasn't he just on a few months ago as a guest when they had to go over to his house and show him how to do something painfully simple like install some software or something?

"Here's how you open your CD tray Wil. Now you just click on the 'Next' button..."

... and now he's co-hosting the show??

Why you people worship this lame-O is beyond me.
2003-08-22 08:27:22 AM  
Lol, thx Mr.Sphynx.
2003-08-22 08:34:16 AM  
Wheaton rocks.

/scrambling to find a blank tape for the VCR
2003-08-22 08:42:17 AM  
I hope he wears "THE" shirt.
2003-08-22 08:47:39 AM  
Do people actually watch the TechTV?

I on one occasion stumbled on the network and I wasn't the least bit impressed. Maybe it was just the show, but I seemed not to be in the target demographic (which seemed to be high school aged males ages 10-20).
2003-08-22 08:53:01 AM  
I guess it beats Food Stamps.
2003-08-22 08:58:13 AM  
Maybe there'll be an episode describing the process by which the flux capasitor was produced.

Oh wait, thats Michael J. Fox. Who the fark is wil weaton?

I'd rather see a show hosted by Dirk Benedict.
2003-08-22 09:04:37 AM  
theflyingdutchman: Isn't that also Fark's demographics?
2003-08-22 09:09:19 AM  
theflyingdutchman: Isn't that also Fark's demographics?
I...I.I'm fwee
I can...I can count to fwee.
2003-08-22 09:16:59 AM  

You should grab this weekend's episode of X-play. I saw it while flipping channels and I hate what they did to Morgan's hair. It is now a fake red/black. It was the best when she was on the screen savers, her longer natural brown.
2003-08-22 09:27:45 AM  
I would rather watch an episode of "When Animals Attack".

Gotta love that pitbull that clamps onto the hand of the dog catcher while the fat lady screams in the background.
2003-08-22 09:31:50 AM  

I don't know about the origins of fark (I joined late in the game), but it seems now that one has to still be in high school to sign up for an account (it may not have always been this way). That or be a youth looking for boobies (which isn't even a good reason to view the fark. Last time I checked--for research, but of course--there was no shortage of pr0n on the internet. There was stuff that I couldn't imagine. From beastiality to old people sex (imagine that, two old people all jacked up on Viagra having sex. Now just try to get that picture out of your head... You know, the mental image of old people having sex...) to drawing porn (people getting off to cartoons, not Bugs Bunny or Petuna Pig though) to somethings better left unreferenced.)


T'other night the Dirk Benedict episode of Graham Norton was on the BBCa. Not the I watch Graham or find it hilarious, which I don't. But he was.
2003-08-22 09:40:01 AM  
theflyingdutchman: Sir, you seem well educated & knowledgable. Please explain to me the concept of a 'Fark Party'. Why would any normal human go to one, esp travel to get to one.
2003-08-22 09:43:10 AM  
Some people are very quick to diss Wil.. but I haven't really ever seen a decent reason as to why they feel this way. Forgetting the fact that he was on Star Trek which many of you may hate.. (And I'm sure that it's Wil's fault that he had crap line written for him) what other reason do you have to call him a "lame-o"? (good one btw sockmonkeyhead)
2003-08-22 09:47:21 AM  
I'm just glad they freed him from the gulag...
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2003-08-22 09:52:52 AM  
There's a really interesting new writer named Wil Wheaton whose book is getting some great reviews. I wonder if their related?
2003-08-22 09:55:49 AM  
WTG, Wil. Wil's one of the only guest hosts who looks comfortable and doesn't read off cue cards.

Just remember:

There's no place like
2003-08-22 10:07:30 AM  
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Ohhhhh.... I get it.
2003-08-22 11:21:02 AM  
Morgan Webb is not particularly attractive.

She's not hideous or anything, but if I saw her on the street I wouldn't even look twice.

That's all I've got to say about that.
2003-08-22 11:24:28 AM  
I caught Uncle Willie when he was doing the book reading/signing at Powell's in Beaverton this month. I normally don't indulge in such 'drooling fanboy' type activities, but I have really enjoyed his writing and his website and wanted to see him in person.

My wife and I entered the bookstore, and started looking for the big event. The Powell's stores tend to be a bit labyrinthine, and so we wandered for a while. We turned a corner, and were suddenly among a huge crowd of pasty, overweight folks, most wearing glasses, most of the men with facial hair. Lots of overstretched T-shirts and raggy shorts.

I turned to my wife and said "Look, I am among my people" Sad to say, we fit right in.

Wil arrived, and was very entertaining. He wore "the shirt", he cracked jokes, he read from his book. A fine time was had by all. We ended up standing in line to get a couple of books signed.

So, what could possibly motivate a somewhat misanthropic recluse such as myself to actually stand in line to meet the former TV'sWilWheaton?

He's a nice guy. He has an entertaining 'voice', and he writes from his heart. Hey, I'm in my 30's, I got two kids, I work on my marriage, I used to play Car Wars, and I changed careers about 10 years ago in a big way. The guy speaks directly to me. I happen to think he deserves the success and attention he is getting right now with "Dancing Barefoot", and am hoping that "Just a Geek" is even more successful.

What I don't understand is, if you hate Wil and everything he stands for so much, why would you even waste the energy to post a comment? Strange use of karma....
2003-08-22 11:28:49 AM  
@ Toughnuttocrack

They are one and the same person! And I was not able to get the book "Dancing Barefoot" (Hey Wil I am pimpin here for you) through Amazon in Germany because they are Teh scKzoRz!
2003-08-22 11:43:11 AM  
Ever get the feeling that Mark-Paul Gosselaar stole Dirk Benedict's Faceman act for Zack Morris?

I didn't think Wesley Crusher was THAT bad early on, but it didn't take much to look multi-faceted on those gawd-awful early Trek episodes. By season three it becomes evident that they needed to stick Wesley inside a photon torpedo casing and throw him at the Romulans.
2003-08-22 11:47:11 AM  
2003-08-22 11:50:21 AM  
I don't hate Wil, I hate Wesley.
2003-08-22 12:06:43 PM  


Was Wil in any of the movies that were made? (Star Trek)

Stand By Me rocks!!! I have to give props to a kid (11,12?) to stick his hand down his tighty whities and pull out a leech, whilst his hand covered with testicle blood.
wil [TotalFark]
2003-08-22 12:12:53 PM  
Woah! This is the most densely-concentrated thread-o-hate in AGES.

It's good to be home.
2003-08-22 12:21:54 PM  
2003-08-22 12:33:09 PM  
good luck on the show today wil.

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