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I'm an avid RPG player and comic book collector, so Silver Age Sentinels is my favorite game in the whole world to play. My gaming group stopped playing it, so I started writing a Twitter 'blog about my SAS character, Living Lightning, and his adventuring group, The Milwaukee Guard I also love Spycraft 2.0 It's scary how much it's just like doing Monte Carlo simulations of a Black Op, like an A-Team/Equalizer/Leverage/Burn Notice episode; I literally can't believe NSA hasn't classified it. I've loved Speed Racer my whole life, so I've wanted to be a Wheelman/Pilot since before I've been able to form permanent memories.

My favorite super-hero is Captain Marvel, Jr #YouDig? My favorite fictional character in the whole world is Kelly Robinson from "I Spy" (1965) (#HelloOutThereInRadioland) For a long time (~2000 - ~2012), Kato Hayashi (AKA The Green Hornet's Man), as portrayed by Bruce Lee in "The Green Hornet" (1966), was my favorite fictional character in the whole world.

I'm an avid football ("soccer") fan. My favorite sports team is Arsenal. My favorite player in the whole world is Thierry Henry. I am getting into footgolf. It is governed by FIFG. The only (public?) footgolf course in Milwaukee Country is at Zablock Park.

I've studied several martial arts. Most recently, I studied Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho. Mike Mack operates the only dojo for this martial art of which I'm aware in Milwaukee. It is the only Japanese traditional martial art (TMA) that has ever been taught to the US military, and it's only taught there to Special Forces. I want to study Hontai Hakkei Ryu Aikijujutsu, but there's only one dojo of which I'm aware in the US, and it's in PA (It used to be in MA).

This is my favorite matrial arts technique in the whole world: "The fight's over, son." Rokushaku bos are as non-deadly or as deadly as you want them to be; they're never more deadly than you want them to be. Bojutsu is a great martial art.

This is another great bojutusu video (although it's technically HEMA not aiki).. I'll take a solid (not hollow) graphite-laced-with-graphene competition bo staff over a katana any day of the week (and twice on Sunday, as the idiom goes). #ByRidersLance! #ByRollandsBo! #TheDArtagnanOfTheBo  #AllMyLifeAllIEverWantedToBeWasHim #AllMyLifeAllIEverWantedToBeWasHim #TheIsaoMachiiOfTheBo

This is yet another great bojutsu video. (They're competition bos, but I bet they're aluminum and hollow.)

Michelle C. Smith is one of the greatest bojutsu masters in the world. (I haven't decided which of her videos to highlight yet.)

For those who say Take-Sensei (Steven Seagal) isn't legit. (He should do another video and/or edit this one wherein he lights the match, so haters won't hate. #TooHonestForHisOwnGood "Take that pebble from his hand!" #YouLightTheMatch #SilverDollar)

I adore hustlers in all their forms (#NoGoshNoNo). I would love, on some level, to be an 8x8x8 Strato Chess hustler at Washington Square in NYC IRL (#NoGoshNoNo #NoGoshNoNo #NoGoshNoNo). I'd love to be a pilot-hustler in an action-adventure group like James "Howlin' Mad" Murdock on "The A-Team" in my fantasy life ("Did you see how he turned the helicopter?!") ("'One step ahead of the game' isn't a plan, kid: [15-20] steps ahead -- beating your opponents's move [5 moves from now before HE knows what move he's going to make 5 moves from now] -- that's a plan. [...] And I LOVE it when a plan comes together!" #IMovedAPawnYeah "Excuse me, I just hit my golf ball through your window; do you mind if I just - play right through?" #PlayRightThrough #PlayRightThrough #PlayRightThrough #PlayRightThrough). I've always thought of Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott as hustlers on some level. Before I knew what "I Spy" was, I had a Twitter 'blog about a football hustler of sorts (really, a then-MLS player) named Easy Worthy, with actor-in-concert Alex Sanders (TFC's all-star goalkeeper)

On December 4th, 1975, my best friend's dad murdered my best friend's mon on a neighbor's front porch. It was the day their divorce was to become final. It is an event that shook my world to its core from which I still have never quite recovered. I had never even had a goldfish die up to that point in my life, so I didn't quite understand what people meant when they said, "Alice is dead." All I knew is I was woken up at what seemed like 4:00 AM CST, ushered into the basement, where there were all these uniformed police officer and investigators in their black trenchcoats (not tan trenchcoats like "Columbo"; black trenchcoats like "The X-Files") with their walkie-talkie squawking, told to say goodbye to Stevie Tooie - he hugged me, which he had never done before, for reasons I didn't understand at the time - and, then, to this day, I have never seen him again. If anyone know his or the twins (his older brothers, Jim and John) whereabouts, please tell me at your ealiest convenience

My Personal Math Gods (Amongst Men) Pantheon:
Pantheon Overlord
Sir Isaac Newton
Principia Mathematica
    Newton single-handedly dragged mankind (well, at least Western civilization) out of The Dark Ages, essentially invented STEM as we know it, and, should we eventually colonize every habitable planet to the limit of out light-cone from some event, he would be IMHO personally responsible for it..
Major God
Dr. Edward Witten
Super-M Theory
Major God
Dr. Francisco Bullo
Geometric Control Theory
Minor God
Dr. Steven Brunton
Control Engineering
Major God
Dr. Ralph Abraham
Global Analysis/Geometric Mechanics
Minor God Dr. Jerrold Marsden
Geometric Mechanics
Minor God Dr. Joel Robbin
Global Analysis
Major God
Dr. Thomas Farrell
Smooth Manifold Topology

My Personal Computer Gods Pantheon:
Ken Thompson
Linus Torvald
Linux (kernel)

Marc Ewing

Ian Murdock
Debian, DPKG, APT
Mark Shuttleworth Ubuntu

Seth Vidal, Michael Stenner

Matthew Paul Thomas
Ubuntu Software Center
William Jon McCann, Jakub Steiner, Allan Day
GNOME Software Center

Max Howell

Vincent Saluzzo
Rob Reynolds
Christiaan Baes
Chocolately GUI

"Graham had anticipated the question. A reason [not to use Ubuntu Linux on System76 hardware] would not occur readily to Dr. [Rolland]." - Red Dragon by Thomas Harris ("Play this story up big, Mike!" #Bazinga)

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