March 30, 2004

***SPOFI LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEW #15*** billsaysthis: "there was mention of moi at one point but i am too modest to use capital letters in making this assertion." Interview #15! It's been four months since my last interview ... wha, that sounds like a confessional. Iím just happy to be back. Let's get on with it, shall we? Jersey boy, billy boy, billsaysthis!

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posted by worldcup2002 to navel gazing at 04:24 PM - 103 comments

Q1. bill, what's up with that nickname?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:27 PM on March 30, 2004

Good grief. It looks like I have outdone myself. Another stealth interview that the interviewee didn't know about. Except that this time, even the peanut gallery doesn't show up. Where is everybody?

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:38 PM on March 30, 2004

I'm here! But it seems that SpoFi itself has been rather barren recently. It's like everyone tuckered themselves out over Todd Bertuzzi.

posted by grum@work at 07:40 PM on March 30, 2004

shall we commence the Ralph Wiggumisms in the meantime, my lord?

posted by jerseygirl at 07:51 PM on March 30, 2004

Everybody's hugging!

posted by Jugwine at 08:25 PM on March 30, 2004

No, no, jgirl no Wigginisms!!!!!! Please, give me a break, after three years I finally have a job and so weekdays no more clicking into the site every other hour. Anyway, to answer, it is a result of my sense of humor when I was looking for a URL a few years ago. was taken (though it came free last year and I grabbed it then), so I tried to think of something memorable that would go well with a blog and, given the enormity of my self-esteem, it had to have Bill in it somewhere.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:28 PM on March 30, 2004

nice, quick response, bill. It took the wife and I something like 57 comments to notice we were being interviewed.

posted by msacheson at 11:02 PM on March 30, 2004

Happens to the best of us, msacheson.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:48 AM on March 31, 2004

Impeccable timing. The second bill gets a job, wc2002 decides to interview him. What are the chances of that happening? [/harry hill mode]

posted by squealy at 05:44 AM on March 31, 2004

Thanks for the link, billsaysthis, now I have a new number to drunk dial Saturday morning before Fox Sports World airs the Arsenal/ManU tie ;)

posted by scully at 09:21 AM on March 31, 2004

i like bill's movie pages.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:38 AM on March 31, 2004

terrapin, no problem, I will make sure to forward the phone to Don Rickle's house so he can give you a verbal asskicking for me.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:01 AM on March 31, 2004

"terrapin, you hockeypuck!" ;)

posted by scully at 10:49 AM on March 31, 2004

squealy: Impeccable timing. The second bill gets a job, wc2002 decides to interview him. What are the chances of that happening? The chances are 100%. I know bill. I've eaten barbecue chicken at his house and marveled at his Tivo. And I;ve known about the job for weeks now. I figured that our being in the same timezone (plus bill's never being at a loss for opinions - heh) would help the interview go smoothly. And so it goes.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:32 PM on March 31, 2004

2. bill, how and when did you find out about SpoFi? What made you join? What keeps you coming back?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:34 PM on March 31, 2004

SpoFi was mentioned many times on MeFi and after having my head pounded with it enough times I came by for a look. Never left, never leaving. You all are way too much fun and who else can I argue over 'real' football with? Plus make all the snarky comments without retribution? BTW, Wednesday is my day off--the new gig is part-time for now--and I'm watching the US beating Poland 1-0 as half time is about a minute or so away. DaMarcus had a beautiful 5 hole goal off a feed from Josh Wolff which Jerzy Dudek had no way to block. Hope JZ makes a better show at the weekend for LFC!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:24 PM on March 31, 2004

WTF is a "5 hole goal"?

posted by squealy at 03:36 PM on March 31, 2004

squealy: a goal between the legs (though I didn't know they used that term in soccer/football....I thought it was from hockey)

posted by smithers at 03:38 PM on March 31, 2004

OK, for future reference: between the legs is the five hole? "I got to second base and figured 'what the hell' and went straight for the 5 hole goal."

posted by dusted at 03:42 PM on March 31, 2004

I guess "nutmeg" would have been more appropriate for soccer (football!), but that tends to refer to a slick dribbling move, rather than a shot on goal. But maybe we just say he "shot it right between the keeper's legs" and leave it at that, OK? It's just getting too hot and heavy in here. But seriously, folks ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:04 PM on March 31, 2004

Q3. So congrats on your new job. Tell us a little more about it. How does it feel to be back at work?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:06 PM on March 31, 2004

I did carry the 5 hole thing over from hockey, seemed appropriate in our 'if this is Wednesday, it must be soccer' kind of group. A little BASEketball-ish, eh? Work. Damn, to be honest I'd just as soon not have had to go back. Actually feels good at times and annoyingly in the way at others. I am the new product manager at Intransa. We make really big storage systems, so, for instance, if you wanted to put an MP3 of every song released on any commercial label anywhere in the world every on one drive, you could probably use our stuff. But mainly companies use it for mission important (rather than mission critical) data stores like the Exchange database or near-line backups. We're small but growing (and hiring, so let me know) and the place seems to have a good number of smart people beside me. I've never worked in storage before but that didn't stop my boss from hiring me. I think my willingness to come on for half-time at first was a key factor in his decision but I have been assured so far, so good and, by the way, can I work more hours starting next week. I said sure but no Wednesdays at least until May. Thanks for your kind words, WC, now back to trashing me, eh?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:16 PM on March 31, 2004

So can I hook up one of these mondo drives to my Mac?

posted by dusted at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2004

yeah, dusted wants to download more "5-hole" mpegs to his computer....

posted by smithers at 10:31 PM on March 31, 2004

Sorry dusted, if you asked about Windows, Linux or Solaris the answer would be yes but there is no iSCSI initiator for OS X and apparently Apple is not going to write one any time soon. Maybe, if you're a programmer, you can port the one that runs on Linux? I'm sure my bosses would be happy (though not give you money happy) and maybe Apple would be too, though that's harder to be sure of.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:32 PM on March 31, 2004

Did I mention that the list price of the smallest configuration is almost $60,000? American dollars. But you could store a lot of five hole pics on it for sure, that's about two terabytes of disk.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 PM on March 31, 2004

Is this something I'd need to own a computer to know about?

posted by dfleming at 10:36 PM on March 31, 2004

No dfleming, not at all, because I'm explaining it here. Of course your posting does imply access to a computer...

posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 PM on March 31, 2004

Dammit man, that's not good news. My hard drive is overflowing with those 5 holers.

posted by dusted at 10:48 PM on March 31, 2004

We're small but growing (and hiring, so let me know) and the place seems to have a good number of smart people beside me. Bill: I'm unemployed, and I really need a job. Although I don't know a lot about computers, I could probably help around the office somehow. I could maybe lift stuff or something. You ever notice how there's all these old people in offices? They always need help to lift their stuff, right? I mean, as long as it's not that heavy kind of stuff. 'Cause that heavy stuff's hard to lift. If not, I could probably file or something though. I mean, as long as you're not going to be a dick about the alphabet and all. "Alphabet." Man, I hate that song. A-B-C-D-whatever, dude. Anyway, keep me in mind if anything comes up.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:55 AM on April 01, 2004

Q4. OK, let's _not_ talk about work. What about play? What do you do for fun?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:02 AM on April 01, 2004

are you direct competitors with Fast-T? We've got one and it seems to suck out 20% of available space (after RAID too) for it's "accounting" purposes.

posted by BigCalm at 06:22 AM on April 01, 2004

Sammy, I'll keep my eyes peeled but we probably wouldn't be able to offer relocation assistance for such a position anyway. BC, I have no idea but when I've asked about this topic that company does not get mentioned. Fun? You mean surfing the web and watching TV aren't enough to fill a life? LOL, ROFL but I have not played an organized or even pick up game of any sport since being forced to do so in high school. I was doing some bike riding until certain issues got in the way but I do work out at the gym 3-4 times a week. Watching sports on TV is pretty high up there, though. What else can I say in answering this question and still keep within the bounds of the proposed FCC guidelines?

posted by billsaysthis at 09:13 AM on April 01, 2004

More fun: I get a lot of kick out of writing the stuff for my website and making snarky comments here and in other forums. I do not, and will not, own a game console.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:53 AM on April 01, 2004

Q5. What about food? How's the diet going? What is it exactly? How long have you been on it? How has it changed your life?

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:58 AM on April 01, 2004

I do not, and will not, own a game console. i weep for you.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:19 AM on April 01, 2004

I weep for the poor folks at Sony and Microsoft who are just barely scraping by due to this principled stand. Shout it from the rooftops, the mountaintops, from on high: This man cannot be bought, you peddlers of fun!

posted by yerfatma at 10:30 AM on April 01, 2004

I have lost just about 60 pounds now on the Atkins Plan, plus the aforementioned gym time. Been on it for 19 months today and am more than happy to stay on forever. The food we eat is fine with me and, in general, satisfies my taste needs especially now that major food companies are starting to produce low carb products (ie, JIF, Ragu, Ben & Jerry's). Some people claim that all the meat/protein will mess with one's cholesterol but I was just tested (again) and came in fine, on track to extremely healthy when I lose the remaining 30 pounds or so. Has it changed my life? Well, no more Hawaiian King bread makes Bill Sad but if I want to be healthy instead of decrepit later on, losing the extra 90-100 pounds is a must. JG, when they stopped making real pinball machines, I lost interest. Just don't have the hand-eye coordination or the bloodlust today's games require. I played Doom or Quake II, I forget which, at my buddy's place a few times but it just made me ill to do all that killing and I would rather watch sports than pretend to play them.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on April 01, 2004

yerfatma, I can be bought. Easy. Just not with video games. Stock in either company, and lots of it, would go a lot farther to win my affection.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on April 01, 2004

After I beat Tetris, I too lost interest in video games. Gotta agree with you bill, pinball is the best. You can't tilt a video game console.

posted by rocketman at 10:46 AM on April 01, 2004

I had a great pinball machine in the basement as a teen. We disabled the tilt control and just beat it to death.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:04 AM on April 01, 2004

I've got a friend that has both Atlantis and Goldstrike! by Gottlieb. Good times.

posted by rocketman at 11:35 AM on April 01, 2004

You can't tilt a video game console. See, you never had one of those PS1's who would slowly die by having to be on an tilt in order to play the game correctly. That, in itself, was a challenge. The games weren't so cool. NES 4ever.

posted by dfleming at 12:59 PM on April 01, 2004

Q6. Tell us more about this pinball thing. Which game did you have in your basement? What is your favorite pinball game? Why? How come you don't have one in your house today? Do you still get the pinball jones, and, if so, where do you go to play?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:43 PM on April 01, 2004

He ain't got no distractions Can't hear those buzzers and bells, Don't see no lights a flashin' Plays by sense of smell. Always gets a replay, Never seen him fall, That deaf dumb and blind kid Sure plays a mean pin ball. Just sayin'...

posted by dusted at 03:43 PM on April 01, 2004

yay The Who!

posted by jerseygirl at 04:25 PM on April 01, 2004

dusted, check! WC, you have to be kidding. That was before college! Give me another Q6.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:06 PM on April 01, 2004

ooh. a Do Over has been called.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:07 PM on April 01, 2004

he's a saucy one, that billsaysthis....

posted by smithers at 08:30 PM on April 01, 2004

ooh. a Do Over has been called. It reminds me of "A Christmas Story". Flick: Are you kidding? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole? That's dumb! Schwartz: That's 'cause you know it'll stick! Flick: You're full of it! Schwartz: Oh yeah? Flick: Yeah! Schwartz: Well I double-DOG-dare ya! Narrator: NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a "triple dare ya"? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare. Schwartz: I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya! Narrator: Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!

posted by justgary at 10:02 PM on April 01, 2004

*twirls his well-waxed mustache and grins*

posted by billsaysthis at 10:02 PM on April 01, 2004

(do over) Q6. OK, keeping on the topic of your Atkins Diet. Check this out. Does the Atkins Diet really cause incontinence? (via boingboing) . Well, I had to ask. See what happens when you ask for a do-over?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:19 PM on April 01, 2004

right in the 5-hole

posted by smithers at 11:24 PM on April 01, 2004

Ha ha! Much better! Actually, the diet doesn't have this effect on me or my wife (who's also on it) though I know people who've had problems if they eat too much of any candy sweetened with Maltitol. The worst for me is some occasional gas, though I think my wife would say it's a lot worse for her ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:32 PM on April 01, 2004

Q7. Now, on to less, erm, crappy questions. Since you're more into watching sports than playing, tell us what sports you watch? How would you rank them? And what particular sports shows/media do you watch, listen to, read, surf?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:55 PM on April 01, 2004

I bet ya bill is a huge baseball fan. Just can't get enough. Call it a hunch.

posted by justgary at 01:09 AM on April 02, 2004

Gary, good thing I left my tea over on the table because I would have ruined my laptop reading your comment! Oy! Sports: NFL EPL MLS NHL (I also like listening to the Sharks games on radio if in the car while they're happening) AFL - Aussie rules football NBA/NCAA men's basketball (playoffs/tourney only) The first three are in pretty close proximity and soccer's gaining all the time. BBall seems to be falling off the edge, barely watched this year's tourney at all. I only watch SportsCenter when at the gym, which means subtitle reading and no other highlight/news shows though I've been thinking about the FSW EPL Review and Preview shows. SportsFilter is my #1 website, then and occasionally the Singapore Times Footy page. For some reason the BBC Sports will not give me the soccer or EPL only RSS feeds, so screw'em. ESPN in a pinch.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:22 AM on April 02, 2004

Q8. Tell us about your site. What do you write about? Why do you write about it? Who is the site's audience? Why should anyone read it?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:12 AM on April 02, 2004

Thanks, WC, that worke when the link on the BBC web page did not.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:23 AM on April 02, 2004

My site is mainly the blog plus a few other things that interested me, like Springsteen, upcoming movie news and my poetry. Also my wife's blog is hosted there though we do own a domain name for her if the decision is made to do that but for now she isn't interested. I write it because I enjoy writing and this is a good outlet for that itch. It also gave me something to do and a sense of accomplishment for the three+ years I didn't work, as I started it a few weeks after leaving Sun. Most of what I write about are things that I see in life and strike me as worth remembering or commenting on. So movies, sports, TV, politics, business and technology. And the occasional personal stuff and shoutouts to friend's blogs. So I guess another part of why is that it feeds my ego to put opinions out there for the world to see and be amazed by. No one should read it, other than my wife and parents but some people apparently do and I hope people find it of some value, preferably entertaining. Grum even made a nice colorful blogsticker though I'm not sure how to best use it yet. If any of you have personal sites and would like a link, BTW, just let me know.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on April 02, 2004

Q9. What's up with you and Springsteen? Why does he interest you so? And, yeah, go ahead and talk about Jersey: Which exit? Do you know jerseygirl? Have you seen Jersey Girl?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:15 PM on April 02, 2004

(saw the movie last night. it was very good. i cried.) Ok, back to the interview.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:22 PM on April 02, 2004

Did you cry because of the story or because of Ben Affleck's acting?

posted by dusted at 01:12 PM on April 02, 2004

story. he was really good in it. and i thought i was going to hate him (and the small amount of j.lo in it) too. they were virtually enjoyable together in the movie. kevin smith did a great job.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:16 PM on April 02, 2004

kevin smith did a great job. I find this extremely hard to believe.

posted by rocketman at 02:02 PM on April 02, 2004

Why are we whispering?

posted by dusted at 02:31 PM on April 02, 2004

because we're derailing the thread and being quiet until Bill comes back from his fabo job. not a kevin smith fan, huh rocketman?

posted by jerseygirl at 02:36 PM on April 02, 2004

kevin smith's stuff (for the most part) is pretty good, when he actually has something to say (smith fans should recognize the quote in italics). what I want to know is: is anyone going to see Before Sunset? ethan hawke is a blowhard, but linklater is a genius. which reminds me, what do you think of the prospects of A Scanner Darkly flick? like I said linklater is a genius but if he's attached, will he be smart enough to employ charlie kaufman? Warning: PDF file.

posted by lilnemo at 03:22 PM on April 02, 2004

Mallrats was okay. Outside of that, I don't understand what people see in his movies. He couldn't direct his way out of a gym sock.

posted by rocketman at 03:53 PM on April 02, 2004

its not for everyone. you either like it or don't. this movie, however, was vastly different than any of his previous films. i need to see before sunrise, nemo. i didnt realize they were making a sequel.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:03 PM on April 02, 2004

is jerseygirl (the movie) comparable to chasing amy (in scope if not subject matter)? before sunrise, is an acquired taste (read:talking head movie). the script is clean and unpretentious (unlike hawke), the pace of the film really moves (which is interesting for a love story). and the performances by hawke and delpy feel natural (strange considering I don't like the majority of their other work). having said that, its not for everybody. if you like before sunrise, you've got to see night on earth. jim jarmusch (also a genius) is mentioned as the filmmaker who's style was simplistic enough to convince kevin smith that he could make movies (referenced from spike,mike,slackers & dykes - an interesting read about "independent cinema" from 1984-1994, if you've got the time. I'm about to read the follow-up). rocketman - although smith has problems with moving the camera, he definitely knows how to tell a story.

posted by lilnemo at 04:27 PM on April 02, 2004

Just for the record, since this is my interview LOL, I am a big Kevin Smith fan though have not yet seen the new movie. The thought of JLo in it is almost, but not quite, enough to deter me. Also, our Jersey Girl is from Boston and sadly we've never met, or I would post her photo for you WC. Springsteen, man, now we are talking! He has been my musical god for almost 30 years now, ever since Mike Appel snuck an early version of (the song, not the album) Born to Run out of the studio and gave it to a few friendly radio stations (WNEW, WMMR, one down in Philly...). I heard those blasting guitars, the diving drums and bass underneath and it was all over. When I heard the rest of the album--bought at the Sam Goody's in the mall across the street on the first day it was there--I thought it was so good it didn't come off the turntable for three months. Literally. The next few years were a bit lean due to his legal troubles though I was entranced by his shows broadcast on radio from the Bottom Line and one of the clubs on Sunset Strip whose name escapes me and then Darkness at the Edge of Town arrived. OMG! For me it was even better than BTR, darker, meatier, lyrics more direct and apocalyptic. Was there anything else released in '78/'79? I could barely tell you. By The River I was at USC and annoying the record store clerk every day after the poster went up until the album came in. Wonderful, amazing, and TWO DISCS! Talk about going net. Then he and the E Streeters made a six night stand at the LA Arena, across campus from me, and I was there three of them. The next year they put on five more shows, including the infamous Halloween event, which I missed dammit, but I was there twice more. Is this enough explanation or do you want more? Exit 145, I guess, since you had to take 280 up a few miles to get to my town. Later on I lived sort of near exit 142. Now I live in Cali which does not seem to understand that highway exits require numbers.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:54 PM on April 02, 2004

I'd rather see Hellboy.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:58 PM on April 02, 2004

Oh, erm, you're back! OK. Yes. Well.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:02 PM on April 02, 2004

Q10. Care to end with a love story? How is married life? You are newly married, no? How did you meet? How did you fall in love? How did you propose? How was the wedding? [Note: Don't answer if it's too personal. I'm just trying to make jerseygirl cry. Again.] Also, make sure you let me know who to interview next. I want to keep this momentum going. Maybe a fork and lilnemo doubleheader?

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:07 PM on April 02, 2004

..dare I get my hopes up?...

posted by lilnemo at 07:10 PM on April 02, 2004

pssst, bill. Choose lilnemo. Otherwise it'll look real weird when I interview him next. Hah!

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:18 PM on April 02, 2004


oops, did I say that out loud?

posted by lilnemo at 07:20 PM on April 02, 2004

hey billy, maybe you could help me with my hypothesis on the correlation of where people grew up jersey and how they refer to a certain beloved breakfast meat. do you call it taylor ham or pork roll?

posted by goddam at 07:30 PM on April 02, 2004

Married life is great, why else would I do it three times? Seriously, you've met my wife, you know how great she is--I'm extremely happy with her and plan on remaining so for many, many years. Our first anniverary is coming up on May 10, you do the math. We met in the MSN SF chat room back in Sep., 2001, probably a few days before 9/11. Let me tell you, the chat room was something else that day! We had our first date the night before Halloween (dinner at Cha Cha Cha's in the Haight, a walk in the drizzle and the Peanuts Halloween special at a buddy's movie night, then decided we were in love for Valentine's Day (more or less), she moved in here end of August and the wedding was last May. You might chuckle about us meeting online, though I guess that's more and more common since Vivian and I met, but we are one of about six or seven couples to either get married or live together from the group of regulars from the SF room at that time and many of us still hang together online or at the occasional party. Let's just say its more frequent than some regional MeFi meetup ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 07:30 PM on April 02, 2004

And since I like being difficult, make lilnemo wait--I vote you go Old Skool and interview RCADE!

posted by billsaysthis at 07:31 PM on April 02, 2004

goddam, you'd have to ask someone who didn't grow up in a Jewish home, I think, because even though we aren't/weren't kosher, we also never ate whatever that is with the two names. I still haven't, AFAIK.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:33 PM on April 02, 2004

ooch, it stings us. piss. beer. again.

posted by lilnemo at 07:35 PM on April 02, 2004

It's a pork roll in Philly.

posted by mbd1 at 07:52 PM on April 02, 2004

that's what my piney friends in south jersey call it too. from central jersey on up it's taylor ham.

posted by goddam at 08:03 PM on April 02, 2004

Good interview bill! what's a taylor log or pork ham or whatever in sam's hell are you talking about? Don't make me get all Boston on you with frappes and jimmies. Just for the record, since this is my interview LOL, I am a big Kevin Smith fan though have not yet seen the new movie. The thought of JLo in it is almost, but not quite, enough to deter me. no really, she isnt in it much and she's not horrible in it at all. I saw Gigli my friends and this was no Gigli. Although, if you are ever drunk and/or bored, and Gigli is on cable, you may want to watch it for comedic value and the quotables. It's an exercise in bad acting/screenwriting theater. Gobble gobble. Also, our Jersey Girl is from Boston and sadly we've never met, or I would post her photo for you WC of course i don't know this bill guy! he hates baseball for chrissakes! ;)

posted by jerseygirl at 08:11 PM on April 02, 2004

taylor ham is a salted cured pork product that is a popular breakfast meat in the state's many diners. taylor ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll is one of more popular ways to consume it.

posted by goddam at 08:29 PM on April 02, 2004

Doesn't McDonald's have a version of this on the breakfast menu?

posted by billsaysthis at 08:34 PM on April 02, 2004

And since I like being difficult, make lilnemo wait--I vote you go Old Skool and interview RCADE! I've been begging for that shit for a long, long time.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 PM on April 02, 2004

Ufez, you've been begging to treat lilnemo like a dog?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 PM on April 02, 2004

I vote you go Old Skool and interview RCADE! It'll be like interviewing Dad.

posted by dusted at 11:55 PM on April 02, 2004

Hey, my dad is cool guy who would make a great interview as long as the topic is not sports.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:01 AM on April 03, 2004

Goddam: taylor ham sounds quite a bit like country ham down here in North Carolina. It's a disgusting salt lick and my old lady can't get enough of it. I guess it ain't a trip to Bojangles without ordering a country ham biscuit.

posted by NoMich at 12:28 AM on April 03, 2004

Bill, I met my wife online too ... way back in 1997.

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:50 AM on April 03, 2004

jason, I salute your pioneer spirit!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:21 AM on April 03, 2004

I met my wife online in the 90's, too. She said, "I thought you were at work, you bastard!" Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. No, seriously, it was nothing like that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:03 AM on April 03, 2004

Since rcade hasn't turned up in this interview, I'm going to go with lilnemo. I want to minimize my recent tendency toward stealth interviews. I will, however, put up a little ad calling for rcade to make himself available. lilnemo, let's go!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:05 AM on April 03, 2004

And thanks, Bill, for helping me to get back in the interview mode.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:37 PM on April 03, 2004

I'd just like to say this is the 100th post of this interview.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:38 PM on April 04, 2004


posted by jerseygirl at 08:55 PM on April 04, 2004

no, no, jgirl ... it's WORD ... /Cameo

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:40 AM on April 05, 2004

you bastard! now i am going to be singing that all day long.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:40 AM on April 05, 2004

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