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    • It is better to turn on a light than to curse the darkness, but they're not mutually exclusive, so, fie on thee, darkness. BulbgraphOnOff.gif
    • My favorite quote was uttered by Norm on the TV show Cheers: "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear."
    • Callipygian is my favorite word (who thinks up these things?). Other fun words: mattoid, pleonasm.
    • Most beloved movie of all time? Casablanca, hands down.

    With the coming of the Internet, many eyes turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of Wikipedia. became the great embarkation point. But, not everybody could get to it with a high-speed connection, and so a tortuous, roundabout trail sprang up, by dial-up. Here, the fortunate ones through money, or influence, or luck, might break their addiction and scurry back to the Real World. But the others edit in Wikipedia... and edit... and edit... and edit.

    • My lifelong ambition is to be accepted into Densa. No luck so far...
    • I do not suffer from Witzelsucht, though it may appear at times that I do, for example here and here (the space elevator is sometimes nicknamed the "beanstalk").
    • The person I admire the most is Raoul Wallenberg. His deeds speak for themselves.
    • For Star Trek and specifically Worf fans: Today is a good day to edit.
    • Philosophically, I'm a "minist" ("minimalist" has too many letters). Also a deletionist.
      • If I had written some of Shakespeare's plays in seven words, they'd have read like this:
        • False friend incites jealous husband to Moor-der.
        • To D (Dithering Dane debates, defeats dead dad's deposers) or not to D (Dithering Danish prince avenges his father's murder), that is the question.
        • Scottish thane falls victim to "witch"ful thinking.
    • Oldest number one hit song: "In the Good Old Sumer Time"?
    • I once played a Pokerstars one-table freeroll tournament with Chris Moneymaker. In addition to the prize money, there was a bounty for knocking Moneymaker out. When we got to heads up, I ad-libbed, "Mr. Chris-tian, I want your bounty", but I don't think he got it.
    • Best spelling mistake I've run across in a while: "one dementional".
    • What is the moral of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? That you can have two-faced, fair-weather friends once they realize they need you? That Santa should be reported to the authorities for allowing a hostile work environment to fester? Ho, ho, huh?
    • People who should be posthumously given Darwin Awards:
    • The transgender version of Moby-Dick begins with "Call me Male-ish."
    • In traditional Chinese medicine, they use fecal matter from bats in many concoctions, so I can truthfully say those who believe in it are batshit crazy.
    • I am sorely tempted to create a separate account, User:AllHope, ... and then abandon it.
    • You make sixteen edits, what do you get? Another day older and deeper on The List.
    • There are now four kinds of people:
      • those who make things happen
      • those who watch things happen
      • those who ask, "What happened?"
      • those who claim, "It never happened."

    '*' - article creator


    My most edited article is Casablanca. I wasn't able to contribute as much material as I would have liked (1,000,000,000,000,000 other people got there first), but I have rewritten sizable portions of it to improve the style. Trivia: As of November 3, 2010, I have edited this article one more time (441) than the next three contributors combined.

    I wrote the first plot summary for Lawrence of Arabia. I'm also rather pleased with the synopsis of I Know Where I'm Going!


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