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Maybe y'all knew, but I just found out...

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Dec. 10th, 2006 | 03:46 pm
mood: optimistic

Billy's doing a lead voice for the Dominator X animation (just FYI, his voice is not in the trailer that I could hear). And MGM is going to distribute Billy's Flying Scotsman film in the US.

Heros - new cast member : Christopher Eccleston (according to buddytv.)

I'm rooting for New Line to screw up The Hobbit negotiations and the rights to revert to Saul Zaentz. That's because Zaentz's Fantasy Records is based in Berkeley, a mile down the street from me and across from a favorite lunch place... When I worked in that area, I'd see lots of musicians, but didn't recognize them because I'm pathetic at pop culture. *hopes for Pete and Fran and Philippa sightings*

(ETA: cellphones are supposed to be exempt from auto-dialers, which most of the telemarketers use. Still, might as well opt out whenever possible!) via almaviva: [In about a week], all (american) cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls for which you'll be charged. WTF. Anyway, the FCC's do not call registry number is 888-382-1222 or you can register at www.donotcall.gov.

When the Firefly fans convention was cancelled underneath them, they had an unconvention anyway. Many of the actors, including Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, showed up for autographs and pictures, and apparently there was a party held in a secret location. That's a Big Damn Hero Fandom! (Fan report from our own maitheas here; others here and here, pictures here and a really good article here)

And nawwwww, I'm in dorrie6's love meme (now closed to comments cos of the LJ limits). I assumed I wasn't there and it's nice to be wrong.

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amusing musing

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from: sandelwood
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
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What is Dominator X? I've never heard of it.

I'm rooting for New Line to fuck it up just knowing that it'll be handed to Pete on a platter, and I'll be happy to wait as long as it takes for him to be ready to make it.

I wonder if you have to sign up for that Do Not Call List every year, because I know I did it already last year, at the same website.

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almaviva

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from: almaviva
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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It keeps you registered for five years at whatever phone number you entered. So, you should be good but you can confirm your registration at that website, too.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
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The thing about the cellphones is the worst. Using up our minutes with sales spam. ARGH!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
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Got me on the Dominator thing.

The new phones thing is that we're all gonna get telemarketing on our cell phones -- we'll get to pay for minutes we're being harassed! What fun! So I'm adding my cell number to the Do Not Call registry...

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Saxony

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from: saxony
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
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Actually, I went to the do not call website, and they say the cell phone thing isn't really true. But I did register again to be on the safe side. :)

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What Phone Numbers Can I Register?

10. Can I register my cell phone on the National Do Not Call Registry?

Yes, you may place your personal cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry has accepted cell phone numbers since it opened for registrations in June 2003. There is no deadline to register a home or cell phone number on the Registry.

You may have received an email telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database; however, that is not the case. FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers don't call consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
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ooops! Still: if they can use humans, that's bad too. So I registered.

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almaviva

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from: almaviva
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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Oi. This is what happens when I don't automatically check snopes.com. The e-mail I had for the cell phone thing was from the Director of our office and shame on me for not checking simply because he has a ph'd. No, really, I feel bad because another women in our office had forwarded me something (that, to be honest, did not sound nearly as credible as this) and I sent her to snopes and asked that she not send me forwards anymore. I don't suppose I'll be doing that to him, though. Bleah. Anyway, here is from snopes. Good information.

So, not urgent but then not a bad idea to register either. Simply because telemarketers don't normally use cell phone numbers doesn't mean they wouldn't or won't if it's the number they have, especially for people like me who no longer have a land line. ...of course this could be my cynicism talking.

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
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oops!

Still, I'm getting calls from someone who keeps leaving me no context, no company number, etc. etc. and I'm pretty sure it's a scam. So any little thing that avoids this is good.

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blink back to let me know

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from: bunniewabbit
date: Dec. 11th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks for that link to maitheas' LJ. I hadn't heard any of that stuff about the con being cancelled or about the celebs showing up anyway. How awesome is that? Those guys are the coolest guys around.

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