Hey, thanks for answering my questions. And especially thanks for burning half your timeslot answering my questions! Entertaining as always!
The groan question was actually genuine. You even replied to me on Monday [maybe a little guilty conscience though? ]. Reason: I caught myself doing it the other day. (context: an account I use has started getting way more mentions than I'm used to). Then I felt bad for doing it but thought it could be one of those Twitter rites of passage. So when I was watching yesterday's vid I thought, CRZ might know about this, I'll ask.
Given that this is the second time you've done the Big G means Stewart bit and that I'm incredibly self centered and needy, I can only assume you want brief parenthesis on how this came to be. If not, feel free to ignore the rest of the this post.
My actual name is Stewart Paton. My surname is often mispronounced as Patton. When I was 17 I joined the military (Australian Air Force). As watchers of things like Full Metal Jacket, etc. can attest, people often get tagged with a nickname early on by their drill instructor and those nicknames can often stick. Because of the mispronunciation I got tagged with the nickname "General". Fast forward about 6 years and some of my friends abbreviated that to Big G (I was a solid guy over 6" tall). I was using variations of that name for Internet registrations until about 2003. I no longer work in the Defence industry and now pretty much just use variations of my actual name in places like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. The more you know. Cheers
I went to the Dole Plantation in Hawaii so now I am a pineapple expert. They grow pineapples all over Hawaii, but they're native to South America and the Hawaiian word for pineapple means "foreign fruit."
Originally posted by dunkndollazCan we expect you to finish tonight's segment under a Green & White Checkered Flag ?
I have to say it's really nice how the weather is making sure that the running of the 500 isn't conflicting with me being at work far away from a television (so far). Now, as for the sacrifice of a night of live tweeting RAW...
Thanks to the NBC Nightly News, I now know that James Lileks did his own version: http://homepage.mac.com/ lileks/.Public/Yeagh.mp3 Kim went out on the found this one using Steve Howe, which I like even better: ftp://ftp.crz.