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December 18, 2003

Last night: Bill Whittle Live!

I had been looking forward to meeting Bill, of Eject! Eject! Eject!, who is by far the best writer I have ever met. (And I knew Frank Herbert [it was a friend-of-a-friend thing.] Bill is better, word for word.)

Bill couldn't stay as long as we'd hoped. A work-related emergency (more in the nature of a disaster) hove into view, and he had to cut short -- but the 9 of us (if I may be so bold as to speak for the rest of the folks there) had a great time talking about War, Celebrity, Courage, and the rest of Bill's work. It was pretty neat to be able to give him feedback directly, and to offer my paltry thoughts and suggestions.

It wasn't one man talking - it was a group, thinking out loud (though admittedly, most of us were listening far more than talking)... and I certainly didn't stop thinking when I left for the drive home.

Here's the gang:


Bill is, of course, the fellow on the right.

I'm the tall dopey-looking guy with the beard.

The perfectly rational-looking fellow front-row-center is Scott. I say rational looking, because he admitted to being one of my few regular readers - so there must be something wrong with him.


Posted by Russ at 01:17 AM, December 18, 2003 in Bloggery

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Hard to believe how a group of bloggers could be so darn good lookin'! That photo wasn't retouched, was it? I'm a little jealous, but maybe someday the North State Bloggers will get together and join in the ritual pulling off of tastefully prepared meat from a deliciously roasted porker. Who knows, I may even go myself.

Posted by: MarcV at December 18, 2003 01:20 PM

Hey - didn't I see that face on "America's Most Wanted" a few weeks ago? (And I don't mean 'most wanted' in a good way...)

I'll join in the opinion that it was a great time. I consider it a treat to have been able to contribute (in whatever meager way I might convince myself that I did) to Bill's creative process. I look forward to getting to experience the final product soon.

Rational? I'm not sure anyone has ever accused me of that trait. As soon as I look it up, I'm sure I'll have a suitably indignant response for you.

Posted by: Scott at December 18, 2003 02:53 PM

I guess I'm rational looking too because I read you all the time Russ!! What's wrong with me?????

Posted by: Matt at December 19, 2003 11:59 AM

I'm here regularly as well, and I am only moderatly twisted.

Posted by: Jim - Parkway Rest Stop at December 20, 2003 01:19 AM